Stunning Condo at the Door of the Pearl District

Serena got in touch with me as an out of town agent through my website. As a remote buyer, she was looking for virtual support, great communication and lots of info on the local market and Portland’s neighborhoods. After a number of virtual video walk-throughs in a few condos across the city, she settled on an absolute stunner. This 1,898 square foot condo boasted an additional 1000 square foot outdoor space and incomparable views of the city, making it an easy choice for Serena.


A quiet home in the North Park Loft building meant the Pearl and downtown were right at her doorstep.


You could see the attention to detail and emphasis on quality in the custom floor-to-ceiling windows featuring city & mountain views from every room.

Through great communication and a little time hitting the pavement, I think it’s easy to see that Serena landed herself with a remarkable new home. Congratulations Serena!

Listing Courtesy of: The Agency, Inc

Closed! Classic Bungalow Undergoes Cosmetic Updates and Goes Pending in Four Days!

We closed! Out of state sellers, Deitrich and Shauna, had a lot of updating to undertake in order to get their charming NE bungalow ready to sell. But we got it done in a flash and ended up with multiple offers in just 4 days on market! Original wood floors and classic built-ins complimented a newly updated kitchen, new carpets, fresh interior paint, landscaping, and staging. We saw a ton of traffic right away and it was no surprise. This bungalow was truly special with it’s proximity to Alberta and Dekum St. and a lovely, large fenced backyard with raised beds ready for planting—ready for a quickly approaching spring!

A huge thank you to Deitrich and Shauna for trusting me throughout the process and from states away! Scroll down to see a few snapshots of this great classic home.

Acre: 0.11
SqFt: 1546

Beds: 4
Baths: 2

A Chic & Modern New Condo for a Repeat Client

In the past few years, I have helped Gary buy and sell a gorgeous condo in the Pearl. He came back to me recently, having entered a new phase of life and looking for a home that better suited his needs and wants for the future. We found a beautiful custom built condo by Everett Custom Homes featuring totally modern conveniences—luxury finishes, slab quartz counter-tops, an open floor plan with high ceilings.

Sustainable, energy-efficient, and quality craftsmanship made this condo an easy choice for a new lifestyle across town.

Gary’s criteria for space and location were more than met, being within walking distance of Williams and Mississippi Ave. and their ample access to parks, top restaurants, shops, and grocery stores.  Most importantly, this condo allowed for flexibility with his payments so that he can continue his travels and rock climbing and yoga hobbies. This perfect condo is brand new and Gary will be its’ very first owner!

Listing courtesy of Jennifer Tran of Everett Real Estate Group

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 hired Environmental Works to come out and scope the rain drains.

It was found that the drains went to an underground *drywell.  This is a great stormwater mitigation, but unfortunately the drywell is located in the backyard mostly on the new lot.  The city let us know that we would be required to decommission the drywell and redirect our storm water on the existing house.  To do this we pulled the rain drains out of the pipes to the drywell and directed them to splashguards.  Easy peasy.

*A drywell is an underground structure that disposes of unwanted water, most commonly surface runoff and stormwater, and in some cases greywater. It is a covered, porous-walled chamber that allows water to slowly soak into the ground, dissipating into the groundwater.

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 division application and a company called Faster Permits submitted it to the city.

*Faster Permits is a great resource to get documents filed with the city quickly and efficiently.  They work with the permitting system daily and know the ins and outs of the system.