The Levine & Martin Family
Kevin and Elizabeth were looking to move from Portland to Camas. They were looking for a house with a lot of character that was in close proximity to downtown Camas. Their goal was to live in part of the house and convert the other part into a separate living space for a rental unit or Airbnb. With a set budget in mind, they contacted Trung to help them with their search.
The Downtown Camas house hunt
The Charming Camas Cottage
We faced several challenges right away. Houses in and around downtown Camas were typically much older and need a lot of work. Many of them had a lot of character, but were also accompanied by many oddities. Others were priced too high compared to similar homes that were sold. Trung showed them all available homes on the market in that area and they finally found one that was a good fit. It was completely remodeled and within walking distance to the park. However, it was a popular house and received multiple offers. Even with an offer well over asking price, Kevin and Elizabeth’s offer wasn’t accepted.
Trung knew it wasn’t going to be easy to find the perfect house for them and be competitive at the same time. Their only chance was if they jump on a house right away when it was listed before competing offers came in. That house finally came! It was in the perfect location, within walking distance to downtown Camas. It needed some work, but was priced right for the size. Trung acted quickly and immediately put in an offer which was accepted right away.
Kevin and Elizabeth were ecstatic! It only got better when the appraisal value came back at much higher than what they are buying it for. After the purchase, they got right to work and converted their detached garage into a beautiful Airbnb unit!
Trung really went to work for us. We had him showing us houses multiple days a week
Trung listened and knew all the details we were looking for so when he told us there was a new house to look at, we knew it would be interesting. Finally, we found the house that had everything we wanted and our patience paid off. We couldn’t have done it without Trung. We are very grateful we found him and recommend him to anyone we can. Not only is he good at what he does,
A few months after closing we started to work on a vision of turning our 1930s detached garage into a cottage for our guests. After a year of permitting, designing, construction & hundreds of Home Depot trips we completed that project. We couldn’t be happier with how things worked out.