Blog Buyer Just Sold: Mid-Century, Cedar Hills Stunner

Just Sold: Mid-Century, Cedar Hills Stunner

By Scott Shoji, September 7, 2021

Travis and Lucy were past clients of mine, looking for a new home for their family. They wanted to purchase something, before selling their home, so we had some early conversations about how to structure their financing and be able to make competitive offers on any properties they found interesting.

They needed a layout that worked a bit better for their current needs which includes working from home and homeschooling their son. They desired for it to be situated in a neighborhood that had sidewalks, not directly on a busy road, had a lower maintenance yard AND most importantly, fit their style and aesthetic of an older home, without the deferred maintenance that many came associated with.

We looked at many different neighborhoods situated on the West Side, and when this Cedar Hills Home popped up, just a few minutes away from their current home, they knew they had to compete for this one. As is the norm in this market, this one came up with multiple offers to compete against, but thanks to our earlier conversations and the legwork Travis and Lucy had already done before even starting their search, we were able to craft a compelling offer that beat out the others!

Thanks to Ken Kondziela at NW Premier Mortgage, Inc. for his work on the financing side of things. He was able to get Travis and Lucy qualified with no-hiccups, was great as ever with communication, and we closed right on time.

Cheers Travis, Lucy and Atlas! I hope you are able to create many great memories in your new home!


1380 SW Hilldale Ave

Portland, Oregon 97225

SOLD AT: $690,000

3 BEDROOM | 2.1 BATH | 2,133 SQFT

photo courtesy of Michael Elton with The Hasson Company

Scott Shoji

Broker | OR


Hello! My name is Scott Shoji and I am a licensed Oregon Real Estate Broker. I began my journey into Real Estate in 2005 specializing in new development mixed-use buildings & condos in Portland’s urban core. I was part of the sales teams for the Eliot Tower and The Westerly while at Debbie Thomas Real Estate, gaining first-hand knowledge of how a high-rise building is constructed from the ground up. Seeing all phases of the design, build, and sales process for condominium development helped frame my knowledge of the condo market. I am very familiar with most condo buildings in Portland and have published extensive market research on them for years. Before joining Living Room Realty, I worked with a top producing team that eventually became a boutique brokerage based out of the South Waterfront. This opportunity allowed me to expand my knowledge of not only the residential buildings in the area, but the ethos and vision of the community. I unequivocally loved being a condo owner and living in the heart of Downtown Portland where I took advantage of walking to farmers’ markets, concerts, festivals and food carts. Now living in a single-family home in the west-side suburbs of Portland, I enjoy watching my daughter ride her bike and my wife attempt to weed our garden. I feel like I can truly speak to the different experiences that each can offer and relate to buyers and sellers no matter what lifestyle they choose. I am a California transplant, having trekked North to earn degrees in English Literature & Business at the University of Oregon. (Go Ducks!) I have lived in Oregon on and off since 1996 and permanently made Portland my home in 2005. It is the love of this city that has welcomed me into its quirky arms that fuels my desire to help others find the same. Why Portland? The seasons! Leaves changing colors, the crisp winter air, lush green forests that convince you of another adventure. A thriving food scene where every other corner celebrates an up-and-coming chef, barista, or brewer. There is something so very accessible about Portland that charms and endears me. It feels intimate and easily accessed for a “big“ city. Where walking and cycling are embraced as popular modes of transportation and you are a short drive from the ocean, mountains, rivers and forests. What are you doing in your free time? You can usually find me artfully dodging or skillfully kicking rubber balls in my adult Dodgeball and Kickball leagues. I try and keep youthful at heart and these leagues help with that. Otherwise, I can be found tackling my untamable garden, improving my photography skills, or hiking the Pacific Northwest with my wife, Chelsea, and daughter, Elora and son, Auryn. Favorite Place Traveled To? This is probably a tie between Mürren, Switzerland, a picturesque mountain town deep in the Swiss Alps where I proposed to my wife, or Cambodia, where I experienced one of the most vibrant cultures traveling with my brother and sister. What can always be found close to you? A cup of black coffee and my computer. Why Real Estate? I have always loved the feeling of home. It is both a sense of place and a feeling of comfort. I find immense enjoyment in being able to help people find their home, whether that is handing over the keys to that very first home purchase, or helping someone take the next steps in life by selling the place that memories were made in. Not many careers can give that sense of satisfaction at the end of the day.
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