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Growing Family Finds Perfect Grand Tudor in Multnomah Village

By Cristen Lincoln, June 1, 2018

Karan and his wife Katie are expanding their family. Their 2 year old daughter Vivian is going to be a big sister and they are all super excited! The’ve loved living in the heart of Mt Tabor near the park, but baby is coming, and they need more space! They also want a shorter commute, so they can have more family time and less driving time. Multnomah Village was a natural fit. With its bigger lots, and quaint business district, it has the feel they love about SE, but with a bit more elbow room and closer to work. Karan and Katie have a love for older homes and all the character they offer. They did not want a home built after the 1950’s. Multnomah Village has a good amount of more modern construction. With low inventory we knew it could be a challenge to find the perfect older home. Right away we got excited as we thought we found their dream home in an old tudor, walking distance to the village. We toured it immediately! It offered all the charm and amenities they were seeking. We were poised to write an offer only to learn the sellers were taking it off the market to make some repairs. They were going to take their time and wait to go back on the market in several months. We knew we had a timeline to keep with baby coming, so we stayed positive and kept hunting. We came across a grand tudor on an oversized lot with four large bedrooms that had seen a few price reductions. This house felt just like their current home only with a larger foot print and a bonus two car garage. It needs a bit of work, but it’s all manageable for Karan and Katie who are super home savvy. We were all thrilled when the seller accepted their offer. Karan, Katie and Vivian are excited to welcome their new bundle of joy, Nolen to their new home in southwest!

Cristen Lincoln

Earth Advantage Broker & Business Development

I’ve been a full time realtor since 1993, and after almost 24 years in the business and thousands of transactions under my belt, I still love it!  At Living Room Realty I facilitate individual agents' business development, am a member of the Broker Advisory Group which provides direction for the company, and lead a Roommates group which allows agents to share ideas for improving their business practices. I feel very fortunate to come to work every day and do what I love. I grew up here in SE Portland, attended our neighborhood schools and live just five minutes from my childhood home. I never even thought about moving away. I love to travel, but Portland is my home. When I’m not working, I enjoy volunteering at my kids’ schools. I’m known for throwing an epic class party! Before I had kids, I never knew I’d also enjoy being a “soccer Mom” as much as I do. When I have a free moment, I love to hop on my bike and ride down to the waterfront from Mt. Tabor where I live. Biking through the neighborhoods is a nice way to stay in touch with the city, and also stay in shape! When I feel like I want more of a challenge, I’ll add the climb up Mt. Tabor. It’s good ride with the reward being the view from the top of the park. Besides Portland, my family’s second home in Central Oregon is my favorite place. We escape there every chance we get, and love to explore the endless hiking trails, lakes, rivers and other natural wonders the high desert has to offer. Snowboarding on Bachelor is at the top of our winter activities list. We just love nature. Our two dogs love it too, and we take them almost everywhere with us! I’m an avid gardener. Meandering through Portland Nursery, even if I don’t buy anything, almost feels like a mini vacation. My Mom taught me a lot about tending a garden, but I also might have gotten my interest in gardening from my ancestors who were among the first settlers of Sauvie Island. My maiden name is Charlton, and a few of us still live and work there. There’s even a road named after my family. The kids think that’s pretty cool. My family has deep roots in Portland. I’m a true Oregon native, local SE girl, Mom and business woman. And, I’m passionate about working in the city and neighborhoods that I love. ADDITIONAL AWARDS & AFFILIATIONS • BrokerAgent™ Advisor 'Certificate of Excellence'. • Portland Monthly Five Star Agent • 10 Best of 2015: Client Satisfaction - American Institute of Real Estate Professionals • Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors- Master's Circle Member • PMAR Public Relations Committee Member • I'm on the Mt Tabor Middle school PTA now, but served as PTA board member at Atkinson school for several years. • Impact NW Volunteer and Community Liaison • Rose Chapter National Charity League • Member 99 Girlfriends • Collective Giving For Impact AT YOUR SERVICE Meet my Team • Owner/Partner: Jenelle Isaacson • Principal Brokers: Matt Guy and Anika Stephens Wilbur • Licensed Broker: Stacey Pongracz-Bartha • Team Assistant: Colleen Coleman • Senior Transaction Coordinator: Iris Ireland • Client Services and Marketing Department: Whitney Diffenderfer, Blaine Smith, Gen Torelle, Becky Barryte, and Vanessa Rehder References available upon request.
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