By Melissa Dorman, March 14, 2022
212 N DEKUM ST
Portland, OR 97217
Super clean and tidy 4-plex located in Portland’s rising Piedmont District. This property is a corner lot, offering an abundance of off street parking, and yet right on the Vancouver Avenue bus lines too. The building features like new siding, newer membrane roof, new stair case railings and paint, and onsite laundry room too. The grounds are very simple to maintain, and the units have been updated over time, as tenancies turn. Income is solid and yet rents still have room to grow too.
7 BEDROOM | 4 BATH | 3306 SQFT
Sold 03/14/2022 $840,000
Broker | OR & WA
Ten years ago, Melissa was living in a slum in Kolkata, India, helping over 200 women escape sex trafficking by providing alternative work at a social business.
It was there she discovered her passion for financial education as a means of empowering people to move out of poverty. After graduating from UCLA with a Masters, Melissa spent 5 years working as a Social Worker; assisting clients facing homelessness, in jail, or at a psychiatric facility.
As much as she loved the work, imagining saving for retirement on the meager salary of a social worker was becoming grim. That's when Melissa discovered "passive income." In no time, she fell in LOVE with real estate as a vehicle for wealth. Soon after, Melissa began locating off-market multi-family properties to purchase through creative financing strategies and win-win opportunities. Two years into investing, Melissa quit her day job as a Social Worker to become a full-time broker and investor. Initially, she was drawn to people in difficult circumstances, so she developed extensive experience assisting families facing foreclosure, short sales, and probate. Melissa is well versed in helping her clients overcome complex real estate challenges.
Currently, Melissa is teamed up with Super Broker, Yascha Noonberg at Living Room Realty. Together they assist clients to achieve their real estate dreams, including how to strategically buy and sell a personal residence to maximize profits. Far from the slums of Kolkata, her greatest passion now is empowering other working professionals to develop passive forms of income through buying multi-family properties in Portland.
Broker | OR & WA