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The Perfect Second Home

By Kim Parmon, December 21, 2020

Congratulations are in order for Hari, who just closed on his home away from home!

Hari fell in love with Portland when he lived here many years ago while he attended college.  He was an immigrant, far from home, but felt so welcomed by the people here.  Despite work taking him elsewhere, he always dreamt of having a home of his own in the Pacific Northwest.  When Hari and I first spoke, he didn’t really know what he wanted, he just knew that he wanted to own something in Portland.

We spent a lot of time talking about what Hari’s needs were to get to the root of what he wanted.  He was hoping to find a home in an area he would enjoy spending time in.  Walkability was a big plus.  An area that was naturally beautiful, with trees and parks nearby, was a plus.  And he especially wanted a good investment that was pretty low maintenance as he would be living out of state most of the time.  When he comes to visit Portland he doesn’t want to spend all of his time fixing things!

Listening to Hari’s wishlist, I started to have a picture form in my mind.  When the right property popped up I knew it right away.  It was a newer build attached home located in the heart of Multnomah Village, across the street from Grand Central Bakery.  It was in good shape, it just needed a little elbow grease to make it shine, which meant that we were able to get it under contract under asking price in this crazy market (a rarity for sure!).  And, best of all, it had an ADU!  Hari would be able to offset his mortgage with some rental income.  What a win!

Hari closed on his lovely new property last week.  He’s excited to come spend time in the city he fell in love with so long ago, and I’m excited for him.  Congratulations, Hari!

Kim Parmon

Principal Broker | Earth Advantage Certified | OR


Kim Parmon Principal Broker  Lead Listing Agent Earth Advantage Certified | OR Oregon is the fifth state that Kim has called home in her life, and this one is sticking!  After moving multiple times in her childhood, Kim fully understands how empowering homeownership and having roots is.  She loves waking up every day in this beautiful place and wants everyone to experience what it feels like to live in their dream home. As a kid, Kim spent her free time wandering through open houses and exploring construction sites for the fun of it.  After careers in the professional ballroom dance world, the entertainment industry, and the service industry, Kim stumbled into real estate as both a passion and a profession through the purchase of her first bungalow.  After renovating it with her husband and selling it for enough of a profit to pay off their debt as well as buy a new house to live in, everything clicked: she decided to get her real estate license and help her community experience the emotional and financial benefits of homeownership.  Kim put down roots in Portland in 2015 and has cultivated a referrals-based business throughout the years.  She understands that real estate is a service and the experience she gives her clients is first-rate.  She works hard to anticipate needs.  She is responsive, thorough, empathic, and a skilled negotiator who enjoys market analytics and strategy as much as she enjoys connecting with her clients.  Her ethics and reputation are the cornerstones of her business and the happiness of her clients is the yardstick that she measures success against. Kim merged her business with the best agents in Portland at the beginning of 2022, which has allowed her to give her clients more resources, more advocacy, and a top-notch real estate experience.  She is honored to be a part of her incredible team and feels lucky to go to work every day. In her free time, you'll find Kim enjoying lazy evenings by the fire with her husband, daughter, and rescue dogs.  She loves dancing, live music, exploring all of the beautiful places around us in the PNW, enjoying a cider and a good meal with friends, and browsing Powell's for a great new book. Andee Ziegler  Licensed Listing Team Operations Manager Loving where you live will change your life. Everyone deserves that joy. For me, real estate has been a way of nurturing my community and doing what I can to help people find stability, grow generational wealth, and create a little space of their own in the world. For 15 years I found the most joy in helping first-time homebuyers, guiding my peers through their first major investment and dreaming up what home means for them. I’ve done restoration work on homes from a variety of eras, 1894 Victorian farmhouse to classic 1950’s ranch. I enjoy empowering new homeowners with the knowledge I’ve garnered over the years, from systems to finishes.  In 2022 I joined forces with some of the best realtors in the biz and shifted my focus to operation management for listings. This welcome change opened up space in my life: more cake, less pants.   Andee Zeigler | Licensed Listing Team Operations Manager | Jessica LeDoux | Lead Buyer Agent | Broker Licensed in Oregon |  Karim Alaeddine | Operations | Principal Broker Licensed in Oregon |  Jenessa VanZutphen | Buyer Operations Manager | Licensed in Oregon | 
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