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Finding a Perfect Blend

By Stacy Stokes, March 18, 2020

House hunting is not always easy, especially when two decision makers have wants that don’t seem to overlap. This was the case with Jenny and Mark. Both recently moved here and were ready to establish roots in Portland. Jenny wanted a house in a location where she could walk and bike to a commercial district. Mark wanted something in the country, with room to garden, and a large garage or shed. His dream was to have property on a river, surrounded by trees. We looked for several months, and many of the properties checked some of the boxes, but were either too far out of town, didn’t have a large lot, garage or shed. Then about a month ago, we saw this house. It is in walking and biking distance to Multnomah Village, is tucked away off the street, there is a creek in the back, with a large garage, and the icing on the cake is the ski lodge type feel on the inside. Much of Jenny and Mark’s free time is spent skiing and snowboarding on Mt. Hood. They immediately envisioned many happy years in this home and couldn’t wait to make it their own. I couldn’t be more pleased with their new abode!

Stacy Stokes

Principal Broker | Earth Advantage | OR & WA


I love Portland! It’s such a smart and accessible city. After moving here in 1996 to begin law school, I soon decided that there was nowhere else I would rather live. Finding a fit here in all aspects of life has been easy. My number one love is spending time with my two kids, Jake (9 yr old) and Hanna (12 yr old), my dog, K2 who is a Havanese, and cat, Tiga. Beyond that, you can find me cycling, rock climbing, running, hiking, skiing, volunteering in the community or exploring new corners of the city and new restaurants with my friends. I am always excited to show visitors the unique and funky neighborhoods Portland has to offer. I am especially drawn to the various architecture and offerings of the close-in east side and west side neighborhoods. After 3 years as an attorney/public defender, I came to the realization that Real Estate was the place for me. It allows me to constantly share the love I have for Portland’s houses and communities as well as to use my talent for helping others. Although, I’m a seasoned real estate broker, I believe that my background as an attorney has provided an invaluable platform off which to build my career. I have a firm understanding of what it means to put my client’s interests first, the art of negotiation and various contractual issues that arise in real estate transactions. Aside from these strengths, I realize that when buying a house it’s not just about finding the best structural fit but also finding the best lifestyle and neighborhood fit for you. I will listen to and truly understand your needs, find you the right home and close the deal to your satisfaction. Throughout the process, I will educate, advise and steadily guide you through what can often be an emotional and challenging time. In the end, my goal is that you have many years of happiness and peace knowing you’re in the best home and best community for you.
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