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

She/Her

I have called Portland home for over 20 years and can’t imagine raising my babies anywhere else. I have been a REALTOR® for over a decade and still wake up every day delighted that I truly love what I do. I love helping people find their home sweet home, score an investment property that pencils out better than expected, holding the hand of a first-time homebuyer, or guiding a nervous seller through the process of leaving a home they’ve loved. I know Portland like the back of my hand and have a wealth of knowledge about our unique homes and rapidly growing inventory of new construction. I have loved up many homes over the years, from a total restoration of an 1894 Victorian farmhouse to a full remodel of 1942 ranch and several in between. I enjoy educating my clients on the home buying and selling process as well as educating them on how to care for their home. I strive to help buyers understand their homes' unique qualities, how to love them up, and the realities of vintage homeownership. Each real estate transaction is different and for many people the entire process is new and can feel overwhelming. I work hard to help clients manage expectations and give them perspective along the way. I also truly love negotiating and believe it can be done with grace and cooperation. Over the years many of my clients have become my friends and I am grateful for the joy this career has brought me. 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, 3 kids, 2 cats, 2 ducks and goose! I am an avid gardener, growing over 30 varieties of fruits and vegetables and countless plants and flowers, including nearly 1000 tulips and over 100 dahlia varieties. During the spring and summer we have a little free table with bouquets and plant starts for our community. When the garden doesn’t need me you can find me in the kitchen. I try to bake once a day, everything from sourdough to french macarons. I graduated with an art degree and find great joy in painting and making pottery, there is almost always an art project happening at the dining room table. 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, Dr. Coffey! I am in constant awe of the beauty of the PNW and feel grateful that this is my home sweet home. I absolutely believe that everyone should love where they live and won’t let anyone settle!
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