Blog Stories The 70's called and want their house back...and I'm buying it!

The 70’s called and want their house back…and I’m buying it!

By Erin Primrose, May 25, 2018

After a year and a half of our ow home buyer journey, my family has finally landed our dream home – well, it will be 4 (or likely 5) months from now. When we first set out, and after years of living in and fixing up our 1920’s bungalow in Multnomah Villlage I said “I’m not even going to paint a wall in my next house”. After looking for what seemed like an eternity while our current walls closed in on us (that second kid really put us over the edge – seriously), it became clear that we were not willing to pay top of market for someone else’s updates.

After a bit of resentment of how long it was taking, I came home to our existing home one day and showed gratitude by cleaning, organizing, and reclaiming my space. The very next day I was on a buyer consult and I asked if there were any homes that had stood out that they wanted to go see. Lo and behold it was a house that when I saw it pop up on my alerts I thought, “wow, now that is a piece of work if I ever saw one” and tried to communicate this as tactfully as I have the ability to do.

We went and toured it, and as I was walking the buyers through this time capsule I began pointing out the untapped potential in every corner. I found myself thinking, “they are going to want to buy this house, and I am going to choose to support their dreams because that is my job”. Fast forward to that afternoon when I got the call that the home was too much to take on and not in their current school district. I called Kyle, my husband (who was extra grumpy that day and not in the mood to look at yet ANOTHER house) and asked him to meet me.  To my surprise and for once, he did not think I was crazy and we put together an offer that felt right to us. We ended up beating out a higher offer with competitive and creative terms, and could not be more excited.

We are now the proud owners of this PROJECT, and I cannot wait to get my hands on it!! Stay tuned for updates as the process goes on. NEXT UP: Asbestos Remediation and Demo

Here is my rendering of the exterior  (minus the antenna of course) and a few ideas:
New House Rendering

I would love to be part of your next move…

Erin Primrose is President of the Multnomah Village Business Association and a Principal Broker Licensed in Oregon with Living Room Realty
503-317-8111  |  |
7650 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219

Erin Primrose

Earth Advantage Principal Broker

I am thrilled to serve as a connector of buyers, sellers and everything this amazing city has to offer. Being an Oregon native, my passion is continuously fueled by the character and history of each neighborhood, local hangouts, and the abundance of nature found in and around Portland. I am proud to have found a perfect balance between success and advocacy, with the goal of those I work with feeling as if they are my only client.  People tell me I have a playful, yet warm demeanor, but don't be fooled as I possess a dynamic set of tools that has proven invaluable in getting my clients what they want. From exploration to closing, your journey will be met with guidance, responsiveness, professional expertise, and clear communication.  I do not believe in complacency. I do believe in remaining a hard-working and dedicated student of my trade, each day uncovering new opportunities to better serve clients and their community.  I come ready to ride the wave alongside you during your very own buying or selling experience, and work tirelessly to protect your interests every step of the way.  Let's get there together! When not practicing real estate, my time is filled with simple adventures with my family and friends such as walks through our neighborhood, cooking, hiking, camping, backyard BBQ’s, long-boarding, exploring Portland's food scene, Timbers matches and making improvements to our 1920′s Bungalow.
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