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A New Home For The Holidays

By Savanna Ray, June 16, 2021

I first met the Carsons in September. They are a family of four and were living in a condo in the South Waterfront and their balcony was being tear-gassed almost every night of the week because of the protests. They were living in 1000 square feet and they were itching to get out and have more space. 

The most important items on their checklist were outdoor space for their two teenage boys, 20 minutes or less for their daily commute to the Pearl, decent schools and a bedroom for each kid. We embarked on a house hunting journey that took us from Forest Heights all the way to Tualatin and in-between. 

When we found this house they walked-in and knew they loved it. It had been really nicely remodeled, had a fabulous backyard for their kids to play, two fireplaces, a big garage, an extra family room and enough space for them to all spread out. And bonus, they wouldn’t have to do any work to it, they could just move right in!

We beat out three other offers. Now they can move in just in time to celebrate the Holidays in their brand new home. They can start making memories here together. And bonus points for the kids: the Gabriel Park Skate Park is also just down the street!

Savanna Ray

Broker | OR


Growing up in Oregon I have a distinct love for where we live that is uniquely and proudly Pacific Northwest. I have lived in nearly every neighborhood in the city and beyond. Before getting into real estate, I spent 20 years providing the highest-end service as a sommelier in some of the finest Portland restaurants as well as managing a world-class winery in the Willamette Valley. This is where my passion for the finest service began. When I was young, my parents were constantly looking at property and I absolutely loved when they would take me on home tours and to open houses. Furthermore, my architect step-father has helped me hone my eye for design. As someone who understands what the finest service means, I put all of this experience together creating a space for my clients to really be heard. I am dedicated to being an advocate for my clients no just by winning them the best price possible but understanding their goals.  I am an active member of my community; I have sat on the board of the International Pinot Noir Celebration as well as have volunteered for the event for the last 15 years. I am passionate about equal rights and the environment. In my spare time I love camping and hiking with my husband JT, five year-old son Wilder, and--the newest addition to our family--our new cocker spaniel puppy Betty White.
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