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Could ADU Condos Start City Trend? 


Evidenced by the increase of massive housing structures going up around town and the high demand in the real estate market, it is clear that Portland is undergoing a major housing shortage. Especially in desirable neighborhoods with high walkability ratings. David Todd‘s client, Eli Spevak, is a developer with an innovative method to provide new,... More


Helping Hands 


Our very own Cristen Lincoln appeared on 105.1 THE BUZZ to share the news about our 2015 Coat Drive with Impact NW. If you haven’t had a chance to give, it’s not too late! Come on out and donate new coats for adults, teens, and children until December 17th. You can drop coats off at... More


There goes the basement! 


Have you noticed the increasing amount of ADU’s in town? Curious about how to convert your own attic, basement, or separate building into a source of potential income? Living Room Realty is hosting a class to explain the in’s and out’s of converting a space into an ADU. Hosted by Kol Peterson, ADU expert and... More


Multnomah Village or Bust! 


Living Room Realty is opening a new office in Multnomah Village! That’s right, we are moving to the westside and couldn’t be happier about it. Our new office was featured in “The Southwest Community Connection.” Check out the full article here. Jenelle Isaacson, owner of Living Room Realty, shares “that [this] was the neighborhood that was... More


Job Perks at Living Room 


Living Room Realty was recently featured on Career Contessa, an online meeting place where women in business share their successes, their hiring needs and their lives. The article shares Contessa’s list of top businesses in Portland that offer great job perks. Read the full article here. “WHEN YOU’VE GOT GREAT FOOD, GREAT PEOPLE, GREAT TREES, AND GREAT... More


House Hunting 101 


Real estate agents wear multiple hats in their line of work. They are negotiators, advocates, counselors, guides, and most importantly they are educators. They have the opportunity and the duty to educate their clients on the current market. Often times, this means helping buyers keep their expectations in check so that they can find the... More



For the second year in a row, Living Room Realty is partnering with Impact NW to collect coats for children, adults, and seniors in need. Drop off a new coat to 1401 NE Alberta Street or 2625 SE 26th Avenue by December 11th to #sharewarmth in Portland. Last year Living Room Realty collected 60 coats... More


County, City at Odds Over Accessory Dwelling Units 


Sometimes county and city regulations don’t align and in some cases conflict in such a way that cost homeowners big. Living Room Realty agent James Peterson found a conflict when he built an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) on his property. His property taxes will almost double because of the addition and the county now considers... More


What Exactly Are Pocket Listings? 


Living Room agent, Cristen Lincoln recently shared her knowledge about what pocket listings are with the Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors (PMAR). For more real estate tips, visit PMAR’s Insider Tips page. What’s this I have in my pocket? Oh, it’s a house for sale! Essentially, that’s the concept behind a term you may be... More



With changes likely to occur within 12 months concerning the already complex subject of flood insurance on the Oregon coast, Living Room Broker Hans Tonjes compiled some information to help property owners to understand modifications to the National Flood Insurance Program. Interesting facts: Anyone can buy flood insurance, your property does not have to be... More