“Finding Home” is a collection of interviews with our team, friends, and clients about adventures in buying their first home, remodeling lessons, and other discoveries of owning a home.
Today Heather, PGR realtor and Claire’s sister, shares why her home was “The One,” a discovery made 10 years after purchasing, and why a finding a great floor plan ranks high when searching for a home.
1. How did you know you wanted to buy your home?
As soon as we walked in our house, I knew we needed to make an offer. The open floor plan, great location near Mt. Tabor, room to grow and ability to renovate all sealed the deal.
2. Was there a trade-off you felt was necessary when purchasing your home?
No trade-off as it was purchased 17 years ago. However, there are always trade-offs today at any price range.
3. Was there an unfortunate surprise/issue you discovered *after* moving in?
The biggest surprise we discovered after living in the house almost 10 years were the two cesspools in the backyard that needed decommissioning.
4. How did you fix it?
We’ve done an extensive amount of work on our house and for every project we have hired contractors to do the work.
5. Would you have changed your mind about the purchase if you had known this would’ve happened?
No, there are very few repairs that would steer me away from any house. I think finding a neighborhood, floor plan, and layout is much harder than facing any needed repairs or work.
Thank you for sharing your story with our readers, Heather!
IN OTHER PGR NEWS:
We have a few homes on the market: a 3-bedroom, 1-bathroom ranch home in Southeast Portland’s Powellhurst neighborhood; 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom bungalow in Milwaukie, OR; and a 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom Tudor home in Gladstone, OR. Click the links for details. Interested in touring one? Give us a call!
Would you like to share your home search adventures, remodeling tales, or how you made your house a home with us on our blog? Send us a quick note and we’ll be in touch! We’d love to hear from you!