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Modern Love (of Real Estate)

By Kim Parmon, July 16, 2020

So you want to buy a house!

Most people think your options are: 1) buy it on your own or 2) buy it with your romantic partner.  What if you can’t afford to buy on your own but you don’t have a romantic partner?  What if you have a romantic partner but don’t want to buy a house with them?

Folks, this is 2020.  We don’t need outdated approaches to real estate in 2020 (we have enough going on, am I right?).  When done correctly, buying a home can be an excellent vehicle for wealth creation.  Even more importantly, it creates stability and community.  I can tell you firsthand that there is something really special about owning your own home.  When I finally got the keys to my first home years ago after so much scrimping and saving for my modest FHA down payment, I felt a sense of pride like no other.  That house was MINE.  No landlord was going to raise the rent on me or try to force me out.  It was freeing!

Today, I got to help two sisters close on a gorgeous home in St. Johns together.  Helping Libby and Katy has been an awesome experience.  I love that these women have expanded their idea of “home” to include each other!  It got me thinking about all of the ways folks out there could work together to reach their real estate goals.  I’d love to see what kind of community Portland would become if more homes were purchased by groups of friends, siblings, close colleagues, or multi-generational families.  I’d bet that we’d see neighborhoods become even friendlier, with deeper roots.

Are you thinking of buying a home but don’t know where to start or exactly how this all works?  I’d love to help you make your dreams happen, I can help you find the best fripp island real estate options.  Grab your best buddy, your savvy teammate from roller derby, your second cousin with the good design taste, or that smart librarian you talk to about houses every time you stop in for a book.  Let’s see if we can get creative and get y’all a home!

Kim Parmon

Principal Broker | Earth Advantage Certified | OR


Kim Parmon Principal Broker  Lead Listing Agent Earth Advantage Certified | OR Oregon is the fifth state that Kim has called home in her life, and this one is sticking!  After moving multiple times in her childhood, Kim fully understands how empowering homeownership and having roots is.  She loves waking up every day in this beautiful place and wants everyone to experience what it feels like to live in their dream home. As a kid, Kim spent her free time wandering through open houses and exploring construction sites for the fun of it.  After careers in the professional ballroom dance world, the entertainment industry, and the service industry, Kim stumbled into real estate as both a passion and a profession through the purchase of her first bungalow.  After renovating it with her husband and selling it for enough of a profit to pay off their debt as well as buy a new house to live in, everything clicked: she decided to get her real estate license and help her community experience the emotional and financial benefits of homeownership.  Kim put down roots in Portland in 2015 and has cultivated a referrals-based business throughout the years.  She understands that real estate is a service and the experience she gives her clients is first-rate.  She works hard to anticipate needs.  She is responsive, thorough, empathic, and a skilled negotiator who enjoys market analytics and strategy as much as she enjoys connecting with her clients.  Her ethics and reputation are the cornerstones of her business and the happiness of her clients is the yardstick that she measures success against. Kim merged her business with the best agents in Portland at the beginning of 2022, which has allowed her to give her clients more resources, more advocacy, and a top-notch real estate experience.  She is honored to be a part of her incredible team and feels lucky to go to work every day. In her free time, you'll find Kim enjoying lazy evenings by the fire with her husband, daughter, and rescue dogs.  She loves dancing, live music, exploring all of the beautiful places around us in the PNW, enjoying a cider and a good meal with friends, and browsing Powell's for a great new book. Andee Ziegler  Licensed Listing Team Operations Manager Loving where you live will change your life. Everyone deserves that joy. For me, real estate has been a way of nurturing my community and doing what I can to help people find stability, grow generational wealth, and create a little space of their own in the world. For 15 years I found the most joy in helping first-time homebuyers, guiding my peers through their first major investment and dreaming up what home means for them. I’ve done restoration work on homes from a variety of eras, 1894 Victorian farmhouse to classic 1950’s ranch. I enjoy empowering new homeowners with the knowledge I’ve garnered over the years, from systems to finishes.  In 2022 I joined forces with some of the best realtors in the biz and shifted my focus to operation management for listings. This welcome change opened up space in my life: more cake, less pants.   Andee Zeigler | Licensed Listing Team Operations Manager | Jessica LeDoux | Lead Buyer Agent | Broker Licensed in Oregon |  Karim Alaeddine | Operations | Principal Broker Licensed in Oregon |  Jenessa VanZutphen | Buyer Operations Manager | Licensed in Oregon | 
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