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Three Picks From Tuesday’s Tour

2563 N Argyle Street, $275,000 – Appealing one-level ranch in the blossoming Kenton neighborhood. Open-plan living, great flow and two outdoor entertaining areas. What’s not to love at this price? (more info)

7434 N Stockton Ave, $299,500 – Style is the key word for this house and the sellers have lots of it. Smart use of every square foot, and as a starter home this one ranks up there with the best of them. Plus, it’s on one of my favorite streets in NoPo. (more info)

2411 NE 20th Ave, $799,900 – The pick of this week’s tour. Absolutely beautiful 1909 Irvington craftsman and the very definition of flawless. Maintained and remodeled with care and attention to detail, this is the kind of home that makes you homesick if you went for a walk around the block. Unsurprisingly, it is already pending.

 

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House Numbers – February 2014

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Above is a snapshot of the Portland real estate market in February. 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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Home Truths

Cody and April Goldberg – Founders of Harper’s Playground

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With the wonderful success that you have achieved with Harper’s Playground it must be incredibly rewarding to see that continue with Owen’s Playground in Bainbridge Island….
The most rewarding thing of all is for us to make a visit to the playground and find it filled with kids of all ages having fun.  Of course, seeing our playground have something to do at all with inspiring others to take on a similar project is also pretty cool, too.  Owen’s Playground is a very special project to us as well.  Following the TODAY Show piece which aired last Fall around the one year anniversary of our opening we’ve now received hundreds of inquiries for help with design and fundraising.  Of course, we’re not yet able to help nearly as many people as we’d like.  Owen’s story and the passion his family shared with their vision compelled us to get involved right away.  They will build it this year, and we can’t wait to celebrate with them.

You have the whole house to yourself for the afternoon. Where do you hang out and why?
We get the house to ourselves so seldom, but we honestly like to use our “free” time at home doing chores.  We love to clean the garage or tend to the yard if the weather permits.  When the stars align and we get to be alone in our sweet home without too much on “the list” we love to crank up the stereo to 11 and dance in the living room.  It’s a great stress relief and we can’t go to 11 when the kids are at home ;)

What have you recently bought for your home that you wish you had bought sooner?
It’s funny, but an extra soft bath mat has really made an impact.  It’s so nice to step out of a bath or shower and put your feet down onto top-grade softness.

Spring is just around the corner, what’s the first thing you look forward to?
Once again, we love to work in the yard.  We’ve got a lot of plants to take care of and the winter can make the yard look just a little less than 100%.  With the sun and the returning plants the yard really comes to life.  We have very large windows, and a unique floor plan that has our main view from the main living areas looking out on the backyard.  It’s beautiful in the Spring, especially with a little maintenance right when the sun begins to shine.

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What’s your most recent ‘best kept secret’ in Portland?
Well, it won’t be much of a secret much longer.  We love to grab a pint at our new neighborhood spot, The Old Gold.  They were great about supporting Harper’s Playground, and it’s always a good time with great people.  They really nailed it on each and every detail, too.

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Cody will participating as a speaker during TedXPortland’s PERFECT event at the Keller Auditorium on April 12th, 2014. For more information please visit http://www.tedxportland.com.

 
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Posted by on March 17, 2014 in Home Truths, N Portland Homes

 

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House Numbers – January 2014

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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!

 
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Posted by on February 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Bright Ideas: Introducing Hasson’s New Mobile Apps

Mobile-Apps-Blog-Image-300x150We 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.

Download from iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hasson-company-realtors/id797092112?mt=8

Download for Droid:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.activewebsite.hasson

 
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Posted by on February 20, 2014 in Bright Ideas

 

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Home Truths

Eric Gabrielson – Account Director, Wieden + Kennedy

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Eric Gabrielson in the Nest at 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.

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View of Mt Hood from Eric’s deck

 

 
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Posted by on February 13, 2014 in Home Truths, SW Portland Homes

 

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New Listing: 15800 SW Snowy Owl Lane – $349,000

034_718815800 SW Snowy Owl Lane, Beaverton OR 97007

ML# 14542158

Priced at $349,000

3 Bedrooms

2.5 Bathrooms

Sqft: 2012

Taxes: $3,708.88

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.

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Upgrades to 15800 SW Snowy Owl Lane

Kitchen
• Completely remodeled kitchen
• Kitchen Aid fridge, oven, microwave
• Viking Gas Stovetop
• Viking Wine fridge
• Granite countertops
• New cabinets
Floors
• Monkeywood hardwood floors from Nova USA with Coffee Stain, throughout main level and staircase to upper level
• High-end Karastan stain-resistant carpet in bedrooms
Other
• Fireplace is gas with cutstom Oregon driftwood mantle and porcelain stone
• 2011 Whirpool washer/dryer front loaders
• Benjamin Moore Aura paint throughout house
 
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Posted by on January 29, 2014 in SW Portland Homes

 

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