How to Buy a House with Friends

Buying property with friends is a topic close to my heart because, let’s face it, housing affordability SUCKS and we gotta get creative. For some folks, teaming up with friends, family, coworkers, or lovers is the only option — and hey! That’s an AMAZING option. Making the dream of buying a house with friends into […]

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 […]

Why You Should Buy Ugly and Sell Cute

We’ve all heard the saying, “Love at first sight,” right? Well, when it comes to buying homes, it’s not always that straightforward.  Yes, the property you buy is going to be your sanctuary, that spot where you kick off your shoes and unwind after a long day —  you should love it! But it’s also […]

When is the Best Time to Contact Us About Selling Your House?

moving boxes

So, you’re contemplating selling your house – the thought has crossed your mind, and now you’re wondering, “When’s the right time to loop in a realtor?” The short answer to the question? — as soon as that idea pops into your head!  Whether you’re planning to make a move in the next month or in […]

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…

Ready, Set, Reno: Preparing Yourself for a Fixer-Upper Journey


Virgo season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with a blog allllll about the relentless pursuit of perfection? That’s right, we’re diving into the world of fixer-uppers!  Today, we’re exploring a few sage pieces of advice from my fixer-upper aficionado friend, Perry Eising (@perrysetgo). From how to save a pretty penny […]