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Downsizing

By Gavin Shettler, June 12, 2018

Many families in today’s world do not go straight from the large family house directly to the small aging-in-place condo. There are usually many stages in-between. My recent clients are a good example. They had the large family house with their three kids in the Sunset High School area. They got down to one kid still at home, and downsized into a house in the same neighborhood. That house was 1700 sf new construction with 3 bedrooms. Once their last kid graduated from high school they sold that house too. They ended up in a condo in the Pearl, but as renters. They loved it! But, the kids were still around including a brand new grandchild. The dream condo was still not there for them. We just closed on a 1300 sf 3 bedroom house  close-in North Portland. One with a small yard for BBQs and grandkids. I know they will be calling again, but probably in another 7 years, to actualize that condo in the Pearl.

Gavin Shettler

Earth Advantage Principal Broker

I am a residential real estate broker at Living Room Realty serving Portland, Oregon, and the surrounding area. My core beliefs are honesty and integrity, supported by good communication. My role as your agent includes facilitator, negotiator, advocate, advisor, and expert in the Portland Metro housing market. I work with buyers and sellers at all stages of their home owning experience. I am a certified Earth Advantage Broker and Energy Trust Ally. I am a 2015 Five Star Real Estate professional award recipient. I have lived in Portland for over 20 years and love this city. My background is in Arts administration where I first owned and managed a commercial art gallery, then founded and ran a non-profit visual arts center, and last, managed and directed a large housing development of live/work spaces for artists. I live in the Montavilla neighborhood in NE Portland with my wife, Andrea, our daughter Beatrise, our son Augustus, our three cats, Yogi, Charlotte, and Ferocia, and also one small dog named Lucy. Living Room Realty is a leading real estate company that believes in community and connections. We have 120+ agents between four offices in inner Portland, one office in Vancouver, WA, and one office in Manzanita that serves the North coast of Oregon. We provide a wide range of services beyond residential real estate including rental management, tenant placement, and commercial real estate. Living Room is one of the only real estate companies with B-Corporation status in the nation. The company’s values include integrity, relevance and diversity. Our company was awarded the 2014 Business in Ethics Award for all small businesses in the state of Oregon. Gavin Shettler Principal Broker gavin@livingroomre.com 503-481-7450 Cell Assistant: Rose Romanick rose@livingroomre.com
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Earth Advantage Principal Broker


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