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Old Hawthorne Haunts

By Marissa Sainz, January 31, 2019

Sometimes you live in a neighborhood that holds that special place in your heart.  And sometimes that place keeps calling you back.  I helped Brad buy his first house in North Portland a few years ago.  He moved out of a rental off of SE Hawthorne.  The house was brand new and had an ADU on the first level.  While the house is lovely, Brad couldn’t shake the desire to move back to his old SE Portland neighborhood.

He was casually looking when a small condo came to market directly on SE Hawthorne.  The original charm was in tact and the price couldn’t be beat.  The space is very small, around 350 square feet.  It is laid out to make maximum use of the space.  The living room doubles as the bedroom with a Murphy bed and the hall closet is oversized to be used as both the coat closet and bedroom closet.  The kitchen is concise and efficient with a wall of windows to let in the light.  We walked though once and Brad knew he wanted to write an offer on this condo.  After some negotiation we were able to secure the property $20,000 under the list price.  After 3 weeks I am on my way to deliver keys to Brad to his new condo!

Marissa Sainz

Earth Advantage Broker

Whether you want to live in a hip Pearl District condo or a unique east side bungalow I am here to help you find the perfect home. The Pearl District and the close in surrounding neighborhoods are exciting and evolving areas and where I focus my business. It is important in our changing real estate world, where location is so vital to home buyers, to work with a neighborhood expert. We all want to live near our local grocery store and within walking distance of our favorite coffee spot, restaurants and parks. I am here to guide buyers and sellers through the process every step of the way, if you are a first time home buyer searching for the perfect starter home or looking to move as your family and lifestyle change. Marissa earned a degree in finance with a concentration in real estate from The University of Texas at Austin. Before coming to residential real estate in Portland Marissa worked for both a national and local commercial real estate firm. Around town Marissa is involved with the Women in Insurance and Financial Services Portland chapter as well as the Women's Council of Realtors.
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