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    Wonderful Woodlawn craftsman bungalow on corner lot. Original dark wood details intact with lovely hardwood floors and cozy fireplace. Spacious bedrooms with abundant light. Oversized garage with 2 additional off-street parking spaces. New exterior paint. Huge finished basement with 3rd bedroom egress and full bath. So close to Dekum triangle’s new main street! Woodlawn Coffee and Pastry, Breakside Brewery, Be Here Now Yoga Studio. Excellent transportation options, awesome bike score. 3 Bd, 2 Ba, 2893 sq ft Offered at $425,000 7204 NE 6th Ave, Portland OR 97211 For more information about this home or others, contact me, Dale Schiff at 503-449-1023   More

Location! Location! Location! This Hollywood Craftsman with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms is everything you could want in a Portland vintage home. All of the charm and detailing on a classic Craftsman beauty with the modern conveniences and upgrades that you could hope for. This home is on a quiet, dead end street and only blocks from shops, restaurants, Whole Foods and many other amenities. Just around 1 mile to MAX line to downtown! Beautiful hardwood floors and tastefully remodeled full bathrooms on every floor. Gorgeous updated gourmet kitchen with slab granite, stainless appliances, farm sink and custom fir cabinets. Lovely upstairs master suite including bonus space that is perfect for a potential huge walk-in closet/dressing room! House has been renovated head to toe with too many features to list, including: newer energy efficient wood windows, updated plumbing and electrical wiring, newer hot water heater, furnace, AC, etc. Foundation has been earthquake retrofitted and Radon mitigation system installed. House is also fully insulated. Outside entrance... More

On to greener pastures… 


This past year we’ve had several clients buy property out by Sandy, Oregon.  With Portland getting so crowded and traffic insane, more and more people are talking about getting out of the city.  This client was doing a giant loop around NW Oregon everyday.  She lived at 97th and Prescott, works in Tualatin, drives to Damascus to feed her horses every night, then back to Prescott.  By the time she got home at night it was almost 8pm, totally exhausted.  She finally decided to live out her dream of buying a horse farm. We started off our adventure visiting every rural horse property between Newberg and Sandy.  The drive was beautiful but the properties themselves were super weird.  People just do what they want in the country.  Nothing is up to code,  there’s lots of hoarding, lots of run down crappy houses with tweaky neighbors, etc…  Her standard got lower and lower as she realized she might have to settle for something not so great... More

Way to start off the New Year! 


A couple years ago I sold Cori and Brian’s house in Kenton and moved them a few streets over in Kenton.  They were awesome clients and we’ve since become friends.  Their twin girls are a few months older than my daughter, and Cori always drops off bags of clothes and keeps my kid dressed.  Her parents, John and Lori, needed to find a house close to them to help out with the girls.  We saw everything on the market between Kenton and St. John’s but kept coming back to this grandpa ranch.   It wasn’t love at first sight but it was love at 3rd sight.  It was a brutal repair negotiation, but they hung in there and are getting keys today.  I love this family!  Congrats Lori and John. More

Hello Hollywood Hottie 


Hello Hollywood Hottie!!! This beautiful home is going to get some love and upgrades galore! Good-bye pepto bismol pink, hello gorgeous! The buyer, Joel is just a sweetheart and I absolutely loved helping him find an amazing, classic bungalow home in the heart of Hollywood. He just closed on this vintage home, circa 1912 that needs a little TLC. This house was way under Joel’s budget so he has some cash left over to do the needed cosmetic work! Vintage homes like this one in sought after neighborhoods that haven’t been stripped of their original charm and haven’t been updated in a long time are a GREAT investment! I love helping people see the potential of older homes, create a plan and find great contractors to execute their vision. Of course, the bones need to be solid and we make sure of that in the inspections. There were a few things unexpectedly that came up, but we negotiated a credit for the repairs so it all... More


A wood worker’s dream! This architectural beauty in the Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood is going to get the love it deserves from it’s new owners. Jamison just happens to be a wood worker by trade and studied architecture in school. Jamison and Liz have many smart ideas on restoring this classic home to it’s original grandeur! This dynamic couple is planning to move into their first home together after the holidays and a complete upgrading all of the old knob and tube wiring. There is talk of new energy efficient wood windows in the Spring for the whole house and a full kitchen remodel soon to follow. It’s so exciting to see the potential of this home and even more exciting to see a homeowner who is committed to making it happen! I might need to do a before and after blog on this one. Check out Bolster Furniture & Design, Jamison’s thriving business. Learn more about the Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood and it’s association  click here.  Tracey Henkels Living Room... More

Chloe bought a house! 

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My dear friend Chloe had been looking for quite some time to find her perfect house in Woodlawn. During the search, she strayed to other neighborhoods a time or two. However, deep down, she knew she wanted Woodlawn. One night, at 2AM, she got an email. This house had come available, one block from her current apartment. It was meant to be, and we worked together to make it be. Congrats, Chloe! If you need help making sure your dream home doesn’t get away, give me a call! Brad Twiss 971-221-6724 More

It’s The Little Things 

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I was contacted by Michelle after the agent she had been working with totally screwed up and lost her the house of her dreams. Not all agents are created equal! She had gotten my name and number from a wonderful client of mine, and told me she regretted not calling me in the first place. It is always a great honor to get a referral, and after what she had been through, I was excited to meet with her and make it right. Before she got into town for our meeting, I called the agent of the house she lost to check in and make sure she knew we were waiting in the wings. It turned out that the other sale wasn’t going to stay together. I assured her that Michelle was meant to be the buyer of the house, and that if they let her step in before going back on the market, they would have a buyer that would stay with it to... More

Alameda Ridge Room with a View 

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Melissa and Monroe just closed on their forever home.  And it only took two years to find it!  They saw many beautiful houses along the way, but it was the view from this Alameda Ridge Tudor that was the difference.  Within minutes, Melissa and Monroe were imagining sipping their morning coffee overlooking our stunning city and its lovely urban forest.  Of course, its historic architecture, gourmet kitchen, great neighborhood and oversized lot were major pluses as well.  On top of all that, they got a steal of a deal!  Congratulations on your new home with the spectacular view you didn’t know you were waiting for. Looking for a view of your own?  Give us a call and we’ll help you find: Kari & Erika   More

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105 NE Fargo Street, Portland, Oregon 97212 Open Sunday November 22nd, from 12 to 2 PM BEDROOMS: 3  |   BATHROOMS: 1  |   TOTAL SQ.FT.: 819   |  OFFERED AT: $285,000   |  MLS: 15680274 Excellent location and opportunity! Upper unit in a 1906 built, condominium conversion. Walk to Vancouver and Williams Street, short trip downtown. This is a sweet 3 bedroom with a lovely south facing deck in a small condominium community. Updated, with cozy underfloor heat in the kitchen and bath, new counters, flooring, light fixtures + terrific storage, washer/dryer included! For more information contact Andrea Langen | 503-890-0609 | More