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“Blue Steel” in SW Portland!

By Erika George & Kari McGee, July 5, 2021

Congratulations to Michelle and Thomas who just closed on their first home!  They called us more than a year ago to help them find their starter home.   As it turns out, they weren’t quite ready, financially, to take the plunge.  We were able to put them in contact with a great lender, who helped them develop a “one year plan” in order to save up for closing costs and a down payment.  They were diligent and stuck to their plan.


One year later, they contacted us and let us know they were ready to buy.  We were able to narrow down on the homes and neighborhoods that made the most sense for them and were able to pounce when we spotted this create SW Portland condominium.   Great location and Great layout and it came with it’s own AWSOME fire place art, which we quickly dubbed “Blue Steel!”


Your path to ownership may not be instantaneous.  It make take some preparation and diligence.  If you are thinking about buying a home, we highly recommend that you reach out to us early so we can connect you with the right people and start giving you an idea of what to expect.  We promise it will be worth the wait!

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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