Blog Stories Living on Oak Street!

Living on Oak Street!

By Natalie Strom, August 19, 2020

Hidden amongst the leafy streets of the Laurelhurst neighborhood in Portland is a little secret called Oak Street. If you take a little jaunt down Oak Street, you might almost miss how special this place is. If you look carefully, you’ll find that that on south side are front yards that have a full TWENTY feet of yard between the street and the houses, no driveways, and an alley in the back. It’s front yard forever and ever, with zero fences. On the north side of the street, it’s back yard forever and ever, and a total hidden paradise extending a full 140 feet in the back (standard lots are typically 100 feet). This particularly cool house, held in the same family for over 50 years is ready for my super sweet buyers to walk in and make it theirs’ this week! The coolest part? A giant Oak tree in the back! Portland is a fascinating place, and truly makes me stop and think about how in the world this great City was originally platted out.

 

Natalie Strom

Earth Advantage Broker + ADU Specialist

Nature Enthusiast. Real Estate Buff. Knitter of sweaters. Natalie approaches real estate with radical caring. Buying or selling a home is perhaps the largest transaction her clients will face, and Natalie gets it. Honest, energetic, versatile, reliable and thorough, Natalie’s instincts when it comes to real estate make her not only easy to work with, but extremely valuable when it comes to getting things done. A passion for the natural world is a cornerstone: as a former marine biologist with a specialty in mapping, research, and habitats of seabirds upon devastating effects from oil spills, Natalie now enjoys the great outdoors through her enthusiasm for hiking, backpacking, bicycling, and running. Slowing down on occasion, you might find her identifying plants, mushroom hunting or knitting sweaters. These passions become relevant in real estate when it comes to advocating for smart local development and preservation of natural areas within the City. Being an Earth Advantage Broker since 2018 means ongoing training in green building practices, keeping pace with changes in this area.
Natalie’s ongoing and thorough research in Portland’s shifting real estate market offers her clients the advantage of information in real-time conditions. Her experience in overseeing construction of an ADU (accessory dwelling unit) on her own property offers her a keen sense of what a good building looks and feels like, as well as what potential may lie in an older home in need of some fixing up. She has years of experience in owning investment properties in the Portland area and offers her clients a great referral base for repairs as well as solid understanding of the bottom line when it comes to buying or selling their own primary residence or investment property. With a solid history of handling a variety of sales with confidence, flexibility, rapid communication and skilled negotiation, she is the REALTOR® you will want by your side.
Natalie is loved by her large locally-based family, two school-aged boys, public school teacher husband Justin, and Tucker, the family golden doodle.
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