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When I met Lillie & Nick they were prepared, ready, and motivated to get out of their apartment and become homeowners in SE Portland. They had good friends who had just bought a house in SE, and Lillie and Nick wanted one too. They had been silently watching the market and knew houses were moving fast. We looked at a few homes that seemed like a good fit, however, Lille and Nick felt they should see a few more. On our next outing we came across exactly what they both had imagined for themselves. Within minutes, they knew they wanted it. It was an awesome craftsman home in the exact location they wanted. They knew they would be competing against other buyers so Lillie and Nick were ready to come out swinging, with a killer offer. I got a call from the listing agent that the sellers had a total of 7 offers.  They were really pleased with Lillie and Nick ‘s offer and they... More

3100 SE Courtney Road Exterior 1

This vintage storybook cottage is sure to impress with hardwood floors throughout, built-ins and 2 wood burning fireplaces. Boasting a large master suite and 2 other bedrooms on the main floor, as well as a basement with full bath. Complete with a cedar lined sauna. The grounds are private with giant sequoia redwoods and beautiful flowering plants. Close to brand new Orange MAX line opening in September. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 9/6 1-3pm 5 bed   /   3 bath   /   3408 sq.ft   /   $330,000 MLS #: 15475025     Chad Draper- Principal Broker The Place Portland Team 503-927-6321 More

Oh So Pretty Laurelhurst Tudor 

NE Burnside Front Ext

  New to the market, elegant & updated Laurelhurst Tudor.  Exquisitely remodeled kitchen with quartz counters, stainless steel appliances, & nook which opens to private back patio.  Beautiful formal living & dining rooms with bonus office/den on the main floor.  The perfect floor-plan with three bedrooms (including a master suite) & 2 baths up, & lower level guest quarters & media/family room.  Fabulous light fixtures & wired for sound.  Walk to wonderful Laurelhurst Park & 28th Ave.’s restaurant row!  Laurelhurst & Grant Schools.  3434 E Burnside St.  $799,900.  4 beds, 3.1 baths, 3624 SF.  Come take a look and you’ll feel pretty too.   More

When I think of Maywood Park, I think of the giant storybook Tudors with steep-pitched roofs and abundant brickwork. This is a beautiful  neighborhood and a great place to take a spin through. So, imagine my mid-century loving glee to run across this unicorn: a mid-century ranch in Maywood Park! This neat and tidy home is perfect for those seeking a move-in ready place to call home. For those ready to take on some gentle cosmetics, this home is also a good fit. Rip up the carpets and reclaim those hardwoods! Or not. Like I said, this home is a good fit for a lot of buyers. With 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and 2263 sq ft, there’s plenty of room to ramble. This home includes a drive-through, double attached garage. In the lush, big-tree setting of Maywood Park, the almost double lot has  a sunny, level, private yard, with a covered patio. Hurry and buy now and you’ll get to choose your color on the... More

3 bed 2 bath charmer in Mt Scott!

Hi, Let me introduce you to your new home.  She is was built in 1906 but has had some great updates along the years.  She is a true beauty and has a lot more love to give her next family! 3 Bedrooms 2 baths New Paint New Windows Heat Pump Detached 2 car Garage Tankless hot water heater Spray in insulation Unique tiling in the upstairs bathroom Great Outdoor patio Walking distance to Mt Scott Community Center, Arleta Library Cafe, Portland Mercado She is ready to be a great house for you.  Ready for a new family to love her and love the neighbors and neighborhood!  Come get her!! $399,000   Contact myself or Laura Maguire for more details! 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!guire More

Urban Farmhouse

This beautiful 1906 Belmont charmer has been cherished through the decades. In the heart of the sweetheart Sunnyside neighborhood, Portland goodies are all around; restaurants, cafes, shops, theatres & parks. Updated features: Lighting, electrical, furnace, remodeled kitchen, blown-in insulation. Original character: Millwork, mouldings, flooring, built-ins, high ceilings, pocket doors and so much more. Three bedrooms... More



The colonial style stands the test of time with a perfect floor plan and classic architectural detailing. Recently renovated to shine with unique and artistic touches. Beyond the time-honored features like French doors, hardwoods, sun room and open staircase, discover a gourmet kitchen, custom bath finishes, sunny light-filled rooms, tailor made mud room, 5 real bedrooms and family room. All on an oversized lot in the heart of Colonial Heights. 5 Bd, 2 ba, 3221 sq ft Offered at $759,000 2948 SE Harrison St., Portland OR 97214 For more information contact Cristen Lincoln at 503-260-2414 More

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This 1923-built home located in desirable Walnut Park Piedmont has been beautifully restored – the details are indeed gorgeous! To-die-for kitchen, hardwoods throughout, fabulous light in every room. Three bedrooms up including sexy bath with heated floor. Newly finished basement with bonus room, guest room, laundry, and bath. New high efficiency water heater & furnace. Fully insulated. Seismic strapping upgrades. Main floor tubing installed for radiant heat option. Mature and private city yard. Coveted location in the Williams, Mississippi, Alberta & more mix. Absolute move-in condition. Every meticulous detail attended to here. 5245 NE Cleveland Ave, Portland, OR 97211 MLS#15253200 PHOTO GALLERY Lance Marrs and Shanon Emerson + 503-701-5323 + 971-400-4042 Instagram: @realestateofbeing More

This home has been in the same family and meticulously taken care of for decades. Recent renovations include carpet, roof, retaining wall, interior/exterior paint, and fully fenced yard. The basement can be used for various purposes and the bay windows in both living and dining rooms bring in tons of natural light. Perfect for gardeners and those that enjoy the outdoors, this property boasts a large open backyard, patio and toolshed. It is in a very central location to many SE Portland attractions with a walk score of 78 and bike score of 86. Square Feet: 1909 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Price: $375,000   Chad Draper The Place Portland Team 503-927-6321 More


This house goes out to all the buyers in Portland who feel discouraged by the market and think they are priced out.  It’s not everyday you see a bungalow in Kenton for $239k.  Sure it needs some work, but you have years to do the cosmetics how you want.  This house is structurally sound, original siding, 2br, 1 bath, full basement and big yard.  Don’t delay, she’ll be gone fast. More