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Make VROOM to Live

By James Peterson, July 25, 2018

Life here in the Pacific Northwest can be pretty relaxing:  floating a lazy river; meandering through the forest trails; strolling down the beach; or just kicking back on your porch with a cup of coffee, a donut and the newest find from Powell’s.

But sometimes? Sometimes you’ve just got to embrace a completely different experience. Feed the thrill-seeking animal in all of us. And to that beast, we offer up speed and power. And if you can’t feed that fiend directly, check out the nearby World of Speed – Motorsports Museum.

A rotating collection of exhibits covering all aspects of our inherent need for speed. Car racing of all kinds, of course, but motorcycles and boats too. There’s no shortage of high velocity excitement. From drag-racing to the land-speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats. They even offer recurring educational workshops for adults and children alike. Soak up the historical perspectives about the early days of racing, the influence of women on the sport and explore what the PNW has to say about how and where we race.

Buckle up and enjoy, but just resist the urge to throttle up on the drive home.

World of Speed

James Peterson

Broker Licensed in OR & WA

As a licensed real estate broker, James Peterson is passionate about connecting clients with the home that fits their needs, lifestyle and personality. James recognizes the uniqueness of the greater Portland market; its diverse neighborhoods, each with their own vibes and quirks, makes finding the ideal property for a client an exciting and rewarding challenge. James has a true passion for this vibrant city—its people, spaces, architecture, and communities. Combined with his love of design, attention to detail, and creative use of spaces, this passion allows him to bring joy to clients’ lives through real estate. James is also motivated by the nuances of the delicate art of negotiation, the hunt for the right property, and the thrill of closing a deal that satisfies both buyers and sellers. He has chosen to be a part of Living Room Realty, a Certified B Corporation, because it reflects his own values of responsibility and sustainability by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business. His philosophy of excellence, enthusiasm, honesty and reliability, unites with his tireless drive to make him a truly dedicated real estate broker. James’ work philosophy has been broadened by his experience as a volunteer fire fighter, EMT, family grief counselor, ICU nurse, and anesthesia provider. Additionally, as the owner of JP Investment Properties LLC, James is experienced in the building and design aspect of the real estate market through construction and project management, home remodeling, and bringing investors and builders together on projects. A devoted family man, James has used this experience to renovate his own family dwelling through home remodeling and the addition of an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) designed to enhance the space in which his family lives, works, and plays. James understands that finding time for play is, of course, an essential part of life. He is an outdoor enthusiast and reenergizes through backpacking and mountaineering; road, cyclocross, and mountain biking; snowboarding; and scuba diving. He also satisfies his creative urge through landscape design and gardening as well as craft brewing. For James, life is about finding balance, discovering harmony, and seeking joy amidst the many demands of modern society. It is this same balance, harmony, and joy that he strives to foster in the lives of his clients.
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James Peterson

Broker Licensed in OR & WA


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