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Blog posts about Fixers & Investments

A Diamond In The Rough! 


Opportunities Abound in SE! 3136 SE 80th Ave. Offered at $205,000    RMLS #: 16481923 Open Houses Saturday 11-1 Sunday 12-2   Opportunities abound in this charming home, just waiting for someone to come and freshen her up. Original hardwood floors, adorable vintage kitchen, large back yard. After 47 years her old owner has had... More

extra lot

Adorable farm house with EXTRA LOT in Alameda-Concordia neighborhood. Lovingly maintained by same owners for 40+years – the right updates will make it outstanding. Super sweet grounds, vegetable garden, 2 sheds, pavers, fruit trees, alley access. Killer location short walk to Wilshire Park, Alberta, New Seasons, you name it! Unlimited potential: UPDATE, EXPAND, DIVIDE, SELL or... More

3838 NE 81st Avenue Exterior 1 Small

  3838 NE 81st Ave. $350,000 RMLS #16641745 Open House: Sunday, August 21, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wendy and Mark originally bought their two-story, corner lot Cape Cod home because it was half a block from their daughter, her husband and three tiny grandkids. Mark has a lifetime of contracting experience under his belt, so when... More

Big lot, big dreams! 

Big lot

After taking almost a year off from their home search, Tracey and Michael were ready to get back out there and find their home! Since they had already seen lots of homes the first go around, it didn’t take too long for this family to find a home they wanted to write an offer on.... More

Newlyweds K & S

Pardon me?  For first-time homebuyers K and S it was just one of the myriad of questions that needed to be addressed in order to make it to the ring of champions, also known as a table in a title company, closing escrow for their new house in Portland, Oregon. K is from Canada, and... More

Just Sold: Magical Fixer 

magical fixer

This is one of the most magical pieces of property on the North Fork Road in Nehalem. Few people even know it exists and now Kent and Laurie are going to make the most of it. Even though it’s only two miles from town, this property feels so secluded with the creek nearby, lots of trees, and... More

Suzanne and Tony

Sometimes, in the heat of a hot market, you meet a couple looking for their first house. Not only are they super laid back, but they are completely prepared and realistic going in for how long it might take them to get into their first Portland home under $300k. Well, shortly after meeting Suzanne and... More


When I first met with my buyers A and R, they had one goal in mind, to buy a house, preferably west of 82nd. They really wanted to keep their budget to $300k or less. After giving them my state of the market talk and letting them know that while it’s not impossible, it’s pretty... More

A man pushes his shopping cart down an aisle at a Home Depot store in New York, July 29, 2010. U.S. economic growth slowed in the second quarter as companies invested heavily in equipment from abroad and the pace of consumer spending eased, raising concerns about the recovery in the rest of 2010. Consumer spending, which normally accounts for 70 percent of U.S. economic activity, grew at a 1.6 percent rate in the second quarter after increasing at a revised 1.9 percent pace in the first quarter. Picture taken July 29, 2010. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)

I have nothing against Home Desperate.  I shop for there all the time for home items; lumber, nails, electrical, plumbing parts, etc..  I know when my favorite store clerks are working, some of the best and most competent folks work late at night. But, after touring hundreds of properties each year and seeing many re-do’s,... More

Bob, Vanessa, and wade adventuring in Florida

The power of positivity is a huge tool for those buying a home.  No matter how hard I work for my clients, in the end it’s not me who gets them the house, it’s the power of their own positivity and tenacity.  Bob and Vanessa were the perfect example of how a positive attitude can... More