Blog Buyer From SE to NE Portland -They found the one!

From SE to NE Portland -They found the one!

By Kara Mumma, June 28, 2019

After doing long distance for 18 long months, Michael and Shelby have found their first home in North Tabor! While planning a wedding they handled this process like pros.

The journey was not one without bumps along the way. After multiple bidding wars and back-up offers, they did not lose hope in finding the right home. With the focus being in SE neighborhoods, I was surprised to have a NE home come up as a home of interest.

We scheduled the appointment and within moments of walking through the doors, they were planning how they would decorate. This was the one.

Though they loved the home, the price wasn’t quite right. After some negotiating, we presented a strong offer with ideal terms.  We had an accepted offer for lower than asking (yay!). Before we could have our inspector go out, we were notified that our back-up offer for the previous home was accepted. Since it was a backup offer, they were not obligated to move forward. This left them with a choice to make.

Having the choice solidified their confidence in their move-in-ready NE home. We were moving forward. The inspection revealed that the sewer line had issues, however after three professional opinions, the sellers took on the cost of replacing the entire sewer. Happy buyers to say the least.

They are looking forward to enjoying their first years of married life in their beautiful home with a backyard made for entertaining. Congratulations to my good friends Michael and Shelby!

Kara Mumma

Broker Licensed in Oregon and Washington

Kara Mumma is devoted to her career in real estate and it shows. Kara prides herself in her ability to connect with buyer and seller clients while bringing in her business background to best advise on how to maximize value. Specializing in Portland Metro home sales, she offers her clients dependable guidance and strives to make every transaction seamless. She handles each and every real estate sale or purchase with integrity; keen negotiating skills, and the recognition that meeting her clients' needs is her ultimate goal. She offers exceptional skills to market your property and artfully connect her clients to the home of their dreams. As a full-time sales broker, she views her role as that of a trusted financial adviser for her real estate clients, advising them on market trends, opportunities and real estate strategies that extend well beyond the next transaction. Her focus on building lifelong relationships by adding value to every single transaction has been the foundation for her considerable success. Passionate about improving her community, Kara has served on many local and national boards, focusing her time and talent on community improvement, children's cancer research and animal issues. Kara is on the Board of Directors as the Local Business Chair for Rose City Park and on the board for Cancer Curesaders and Children's Cancer Association, raising funds for children cancer research and financial relief for local families. In addition to her charity involvement, she also donates a portion of her commission to New Story, transforming dangerous living environments into communities of safe and sustainable homes. Kara is a proud dog mom to Jackson (Boxer Great Dane mix) and wife to Kyle Mumma, also a fellow Coug (Washington State University) !
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