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Bird In Hand 


Front of House

Twenty years ago my dear client Jonathan purchased a sweet little Bungalow in Buckman for $80k. The house was a wreck, the seller died during the transaction, death certificates had to be recorded and the sellers heirs who happened to be tweakers had to be tracked down. Once it was all over, Jonathan and his very good friend Robert moved in, gutted the house to its studs and then rebuilt the home with all new systems all while keeping the 1908 charm, feel and character intact and finishing the basement. Eight years later in 2003, I met Robert and two years later we got married and of course Jonathan was our best man. Jonathan moved out of state in approx. 2006 and has been renting out the home since then. Fastforward to 2015 where  Jonathan lives part time in NYC and part time in PA. It’s hard managing a property from a distance, but luckily the house has been home to fabulous tenants  James and... More



Kirstin's first house!

My wonderful client, Kirstin, was referred to me by some very dear former clients.  She had been living in Portland for the past several years and finally decided that she wanted to put her roots down here in Portland.  That meant buying a house!  We started her search with some very clear ideas – had to be a safe, small, solid home in a good area where she could feel comfortable walking her dog.  We saw several which caught her attention, wrote offers on a couple and got close to making an offer on some as well.  Then she found a darling home on Craig’s List!  It was close to the a great SE Portland area with lots of restaurants, shops and was still an easy commute to work.  After we walked through the house, we walked outside and her eyes lit up!  This was THE ONE!  It was a darling mid-century ranch with great original features still intact.  We were fortunate that the Seller... More



I am inspired by my clients. The determination to create a better life for yourself is spine-tingling. No one has more grit than this one. With the fierceness of a mama bear, Erin made sure her new home would be close to family, near the school she wanted for her girls, and have the bones that would support the sweat equity she will be investing in her new home. With laser-beam focus, she honed in and made it happen. Honestly, there was not one single hurdle this woman didn’t overcome in buying her home. It’s like she has wings. More



…to a deluxe one-level with peaceful surrounds. I couldn’t help singing that song to myself as I drove over to the sweetest ranch that suits these two to a T.  Who knew when this journey started where it would end? But here we are, and this is where it began. In NE Portland, where Jessica grew up and where Jessica and Kate owned their home for the last 9 years. They decided to sell and buy in this crazy market. Yeah, they say it’s a seller’s market, but it’s not as easy as it sounds for a seller turned buyer. We started by looking for the replacement home. The Mt. Tabor cottage showed us how stiff the competition could be. They almost struck gold with the Woodstock bungalow. I will never forget the Multnomah Village house with the incredibly high end wood-burning pizza oven in the bedroom. Despite still not knowing where their new home would be, they went all in and put their place... More


Realtor Science 


Realtor scientific research has shown that if there’s a pencil sharpener in the basement, BUY THE HOUSE. More



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David is the nicest guy ever.  When I met him it was at a creepy house that didn’t have any power and looked like the roof might collapse.  I don’t usually meet people I don’t know in vacant houses – good rule of thumb when you are trying to avoid being stabbed – so I let my friend who lives down the street know that I was going to need her to call and check on me.  Needless to say it was very much unnecessary as David is the nicest dude ever.  Also, ironically, because Portland is one of those small big towns, he knew my friend who lived down the street!  Anyways fast forward a couple of months and David is getting sad about the Portland market, understandable, its rough out there.  He and Laura (my awesome business partner) stumbled across a little gem of a house just inside of his ideal St. John’s neighborhood!  Also we got an offer accepted of less than... More



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  Or go West, or South.  Don’ t go North!  Its been so crazy competitive in the inner East side that the neighborhoods just East of 82nd have never looked so appealing.  Here we have a new three story house on a corner lot, right in front of a park.  Two master suites.  Three and half baths.  All at a price point where they would pay the same for a two bed, one bath on the other side of 82nd.  Im excited to see the changes that are coming to the greater East side, Milwaukie, etc, etc. As for Erin and Ian?  Total dream clients.  Its never, EVER, been so hard to get into contract for buyers.  I knew these two would prevail.  Its a team effort and these two were on it as far as searching, making themselves available for showings, and contract writing.  That, and they were fun, respectful, and a general joy to be around!  Thanks again you two! Are you looking... More



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We saw some amazing houses in our real estate journeys.  This one hit a lot of the major “must haves” but most importantly the location was PERFECT!  Lake Oswego! This was our second foray into home buying and it was for a much different experience this time around.  This house is gorgeous.  So clean and well cared for, good floor plan, and backing to Tryon Creek Park.  My second time home buyers shall be so happy here!  Congrats guys – see you in a few years or not!?!?!  Be happy here forever!   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   DOWNLOAD MY HOME SEARCH APP! More


Just Sold in the Pearl 


Just sold condo in the Pearl 327 NW Park Ave #2C, 97209. Kate Webb | Broker Licensed in Oregon | Living Room Realty | 503-957-2833 | kate@livingroomre.com More



If you’re like most people, you have a junk drawer or two. If you’re anything like me, you find beauty in the mundane. Spring is a time for cleaning and a time for inspiration. Put the two together and you can go wild! I like to take the collected fragments from life, piece them together and call them “Junk Drawer Collages”. It’s a great way to turn weird odds and ends into something else entirely. You can give them away as artsy gifts, hang them in the house and garden, or art bomb a friend. Now your junk drawer is ready for the next wave. More