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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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: North Tabor Cutie!

Cute, clean, remodeled and move-in ready – this ranch is a perfect down-sizer, first home, condo alternative or rental. Featuring: two bedrooms, one bath, a large eat-in kitchen with stainless appliances & lots of natural light, living room with a wood burning fireplace and an over-sized attached two car garage. This single level home sits on a large lot (7,050 SF) in the “hot” North Tabor neighborhood – conveniently located to nearby amenities, parks and public transportation.
225 NE 67th Ave – Portland, OR 97213 | MLS #12462938 | $239,000

To find out more about this property visit our website at: or give us a call at 503.477.0759
We look forward to connecting with you!
Thank you – Ruth Price, Dana & Gary Griggs

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NEW: Westmorland Cottage

Take a look….. Sweet Westmorland/Sellwood cottage with a fantastic private yard!!! Good bedroom separation, partly finished basement with tv room, new carpet & paint, vinyl windows, hardwood floors, remodeled bath, new kitchen appliances and detached garage. Large yard, with lots of plants/trees, privacy – a gardener’s dream.

Location: 5857 SE 23rd Ave, Portland OR

Price: $319,280


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A look at 2008 inventory levels – Portland Oregon Metro Area

City Of Portland vs. Portland Metro Area – Supply of Housing Available

Inventory levels started the year off at 12.8 months for the Portland Metro Area then leveled off in the middle of the year towards the 10 month range then climbed to a high of 14.1 months in December 2008. The inventory levels in the City of Portland faired well compared to the overall Portland Metro Area. They were on average 2 months lower throughout the year and dipping as low as 7 months in May 2008.


What this means is that at the end of December 2008 at the current rate of sales if no other homes were to come on the market for sale it would take 14.1 months to sell all the homes currently for sale in the Portland Metro Area and 12.17 months to sell all the homes available for sale in the City of Portland.


For a balanced market the inventory of available housing needs to be around 5-6 months. Anything above 6 months starts to create a buyers market while anything under 6 months leads towards a seller’s market.


In the Portland Metro Area it’s a Buyer’s market overall. However, this varies vastly depending on the price range, area and neighborhood. When considering buying or selling it’s important to look at supply levels of the whole Portland market as well as in the specific area you are considering buying or selling.  


  2008 Months Of Inventory PDX vs. Metro Area

If you are considering buying or selling a home in the Portland area or have questions about the market please feel free to contact me at or 503.477.0759

“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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