Home Truths

This month we get to chat with Aaron Coker. Many of you know him as your mortgage guy but we know him as a client and a friend. He bought a house with us in 2016 and has been working on it ever since. Here is a glimpse into his busy life. 1. You have…

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Meet Shelby Brakken. You have been receiving her amazing photos on our monthly postcards for over a year and now you get a glimpse inside her world. See more of her work at https://shelbybrakken.com/.   Your point of view behind the camera is so unique. Where do you draw your inspiration? I draw inspiration from books…

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This month we chat with Aaron Gusik and Marissa Moritz-Gusik who recently moved into their new home in the Foster-Powell neighborhood. Not long afterwards they were joined by their first daughter, Quince. You have been in your home a year and a half already. What’s your favorite part of the house? Probably the open concept…

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This month we chat with Vince and Cassie who have transformed their SW home from ‘colorful’ fixer into a stylish ranch full of warmth, flourish and a hearty family welcome. How do you fill your days? Vincent is a Senior Innovation Designer at Nike, Cassie is a stay at home mom, Gianna is in first…

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This month we chat with Dani Willingham who moved to Portland last year and runs Conscious Canines, a business training dogs through positive reinforcement. You have had quite a year! Moving to Portland, getting married, buying a house, and starting a business. What has been your favorite thing or discovery about your new home city?…

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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…

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Home Truths visits with Isabelle Baeck, graphic designer, who moved into her home in Laurelhurst last year. As a single mom you are constantly busy with work and raising your kiddo. If you had a day off from both, what would you do? I’m tempted to say sleep, but the reality of a responsibility-free day…

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We kick off Home Truths in 2016, by chatting with Joe Larralde, tattooer and artist, who along with his wife Alex and son Travis, moved into their new home just north of Mt Tabor last spring. Tell me how you became a tattoo artist? I went to school for landscape design at Colorado State University.…

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This month Home Truths talks with Jeff Sanders, software professional by day and Lego bender by night…… You’ve just sold your home, what are you going to miss most? That’s a tough question. Sarah Jane and I will miss a lot of things. It was a great house on a great street, and it was…

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This month Home Truths visits with Zoe van Baaren, an interior and exterior designer, who has a passion for making spaces look magnificent. What’s your nine to five? In true Portland fashion I wear many hats. The general theme of my work is anything that involves the beautification of home and garden. However, for the…

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