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New Home, Best Life

By Lisa Avena, January 14, 2022

I  met Kim and Paul seven years ago when they first moved to Portland from Kansas. At that time, they were moving in order to be closer to their son who was attending Portland State University.

When they first moved to Oregon, they were excited about the urban opportunities that Portland offered. Because of this, they chose a home in the heart of South East, with great walkability near many local amenities.. While this home served them well for many years, as time their lives changed, so did the qualities they were needing in a home and a community .

Now, seven years later, after their son’s graduation, they crave a different lifestyle that could be better facilitated in a new home. At this point in their lives, being close to hiking trails, parks, and recreational facilities is essential. So, they reached out to talk about the possibility of selling and buying something better suited to their current needs. They decided to look at homes a little further outside of Portland where they can have easy access to these natural amenities all the while staying close to the vibrant bustle of Portland. In their search, we happened upon a beautiful home nestled in Happy Valley. Their dream home! 

I have been so honored to have helped Kim and Paul sell their previous house and to navigate the process of buying a new home that better fits their lifestyle. I wish them many happy years in their new home, and lots of happy memory making! 

Lisa Avena

Broker | Earth Advantage | ADU Specialist | OR

Searching for a place to finally lay down roots and to call home, I moved to Oregon with my family over a decade ago. Arriving in Portland, we instantly fell in love with the vibrant neighborhoods, older homes, walkability, and amazing local music scene. We knew immediately that we had finally found our home. We settled down in inner SE where we’ve lived ever since. While in California, I attended UC Davis where I earned a bachelors degree in Sociology and went on to work in social services for over five years, before I began a full time career raising my three daughters and giving back to my community. Some of my volunteer commitments have included serving on several non-profit boards, working as the volunteer outreach coordinator for The Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls, and helping to coordinate fundraising events and develop community partners for local radio station KZME. As a REALTOR®, I am absolutely committed to helping my clients not only find the perfect house, but also the right community for them to call home. I take great pride in the level of service I provide. This begins with educating my clients about the process of buying or selling a home, knowing current market conditions, representing their interest and serving as their trusted advisor/negotiator throughout the entire real estate transaction and beyond. As a REALTOR®, I’ve been able to combine my passions of helping people, building community and my love for the places we call home.  Please let me know how I can help you!
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