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If These Walls Could Speak

In the demolition of a vintage home, "A century of family life is reduced to worthless rubble." This editorial by Allan Classen, Editor of the NW Examiner newspaper, talks about why we should consider stopping, not de…

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Keep Portland’s Older Homes — meeting tonight!

I am hosting a strategy meeting tonight at 7 pm at People's Co-op, SE 21st and Tibbetts. We will brainstorm solutions and strategies and envision how we want the process of housing demolitions to change to protect neighb…

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June Sneak Peeks

In this rapid-fire market, it helps to have a jump on listings before they're available to the general public. Take an exclusive sneak peek at these upcoming properties before they go live. This diverse group features li…

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1306 SE Yukon, on the Bluff! ML 14578631

Rare Small House on the Bluff in Westmoreland! Sensational winter views of river, Oaks Bottom, and the west side. Sale pending. Let me know if you'd like to be kept updated on this sale. View the Super Flyer …

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986 SE River Forest Rd

A central deck and firepit provide a gathering place beneath tall fir trees in the south facing back yard. 986 SE River Forest Road. $345,000 --Sold, in 5 days. The River Forest neighborhood is a peaceful natural water…

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Building an ADU (Accessory Dwelling) in Portland

Kol Peterson's Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) in Portland Oregon How to legally build a cottage in your backyard! Lots of people I know are considering creating an ADU for family to live in or to rent out for extra inc…

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“Behind the Scenes” at 3945 SE Ash in Laurelhurst

I had a great time planning and carrying out the sale of this beautiful Laurelhurst bungalow. It sold in 2 days with 8 offers, for a very good price, above the asking price. The open house was a huge success; with about …

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Urban Birds and Bees

Living in an urban area doesn't mean you can't have local honey and fresh eggs. It just means you can support a local business and maybe invite some new feathered friends into your backyard. Watch this informational video and then check out the full scoop on the birds and the bees below!  …

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July Sneak Peeks

In this rapid-fire market, it helps to have a jump on listings before they're available to the general public. Take an exclusive sneak peek at these upcoming properties before they go live!   NE Lombard St at Mallory - approx. $285k Adorable meticulously maintained 1925 Tudor. Elegant …

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Save by Recasting Your Loan

Seeking the inside scoop on all things financial, we reached out to M Realty's preferred lending partner, Guild Mortgage's Brent Lucas, to get the details on loan recasting: Refinancing your home loan can be expensive. Depending on your situation, recasting your loan lowers your monthly payme…

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Classic Home Success Stories

The bustle of recent market activity has breathed life back into new construction projects, but don't count out classic homes. This trio of 1912 homes sold last month, each with its own particular allure and potential. Imagine how you would customize these classic constructions and be inspired by…

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Mortgage Rates Drive Purchasing Power

Offering a special glimpse into the financial realm, M Realty's preferred lending partner, Guild Mortgage's Brent Lucas provided this illuminating chart and information showing the impact of mortgage rates on actual buyi…

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Hidden Gems of Sauvie Island

Hidden Gems of Sauvie Island As spring peeks its head out from the blanket of winter, Portlanders will undoubtedly be looking to embrace the out-of-doors at Sauvie Island. Already famous (notorious, even) for its …

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