NE Portland

tour-ne-10th Pending before I could even blog it, this home was on the market for 8 days. It stands as a good example of what buyers are looking for right now. It fit nicely in the neighborhood, similar in size and style to the others around it. Just south of Killingsworth, it's close to shopping but on a quiet street. Most importantly, it is certified Energy Star Gold. Paints are low VOC, concrete counters, energy efficient furnace and appliances, and dual flush toilets. Energy Star homes go 15% beyond code in their insulation so a Gold rating goes beyond that, meaning hundreds and thousands of dollars of savings in utility bills over the years. I love older homes, but their floor plans are not nearly as desirable today as they were decades ago. Master bath plus hallway bath among the three bedrooms upstairs is another winner. Nicely priced at $399,000