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Dog Days of Fall

By Natalie Tracy, November 11, 2019

When you want a house that’s as much of a fit for your dog as it is for you, finding one that you love — with a huge yard and a dog park nearby — is the fairytale ending. This is exactly what we found for Rebecca and her adorable dog, Jack.

As a first time buyer, Rebecca was prepared. She met with me and her mortgage broker early on, and we helped create a plan well ahead of starting her search. So when she was ready to move forward, she had a clear vision of what she wanted. After we explored a few neighborhoods, she honed in on what would give her the perfect blend of access to transit, walkability, and space for Jack. On one of our weekend outings, we had five houses lined up to see – the first three were a clear no, but the last two both had potential. It was a tough decision momentarily, but when she pictured herself in each house with Jack, one stood out as the clear winner.

Like every good fairytale, there were a few bumps in the road, and the victory was sweet. She got the dream house. Jack got the dream yard. Jack has never had a yard before, and now he has one of the best in Portland!

Natalie Tracy

Broker | OR & WA


I purchased my first Portland fixer 17 years ago, and was immediately hooked on Portland homes and neighborhoods. I bring that passion to helping my clients buy and sell their own perfectly Portland homes! I pride myself on meeting every client exactly where you are - whether you’re a first time buyer, a seller looking for more room, or anywhere in between, I’m here to help. I listen to your needs, and take the time and patience to create a stress-free process for you. I’m licensed in Oregon and Washington, so if you’re on the fence, I can help you in Portland and Vancouver. I’m also fluent in American Sign Language, and have been involved with the local Deaf community for more than 15 years. I ensure all of my clients feel informed and involved throughout the entire process, and I genuinely love what I get to do everyday. Drop me a text or give me a call - I’d love to buy you coffee/tea and chat about how I can help you!
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