Entries by sainzmj

Stormwater

July 2018 While our land division application was with the city we began to get feedback from our city planner.  The first hurdle had to do with storm water systems.  The gutters on our existing home feed to pipes in the ground that we did not know where they ran to.  To discover this I […]

Land Division Application Submittal

June 2018 With confidence that our new lot and plan to build would be acceptable to the city we moved forward with the submitting our official land division application to the city.  Prior to the submittal our surveyor had to come out again to confirm lot lines and elevations.  Our A&E filled out the land […]

Early Assistance and Trees

June 2018: Since this is our first go around dividing a lot with the city of Portland and our lot has a few constraints we decided to schedule (and pay $1,500 for) an early assistance meeting with the city and our planning firm.  The early assistance meeting is designed to get input from all city […]

Sometimes You Get a Second Chance

Every once in a while the stars align and you get a second chance at the right house.  Ira and Ella emailed me about a home in SE Portland that they saw at an open house and loved.  The one problem is they were leaving two days later for a month long European vacation.  We […]

Owning the Land

April 2018: While beginning the process of lot division I knew we needed to let our current mortgage lender know that we planned to divide off part of the lot.  Our loan with Guild Mortgage is for the full 5,000 square lot and to legally divide the lot we needed to make sure the current […]