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Ben had just a few weeks before his residency began. Cammy is in her third trimester. There was no time to waste and no time to give a seller to stay in the house after closing. Already under the gun and with so few houses on the market, we focused on an even smaller slice of an already slim selection: vacant homes. This would allow a quick possession after closing. Seemingly impossible, but these buyers were diligent and motivated. In short order, the situation felt like a pressure cooker, so I lined up a rental near Alberta Arts, with a super flexible owner who could accommodate them.  Knowing there was a plan B helped to alleviate some of the stress. Luckily, plan A won the day. The stars aligned, and the magic happened. This Alberta Arts Bungalow came along like a dream with the good bones, awesome floor plan and #1 location they hoped for. Welcome home you two (soon to be three!) Teri Toombs,... More

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Congratulations to my clients Karl and Katrina on the purchase of their new in North Portland. We just sold their super cute home in Montavilla which they loved. It was not an easy journey, we put multiple offers in and the time was ticking down on the rent back from their house. The Portland real estate market for a buyer can be tough right now if you don’t have all cash, and have to get a loan it might take awhile. We had been looking at homes that they would be able to grow into as well as set up the in house homeschool that Katrina teaches. We happened upon this amazing bungalow in close in North Portland. They can walk to Killingsworth, or Mississippi Ave. The house has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths a full basement with super high ceilings. The original charm is unbelievable with leaded glass built in’s throughout the house, hardwood floors and even an original telephone desk. I know they will... More

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Thinking about getting your house on the market in the next few months but hope to do a bunch of projects beforehand?  Then give Chris and I a call before you pick up that brush or hammer.  We have years of house remodeling behind us and can help steer you in the right direction.  Stop and consult. We don’t want you to go the wrong direction. We can help you choose colors, higher an inexpensive, but great painting crew, and help you decide on low-cost- bang-for-your-buck materials… More


“We want a tiny dump of a house that we can fix up on a BIG lot that we can turn into an urban farm” said Caty. Chris showed our clients a bunch of homes in the Woodstock area, landing on a deal of a  HUD foreclosure.  With years of working with HUD homes under his belt, he was able to send in a blind bid over the web, knowing exactly what the house might sell for with multiple offers.   Caty and Eliot were prepped by Chris as to what to write their offer for.   Chris got the house because he knew the system inside and out.  Even more impressive, our lender closed on time and HUD homes have notoriously long closings.  Our lender, who is simply awesome, gave hand’s on help to our clients, navigating the lending system perfectly so our clients could buy the fixer of their dreams.  Caty sent this message just yesterday:  “We’ve been so busy that we didn’t take... More


  I  just want to say “Congratulations!” to my long time client, Jessica.  I sold Jessica her first house in 2005, and she is still happily living there. She approached me a couple of months ago with the idea of buying an investment property in her neighborhood, so we got to work on it and she just closed on it today!  Truthfully, the majority of my clients do not take the leap into investment property, but it’s exciting when they do and I’m happy to be here to help them. Greg Washington / Portland Realtor for over 20 years / Buyers, sellers, investors / 503.422.6299 More

SE Clinton

Jake and Stephanie wanted one thing from their first home: for it to be in Inner Southeast. They had done their research and were fully aware of the of the dreaded bidding wars and offers skyrocketing above asking price in the neighborhoods they wanted to call home. They were in it for the long haul and weren’t afraid to put in work over time to make it their dream home. We looked at (real) fixers to cute little bungalows, I even repeatedly harassed my colleagues trying to find homes not yet on the market I could get them in to. After a few heartbreaks and a couple disheartened looks at homes outside their ideal neighborhood we found it, a great little house in Clinton with just the right amount of fixes that was manageable for Jake and Stephanie but probably a turn off to other homebuyers.  According Jake the Vodka Fairy is planning a visit to reward all of our hard efforts. A Big Congratulations... More

Take Me To The River! 

Drop me in the water. The Columbia, Willamette, Clackamas, Sandy, Santiam, Deschutes, Washougal rivers,  or the plethora of lakes, streams and nearby creeks. Have a fun summer and stay cool Portland! Ready to dip into the real estate waters? Give me a call. Teri Toombs, Principal Broker, 503-522-1691. More

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  Are you looking for: 3BR/2BA on the same floor, with an additional powder room on the main floor for guests? a HUGE backyard and low maintenance deck for outdoor entertaining? a great room floor plan? great schools (with an elementary school 2 blocks away)? a house that is walking distance to trails, tennis courts and parks? a home that is updated and move in ready? a street/neighborhood that boasts “pride of ownership”? You can have all this and so much more for $339,900 Come check out this hot property at 8023 SW 158th Place, Beaverton OR OPEN Saturday 6/27, 11-3   More


Tara & I toured Portland, Northwest to Northeast to find her the perfect vintage condo.  She mentioned to me that it felt “all grown up” to start looking to buy. I think she deserves it. She has a an eye for detail and loves the history that comes along with the beautiful vintage buildings. Living near the popular Mississippi district is important too, so that she could be close to her salon New Vintage Beauty Lounge. (My amazing stylist by the way… she makes me beautiful!) She finally found a building that was recently re-finished, updated with fresh appliances, washer/dryer, & still had the character of hardwoods- Vintage building with modern charm. Unfortunately her offer was not chosen in a multiple offer situation and we went back to the drawing board. Weeks later, I got a call that the first offer was failing and if Tara was still interested as a back up offer. Hell yeah she was! Taras mom was also a part of... More

N Willamette-27

In my real estate career this was my wildest listing by a long shot. I knew that it was going to get a lot of activity, but I didn’t expect 16 offers! When I sat down with the sellers to present offers there three contracts that clearly stood out based on sales price and terms. They chose the one they liked the best. Long story short…that buyer got some variety of cold feet at the end of the home inspection period. In the meantime offer number two had decided take a break from the home search and rent for a year. So offer number 3 was the winner. List price was $369,900 and the final sale price for $425,000. The price the sellers ended up closing with was significantly higher that the number that we were tossing around at the end of 2014 when my clients initially contacted me. This transaction kind of captured the essence of present day Portland Real Estate.   Are you... More