Blog Stories A Compass Led Home Search

A Compass Led Home Search

By Laura Cavanaugh, July 20, 2018

My clients just closed on a beautifully functional Vastu approved home. According to Wikipedia, Vastu Shastra is a “traditional Hindu system of architecture which literally translates to “science of architecture.”” This was one of my most interesting and rewarding house hunts yet. My clients are relocating to Portland from California, thus, I was doing quite a bit of legwork on narrowing down the homes that they would fly in to see. I literally would arrive at a house, pull out my compass on my phone, and draw a quick floor plan with relative directions to report back to my clients. One of the interesting insights I came across during this house hunt was in neighborhoods with all new construction. The only homes that did not seem to be selling were ones that did not fit within the Vastu system. Coincidence? I think not. So a heads up to all those builders, avoid a south facing house at all costs!


Laura Cavanaugh


Growing up in a small town in the Willamette Valley, Laura quickly learned the beauty of Oregon.  Whether snowboarding at Timberline or playing on the beach in Gearhart, she knew that the diversity and beauty of the landscape would make her a native Oregonian for life. Moving to Portland over 12 years ago, Laura has called each quadrant of Portland home and loves how each neighborhood has its own unique vibe. A love of architecture and interior design made becoming a real estate agent a no brainer. Her goal in working for Living Room is to help her client’s real estate dreams come to fruition, whether that be a first home, an investment property or selling a home full of memories. She looks forward to the opportunity to make each and every client a client for life. In her spare time, you can find Laura chasing after her two adorable kiddos, Sloane and Holden, perusing Interior Design blogs, shopping for vintage treasures or, as an avid runner, hitting one of the amazing trails this city has to offer.  
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