Blog Stories Don't Rent, Rent Out!

Don’t Rent, Rent Out!

By Bonnie Roseman, March 28, 2018

From renters to soon-to-be landlords

Long term renters spend a lot of money funding their landlord’s investment instead of their own. In today’s market it is so tough to get a foothold and purchase a first home, let alone to consider purchasing income property. Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) offer an innovative way to add to your income while securing your own pad. Tom and April were willing to put in some elbow grease to make the most of their resources. They had the vision to see the potential in an older home with an existing ADU in the basement, located in the burgeoning St. John’s area. This neighborhood has a great Farmers’ Market, as well as some of my favorite vegan eateries: The Sudra and Homegrown Smoker.

Tom is one of my go-to home inspectors at NonProfit Home Inspections. I am always especially honored when people in the housing industry choose me to be their agent. His knowledge and experience with dwellings and construction and April’s keen sense of color, design and style, have me eager to see how they will bring this home back to life.  The added income they will generate by renting out their ADU will enhance their lives and help pay for improvements for these new homeowners.

Need information on ADUs? Let’s chat!         

Bonnie Roseman

Principal Broker, Earth Advantage + ADU Specialist

Bonnie hit the real estate scene in Portland when Silence of the Lambs was killing it in the theaters, the Cold War was officially chilled and the national median sales price of a home was $120,000. Since then, she's been delighted to assist clients in navigating the ever changing housing market: whether selling a first home or the family home, looking for a starter pad or a forever habitat, downsizing, resizing or buying and selling investment property. Having a symbiotic connection with your real estate agent is key and will help ensure a great experience. Bonnie enjoys consulting with potential clients to discover their wishes and goals, confirming the right client-agent match. Smooth transactions are the target; however, there can be unexpected bumps getting to the closing table. Bonnie excels at finding creative solutions to any mishegoss that pops up and she takes pride in an extremely low sale fail rate. A little more about Bonnie: born in Philly, raised in Berkeley, mom to an incredible young woman; her home is filled with both furry and scaly creatures, the daily driver is all electric, equality is the only pathway; she's embraced veganism for the earth, the animals and her health. Like credentials? Sweet, here you go:
  • At Home with Diversity Certificate
  • Earth Advantage Broker + ADU Specialist
  • Senior Real Estate Specialist SRES)
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  • Five Star Professional Award (7 years)
  • Member of the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP)
Saving the best for last, Bender, her little second chance rescue pup from SoCal is likely to tag along. He’s snuggly, pretty cute and has jumped paws first into the real estate industry.
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  • T: 503-515-5973
  • bonnie@livingroomre.com

Bonnie Roseman

Principal Broker, Earth Advantage + ADU Specialist


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