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Closing: Charming Bungalow for First Home Buyers

By Marissa Sainz, October 22, 2021

It’s been a joy helping the lovely Jessica and Alex purchase their first home! It has been 2 years in the making and they found the perfect starter home for their family.


They first wrote an offer on their new home competing against 4 other buyers. When their offer wasn’t accepted they wrote an offer on a home a few blocks away that was a great fit in a slightly different neighborhood.  A few days later we learned that the buyer of the first property backed out! The couple jumped at the second chance to buy the home!


Negotiation with the seller was fast and furious to ensure the home wouldn’t be put back on the market, which worked out beautifully for us. We were able to see the previous buyer’s inspection reports, which helped my clients feel confident in their offer and in asking the seller to pay closing costs.


Want to peek inside their new cozy bungalow?




Walk through the front door and you are greeted with an open concept living room, kitchen, and dining area. The entire interior, aside from the kitchen, features dark hardwood flooring. The kitchen is set with white cabinetry and tile flooring, updated stainless steel appliances, and contrasting black countertops. The spacious second bedroom will double as an office and guest room for visiting loved ones. My clients also scored with a huge 45 x 155 ft backyard and detached garage with loads of potential for vegetable gardens, flower beds, and landscape design projects once they’ve settled in. Their 5 dogs will also enjoy the space!






Congrats on your first home! Jessica and Alex are in their mid-20s and have just finished college. They jumped at the chance to invest in real estate early, and I am so happy for them! Getting a headstart on real estate investments is a great opportunity for long-term equity and credit building. Check out my blog on real estate investing here!


I hope to help in the future when you are ready to invest in your second property!


If you’re interested in buying, selling and real estate investments, I’m only a phone call away — (512) 736-6111

Marissa Sainz

Broker | Earth Advantage


Whether you want to live in a hip Pearl District condo or a unique east side bungalow I am here to help you find the perfect home. The Pearl District and the close in surrounding neighborhoods are exciting and evolving areas and where I focus my business. It is important in our changing real estate world, where location is so vital to home buyers, to work with a neighborhood expert. We all want to live near our local grocery store and within walking distance of our favorite coffee spot, restaurants and parks. I am here to guide buyers and sellers through the process every step of the way, if you are a first time home buyer searching for the perfect starter home or looking to move as your family and lifestyle change. Marissa earned a degree in finance with a concentration in real estate from The University of Texas at Austin. Before coming to residential real estate in Portland Marissa worked for both a national and local commercial real estate firm. Around town Marissa is involved with the Women in Insurance and Financial Services Portland chapter as well as the Women's Council of REALTORS®.
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