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It’s All For The Grandkids!

By Olivia Rush, December 16, 2021

Congratulations to my clients, Yael and Avi, on the purchase of their new home in NE Portland!

I know Yael and Avi through their sons; I lived with one of them for three years prior to purchasing my own house! During their visits to Portland multiple times a year, they became like second parents to me.

Yael and Avi purchased a small house several years ago to act as their home base in Portland and double as a rental when they weren’t here. Since then, two grand-babies were born and Yael and Avi retired. They planned to spend more time in Portland and needed more space.

Avi and Yael began their search during a time of record-low inventory levels in Portland. After viewing a few others, the fourth house we found would double their bed and bath count (and total square footage), plus was only minutes from their current PDX home. However, it was $15K over their max budget.

The house had been on the market for about 10 days, so we threw in an offer at their top price. The sellers countered, but Yael and Avi remained firm on price. We offered a quicker close and limited our credit threshold, and the Sellers (who wanted to be out by 2022), accepted!

The rest of the transaction went smoothly – we even negotiated some credit for minor electrical repairs. Today, just three weeks after submitting our offer, Avi and Yael began moving in. Cheers to these bicoastal grandparents and happy new homeowners!


Olivia Rush

Broker | OR & WA


As your trusted guide through the buying or selling process, you can expect me to customize my services to your specific goals and preferences, much like I did for my students during my ten years as an educator. My clients’ goals vary. A couple retiring to the Big City after 30 years on 22 acres. A woman purchasing her first home independently. A couple upsizing to support a growing family. Two friends pooling their resources to make their first investment possible. A couple navigating a divorce and the sale of their home. A refugee family with limited English setting down roots in this country. Deaf investors looking to maximize profit on their flip.  A couple selling the home of their daughter who has lost her battle to cancer. A family relocating from across the country and buying sight-unseen.  These situations all require unique, dynamic, and holistic approaches. Everyone has different needs, and it is my top priority to meet my clients where they are. For me, real estate is not transactional. It is deeply personal and inevitably life-changing. While each client requires a tailored strategy, my work ethic is unwavering. With me you can always expect organization, tenacity, responsiveness, dedication, and hustle. A gatherer of resources, a communicator of all options and possible outcomes. As your advocate, I will be brutally honest so you know what to expect. A skilled negotiator, I’ll consider every angle with your dreams and goals in mind. My clients often end up feeling like family. I am honored they trust me enough to return to me as their needs change and refer me to their friends, family, and communities. What are your real estate goals and dreams? Call or text me so we can meet to discuss your vision.  
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