Blog Buyer Here we go again!

Here we go again!

By Benedict Samson, March 27, 2019





I’m saying “here we go again” because I helped Donnie and Alexis find this great home on Killingsworth just 3 years ago.  At the time it fit all of their current and future needs.  4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a possible rental in the basement, and a great location close to so much.  They wanted to bike, run, walk, take their dogs to the park, be close to it all.  They frequented the Piedmont food carts, Podnah’s, Hat Yai, then they would have drinks in the Williams Corridor.  The next day they would walk to Alberta Park with the dogs and then do some shopping and coffee on Alberta.

Then out of blue I get a text from Alexis “don’t fall out of your chair but we want to sell and buy another home”.  I met with both of them and although they still love their home they want to start looking for their next investment/project and move onto another path.  Current and future needs had changed.  These guys are great to work with and super smart so of course I was in.  With the weather improving, interest rates steady and low, and another stellar forecast in the Portland market I don’t see any reason not to.  Come see this beautiful Old Portland home and all of its attributes in person.


Benedict Samson

Broker | OR

I have been told by many people that "Portlanders don't like outsiders". Well I'm not from here. I come from a place that rates high in food culture, architectural history, and questionable politics. It's called Chicago and I miss it a lot and loved being born and raised there. That being said, I am not going back. I came here to Portland for a visit and couldn't get it out of my mind. The proximity of Mt. Hood and all of its wonders, the food carts, the waterfalls, the Gorge...are just a few of the beautiful aspects of this state that spoke to me. I moved here in July 2013. The first year of living here I wondered if I would stay despite the aforementioned qualities of Portland and Oregon in general. The more I worked and had some introspective moments the more I realized, I'm staying because of the people. Portland and its people are nice. Plain old nice and proud. They are open and welcoming. They ask "What made you want to move here?" knowing that they want to share their reasons for living here. The air here is literally and figuratively clean. I've had multiple conversations with people about their love of Oregon and all it has to offer. A LITTLE MORE... I went to college for business, dropped out, went back and finished with a degree in healthcare. Then went back to finish my BS in Business Administration with a minor in International Finance. While working in some of the busiest Emergency Departments in Chicago, Manhattan, and San Francisco I was always searching for more. I co-founded a sports uniform business that supplied basketball uniforms to approximately 45 schools throughout the city of Chicago. After selling my shares to the co-founder I obtained my REALTOR® license in Chicago in July of 2007. I became rookie of the year for my company and fell in love with all things real estate. Now I'm here and have purposely waited to obtain my Portland REALTOR® license until I felt I could speak to clients about the neighborhoods, schools, personalities, and quirks of Portland. I want to share my knowledge and new found love for Portland and its people with others and help them find their LIVING ROOM.
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