Blog Stories Foreclosures = Opportunity in St. Johns

Foreclosures = Opportunity in St. Johns

By Eldridge Huntington, June 4, 2018

It can be a little complicated getting all the moving parts going the same speed, but when the stars align, foreclosures can be a great opportunity to get an awesome home for a great deal! I recently helped my clients, who also are my in-laws, purchase a great condo in St. Johns that was under foreclosure. I am so thrilled to have been able to help them find a new home here, and for them to be closer to my family!

The neighborhood of St. Johns is one my favorites in town. It’s still got a small town feel and a bit of grit left on it, but it’s also family-friendly and has a bevy of great shops and restaurant to remind you that’s it’s still Portland. With a proper “main street” populated with old and new establishments, St. Johns really feels like it’s own city. Luckily you are literally 15 mins into downtown, so you can live that suburban-style life, without having to go full suburbanite. Old and new, city and small town. Best of both worlds.

Eldridge Huntington


My name is Eldridge D Huntington III: a name I’m very proud to have even if it doesn’t exactly fit my personality. My family and friends call me JR. It’s a long story, but the short answer to the short name is Dallas. I was born in Fargo, raised in Detroit, lived in Chicago for 11 years, and now I’m truly home in Portland. Real estate was not my first career. I studied film at Columbia College. Although I was more interested in cinematography I found I was better suited as a Producer. Assembling and managing crews, scheduling, accounting and being a part of a project from the idea to the time it hits the screen was extremely fulfilling. After 7 years of producing I began working in the art department creating, designing and bringing sets to life.  I worked on Major motion pictures like Nightmare on Elm street, Public Enemies, Time travelers wife, Wild, Grimm and Librarians. With a background in design and long history of managing multiple high level projects I have found a perfect balance as a Realtor. I love multi-tasking, working with a team to pull off amazing feats and using an analytical approach creatively. I moved to Portland in 2009 with my wife Gina. We currently live in the Portsmouth neighborhood with our two daughters, Estelle and Etta. We purchased our first family home in 2011. We found a little yellow bungalow with a cedar fence and fell deeply in love with it at first sight. We attempt to be gardeners in the summer and rehab addicts during the winter. Most of my spare time is well spent making memories with these wonderful people and working on the house. My favorite things about Portland are the access to natural beauty, outstanding food, the kind and adventurous people and the beer.
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