Blog posts about Recently Sold

2 days to buy a house?!?! 


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Sherry and Jim have lived in rural Missouri for over 35 years.  Both of their daughters landed and have stayed in Portland for many years – conundrum?  I think not.  They had decided to move to be closer for life’s big events, and they wanted something that would be nearly their forever home, so low maintenance with a master on the main.  In two days time we covered all of the houses within their budget in Oregon City, Milwaukie, Beaverton, and Fairview.  I think it was the second to last house we looked at, and it stole Sherry’s heart.  Fairview is a little treasure, lots of good houses out there for good prices.  And it is still super close to everything!  Anyhoo – I love the Bingaman’s and hope for their never ending happiness. Details; $295,000 3 bed 2.5 bath .10 acres hardwoods, great floor plan, two car garage, updated kitchen.   Chandra Noble-Ashford cell 503.933.6538 licensed broker in Oregon 2625 SE 26th Avenue Portland,... More



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This property has kept me on my toes from the very start. My clients, Noah & Sarah, came to me in a mad rush to sell their coast home in Rockaway Beach, Oregon. They were making the move to Cincinnati, Ohio at the beginning of October for Noah’s new job. I was able to meet with them that weekend to tour their home and sign listing docs. As soon as we sat down to talk specifics, it was very apparent that they wanted to list their home THAT DAY. It was a challenge but I gladly accepted…and we made it happen. Within a week, I received a phone call from a man that was curious about the house. He made a quick trip from Portland the next day to view the home. That evening, my buyer, Mohsen, had an offer for my seller’s. For the next few days, the negotiation process was similar to a ping-pong game…several quick counters from both parties. A month and... More


Two Love Birds, One Home. 


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  Teri and I had clients that came to us frantically because their house was on the market, but their agent had taken off to Burning Man and disappeared.  We agreed to help them sell their house but weren’t sure we could get them the price they needed to stay above water.  Then it occured to us that this house was exactly what our buyers, Kristy and Lara,  were looking for.  It was a long shot but I took them over there and they fell in love with it.  We negotiate a price that both parties were thrilled with and it was a win/win. If you love a ranch, this is the queen of ranches.  Huge square footage, big and open, wide hallways, 3/2, Brady Bunch neighborhood, double garage, mid-century tile, all the good stuff.  It was super important to Kristy and Lara that their house be set up for entertaining, but that they never have to move again and it is both.  We’re truly... More



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My client, Kate, is a travel agent and is very knowledgeable about the best places to visit. After several months of phone conversations and emails, she was ready to escape the heat from her home in the mid-west.  She quickly jumped on board to purchase land in Rockaway Beach. She fell in love with the coastal charm of Rockaway Beach. Made an offer on her birthday as a birthday gift for herself….oddly enough it happened to be my birthday as well. A few weeks later, Kate has a wonderful piece of land on the Oregon Coast where her and her family can build their beach dream home  and celebrate many more birthday on the coast. Congrats!   More



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Wow… do you ever wonder if solar power really is all it’s cracked up to be? I know I have. Also… solar panels can be a bit visually obtrusive… hmmmm… Do you see them here? Nope! This amazing Rose City bungalow now costs next to nothing to power up. The sellers installed the system in 2011 and immediately started  producing more energy than they used… at PGE that means credits on your power bill! Congratulations Dave and Sandy on the sale of your fabulously efficient house… it’s no small wonder you received multiple offers! More



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February, it’s my first day in the new coast office. It’s 9 in the morning. 9:10 the phone rings. A sweet sounding older lady is calling from a nearby community. They bought their lot in 1961, built their beach house in 1971 on 1/3 of an acre, ocean front. “Can we come talk to you about selling our home?”. Slow forward nearly 6 months, handful of open houses, many showings, myriad phone calls and still unsold. Someone has to ‘get’ this place, it’s special. A lifetime of care and memories. The phone rings. A young family staying at a relative’s home is walking by, sees the sign, wants to look inside. A couple of weeks later everyone is on the same page, agreement reached. Today I meet the sellers, the original owners, to sign. All the work leading up to that moment blurs. After many pieces of paper pass through hands and under pens they look over and thank me. They are thanking me? I’m humbled, they’re... More



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When you think about buying your first house you make a wish list of wants.  Seems like everyone wants the same thing, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a bungalow, a yard, close in location, and all the bells and whistles.  Then you start looking and your list starts changing, often times because you realize certain things are more important than others, some things you can’t live without, and your budget is in the way. Rachel and Kate were realistic and open-minded.  We looked at some doozies until we found this little cutie on N. Hodge.  It wasn’t everything they wanted, but I reminded them that they weren’t buying their dream home, they were buying their first home.  They were making an investment that would give them leverage for the future when they are ready to move on.  Most of us aren’t lucky enough to get it all the first time. This house is solid and inspected really well.  We were able to negotiate them a brand... More



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Mike and Lorraine are long time Milwaukie residents and with two kids going into high school and they wanted to stay right in Milwaukie. They were first time home buyers and were looking at a competitive price point and also looking for enough space to comfortably fit the whole family. After a couple of offers on homes that went quickly out of their price range, a home came on to the market that was well within their price range and the house itself was great. It has three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, a full basement and huge lot. Sounds great right? This as-is fixer seemed too good to be true. Great price point, great home and it was just a couple of blocks from the Milwaukie High School. It was in the inspections stage of the deal that the other shoe dropped. We found there were a few issues with the home that needed to be fixed to make the home saleable and, here is where the plot... More



Living Room Realty, Jennifer Watson, NE Ivy

Congratulations to my sellers Portland City Homes on the succesful closing of one of their beautiful renovations! This bungalow is in one of the hottest neighborhoods in Portland. Just off of N. Williams it’s steps away from everything! It has a walk score of 91 and the best biking location you can be in! Portland City homes took this house down to the studs, kept the original footprint and character of the home and was able to transform it into an amazing 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home for modern living. Special attention is paid to every detail. High end finishes are installed through out the home. #sellersagent #NEPDXHOMES   More



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Congratulations to my wonderful clients John and Stacy on the purchase of their first home! They were such a pleasure to work with. After almost a year of  the hard work of house hunting on and off we found “the one” in the Concordia neighborhood. Location is always important when purchasing a home but we needed to find something with charm, enough sq. footage to grow and a decent yard. This house has all of that and more. It’s move in ready but also has potential of finishing an unfinished basement. The home is a few blocks from Alberta Park, and right down the street from everything going on in Dekum triangle. Stacy goes to school out-of-state so we completed the purchase with a lot of photos, face time and communication! As their buyers agent I was able to negotiate closing costs and repairs. This house is a great investment, and a true Portland charmer. #NEPDXHOMES #lovemyclients More