Blog Stories Millennial First Time Home Buyer? I got this.

Millennial First Time Home Buyer? I got this.

By Jamie Marion, August 1, 2018

There is a general malaise among the Portland-raised Millennial generation when it comes to buying a home. For many it feels like an impossible feat, but don’t despair! My recent client and step-cousin, beat the odds and landed a great home in the up-and-coming neighborhood of Lents. And he’s only 27. BOOM.
Sam is one of the sweetest, most patient and understanding people I have ever known. I work with A LOT of first time home buyers, and he was just a champion through the whole thing. We had been searching for a while for the right fit and had lost out on one particularly cute place, but in the end we found an even better house for Sam to turn into a home.
It’s pretty much the perfect Portland farmhouse. It’s got a great yard for gardening and playing with his sweet golden retriever, Cooper, and a super cool room in the basement, perfect for Sam’s homebrewing setup. The house also has a really cool landing space which will be a future reading nook during the long winter months. It’s a home to build a life in, and Sam is just the Portlander to do it.
We went in with a strong offer of $40k over asking, but the real clincher was his earnest and open letter to the sellers. That, and a mysterious neighbor who may or may not have also written a letter to the sellers. We are little foggy on the details, but in the end it was enough to score Millennial Sam his very own piece of Portland.

Jamie Marion


Jamie Marion was bitten by the real estate bug while remodeling her own circa 1928 house. She has been enthralled with the classic homes in Portland's close-in neighborhoods ever since. It is clear that Jamie loves her work. She has a passion for this city and for first time home buyers. She loves introducing them to the world of real estate and walking them through the process from beginning to end. From the home search to the transaction process, Jamie will help make your experience fun, informative and successful! Jamie calls on her past experience as an administrator, a bookkeeper and a legal secretary to provide exceptional service to a diverse group of clients. She specializes in close-in Southeast, Northeast and North Portland neighborhoods, and she has been a resident of both inner Northeast and Southeast and knows them well. When she is not working, she enjoys cooking, reading, traveling, running, being outdoors, sports and spending time with family and friends. Certified Relocation Specialist
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