Blog posts about Buyers Agent

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My clients needed a duplex with a LARGE garage, turns out that is harder to come by than one would think.  We searched high and low and finally after 8+ months we found the perfect one!   OH AND THE PRICE?!?!!?  $310,000.00 will get you an oversized lot, two units each with a nice kitchen, private yard space, 2 baths, AND a HUGE garage.  the biggest I’ve seen!?!?!  Fits 4 RV’s!  Anyways, it was a pleasure to work with the Dewees family, happy trails my friends. Chandra Noble-Ashford cell 503.933.6538 licensed broker in Oregon 2625 SE 26th Avenue Portland, OR 97202 o. 503.719.5588 f. 503.961.8224   More

A Home of her Own 

5432 NE 54th

  Congratulations, Tiffany!  It was such a pleasure working with you.  I know you have some big plans for the new place – I look forward to seeing your finishing touches as you make your new house into your new home! I’ve been matching people and houses in Portland for over 20 years.  Let me help you meet your match! Greg Washington / Specializing in Portland’s close-in east side / 503.422.6299 More


As a native north westerner I file this report with a certain trepidation.  For years we have seen it happening so we know it to be true.  This is a great example of the migration of our neighbors to the south seeing what it is that we have in the NW and wanting some for themselves. There are many more details I am sure but here is the short story. David and Faith were living in San Fransisco above a Chinese restaurant paying sky high rent and feeling like they had missed the buss, that they may never be able to afford a home of there own in the Bay area.  So they pulled up stakes and moved to Portland.  Jobs were found and a rental home would suffice while looking for the dream home.  I swear to you no more than nine months later they got the keys to their own home here in Portland and to keep the California dream alive, no joke,... More

House + Sun + Tree 


If you asked a child to draw a picture of a house, they’d probably draw something very much like this one—including the shining sun (with smiley face) and towering tree. This house has a classic exterior. The inside is a little less classic for the neighborhood (in the best way) with its coveted 3 bedrooms and 2 baths on the second floor. Now mom and dad and the boys can all sleep on the same level—a top priority for these clients because their little boys are very serious about the business of being boys. They zip and jump and climb and then do it all over again. Now, the boys can zip and jump and climb their way to school and to the coffee shop and to the grocery store and to the pizza place and…well, you get the idea. Lance Marrs and Shanon Emerson + 503-701-5323 + 971-400-4042 Instagram: @realestateofbeing More

Dutch Colonial Revival 


Dutch Colonial Revival: So good they named it three times. This style was revived from homes designed and built by early Dutch settlers in the 17th- and 18th-century. This style is most easily recognized by the broad gambrel roof and flared, overhanging eaves. Original Dutch colonials are most prevelant in New York City, New Jersey, and Long Island. The revival, which was in full force by the early decades of the 20th century, was due in part to nostalgia, but mainly  to a shift in mood in the United States. People were moving away from what many considered Victorian excess, and moving toward the simpler styles of the country’s rural, colonial past. Portland examples of the Dutch Colonial Revival can be found in neighborhoods that were formed at the turn of the century, including Irvington, Alameda, and Laurelhurst. Which brings us to the darling Dutch Colonial Revival in Irvington that we helped our clients purchase. We know, in the hands of these skilled designers, this... More

Funhouse, Dancing, Amusements 


This sweet family of five (plus grandma) found a new home that fits them all. Not only does everyone have a little more elbow room, but the family will now be only a few steps from Council Crest Park. Council Crest is a special place. As many locals are aware, on a clear day you can see Mount Hood, Mount St. Helens, Mount Adams, Mount Jefferson, and Mount Rainier. What many Portlanders may not know is that once upon a time there was an amusement park at the top. Starting in 1907 and until 1929, residents could take the trolley to the top of the park to play games on the midway and ride a ferris wheel and roller coaster. Council Crest was advertised as “The Dreamland of the Northwest.” We agree, it’s dreamy up there. Lance Marrs and Shanon Emerson + 503-701-5323 + 971-400-4042 Instagram: @realestateofbeing More

There is a street. 

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Radhika and Paddy were so much fun to house hunt with-  we swooned together over well preserved original details features in vintage homes.  Being historians, they completely appreciated the details and features in vintage homes that had never been touched. We saw several that were so swoon-worthy that they considered making an offer right off the bat- but then after realizing they didn’t want to live on a busy street or too tiny of a house they kept looking.  And then a house on this street came on the market. In the heart of the Woodstock neighborhood and only a few blocks from Reed College, the street that said house sites on is a scrumptious block looks like the set of a movie set in the mid-1950′s.  The entire block is flanked by perfectly preserved, pristine, and modest mid-century homes. All are on extra large lots with backyards the size of most regular city lots. Like the street on which the house sits, the inside... More


Not this time. There’s much more to it than that, or there will be soon. My fab client Zem just moments ago closed on a wonderful view lot on Neahkahnie Mountain with sweeping views of the ocean and Nehalem River Valley. How about a photo? Nope. The view is inward for now. We’re talking new construction, working with architects, builders, project managers. It’s all a dream that’s about to come true and rise out of the ground. Time enough for enjoying the view when the work is done. Today starts a mission and adventure, faces forward, backs to the sea. Call me, to buy, build, dream. Hans Tonjes, 503-936-4244 More

New Adventure in the City 


After 6 years on their secluded acreage property, located about an hour’s drive from Portland,  Annie decided it was time to shorten her commute to work and move her family into the city.  This past summer they made the leap and purchased a cozy brownstone in Portland.  Annie, Nadine, Lilly, Oscar and their Golden Retriever,  Rosebud Rainbow Princess (too busy checking out new scents to stop for a photo) are enjoying this new adventure.  Annie is loving her ten minute drive to work and the kids are making lots of new friends at school and in the neighborhood. “It’s crazy to say but this neighborhood has so much more of a community feel than our former small town did. Which has been a delightful surprise. It’s a great fit for us. I’m very happy with where we landed.” And we’re so glad you took the leap! If you are ready for a new adventure or just a move around the corner . . . give... More

One in a Belmont 


Ok, maybe the odds of finding this sweet home were more than one in a billion. When first time home buyers Katie and Justin saw this great home in Belmont’s Sunnyside Environmental School District, they knew it was for them. This 1950′s cape cod was their ticket to staying in the neighborhood they love so much. With a huge back yard to boot, it is the perfect combination of functionality and simplicity. We moved swiftly with an offer, negotiated smartly for key repairs, and worked closely with all parties for a quick close. I’m so happy for you both! It is a great starter home, and a wonderful investment for the future as life continues to unfold. All it needs now is a fence so their sweet dog Kona can graze in the pastures. More