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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






Erika & Kari

Broker-Esquire | Principal Broker | Seniors Real Estate Specialists | OR

Erika George and Kari McGee are the highly skilled HouseLove PDX team at Living Room Realty in Portland, OR. 

As designated Seniors Real Estate Specialists (SRES®), Kari and Erika help Seniors and their families navigate aging in place, downsizing, multigenerational housing, senior community living options, and probate sales. These exceptional real estate agents will help you prepare for life’s transitions with compassion and expert guidance. Principal Broker Kari McGee is an 11-year Portland Monthly 5-Star Realtor® and has helped clients successfully navigate the evolving Portland real estate market for almost two decades. Realtor® Erika George brings to the table 20 years of experience as an attorney specializing in construction and contracts and has been a full-service real estate broker since 2013. These experienced real estate agents will help you prepare for life’s transitions with a customized plan designed for your specific goals.  Erika and Kari's in-depth market knowledge and savvy data analysis will help you make educated, pro-active decisions that will reduce stress and provide better outcomes for your real estate needs.  Given our foremost duty as a fiduciary, be assured that your best interests will always be at the very center of every decision we make together. And, as the great-granddaughters (they're cousins!) of a professional baker, don’t be surprised if your real estate transaction with Erika and Kari comes complete with pie, cookies, or the best homemade toffee in the world. 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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