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NE Knott Front Ext.

This crazy sexy, cool home was the talk of Parkrose Heights.  Its updated mid-century modern architecture and beautiful 1/4 acre lot was special enough to entice buyers to start to explore this cute neighborhood east of I-205.    Will there be more?  You betcha!   Parkrose Heights, which is ten minutes from downtown Portland,  is full of neat mid-century homes ready to be updated.   Did we spark your interest?  Hope so!  Call us so you can find HouseLove in a neighborhood you may have not considered before! Erika and Kari More

27th front

My introduction to Julie and Zubin was a simple matter of right place at the right time.  As I walked out of a new-construction home that I’d been previewing for a client I saw the two of them discretely looking up at the property from the sidewalk.  We exchanged a quick hello and I moseyed three doors down to another small housing development that was also partially constructed.  The pair too wandered over to the second set of homes and I couldn’t help but say hi.  Before I knew it the conversation was in full swing and they informed me that they were looking to sell their home in Southwest and move into something new on the East side of town.  My cards were in the car as I’d not anticipated running into strangers on the street with interest in real estate but twice during our conversation they requested my contact information so before we parted I gave them one of my bobble-head laden cards.... More


Brand new home $517,000 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Baths just over 2300 sq ft Chef’s kitchen with quartz countertops stainless steel appliances Certified green home   Are you seeing this? This so ridiculously move in ready, newly constructed, certified green home by Earth’s Advantage is just stunning. Located in University Park, just blocks from the University of Portland.   My clients (who are referrals from Jane and Joanna-which are a huge compliment to me- thanks my dears!) Jacob and Meghan are rad people who just relocated to Portland, with their giant dog, Jolene (namesake-the Dolly Parton song). Of course we are now friends because I heart nice folks. I can’t wait for to have dinner in this lovely house and see their lovely ADU completed! Welcome to Portland, Jacob and Meghan!   Want something new?  Call me; 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   More

NW Modern Rustic in FoPo 

This home took me back to the little cabin in the woods, if that cabin had immaculate salvaged wood detailing, a beautifully updated open kitchen and rusty corrugated metal siding adorning the facade, nice indoor/outdoor living and was sitting in the middle of Foster Powell. It’s the perfect combination of country cabin with modern finishes and floor plan. And it’s my favorite esthetic: NW Rustic. Looking for your custom home? Give a call 503-522-1691 Teri Toombs, Principal Broker. More

That 70’s Home 

My newest obsession is a Three Quarter Century Ranch. Simple. Solid. Lofted Ceilings. Sprawling Grounds. Do you have an under-appreciated 70’s Ranch you need to sell? Give me a call, I’d love to help. Teri Toombs, Principal Broker, 503-522-1691, More


So the plan was for Di and Sean to put their charming northeast portland home on the market and immediately set out to find a new place with more space for their 7 person, 2 dog family.  Plans changed when pre-shopping yielded the perfect mid-century modern home on a third acre and with views for miles.  Despite offering significantly above the asking price, as is the trend these days the couple was backup position…behind one other backup offer.  We were all bummed albeit slightly relieved that they wouldn’t have to rush to get their house on the market in an attempt to close on their sale before their purchase.  Sure enough I received a call from the fantastic listing agent a week later offering the opportunity to purchase the home if they were still interested.  Suffice it to say the couple was beyond thrilled at their good fortune.  They agreed and with just a few bumps and wrinkles along they managed to offload one great... More

Building Exterior

Mt. Park.  “Nature’s Neighborhood”.  Heard of it?  Been there?  Well, you should check it out because you can get some serious bang for your buck in Mt. Park if you’re willing to consider a condo.  And these ain’t no tiny, 650 sf studio condos.  These are 1400+ sf condos with crazy big decks and lovely western, sunset views.  You can find it right on the border of Portland and Lake Oswego.   Our smart sellers had done a lot of work to get their spacious home ready to sell:  beautiful kitchen remodel, new windows and two new sliders out to the huge private deck that just oozes Palm Springs cool (well, just switch out the fir trees for cacti).  The lucky buyers realized what 1438 square feet all on one level really means compared to all those small, detached homes with a large chunk of the square footage in the dark, cramped basement.   And who needs a yard with that huge, 520 sf private deck?... More

Back Up Offer Pays Off 

Side Unit View

It’s an emotional market for buyers right now.  To our absolute shock and dismay (we at HouseLove have a darn good track record in multiple offer situations!) our client Magda ended up in back up position on the modern, super cool, walnut floored, eco-roofed, wool carpeted condo of her dreams.  Cut to lethargy, depression, and annoyance at all inferior properties.  You know when you just can’t let something go?  You think, “BUT IT WAS SO RIGHT.  WE WERE PERFECT TOGETHER?  I SWEAR IT WAS MEANT TO BE!”  Well, turns out we were right.  It was so right.  They are perfect together and it truly was meant to be.  Magda’s offer quietly slid right into 1st position without any fuss or competition when the 1st buyers walked and, as a result, Magda is now the proud new owner of one of the cooler condos we’ve ever seen in the K4 Condo Complex.  Here’s to one of our favorite 2015 buyer success stories!  Could’t have happened to a nicer person in our opinion!... More

Pearl Penthouse 


Congratulations to my amazing clients Phil and Heather! They just closed on a stunning penthouse in one of the most sought after buildings in the Pearl. P+H will be living the ultimate urban dream in their gorgeous new home. I feel very fortunate to work for such great people and am so excited for them to start this next adventure! Kate Webb | Broker licensed in Oregon | Living Room Realty | 503-957-2833 |             More

SW Arboretum-1

603 SW Arboretum Circle Portland OR 97221 Absolute move-in condition modern home tucked into the West Hills. Private. Light filled. Amazing. Main floor master suite. Open floor plan. White walls. Fireplace. 2 car garage. Multiple decks for conversation and pleasure. Three-level home with 3+ bedrooms & 3 1/2 baths. Office. Forest views. Hike the White Pine Trail. Explore. The arboretum sun is always shining! mls# 15543423 lot size: 0.19 acre square feet: 3,300 bedrooms: 3 bathrooms: 3.1 year built: 2005   Lance Marrs and Shanon Emerson + 503-701-5323 + 971-400-4042 Instagram: @realestateofbeing More