Blog Stories Age in Place in NoPo!

Age in Place in NoPo!

By Erika George & Kari McGee, April 25, 2018

Oh those pesky knees and hips… Doesn’t it seem like the design is seriously lacking in these particular areas of our bodies?  Unfortunately, until there’s a celestial revision to the blueprints, or major advances in medical technology, it seems like finding a home that allows one to age in place, is the next best option!  Happy and John have done just such a thing.  They had been looking on and off for a few years, for a home to replace their beloved, colorful, 1910 craftsman with garden oasis on NE Morgan, which inconveniently happens to have all bedrooms and the only full bathroom upstairs.  Happy and John wanted to be smart and put a housing plan in place that would allow them to age in place for decades to come.

The rub?  Happy and John are “old house” people!  They love period craftsman charm and elegance. There’s not a wide and gracious craftsman front porch that they wouldn’t mind putting a swing on.  Vinyl windows?  No thank you.  Big open kitchen great-room?  Nope.  Sexy one-level Atomic Ranch?  meh…  So finding an old house with a majority of the square footage on the main floor, was a tall order.

Enter 5800 N Haight Ave.  A charismatic corner bungalow complete with elegant front entry hall, light-filled living and dining rooms, tidy kitchen, and (drum roll please) 2 bedrooms and a full bathroom on the main floor!  Add to that, lots of extra space upstairs for friends, family and grandchildren, and one heck of a sweet front porch, and BINGO, we’ve got a match for Happy and John.   Let’s us know when the swing is up – we’ll bring the lemonade…


Erika + Kari

Broker | Esquire & Principal Broker

The HouseLovePDX Team fuses comprehensive real estate knowledge and legal expertise in the dynamic landscape of Portland, Oregon.

Realtor Erika George brings to the table 20 years of experience as an attorney specializing in construction and contracts. Principal Broker Kari McGee has helped clients successfully navigate the evolving Portland real estate market since 2005. Regardless of the market or your particular circumstances, these highly skilled real estate agents will ensure that your goals become your reality. WHAT WE KNOW We know that real estate is not a one size fits all endeavor. It’s easy to find real estate data on the internet these days, but it’s what we do with the data that counts. HouseLovePDX provides a thoughtful and proactive analysis of current market data for every one of our clients. We know that small details can make a big difference. We consider factors you may not be aware of when buying a house, selling a condo or planning an ADU. From open permits to missing credits on escrow statements, these issues can cost you money. Let us guide you through the real estate process, from big picture dreams about your future home to the nitty gritty of contract negotiation. We know that your “why” often comes before your “how” in real estate. We take extra time with our clients to fully understand all the reasons why you want to make a move to, from or within the Portland area. We use this insight as the key to develop a comprehensive plan for you. Don’t be surprised if we start our meetings by delving deep into your real estate knowledge, your past experiences, your goals and your dreams! WHAT WE LOVE It’s a privilege to help a client sell a beloved home and move on to the next chapter of life. We love seeing Portland, neighborhood by neighborhood, through the eyes of someone who is new to the area and full of excitement. As Northwest natives who grew up together (we’re cousins!), our love for Portland runs deep. And we adore the the moment when a buyer walks into a house and we all know it’s the one: aka HouseLove! We would be honored to help guide you through your changing real estate needs in Portland Oregon. CONTACT Erika George and Kari McGee 503.349.5449 | 971.322.6612
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