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Just Sold: Portsmouth Bungalow with ADU

By Melissa Dorman, October 21, 2022

9438 N Portsmouth Ave
Portsmouth, OR 97203

Our buyers fell in love with this lovely Portsmouth home with a fully permitted basement ADU! This home was fully renovated in 2016 to the stubs with new plumbing, electrical, furnace, ETC. The main house has 4 beds and 2 full baths, while ADU has 2 beds and 1 bathroom with private entry. Both units have large private backyards. This is a perfect opportunity for the ADU to offset mortgage payments or to have generational living. Also, with Portland’s new zoning, a second detached ADU can be built.


 6 BEDROOM | 3 BATH |2106 sqft

10/20/2022 |  $615,000

Melissa Dorman

Broker | OR & WA

She/Her

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.
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