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Investing in their future

By Lisa Avena, May 12, 2018

When I first met Natalie and Ryan I was impressed by how how well they had thought through their home buying process with a long term investment strategy in place. They had clearly thought long and hard about this, and we just needed to figure out how to make it happen for them.

Their goal was to purchase a duplex, in order to have their mortgage off-set by a tenant’s rental income. Given that they are just starting out, they knew that they were not in a position to buy their dream home quite yet, but wanted to own a duplex as an long term investment property to hold onto.

We looked at many a duplex and were beat out by investors several times before we found the perfect one for them just blocks from adorable and historic downtown Gresham! We found ourselves in another multiple offer scenario of course, but that didn’t deter these two from their mission, and this time it paid off! Congratulations Natalie and Ryan!  I couldn’t be happier for you two!

Lisa Avena

ADU Specialist + Earth Advantage Broker

Searching for a place to finally lay down roots and to call home, I moved to Oregon with my family over a decade ago. Arriving in Portland, we instantly fell in love with the vibrant neighborhoods, older homes, walkability, and amazing local music scene. We knew immediately that we had finally found our home. We settled down in inner SE where we’ve lived ever since. While in California, I attended UC Davis where I earned a bachelors degree in Sociology and went on to work in social services for over five years, before I began a full time career raising my three daughters and giving back to my community. Some of my volunteer commitments have included serving on several non-profit boards, working as the volunteer outreach coordinator for The Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls, and helping to coordinate fundraising events and develop community partners for local radio station KZME. As a Realtor, I am absolutely committed to helping my clients not only find the perfect house, but also the right community for them to call home. I take great pride in the level of service I provide. This begins with educating my clients about the process of buying or selling a home, knowing current market conditions, representing their interest and serving as their trusted advisor/negotiator throughout the entire real estate transaction and beyond. As a Realtor, I’ve been able to combine my passions of helping people, building community and my love for the places we call home.  Please let me know how I can help you!
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