Beaverton School District Amazing Beaverton Home Offers Territorial Views 15360 SW Kiwanda Lane, Beaverton 97007 Nature’s Beauty abounds and highlights the many features of this extraordinary 4 bedroom home set in a cherished Beaverton School Neighborhood.  Lives large in the 2191 sq.ft. with perfect space for a spectacular outdoor living space.  Cooks kitchen with cook island, pantry and laundry room adjoining a bright, sunny […]
Portland Historic Arenson Court Condominium-Portland Eloquent 1930 Northwest historic building has two spacious bedrooms, and is located in the heart of the Alphabet District of Northwest Portland. Beautiful hardwood floors, granite counters and a euro style washer and dryer in unit! The remodeled bathroom, and coved ceilings make this one in a million! Bike storage and community laundry in basement. […]
Beaverton School District Gracious Living at Its Best in Allenbach Acres! 17760 NW Deercreek Court – Portland 3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bath / 2371 Square Feet / MLS#18167139 $574,000 Meticulous care in every detail and corner of this spectacular home and beautifully landscaped large backyard.  Gleaming hardwood floors on main level with high ceilings, tall windows and skylights – making it so very light and bright.  […]
Portland Beautiful Bull Mountain Home Backs to Greenspace Welcome home to a charming traditional home with wonderful attention to detail. Lived in lightly, this home is well appointed and features spacious rooms which are complimented with gleaming hardwood floors, high ceilings, tall windows, extra touches of moldings and more.  The gourmet kitchen offers room for more than one cook at a time – […]
Wilsonville Real Estate Located in the Heart of Villebois Community Wilsonville Craftsman style home nestled in the heart of the Villebois Community. Sought after Strasbourg floor plan with high ceilings gives a feeling of spaciousness. Large windows bring in an abundance of natural light. Great Room style living with cozy fireplace creates an open space that is perfect for entertaining. Upper level includes all bedrooms and […]
Uncategorized Contemporary Tanner Place Condominium in the Pearl Tanner Place in the Pearl with a Walk Score of 98 Offers an Easy Lifestyle!   Welcome home to the coveted Tanner Place Condominiums in the heart of the Pearl District. The high ceilings give the feeling of spaciousness. The large double pane wood framed windows offer breath-taking territory and city views. Enjoy the gleaming […]
Clackamas River Serene Oasis on Clackamas River Front Gated Entry Leads to a Serene Setting on the Clackamas River Stunning home with beautifully landscaped acreage and views of Clackamas River.  A chef’s kitchen with attention to every detail including Breakfast Station, multiple ovens, two dishwashers and a Sub-Zero Refrigerator.  The Master Suite includes a spacious deluxe bath and walk-in closet that includes a […]
Uncategorized Homeowner Tax Tips Even if you’re having a professional help you with your income tax return, you need to provide them with information on the money you spent that might be deductible.  Look at the following list to see if any of these things need a little more investigation to determine if they apply to your situation. If […]
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Uncategorized 1/2% Could Make a Big Difference Over 50% of homebuyers don’t shop to find the best interest rate for their mortgage.  While a buyer wouldn’t rarely purchase the first home they look at, they will accept the rate and terms offered by only one lender. While the borrower and the property affect the rate and terms that a lender may offer, […]
Uncategorized Converting a Home to a Rental A simple decision to rent your current home instead of selling it when moving to a new home could have far reaching consequences. If you have a considerable gain, in a principal residence and you rent it for more than three years, it can lose the principal residence status and the profit must be recognized. […]
Uncategorized Get Ready to Garage Sale A well-planned garage or yard sale can make room in your home, get rid of unused items and make some money but it needs some planning to be successful. Start early to research and plan Promotion is key Display items attractively Price items right Organize checkout Saturdays are generally the best day but there may […]
Uncategorized To Buy or Not to Buy, That is the Question? Each day, if you pay attention to news media, you may find yourself either riding a roller-coaster or pulling at an old fashion taffy pull when it comes to the housing market. The Wall Street Journal had an article “Home Prices Sink Further”: Declines Reported in All 28 Major Metropolitan Areas; Unsold Inventory Piles up”, […]
Uncategorized More Doom and Gloom for the Housing Market?? The Mortgage Insurance companies don’t seem to think so (at least not in Portland).So what is Mortgage Insurance (MI)?Contrary to what it sounds like, MI it is not insurance that your mortgage will be paid if you lose your job. In fact, it is not insurance for you at all, even though you may be […]
Uncategorized FHA and “flipping” Recent experience – A buyer falls in love with a home that was purchased a couple of months ago and then was rehabilitated. New homeowner put it back on the market for considerably more than the original purchase price-obviously to compensate for the $$ spent on the updates/refurbishing. Beware! FHA loans require that the sales […]
Uncategorized Patience and Time Equals Success on Short Sales Short Sales: much has been written about them. From my personal experience on the listing side of a short sale, they are not for the faint-hearted – either as sellers or as buyers. Depending on the lender, the time is much different than in a normal sale for closing time, number of accepted offers, and […]
Uncategorized Short Stop in Bingen, WA What goes best after tasting good wine–great food. On our return trip from Maryhill Winery a week ago, we stopped at the Solstice Cafe in Bingen, WA. What a wonderful surprise. Scrumptious food with just the right presentation + daily menu made with local ingredients + knowledgable and enthusiastic food servers and chefs + a […]
Uncategorized Rain, hail, sunshine–common Spring elements in Pacific NW weather–accompanied my husband and I as we travelled to the WA side of the Columbia River last weekend. Our destination–Maryhill Winery (Goldendale, WA about 2 hours to the east of Portland) to participate in their Spring Release party. The musicians, guests, the most accommodating staff and the […]
Forbes Portland Real Estate Looking Good! A bright note for those of us living in Portland, Oregon regarding the real estate future! Forbes magazine reports on the latest S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index that shows Portland is 1 of 5 of the best housing markets in the US. To read the whole article, click on the link below.
Africa I have been in real estate since 1997 and have represented both buyers and sellers throughout the very active markets–both during the frantic Seller’s Market and in the current Buyer’s Market. Prior to my real estate profession, I was an educator in the Beaverton School District. While there, I taught elementary, middle, TAG students and […]