New Listing: 5953 NE 37th Avenue

5953 NE 37th Ave - Portland- 01

ML: 16661436

Priced at $437,500

3 Bedroom

2 1/2 Bathroom

Sqft: 2352

Taxes: $3,837.46

Schools: Faubion, Jefferson/Madison

Spacious 1960 Concordia ranch just a hop, skip and a jump to Fernhill Park. Enter the home through the living room or the kitchen, which combined with the dining room, effortlessly flow together. To the back of the home, two bedrooms were combined to make the master bedroom that stretches the width of the home and includes a half bathroom and a sliding door out to the deck. Also on the main level is a second bedroom and full bathroom.

Downstairs there’s a spacious family room with original wet bar, third bedroom, full bathroom and a laundry room. With a separate entrance this has rental potential. The newly-built deck leads to the large beautifully cared-for yard with a pond, sitting area and large hidden storage shed at the back of the lot.

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Posted by on August 23, 2016 in Uncategorized


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New Listing: 3464 NE 35th Place

3464 NE 35th Place, Portland, OR 97212

3464 NE 35th Pl - Portland- 04


Priced at $695,000

3 Bedroom

2 Bath

Sqft: 2870

Taxes: $4,780.30

Charming Alameda bungalo with versatile detatched ADU. Light filled main level home with gracious living room and fireplace. Newly remodeled kitchen and dining area with a bedroom and full bath at the back of the house. Upstairs the large master boasts a sitting room and two closets. Accompanying the master on the upper level are a third bedroom and second full bathroom. The newly completed ADU with another full bath could be a studio.

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Posted by on July 21, 2016 in Uncategorized


New Listing: 5618 SE Mitchell Street

5618 SE Mitchell Street, Portland, OR 97206

5618 SE Mitchell St - Portland- 02

ML #16444629 – Listing is Pending Sale

Priced at $349,000

2 Bedroom

1 Bathroom


Taxes $3,318.17

5618 SE Mitchell St - Portland- 10

Great house in desirable location. 2 bedrooms and full bath on the main floor with a large family room downstairs. Loads of storage for all your gear! Rare attached garage and an oversized yard makes this a great house for almost anyone.

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Posted by on July 5, 2016 in Uncategorized


New Listing: 6008 SW Taylor Street

6008 SW Taylor Street, Portland, OR 97221

6008 SW Taylor St - Portland - 02

ML #16136039 – Listing is Pending Sale

Priced at $997,000

Sqft: 4,113

5 Bedrooms

5 Bathrooms

Elegant Contemporary Home

Taxes: $11,317.53


Elegant light filled contemporary home, is only minutes from downtown. The main level has an open floor plan complete with french doors to a lovely expansive deck. 3 full bedrooms and 3 full baths complete the main floor. Upstairs boasts a master suite complete with custom closet and spa like bathroom with heated floors. The lower level has a spacious office, fifth bedroom, full bath, family room and more french doors to another deck. Sprawling yard for all.

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Posted by on July 1, 2016 in Uncategorized


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Home Truths: Bill Deiz



This month’s Home Truths features Bill Deiz, AKA Billy Ray Deiz. I was lucky enough to work with Bill last year on some family transactions, and while doing so, heard some incredible stories from his time as a musician, TV news reporter and actor in Los Angeles in the 70s.

You won a Los Angeles Emmy in your job as a news reporter for KCBS TV for your live coverage of the shootout between the police, the SLA, kidnappers of Patty Hearst. What do you remember of that day? 

We were using what was, at that time, experimental technology, the so called mini-cam which allowed us to transmit live pictures and sound from the scene, and brought viewers the immediate impact of the gun battle. I staked out a position for our broadcast close enough that we literally dodged bullets fired from the SLA house. Since we had the only live pictures, our broadcast was shared by all of the LA TV stations and eventually around the world. It helped to prove the new technology and resulted in the adoption of the mini-cam as the go to for covering live breaking news.

That dramatic day led you to being cast as a news reporter in numerous TV shows in the late seventies. What are some of your memories back then of those shows? 

The first was my casting as a live TV reporter in Kojak in the Goodluck Bomber episode where I got to spend the day hanging out with star Telly Savalas and had a number of scenes with Telly. I also appeared in such classics as the Incredible Hulk, Colombo, and Nighstalker, and many movies of the week.

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I seem to remember you telling me that you persuaded the head of your news channel to feature in depth reports on the music scene on the Channel 2 News in L-A, which you produced and anchored? Who were some of your favorite guests? 

For a full year I covered the L-A music scene and featured in my profiles stars like Neil Diamond, Loretta Lynn, Ray Charles, the Temptations and the Supremes, Lawrence Welk, Quincy Jones, Henry Mancini, even Pat Boone. We not only featured their music but also profiled them in the recording studio or getting ready for a performance. I even sang a duet with Neil Sedaka on one of the segments!

Above: Bill sang backing vocals, along with Bob Dylan and Alan Ginsberg, on Leonard Cohen’s ‘Death of A Ladies’ Man’

Music has played a big role in your life. Tell me more about that side of your life.

In college in the ‘60s I helped form a band that became The Seven Souls. We were racially integrated and played hits by James Brown, Ike and Tina Turner, and all the Motown greats. At one point we were represented by the Righteous Brothers agent, were on Ike and Tina’s record label, and had Henry Mancini’s publisher, Larry Shayne, as our manager. We were the group Bob Welch was in prior to his success with Fleetwood Mac.


Even though you are retired now you still keep yourself very busy. What are you working on these day?        

I am very active with my music, writing, producing and recording songs. I often work with a Nashville crew, some of the best in the business, including Bonnie Raitt’s guitar player, George Marinelli and producer Cliff Goldmacher. My latest project was produced entirely in Portland, a soul song, Freedom’s Song, Look Out My Window! Recorded at Opal Studio with Kevin Hahn. I hope to use it to stimulate voter registration during this critical time in our nation’s history and will devote a portion of the sales to this effort. Our website:


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Posted by on June 9, 2016 in Home Truths


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