Blog Stories #WINNING


By Jamie Marion, August 24, 2018

There are wins and then there are WINS.

Buying a house is a pretty huge event for everyone, but sometimes I get to work with folks for whom a home purchase is truly life-altering. Sometimes these are the most arduous and difficult transactions, but the impact of being able to help someone achieve their dreams of home ownership is worth every moment.

I recently worked with my client to help her do just that. After months of searching and having lost out a home previously due to a financing mishap, we were able to finagle the perfect home for her. As a single mom with two young kids, with a budget of under $270k with FHA financing, we had a very narrow margin of homes on the market to look at. At times it seemed impossible. But determination(and not a little luck) won out.

Not only were we able to find her a home in her budget, but her kids were able to stay in their same school district and neighborhood. They can walk to school and play with their friends, all within blocks of their new home. Moving out of their tiny two bedroom apartment into their new 3 bedroom home means the kids can have more room to grow, and mom can have a little more room to breathe.

I have to give major thanks and props to the sellers and their agent. They were with us 100% of the way to make this sale work for everyone. It wasn’t always easy, but it was worth every second to get to hand over the keys and be part of this life-changing journey.


Jamie Marion


Jamie Marion was bitten by the real estate bug while remodeling her own circa 1928 house. She has been enthralled with the classic homes in Portland's close-in neighborhoods ever since. It is clear that Jamie loves her work. She has a passion for this city and for first time home buyers. She loves introducing them to the world of real estate and walking them through the process from beginning to end. From the home search to the transaction process, Jamie will help make your experience fun, informative and successful! Jamie calls on her past experience as an administrator, a bookkeeper and a legal secretary to provide exceptional service to a diverse group of clients. She specializes in close-in Southeast, Northeast and North Portland neighborhoods, and she has been a resident of both inner Northeast and Southeast and knows them well. When she is not working, she enjoys cooking, reading, traveling, running, being outdoors, sports and spending time with family and friends. Certified Relocation Specialist
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