Blog Stories Forever Home Found!

Forever Home Found!

By Erin Primrose, October 21, 2019

After a long wait, Deb finally got keys to her amazing forever home! I met Deb through her awesome son who thought we would be well-matched. She had been exploring a move outside city limits a few years ago, and was reeling for a new construction home that had more space and less maintenance then her existing home. We put a blue print together for her move which included the sale of her Foster Powell home and set out to explore various new construction from Damascus to Cornelius. Most of the new builds that caught her eye were two story homes which she was fine with, but there was a lot of discussion about her having an aging dad and this next home being the one she wishes to age in place in. Being that one story homes are a rarity in new construction, we decided to leave the option on the table but not to fixate.

Deb is as easy-going as it gets, but the one thing she wouldn’t budge on is that the kitchen sink could absolutely not be seen from the front door which is super common feature of an open floor plan. She also really wanted a large covered outdoor patio similar to the home she was leaving behind. On one of our outings we were out looking at code built homes on the far west-side, and were both feeling a bit discouraged by the quality and lifestyle offered by what we had seen that day.  I pulled over on the side of Hwy 8 and pulled a home up that she had brushed aside originally. I think there may have been a happy hour bribe involved, but she humored me and we headed over to take a look at the model home. Upon walking through the door, and the further we explored it felt as if the builder had somehow read Deb’s mind with all of the features and finishes. This was the perfect home for her, but after a call to the listing agent we learned that it was already under contract with another buyer. He did say that they were going to break ground at the lot next door which will be another one-level with a similar floor plan. We got a copy of the blue prints and this other home was actually even more perfect and the builder was willing to allow her to customize it to her liking. It was so fun helping her through every phase as we thought through details from laundry room door location to tile surrounds.

In the end, the pride and joy of her vision executed through great patience and perseverance truly paid off, and seeing Deb in her new gorgeous home leaves me with a happy heart – another mission accomplished!

I would love to be part of your next move…

Erin Primrose, Principal Broker Licensed in Oregon with Living Room Realty
503-317-8111  |  |
7650 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219

Erin Primrose

Earth Advantage Principal Broker

I am thrilled to serve as a connector of buyers, sellers and everything this amazing city has to offer. Being an Oregon native, my passion is continuously fueled by the character and history of each neighborhood, local hangouts, and the abundance of nature found in and around Portland. I am proud to have found a perfect balance between success and advocacy, with the goal of those I work with feeling as if they are my only client.  People tell me I have a playful, yet warm demeanor, but don't be fooled as I possess a dynamic set of tools that has proven invaluable in getting my clients what they want. From exploration to closing, your journey will be met with guidance, responsiveness, professional expertise, and clear communication.  I do not believe in complacency. I do believe in remaining a hard-working and dedicated student of my trade, each day uncovering new opportunities to better serve clients and their community.  I come ready to ride the wave alongside you during your very own buying or selling experience, and work tirelessly to protect your interests every step of the way.  Let's get there together! When not practicing real estate, my time is filled with simple adventures with my family and friends such as walks through our neighborhood, cooking, hiking, camping, backyard BBQ’s, long-boarding, exploring Portland's food scene, Timbers matches and making improvements to our 1920′s Bungalow.
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