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St. Johns Cottage Renovation

By Steve Buchert, November 1, 2019

When I helped Nick buy this house in 2010 it suffered from some bad “updates”: vinyl siding, melamine paneling, a cheap 70s kitchen. but it had a great location across from a park and 2 blocks from the quaint downtown of St Johns. Nick saw the potential and started by removing the siding and restoring the cedar. The house is relatively small but he rethought the kitchen, blowing it open to both the living room in front and mudroom in back. The barren lawn was a blank slate that he carefully crafted into a spectacular garden that stops traffic. Nine years later he and his partner John had improved just about every detail of the house and were ready for a new and larger project. Their hard work paid off and we immediately got several offers above asking price and a fast sale. Stay tuned for Nick & John’s next project!

Steve Buchert

Principal Broker

Hi, I'm Steve Buchert, a residential Realtor specializing in the close-in neighborhoods of Portland and the northern Oregon coast. I've been a full time Realtor since 1993 and am proud to say I have built my business on each and every transaction.  Most of my business now comes from former clients coming back or referring their friends to me. I work with both buyers and  sellers and strive to give each the best representation possible. Buyers: I offer extensive knowledge of the neighborhoods and construction techniques to help with the search of the best house. My aim is to keep you focused on your  goals while helping you find the best value and quality. Sellers:  I offer my excellent and innovative marketing skills, utilizing the latest technologies to promote your home and I put my all into getting your home sold for the most money and in a timely matter. For both buyers and sellers I offer top-level negotiating skills and over 21 years experience navigating through a transaction. I'd like to work with you!
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Steve Buchert

Principal Broker


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