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Hood River or Bust…or Cully

By Bobby Curtis, April 29, 2020


Kyle and Angelique set out to find a unique home, one where they could get out of the city, and also set up their business. Hood River was calling their names. As designers, they had helped design a couple commercial building spaces in the city, so they had a chance to explore it pretty well. They also have a sailboat, so quick jaunts to the river sounded pretty appealing. Not to mention the idea of having a little more yard than what you typically find in Portland.

After a long search they found a great little house in Hood River that didn’t meet all of their needs, but enough. They went for it, and it didn’t work out. Someone else had gotten to it first. So, they kept looking.

That’s when they came across a unique property in Cully. It was on almost 1/2 an acre and it had an 1800 SF shop, which inadvertently was larger than the house. They started imagining what they could do with all of that space. Setting up their design business from there, and having plenty of other space to do what they wanted. Wanting a big yard and garden, they found they had plenty of room for it. And it was already full of well cared for pear and plum trees, grape vines, asparagus, and marionberries.

What struck me about this place for them was that they found something they didn’t fully know they were looking for, and in Cully, where they hadn’t really been looking. Their lives have been in Portland for many years, and they thought they were ready to venture out. They could have done that very easily. But instead they found a place to grow into, right in the city they already loved. They’re also still having a great time figuring out what to do with all of that shop space.

Bobby Curtis

Principal Broker & Licensed Contractor

Meet Bobby Curtis.  Buyer’s agent. Listing agent.  Renovator. A down-to-earth Midwesterner hailing from the great state of Michigan, Bobby harnesses equal parts brains, brawn, and enthusiasm for every client and project.  After graduating from the University of Michigan, he began a career in the pharmaceutical industry focusing on sales, marketing, and consulting.  In those five years, he was even lucky enough to roam around Europe for short assignment in Geneva, Switzerland.  Nevertheless, the European trip came to an end and he traveled back stateside where he traded in his suit for a high-quality flannel and some Carhartt’s.  After purchasing his first house to flip, Bobby rolled up his sleeves and started in on what would become his passion – transforming houses into homes by unleashing the beauty of each unique property. Since 2010, Bobby has bought and restored several houses a year in Portland, both large and small, with great success.  Armed with extensive first-hand knowledge of house restoration, Bobby offers his clients an exceptional eye to pinpoint property potential and value.  Whether you are searching for complete fixer property or a dialed-in and buttoned-up home, he is happy to guide you through the process of finding your perfect place.  If you are selling your property, Bobby’s keen eye will help you showcase all of your property’s best features.  Because Bobby buys and sells several properties of his own every year, he better understands what it's like to be in his clients shoes. And as an experienced buyer’s agent, listing agent, and renovator, Bobby is well-versed in negotiating a great price and terms for his clients. If you’re looking to get a sneak peak of Bobby in action, you can watch him (and his mom) on an episode of First Time Flippers on the DIY Network. Or you can catch him on Katu's Afternoon Live daytime talk show once a month, discussing Portland Real Estate and House Restoration. Check it out here Contact Bobby at: 503-502-3066 or Licensed Contractor #215071
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