Blog Stories World Traveler Nesting in Alameda

World Traveler Nesting in Alameda

By Jason & Kristin Anderson, January 10, 2020

Doctor Jon is a ninja of keeping the calm as he makes bold strokes. He’s a world traveler, biker, surfer, snowboarder and all around great adventure buddy to be around. It has been such a pleasure getting to know him and work along side him in the process of his home purchase. We knew right away that we liked him when we met at our office for our first meeting.

One of the most important things Jon wanted in a home was a basement where he could utilize the space as a possible ADU or for jam sessions. Something that was partly finished would allow him to complete some sound proofing so he could use his drum set alongside a plethora of other instruments. 

Community was another big factors that brought Jon back to Portland and call it home.

We saw a few homes that Jon was considering, but this one in particular stood out to Jon due to the layout, neighborhood, and being in close proximity to his community. Soon we found ourselves in contract and the nitty gritty of inspections began. 

During inspections there were a few items that came up that Jon was able to navigate with the proper due diligence of researching bids, having contractors give their opinions which ultimately led to Jon receiving a substantial credit due to his hard work and a team effort in negotiating the credit. 

One thing we loved about working with Jon is that he was always cool and level headed when it came to the decision making process, which we believe led to his successful close.

Yesterday was our key hand off day and it felt so good to finally see them in his hands. We couldn’t be happier for Jon. He truly ventured through the home buying journey with success!

Jason & Kristin Anderson

ADU Specialist Broker + Earth Advantage Principal Broker

Jason & I 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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