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Finding Home Again

By Stacy Stokes, February 16, 2018

As is often the case after going through a divorce, there is a transition period before establishing new roots.  The transition period for this family was moving from a home to an apartment.  While their transition period was pleasant enough, Weston realized that he had been throwing away money by  paying rent over the last several years.  This pained him even more as he watched Portland housing prices continue to increase.   After looking carefully at the numbers, he calculated that the money he spent on rent was equivalent to a sizable down payment.

Coming to that realization, Weston decided purchase a home again!  His strategy was to start looking at homes in the winter in attempt to beat the crazy market that we often see in the spring.  It worked!  Weston and the boys were able to swoop in and get this adorable bungalow in the Beaumont neighborhood without much competition.  They are looking forward to being home owners again, especially Charlie who has already drawn up plans to get his own room in the basement!  Congratulations!!!

 

Stacy Stokes

Earth Advantage Principal Broker

I love Portland! It’s such a smart and accessible city. After moving here in 1996 to begin law school, I soon decided that there was nowhere else I would rather live. Finding a fit here in all aspects of life has been easy. My number one love is spending time with my two kids, Jake (9 yr. old) and Hanna (12 yr. old), my dog, K2 who is a Havanese, and cat, Tiga. Beyond that, you can find me cycling, rock climbing, running, hiking, skiing, volunteering in the community or exploring new corners of the city and new restaurants with my friends. I am always excited to show visitors the unique and funky neighborhoods Portland has to offer. I am especially drawn to the various architecture and offerings of the close-in east side and west side neighborhoods. After 3 years as an attorney/public defender, I came to the realization that Real Estate was the place for me. It allows me to constantly share the love I have for Portland’s houses and communities as well as to use my talent for helping others. Although, I’m a seasoned real estate broker, I believe that my background as an attorney has provided an invaluable platform off which to build my career. I have a firm understanding of what it means to put my client’s interests first, the art of negotiation and various contractual issues that arise in real estate transactions. Aside from these strengths, I realize that when buying a house it’s not just about finding the best structural fit but also finding the best lifestyle and neighborhood fit for you. I will listen to and truly understand your needs, find you the right home and close the deal to your satisfaction. Throughout the process, I will educate, advise and steadily guide you through what can often be an emotional and challenging time. In the end, my goal is that you have many years of happiness and peace knowing you’re in the best home and best community for you.
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