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Portland’s Fixer Audience is Alive and Kicking!

By Erika George & Kari McGee, January 19, 2022

822 NE HAZELFERN PL , Portland, OR 97232

$525,000 (Sold)

  • 3 Bed
  • 1.0 Bath
  • 1990 sqft.

Portland, OR, 97232

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  • Built in 1922
  • 1990 sqft
  • $263.82/sqft
  • County: Multnomah

The surprise news of late 2021 and early 2022 is that Portland’s fixer audience is indeed alive and well.

One of the dominant messages of the real estate market for the last few years has been that most Buyers are hesitant to take on properties that need work.   So when we listed this lovely but “untouched” home for sale in December, we were expecting a somewhat limited audience.

13 offers and $75,000 over asking later, we are here to tell you that the holy trinity of real estate: “Location, location, location” still has the power to encourage Buyer HouseLove for just about anything as long as the location is strong!

In this case, there truly is a lot to love about this charming Laurelhurst Bungalow.  So it hadn’t really been updated since 1968 but the Sellers put a new roof on prior to listing the property to help protect the home during our wet winter season, and get us through an appraisal.  The floor plan lends itself perfectly to expansion and/or improvement, and you just can’t go wrong with the high-quality ‘bones’ you get with this charming bungalow. 

And the gorgeous block – considered by many to be one of the best in the neighborhood, really was the star of our show.

As realtors, there’s something so deeply satisfying about helping a beloved neighborhood home, that’s had a full and wonderful life, transition to its next owners.  We know that exciting and wonderful things are in store for 822 NE Hazelfern Pl.

  • Listed:  $525,000
  • Sold:  $600,000
  • 13 Offers
  • 4 Days on Market

If you have a Portland Fixer to sell we would be honored to help you!  Feel free to call, text or email.

Kari & Erika






Kari + Erika

Principal Broker | Broker-Esquire | OR


The HouseLovePDX Team fuses comprehensive real estate knowledge and legal expertise in the dynamic landscape of Portland, Oregon.

Realtor® Erika George brings to the table 20 years of experience as an attorney specializing in construction and contracts and is a 2020 Portland Monthly 5-Star Realtor®. Principal Broker Kari McGee is a nine-year Portland Monthly 5-Star Realtor® and has helped clients successfully navigate the evolving Portland real estate market since 2005. Erika and Kari are also certified iRep™ agents and can help you evaluate the new iBuyer instant-cash offer options in the greater Portland area. Regardless of the market or your particular circumstances, these highly skilled real estate agents will ensure that your goals become your reality. WHAT WE KNOW We know that real estate is not a one size fits all endeavor. It’s easy to find real estate data on the internet these days, but it’s what we do with the data that counts. HouseLovePDX provides a thoughtful and proactive analysis of current market data for every one of our clients: We know that small details can make a big difference. We consider factors you may not be aware of when buying a house, selling a condo, or planning an ADU. From open permits to missing credits on escrow statements, these issues can cost you money. Let us guide you through the real estate process, from big picture dreams about your future home to the nitty-gritty of contract negotiation. We know that your “why” often comes before your “how” in real estate. We take extra time with our clients to fully understand all the reasons why you want to make a move to, from or within the Portland area. We use this insight as the key to developing a comprehensive plan for you. Don’t be surprised if we start our meetings by delving deep into your real estate knowledge, your past experiences, your goals, and your dreams! WHAT WE LOVE It’s a privilege to help a client sell a beloved home and move on to the next chapter of life. We love seeing Portland, neighborhood by neighborhood, through the eyes of someone who is new to the area and full of excitement. As Northwest natives who grew up together (we’re cousins!), our love for Portland runs deep. And we adore the moment when a buyer walks into a house and we all know it’s the one: aka HouseLove! We would be honored to help guide you through your changing real estate needs in Portland Oregon. CONTACT Erika George and Kari McGee 503.349.5449 | 971.322.6612
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