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1st Time Buyer At Long Last

By Bonnie Roseman, September 28, 2018

Carol Flanagan of Guild Mortgage, Emily, me and Bender TheRealEstateDog


Hazelwood Home for 1st Timer


I first met Emily when her parents were referred to me to help them find their first Portland house many moons ago. She was a very young woman back then and frequently joined our house hunting expeditions, proving herself to be a wise adviser. About ten years ago Emily started dreaming of buying her own home one day. In fact, she says she has looked at homes online nearly every day over the past decade.


Fast forward to September 2018 and I am proud and excited to report that I have recently handed her the keys to a fab mid-century ranch with a basement; her very own first home that she and her husband Paul will share. This Hazelwood classic sits on a dead end street tucked in to quiet enclave that is a quick trip to the center of the city, but outside the congested zone of inner Portland. The large yard is replete with the fragrance of wild mint. The original hardwood floors and wood-burning fireplace make this a cozy spot to call home!

Hardwood Floors
Awesome Yard
Cool Shed





Bonnie Roseman

Principal Broker, Earth Advantage + ADU Specialist

Bonnie hit the real estate scene in Portland when Silence of the Lambs was killing it in the theaters, the Cold War was officially chilled and the national median sales price of a home was $120,000. Since then, she's been delighted to assist clients in navigating the ever changing housing market: whether selling a first home or the family home, looking for a starter pad or a forever habitat, downsizing, resizing or buying and selling investment property. Having a symbiotic connection with your real estate agent is key and will help ensure a great experience. Bonnie enjoys consulting with potential clients to discover their wishes and goals, confirming the right client-agent match. Smooth transactions are the target; however, there can be unexpected bumps getting to the closing table. Bonnie excels at finding creative solutions to any mishegoss that pops up and she takes pride in an extremely low sale fail rate. A little more about Bonnie: born in Philly, raised in Berkeley, mom to an incredible young woman; her home is filled with both furry and scaly creatures, the daily driver is all electric, equality is the only pathway; she's embraced veganism for the earth, the animals and her health. Like credentials? Sweet, here you go:
  • At Home with Diversity Certificate
  • Earth Advantage Broker + ADU Specialist
  • Senior Real Estate Specialist SRES)
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  • Five Star Professional Award (7 years)
  • Member of the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP)
Saving the best for last, Bender, her little second chance rescue pup from SoCal is likely to tag along. He’s snuggly, pretty cute and has jumped paws first into the real estate industry.
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Bonnie Roseman

Principal Broker, Earth Advantage + ADU Specialist

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