Lauren Goché https://laurengoche.com Real Estate Agent in Portland, Oregon, with Think Realty Thu, 07 Nov 2019 17:53:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 https://laurengoche.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/cropped-Lauren-Goche_Web-Favicon-32x32.png Lauren Goché https://laurengoche.com 32 32 79676183 Rockin’ Solid Montavilla Ranchalow https://laurengoche.com/rockin-solid-montavilla-ranchalow/ Thu, 07 Nov 2019 17:53:35 +0000 http://laurengoche.com/?p=23064 $395,000 635 NE 92nd Ave. Portland, OR, 97220 Open House: Thurs. 11/7, 5:30pm-7pm Sat. 11/9 + Sun 11/10, 11am-1pm Don’t be fooled – there’s more than meets the eye to this meticulously maintained, rock solid, cute af ranchalow, tucked away on an oversized corner lot in a sleepy lil’ pocket of ever-popular Montavilla. Gorgeous original […]

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$395,000

635 NE 92nd Ave. Portland, OR, 97220

Open House:
Thurs. 11/7, 5:30pm-7pm
Sat. 11/9 + Sun 11/10, 11am-1pm

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Don’t be fooled – there’s more than meets the eye to this meticulously maintained, rock solid, cute af ranchalow, tucked away on an oversized corner lot in a sleepy lil’ pocket of ever-popular Montavilla. Gorgeous original hardwoods with loads of character and big, open windows brighten up your living spaces, including a sweet little breakfast eating nook off the open kitchen. Two good-sized bedrooms on the main, bath with vintage hex tile, and a bonus walk-through office space could complete this lovely home…if not for the rad lower level suite with bedroom, bath, laundry room, and loungin’ space, leaving your lifestyle options wide open. Covered patio and private, fenced back yard has all the potential, as does the impressive 600 sq. ft. oversized garage, with 220amp power, ideal for a workshop, art studio, or housing an electric car. Loads of shops and restaurants just blocks away in Montavilla’s self-contained downtown with cool community vibes. This adorable, unassuming home will check all your boxes!

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Strikingly Unique Woodlawn Home https://laurengoche.com/strikingly_unique_woodlawn_home/ Thu, 24 Oct 2019 16:09:10 +0000 http://laurengoche.com/?p=23036 $595,000 1042 NE Dekum St. Portland, OR, 97211 The Pilot House is an architecturally significant, curb appeal famous, eco-friendly home in the heart of Woodlawn’s Dekum Triangle. Custom designed and re-built with reclaimed materials, you’re sure to swoon over the one-of-a-kind sky bridge and glorious light throughout. Open, gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances is […]

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1042 NE Dekum St. Portland, OR, 97211

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The Pilot House is an architecturally significant, curb appeal famous, eco-friendly home in the heart of Woodlawn’s Dekum Triangle. Custom designed and re-built with reclaimed materials, you’re sure to swoon over the one-of-a-kind sky bridge and glorious light throughout. Open, gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances is ideal for the entertaining home chef. Master bedroom with deck and ensuite bath on the main level brings beautiful views. Unparalleled ADU potential with the ground level walk-in basement and bath ensures privacy and living flexibility. Perfectly situated in the coveted Dekum Triangle, and with a bike score of 96, you’ll enjoy enviable access to Woodlawn Coffee, Grand Army Tavern, Breakside Brewery, Firehouse restaurant, a vibrant farmers market, transit, P’s & Q’s Market, and Woodlawn City Park.

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Cool Vintage Belmont Condo https://laurengoche.com/vintage-belmont-condo/ Tue, 08 Oct 2019 13:51:56 +0000 http://laurengoche.com/?p=22958 $249,900 2829 SE Belmont St. #305 Portland, OR, 97232 You: Want to live in a Portland hot spot where you can walk or bike to all of the action. Need lots of light to survive the overcast months. Lover of vintage charm. And you want a hands-off HOA that covers all the dull stuff. We […]

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2829 SE Belmont St. #305 Portland, OR, 97232

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You: Want to live in a Portland hot spot where you can walk or bike to all of the action. Need lots of light to survive the overcast months. Lover of vintage charm. And you want a hands-off HOA that covers all the dull stuff. We got you! This gorgeous 1 bed/1 bath condo is sweet ‘n’ sunny, bright ‘n’ cheery, and provides the complete package of inner urban living. Pet friendly, in-unit laundry, stunning arched windows, a secured area for your bike, and super close to Portland’s famous eateries and shops. Look, it’d even make a pretty fantastic rental investment, if you’d rather travel the world while building equity back home. And between us? The price has been significantly dropped, just to sweeten the deal. Interested? Let’s talk!

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Bright + Beautiful St. Johns Ranch https://laurengoche.com/bright-beautiful-st-johns-ranch/ Fri, 20 Sep 2019 14:46:34 +0000 http://laurengoche.com/?p=23006 $395,000 9621 N Lombard St. Portland, OR, 97203 Beautifully updated one-level ranch provides space, style, and easy living in the hub of St. Johns. New hardwood floors warmly welcome you home, while the wood burning fireplace promises a hygge winter ahead. Lots of lovely light to brighten up your life. Kitchen remodeled to perfection in […]

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$395,000

9621 N Lombard St. Portland, OR, 97203

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Beautifully updated one-level ranch provides space, style, and easy living in the hub of St. Johns. New hardwood floors warmly welcome you home, while the wood burning fireplace promises a hygge winter ahead. Lots of lovely light to brighten up your life. Kitchen remodeled to perfection in 2017, modernizing your domestic zone with stainless steel appliances, farmhouse sink, butcher block countertops, pantry, and so much open space. Three good-sized bedrooms – plus a bonus room ideal for an office – and 2 full baths expand your living options. Fully fenced yard is easily maintained, and offers private socializing on the brand new back deck. New roof and gutters in 2017. With a Walk Score of 83, you’ll enjoy a quick stroll to everything cool in downtown St. Johns – including the theater, farmers market, shops, cafes, restaurants, and bars – and being situated perfectly between Pier Park and Cathedral Park. You’ll be proud to call this gorgeous ranch “home” for many years to come.

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Bangin’ Kenton Craftsman https://laurengoche.com/bangin-kenton-craftsman/ Sat, 01 Jun 2019 00:20:39 +0000 http://laurengoche.com/?p=22983 $450,000 8723 N Tyndall Ave. Portland, OR, 97217 Located in a fantastic area just blocks from Kenton Park and the popular small town feels of downtown Kenton, this new(er) construction 2 story craftsman combines bool and comfort with absolute ease. Fabulous use of space results in a highly livable flow – the cozy living room […]

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$450,000

8723 N Tyndall Ave. Portland, OR, 97217

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Located in a fantastic area just blocks from Kenton Park and the popular small town feels of downtown Kenton, this new(er) construction 2 story craftsman combines bool and comfort with absolute ease. Fabulous use of space results in a highly livable flow – the cozy living room with gas fireplace leads to the open concept dining room and kitchen, with stainless steel appliances, gas range, granite countertops, and loads of cabinet space. Upstairs has generous-sized rooms, including a truly stunning master suite WITH A FIREPLACE and a gorgeous, roomy bath with duel sink stations and jetted tub. Yes, life could be this luxurious. High end finishes include hickory flooring, and there are great storage options. Newer A/C and plantation shutters will be life savers in the coming summer months, and the private, fenced yard with garden boxes is awesome for outdoor leisure. You’ll fall hard for Kenton’s tight-knit community, downtown area, shops & restaurants, transit options, easy commutability, and one of Portland’s best annual street fairs.

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Cutie Patootie in Parkrose Heights https://laurengoche.com/cutie-patootie-parkrose-heights/ Thu, 02 May 2019 14:36:09 +0000 http://laurengoche.com/?p=22936 $338,000 11448 NE Fargo St. Portland, OR, 97266 Get a load of this sweet thang! Open floor plan with everything on the one level = classic ranch realness. Hardwood floors throughout, and lovely wood burning fireplace. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, and loads of countertop and cabinet room. Three bright and happy bedrooms with […]

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$338,000

11448 NE Fargo St. Portland, OR, 97266

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Get a load of this sweet thang! Open floor plan with everything on the one level = classic ranch realness. Hardwood floors throughout, and lovely wood burning fireplace. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, and loads of countertop and cabinet room. Three bright and happy bedrooms with ample closet space. Bathroom features two side-by-side sinks, perfect for tooth brushing races. Spacious laundry room leads out into the massive fenced back yard with outdoor seating area and your own private playground – this yard is so awesome for planting and play. Oversized one-car attached garage also works for storage and hobbies. Close to parks, The Grotto, Rocky Butte, and easy access to PDX airport, IKEA, Costco, shops, and restaurants. Affordable, accessible, adorable – this home’s ready for your summertime easy livin’.

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Fabulous Lents Opportunity https://laurengoche.com/fabulous-lents-opportunity/ Thu, 25 Apr 2019 15:06:24 +0000 http://laurengoche.com/?p=22918 $250,000 10501 SE Raymond St. Portland, OR, 97266 Flip out over this rock solid Lents ranch, with sturdy bones and loads of dream home potential! Big, bright windows, hardwood floors, wood burning fireplace, and open areas are just for starters, as all this home needs is your commitment and designer eye. Easy one-level living with […]

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$250,000

10501 SE Raymond St. Portland, OR, 97266

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Flip out over this rock solid Lents ranch, with sturdy bones and loads of dream home potential! Big, bright windows, hardwood floors, wood burning fireplace, and open areas are just for starters, as all this home needs is your commitment and designer eye. Easy one-level living with laundry on the main. Plenty of storage space. Spacious front and back yards are ready to fulfill their green potential, and the back deck promises many fun summer evenings socializing outdoors. Surrounded by parks and green areas – including Leach Botanical Garden, Kelly Butte Natural Area, and Lents park – transit options, and all the shops and restaurants of Lents and Powellhurst-Gilbert. Just a quick scoot into SE Portland hotspots, such as Division Street, Woodstock, Mt. Tabor, and Montavilla. A fantastic snap-it-up-quick cosmetic fixer score for savvy home buyers!

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Pet-Friendly Belmont Condo https://laurengoche.com/pet-friendly-belmont-condo/ Thu, 11 Apr 2019 14:40:59 +0000 http://laurengoche.com/?p=22884 $259,000 2829 SE Belmont St. #108. Portland, OR, 97214 Bring your kitties, bring your doggos, bring your alpacas (probably not) – this sweet ‘n’ charming Mediterranean-style condo welcomes your furry housemates! Bedroom opens up with sliding doors to create an open living area, and hardwood floors throughout warm up the space. Darling vintage touches throughout […]

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$259,000

2829 SE Belmont St. #108. Portland, OR, 97214

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Bring your kitties, bring your doggos, bring your alpacas (probably not) – this sweet ‘n’ charming Mediterranean-style condo welcomes your furry housemates! Bedroom opens up with sliding doors to create an open living area, and hardwood floors throughout warm up the space. Darling vintage touches throughout the kitchen – with lots of cabinet space – and in the bathroom, complete with hex tile floor. In-unit laundry, and a safe gated area for keeping your bike. HOA includes commons, garbage, hot water, general management, exterior maintenance, sewer, and water, freeing you up to spend more time basking in your new condo’s soft, buttery light, or exploring your super cool Portland neighborhood. Belmont Street is a destination spot for shopping, bars, restaurants, McMenamins Bagdad Theater, Laurelhurst Park, and so much more. With a walk score of 92, and bike score of 94, you couldn’t be closer to the action.

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Lovely Lents Starter https://laurengoche.com/lovely-lents-starter/ Thu, 04 Apr 2019 19:05:49 +0000 http://laurengoche.com/?p=22867 $280,000 8604 SE Duke St. Portland, OR, 97266 Step right up to this super cute Lents bungalow, with sweet entryway porch leading in to your sunlight-dappled new home. This is an easy open floor plan that’s both charming and functional, with smart window placement to let in all that gorgeous light. Enjoy a comfortable, spacious […]

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$280,000

8604 SE Duke St. Portland, OR, 97266

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Step right up to this super cute Lents bungalow, with sweet entryway porch leading in to your sunlight-dappled new home. This is an easy open floor plan that’s both charming and functional, with smart window placement to let in all that gorgeous light. Enjoy a comfortable, spacious kitchen with stainless steel appliances, good cabinet and counter space, and warm hardwood floors, with a sliding door leading out onto a private deck. Second bedroom with additional living space potential on the upper level. Outdoors, the fenced yard/patio awaits your vision, maybe rad summer BBQs with hanging lights, comfy furniture to lounge in, and lots of leafy greenery? Surrounded by much of what makes SE attractive – Cartlandia and the Portland Mercardo food cart pods, a ridiculous amount of parks – Lents Park, Glenwood City Park, Mt. Scott Park and Community Center with an outdoor pool – Johnson Creek, and loads of shopping and delicious Asian eateries. A seriously cool lil’ PDX bungalow starter home in a rad location for a great price, y’all.

 

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Enter: Stage Right https://laurengoche.com/enter-stage-right/ Wed, 06 Mar 2019 20:39:25 +0000 http://laurengoche.com/?p=22807 If you follow along with my listings on Facebook and Instagram at all, you’ll be familiar with how utterly OBSESSED I am with Carrie Wilson’s Roughhouse Portland (and follow her on Insta here). She is my staging genius, my secret weapon who makes all of my listings absolutely shine. Shine isn’t even the right word. Twinkle? […]

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If you follow along with my listings on Facebook and Instagram at all, you’ll be familiar with how utterly OBSESSED I am with Carrie Wilson’s Roughhouse Portland (and follow her on Insta here). She is my staging genius, my secret weapon who makes all of my listings absolutely shine. Shine isn’t even the right word. Twinkle? Blow my freaking mind? I don’t know. But it’s her specific brand of magic that makes my listings stand out from all of the rest. Her innate eye for style, her own personal touches (including her art), her work ethic – every single house she’s staged for me has been infused with her own unique aesthetic, while still embracing the soul of the home. I release my listings onto the market fully expecting a chorus of “Wow!”.

So I think a lot of people talk about staging as if it’s just a money thing. Is it worth spending money on? The answer is always “Yes”. Why? Because it’s really all about the EMOTIONS of home buying. And you know how much the emotional element of real estate is what really motivates me.

This isn’t a house. It’s a home. You’ve raised kids and fallen in love or experienced heartbreak in this house. Four blank walls don’t tell a story.

When a buyer walks into a home, they are projecting their own life story onto what’s inside, and deft staging makes that simple to do. You can picture yourself in that cozy nook reading your favorite author, you never would have thought to set up the living room that way (and it works!). Staging adds life to a house, and in my experience, tons of value.

There are misconceptions when it comes to staging, that it involves expensive updates and renovations that a seller is too overwhelmed to take on pre-sale. Consider it like this:

Staging is botox, not a nose job. Smart staging looks natural, like it’s been there all along.

So what are the levels of commitment when it comes to prepping your home for sale? A stager can pop over and consult for a partial stage (basic furniture/decor set-up), or just as easily compile a To Do list for the seller to really maximize the value of their home with little expenditure or investment (often a fresh coat of paint, simple handyperson touch ups, some new curtains, etc). A full stage might include repainting all the kitchen cabinets, new floors, and the walls and floors populated with fresh, cohesive furniture and art that projects a welcoming future lifestyle fantasy to a buyer.

A Pinterest board come to life.

I’ve noticed a pattern in that whatever the amount of staging a seller settles on, the costs incurred are returned in the final sale price of the home…and often then some. This is never a guarantee – there are few guarantees in real estate – but absolutely a wise gamble.


You might have guessed I’m a staging enthusiast. I get a rush out of seeing my sellers embrace this practice, get involved, and reap the rewards of their trust and hard work. I’m excited to witness the transformation of a house – which, to be honest, might have gotten a little stale looking over the years – into a multitude of buyers’ dream home.

Check out my gallery featuring a few Before & After shots from recent listings that Carrie has leant her special touch to – you’ll see how she’s worked her magic on several different styles of homes. And reach out to me if you’re ready to list your own house on the market in its best party dress:

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Aaannnnddd if you wanna know even more about how staging can maximize your profit when it comes to selling your home, take a listen to a recent podcast I participated in with Staged/4More School of Home Staging.

 

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