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Sold: Great Buy in Gladstone

By Jennifer Johnston, January 15, 2019

SOLD + CLOSED!

Welcome to Gladstone Leanne + Tom!!!

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I just had the pleasure of working with a wonderful couple relocating to the area.  Leanne and Tom have been looking to move to the Pacific Northwest for a while.  After several years away from Portland and living in the San Francisco area market, Leanne and Tome just closed on a fantastic home in Gladstone.

Leanne and Tom had some specific wants for their new home.  They wanted to a one level home with a basement and a garage. A key component of the basement was extra space without windows for Tom’s home office where he develops and produces YouTube videos for personal and professional use. They also wanted to be accessible or somewhat close to a Maxline. Their budget was up to $375,000 and open to Milwaukie and Clackamas.  Alas, they needed to sell their home and find a seller that would take a contingent offer.

Tom and Leanne flew to Portland in just before Thanksgiving to house hunt. They had picked out several homes, many of which turned out to be in such dire straights.  Those needed way too much work for their budget! After looking at several homes, while breaking for lunch we expended their home search just slight to extend into Gladstone. That was the magic!

We found a custom built 1981 home, with over 2700 sf. This Bay area couple, was flabbergasted that they would ever be able to own a home of this size.  The situation was PERFECT!!  A lovely older couple, who are METICULOUS,  had just reduced their price on their home and it was slightly above budget.  Listed as “Pristine, unblemished beautiful tri-level that is in PERFECT condition. Tile counters, high quality oak cabs in kitchen made by Danish Craftsman. Lower level family room has a fireplace that has never been used. Updated master bath is darling. Carpet is newer, updated windows, New HVAC 6 yrs ago with transferable warranty. Fresh exterior paint. Oversized garage. Basement for your imagination.” Listed originally for $439,900 and was now priced at $389,900.

After a few days of mulling it over and talking with their lender about the price, they decided to write a full price offer contingent on their home sale. It was accepted within a few hours!

This house inspected almost perfectly.  The only few issues were a sewer line that the sellers just had done that was not installed properly and some minor mold in the attic. (Note: always do a sewer scope regardless of age of the sewer. Twice in the last month I had two new sewers installed WRONG!) The Sellers were totally amiable to repairs and even did more work than we requested. Now that is a great seller and a great transaction!

Welcome home Leanne + Tom!!

List Price: $439,000
Sale Price: $389,000
Beds: 3 + 2 bonus spaces | Baths: 3
Sq Ft: 2,704

If you are interested in Gladstone or the surrounding areas. Please feel welcome to reach out or visit my website at http://www.jennifer-johnston.com/.

Jennifer Johnston

Principal Broker licensed in OR & WA

Jennifer Johnston has been a Real Estate Broker since 2001, and is a proud resident of Portland’s University Park, living in the house that her mother grew up in. She understands the power of home and putting down roots. Being a native of the Portland metro area, she received the benefits of learning about great neighborhoods, trends and hot spots. She is a 5 star rated agent on Zillow, Trulia and Yelp and multiple years 5 star award winner with Portland Monthly Magazine and is a recipient of 100 Most Influential Real Estate Agents in Portland award. Jennifer’s goal is to have synergy with her clients. She wants you feel like you are house hunting or house selling with a trusted and experienced friend, and that your journey will be stress-free and as agreeable as possible. Jennifer believes in spending quality time with her clients and really getting to know how they love to live, so she can help serve them and find them their new home. In addition to providing residential real estate services to her clients, Jennifer’s background experiences are artistic and entrepreneurial. She started and ran a restaurant guide for several years after leaving a Program Manager position at NIKE. She developed and organized the International Gourmet Dinner Club, a dinner club which consists of individuals expanding their culinary palette and cooking skills while making new friends who are also passionate about food through monthly theme dinners. When time allows, Jennifer enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to music from the 70’s and 80’s and doing something that releases some creative energy. Her paintings have been shown in galleries, commissioned by local collectors and she is a major donor for Cascade Aids Project. Certified Relocation Specialist
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