Blog Stories A condo in the Pearl is perfect for city life

A condo in the Pearl is perfect for city life

By Cristen Lincoln, October 16, 2018

When we met Mark & Anne a little over a year ago they were dreaming of escaping the suburban lifestyle they had been accustomed to for the last 20 years.

They were ready to make a big change! They wanted to sell their home in NW and find an apartment in the city. Anne wanted to be able to walk to her office or take the street car and Mark wanted to have a grocery store and amenities right outside his front door. They were willing to give up their extra car and their home ownership responsibilities for a smaller foot print in the city close to everything. Once their home was sold they landed in a high rise apartment in the Pearl district. They loved the apartment and the lifestyle so much they decided they wanted a condo of their own. The wish list for the condo was spacious, city views and a similar awesome location as their rental. After riding the street car, walking the Pearl blocks and exploring all the condo buildings, Mark and Anne knew they wanted to live in The Henry building. After reviewing the architect’s plans of the Henry building, Mark and Anne got super clear on the exact floor plan they wanted in the building. In no time at all a condo on the 13th floor came on the market that fit the bill. Mark and Anne didn’t waste any time and we got it under contract for them right away. They couldn’t be more excited to move into their new home and enjoy wine from their balcony, shopping locally and visiting the theater all within a stones throw.

Cristen Lincoln

Earth Advantage Broker & Business Development

I’ve been a full time realtor since 1993, and after almost 24 years in the business and thousands of transactions under my belt, I still love it!  At Living Room Realty I facilitate individual agents' business development, am a member of the Broker Advisory Group which provides direction for the company, and lead a Roommates group which allows agents to share ideas for improving their business practices. I feel very fortunate to come to work every day and do what I love. I grew up here in SE Portland, attended our neighborhood schools and live just five minutes from my childhood home. I never even thought about moving away. I love to travel, but Portland is my home. When I’m not working, I enjoy volunteering at my kids’ schools. I’m known for throwing an epic class party! Before I had kids, I never knew I’d also enjoy being a “soccer Mom” as much as I do. When I have a free moment, I love to hop on my bike and ride down to the waterfront from Mt. Tabor where I live. Biking through the neighborhoods is a nice way to stay in touch with the city, and also stay in shape! When I feel like I want more of a challenge, I’ll add the climb up Mt. Tabor. It’s good ride with the reward being the view from the top of the park. Besides Portland, my family’s second home in Central Oregon is my favorite place. We escape there every chance we get, and love to explore the endless hiking trails, lakes, rivers and other natural wonders the high desert has to offer. Snowboarding on Bachelor is at the top of our winter activities list. We just love nature. Our two dogs love it too, and we take them almost everywhere with us! I’m an avid gardener. Meandering through Portland Nursery, even if I don’t buy anything, almost feels like a mini vacation. My Mom taught me a lot about tending a garden, but I also might have gotten my interest in gardening from my ancestors who were among the first settlers of Sauvie Island. My maiden name is Charlton, and a few of us still live and work there. There’s even a road named after my family. The kids think that’s pretty cool. My family has deep roots in Portland. I’m a true Oregon native, local SE girl, Mom and business woman. And, I’m passionate about working in the city and neighborhoods that I love. ADDITIONAL AWARDS & AFFILIATIONS • BrokerAgent™ Advisor 'Certificate of Excellence'. • Portland Monthly Five Star Agent • 10 Best of 2015: Client Satisfaction - American Institute of Real Estate Professionals • Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors- Master's Circle Member • PMAR Public Relations Committee Member • I'm on the Mt Tabor Middle school PTA now, but served as PTA board member at Atkinson school for several years. • Impact NW Volunteer and Community Liaison • Rose Chapter National Charity League • Member 99 Girlfriends • Collective Giving For Impact AT YOUR SERVICE Meet my Team • Owner/Partner: Jenelle Isaacson • Principal Broker: Diane Moreau • Licensed Broker: Stacey Pongracz-Bartha • Senior Transaction Coordinator: Iris Ireland • Agent Services and Marketing Department: Whitney Diffenderfer, Olivia Boone, Sara Stratton, and Blaine Smith References available upon request.
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Cristen Lincoln

Earth Advantage Broker & Business Development


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