Blog posts about Recently Sold

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We knew the moment we toured Derek and Bernadette’s beautiful “Twin Palms” Colonial Manor in the heart of Laurelhurst, it would not be on the market for long. Buyers continue to be drawn to the charms of the historic and elegant Laurelhurst neighborhood. It’s tree lined streets, beautiful architecture and close-knit community make it one of Portland’s jewels. Of course, it didn’t hurt that their home has it all: 4 bedroom, 3.5 baths, a gracious living room, a formal dining room, a gourmet remodeled kitchen, a basement family room and pub bar, a lush garden complete with gazebo, a main floor office/den, a wine cellar, a 2nd floor view deck, and a 2 car garage. Congratulations Derek and Bernadette — we are excited to see where the next chapter in your lives takes you! More

We Got Lucky 

We Got Lucky

Tami and Shannon had been house hunting with no luck for a while.  They contacted me after feeling burnt out in the feeding frenzy of the market.  The other challenge is that they were on a tight budget and so many places were just dumps.  Then we spotted this little gem.  It has been well cared for, tons of gorgeous plants, and so much potential.  We had another multiple offer situation but this time, we got lucky.  The seller and her agent were a pleasure to work with and everyone worked together to get it closed even when we ran into a few roadblocks.  I am happy to say that they are moved in and excited to call it home. Laurie Gilmer, Principal Broker 503-347-3565 More

Howdy Neighbors 

Easy Livin'

I love where I live.  We can jump on the Streetcar, walk to the farmers market, stumble home from a Friday Happy Hour.  When I am not working, I park my car, and everything is at my fingertips.  Living in a loft in the Pearl is like living in a hotel with all my belongings.  Makes it easy to shut the door and travel. George and Nan are at that point in their lives…yard work is not as enjoyable as it use to be and maintaining a house is a bit of a burden.  We had been looking at condos in the Pearl on and off for awhile but with their busy lives, the search was sporadic.  Finally one came on the market in my building and after a number of visits to balance the space with some freeway noise, they decided to put in an offer.  The seller accepted.  So long story short, as a member of the MWL welcoming committee, I am excited... More

SOLD in Milwaukie! 

Front Corner Exterior

Sellers Carley & Brad unexpectedly found they needed to leave Oregon when Brad received an out of state job offer in 2011; pretty darn near the bottom of the real estate market crash in Oregon.  Needless to say it was not a good time to sell in Milwaukie so Carley and Brad took that job out of state and found a great tenant who rented for a few years until the market improved.  Cut to 2014 and Carley and Brad are Oregon Property Owners no more as they just sold their adorable, 1945 3 bedroom, 2 bath corner cottage in historic Milwaukie.  They received 3 offers, and sold $5000 over asking.  It’s a wonder what a few years can do to work things out!  Now that Carley and Brad have checked the “Sell our Milwaukie Property” box off their list, we’re sure they’ll have fun getting that “Kitchen Remodel” box checked off next! Thinking about selling a property in Milwaukie?  Give us a call to chat! Kari McGee, Principal Broker: 971.322.6612... More

Cannon Beach Real Estate

The search is finally over for Pete & Candess! They first approached me with wanting to find the perfect vacant lot in Manzanita to build. After a rejected offer and many trips to the coast they found themselves in love with Cannon Beach. Candess loves to shop the Cannon Beach downtown boutiques. After a couple of shopping trips and a few viewings of homes – Pete and Candess fell in love with this home. The home is located in a great location, just on the outskirts of the hustle and bustle of downtown but a only a quick trip or walk to the nearest shops, cafes and restaurants.  Across the street is the infamous Haystack Rock.  The views from the living room and deck are incredible! Welcome to the Wonderful Oregon Coast! Tosha Reinmiller | | 541.231.5829 More

Gone in 60 Seconds

Well, not exactly 60 seconds. More like 10,080 seconds. Give or take. Sometimes you have to spend a little time in the fast lane just to get there on time. Lance Marrs and Shanon Emerson + 503-701-5323 + 971-400-4042 Instagram: @realestateofbeing More

Milwaukie Truly Does Rule! 

Lovely Milwaukie Mid-century - SOLD!

When one is yearning to get away from the hustle and bustle of inner Portland, where does one go? Why, it’s the sweet southern suburb of Milwaukie, of course!!  With a revitalized downtown, the same gorgeous waterfront views as Dunthorpe and Lake Oswego, a fantastic redesign of the Milwaukie Bay Riverfront Park , a 6-mile re-purposed “Trolley Trail” walking path,  a bustling farmers market every Sunday, and of course –  the most amazing authentically vintage mid-century ranch homes on huge treed lots with pools, rumpus rooms, and basement bars! And all for a very reasonable price, with low taxes and all the amenities of living in Clackamas County, but merely 7 miles from the heart of Central SE. It takes a mere 10 minutes to get to DigaPony, or My Father’s Place, or Rejuvenation Hardware!! Heck there’s even a facebook site dedicated to everything awesome in Milwaukie: Milwaukie Rules! And so, since I’ve been singing the praises of this town to all my clients for so long,... More

I am Full Service… 

Movin' On Up

I met Jessica and Michael when I performed their wedding a number of years back.  Yes, aside from being a licensed Realtor, I am also ordained and have performed 15 or so weddings.  A few years after their wedding, they contacted me about helping them find their first house.  And then we found their second house.  And now their 3rd house.  Michael did say that this house is it for life (I told him that Realtors don’t like to hear that ). This house truly could be a house for life.  It is newly built on acreage so there is lots of room to spread out, build and take apart cars, and even motorcycle on the property.  I love that I could be a part of these special milestones in Jesse and Michael’s lives. Cheers!   Laurie Gilmer, Principal Broker 503-347-3565 More


After a long and careful search we found this lovely family of five the four-bedrooms-up that they’d been looking for. Even more importantly, their new home includes the perfect spot for them to continue brewing delicious beer. They would have settled for less, but we wouldn’t have it. Plus, sometimes they give us chocolate chip pancakes and home brew, so we want them to be forever happy. Sometimes we might even think of ourselves as purveyors of happiness, but don’t tell anyone. Lance Marrs and Shanon Emerson + 503-701-5323 + 971-400-4042 Instagram: @realestateofbeing More

Klickitat Street of Dreams 

NE 16th-2

We listed this beautiful home in NE Portland. It sold quickly. The owners had taken great care of their home and had made smart updates. We helped them get it ready for the market and worked hard to make sure everyone who’s anyone knew it was available. But, we can’t help thinking that maybe we got a little help from the fact that this house is on the corner of 16th and Klickitat. Klickitat Street is named for the Native American tribe, the Klickitat, but it was made famous by the author Beverly Cleary. The street was the fictional home of her characters Henry Huggins, Ramona Quimby, and Beatrice “Beezus” Quimby. Cleary grew up in the neighborhood and said the name Klickitat reminded her of “the sound of knitting needles.” Klickitat. A beautiful home on a historic street, now with happy new owners. Done and done. Lance Marrs and Shanon Emerson + 503-701-5323 + 971-400-4042 Instagram: @realestateofbeing More