Blog Stories You don't know until you ask..

You don’t know until you ask..

By Maabi Muñoz, November 30, 2021

Joy does not express enough what I feel for my clients Davíd, Luz and their 2 children in finding the right home for their family.  A few months ago I received a call from Yvette Davis at PCRI asking if I spoke spanish. She had a client in their home ownership program who’s wife only spoke spanish. They were approved Deona DeLong with HomeStreet Bank and ready to start home shopping. I let her know I was fluent in spanish and would be happy to be their realtor. Within minutes Luz called me and we set up some time to connect so I could go over the process with her and her husband. They were willing to settle for a  2 bedroom 1 bath but preferred a home with 3 bedrooms, garage, yard for the kids and preferred in SE so Davíd would be close to work. Their approval was for $315,000.  Our first outing we saw a few homes but none would meet financing requirements. We remained hopeful and continued our search. Knowing it was going to be challenging I reached out to Yvette and said “I can find them a home but I need money and a higher approval, what funds are still available?” “I can possibly get them some DPAL funds but you are limited to Lents”. YES, they’ll take it! I then called Deona, who was also making phone calls to find additional funds, and soon I had a pre approval for $390,000.  I can work with that. Eight days later we were in contract on a 3 bedroom 1 bath home with a huge back yard for $375,000.  I cried. Today we closed on their home and in 3 days I get to present them with the keys to their first home.  Felicidades Davíd y Luz lograron el sueño americano de ser proprietarios de vivienda!

Maabi Muñoz

Broker | WA



I’m a second generation Latina, fluent in Spanish, mother of two beautiful children and love working with my community. I grew up in Portland and have a passion for homeownership. With over 17 years in the real estate and mortgage industry, I will leverage my knowledge to provide excellent service for you. As a previous successful business owner, I appreciate the importance of hard work and dedication to get results.


Housing, communities, and families create their own story of home ownership. It's my passion to bring you your very own story. I believe in educating my clients so that they are prepared for the entire process and empowering them to make the best decisions possible.


Throughout my career, I have worked with and in non-profit organizations. I’ve had the privilege of serving on the board of directors for the Portland Housing Center and the Latino Home Initiative. I am currently on the realtor partner list for Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives (PCRI) and teach homebuyer education classes in English and Spanish at Hacienda CDC.
Read More
  • T: 503-396-8260

You might also enjoy

My 3 P’s for a Changing Market

Robin Hakeman

As we head into a shifting market the conversations I’m having with my clients are taking...

JUST LISTED! West Slope Wonder House

Lauren Hurley

OUT w/ the ordinary and IN w/ this West Slope Wonder House! Unique + true to...

Just Listed! Fresh Bungalow, A Gardener’s Dream!

Veronica Ocejo Johnson

5236 SE 42nd Ave Portland, Oregon, 97206 Ideally located in the heart of the Woodstock neighborhood,...

Just Listed! Premiere on the Park!

Leanne Bach

922 NW 11th Ave, Unit 809 Portland, Oregon, 97209 Exquisitely Appointed Condo With Views Galore! Park...