Home Buying Basics

Entering the real estate scene as a first-time homebuyer might make you feel like you’re trying to gulp down water from a fire hose — an overwhelming rush of jargon and complexities. But don’t let that initial overwhelm stand in the way of your homeownership dreams!  You certainly don’t have to tackle it alone — […]

Demystifying Estate Planning

Starting your estate planning process might not be the most thrilling ride, but it’s one you’ve gotta take!  Whether you’re in your 30s just starting to accumulate assets or caring for aging parents, it’s never too early to think about estate planning.  And I get it — talking about wills, family, and, well, the whole […]

Housing Affordability SUCKS! It’s Time to Get Creative

Lauren Goche

Today, we’re diving into a topic that’s not just close to my heart — it’s a TOTAL game-changer for anyone looking to buy property.  Investing in a duplex, triplex, or four-plex, whether on your own, with family, a coworker, or alongside a pal is more than just a sound financial move, it’s about reshaping our […]

50 Local Portland Gifts Under $50: 2023

We’ve lost so many small businesses since the beginning of the pandemic, and our local artisans and entrepreneurs continue to heroically hang in there to stay afloat (hands up if at least one of your favorite small businesses has shuttered in the past 6 months). Let’s give them the boost they need while scoring super fucking cool gifts that our friends and family will actually love…

How to Know I’m the Right Real Estate Agent for You

Lauren Goche Realtor

I’ve been in the real estate game for a full decade, and I’m still going strong.  A career journey like that comes with a wealth of wisdom and some pretty strong opinions about what you should expect from your realtor. In my opinion (hey it’s my blog right?), some realtors get it plain wrong. If […]

Why They Call Me the Dream Crusher

I know, it sounds bad. But hear me out. I’m always telling clients “Nope!” on houses that are kinda cute, and that my clients like for the most part. And sometimes, my clients resent me for it. At least initially. But through my years of experience, they always come back to thank me later.  Here’s […]

Sweet Home Molalla

Tucked away on a 1.33 acre lot and surrounded by trees that are revealing their Fall colors, this one-level ranch is the perfect country retreat for homesteaders at heart…

Bright Aloha Ranch with Lush Surrounds

Secure your slice of sanctuary with this one-level ranch on an oversized lot, so surrounded by lush, organic landscaping that you’ll feel those country living vibes…

Adorable Mill Park Ranch on Corner Lot

Extensively updated and picture perfect, this adorable ranch offers easy one-level living on a corner lot in a fantastic Mill Park location. Lovely light illuminates the open living room area, with original hardwood floors and a gas fireplace as centerpiece…