Blog Stories From Thinking to Skinny in 82 Days.

From Thinking to Skinny in 82 Days.

By Martin Cross, August 21, 2020

“I’ve been researching homebuying and I thought of you.“ That was the message I got from Cassandra on May 29. She wasn’t sure if she could pull it off but was feeling like buying her first home was finally a possibility. After several discussions and finding her a responsible lender we were on our way!

As everyone knows, the first time homebuyer market is very competitive right now. But, undaunted we just kept chugging along, looking for the right place. Ultimately, in a not common turn of events in today’s market, we only had to write one offer. After looking at numerous homes and almost writing offers on a few different properties, I knew when this charming little skinny house popped up that it was the right one for her. Dubious at first, it didn’t take her long to realize that the compact yet fluid feeling of well designed and constructed skinny house could be the right fit for her.

Congratulations Cassandra!

Martin Cross

Broker | OR & WA


I have lived in Portland my entire life and spent the last 20 years in the Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood of SE Portland. As such, I know inner SE like the back of my hand and I am very familiar with most neighborhoods in the Portland metro area. After almost 25 years filling people's homes with great design and art I shifted my love of finding great things, for great people, towards Real Estate. My eye for quality and attention to detail serves both my buyers and sellers equally. As a business owner most of my life, I understand the concepts of problem solving, coordination with others, and hard work. I always say..."Great things rarely come from a 40 hour work week." If you want a Portland native who is hard working, responsive, and compassionate - give me a call. I look forward to working with you to find that perfect home or that perfect buyer for yours whether the house be Craftsmen, Modern, brand new, or a fixer.
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