Blog Stories Great investment but next adventure, please. Just sold in Fo-Po.

Great investment but next adventure, please. Just sold in Fo-Po.

By Virginia Barden, October 10, 2019

Portland’s Foster-Powell neighborhood is very exciting these days! Great dining options, unique local shops, and seriously upgraded transportations options make this a great place to call home.

The Foster Transportation Streetscapes Project was completed in June of 2019. It demonstrates the city’s focus on developing this great Portland Neighborhood and its infrastructure for future growth. Real Estate appreciation in FoPo is currently down by just under 5%. This year,  however, the neighborhood experienced just under 15% in appreciated market values from 2017-2018. WOW- that is fantastic for those that own already in the area.

Despite the current depreciation, this incredible home flew off the market.

Dan and Kate (sellers) were, somewhat unexpectedly, needing to make a homing (more than housing) change with their family top of mind. While this home was considered new construction, they were a part of the building process and helped crafted many custom moments and finishes.

With a shortlist to-do’s, my interior styling and marketing, we were ready to find the new owners. This highly efficient, new home with loads of character was well priced and we were able to get it on the market in about 1 week. Multiple offers and 30 days later, Dan and Kate have sold the home they helped create. They are now free to decide what their next adventure is and make what is best for their family to happen more easily.

Thanks for asking me to help get it done!

Congratulations to Dan + Kate and to the new owners of this amazing home in a great location!


Virginia Barden


Grounded in personalized service and thoughtful communication, Virginia leverages her experience with high-pressure real estate investment environments to achieve exceptional outcomes for her clients. Virginia creates calm from chaos and loves adapting these tools to her clients’ benefit. In addition to her years in real estate, Virginia holds a Bachelor of Sociology Degree and a Certificate of Organic Master Gardening from Portland State University. She is a member of the Portland Metro Association of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors, and a member of the Urban Land Institute. Virginia has earned her Master Negotiation Expert Certification, a designation that arms her with the most effective negotiation techniques and ability to maximize outcomes for her clients. Only 4,000 agents have earned this designation nationwide. When Virginia is not tenaciously advocating for her clients, she is in the kitchen working on recipes that begin with, “Day 1…”, drinking great coffee and hiking Mt. Tabor with her young family and her labradoodle, Polly. Virginia deeply cherishes the trust of her community and she will always have hearts in her eyes for Portland. Follow Virginia on Instagram to get a look behind the scenes.
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