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 | Earth Advantage Certified | OR

She/Her

Kim Parmon Principal Broker  Lead Listing Agent Earth Advantage Certified | OR kim@livingroomre.com Oregon is the fifth state that Kim has called home in her life, and this one is sticking!  After moving multiple times in her childhood, Kim fully understands how empowering homeownership and having roots is.  She loves waking up every day in this beautiful place and wants everyone to experience what it feels like to live in their dream home. As a kid, Kim spent her free time wandering through open houses and exploring construction sites for the fun of it.  After careers in the professional ballroom dance world, the entertainment industry, and the service industry, Kim stumbled into real estate as both a passion and a profession through the purchase of her first bungalow.  After renovating it with her husband and selling it for enough of a profit to pay off their debt as well as buy a new house to live in, everything clicked: she decided to get her real estate license and help her community experience the emotional and financial benefits of homeownership.  Kim put down roots in Portland in 2015 and has cultivated a referrals-based business throughout the years.  She understands that real estate is a service and the experience she gives her clients is first-rate.  She works hard to anticipate needs.  She is responsive, thorough, empathic, and a skilled negotiator who enjoys market analytics and strategy as much as she enjoys connecting with her clients.  Her ethics and reputation are the cornerstones of her business and the happiness of her clients is the yardstick that she measures success against. Kim merged her business with the best agents in Portland at the beginning of 2022, which has allowed her to give her clients more resources, more advocacy, and a top-notch real estate experience.  She is honored to be a part of her incredible team and feels lucky to go to work every day. In her free time, you'll find Kim enjoying lazy evenings by the fire with her husband, daughter, and rescue dogs.  She loves dancing, live music, exploring all of the beautiful places around us in the PNW, enjoying a cider and a good meal with friends, and browsing Powell's for a great new book. Andee Ziegler  Licensed Listing Team Operations Manager andee@livingroomre.com Loving where you live will change your life. Everyone deserves that joy. For me, real estate has been a way of nurturing my community and doing what I can to help people find stability, grow generational wealth, and create a little space of their own in the world. For 15 years I found the most joy in helping first-time homebuyers, guiding my peers through their first major investment and dreaming up what home means for them. I’ve done restoration work on homes from a variety of eras, 1894 Victorian farmhouse to classic 1950’s ranch. I enjoy empowering new homeowners with the knowledge I’ve garnered over the years, from systems to finishes.  In 2022 I joined forces with some of the best realtors in the biz and shifted my focus to operation management for listings. This welcome change opened up space in my life: more cake, less pants.   Andee Zeigler | Licensed Listing Team Operations Manager | andee@livingroomre.com Jessica LeDoux | Lead Buyer Agent | Broker Licensed in Oregon | jessica@livingroomre.com  Karim Alaeddine | Operations | Principal Broker Licensed in Oregon | karim@livingroomre.com  Jenessa VanZutphen | Buyer Operations Manager | Licensed in Oregon | jenessa@livingroomre.com 
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