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The Right House

By Bonnie Roseman, May 15, 2018

is Truly Meant to be…

Sometimes real estate is a wild ride! Sometimes you need to trust it will all work out. Rebecca and Josh are in the home that was truly meant to be for them, but it was not exactly smooth sailing getting there. Relocating from across the country can be really stressful. So can having to sell in order to buy your next place. Put that all together and add in a couple more dominoes, with layers of people with contingencies, and it can be a real powder keg.

Hold Out for the right house

Perseverance and luck prevailed in this real estate drama. The house in Georgia sold in a heart beat right before the house hunting trip to Portland. It seemed perfectly aligned. Portland’s tough spring market was pretty barren though and Josh and Rebecca faced heading back to prepare for the move west with no place to call home or making an offer on a make-do house. I never want to see clients buy the wrong property. Holding out hope till the last day of the visit, we were eyeballing new activity and, lo and behold, their dream home in the Hawthorne area popped up. Miraculously, the seller accepted their offer as they flew east to pack up for the big move.

They made it through the discoveries of a party sewer line, an abandoned oil tank and all the old house stuff, ready to be the new owners of this 112 year old classic. Delighted, the sellers went on to find their dream home in Washington state. Those sellers also made plans for their next home.  A serious line-up of contingencies. And then the big bummer happened… the Georgia buyers lost their financing and the dominoes began to topple. The folks up the chain could not extend. It was disappointing to say the least. The back up buyers took their place.

At home in Hawthorne

And then at break neck speed things changed again. The back up buyers weren’t on board with their inspection findings. A new offer, better than the first one, was accepted on the Georgia home. A little real estate miracle – from sale fail, to sold again in a matter of two or three days.

All the dust has settled; the move is complete. And, now, no more drama… peaceful summer days await this charmed family in their charming house and sweet yard. This was one for the real estate memoir.

Bonnie Roseman

Principal Broker, Earth Advantage + ADU Specialist

Bonnie hit the real estate scene in Portland when Silence of the Lambs was killing it in the theaters, the Cold War was officially chilled and the national median sales price of a home was $120,000. Since then, she's been delighted to assist clients in navigating the ever changing housing market: whether selling a first home or the family home, looking for a starter pad or a forever habitat, downsizing, resizing or buying and selling investment property. Having a symbiotic connection with your real estate agent is key and will help ensure a great experience. Bonnie enjoys consulting with potential clients to discover their wishes and goals, confirming the right client-agent match. Smooth transactions are the target; however, there can be unexpected bumps getting to the closing table. Bonnie excels at finding creative solutions to any mishegoss that pops up and she takes pride in an extremely low sale fail rate. A little more about Bonnie: born in Philly, raised in Berkeley, mom to an incredible young woman; her home is filled with both furry and scaly creatures, the daily driver is all electric, equality is the only pathway; she's embraced veganism for the earth, the animals and her health. Like credentials? Sweet, here you go:
  • At Home with Diversity Certificate
  • Earth Advantage Broker + ADU Specialist
  • Senior Real Estate Specialist SRES)
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  • Five Star Professional Award (7 years)
  • Member of the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP)
Saving the best for last, Bender, her little second chance rescue pup from SoCal is likely to tag along. He’s snuggly, pretty cute and has jumped paws first into the real estate industry.
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Bonnie Roseman

Principal Broker, Earth Advantage + ADU Specialist


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