Self-employed? Here’s How to Buy a House

Self-employed mortgage

Ah, self-employment… The joy and opportunity of being your own boss and setting your own hours are endless. As a self-employed person myself, I wouldn’t change it for the world. However, there is one downside that often gets pushed under the rug: buying a house when you’re self-employed is freaking hard! A lot has changed […]

50 Local Portland Gifts Under $50: 2022

$50 sure doesn’t stretch as far as it did when I first started these posts pre-pandemic, huh? But don’t worry, I’ve got you. After scouring the Internet and pounding the pavement, I’ve rustled up 50 bangin’ holiday gifting ideas for under $50 that are mostly local(ish) AND will cover everyone on your gift list…

Sweet ‘N’ Sturdy SE Cottage

Sweetly vintage and with rock solid bones, this classic “warm and cozy” cottage on an oversized lot comes with a converted garage to bump your livable square footage…

Better Than Lizzo Playing a Crystal Flute

You’ve been waiting for this. Sheer perfection in this cheerful Kenton Bungalow that spreads the style over three levels…and a bonus backyard studio. Visualize epic porch hangs in a friendly, active community…

Absolute Banger of a Woodlawn MCM

Incredibly versatile in its function, this super spacious, 1950s-solid two level home is 100% that midcentury modern. Large windows + hardwood floors + a beautiful gas fireplace with mantel = the perfect warm, inviting living area…

Cool NoPo Condo with Space + Style

We get it – you want that easy urban lifestyle without the overgrown Portland yard…but you also need space to entertain, modern vibes, and cozy home comforts that aren’t always present in a boring old condo. Relax, we got you. This contemporary cluster of condominiums are super close to downtown St. Johns – coffee! restaurants! movies! – an awesome park, Sauvie Island seasonal festivities, and hello Forest Park hiking across that iconic Cathedral Park bridge…

Bright and Cheery Centennial Ranch

Who doesn’t love a one-level ranch? Great natural light, breezy layout, the convenience of not having to lug laundry up or down stairs – this solid, updated Centennial home passes those vibe checks…

Cute Lents Cottage with Flex-Space Galore

Cheerful lil’ cutie with a welcoming front porch in the evolving Lents neighborhood! This vintage three-level home has such a fun floor plan, so many flex-space opportunities, and plenty of potential to achieve your visions for the future.