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 | Earth Advantage Certified | OR


Kim Parmon Principal Broker  Lead Listing Agent Earth Advantage Certified | OR Oregon is the fifth state that Kim has called home in her life, and this one is sticking!  After moving multiple times in her childhood, Kim fully understands how empowering homeownership and having roots is.  She loves waking up every day in this beautiful place and wants everyone to experience what it feels like to live in their dream home. As a kid, Kim spent her free time wandering through open houses and exploring construction sites for the fun of it.  After careers in the professional ballroom dance world, the entertainment industry, and the service industry, Kim stumbled into real estate as both a passion and a profession through the purchase of her first bungalow.  After renovating it with her husband and selling it for enough of a profit to pay off their debt as well as buy a new house to live in, everything clicked: she decided to get her real estate license and help her community experience the emotional and financial benefits of homeownership.  Kim put down roots in Portland in 2015 and has cultivated a referrals-based business throughout the years.  She understands that real estate is a service and the experience she gives her clients is first-rate.  She works hard to anticipate needs.  She is responsive, thorough, empathic, and a skilled negotiator who enjoys market analytics and strategy as much as she enjoys connecting with her clients.  Her ethics and reputation are the cornerstones of her business and the happiness of her clients is the yardstick that she measures success against. Kim merged her business with the best agents in Portland at the beginning of 2022, which has allowed her to give her clients more resources, more advocacy, and a top-notch real estate experience.  She is honored to be a part of her incredible team and feels lucky to go to work every day. In her free time, you'll find Kim enjoying lazy evenings by the fire with her husband, daughter, and rescue dogs.  She loves dancing, live music, exploring all of the beautiful places around us in the PNW, enjoying a cider and a good meal with friends, and browsing Powell's for a great new book. Andee Ziegler  Licensed Listing Team Operations Manager Loving where you live will change your life. Everyone deserves that joy. For me, real estate has been a way of nurturing my community and doing what I can to help people find stability, grow generational wealth, and create a little space of their own in the world. For 15 years I found the most joy in helping first-time homebuyers, guiding my peers through their first major investment and dreaming up what home means for them. I’ve done restoration work on homes from a variety of eras, 1894 Victorian farmhouse to classic 1950’s ranch. I enjoy empowering new homeowners with the knowledge I’ve garnered over the years, from systems to finishes.  In 2022 I joined forces with some of the best realtors in the biz and shifted my focus to operation management for listings. This welcome change opened up space in my life: more cake, less pants.   Andee Zeigler | Licensed Listing Team Operations Manager | Jessica LeDoux | Lead Buyer Agent | Broker Licensed in Oregon |  Karim Alaeddine | Operations | Principal Broker Licensed in Oregon |  Jenessa VanZutphen | Buyer Operations Manager | Licensed in Oregon | 
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