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Moving to the Country…

By Gabrielle Enfield, July 23, 2021

Hi, Readers!

With increased frequency, I am hearing from buyers interested in moving to the country. My theory is COVID recalibrated home for a lot of us, reset our lifestyles and redefined what we truly need from the concept of home. No longer are we tethered to the commute — as long as there is fast Internet available life can go on basically uninterrupted. We yearn for more room to roam. We want the simpler life. OK. “We” means me. 👩‍🌾

Which leads me to the fact that recently, I’m doing a lot of business in beautiful Corbett. Corbett, if you don’t know, is an incredible town that is on the Historic Columbia Scenic Route on the way to the glorious Gorge, home to Oxbow Park and the Vista House. It’s also where you’ll find a terrific, nostalgic drive through, Sugar Pine, which has legendary ice cream cones. I’ve enjoyed my time there, being able to stop with my kid Tycho and take a dip in the Sandy on hot days.

And I’ve definitely enjoyed being able to help find the new owners of a gorgeous Craftsman on Mershon Road, which I lovingly called The Rose of Corbett. This house has so much heart, you guys. The seller is a master craftsman who hand-hewn the woodwork. The paint and fixtures were all carefully chosen to pay homage to the era of the home. The barn is the stuff of legends, with a darling chicken coop and stained glass windows. It is the type of place you just feel good in. Ahhhh.

I’m so grateful to be able to go back to my roots of wandering the countryside and help people find home outside the hustle of the city.

If you’re curious about what buying land or rural property involves, please reach out. I can talk septic systems all day. OK, maybe not all day, but I know a lot about ’em. I’ll even treat you to an ice cream.

Till then, high fives,

Gabrielle Enfield

Broker | OR


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