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Stunner in SE Portland’s Sunnyside neighborhood

By Carson Mead, September 13, 2018

Justin and Katie are in phase two now of their summer of real estate moves. They’ve purchase their new home and we put the finishing touches on their old home to get it on the market. It’s listed now, having been staged by Greylynn Wayne. We’re excited to showcase this great property, with Justin and Katie having done a lot of the heavy lifting for it over the last couple of years. They used a 203K renovation loan and completely rebuilt the front porch. They remodeled the kitchen adding Schoolhouse Electric lighting, stainless appliances, Heath ceramic backsplash tiles, and new flooring. They cleverly hid the washer and dryer in the cabinetry to tuck it away. The bathroom is also remodeled with new tiling, vanity, and a refinished cast iron tub. The home is a 2/1 with 840 sq. ft., but with the bulk of the square footage in all the right places. The living room, kitchen, bathroom and master bedroom are all roomy, with a nice little guest bedroom and nook desk area. The backyard is a gem for this area as well, the smaller footprint of the house leaves plenty of space to hang out around the firepit and relax on a perfect Portland summer night.

The nitty gritty work is mostly finished also, with a new roof, double pane windows, sewer line and updated plumbing. This is a great condo alternative home, located in the heart of SE Portland’s Sunnyside neighborhood. Walk everywhere, enjoy the biking street of SE Taylor from the front porch while sipping a glass of wine or morning coffee. This house truly is a gem, and I’m proud to be listing it for my awesome clients.

Carson Mead

Broker & ADU Specialist

My first introduction to the world of real estate came in 2004, when at the age of 22 I bought my first home in NE Portland with my sister. I still remember what a monumental life transition that was. Buying my own home laid the foundation for a lifelong love of all things related to houses. I enrolled in a year-long Building Construction program to gain more knowledge in housing systems and techniques. I have used those tools to enhance my own home both inside and out. I joke that my favorite part of a house is the basement, as that’s where I can see the health and maintenance of a home’s systems: plumbing, electrical, HVAC, foundation etc. While a home inspector is the professional on helping to understand the story of a home, I like to provide as much due-diligence as possible up front before you spend the money and get into contract. Ultimately my goal is to meet you in any endeavor that you are wanting to undertake. If you are looking to sell, I will develop a strategy that makes sense for you with your goals, timelines and marketing strategy. If you want to invest in your home before going on the market, we’ll look at what you can do to maximize your profit: be it refinishing floors, painting, modifying light fixtures, and getting it staged. If you need to stay in your home while selling, I’ll bring in my stager to help get perspective on how to pare down the feel of your home and have tangible goals to achieve in getting ready to go on the market. If you are looking to invest in Portland real estate, we can talk about the big four in analyzing properties. Rental income, principal reduction, equity growth and tax benefits. I work with spreadsheets to outline these assets so you can see the short and long term performance of your investment. Once last piece of my professional and personal life that I spend a lot of time thinking about are ADU’s (Accessory Dwelling Units). Also known as mother-in-law units and granny flats, these can be detached or attached. When I see a home, I look at the property in detail to see how the home is oriented on the lot and if it is ripe for a detached ADU (new construction), or if it is a good prospect for creating an attached unit (a basement apartment). I also look at the zoning to see what kind of potential this could add. I am in mid-process building my own detached ADU. The structure is going to be modern with clean lines and open concept. I live on a corner lot, which means the ADU can have it’s own street entrance. I also have zoning which will allow me to split the lot if I choose and sell it separately at some point. My plan is to keep it as a rental, but this will create a lot of flexibility both short and long term. I am a cooperatively focused broker, with a passion for helping people achieve their goals and succeed in their endeavors. I am patient, understanding, trustworthy, and truly care about your best interests. I serve on my neighborhood association board and the larger Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods. Please let me know if you'd like to share a beverage, coffee, tea, beer/wine to talk about what’s important to you and see if it would be a good fit to work together. All the best— yelp
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