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Grit: resolution, fortitude, courage

Timber: raw wood suitable for building

Grit & Timber connects solid people with solid homes. We increase the value and improve the safety of homes, neighborhoods, and communities.

Our partners transform distressed properties with solid foundations into beautiful, custom homes. Then we connect the restored homes with new owners. Our extensive knowledge and experience in the real estate and contracting industries enable us to provide this valuable service to the Inland Northwest.

Often, abandoned homes are unlawfully occupied, creating unsafe and unstable environments. Grit & Timber properties are always safe and legally occupied. Investors partner with us to improve the value of homes and neighborhoods, increasing the safety and stability of the neighborhood.

Max Shiva


  • Works with investors who partner with Grit & Timber
  • Possesses natural talent for finding homes with potential
  • Spokane-raised and deeply invested in the Inland Northwest community
  • Licensed real-estate professional at Kelly Right Real Estate Spokane

Eli Shiva


  • Works with investors who partner with Grit & Timber
  • Oversees financing for home buyers
  • Has a BA degree in business administration and professional accounting

Phillip Avdeyev

Property Supervisor

  • Works with partners and contractors to maintain or repair property before sale
  • Monitors and ensures safety of uninhabited properties
  • Oversees employees on job sites

Lisa Polikoff

Administrative Assistant

  • Works with Grit & Timber employees to ensure a smooth operation and hassle-free process
  • Facilitates office communication
  • Manages office documentation

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can I invest in Grit & Timber?

A. Yes! Partnering with us is a smart financial choice. We pay above-average returns on your money, with collateral. Investors help us continue to provide valuable services to the Inland Northwest community. There are many partnership opportunities available. Contact us for more information.

Q. I’m about to lose my home. What can I do?

A. We can help! We’ll provide you with resources to help you protect yourself as a homeowner. Our investors pay cash for your property at a fair price. Learn more about selling your house to Grit & Timber or contact us for more information.

Q. Can I buy a house I see on this website?

A. Yes! We can work with you to complete the transaction. Additionally, we have a licensed realtor on staff, so if you aren’t working with a realtor, we can act on your behalf. Contact us for more information.

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