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Seeing Rainbows, Twins & New Beginnings

By Jason & Kristin Anderson, March 4, 2019

5715 NE SACRAMENTO ST, Portland, OR 97213

$289,000 (Sold)

  • 2 Bed
  • 2.0 Bath
  • 851 sqft.

Portland, OR, 97213

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  • Built in 1968
  • 851 sqft
  • $339.60/sqft
  • County: Multnomah

At a bustling open house that was fresh out the oven I had the privileged of meeting Becky who quickly introduced me to her spunky twin Star.  Not soon after meeting them we realized that they were our kind of people.  They proceeded to let us know that they were looking for the right home for their folks, Frances & Harold, who were moving from out of state for years at this point.  After we introduced ourselves over the phone, we knew we were going to be working and getting to know some very classy people.  After our call we were stunned that at the amount of trust that Frances & Harold had in their twin daughters to pick out their home.


One weekend we were knee deep in snow and sledding with our daughter at Government Camp, when we got the call from Star & Becky that they found the house!  At this point Frances & Harold had their home on the market in Arizona, so the sale would be contingent.  We all worked together and put together an offer that would entice the seller to take it off the market after only 4 days on market.  We soon found out that this would be a double contingency since the seller was also in contract on another home. Thankfully we were working with fantastic people on the other end (Jen Meyers w/ EXP Realty you are fantastic to work with!)  and the deal came together.

Now the whirlwind began to swirl as Frances & Harold had to pack up their life in Arizona in the hopes that the wind would land them safely in their new life with Star, Becky & the rest of the family in Portland.

After inspections & bids ensued for items that were the most important to Frances & Harold to address, we were able to negotiate a substantial credit to help Frances & Harold move forward with the transaction and make this beautiful home their own home sweet home.

Our favorite thing about working with Frances & Harold is the way they expressed so much life and color through their every fiber.  Frances & Harold are professional photographers and Frances has recently published her new book Unapologetic Beauty.  We can’t wait to read it!

Frances, Harold, Becky & Star you all were such a pleasure to work with, and we’re excited to have many more adventures together! Cheers to your new home sweet home Frances & Harold!

Jason & Kristin Anderson

ADU Specialist Broker + Earth Advantage Principal Broker

We are a dedicated husband and wife real estate team with a diverse upbringing & an appreciation for local & international backgrounds. What Jason & I love most about Real Estate is making those deep connections with our clients by listening to their goals and serving as their guides through their home sale/purchase journey. We stand by our 3 principles to keep things:
  1. Simple
  2. Stress Free
  3. You Get the Best Deal in the Least Amount of Time
Jason: I am a rugged Jamaican/Oregonian who loves nature and the city. My family immigrated to the US when I was 13 and ever since then Oregon has become my home as well as my adventure playground. When I am not fighting hard for my clients as their guide in this ever evolving Real Estate Market, I am an avid surfer and snowboarder. All year round I have been blessed to find some of Oregon's best set ups for waves. There's nothing quite like Oregon's sandy coastline that brings in a wide range of waves. During deep of winter, you can find me taking breaks from laps at Timberline lodge with a good IPA in hand. For those powder days I make sure to head to Meadows or Skibowl with my snorkel so I stay afloat. Aside from my love of high adrenaline sports, I have a deep passion for interior & exterior plantscaping/gardening. Along with gardening I love learning about bees and their pivotal role in the world. I received my Master bee Keeping Apprentice and have been fascinated with them ever since. I love sharing life with out clients and showcasing Oregon's gorgeous neighborhoods, landscape, its abundant activities and never ending delicious eateries. Kristin & I work hard to help our clients have an amazing journey in the sale/purchase of their home. This is a huge decision for our clients and we don't take our role lightly. Our goal is to be your realtor for life and bring a smile to your face at the end of each and every transaction. Kristin: I was born in Jamaica, grew up in the Philippines & raised by American parents who now live in Chaing Rai, Thailand. About 6 years ago, I was in Thailand visiting family and was trying to figure out what was the next adventure I wanted to go on. I pulled up my laptop and typed in Google: “Where to live in America that is near the ocean, mountains, and has great public transportation.” Portland, OR kept popping up. So, I bought myself a one way ticket and haven’t regretted it since. I have been a nomad for most of my life, living in 7 countries and traveling through 25. Portland has continued to keep me planted due to its magnetic force that brings people from all over the country & the world together; great food, creative cocktails, & beautiful landscape. Some cities have a way of making you feel swallowed up, Portland has a magical way of making you feel at home from the minute you arrive. Once I found my bearings in Portland, I quickly fell in love with Real Estate. As a kid, we all had a theme of Christmas ornaments, mine were always mini houses. I’ve always had an appreciation for the architectural design of homes, and the meaning of what “home” can mean to each person. My home was wherever my family was growing up, and there’s something pretty amazing about seeing a permanent space reflect the meaning of “home.”
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