Entries by sainzmj

RIP and the Race Against the Clock

April 2018: RIP is the acronym for a new zoning change in the city of Portland titled Residential Infill Project.  Unfortunate name and as it turns out a huge constraint on our building plans.  This zoning overlay is in the process of going through changes with the Planning and Sustainability commission and is set to […]

Lot Confirmation vs Lot Division

March 2018: My husband is very interested in real estate.  This makes for easy dinner conversation as in the real estate world there is always something new to learn and a situation that hasn’t come up before. Over dinner one evening we began discussing the many lots in our neighborhood that are being divided into two […]

You Can See Russia From Here

Not really, but you do have sweeping South East views from the living room, bedroom and private deck. Enjoy views of the city, Willamette river and Mt. Hood. This spacious one bedroom plus den condo is in the LEED Silver Encore Condos. Sophisticated kitchen with gas appliances, quartz countertops and island. High ceilings and hardwood […]

Tax Reform and Homeowners

Lets talk about taxes.  This is one of the most asked about topics I have gotten in the past few months.  The large tax reform bill will directly effect homeowners.  As of yesterday afternoon the Senate budget committee has voted to send their version of the tax bill to the Senate floor later this week […]