NEW: A Designer’s Digs In Irvington

2331 NE Knott St – Portland OR 97212 | $995,000 |

A total architectural stunner with impeccable style and a generous helping of historic charm right smack in the heart of Irvington. This home occupies a central corner in this picturesque historic neighborhood, but step inside and you will find great privacy both indoors and in it’s exterior living space.  A designer’s digs – this home feels like it has been ripped out of the pages of a magazine. A dramatic renovation launched this home into a new era while at the same time honoring it’s historic past. The brilliant design illustrates that it’s possible to achieve a “now” residence while retaining the feel of the era by blending original period details with sophisticated modern luxuries – all with smashing success.

From the moment you step into the entry you know you’ve arrived into something special. Warm Craftsman details and hardwood floors welcome you while the lavish wall treatments peek your curiosity to explore further.

The main living space unfolds to a light filled living room with built-in sitting benches and a cozy fireplace, a dining room with original natural woodwork, built-ins and dramatic designer wall treatment. Walk through the swinging door and an oversized, well-appointed eat-in kitchen awaits complete with island, marble counters, distinctive lighting, cabinets and hardware. A half bath with original accents completes the main level.

Head upstairs and you will find essentials such as: a true master suite with a suave bathroom complete with tile shower, marble counters, tile floors and a Juliette balcony. A large landing area leads to three additional bedrooms, one with a wood fireplace, and a full bath with claw foot tub. The third floor living space offers a large bonus room, storage closets, a guest bedroom and a full bath.

A full, unfinished basement has the potential for additional finished living space. The exterior grounds are fully fenced with two side yards featuring a paver patio with a water feature and covered outdoor living space.

No expense spared and truly a delight to tour.
To find out more about this property contact our team: Ruth, Dana or Gary at 503.497-5328
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2529 NE 7th Ave – Portland OR 97212 {Irvington]
4 Bedrooms | 2.5 Baths | 2,396 SF | Price: $489,000

Old-Pdx style Irvington home with a great blend of vintage charm and new amenities. Natural wood moldings, extensive hardwoods and great built-ins. Newer kitchen with large pantry, granite counters, cook-island, double sink and lots of natural light. Finished basement with family room, guest suite and utility closet. Elevated from the street with an inviting front porch, this home is move in ready.
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Modern Irvington Luxury

Modern luxury with comfort and timeless style. Great street and location with proximity to parks, shopping and schools, this home is all you need to carve out the perfect Irvington lifestyle. Thoughtfully considered layout with gracious sized rooms and spaces this home gets it exactly right for both easy living and entertaining. The oversized kitchen includes a huge island and eat-in area, Viking six burner stove, twin Asko dishwashers all with beautiful details and finishes. Four stories of light filled spaces finished with durable, luxurious materials – featuring a spa like master suite with dual walk-in closets, third floor bonus space, a finished basement with media room and a covered outdoor patio with fireplace. A “zen” like low maintenance back yard, water feature and raised beds complete this home into the perfect Irvington residence.

Offered at $1,090,000 | ML#52172912
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NEW: Bright & Cheery Alameda Bungalow

New on the market! This bright and cheery Alameda bungalow has had extensive updates and is move in ready with large rooms, a great layout and hardwood floors throughout. Enjoy an open floor plan with an ample living room centered around a wood fireplace and a dining room that opens to the renovated gourmet kitchen. There is plenty of room in the bright kitchen which has lots of cabinets, slab granite counters, double ovens and a cooktop. The spacious bedroom on main floor can function as a home office or a guest suite. The second floor has two bedrooms with a huge walk-in closet and a spa like bathroom which features a tile shower, travertine floors, soaker tub and lots of natural light. Additional living space can be found in the partially finished basement with a family room and half bath. This is a great neighborhood close to shopping, schools and public transportation.

3434 NE Alameda St – Portland OR

2,774 SF | 3 Bed | 2.1 Baths | Offered at $549,000 | RMLS#12526300

To find out more information about this home visit my website: or call me at 503.497.5328


Hot Price Ranges In Portland Oregon – What Homes Are Selling

At them moment it’s hard to determine if what is reported in the media is fact, speculation or just plain theory. I hope these numbers shed some light on the ultimate question most people have right now – is anything selling out there?

If you are a buyer or seller in today’s market its crucial to look at factual information and base your decisions on good data as well as your goals – not any other “general” news reports.


Whatever side of the fence you are on, looking at what’s selling will identify trends and help forecast what you might encounter while in the real estate market.


SELLERS – If you have a marketable home in the “Hot Price Ranges” then your odds of finding a buyer with minimum time on the market are good.


BUYERS   If are searching for homes in the “Hot Price Ranges” then chances are that that you will most likely find a at market value but with increased competition for the great homes from other buyers.


Here is how sales for the month of January 2009 stack up along with the “Hot Price Ranges” for each area.

A note about the source of data - I am only taking into consideration residential family homes that have sold in the City of Portland only. All data used reflects property that has sold through a Realtor and comes directly from the Portland Association of Realtors. Though increasingly rare in this market these numbers do not reflect any homes that might have sold without a Realtor.

Total Homes Sold in City of Portland in January – 299


Southeast Portland – 121 homes

Hot Price Ranges

            $100,000-$200,000 – 51 homes

            $200,000-$300,000 – 46 homes

            $300,000-$400,000 – 17 homes


Northeast Portland – 85 homes

Hot Price Ranges

            $200,000-$300,000 – 30 sales

            $300,000-$400,000 – 16 sales


West Portland – 71 homes

Hot Price Ranges

            $200,000-$300,000 – 20 homes

            $300,000-$400,000 – 17 homes

            $500,000-Above    – 23 homes


North Portland   – 22 sold homes

Hot Price Ranges

            $100,000-$200,000 – 8 sales

            $200,000-$300,000 – 9 sales

Contact Ruth Price – broker with the Hasson Co. Realtors – for more information about the market, to find out your home’s value or with questions.

503.802.8845 or





“Hot Properties” – Urban & Close-in Portland Neighborhoods

The following homes made the list of “Hot Properties” this week of homes listed for sale in Portland located in close-in and urban neighbrhoods. I’ve personally viewed these properties and deemed them worthy of the title due to one or more of the following reasons: 

  1. Great close-in/urban Portland location/neighborhood
  2. Good house at good price
  3. Priced very well or below market value
  4. Have had significant price reduction(s)
  5. Offer something unique or are architecturally distinct

Please click on the links below to view pictures and more information about each property. A note: these links are only valid while the homes are on the market for sale. Please feel free to call me or e-mail me for additional information or if you know someone that might be a perfect fit for one of these homes.


$ 1,750,000     4,422 SF          Alameda                      Click Here To View More Info

It doesn’t get better than this. Totally remodeled with modern finishes this home has great views of the west hills and downtown Portland. The very best in one of Portland’s most desirable neighborhoods.


$ 379,900        1,744 SF          Eastmoreland              Click Here To View More Info

Awesome street and neighborhood just minutes from downtown Sellwood. Completely remodeled and so cute!


$ 399,900        1,488 SF          Sellwood                     Click Here To View More Info

Cool location atop the Sellwood library with lots of room and outdoor space. This one surprised me. Close to all Sellwood amenities and restaurants.


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