Blog Stories Can you still buy a house (in Portland) for under $350k?

Can you still buy a house (in Portland) for under $350k?

By Andee Zeigler, October 30, 2020

Yes! Yes you can! In fact, you can still get a real sweet house you just have to know where to look!

Our first time home buyer was certain of her budget, certain of the type of space she needed and flexible about the location.   She won the first house she wrote an offer on for just $6k over list.  We were able to negotiate for the seller to cover the bulk of her closing costs and her total out of pocket including inspections was just under $13k.

She won’t be house poor, she has some funds to do a few immediate cosmetic upgrades and she got the keys just in time to harvest all of the grapes!

Things that we love about this house:  large lot, oversized garage with loft space (perfect for future adu), living room fireplace with built ins and the sweetest wood stove in the kitchen for cozy winter mornings!

 

Andee Zeigler

Principal Broker

She/Her

I have called Portland home for over 20 years and can’t imagine raising my babies anywhere else. I have been a REALTOR® for over a decade and still wake up every day delighted that I truly love what I do. I love helping people find their home sweet home, score an investment property that pencils out better than expected, holding the hand of a first-time homebuyer, or guiding a nervous seller through the process of leaving a home they’ve loved. I know Portland like the back of my hand and have a wealth of knowledge about our unique homes and rapidly growing inventory of new construction. I have loved up many homes over the years, from a total restoration of an 1894 Victorian farmhouse to a full remodel of 1942 ranch and several in between. I enjoy educating my clients on the home buying and selling process as well as educating them on how to care for their home. I strive to help buyers understand their homes' unique qualities, how to love them up, and the realities of vintage homeownership. Each real estate transaction is different and for many people the entire process is new and can feel overwhelming. I work hard to help clients manage expectations and give them perspective along the way. I also truly love negotiating and believe it can be done with grace and cooperation. Over the years many of my clients have become my friends and I am grateful for the joy this career has brought me. When I am not scouring the new listings, meeting clients for pie or reading up on all things real estate, I am busy filling my days with goodness. I currently live in my dream home in St. Johns with my husband, 3 kids, 2 cats, 2 ducks and goose! I am an avid gardener, growing over 30 varieties of fruits and vegetables and countless plants and flowers, including nearly 1000 tulips and over 100 dahlia varieties. During the spring and summer we have a little free table with bouquets and plant starts for our community. When the garden doesn’t need me you can find me in the kitchen. I try to bake once a day, everything from sourdough to french macarons. I graduated with an art degree and find great joy in painting and making pottery, there is almost always an art project happening at the dining room table. I am a dedicated traveler and have made exploring the world with my babies a priority. When we aren’t traveling internationally we explore our corner of the world in our Vanagon, Dr. Coffey! I am in constant awe of the beauty of the PNW and feel grateful that this is my home sweet home. I absolutely believe that everyone should love where they live and won’t let anyone settle!
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