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Taiwan Makes Impressive Individuals

By Jason & Kristin Anderson, January 10, 2020

We have worked with a lot of impressive people and Yun-Ru definitely continues to set the bar high. Though she is still quite young, her accomplishments are one of someone in their old age. PHD in Chemical Engineering before her 30’s, landed a great job, has healthy balanced life of hiking and being in the outdoors on her days off, might as well add buying a home to that list to help round things out. I knew I found a kindred spirit when she mentioned being from Taiwan. Seriously, every person I have met from Taiwan is brilliant and my love of bubble tea might cloud my judgment at times, but I just love the people that come from there. Yun-Ru definitely did not disappoint.


In the beginning of her home search Yun-Ru wasn’t quite sure what she wanted in her new home but wanted to learn by seeing. Soon we were able to see what was important to Yun-Ru through the homes we toured. Sadly, so many of the homes we viewed were not taken care of, which made the process of securing a home begin to seem daunting. So when we finally found a home that was well taken care of and in the location Yun-Ru could call home she jumped on the opportunity.

Soon we were competing against another offer that was higher than ours, but Yun-Ru held her ground and stayed at a price that she felt was fair and wrote a wonderful letter that gave her package that sparkle of a personal touch. Soon we found ourselves in contract! 

Then it was off to the inspections. We were able to negotiate the items that needed to be taken care of and got Yun-Ru all the info she needed to feel secure in her purchase. 

With a great team surrounding Yun-Ru including her stellar lender team Michele McCarthy at First Tech, her HOA review lawyer Damon Henrie w/ Henrie Law, Kara Iverson w/ Fidelity National Title and Jason and I we were able to close and get Yun-Ru keys shortly after the holidays. 

We are so excited for you Yun-Ru and know this is going to be a great home for you! 

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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