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5450 SW Dover Loop

New Listing! Mid-Century Modern Split Level

5450 SW Dover Loop  Portland OR 97225

Offered at $499,900 

Classic Mid Century Modern split level with period details intact but updated where it counts! Hardwood floors, two wood burning fireplaces and three bedrooms up with the master featuring its own ensuite.  Remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances, gas range, granite counters & beautiful cabinets. Living room, dining room w/sliders, remodeled main bath & so much storage.  The finished lower level features a large family room, wet bar, fourth bedroom, third bathroom & laundry area.  Fenced backyard with patio, green house, garden boxes, shed/studio & enjoy the expansive view, as this home backs up to Alpenrose Dairy.

Square Feet: 2,220 // Year Built: 1958 // Bedrooms: 4 // Bathrooms: 3 // Property Taxes: $5,994 // Lot Size: .16 acres // Parking: attached 2 car garage // Elementary School: Montclair // Middle School: Whitford //  High School: Beaverton //  MLS#: 15384112

Laura Wood
Principal Broker
Think Real Estate

7928 SE 34th Ave

New Listing! Exceptional Eastmoreland Home

7928 SE 34th Ave, Portland OR 97202

Offered at $874,900

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Square Feet: 3,036 // Year Built: 1925 // Total Bedrooms: 3 // Total Bathrooms: 3.1 // Property Taxes: $11,810 // Parking: 2 Car Detached //  MLS#: 15559603 // Style: Contemporary French

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Laurie Gilmer
Principal Broker
Think Real Estate


Like free stuff? I sure do! Check out Portland’s new SamplingLab

SamplingLab keeps about 20 brands in stock, many of them local, and plans to rotate offerings every 30–45 days—although, with a long waiting list of brands and a steady stream of consumers, those numbers could shift. After signing up online, SamplingLab members are free to get started—typically by grabbing a Widmer seasonal or Hotlips soda (also free) from the well-stocked fridge. Drinks in hand, customers browse the store, a cozily decorated living room-style space complete with overstuffed armchairs, patterned rugs, warm wooden panels and soft lamp lighting. Members peruse shelves of cocktail syrups, seafood curry, dog biscuits, and vegan body wash, pausing to read more about the products on posted signs or the Bluetooth-operated iPhone app. Having made a selection, a customer approaches the front desk, where a SamplingLab employee scans the product and emails the customer a survey link.

Some of the rules have changed from the article below but check it out for yourself!

Architectural Nomenclature and the Classification of South Tabor Houses

Enjoy reading a little history about the evolution of housing styles as observed through the South Tabor neighborhood.

House for Sale: 5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Rollercoaster

Realtors — and television shows about real estate — are fond of telling would-be home sellers that effective “staging” of a house can significantly assist in selling your home and getting the highest offer. Staging a home typically involves cleaning up the property, redecorating with rented furniture and possibly repainting a room or two.

One Dutch company specializing in real estate promotion has taken the concept of staging to a new level. In order to get some local buzz on a house — they added a roller coaster to take potential purchasers through the house.

I do want to confirm that this is not a house that I am brokering although I would love to tour more houses via roller coaster! What about you?

Laurie Gilmer
Principal Broker
Think Real Estate

Mint Condition Greenway Ranch

This beautifully updated home boasts a desirable open floor plan with attention to all the details. The chic, gourmet kitchen opens up to the bright main room with abundant living and dining space and features a fireplace. All three bedrooms are spacious with large closets and a newly remodeled bathrooms. Central AC, newer flooring, paint, vinyl windows, and all appliance included. Abundant outdoor space features a deck, lawn, wood fire pit, landscaping, sprinkler system and a fenced backyard that over looks the park. Great central location near Washington Square with highway and public transport access. Perfect for the most particular of buyers!

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 11/16 1pm-3pm

$299,900 | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms
11905 SW Settler Way, Beaverton, Oregon, 97008
MLS# 14157125

Laurie Gilmer
Principal Broker
Think Real Estate


TOMS picks Portland for third retail location

TOMS, the California-based company that donates a pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair that it sells, will open a retail location in Portland later this month.  The shop, located in the Pearl District at 1235 W. Burnside St., will be the company’s third retail location. The other two are in Venice, Calif., and Austin, Texas.

centennial mills

The future of the Centennial Mills Complex to be reviewed by the Portland Development Comission

The future of Centennial Mills (the iconic 12 building complex on the river front with the water tower) is currently being debated. Will it become the Gateway to The Pearl? This article talks about its fate and shows some fascinating pictures of the interior.