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Adventures in Facetiming

When you are working with clients from out of town or with a challenging schedule, the use of Facetiming home tours has become the norm. While there is never a replacement for physically stepping into a home, smelling the smells, feeling the floors under your feet and walking the layout, it is a good way to... More

Forget it? Not Melanie and Bria, a mother and daughter team, were determined to find a 2 bedroom 2 bath condo no matter the weather. Nothing can slow these two down. Bria had just returned from working abroad in China and wanted to put roots down in Portland to be closer to her mom. She... More

Cash is not always King 

Yet another situation where my clients beat out cash among competing offers. The buyers, Jessica and Odie, just closed on small home on a 50’x100′ lot in Irvington, walking distance to Whole Foods, New Seasons and Irvington Park, and zoned R2.5 for possible lot division. Jessica and Odie plan to keep the home, give it a facelift,... More

Finding the Forever Home 

Finding the right home takes time, it takes patience and some times things come crashing down despite your best efforts. Thats the reality of real estate, but somehow in the end everything really does work out. Last summer I helped Aaron and Michele get a cute and well maintained home in Montavilla under contract. It... More

Last week I sided with tenants on a housing measure making me very unpopular amongst my realtor peers.  Ironically,  I have been a landlord for a really long time in this state and others. My supporting this measure means that I will likely have to pay more money in the future.  I also will likely... More

Astoria Artists Haven 

Today we closed on a beautiful home in Astoria. It is a grand manor, on the hillside overlooking downtown Astoria. My buyers live in Portland and need a place to escape the city and focus on their passion of supporting the arts and immersing themselves in their own artistic projects. Their vision for this house... More

She has a “don’t fuck with me” attitude and a heart of pure solid gold. Both have served her well and  just two of the reasons I love her. Carrie* is a giver. She volunteers. She rescues dogs. She cooks soup from scratch and then brings it to you when you’re sick. Bootstraps. Carrie put... More

Along with the usual winter rain, Portland’s Winter has brought us snow, sleet, ice and wind in epic amounts. None of this seemed to slow down Portland area buyers who kept the market hopping in January 2017. Some of what we saw in the 2016 market remains, mainly LOW INVENTORY, (1.3 months!!!) and continued low... More

Fabulous Milwaukie Flag Lot! 

  Our lovely client, Deb, just purchased this fantastic modern home on a flag lot in Milwaukie.  A flag lot is property that lies at the end of a long driveway, usually behind a residence or another building.  A flag lot is usually not visible from the road.  Flag lots are a great option for... More

Liz has a degree in architecture, and is a previous home owner to boot, so when she moved back to Portland from the east coast, looking to buy a home, she knew exactly what she was getting into. She knew what was worth fixing herself vs. what would definitely be too much time, trouble and money to bother with. She... More