New listing: 1926 W Burnside, Unit 607


1926 W Burnside Unit 607, Portland OR 97209

ML# 14246993

Priced at $265,000 – This listing is now pending

1 Bedroom

1 Bathroom

Sqft: 721

Taxes: $2,971.45

Schools: Chapman, West Sylvan, Lincoln

Ideally located in the middle of the NW, downtown and Pearl, this gently-lived in loft-style condo enjoys expansive easterly views from a wall of windows and a juliet balcony. Steps from the Max, with a deeded parking spot and a 24-hour concierge, this is quintessential urban living. LEED Gold building.


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Posted by on July 16, 2014 in Uncategorized


May House Numbers



May’s sales stats are in and the market continues to rise upwards. New listings, pending and closed sales are all up on April but pending and closed sales have slipped a little on May 2013. Inventory continues to be very tight at a tiny 2.8 months. All figures were provided by the RMLS.


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Posted by on July 3, 2014 in Uncategorized


Home Truths

Aaron and Cara Lutze


What’s your 9 to 5?
I work for Red Bull as the Field Marketing Manager for Oregon, Idaho and Montana – based out of our Portland office. My wife Cara works at Adventist Hospital as a Hospitalist. 

Working for Red Bull, you have been involved in some pretty amazing events. What’s been your favorite? 

It’s impossible to narrow it down to one event, but Red Bull Flugtag is always a fun event to put together. The excitement from everyone around the event is contagious, and the creativity that the teams put into each craft is incredible. My other favorite is an event that I did in San Francisco (prior to taking the job in PDX) called Red Bull Ride + Style. We brought in artists from all over the world to paint bike ramps – then held a fixed gear bike contest (race and freestyle) on the course.

We’ll get to the yard in a minute! What’s your favorite room in your new home?

Cara and I both love the kitchen. When we walked into it during the showing, we instantly looked at each other and said “this is it”. The kitchen is huge and has plenty of room to entertain – but it also connects directly to every other room on the main floor – so it ties the whole house together really well. We also share prepping/cooking duties at dinner, so there is enough room for us to both move around the kitchen without getting in each others’ way.

One of the more unusual requests we’ve had from a client was your need for enough room in the back yard for a pump track. Tell us about that.
For the uninitiated, a “pumptrack” is a dirt course that you can ride your BMX or MTB bike around – and the idea is to “pump” your bike, instead of pedaling it. By pumping, you create speed, and if you can create speed without pedaling, you’ll be that much faster on the bike when you actually do decide to push the pedals. I used to be a professional mountain biker, and previously owned a house in North Portland where we built a much smaller pumptrack. I knew that my next house needed to have one. It’s an easy way to sneak in 15-30 minutes of exercise – or a good excuse to have a bunch of friends over for a weekly BBQ/riding session. I knew that Cara and I had really similar desires for the actual layout and style of the house, so I exchanged my input about the house and just said, “the only thing I care about is having a yard big enough for a pump track”. I think it worked out well – we got exactly the house we wanted, and we have a great place to ride in the backyard!

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Summer is around the corner. What are you looking forward to?
Riding the pumptrack, obviously! We also have a little girl on the way, who will be born in August! We found out that we were pregnant on the same day that our offer was accepted, so this home will always have a special story to go with it, even if there wasn’t a pumptrack in the backyard. :)


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New Listing: 2127 NW Irving Street, Unit 205

2127 NW Irving Street - Unit 205 - Portland-01

2127 NW Irving Street Unit 205, Portland OR 97210

ML# 14312219

Priced at $249,900

1 Bedroom

1 Bathroom

Sqft: 836

Taxes: $2,692.43

Schools: Chapman, West Sylvan, Lincoln

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Spacious light-filled one bedroom condo, with high ceilings, in the heart of Nob Hill steps from stores, bars and restaurants, and a short walk to the Pearl. Easy access to downtown and the Max via bus or Streetcar.

Large bedroom with pocket doors opens out to the living/dining room and on to the recently remodeled kitchen with updates including granite counters, cabinets, tile and appliances. The bright airy bathroom boasts a claw foot tub. Laundry and private storage unit in the basement. With eye-catching curb appeal and a pride-of-ownership that is clearly evident, this building is an absolute treat. Walk Score comes in at 98!

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Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Condo, NW Portland Homes


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The Pick from This Week’s Tour


359 NE 79th Ave, $375,000 – This one was a real stand-out for us this week. Fully-remodeled throughout with well thought-out choices and attention to detail in Montavilla. At that price point you’ll be hard pushed to find many better houses.   (more info)

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Posted by on May 14, 2014 in NE Portland Homes


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New Listing: 8855 SW 175th Ave (1.2 acre lot) – $425,000

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8855 SW 175th Ave, Beaverton OR 97007

ML# 14509436

Priced at $425,000

Lot Size: 1.2 acres

Lot Dimensions: 160 x 325

Zoning: R6 (minimum 5 lots per acre / maximum 6 lots per acre)

Spectacular development opportunity! Level 1.21. acre site with Mount Hood, Mount St. Helens and Mount Adams views!

Co-listed with Peter Dillenberger (503.310.8194 and


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Posted by on May 5, 2014 in Uncategorized


March House Numbers
























Above is a snapshot of the Portland real estate market in March. All figures are provided by the RMLS. If you have any questions about these statistics or would like a more focused report about your neighborhood, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Posted by on April 30, 2014 in Uncategorized


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