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Age in Place in NoPo!

By Erika George & Kari McGee, April 25, 2018

Oh those pesky knees and hips… Doesn’t it seem like the design is seriously lacking in these particular areas of our bodies?  Unfortunately, until there’s a celestial revision to the blueprints, or major advances in medical technology, it seems like finding a home that allows one to age in place, is the next best option!  Happy and John have done just such a thing.  They had been looking on and off for a few years, for a home to replace their beloved, colorful, 1910 craftsman with garden oasis on NE Morgan, which inconveniently happens to have all bedrooms and the only full bathroom upstairs.  Happy and John wanted to be smart and put a housing plan in place that would allow them to age in place for decades to come.

The rub?  Happy and John are “old house” people!  They love period craftsman charm and elegance. There’s not a wide and gracious craftsman front porch that they wouldn’t mind putting a swing on.  Vinyl windows?  No thank you.  Big open kitchen great-room?  Nope.  Sexy one-level Atomic Ranch?  meh…  So finding an old house with a majority of the square footage on the main floor, was a tall order.

Enter 5800 N Haight Ave.  A charismatic corner bungalow complete with elegant front entry hall, light-filled living and dining rooms, tidy kitchen, and (drum roll please) 2 bedrooms and a full bathroom on the main floor!  Add to that, lots of extra space upstairs for friends, family and grandchildren, and one heck of a sweet front porch, and BINGO, we’ve got a match for Happy and John.   Let’s us know when the swing is up – we’ll bring the lemonade…


Erika & Kari

Broker-Esquire | Principal Broker | Seniors Real Estate Specialists | OR

Erika George and Kari McGee are the highly skilled HouseLove PDX team at Living Room Realty in Portland, OR. 

As designated Seniors Real Estate Specialists (SRES®), Kari and Erika help Seniors and their families navigate aging in place, downsizing, multigenerational housing, senior community living options, and probate sales. These exceptional real estate agents will help you prepare for life’s transitions with compassion and expert guidance. Principal Broker Kari McGee is an 11-year Portland Monthly 5-Star Realtor® and has helped clients successfully navigate the evolving Portland real estate market for almost two decades. Realtor® Erika George brings to the table 20 years of experience as an attorney specializing in construction and contracts and has been a full-service real estate broker since 2013. These experienced real estate agents will help you prepare for life’s transitions with a customized plan designed for your specific goals.  Erika and Kari's in-depth market knowledge and savvy data analysis will help you make educated, pro-active decisions that will reduce stress and provide better outcomes for your real estate needs.  Given our foremost duty as a fiduciary, be assured that your best interests will always be at the very center of every decision we make together. And, as the great-granddaughters (they're cousins!) of a professional baker, don’t be surprised if your real estate transaction with Erika and Kari comes complete with pie, cookies, or the best homemade toffee in the world. We would be honored to help guide you through your changing real estate needs in Portland Oregon. CONTACT Erika George and Kari McGee 503.349.5449 | 971.322.6612
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