One of the things I dedicate myself to when getting a house ready to be sold is the preparation. And, sometimes, that's what a new homeowner will take on with their dream house. Especially in Northeast Portland where I live and work, historic homes and their restoration is a common topic.
Aram Irwin is a historic home designer. He has outlined the levels of what it takes to renovate from least to most involved and expensive. It's an interesting and worth the time to look at his style levels and strategies.
As I write this post, Northeast Portland is a happening spot! I suspect it always will be the case, but spring is an especially hot market. Inventory is low, and buyers are looking like crazy for that specific place to call home.
The graph below is a snaphot of the last year in the Northeast Portland real estate market. Although every neighborhood is a subset of the larger market and worth taking a look at separately (contact me for specific areas and/or criteria), the overview always paints an interesting picture.
One of the things I love best about real estate is preparing a home to sell. And, as a homeowner, proactive maintenance is an important piece of the puzzle. This checklist has several ideas for this spring month. Maybe it will inspire other ideas as you look around your home.