Blog Stories Hard Work Pays Off

Hard Work Pays Off

By Kim Parmon, May 20, 2019

It took Pat and Dana quite some time to find the right house.  Pat served as active duty in Afghanistan and wanted to use his VA loan to buy his first house.  If you aren’t familiar, VA loans are wonderful: they allow veterans to buy a home with 0% down and lower than average interest rates.  It’s truly a fantastic program for our vets but it can be tough to convince sellers in a hot market that these loans won’t cause them trouble.

There’s an impression out there that 0% down means that there’s a bigger chance the deal might fall apart, so sellers tend to avoid choosing VA in multiple offer situations.  This made finding the right property for Pat and Dana tough!  They made compelling offers on multiple properties and found themselves in back up position more than once.  True offer acceptance was hard to come by!  Then, last fall, they got the call they had been waiting for: their offer on a property they loved was accepted!  They were overjoyed!

Unfortunately, that joy did not last long.  Inspections revealed that the home they were buying had a lot of issues that the seller was not willing to deal with.  Pat and Dana ended up deciding not to purchase that home after all.  They regrouped and got right back out there and, a couple of months later, found it: a beautiful historic Craftsman in the McLoughlin District of Oregon City.  The home had more than they had hoped for: three bedrooms, two bathrooms, vintage charm, a low-maintenance yard, and great walkability.  We submitted an offer and went under contract a few days later!

Again, this one was a tough deal to navigate.  There were repairs that needed to be made.  It took some tough negotiating but we got there!  Pat and Dana finally closed on their dream house last week.  I couldn’t be happier for them!  It took some time and hard work but it was all worth it in the end.

Congratulations, Pat and Dana!

Kim Parmon

Principal Broker

Kim is the first person who will tell you she never expected to be a Realtor. She's had many creative jobs in the past and spent years as a high-volume bartender-turned-bar owner, which she feels gave her an essential skill that translates beautifully into her career in real estate: the ability to juggle 1,000 things at the same time while keeping everyone calm! She became obsessed with buying a house after the market crashed in 2009, finally buying her very first teeny-tiny dilapidated bungalow as a short sale in 2011. She and her husband, Matt, spent a few years fixing it up, then sold it for a profit and bought another project. And then they did it again. And the rest is history! Kim's talent for finding diamonds in the rough has made her into one of Portland's most sought-after investment Realtors. She loves seeing the missed potential in properties and has all kinds of tricks up her sleeve to find great investments but this talent is equally useful when it comes to traditional buyers and sellers. When you buy a home with Kim's assistance you can be sure that she is looking at all angles of the purchase to make sure it aligns with your financial goals as well as your lifestyle and she will stop at nothing to make sure you are taken care of! Some of her clients think she's gotten their offers accepted through sheer force of will! When you list a house with her she will go above and beyond to present your house in the best possible light to make sure you maximize your return on investment. Above all else, Kim prides herself on her integrity and believes that everyone deserves a caring Realtor partner who truly listens and tries to do what's right for her clients, even when no one is looking. She is thrilled to call this beautiful city home and can't wait to help you make your dreams come true through real estate.
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Kim Parmon

Principal Broker


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