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Moving to Portland!

By Christina McChesney, February 7, 2019

Moving to Portland! Jon & Meagan had lived in Portland during the Spring and Summer of 2018. We met for drinks to discuss their home goals on one of Portland’s hottest days- “are you sure you want to move here?!” I jokingly asked. They had both recently accepted full time job offers and were planning to move to Portland from Indiana upon finishing school.

I received an email from Meagan one December day, curious about a new condo that had come on the market. This condo was simple beautiful- bringing together elegance and charm in the city. I knew they wouldn’t be in town until January, so I told them not too get too excited, as I assumed it would go fast! Sure enough, it went pending. They were bummed, but stayed optimist that we’d be able to find them something while they were in town.

As luck would have it the condo came back on the market just two days before they were scheduled to be here! Jon and Meagan landed in Portland, got an Uber and met me at the condo. They fell in love, the floorplan and location was perfect to them, not to mention the wonderful updates the sellers had made. We headed out to look at a few other options, just to make sure this truly was the one. They were smitten. We wrote an offer that night and it was accepted the following day, beating out other buyers. Jon and Meagan couldn’t have been more thrilled! It made for their weekend in Portland to be a huge success and much more relaxing. I am so excited for them to move here in a couple months and start their new journey in Portland!  Cheers!

Christina McChes


Real Estate has always been my passion. Growing up in the Southwest hills, with a breathtaking view of the city, I learned to appreciate Portland for all it has to offer. I fell in love with Real Estate when my family decided to move across the river to NE Portland. We spent many years looking for a home.  I became mesmerized by learning the differences of the homes we toured- the details and quality of build, matched with all the original character and charm, most specifically the history that was hidden in the walls. We found ourselves living in a small Bungalow in Alameda, before moving to our large Craftsman in Irvington. I spent the first 18 years of my life living in both SW and NE Portland, exploring the neighborhoods and all they had to offer. College took me away to Montana, where I bought my first home at the age of 19. I graduated in 2012 with a Business Marketing Degree from the University of Montana. I immediately moved home to Portland and began my real estate career. I spent the next three years working with a top producing Real Estate team, specializing in NW & SW Portland, the Pearl District and Inner NE Portland. In 2015, I decided to start my own Real Estate endeavors. I attribute my extensive knowledge of the city, its neighborhoods and different styles of homes to my ability in finding my clients the perfect place to call home. By focusing on the individual needs and priorities of all my clients, I am able to tailor my strategies for the highest level of success. While I am not in the office or out with clients, you can find me running, boating, wake boarding, vacationing on the Oregon coast, or watching Oregon Duck Football. I also love exploring Portland and all its great restaurants and food carts. I currently reside in the Pearl District with my French bulldog, Wrigley. Next time you’re poised to enter the market; I would be honored to guide you through this important process!
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