Blog Stories SUBURBAN SECRETS

SUBURBAN SECRETS

By Judy Chapman, April 30, 2019

Portland is just a great city for runners and cyclists alike. Yet many of our enthusiasts haven’t appreciated or explored the many wonderful and varied streets, walks and trails winding through PDX West. My friends had outgrown their comfortable, wooded home in SW, but were reluctant to trade their devotion to the more bucolic environment of their current daily exercise itineraries for the heat and beat of the city streets. Yet retaining opportunities for the exhilaration of running and cycling were paramount. Priorities were defined. The searching began…..

Three months into the search, we found a beautifully remodeled SW home that has endless–or so it seems–miles of running and cycling routes just outside their door; pleasure and challenges squared. So much new to explore.

Keeping their first home as a rental seemed like a natural option for this energetic couple. This special, well maintained home invited thoughts of trying their hands at being landlords. But before long, the joys of family life and recreational life at their new home were bested by the demands inherent with managing their prior home. It was time to sell and fortunately–what with a solid Portland real estate market– we were able to sell the rental home in 30 days to some very happy and lucky new owners. And my friends can get back to the rush of pushing around that next corner. Priorities defined, and lived.

Judy Chapman

Broker

For 15 plus years Judy Chapman has provided personal, practiced and professional service to first time and returning buyers, sellers in transition and investors. Most importantly, while sharing with her clients the tools and knowledge to be successful partners in achieving their real estate dreams and goals, her friendly manner and quick wit have a way of converting past clients into steady friends. It's said the real estate market can be as changeable as the weather. No matter the weather or the season, Judy teases that elusive ideal flower out of the ever changing thicket. Multiple offers, no offers, financing conundrums, condition concerns, investor questions, bank owned, HUD, VA, FHA, whatever---Judy's focused and accomplished hand clears out the weeds and creates a winning arrangement. Oh, did we mention that Judy is crazy about gardening? With her husband, three awesome sons and assorted pets, Judy has owned, lived in, gardened in, remodeled and celebrated homes in every quadrant of the Portland metro area. She and her family also spent several wonderful years on a small acreage outside the city, gaining valuable insight into some of the unique issues with rural and small town properties. Currently Judy is transforming the landscape around her mid-century modern home in the Hillsdale/Multnomah Village area and living life to its fullest—hiking! kayaking!!  brewpubs!!!—in this city and state that she loves. An Oregon native and enthusiast, Judy would delight in the opportunity to share in your real estate explorations, and the life changes to your living room.
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Judy Chapman

Broker


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