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Affordable Portland Does Not Have To Be A Pipe Dream

By Bonnie Roseman, February 4, 2018



Super Starter Home for a Kombucha Brewer and a Bibliophile

Just about 10 miles southeast of the very center of Portland, near a secret forest, a best kept secret really, Lincoln Park, Ben and Sally found the proverbial needle in a haystack – an affordable Portland home in move-in condition.  They nabbed one with a great yard on a quiet dead end street. It is a place where they can create their future together.  A place to nurture a vegetable garden, set up a home brewery and design cozy reading spots both indoors and out.

Finding a place for under $300K can seem daunting, but every now and then there is a real gem, like the one Ben and Sally get to call home. Their new nest is a mid-century ranch style home with original oak floors, a wood burning fireplace, French doors, a laundry room, an attached garage, a covered patio and a generously sized yard to be envied . Sure, they will need to do some updating over time, but it will be great to see their vision take shape when they remodel the kitchen and bathroom. I can’t wait to come back for a home brew and to check out the outdoor sauna of their dreams, once it is built.

The cherry on top is being a block from the lush woods of Lincoln Park,, located at 135th and Mill St. This little known city park has a playground designed to be accessible to all, including those in wheelchairs, plus paths, picnic tables, volleyball and a horseshoe pit! Thinking about all this activity is making me hungry… better head over to nearby Yuan Su,, my favorite vegan Chinese restaurant, only a couple of miles from Ben and Sally’s new pad. They have the best pot stickers ever. See you there!

Bonnie Roseman

Principal Broker, Earth Advantage + ADU Specialist

Bonnie hit the real estate scene in Portland when Silence of the Lambs was killing it in the theaters, the Cold War was officially chilled and the national median sales price of a home was $120,000. Since then, she's been delighted to assist clients in navigating the ever changing housing market: whether selling a first home or the family home, looking for a starter pad or a forever habitat, downsizing, resizing or buying and selling investment property. Having a symbiotic connection with your real estate agent is key and will help ensure a great experience. Bonnie enjoys consulting with potential clients to discover their wishes and goals, confirming the right client-agent match. Smooth transactions are the target; however, there can be unexpected bumps getting to the closing table. Bonnie excels at finding creative solutions to any mishegoss that pops up and she takes pride in an extremely low sale fail rate. A little more about Bonnie: born in Philly, raised in Berkeley, mom to an incredible young woman; her home is filled with both furry and scaly creatures, the daily driver is all electric, equality is the only pathway; she's embraced veganism for the earth, the animals and her health. Like credentials? Sweet, here you go:
  • At Home with Diversity Certificate
  • Earth Advantage Broker + ADU Specialist
  • Senior Real Estate Specialist SRES)
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  • Five Star Professional Award (7 years)
  • Member of the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP)
Saving the best for last, Bender, her little second chance rescue pup from SoCal is likely to tag along. He’s snuggly, pretty cute and has jumped paws first into the real estate industry.
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