Blog Stories Three moves in as many years

Three moves in as many years

By Carly van Aart, June 10, 2018

Moving three times in the last ten years has been plenty for me. The expense, the labor, the elbow grease, the change. Every move brings with it the opportunity for reinvention and discovery nonetheless each transition is tinged with a degree of anxiety.

J and Z though, they aren’t afraid of change. Their move this year marked the third with me since 2015. West Side living worked for the pair for a while but residing in the city without children J and Z felt like they were missing out on the true value of being close in. After open-housing as a hobby for months on end they decided to make the move and seek the walkability, pubs and restaurants that they so desired on the East Side. Within weeks of making their decision their house was pending to sell and they were under contract to purchase a brand new home just south of Powell. Boom, Division at their fingertips!



For the time being the East was all they wanted and more and they loved the home that they’d made for themselves but eventually the commute to Intel became nearly unbearable for Z and more importantly in year two of East side living J gave birth to little B. All three family members wanted dad to be home more often and eventually they came to the realization that they were being called back west. And so their they were, making move number three, Bethany bound. Although I’d love to work with them again I hope that this home will satisfy their family needs for years to come.

West again

Carly van Aart

Earth Advantage Broker, Licensed in OR & WA

Real estate has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. As a child I filled notebooks and whiteboards with plans of dream homes and tree fortresses and when asked what I wanted to do for my sixteenth birthday my one desire was to go house-hunting. In addition I have a strong affinity for helping and advocating for others. Nothing lights up my world like serving someone in a way that leaves them beyond satisfied! Needless to say, as a realtor I have the incredible opportunity to serve my clients with a decision that for many, is one of the largest that they will make in their lifetime. Whether buying for the first time, selling a cherished family home or relocating to this fantastic city, it is truly an honor to see my clients through their transition and make the process fun and painless. A native Alaskan, I grew up hauling firewood, working the garden and tending to the family rabbits. My childhood taught me the meaning of hard work and for that I am very grateful.  These days I am a lover of dog kisses and outdoor adventures. I dabble in triathlon and enjoy helping fundraise for local charities. I am extremely close to my incredible family even though they are spread out across the west coast. I look forward to the opportunity to foster a relationship with you and help you make your real estate dreams a reality!
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