Blog Stories A Place to Make Mountain Memories.

A Place to Make Mountain Memories.

By Cristen Lincoln, December 9, 2019

Kelli and Jeremy had a big house that has served at their family home, until they moved to Woodstock to be their kids school and fully engaged with the community there. They weren’t sure if they would stay in Woodstock or not, so kept the big house until they were fully decided. After adopting their 3rd child, they realized they were in Woodstock to stay, and even though the big house was a popular rental, it was a lot to manage due to it’s size and number of folks it could hold. They decided to leverage the house to 2 rentals. A small Milwaukie home, and a mountain home that they could rent as a vacation house, and also enjoy. The day we drove out to the mountain, it was sunny, but COLD. It was a very “mountain” day! Perfect to feel what it would be like out there. We looked at several places, but one stood out. The furniture was all wrong for a mountain get-away, but the kitchen was killer, and the custom bar and big fireplace with hearth just took us in. They saw past the decor, and knew it was the one. Not only that, the community has a club house and pool open during the summer! Perfect for a family with 3 kiddos, and great for guests looking for a fun summer vacation destination. As soon as it’s up and running as a rental. I’ll add the link to this blog! I highly recommend buying a vacation rental home. Make memories with your family at a special place away from home, help pay for this by renting to other vacationers, who will also make memories there! All the while, boosting your net worth through real estate. Interested in a mountain house, place in Bend or beach get-away? Let’s chat!

Cristen Lincoln

Broker in Oregon & Business Development

I’ve been a full time REALTOR® since 1993, and after more than 25 years in the business and thousands of transactions under my belt, I still love it!  At Living Room Realty I facilitate individual agents' business development, am a member of the Broker Advisory Group which provides direction for the company, and lead a Roommates group which allows agents to share ideas for improving their business practices. I feel very fortunate to come to work every day and do what I love. I grew up here in SE Portland, attended our neighborhood schools and live just five minutes from my childhood home. I never even thought about moving away. I love to travel, but Portland is my home. When I’m not working, I enjoy volunteering at my kids’ schools. I’m known for throwing an epic class party! Before I had kids, I never knew I’d also enjoy being a “soccer Mom” as much as I do. When I have a free moment, I love to hop on my bike and ride down to the waterfront from Mt. Tabor where I live. Biking through the neighborhoods is a nice way to stay in touch with the city, and also stay in shape! When I feel like I want more of a challenge, I’ll add the climb up Mt. Tabor. It’s good ride with the reward being the view from the top of the park. Besides Portland, my family’s second home in Central Oregon is my favorite place. We escape there every chance we get, and love to explore the endless hiking trails, lakes, rivers and other natural wonders the high desert has to offer. Snowboarding on Bachelor is at the top of our winter activities list. We just love nature. Our two dogs love it too, and we take them almost everywhere with us! I’m an avid gardener. Meandering through Portland Nursery, even if I don’t buy anything, almost feels like a mini vacation. My Mom taught me a lot about tending a garden, but I also might have gotten my interest in gardening from my ancestors who were among the first settlers of Sauvie Island. My maiden name is Charlton, and a few of us still live and work there. There’s even a road named after my family. The kids think that’s pretty cool. My family has deep roots in Portland. I’m a true Oregon native, local SE girl, Mom and business woman. And, I’m passionate about working in the city and neighborhoods that I love. ADDITIONAL AWARDS & AFFILIATIONS
  • BrokerAgent™ Advisor ‘Top 500" and "Certificate of Excellence"
  • Portland Monthly Five Star Agent for past 7 years
  • 10 Best of 2015: Client Satisfaction – American Institute of Real Estate Professionals
  • Mt Tabor Park Stewardship Fund Committee Member
  • Past PMAR Public Relations Committee Member
  • Former Mt Tabor Middle school PTA and Auction Committee Member
  • Past PTA board member at Atkinson school and Auction Committee Member
  • Franklin High School PTA Member
  • Impact NW Volunteer and Community Liaison
  • Past Member Rose Chapter National Charity League
  • Member 99 Girlfriends Collective Giving For Impact
AT YOUR SERVICE Meet my Team • Owner/Partner: Jenelle Isaacson • Principal Brokers: Cody Thurman and Paul D'Souza • Licensed Broker: Stacey Pongracz-Bartha • Team Coordinator: Deborah Holmes • Client Services and Marketing Department: Whitney Diffenderfer, Blaine Smith, Gen Torelle, Becky Barryte, and Vanessa Rehder References available upon request.
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  • T: 503-260-2414
  • cristen@livingroomre.com

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