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Another WIN for First Time Homebuyers!

By Erika George & Kari McGee, December 3, 2020

Congratulations to David and Mireille who closed on their first home on Monday. This is the ninth time (insert Ferris Bueller joke here!) we have helped first time homebuyers purchase a home in the last 4 months! Yes — low inventory and low interest rates makes this a sellers’ market, BUT the low interest rates work in our buyers’ favor too — they can afford to pay more for a house while keeping payments at a comfortable level. Moreover, first time homebuyers usually have an edge over competition as they don’t have a home to sell. They have good flexibility when it come to when they can close and take possession.

David and Mireille were flexible when it came to location, which is another hallmark of many of our successful first time homebuyers. Because they chose to consider homes in a broad swath of Southeast Portland, they found a cute and well maintained home in Brentwood Darlington that checked most of their boxes: three bedrooms, open concept living and dining, updated systems, and lovely outdoor spaces. It even has a a fun dining room peninsula from which their beloved cats can slink, play and pounce!

We know David and Mireille (and their kitties!) will have many happy years in their new home. Are you considering purchasing a home for the first time? Now is a great time to explore your options — Call us!

Erika & Kari

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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