Blog Buyer Ashland Acreage to Lake Life

Ashland Acreage to Lake Life

By Olivia Rush, April 29, 2021

I’m a firm believer of, “If it’s meant to be, it will be.” Though I will say, this is much easier said in hindsight.

Yahya and Rod are parents of dear friends of mine. After our journey together, they are now also dear friends! Over the last 30 years, they have cultivated and loved a 22-acre parcel in Southern Oregon. It was time for a complete 180. Move back to the Big City to be closer to family (aka hopefully grandchildren in the near future)!

We were looking for something special, something *magical.* One of the most important criteria was daily sun exposure. Yahya and Rod weren’t going to be farming 22 acres, but they did want a solid patch where they could grow their own food.

Long story short, we ended up in contract – went through inspections – negotiated – and ultimately terminated on TWO other properties. Needless to say, were were tiiiired. The mental and emotional exhaustion – not to mention the price tag of flying up to Portland weekend after weekend – was starting to stack up.

Now – most people would be in a dark pit of despair, and rightfully so. Yahya and Rod are not your average humans. They embodied a Keep Calm and Carry On mentality throughout the countless back and forth, ups and downs. The unicorn was out there, and we would find it.

When we had our third offer accepted over two others, it was a tenuous celebration…we had been here before. Twice. We moved cautiously through inspections/negotiations and held our breath as we wrote our repair addendum. When the Sellers agreed to our ask, we breathed a collective exhale.

Since closing earlier this week, the relief has morphed into excitement. Yahya and Rod will arrive at their new home overlooking Lakewood Bay in a few weeks. They have already planned their first [outdoor] shindig at the new home – Rod’s birthday is coming up!

Not the easiest journey or straightest path. But it was meant to be. CHEERS to the happy new homeowners!

Olivia Rush

Broker | OR & WA


As your trusted guide through the buying or selling process, you can expect me to customize my services to your specific goals and preferences, much like I did for my students during my ten years as an educator. My clients’ goals vary. A couple retiring to the Big City after 30 years on 22 acres. A woman purchasing her first home independently. A couple upsizing to support a growing family. Two friends pooling their resources to make their first investment possible. A couple navigating a divorce and the sale of their home. A refugee family with limited English setting down roots in this country. Deaf investors looking to maximize profit on their flip.  A couple selling the home of their daughter who has lost her battle to cancer. A family relocating from across the country and buying sight-unseen.  These situations all require unique, dynamic, and holistic approaches. Everyone has different needs, and it is my top priority to meet my clients where they are. For me, real estate is not transactional. It is deeply personal and inevitably life-changing. While each client requires a tailored strategy, my work ethic is unwavering. With me you can always expect organization, tenacity, responsiveness, dedication, and hustle. A gatherer of resources, a communicator of all options and possible outcomes. As your advocate, I will be brutally honest so you know what to expect. A skilled negotiator, I’ll consider every angle with your dreams and goals in mind. My clients often end up feeling like family. I am honored they trust me enough to return to me as their needs change and refer me to their friends, family, and communities. What are your real estate goals and dreams? Call or text me so we can meet to discuss your vision.  
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