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Blog posts about Fixers & Investments

3001 NE 29th Front

They are still out there.  In spite of the “I want it pretty, and ready to go, and dialed” craze out there, there still are those intrepid buyers who are willing to buy a fixer in exchange for a killer location, more square footage, or a coveted school district.  In Jessica & Stephan’s experience it... More


Sarah, a Portland native, is the 3rd and last kid in her family I’ve helped buy a house in town.  When her parents were young, their parents gifted them the down payment on their house, and when their kids were ready, they did the same for all three of them.  They are a very close... More


I imagine you need an egg and a water, but I’m not really interested in any further steps (luckily, I date men that can cook.) But man, can I prep, stage and sell a house. Little St. Johns cutie – listed for $269,000  SOLD for $310,000. Tracy Dau  –   Old House Specialist    971.275.0387 More

SW 8th

Chris and I often talk buyers out of purchasing homes for various reasons.   We pride ourselves on not pushing clients into making bad purchases. This time was different.  It may go down as one of our best deals of the year. Standing outside the home before it ever went on the market.  “If you... More


First time buyers, Marika and Dave, came to us with a decent budget wanting to be close in North Portland.  After a week of looking at houses that either needed tons of work or didn’t meet much of their criteria, I persuaded them to look east of 82nd.  It’s funny, whenever I suggest that almost... More

Puff Puff Give! 


Sherri and I met when I was helping some friends buy a flip in St. Johns a couple of years ago.  She was the seller and most times I don’t meet the actual client on the other side,  I just work directly agent to agent.  But on this deal, her agent went MIA and Sherri... More

Front Exterior

Have a house in SE or NE that you are thinking of selling?  Give me a ring.  We are the whiz-bang duo of staging and prepping a house for sale.  I held this house open both Sat/Sun and had over 250 people view it! Let’s get it done and watch the offers roll in. More

milwaukie labled

Milwaukie: Alternative Portland. “Its different out here” For a while now, I have been thinking about how to promote Milwaukie, Oregon. Re-brand it per say. I’ve decided it is the “Alternative Portland”,  where affordability and ample lot size exist. The word “Milwaukie” doesn’t really roll off your tongue or give you a glimpse into the... More

Ladds Addition seller

Ladds Addition seller has huge heart! I typically highlight my clients and the homes that they buy and sell in my blogs. But this time, I have to gush about both my buyers and the sellers of the home that my clients bought. I’m going to start with my buyers. I just gave Stephen and... More


Real estate deals are not all happy faces and roses.  They don’t all end with giant smiles of families on the front porch with a rainbow arching overhead.  Sometimes, deals are tough.  They are tough because multiple parties are involved with different personalities.   During a recent transaction where I found myself biting my tongue,... More