Blog Stories A Shout Out to Flag-Lots

A Shout Out to Flag-Lots

By Drew Burchette, September 17, 2019

When I first got into real estate I was not a fan of flag-lots*. They always seemed crowed and not a good use of property. Then in 2012 I sold one to a friend and got to see how they utilized it; this really changed my perspective. If you’ve got kids, that long driveway becomes your personal playground for riding bikes, riding skateboards, doing chalk art and hosting birthday parties. Now whenever I have a buyer that scoffs at a flag lot, I always insist that we at least go for a look.

My clients Lizzi & Jeff just closed on a sweet property in Milwaukie with a flag lot. The yard configuration gives a great buffer from the street and creates a private space. The long driveway will provide years of entertainment and the odd scraped knee for the kids. Here’s to flag-lots!!

*A flag-lot is usually carved out of the back yard of larger property that fronts on the street. The flag pole becomes the driveway and the flag is where the house sits.

Drew Burchette

Principal Broker

I arrived in the real estate business over a decade ago and have since helped scores of people buy and sell their homes. The groundswell that I created in my practice is rooted in the relationships that I have nurtured over the years. My style is educational, and I see myself as the coach and leader of your real estate transaction. My coaching is geared towards empowering you to make informed decisions that will lead to your best possible outcome. I excel at asking the questions that get to the heart of the matter which in turn enables a smooth sale process. Away from the office I am passionate about so many things, but it all begins and ends with my family. My boys are both in elementary school and parenting is an ongoing challenge and joy for my wife and I. We love to travel around Oregon, the East Coast, Mexico and beyond. My passion for surfing, kiteboarding, and fishing help to keep me grounded in life. Read more reviews
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