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Portland 4 Questions to Ask Your Home Inspector When you purchase a home, you need to know exactly what you’re buying.  Imagine how frustrated you’d be to find out that the hot water heater wasn’t working mid-shower! This is why you should have a home inspection before you buy your home. In Oregon, the inspection period is 10 business days after the sales […]
Portland What You Should Know About Home Energy Audits I took a fantastic class this morning dealing with a new law that was recently passed: starting January 1, 2018, anyone wishing to sell their home within Portland city limits (with or without an agent) must get a home energy audit prior to listing, and must provide the report with the home energy score (HES) […]
Holidays 10 Ways to Paint Portland GREEN for St. Paddy’s! I love an excuse to wear something silly and hit the town, so needless to say, St. Patrick’s Day ranks pretty high on my holiday list.  While I could probably do without queasy green beer, there is something about everyone out celebrating together that just makes me all warm and fuzzy inside (or it could […]
Holidays Celebrate the Holidays Portland Style! Around this time last year, I wrote a post with lots of holiday events in the Portland area.  My parents are coming to town for Christmas this year, and so while I plan activities for their trip, I’m compiling a list that I’d like to share again! Click the picture below to enlarge: And here are those […]
Portland Affordable Living in North Portland! Lovely 2 bed/2 bath home in North Portland's Portsmouth neighborhood.
Portland Portland Neighborhood Spotlight: Kenton Guys, I want to get a little personal here, and tell you about my neighborhood! While every neighborhood in Portland has it’s own charms (seriously, EVERY ONE has something cool to offer) there’s just something about Kenton.  Nestled in the area just west of I-5 and on the north side of Lombard, this little neighborhood […]
Dining NoPo Restaurant Series #3: Parkside I can’t tell you how many times I’ve walked through Kenton Park, saw Parkside nestled on the corner of Brandon and Willis, and thought, “I should try that place.”  It took me an embarrassing amount of time to actually make my way in the door, but once I did, I only wished that I had […]
Portland Stressed about Moving? 3 Ways to Ease Your Fears With low inventory in many markets throughout the country, many homeowners are afraid to sell their homes because they’re concerned that they may not be able to find a new one.  I’ve seen this happen all over Portland.  Inventory is so low that it’s scaring people on both sides of a transaction. This can be […]
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Portland Spring is Here! Upcoming Activities in Portland and Beyond! Spring is my absolute favorite season.  Growing up in Southern California I was always a summer lover, but since moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have a new appreciation for this transitional season.  Down there, Spring doesn’t really exist.  It never gets cold enough for winter to really take effect, so once March rolls around, […]
Education PPS Boundary Changes…An Update A few months ago, I posted about the possible boundary changes that were coming to Portland Public Schools.  Over the last months, the District-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee (DBRAC) has worked to put together a recommendation for Superintendent Carole Smith’s review.  She is now in the process of putting together a proposal for the School […]
Holidays Christmas Time is Here…and So Are the Lights! My absolute favorite thing about the holidays is seeing the city transform into a sea of lights.  Whether it’s in my neighborhood or a professional display, there’s nothing that gets me in the holiday spirit quite like some good Christmas lights.  Here in Portland, there’s no shortage of great holiday displays.  I wanted to share […]
Dining No Po Restaurant Series #2: Thai Cottage Here we are to talk again about one of my favorite topics–food!  I hope that some of you got a chance to visit Louie’s after my last post, and had a great experience with it. Thai food seems to be almost a dime a dozen in Portland.  I’ve seen countless take out places, food carts, […]
Dining No Po Restaurant Series: Louie’s Pizza and Catering I love living in North Portland–more importantly I love EATING in North Portland.  I want to start sharing some of my favorite places to grab a bite in the hopes that you wonderful people will give them a try and love them too!  None of the places I’ll be talking about are compensating me in […]
Dining No Po Restaurant Series: Louie's Pizza and Catering I love living in North Portland–more importantly I love EATING in North Portland.  I want to start sharing some of my favorite places to grab a bite in the hopes that you wonderful people will give them a try and love them too!  None of the places I’ll be talking about are compensating me in […]
Portland What the Heck is “Months of Inventory” Anyway? If you’ve been anywhere near the Portland housing market lately, you’ve no doubt heard that months of inventory is at an all time low.  It’s definitely true, but what on earth does that mean?  Months of inventory, or absorption rate, is a way to measure how quickly homes are selling in a given market. Months […]
Portland What the Heck is "Months of Inventory" Anyway? If you’ve been anywhere near the Portland housing market lately, you’ve no doubt heard that months of inventory is at an all time low.  It’s definitely true, but what on earth does that mean?  Months of inventory, or absorption rate, is a way to measure how quickly homes are selling in a given market. Months […]
Education Possible Changes to PPS Boundary Lines Earlier this week, I was at a class with the Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors (PMAR) and we briefly touched on the subject of a potential redrawing of boundary lines for Portland public schools.  This piqued my interest and led me to do a little research on the situation, although I haven’t learned enough yet […]