Blog Stories I've been saying it wrong all along! (Lil' bit o' trivia)

I’ve been saying it wrong all along! (Lil’ bit o’ trivia)

By Leanne Bach, May 31, 2018

I was doing some late night research on one of my listings the other night (The Vaux Condominium), and ended up nerding out on articles regarding The Vaux Swifts. Most Portlanders know about this seasonal swarm of birds that congregates in the chimney at Chapman Elementary in NW. Link here to those whom are interested in witnessing this extraordinary event.

But what I learned is that we’ve all been pronouncing “Vaux” incorrectly. Ha! No big deal, I know, but I’m kind of obsessed with phonetics and pride myself at being pretty damn good at my pronunciations. Here is the Smithsonian article I was reading that enlightened me. Hope you find it interesting too!

And if you haven’t seen the swifts OR my listing for sale at 2335 NW Raleigh St #403, consider this a public service announcement to get out there and do so!


Leanne Bach

Principal Broker | OR & WA


Leanne has experienced the real estate boom on the frontline. Her integrity and persistence have helped clients navigate the outcomes of the 2008 financial crisis, as well as coached and guided buyers and sellers through a competitive, fast-paced market of today. Licensed since 2003, Leanne’s drive and skills of being a natural connector, put her at the top of her field. She finds great joy in establishing a client’s needs and uniting them with a solution. She sees challenge as an opportunity and proactively wins trust while still getting things done. Real estate involves a network beyond the client. Leanne connects with the community through volunteer efforts. She has built a solid network of contractors, lenders, caterers, bankers, and accountants, as well as caregivers, artists, and organizers. Her goal is to connect a buyer’s vision of home to reality and connects a seller’s financial goals to the best possible outcomes. This is the fuel that motivates Leanne in her career. She believes strongly in creating harmony between work and life and it shows by what her clients say about her. She feels lucky every day to be able to call this her job and feels fortunate to have clients that are multi-generational, helping parents of clients and children of clients through all the stages of life. The relationships she’s built are truly rewarding. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” -Albert Einstein
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