Blog Stories 3 YEARS AND 50 FEET


By Judy Chapman, January 30, 2019

This real estate journey began 3 years ago when I first met Kevin and Jenny at my  Open House in Cedar Mill. They stopped by as Jenny had grown up in this neighborhood and her parents still lived in the same home, just down the street. They were considering moving back to the neighborhood because:

  1. it is as lovely as it is traditional
  2. would be closer to parents
  3. an easy commute to work.
Thus, our search began. Over the next three years we looked at potential homes in the area but none were quite right. By the summer of 2018, Kevin and Jenny decided to go ahead and sell their Bethany area home. If the right home did not appear during this process they would then purchase a condo and wait until the right home did appear.

We put their Bethany area home on the market in mid-September, 2018. They did everything right in preparing their property for sale and it looked terrific! A first offer was received in early October but it was problematic and not meant to be. That offer went away, spirits were sagging and then…..Lo and Behold!……a great offer arrived on the very same day that a home in their parent’s neighborhood came on the market. The sale of their Bethany home went through in a smooth and straightforward manner and the purchase of their new home–50 feet from the house where I had first meet Kevin and Jenny–closed on the same day.   Synchronicity, indeed!

Judy Chapman


For 15 plus years Judy Chapman has provided personal, practiced and professional service to first time and returning buyers, sellers in transition and investors. Most importantly, while sharing with her clients the tools and knowledge to be successful partners in achieving their real estate dreams and goals, her friendly manner and quick wit have a way of converting past clients into steady friends. It's said the real estate market can be as changeable as the weather. No matter the weather or the season, Judy teases that elusive ideal flower out of the ever changing thicket. Multiple offers, no offers, financing conundrums, condition concerns, investor questions, bank owned, HUD, VA, FHA, whatever---Judy's focused and accomplished hand clears out the weeds and creates a winning arrangement. Oh, did we mention that Judy is crazy about gardening? With her husband, three awesome sons and assorted pets, Judy has owned, lived in, gardened in, remodeled and celebrated homes in every quadrant of the Portland metro area. She and her family also spent several wonderful years on a small acreage outside the city, gaining valuable insight into some of the unique issues with rural and small town properties. Currently Judy is transforming the landscape around her mid-century modern home in the Hillsdale/Multnomah Village area and living life to its fullest—hiking! kayaking!!  brewpubs!!!—in this city and state that she loves. An Oregon native and enthusiast, Judy would delight in the opportunity to share in your real estate explorations, and the life changes to your living room.
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