Claire Paris

Open House Update :: June 23 & 24

While getting ready to host open houses this weekend, we've had time to stop and enjoy the summer rain and stand outside while thunder boomed overhead. However, bright sunshine awaits us in the forecast this weekend and we can't wait to see you!

16125 SW Loon Dr, Beaverton (map/directions); Price: $575,000
Open House: June 24 (Sun), 1-3p

Details: This amazing 4-bedroom, 2.1-bathroom home in Beaverton is ready for you! The remodeled, gourmet kitchen is perfect for all your gatherings or a quiet dinner. The open living and dining rooms compliment the serene backyard, ideal for relaxing while enjoying your morning coffee. The 3-car garage, with a workshop area, offers plenty of space for cars, storage, and projects! 
(Listing by: Claire Paris)

4405 NE 75th Ave, Portland (map/directions); Price: $485,000
Open House: June 24 (Sun), 1-3p

Details: This fantastic 3-bedroom, 1-bathroom home in NE Portland has everything you could want! A large living room, an upstairs lounge, and basement movie room provide plenty of living and entertaining space. Hardwood floors, Schoolhouse Electric fixtures, and ample light provide abundant charm throughout. A big backyard makes it ideal for summer evening gatherings and BBQs. 
(Listing by: Claire Paris)

8131 SE 16th Ave, Portland (map/directions); Price: $475,000
Open House: June 23 (Sat), 2-4p

Details: A charming bungalow awaits you in Sellwood! This 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home is just blocks from New Seasons, the Spring Water Corridor Trail, as well as neighborhood cafes, shops and restaurants. The shared living spaces are bright and filled with natural light, thanks to hardwood floors and large, open windows. The outdoor patio and lawn will make summer entertaining a breeze, while the detached garage with driveway parking, offers plenty of space for your storage and outdoor gear. (Listing by: Claire Paris)

 

 Can't make this weekend? Contact us to schedule a visit by email or phone, 503.998.4878.

 

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OPEN HOUSE UPDATE :: JUNE 16 & 17

Along with getting ready to host a few open houses this weekend, we're looking forward to celebrating the dads, uncles, brothers, grandpas, and the many other incredible men who raised us and shaped us. Cheers! 

9216 N Leonard St, Portland (map/directions); Price: $300,000
Open House: June 16 (Sat), 12-2p


Details: this 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom fixer in the heart of St Johns! Needs a little updating to shine, solid house on quiet street, blocks from all the fun! Big windows in the front room, open kitchen/dining area, large master bedroom, an basement for storage. (Listing by: Claire Paris)

4405 NE 75th Ave, Portland (map/directions); Price: $485,000
Open House: June 17 (Sun), 1-3p


Details: This fantastic 3-bedroom, 1-bathroom home in NE Portland is ready for you! A large living room, an upstairs lounge, and basement movie room provide plenty of living and entertaining space. Hardwood floors, Schoolhouse Electric fixtures, and ample light provide abundant charm throughout. A big backyard makes it ideal for summer evening gatherings and BBQs. (Listing by: Claire Paris)

7643 N Chatham Ave, Portland (map/directions); Price: $450,000
Open House: June 16 (Sat) & June 17 (Sun), 1-3p


Details: Situated on a spacious corner lot, this Kenton neighborhood 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home has it all. The large picture windows and wood floors allow home to be filled with light and thanks to the open living/dining room, this space lives large. The second floor includes the Master bedroom, bathroom and sitting area. A large backyard, with a new fence, beckons summer entertaining and the raised garden boxes makes growing veggies easy. The basement and garage allow for plenty of room for projects and storage. (Listing by: Claire Paris)

 

Be sure to check our Facebook page in the morning for additional open house information and new listings. Can't make this weekend? Contact us to schedule a visit by email or phone, 503.998.4878.

 

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OPEN HOUSE UPDATE :: JUNE 9 & 10

Our plans this weekend include a little yard work, visiting the neighborhood farmers market, gathering with a few friends, and hosting a few open houses at these incredible homes (pssst... you should check them out!) Can't make this weekend? Contact us to schedule a visit by email or phone, 503.998.4878.

878 Beach St, Manzanita (map/directions); Price: $700,000
Open House: June 9 (Sat), 1-3p

Details: Stellar location in heart of Manzanita with panoramic ocean views. Top to bottom remodel with high-end finishes and open floor plan. Cook your favorite meal in the open kitchen and eat it outside on the spacious deck overlooking one of Oregon's most spectacular beaches. House lives large thanks to the 5 bedrooms and 2 big bathrooms. Only 4 blocks to downtown Manzanita and just steps to the ocean, it doesn't get much better than this. (Listing by: Claire Paris)

4405 NE 75th Ave, Portland (map/directions); Price: $485,000
Open House: June 9 (Sat), 1 - 3p, & June 10 (Sun), 1-3p

Details: This fantastic 3-bedroom, 1-bathroom home in NE Portland is ready for you! A large living room, an upstairs lounge, and basement movie room provide plenty of living and entertaining space. Hardwood floors, Schoolhouse Electric fixtures, and ample light provide abundant charm throughout. A big backyard makes it ideal for summer evening gatherings and BBQs. (Listing by: Claire Paris)

7643 N Chatham Ave, Portland (map/directions); Price: $450,000
Open House: June 10 (Sun), 1-3p

Details: Situated on a spacious corner lot, this Kenton neighborhood 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home has it all. The large picture windows and wood floors allow home to be filled with light and thanks to the open living/dining room, this space lives large. The second floor includes the Master bedroom, bathroom and sitting area. A large backyard, with a new fence, beckons summer entertaining and the raised garden boxes makes growing veggies easy. The basement and garage allow for plenty of room for projects and storage. (Listing by: Claire Paris)

 

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Open House Update :: June 2 & 3

Join us this weekend at these incredible homes! Can't make this weekend? Contact us to schedule a visit by email or phone, 503.998.4878.

4405 NE 75th Ave, Portland (map/directions); Price: $485,000
Open House: June 2 (Sat), 12 - 3p, & June 3 (Sun), 1-4p

Details: This fantastic 3-bedroom, 1-bathroom home in NE Portland is ready for you! A large living room, an upstairs lounge, and basement movie room provide plenty of living and entertaining space. Hardwood floors, Schoolhouse Electric fixtures, and ample light provide abundant charm throughout. A big backyard makes it ideal for summer evening gatherings and BBQs. (Listing by: Claire Paris)

7643 N Chatham Ave, Portland (map/directions); Price: $500,000
Open House: June 2 (Sat) & June 3 (Sun), 1-3p

Details: Situated on a spacious corner lot, this Kenton neighborhood 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home has it all. The large picture windows and wood floors allow home to be filled with light and thanks to the open living/dining room, this space lives large. The second floor includes the Master bedroom, bathroom and sitting area. A large backyard, with a new fence, beckons summer entertaining and the raised garden boxes makes growing veggies easy. The basement and garage allow for plenty of room for projects and storage. (Listing by: Claire Paris)

109 N Tillamook St #109, Portland; Price: $300,000
Open House: June 2 (Sat) & June 3 (Sun), 1-3p

Details: A beautiful 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom condo in the heart of the Williams District. Huge windows provide ample light and the open floor plan make this space live large. There's plenty of room to spread out, making it ideal for entertaining - and all within blocks to the ultra-cool North Williams strip. (Listing by: Heather Paris)

878 Beach St, Manzanita (map/directions); Price: $700,000
Open House: June 2 (Sat) & June 3 (Sun), 1-3p

Details: Stellar location in heart of Manzanita with panoramic ocean views. Top to bottom remodel with high-end finishes and open floor plan. Cook your favorite meal in the open kitchen and eat it outside on the spacious deck overlooking one of Oregon's most spectacular beaches. House lives large thanks to the 5 bedrooms and 2 big bathrooms. Only 4 blocks to downtown Manzanita and just steps to the ocean, it doesn't get much better than this. (Listing by: Claire Paris)

 

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Open House :: May 19 & 20

Join us this weekend for our open houses at these four incredible properties - and since this weekend calls for enjoying the backyard, we're showing off these homes' retreat-like spaces.

517 NE Fargo St, Portland; Price: $500,000
Open House: May 19 (Sat) & May 20 (Sun), 1-4p

Details: A gorgeous 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom gardener's retreat, a block from NE Portland's Irving Park. Welcoming front porch spills into spacious open living and dining room, with built-ins and windows flooding the space in light. Remodeled bathroom on main floor is pure sophistication and the master bedroom upstairs has plenty of closet space. Room for imagination thanks to the basement's high ceilings and exterior access. The backyard is truly an entertainer's delight! (Listing by: Claire Paris)

405 SE 32nd Ave, Portland; Price: $550,000
Open House: May 19 (Sat) & May 20 (Sun), 1-3p UPDATE: this home will only be shown on Saturday, 5/19; please call us to make an appointment if you missed Saturday's Open House.

Details: This 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom 1940s Cape Cod, just blocks from Laurelhurst Park and Stark's cafes and restaurants, offers the perfect combination of location and space. Original oak floors on the main floor and douglas fir in the upstairs master suite with sunny bathroom with soaking tub. Quality, double-hung windows throughout allow the home to be bright and classic fireplace in comfortable living room, ideal for chilly winter nights. The private backyard beckons quiet mornings with a cup of tea and is perfect for hosting summer evening gatherings! (Listing by: Brigitte Robinson & Britta Schwartz)

2508 SE Belmont St, Portland; Price: $1,340,000
Open House: May 19 (Sat) & May 20 (Sun), 1-3p

Details: A 4-unit property in SE Portland's bustling Belmont neighborhood. With 3 of 4 units completely updated and all at market rents, this building is well-suited for owner-occupied investment. Each unit has hardwood floors, solid surface counters, and washer/dryer. Fourth unit is large, on third floor, with hardwood floors, spacious kitchen and dining room, and private balcony. This one lives like a stellar private residence with great cash-flow. (Listing by: Claire Paris)

6815 NE 29th Ave, Portland; Price: $650,00
Open House: May 20 (Sun), 1-3p

Details: An updated 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom Mid-Century Modern home with an open floor plan in the heart of NE Portland's Concordia neighborhood. The remodeled kitchen has new cabinets, black stainless appliances, white quartz counters, and a huge island with plenty of room for all. New hardwood floors throughout the home and large windows allow for natural light to fill the rooms. A large sanctuary garden backyard with a huge deck and pond, ideal for summer entertaining and quiet mornings with a cup of coffee. Thanks to a finished basement and a two-car garage, extra space and storage are a snap. (Listing by: Claire Paris)

Can't make this weekend? Give us a call to schedule a walk through.

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The May Edition

May has finally arrived and it. is. amazing. Today is gorgeous. The forecast for tomorrow and the upcoming days look promising. Here are a few things we're looking forward to this month:

1. Taste: It's Oregon Wine Month, which means it's the ideal time to learn about the region's incredible wineries and the perfect reason to pop into your favorite wine shop.

2. Maintain: If you're like us, you probably waited until the evenings warmed up a bit more before prepping the deck for use. With all the great weather at our doorstep in the upcoming week (or two!), it's the perfect time to clean and maintain your deck before it becomes your home's MVP for backyard gatherings and lazy mornings with a cup a coffee.

3. Plant: Speaking of backyards, if you're thinking about creating your own produce, kitchen herbs, and/or flower garden, now is the time to get everything in their pots or in the ground! 

4. Enjoy: last, but certainly not least, Mother's Day is coming up soon: May 13th! Celebrate the special lady in your life with a delicious brunch on a clean deck, looking over a freshly maintained garden, while sipping a favorite Oregon wine. (See what we did there?)

In other news, the Portland market is starting to move and open houses are popping up everywhere! If you spy a home you'd love to check out, give us a call! We're always happy set up a visit for you. Also be sure to follow us here or on social media to track our weekend open houses and new listings!

 

Don't forget to join Claire and Heather on Tuesdays at 1pm for their weekly Facebook Live chat!

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Open House :: April 28

Join us this Saturday, April 28, 12-2p, for an open house in the St Johns neighborhood! 

If you're looking for your own fixer upper, this one might be the one for you! Located in the heart of St. Johns, this 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home needs a little updating - and TLC - to shine. It's a solid house on quiet street, blocks from all the fun! Big windows in the front room, open kitchen dining area, large master bedroom, and a basement for storage. Be sure to see it this weekend - or contact us to schedule a walk-thru!

Stay tuned for an open house in NE Portland next weekend and be sure to join us on Tuesdays for our "Dear Claire" Facebook Live series!

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Open House : April 22

Wow! What an amazing Spring day!

We have an open house this Sunday, 4/22, from 3-5p in NE Portland. This bright 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom bungalow - with a great front porch - is ready to be your new home. Gleaming hardwood floors and large picture windows fill the space with southern light. It also has a charming kitchen with eat-in nook and easy access to private backyard, ideal for summer get-togethers. Plenty of room in the basement to expand and a garage for your outdoor gear. Click the above link for more details and images. Listed at $400k.

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Does Location, Size or Condition Matter the Most?

When looking for a home with my clients, I'm often asked what's more important: the home's location, size or condition. Heather and I talked about this yesterday on our "Dear Claire" Facebook Live session - and here's a few more questions to ask yourself when looking at homes:

Size: Does it fit your lifestyle? And what about future lifestyle?
If a two-bedroom bungalow is calling your name today, that's awesome! But if you're also planning on starting a family or possibly thinking about having an aging parent live with you in the next few years, will that bungalow fit your long-term needs? While selling a home is always a possibility, it's also important to know you may not see returns on your purchase within the first few years depending on the market.

Condition: Does it need repairs?
When viewing a home, you'll want to make an honest assessment of your own handiness, abilities, and time. No matter the project, it can take a lot of dedication and finances. Many buyers look only at what their monthly payment is going to be, and of course, you’d like that to be as low as possible. But if you buy a house needing $75,000 worth of work - for instance, a new kitchen - financial wisdom tells us cash now is worth more than cash later. Following that advice, you might want to consider buying a house $75,000 more expensive, with a kitchen you want already installed, because you’ll be paying for it over time, instead of all up front.

Location: Is it everything?
As Heather noted in the video, "location is everything"; but when buying solely based on location, you’ll have to compromise on other things. A family of 6 buying a 2-bedroom home with a semi-finished basement in a fantastic location is compromising on square footage. There may be a 5-bedroom home further out, at the same price. One location might enable you to get home in an easy 15-minute trip, but there isn’t easy hang out space for the whole family, while the bigger house affords you tons of space, but means you’re commuting 45 minutes to and from work. These are the difficult considerations when deciding between properties and unfortunately not a decision we can help you make, because you ultimately have to live with the choice; but we're ready to help you talk through your options.

Budget: What does your budget allow you to do?
If you're already stretching your budget to buy a home and pay the mortgage, you'll want to consider what your finances will be afterwards, as you adjust to being a homeowner. After moving in, you may discover you need new curtains and a cute couch; and you’ll want some extra cash for that. However, there are ways we can structure a loan to minimize your out of pocket costs and will help with your cash reserves after closing (perhaps seller pays some of your closing costs!).

Bottom line: ultimately it's about what is important to you and what fits your lifestyle, both current and potential. Sometimes those top priorities can be in conflict and our job is to help you figure out what’s most important to you.

 

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Open House : April 14

Join us in St. Johns for an open house this Saturday, 4/14, from 12p to 2p.

A 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom fixer home in the heart of St Johns! This house needs a little updating - and imagination - to shine. Big windows in the front room let the light in and an open kitchen-dining area is great for entertaining. A large master bedroom with two other rooms, ideal for an office and guests. Listed at $300k.

Click the above link to see for additional details. Cannot make it this weekend? Call to schedule a viewing.


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