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By Bonnie Roseman, May 20, 2019

Holding out for Hawthorne

Brian and Mika were determined to stay in their neighborhood, no small challenge, and they did it! New Portlanders arriving from all across the country love the Portland lifestyle -walking, biking, taking in the lush foliage and fabulous food. The neighborhoods that ‘have it all’ can be super competitive! Finding the right rental is tough and committing to a first home purchase can be down right hair raising.

Having scored a rental house in the bustling Hawthorne corridor in ever popular, close-in SE PDX, the thought of giving up that vibe would have been too much of a bummer to contemplate. Most of the available homes in the zone were too small, in poor condition, had weird (and not in the good Keep Portland Weird way) floor plans and were generally disappointing. The best homes often elicit bidding wars pushing them out of reach.

Tenacity paid off and a lovely modern home with just enough of a nod to the older homes surrounding it, had a deal fall apart, so Mika and Brian swooped in and snatched it up. Kismet~ this hand crafted beauty was the builder’s own, one owner, custom home. Just blocks from their rental house the transition was a cinch.

They are loving their new home! This is why I love my job.



Bonnie Roseman

Principal Broker, Earth Advantage + ADU Specialist

Bonnie hit the real estate scene in Portland when Silence of the Lambs was killing it in the theaters, the Cold War was officially chilled and the national median sales price of a home was $120,000. Since then, she's been delighted to assist clients in navigating the ever changing housing market: whether selling a first home or the family home, looking for a starter pad or a forever habitat, downsizing, resizing or buying and selling investment property. Having a symbiotic connection with your real estate agent is key and will help ensure a great experience. Bonnie enjoys consulting with potential clients to discover their wishes and goals, confirming the right client-agent match. Smooth transactions are the target; however, there can be unexpected bumps getting to the closing table. Bonnie excels at finding creative solutions to any mishegoss that pops up and she takes pride in an extremely low sale fail rate. A little more about Bonnie: born in Philly, raised in Berkeley, mom to an incredible young woman; her home is filled with both furry and scaly creatures, the daily driver is all electric, equality is the only pathway; she's embraced veganism for the earth, the animals and her health. Like credentials? Sweet, here you go:
  • At Home with Diversity Certificate
  • Earth Advantage Broker + ADU Specialist
  • Senior Real Estate Specialist SRES)
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  • Five Star Professional Award (7 years)
  • Member of the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP)
Saving the best for last, Bender, her little second chance rescue pup from SoCal is likely to tag along. He’s snuggly, pretty cute and has jumped paws first into the real estate industry.
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Bonnie Roseman

Principal Broker, Earth Advantage + ADU Specialist

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