Blog Stories Fresh Start in University Park

Fresh Start in University Park

By Andee Zeigler, October 21, 2019

My client had spent the last few years splitting her time between two cities and in a house in Portland that she just didn’t love.  As she started her search for a place to call home and to live in Portland full time, location was high on her priority list. She had been living in a house with excessive noise pollution in addition to being a much older home that required a lot of maintenance.

We discussed what her next home should be; what felt important to her, the spaces she wanted and the location. Also important, good natural light, functional floor plan, well maintained and in a quiet sweet neighborhood. I knew immediately that she needed a home built after 1935, these homes just feel so solid, they tend to have a highly functional floor plan, large windows and full of charm.

When this lovely 1942 capecod came on market in the University Park neighborhood, we knew it was the one. Large basement, perfect for an ADU conversion, oversized detached garage, sweet gardening spaces, well maintained and beaming with charming details!

This was a transaction  that was dear to my heart and I am so thrilled that she loves her new home sweet home!

Andee Zeigler

Principal Broker

I fell in love with Portland and the beauty of the homes and neighborhoods long before I moved here. I have called Portland home for nearly 20 years and can't imagine raising my babies anywhere else. I have been a Realtor for over a decade and still wake up everyday delighted that I truly love what I do and that it rarely feels like work. I love helping people find their home sweet home, be it an investment that pencils out better than expected, holding the hand of a first time home buyer or guiding a nervous seller through the process of leaving a home they once loved. I know Portland like the back of my hand and have a wealth of knowledge about our unique vintage homes and rapidly growing inventory of new construction. I have loved up many homes over the years, from a total restoration of a 1894 Victorian farmhouse to a full remodel of 1942 ranch and several in between. I enjoy educating my clients on the process, helping them keep perspective along the way and I am confident in my fierce negotiating skills. Over the years many of my clients have become my friends and I am grateful for the joy this process brings. When I am not scouring the new listings, meeting clients for pie or reading up on all things real estate, I am busy filling my days with goodness. I currently live in my dream home in St. Johns with my husband and 3 kiddos. I am an avid gardener, growing over 30 varieties of fruits and vegetables and countless plants and flowers. When I am feeling stress I find my peace in the kitchen perfecting some baked treat or trying my hand at a new savory dish. I graduated with an art degree and find great joy in painting and creating, there is almost always some art project happening at the kitchen island. I am a dedicated traveler and have made exploring the world with my babies a priority. When we aren't traveling internationally we explore our corner of the world in our Vanagon, I am almost always up for a quick forest getaway. I am in constant awe of the beauty of the PNW and feel to grateful that this is my home sweet home.
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