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Unexpected Path to Home Ownership

By Jessica LeDoux, May 8, 2018

Unexpected Path to Home Ownership

Julie is a long time client, with excellent credit, and experience in home ownership.  Pre-approved with an amazing lender… BUT, Julie only had 5% down, which was a gift.  These TWO factors were proving to be the reason her offers were not accepted.  Based on this we changed our focus and she started to consider homes in lesser condition, hoping to avoid the competition on “dialed in” properties.  This strategy worked and Julie’s offer was accepted BUT after a long negotiation period and an unreasonable seller the purchase was terminated.  Julie was devastated… What we did not know was the loss of that home led her to SW Bond.  Her lender was able to “sell” Julie even more due to how close we were to closing on the other home… Julie was fully underwritten!  In a multiple offer situation, Julie won… We never know why things happen the way they do, but in this instance it is now clear!  Having a great team fighting for you truly matters.

Karim + Jessica

Jessica LeDoux


JESSICA LEDOUX Licensed Broker Market Eagle Eye Jessica is a Northeast Portland Native. She has been a Realtor since 2006, helping fulfill clients’ homeownership dreams with eyes wide open. In 2012, Jessica found herself searching for better balance between her career and family. That’s when she joined the team. Like Cain from Kung Fu, Jessica wandered… looking for others like her. Then she found Karim, who she considers to be the Chuck Norris of Real Estate. Jessica’s commitment to helping clients is matched only by her commitment to her family. She provides an honest, straight-forward approach to real estate. With years of experience in Portland’s highly competitive market, Jessica has built a reputation of candid, direct advocacy.
KARIM ALAEDDINE Licensed Principal Broker Real Estate Life Coach I grew up in Portland, working in my family’s restaurant (About Karim — Portland’s first Lebanese restaurant). Since 2006, I’ve sold old Portland manors and brilliant Belmont condos, modern memory makers and third generation family heirlooms, and have represented nervous and excited first time buyers, community builders, multi unit investors and others; always seeking to fulfill on my commitment to be of maximum service in the realm of real estate. This real estate business is built on a background in home remodeling, historic home restoration, small business ownership and rental property investment. I am very grateful to do the work that I do.
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