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Before and After in Arbor Lodge!

By Reg Martocci, August 18, 2020

I LOVE when clients send me pics or have me over after they’ve remodeled.  These two, Hayley and Ethan, would not compromise on location AT ALL and they wanted the impossible.  The process took months and we wrote lots of offers but couldn’t land it.   The goal was a minimum of 2/2 not past Cully, not past Kenton with walk-ability, good light, garage, yard, and a basement they could eventually rent out and under $400k.

Finally, on a quiet Memorial Day weekend this little hoarder house popped up in Arbor Lodge.  It checked every box but needed heavy cosmetics.  They were bound and determined to bring sweat equity and breathe life back into it.  These photos are just the beginning.

Reg Martocci


Originally from Worcester, Massachusetts my love affair with real estate began when I was 19 and owned my first triple-decker. Being a landlady at 19 quickly taught me  the importance of learning DIY skills to turn an old junky three-decker into a place someone would love to call home.  There is nothing more satisfying to me than watching a property transform.  Since then, I have been fascinated by the idea of home and the aesthetics that appeal to people and warm a space up. What is it about a space makes a person feel at home?  Is it an open floor plan? A garden? Hardwood floors or a south facing kitchen?  It is different for everyone and I would love the opportunity to help you find it. I graduated from Umass Amherst with a degree in Sustainable Living and Natural Health and naturally moved to Portland to find my people. Waiting tables and bartending all over Portland for the last 10 years has allowed me to really get to know many of the neighborhoods this beautiful city has to offer.  I've lived in and rented houses all over Alberta, Concordia, Hawthorne and Division until buying a house and settling in Kenton two years ago. If I'm not working you can bet that I'm somewhere in Oregon thrifting, at the river, working on my house, or catching happy hour with friends. Reg Martocci 508-340-1456 t 503-961-8224 f
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