Blog Stories First time home buyers settle into Rockwood

First time home buyers settle into Rockwood

By Cristen Lincoln, September 14, 2018

Jessica and Adam are first time home buyers! They are among the tide of folks heading east to secure themselves that mid-century dream. Rockwood, a neighborhood in east Portland, features quality 50’s built houses that are still affordable. We were really glad to hear they were interested in Rockwood, since we knew we could find them a great place out there within their modest budget. The natural light, wood floors, double garage and big yard all sealed the deal for them! They have the keys now, and way more house than they could have purchased “close-in.” Their new home is just about 10 minutes to the heart of the east side. That said, they are also eager to learn about the local haunts and best coffee in their own neighborhood. Smart move, great people, awesome house!

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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