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The A.L. and Jessie DuPuy Laurelhurst Estate

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“Home builders arrived on Hazelfern Farm in what would be renamed Portland’s Laurelhurst neighborhood in 1909...

Just down the street

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My phone rang as I was heading over to host the first open house at my...

Just Sold! Spacious Richmond Bungalow

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Such a special start to this week celebrating an early, successful close on this sweetheart of...

Mid Century w Modern Touches

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The sellers have impeccable taste. The textured leather door pulls on each kitchen cabinet, the stunning...

Jam’s Clinton Gem

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  17 offers, half of them $50k+ over ask, the top few $100k+ over ask… It...

Just Sold: Eastmoreland Cottage

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Congratulations to my incredible clients, Jane and Daniel on their successful close on this truly charming...

Just Listed: Scandinavian Ranch

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  Scandinavian Ranch in Brookview Park 5415 sw 149th Avenue | Beaverton, OR. 97007 Offered at...

PENDING: A Farmhouse Haven

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  A Farmhouse Haven in SE 10356 SE Harold Street | Portland, OR. 97222 Offered at...

Ride On!

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Sometimes buying a new home is the furthest thought from a buyer’s mind, until they see...

At the ❤️ of Living Room

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While each of us agents who have the honor of calling Living Room Realty our agency,...

Pending: The Coveted Pink Bathroom!

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Mid-Century Ranch 4081 Duane Drive S | Salem, OR 97302 Offered at $338,000 | ML #...

Wilshire Park from the Porch

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These charming sellers have an appetite for the immaculate that my clients Casey and Andrew can...

Cathedral sized Garage

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Just a hop from the local shops and amenities of Kenton’s main drag, we found just...

Just Sold: Mid-Century on N Mears

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The coveted 3 bedroom 2 bath mid-century ranch can be challenging to discover and secure in...

Rusted Peach Please

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After a very busy market during the first half of 2021, I have decided to gift...

Clinton Craftsman

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Tenacity, resilience, and knowing the local neighborhoods’ market are all wonderful assets to have as a...

Mid Century Milwaukie

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After living in a central neighborhood in SE Portland for over a decade, my wonderful clients...

Tenderness & Tenacity

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Kelsey, Phil, and I met on a sunny Spring day in 2019 when they were just...

Hollywood Hillside

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After living in their large North Portland home for over 20 years, my clients Kara and...

Just Next Door

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Since we first met years ago when we were both living in NYC, I have always...

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This is a truly delightful surprise. It’s a sincere honor to be in the company of...

A Second Strike at Gold

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They say lightning never strikes in the same place twice, but Lana and Brent can live...

At the corner of Laurelhurst Park

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As long as Erin and her twins have lived in SE Portland, they have been enjoying...

Kenton Charmer!

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North Portland neighborhoods each have their distinct delights. Kenton is full of them. From the enjoyable...

King City Sunshine

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After years of daily swims in their Palm Coast Florida home’s backyard pool, Warren knew he...

Brand Sparkle New

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Working with new construction can bring the excitement many of us often equate with the childhood...

Just Sold!

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Congratulations to my sellers on the successful sale of their beautiful Ridgeview Ranch! Bright & spacious,...

Is early Spring 2021 the time to list?

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For many sellers, a crucial aspect of putting their home on the market is timing. “When...

♥︎ Oregon

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January sunsets on the Oregon Coast 2021. There are no words to capture the experience of...

Twilight on the Harbor

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With multiple offers to choose from, my sellers decided to select the buyers that were able...

Kindred Hearts

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We had been looking for a time-worn house, something with charm, loads of character, and good...

Oregon Coast Condo & Boat Slip

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357 ne Skipanon Drive Warrenton, OR. 97146 Start 2021 at the Beach! Waterfront retreat & sought...

1900 Modern Farmhouse

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586 20th Street NE Salem, OR 97301 3 large bedrooms, with an office and a bonus...

“Immediate Equity”

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There’s nothing like “great timing” in the adventures of home buying. My buying clients J &...

Party at the Corner Lot!

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Who doesn’t love a house party, especially at a gorgeous expansive Craftsman? Party included! This grand...

Savoring the Season

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My parents love to throw a party. Give them a reason to host family & friends...

Envisioning Full Circle

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Some things in this world seem very out of reach for many of us. Purchasing a...

Healing Home after the Fires

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My Dewalt drill, my ratchet set, a trusty level, a pair of screwdrivers my Father gave...

Just Listed: Tranquil Roseway Tudor

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3726 NE 77th Avenue Portland, OR 97213 4 bedrooms and a Bonus on 3 levels offer...

The Power of Great Styling

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As many Portland homes were built decades ago, an odd sized or shaped room is not...

Dream Home comes with Lullabies

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Christopher and Bethany just had their lil one last year and were really settling into the...

Haven amidst the Smoke

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The recent smoke filled air and fires sweeping many regions around us have had a notable...

50’s Charmer fit for Three

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A corner lot, across from a large park, complete with a sunken living room and expansive...

REALTOR® Tip – What’s under that carpet?

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  Have you ever been touring homes and find yourself wondering what’s underneath the carpet? Find...

Just Sold – Mid Century Escape

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A huge congratulations to my clients who just sold their stunning mid century modern cabin up...

Bringing Julie Home

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A few months ago, an amazing local lender referred me to a couple searching for their...

Glamorous Neighbors

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Call me bias, but Oregon is one of the most spectacular states to live in. As...

Finding Home in the Center

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Kali and Nick love to ride bikes as their primary commute resource. With both of their...

Quiet, with a Pool & Hot Tub

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As an emergency room nurse, the last few months have catapulted Nee’s daily routine into an...

Hollywood has a lot of Heart

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As it has been said so often it’s become the market’s mantra, “location, location, location” can...

Just Listed – Mid Century Gem

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Mid-Century Gem 3355 Hadley St NE | Salem, Ore 97301 Offered at $240,000 | MLS #762616...

Portland’s Real Estate Market – First Quarter 2020

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2020 – A new decade, an election year, and the global pandemic of Covid 19. While...

Emerald Escapes

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▴  ⏣  ❖  ⏣  ▴  ⏣  ❖  ⏣  ▴  ⏣  ❖  ⏣  ▴ I have a...

Rose City Colonial, with a side of Patience

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“Obstacles, of course, are developmentally necessary. They teach us strategy, patience, critical thinking, resilience, and resourcefulness.” ...

Gardening in the Time of Covid

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Uncharted times can raise the flag for uncharted territories. A new house, a fresh slate of...

Brooklyn ♥︎ Portland

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It was raining hard that Saturday, but even under their Pacific Northwest appropriate rain gear, I...

Roseway All the Way

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Location can be a determining factor for many looking to find their next home sweet home....

Down Holiday Memory Lane

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As a child, Saturday Market was a favorite adventure for my two sisters and I. The...

Pets Included

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Lucca’s family has deep roots in Portland. After going to school and meeting her sweetheart Corey...

To personal letter or not to personal letter…?

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There are many aspects of the buying adventure I truly adore when helping my buying clients....

Pass the Butter Please

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Secure bike storage, a space for a bike workshop, and a kitchen with room for a...

Fit for a Piano

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Kendra loves to cook, and Jazzy loves to surprise her with inspiration for new dishes. Both...

So much Heart in this Gem

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If you’re traveling east on Sandy Blvd. on your way out to the Gorge or to...

Nothing says “Home for the Holidays” like the smell of Cookies

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As far back as I can remember, my parents have been passionate about hosting. From the...

Life is like a Roseway Bungalow…

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Just Listed: 3716 NE 77th Avenue . . . . . . . . . ....

Travels the world & calls Portland home.

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Dr. Nichols has a truly brilliant mind, a wonderful sense of humor, and is one of...

HOME SWEET HILLSBORO

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Proximity to friends and family is often one of the most important factors in determining where...

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