As real estate brokers, we are often asked how the market in Portland is doing and of course we are only too happy to chat about the ups and downs of the world we work in. Unfortunately though we don’t always get to see you in person on a regular basis. So with that in mind we decided to create a monthly snapshot of the Portland real estate market in a quick one minute read. This statistical overview is generated from a monthly report that the RMLS produces for realtors which we have then turned into an easy-to-read infogram. We hope you find this information useful!
We are proud and excited to announce that we have released our first Android, iPhone and iPad mobile apps. Hasson’s mobile apps allow you to effortlessly search for a home with immediate access to all active listings within the Multiple Listing Service.
Search tools available through the app include a proximity search using your current location, a perimeter search used by drawing boundaries on a map, and a scope search which displays all available properties when you aim your device’s camera down any street. The Hasson app also gives you the option to narrow your search using traditional search methods such as price, square footage, number of bedrooms/bathrooms, open houses and more.
Learn more about the Hasson mobile apps by watching the videos here:
For the iPhone and Android:
For the iPad:
The Hasson Company believes in staying ahead of the competition when it comes to all aspects of our industry. Hasson is small enough to ensure local market knowledge, yet focuses on providing the services and technologies rivaling even national competitors.
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Eric Gabrielson – Account Director, Wieden + Kennedy
What is your favorite part of the ad campaign you are currently working on?
My favorite part of the current ad campaign is a two minute TV spot called ‘Pick Them Back Up.’ The spot is part of the Olympic campaign for Procter & Gamble called Proud Sponsors of Mom. In this spot, we’re telling the stories of four Olympic hopefuls and their Moms. Specifically, thanking the Moms for teaching us that falling only makes us stronger and for giving us the encouragement to try, try again.
The best way to survive a rainy February in Portland is….
Get outside and be active. You can be outside in Portland 365 days a year. You might get a little wet but you can always go on a trail run, bike ride, hike, etc. The other way to survive a rainy February is to head east on the weekends. To the mountain for skiing or to central Oregon for sun.
Describe the last thing you bought for your home….
The interior of our home was recently remodeled so there isn’t ‘much’ to do. This is a good thing. Therefore, the last thing we ‘bought’ for our home was a newly-designed front yard and driveway. The back yard is next!
Best comfort food for a Portland winter is….
Anything meat and potatoes. My favorite thing to do is put everything in a crock pot in the morning. Go skiing all day up on the mountain and then come back home for comfort food in front of the fire.
What is your favorite part of your home?
The view from the back deck. Hands down.
Priced at $349,000
Schools: Scholls Hts, Conestoga, Southridge
Tucked away on a private street in Murrayhill, this is a perfect home for those that love to entertain. The main level comprises of a large great room with an updated gourmet kitchen. Stainless-steel appliances include KitchenAid built-in oven and microwave, and a Viking range-top and wine cooler. The large island seats six and opens out to the living room area and dining area. A beautiful custom Oregon driftwood mantle surrounded by porcelain stone is the centerpiece of the living room. A half bathroom and access to the two-car garage finish off the main floor.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms including a large master suite and an over-sized third bedroom that could easily be transformed into a family room and exercise area. Alternatively keep it as a bedroom large enough for at least two children to share. The wide hallway has a nook that perfectly fits an office/desk area. Also on this level there is a guest bathroom and a separate laundry room.
Outside there is a spacious patio for the BBQ and outdoor entertaining and room for a small storage shed.
Upgrades to 15800 SW Snowy Owl Lane
2014 sees Bricks and Mortar kick off Home Truths, a new monthly article focusing on one of our clients, their home and what keeps them busy. This month we interview Dominique Baynes, who lives with her family in SW Portland.
Dominique Baynes Prop Stylist, Set Decorator
How do you fill your days?
I am freelance so my days vary widely. If I am working on a job or project, I am either preparing for the shoot or shopping for props or decor for an interiors project, or on set of a photo-shoot. As a prop stylist and set decorator I am required to do a wide spectrum of tasks from creating a giant pile of money in a wheelbarrow to building a miniature room set and everything in between. As an interiors stylist the requirements can be just as diverse, modern minimalism to bohemian colorfests, which is why I love it so much. If I am not working, I juggle my time between being a mum to two little ones and enjoying any snippets of creativity I can sneak in. I am often to be found browsing in shops or obsessively scouring blogs and websites looking for inspiration or ideas. I’m not sure what I did before Pintrest. It is an amazing tool. My days are very full.
How do you beat the January blues?
Buy myself lots of flowers and keep busy. So far I have painted and upholstered a bench, cleaned out the garage (well a bit) and made lots of soup. I actually enjoy the calm after the storm of the holidays to regroup and clear out.
What’s your favorite part of your home?
The living room. I love how bright it is even on the dreariest of Portland days. It has glass on all sides because of the atrium and the triangle windows in the roof, so it is never ever dreary. Sitting on the couch at different times of the year I can see a magnolia tree in bloom, a sea of colored leaves or frosty lawn. Misty birch trees in the garden on one side and tropical plants in the atrium on the other. It never gets old.
If your house was on fire and you could only grab one thing what would it be?
Apart from the kids and the dog it would be my Eero Saarinen marble table. Well, if I could lift it, which I probably couldn’t. I have had it for a long time and it was the first piece of designer furniture I bought. It has been in many of my homes and now serves as a breakfast table for my family which I really like.
2014 will be all about…..
Color, I am going to bring more color into my very white home, oh and cook more.
1529 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Unit 202
Priced at $229,900
Schools: Buckman, Hosford, Cleveland
Charming one-bedroom unit located in the popular lower Hawthorne district. Quiet, spacious, full of light with hardwoods throughout. Large entryway. Living room with French doors to dining room and kitchen give excellent flow. Downtown view from kitchen/bedroom. On-site storage unit, laundry and bike storage in basement. Surrounded by restaurants and minutes to commute downtown.
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5769 N Commercial, $425,000 – An open floor plan on the main level is the immediate appeal as you enter this 1907 Dutch Colonial. With three bedrooms up and a ton of charm, this should be a head-turner at this price point. – more info -
4207 SW 52nd Ave, $795,000 – Spacious 1964 custom ranch perfect for the entertainers amongst us. Separate bedroom wing and large games room in the basement. Bring on the summer and the G&Ts! – more info -
3559 NE Stanton Ave, $519,000 – My pick of the day goes to this Grant Park English. Lovely master suite upstairs, and tasteful updates throughout. Full of light and a great backyard ready for your landscaping ideas. – more info -