Blog ADU A big win for some big sweethearts!

A big win for some big sweethearts!

By Kim Parmon, April 30, 2020

Grant is one of those people who just exudes kindness.  He has a big smile and a gentle nature and is the kind of person that you like right away.  It was no surprise that his fiancee, Sonia, is also a sweetheart.  These two lovely souls were looking to buy their first home together before the wedding and I was thrilled to help them look.  We took some time to refine exactly what they wanted: was it a big house with high end finishes?  Nope.  Their priority was having a space where mom could comfortably stay when she comes to visit.  Because OF COURSE Grant and his mom have the sweetest, loveliest relationship.

Grant and Sonia have been living in a little apartment and mom has had to rent an Airbnb every time she visits, which is a financial strain.  So we set out to find this couple a home close to Sonia’s work (of course this lovely soul is a teacher) with a lot big enough to build an ADU on it.  That was about all they asked for: close to work, within budget, big lot for an ADU.  Easy enough!  We found a great property that fit the bill and were able to snag it for under asking price.  Grant knows that he can make the house into something great (he’s a carpenter after all) so he and Sonia didn’t mind knowing that it needs some repairs.  Especially since we were able to negotiate a generous credit during their inspection period.

Grant and Sonia closed on their first home today!  Now they get to plan and build their ADU for mom.  Covid-19 is preventing me from giving them big hugs today but I couldn’t be prouder of these two!  I’m giving them hugs in spirit.

Kim Parmon

Principal Broker

Kim is the first person who will tell you she never expected to be a Realtor. She's had many creative jobs in the past and spent years as a high-volume bartender-turned-bar owner, which she feels gave her an essential skill that translates beautifully into her career in real estate: the ability to juggle 1,000 things at the same time while keeping everyone calm! She became obsessed with buying a house after the market crashed in 2009, finally buying her very first teeny-tiny dilapidated bungalow as a short sale in 2011. She and her husband, Matt, spent a few years fixing it up, then sold it for a profit and bought another project. And then they did it again. And the rest is history! Kim's talent for finding diamonds in the rough has made her into one of Portland's most sought-after investment Realtors. She loves seeing the missed potential in properties and has all kinds of tricks up her sleeve to find great investments but this talent is equally useful when it comes to traditional buyers and sellers. When you buy a home with Kim's assistance you can be sure that she is looking at all angles of the purchase to make sure it aligns with your financial goals as well as your lifestyle and she will stop at nothing to make sure you are taken care of! Some of her clients think she's gotten their offers accepted through sheer force of will! When you list a house with her she will go above and beyond to present your house in the best possible light to make sure you maximize your return on investment. Above all else, Kim prides herself on her integrity and believes that everyone deserves a caring Realtor partner who truly listens and tries to do what's right for her clients, even when no one is looking. She is thrilled to call this beautiful city home and can't wait to help you make your dreams come true through real estate.
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