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When family is everything…Sold in Troutdale!

By Stephanie Fox, March 30, 2020

Life is funny. We work so hard to create these worlds for ourselves and then they change, and change again without our control. Tina, my dear client and now friend, was born and raised in Oregon. She found love and ended up moving around for some years until settling again in Arizona. Eventually her three adult children all found their way back here, true lovers of the Pacific Northwest. She has a brand new grand baby in Portland and after years of traveling back and forth, she’s decided to make Oregon home again. Her family is everything to her so though she wasn’t sure she was ready to leave the full time sun in AZ, she was certain she was ready to be home with them for all of life’s moments, the holidays, and a few of her favorite OR perks- the best wine, biker friendly roads, and lush hikes.

We talked on the phone and kept an eye on the market for a couple of months, eventually meeting just two days before Christmas while she was here for a visit. I had the best time showing her around and hearing more about her background, and we eventually found that we share quite a few interests as well. I feel like the universe aligns me with the very best clients that almost always end up becoming good friends of mine and for that I am so thankful.

She’s moving home for good in June and we are looking forward to tasting some grapes together. Can’t wait to take her to an Oregon winery- hello pacific northwest! She will keep busy with courses at community colleges and bike rides as she will be freshly retired and with all sorts of time to kill. Not to mention her very important babysitting duties that will happen a couple times a week. Happy feels all around.

Now we just need to get her home in Tuscon sold! Anyone?

The new digs below, and wine tasting photos of my buddy and I to follow.

Stephanie Fox


I've lived in and loved Oregon all my life. An early obsession with houses and all that happens inside them, plus a sincere interest in human connections is what led me to the real estate world. Having degrees in leadership and management and human resources, I have found a real pleasure in connecting that special, sappy community feel to real estate. Buying and selling homes is a huge deal and I want my clients to feel supported throughout the process. A few promises if we get to work together: education | communication | guidance | commitment | community. You will not be left in the dark- ever. *Wanting to sell a home?* I will help guide you through the prepping and the primping. Offering fresh marketing and a thorough approach to get you the best sale possible. *Wanting to buy a home?* I will keep you up to speed by walking carefully through repair options and negotiation strategies. I will connect you with the necessary service people like roofers, HVAC technicians, and even interior designers. Years after the sale has closed? That same service still applies. I really love this business. I love working with wonderful humans to accomplish such a significant goal. I love looking at and getting to constantly learn new things about homes and the stories they hold. I love a good, win-win negotiation where everyone gets to walk away happy. And since we're talking bio, it seems worth noting that when I'm not selling houses, you'll catch me hanging with my beloved and very dorky dachshund, wrangling my two crazy cats, hiking the Gorge and exploring the outdoors, appreciating our environment, and enjoying my people. Visiting from out of town? Ask me for some recommendations! Want to get together or know someone who could use my services? Give me a call or shoot me a text: 503-999-2457 or emailĀ
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