Blog Buyer Buying a House During an Apocalypse

Buying a House During an Apocalypse

By Erika George & Kari McGee, September 14, 2020

You’ve all probably heard that a real estate transaction will likely be one of the most stressful events in your life.  But real estate PLUS everything that’s going on right now is… um… well, it kind of feels like living through an apocalypse (and yes I realize that ‘living through an apocalypse’ is an oxymoron).

Cut to Kirk and Celise who had been living a lovely life in London after work carried them there a few years ago.  Then 2020 upended a bunch of stuff for them and Presto Change-O, they came to the Portland area for Kirk’s sister’s (very small camping) wedding, and then bought a house in Hillsboro.  The end.

I mean seriously, 2020 just kinda feels like that right?  Kirk and Celise (and many of you I’m sure) have got to be feeling like they got lifted in the great Wizard of Oz Pandemic Tornado of life, and then were plopped down in Portland just in time to experience the worst Wicked Witch worthy fire season we’ve seen in our beautiful state.  Folks are getting a ton o’ S_ _ T thrown at them fast and we’re seeing big life decisions made in real time minutes before our very eyes.  Kirk and Celise are definitely not alone on this front.

But Kirk and Celise now have shelter in this apocalypse of a year.  They even got their keys a whole 24 hours before the smoke started to get bad in our area.  And they now have a place where they can weather out this storm, and carry on to a wonderful and full life in a new town that will, once the smoke clears out (and the pandemic is contained), be brimming with hope and opportunity once more.

It’s our job to help you get to your heaven on the other side of your 2020 end-of-days feelings.  And we will do that for you.  We’ve been working real estate for more than 15 years and we’ve worked all kinds of markets and conditions.  And while global pandemics and the worst air quality in the world are definitely new to us, we are carrying on and helping people find shelter in their storms, just like Kirk and Celise, and their cutie-patootie daughter.

Stay Strong Oregon.  We will get through this.

Kari & Erika



Erika George & Kari McGee

Broker-Esquire | Principal Broker | Seniors Real Estate Specialists | OR

Erika George and Kari McGee are the highly skilled HouseLove PDX team at Living Room Realty in Portland, OR. 

As designated Seniors Real Estate Specialists (SRES®), Kari and Erika help Seniors and their families navigate aging in place, downsizing, multigenerational housing, senior community living options, and probate sales. These exceptional real estate agents will help you prepare for life’s transitions with compassion and expert guidance. Principal Broker Kari McGee is an 11-year Portland Monthly 5-Star Realtor® and has helped clients successfully navigate the evolving Portland real estate market for almost two decades. Realtor® Erika George brings to the table 20 years of experience as an attorney specializing in construction and contracts and has been a full-service real estate broker since 2013. These experienced real estate agents will help you prepare for life’s transitions with a customized plan designed for your specific goals.  Erika and Kari's in-depth market knowledge and savvy data analysis will help you make educated, pro-active decisions that will reduce stress and provide better outcomes for your real estate needs.  Given our foremost duty as a fiduciary, be assured that your best interests will always be at the very center of every decision we make together. And, as the great-granddaughters (they're cousins!) of a professional baker, don’t be surprised if your real estate transaction with Erika and Kari comes complete with pie, cookies, or the best homemade toffee in the world. We would be honored to help guide you through your changing real estate needs in Portland Oregon. CONTACT Erika George and Kari McGee 503.349.5449 | 971.322.6612
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