Blog Stories Staying True to His Eastside Roots in Mississippi

Staying True to His Eastside Roots in Mississippi

By Becca Barron, February 19, 2018

Chris is a native Portlander born and raised on the Eastside. He recently got one of those jobs that requires him to journey to Beaverton every day. We searched for about a month on the Westside and while the houses close to work checked most of the boxes, his heart remained in the east.

Once he honed his search, in short order he found this amazing two-story townhousey condo just off of Mississippi. It was the dead of winter and the condo had been sitting on the market since late August of last year. It went on at $349k taking price drops til it was at $315k in mid December. Chris found it in early January and we were able to get an offer accepted at $305k! A rare deal in these low-inventory winter months.

Chris’ new home has 3 beds, 1.5 bath with 1026 square feet. Built in 2000, it needs a little finish work here and there, but with a fresh coat of paint and a couple kitchen updates this baby is luxurious compared the new overpriced urban cookie cutter apartments in the area. It’s located in the heart of Mississippi, just a couple blocks from the 405 and walking distance to the ReBuilding center and all of Mississippi’s culinary delights.

Congratulations, Chris! You are officially a homeowner building equity in one of the most in-demand neighborhoods of Portland.

Becca Barron

Earth Advantage Broker

Becca Barron has been fascinated with real estate, architecture and design since she first discovered Frank Lloyd Wright. Her father is a Master Craftsman who instilled a passion for investing in one’s environment at a young age. With a degree in art education and three years teaching in the Portland school district combined with over a decade of experience as a local small business owner, Becca developed an extensive knowledge of the varied neighborhoods of Portland and the sub-pockets of communities and culture that are popping up within a ten-mile radius. In these hidden neighborhoods, you’ll find great schools, little dive bars, and farmers markets with close access to all of the beautiful Pacific Northwest nature we know and love. Becca is your key to discovering the next great place to live. For those of you ready to sell, her goal is to market your home to the largest pool of buyers possible. Utilizing creative staging, and her own background in contracting, Becca can make sure your home is ready to shine in a competitive market. Whether you’re an experienced investor, new homebuyer, or have questions about the process, Becca can be your guide to a smooth and successful real estate experience. When not real estating like a boss, she enjoys spending her time renovating her mid-century ranch in Milwaukie, hanging out with her partner and their herd of cats, watching both trashy and quality tv, and hunting for secret swimming holes in the summer.
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