Blog ADU Making the new neighbor

Making the new neighbor

By Ben Samson, October 13, 2020

 

If that title doesn’t make sense it soon will.  A friend of mine called me to discuss a friend of hers that had been looking to get back into the market and buy another home with the potential for an ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) to be built as a separate unit from the main home.  She currently has a single family home with an ADU built in the back yard.  We initially looked at some great homes and were beat out by other offers.  Then a home on NE 35th St and Prescott came back on the market after falling out of contract.  We placed our offer and we were soon under contract.  This home has a large garage in the backyard with a perfect “buildable” space above.  Oh yeah, it turns out this home is just a few houses away from her current home that she is also keeping.  So she just made herself her own neighbor!  I’m so happy for my client and I’m looking forward to seeing what she does next.

Benedict Samson

Broker

I have been told by many people that "Portlanders don't like outsiders". Well I'm not from here. I come from a place that rates high in food culture, architectural history, and questionable politics. It's called Chicago and I miss it a lot and loved being born and raised there. That being said, I am not going back. I came here to Portland for a visit and couldn't get it out of my mind. The proximity of Mt. Hood and all of its wonders, the food carts, the waterfalls, the Gorge...are just a few of the beautiful aspects of this state that spoke to me. I moved here in July 2013. The first year of living here I wondered if I would stay despite the aforementioned qualities of Portland and Oregon in general. The more I worked and had some introspective moments the more I realized, I'm staying because of the people. Portland and its people are nice. Plain old nice and proud. They are open and welcoming. They ask "What made you want to move here?" knowing that they want to share their reasons for living here. The air here is literally and figuratively clean. I've had multiple conversations with people about their love of Oregon and all it has to offer. A LITTLE MORE... I went to college for business, dropped out, went back and finished with a degree in healthcare. Then went back to finish my BS in Business Administration with a minor in International Finance. While working in some of the busiest Emergency Departments in Chicago, Manhattan, and San Francisco I was always searching for more. I co-founded a sports uniform business that supplied basketball uniforms to approximately 45 schools throughout the city of Chicago. After selling my shares to the co-founder I obtained my REALTOR® license in Chicago in July of 2007. I became rookie of the year for my company and fell in love with all things real estate. Now I'm here and have purposely waited to obtain my Portland REALTOR® license until I felt I could speak to clients about the neighborhoods, schools, personalities, and quirks of Portland. I want to share my knowledge and new found love for Portland and its people with others and help them find their LIVING ROOM.
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