As a licensed real estate broker, James Peterson is passionate about connecting clients with the home that fits their needs, lifestyle and personality.

James recognizes the uniqueness of the greater Portland market; its diverse neighborhoods, each with their own vibes and quirks, makes finding the ideal property for a client an exciting and rewarding challenge. James has a true passion for this vibrant city—its people, spaces, architecture, and communities. Combined with his love of design, attention to detail, and creative use of spaces, this passion allows him to bring joy to clients’ lives through real estate.

James is also motivated by the nuances of the delicate art of negotiation, the hunt for the right property, and the thrill of closing a deal that satisfies both buyers and sellers. He has chosen to be a part of Living Room Realty, a Certified B Corporation, because it reflects his own values of responsibility and sustainability by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business. His philosophy of excellence, enthusiasm, honesty and reliability, unites with his tireless drive to make him a truly dedicated real estate broker.

James’ work philosophy has been broadened by his experience as a volunteer fire fighter, EMT, family grief counselor, ICU nurse, and anesthesia provider. Additionally, as the owner of JP Investment Properties LLC, James is experienced in the building and design aspect of the real estate market through construction and project management, home remodeling, and bringing investors and builders together on projects. A devoted family man, James has used this experience to renovate his own family dwelling through home remodeling and the addition of an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) designed to enhance the space in which his family lives, works, and plays. James understands that finding time for play is, of course, an essential part of life. He is an outdoor enthusiast and reenergizes through backpacking and mountaineering; road, cyclocross, and mountain biking; snowboarding; and scuba diving. He also satisfies his creative urge through landscape design and gardening as well as craft brewing. For James, life is about finding balance, discovering harmony, and seeking joy amidst the many demands of modern society. It is this same balance, harmony, and joy that he strives to foster in the lives of his clients.

James's Testimonials

As first time home buyers, we were already apprehensive about the process of buying our first home, but add on to that the fact that we were buying our first home in such a competitive market, and this left us feeling somewhat defeated and hopeless before we had even started. Not only did James meet our expectations, he FAR exceeded them. Always available for tours, very prompt with return emails/texts/phone calls, super knowledgeable about ADU additions/basement renos/possible renovation ideas, Portland neighborhoods, and the entire home buying process. He had our backs 100% of the time and could probably be a home inspector on the side...he knew what to look for and pointed out problems in homes that I wouldn't ever have thought to look for. He made us feel like we were the only the only clients he had (even though we definitely weren't) and as nervous/novice home buyers we had a TON of questions/texts/phone calls and mini freak outs. He always took the time to answer our questions, relieve our concerns and offer us guidance. We're living in our dream first time home the Portland market....James is great. We'll be using James from now on for all home purchases/sales in the Portland/Vancouver area without even a second thought.

Stephanie A.

I highly recommend Mr. Peterson. He is a good listener and is extremely prompt. He helped me sell my house for $50,000 above the list price. I never would have thought that would have happened. He also helped me buy the one I have. His expertise goes beyond simply opening the door. He has remodeled several houses and is able to point out details that I would never have noticed. He is a true professional and you are nuts if you don't hire him.

Jack P.

James's Articles

Enjoying Nature in Salmon Creek

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Nestled in Vancouver, Washington is the Salmon Creek neighborhood. Known for being the gateway between the...

Just Listed! North Tabor Gem with ADU

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132 NE 57th Ave Portland, OR 97213 Quintessential Portland Bungalow in move-in-ready condition. Beautifully refinished wood...

Going Dutch

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Sometimes you find a house that has everything you need and sometimes you’re like Nancy and...

Fall is Coming

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It’s almost time!!!! Fall is almost here!!! And this all means… Pumpkin patches and Corn Mazes...

An Oasis in the City – Dahl Beach City Park

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We are all looking for ways to get away without getting away, and ways to be...

Just Listed: Luxury Living in Happy Valley

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8594 SE Bristol Park Dr, Happy Valley, Oregon, 97086 Meticulously maintained condo with stunning views. Beautifully...

Let’s Go Ride A Bike

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Sunday Parkways, one of Portland’s greatest summer cycling and outdoor fun offerings, isn’t happening in person...

JUST LISTED: Mid Century Classic

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12050 SW 29th Ave. Portland, OR 97219 Enjoy panoramic views overlooking 1.16 acres of fruit trees...

Just Listed! Charming Modern Retreat in Gresham

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2722 SE Paloma Terrace Gresham, OR 97080 Beautifully updated and well-maintained modern retreat in Gresham. Enter...

Delightful in Brentwood-Darlington

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6655 SE 70th Ave. Portland, Oregon, 97206 Charming, move-in ready home in Brentwood-Darlington. Open floor plan...

Fabulous in Four Seasons

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15265 SW Village Lane Beaverton, OR 97007 Located in the highly desirable Four Seasons neighborhood. Nestled...

Private Panoramas in Arnold Creek

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12132 SW 29th Ave. Portland OR 97219 Rare opportunity to own this stunning mid-century modern home...

Neighborhood Spotlight: Knot Springs

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Sometimes it’s difficult to know you’re stressed until your body rebels and you land in a...

Gourmand du Vancouver

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You could eat your way through Portland, take a nap, and by the time you wake...

Top Shelf in Tabor

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1130 NE 64th Ave. Portland, OR 97213 Beautiful move-in ready home in North Tabor. Enjoy time...

For the Love of Pho

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Portland is known for it’s diverse and eclectic neighborhoods. You’ve got the Alberta Arts, the vibrant...

Hot to Trot

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Or gallop. Or canter. Or even walk really. No matter the gait, the journey is great....


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3660 SE SNOWBERRY ST MILWAUKIE, OR 97222 Impressive Mid Century Milwaukie home with sublime scenic views...

Hiking in Happy Valley: Mt Scott Nature Trail

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Mt Scott, an extinct volcano in the Boring Volcanic Field, rises over 1,000 feet. The volcano,...

Four Reasons to Love the Westlake Neighborhood

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Lake Oswego is known as being a family and education oriented suburb of Portland. With beautiful...

78th St Heritage Farm: Growing Community, Education, and Sustainability

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The 78th Street Heritage Farm consists of 79 acres that are adjacent to residential properties in...

Make VROOM to Live

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Life here in the Pacific Northwest can be pretty relaxing:  floating a lazy river; meandering through...

From A to Zymoglyphic

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As if the all wondrous oddities and creative chimeras in the area fell as rain upon...


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5340 SW Martha ST PORTLAND, OR 97221 Delightful and charming mid-century on an oversized corner lot....


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In 2005, in a warehouse in Portland, OR, LAIKA began crafting films in the beautiful cinematic...


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25720 SE GLENNWOOD WAY. SANDY, OR 97055 Stunning single level ranch-style home with gorgeous views and acreage. Large...

Where do the children play? Vancouver Community Library!

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Hailed as a regional destination and downtown Vancouver’s sparkling gem, this 83,000 square foot library opened...


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707 N HAYDEN ISLAND DR #417, PORTLAND OR 97217 2 bed | 2 bath | 1,720...


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There’s truly something for everyone at the Freakybuttrue Pecularium, a small museum of oddities in the...


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Back in 1792, British naval officer William Robert Broughton, commander of the Royal Navy HMS Chatham came...

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