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Rub-a-Dub-Dub, It’s all about the Tub…

By Erika George & Kari McGee, November 22, 2022

It’s our job to figure out what truly excites you when you embark upon a real estate purchase with our team.  We want to know what makes your heart sing and once we find that out, it makes it a whole lot easier to help you find your perfect property!

Rachel and Joe were not only looking for a new Portland home from across states lines from us, they also were looking across states lines from each other!  This definitely was a long-distance real estate purchase times two.  But in spite of some long-distance communication constraints, three things became clear very early on in Joe and Rachel’s search:  1.  Bathtubs were important.  We’re not talking some mamby-pamby, low-to-the-ground, skinny, hemmed-in tub.  We’re talking a big-ass soaking tub with a view and light and privacy all at the same time!

So thank you 1990s for installing some of the biggest, most luxurious soaking tubs out there for that at-home spa experience.  A little dated didn’t matter, it was all about the size and the view.   Which brings us to #2…

2.  Rachel and Joe wanted a lot with a woodsy, private, oasis feel but it couldn’t be dark.  Some sun was a definite must for Rachel and Joe.  Ok, a little trickier for wooded, wet SW Portland but no big deal, we managed to find that too.

Rachel and Joe’s house backs to wooded green-space but the trees head down the hill from their lot so their main-floor view is almost all fluffy green tree canopy and sky.  Their extensive decks plunge into the trees right before the ground slopes gently away from the house, creating a fantastic sense of light, green and breath around the home.  It is truly magical.

And 3.  A spacious garage with room for some serious tinkering.  Again, thank you 1990s for the oversized 2 and 3-car garages, right up front for easy access, that allowed Joe to cross off his one “must-have” for this home purchase!

And given the timing of this purchase and some savvy negotiating, Joe and Rachel were able to take advantage of our transitioning market and negotiate $35,000 off the advertised sales price!

Welcome to Portland Joe and Rachel.  We are so happy to have you here and we can’t wait to see how your life blooms in SW Portland!


Erika & Kari

Broker-Esquire | Principal Broker Seniors Real Estate Specialists | OR

The HouseLovePDX Team fuses comprehensive real estate knowledge and legal expertise in Portland, Oregon.

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. 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 since 2005. Erika and Kari are also designated Seniors Real Estate Specialists (SRES®) who help Seniors and their families navigate aging in place, downsizing, multigenerational housing, senior community living options, and probate sales. Regardless of the market or your particular circumstances, these exceptional real estate agents will help you prepare for life’s transitions with compassion and expert guidance. WHAT WE KNOW We know that real estate is not a one size fits all endeavor. It’s easy to find real estate data on the internet these days, but it’s what we do with the data that counts. HouseLovePDX provides a thoughtful and proactive analysis of current market data for every one of our clients: We know that small details can make a big difference. We consider factors you may not be aware of when buying a house, selling a condo, or planning an ADU. From open permits to missing credits on escrow statements, these issues can cost you money. Let us guide you through the real estate process, from big-picture dreams about your future home to the nitty-gritty of contract negotiation. We know that your “why” often comes before your “how” in real estate. We take extra time with our clients to fully understand all the reasons why you want to make a move to, from, or within the Portland area. We use this insight as the key to developing a comprehensive plan for you. Don’t be surprised if we start our meetings by delving deep into your real estate knowledge, your past experiences, your goals, and your dreams! WHAT WE LOVE It’s a privilege to help a client sell a beloved home and move on to the next chapter of life. We love seeing Portland, neighborhood by neighborhood, through the eyes of someone who is new to the area and full of excitement. As Northwest natives who grew up together (we’re cousins!), our love for Portland runs deep. And we adore the moment when a buyer walks into a house and we all know it’s the one: aka HouseLove! 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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