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Old house, new life

By Leah Dowling, July 30, 2018

This house was a down to the studs remodel with new everything:  flooring, insulation, siding, plumbing and electrical and I could go on and on. Open floor plan, making entertaining a dream, on a quiet street, with an awesome, spacious yard and within 10 blocks of the Lents farmers market. They even found a way to make a master suite and not change the original  footprint of the house, so now it has been modernized with a beautiful bathroom.   Im so excited the house will be in such good hands, with the new buyers.  Congrats to all!

Leah Dowling


“Its not what you do, its why you do it.” Howard Shultz I have a genuine passion for and get great joy from helping people. I know this sounds cheesy but everyone, there it is. Its true. I have been helping people buy and sell homes since 2005 and plan to be helping people for years to come. My most important values are honesty, trust, kindness, communication and FUN! There are many moving parts to real estate and trying to navigate the waters, is overwhelming to many people. So, with these basic value, we work together as a team, fulfilling your dreams all while having a great time doing it. I listen to your needs, and we go out as a team and make your dreams a reality. Whether that is buying your 1st or 15th house, selling your home, buying a condo, starting to invest in rentals or buying a farm! I am there to help you! I have a bachelors from the University of Washington in Communications. I am originally from the east coast. I graduated from high school in Upstate NY, lived in Arlington VA and Seattle before settling in lovely Portland OR. I live in St Johns in North Portland, and LOVE it. Its like living in a small town, within a big city. Little bit more about me and things I love: Travel: My obsession is currently Spain: the food, the people, the history… I was a flight attendant in my 20’s and my father was a pilot so flying and travel has been in my life for as long as I can remember. My Dachshunds: I have a grey dachshund named Olive and a Chi-weenie named Max. Everything I do is for them, the house I buy, the car I drive, everything. I am a crazy weiner dog lady and stop people on the street if I see they have one. Remodeling homes: My partner, a contractor, and I are on our second home that we have completely overhauled. It is so exciting to take it down to the studs, and build it back up. I love all the potential homes have and this is a skill that I have when looking a house, all the possibility that it has. The last remodel we did, we lived in a 16’ trailer for 8 months until it was liveable: 2 humans and 2 dogs in 800 sq feet. Reading: I have been known to read/listen to up to 10 books at a time. I love to learn and grow and there is so much information out there to know. Food: I love to cook and eat delicious and healthy food. I know, they don't normally go together but…
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