I’m so excited to tell you about exciting changes in my business!
Although my clients have always been gracious, there is no longer any need to squish into the back of a Mini. I bought a Chevy Volt, which has quite a roomy back seat. Even more fabulous, we will now be cruising on electricity! Yay for Earth-friendly comfort! The Volt can run for around 50 miles per charge on electricity. After the first 50 miles it switches to a gas hybrid engine, but I rarely hit that limit in my daily driving.
Another exciting feature is that the Volt has it’s own wi-fi hotspot! I bought a iPad Air 2 for clients to use when we are on the road. With this, we can stay connected with up to date information as we are house hunting. (This also means less need to print so many sheets of information about all the houses we look at. Everything will be available right at your fingertips electronically!)
But more than basic info, if you want to know what information PortlandMaps.com has about a property, we can look it up right away. Have a question about the neighborhood? Let’s find out. Did you want to listen to your favorite music as we drive around? We can easily load up your favorite Pandora station.
House-hunting just hit a new level!
If you have ever wanted to move to Alameda Ridge in Portland, you have your pick of houses now. Quite a few are for sale at the moment. Our office went to check out homes there, and a few other places also in NE Portland today. Check out some highlights below. Click the addresses for more info.
1912 NE Couch St offered at $620,000
This was a lovely little house situated between two multi-unit complexes. Loved the attic. The whole house was cute.
3445 NE Davis St offered at $765,000
Very nicely finished. I love the sun-burst detail over the front door.
4455 NE Alameda St offered at $949,000
We don’t see houses painted black every day. Beautiful. I appreciated that there were bookcases built in to nearly every room.
3630 NE 32nd Pl offered at $985,000
3930 NE 26th Ave offered at $1,175,000
Very cool double lot.
3727 NE 10th Ave offered at $299,000.
And last, a sweet little house. Very nicely finished inside, but too many brokers to get photos in there!
My partner and I love tiny houses. We’d like to have one someday. Last year we attended a Tumbleweed weekend conference to learn more, which was pretty great.
Check out this site, where you can sign up for a tour of three tiny houses in November of the NE Portland tiny house hotel. They are capped at 100, so act quick to get a spot!
I went by some Open Houses on Sunday. Saw some great properties! Photos below. (Addresses link to more information. Photos open larger if you click on them.)
3111 SE 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97202. Offered at $599,900.
Brooklyn is an up and coming neighborhood. This house was perfect for a quick move-in. It has a two car tandem garage and is super close to the bridge for those who work downtown. Great, friendly team of people working on it.
4150 SE Crystal Springs Blvd, Portland, OR 97202. Offered at $575,000.
Sometimes on tours I see homes that I would personally love to live in. This was one of them. It has a great feeling. Beautiful gourmet kitchen. I loved the dual sinks facing each other in the bathroom, with a mirror between. Large lot with an unexpected pool! Second kitchen in the basement for rental potential?
8065 SE 16th Ave, Portland, OR 97202. Offered at $564,900.
Some updates are necessary on this one, but it’s a lot of house for the money.
8625 SE 16th Ave, Portland, OR 97202. Offered at $369,500.
This was a cute little house, could be a fun project. Loved the play structure / chicken coop in the backyard!
I took a tour of a wide range of things on the market. Enjoy!
3904 NE Hazelfern Place, Portland, Oregon
$799,900. Very new feel. Lovely kitchen!
3840 NE Couch St, Portland, Oregon
$554,900. Corner lot. Check out that wild bathroom!
4738 SE Madison St, Portland, Oregon
$399,900. Cute. Nice living and dining room. Great kids spaces.
4814 SE Lincoln St, Portland, Oregon
$499,900 Old, funky feel that I really loved. Neat details — check out the metal corners in the stairs. Cool chair made of tree trunk. I ate a delicious plum (most had fallen to ground.)
4849 SE Caruthers St, Portland, Oregon
$279,000. Very small, but cute and great price for the neighborhood.
2373 SE 44th Ave, Portland, Oregon
$439,000. Stylish loft condo. Nice outdoor common areas.
145 SE 30th Ave, Portland, Oregon
$549,000. Cute house. Quirky. Nice outdoor space.