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For sale: urban permaculture oasis in Portland OR

 
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Hey Permies!

We're selling our house located on 1/3 acre of permaculture gardens.  We met with a realtor yesterday, but he just didn't "get" the clientele we are hoping to attract. (For example, he looked at the 1500 gallon rain tank and said "you'll want to get rid of that").  We would love to see this place go to folks who have an interest in continuing to garden.  We've had a lot of success growing a huge portion of our own food, and put a lot of infrastructure in place for that.  I know there are many folks like us out there looking for places to do this.  Since it's already all set up, it would be perfect for someone just starting on their gardening journey.  It would also be perfect for a homeschooling family (there are other homeschooling/gardening families nearby).

Here are the details on the house:
-5 bedroons
-3 bathrooms
-2 full kitchens (one on the main floor, and the second one in the daylight basement which is perfect for a mother-in-law suite or rental opportunity)
-Located at the end of a cul-de-sac in a quiet neighborhood

Details on the land:
-0.37 acres (16,000 sq ft)
-Next to a large "protected zone" which will never be developed, so the yard feels much bigger than 1/3 acre
-Thirteen fruit trees: dwarf apples, standard pear, italian plums, mulberry, figs
-Eight mature blueberry bushes with bird-protection infrastructure already in place
-1000 sq feet of deer-fenced raised beds for veggies
-1500 gallon rain collection tank (from roof) gravity fed into the vegetable bed irrigation system
-Pen for poultry (we have ducks integrated into our pest-control and fertility systems, but you could do chickens instead if preferred)
-Many established medicinal and culinary herbs: rosemary, thyme, sage, elderberries, comfrey, skullcap, st. johnswort, mullein, horehound, lemonbalm, lemon verbena, chives, roses, oregano, chasteberry, savory, sweet violets, mint, lavender, barberry, echinacea, perennial onions, etc...
-Three tea camelias  
-Honeyberies
-Raspberries
-Currants (red, white, and jostaberry)
-Strawberry bed
-Almond tree

We're asking $550K. Feel free to contact ,me with any questions. I've included a few photos here.

 
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sorry the pictures wouldn't load so here they are...
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Back of Portland house
Back of Portland house
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Portland house with azaleas
Portland house with azaleas
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Portland house with blueberries
Portland house with blueberries
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Portland house's garden beds
Portland house's garden beds
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Pear tree
Pear tree
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Wintertime view
Wintertime view
 
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Right, don't expect a realtor to get it, but do give them keywords and house features for the listing.  Even in Winter the time is good to sell now, so get it on the market as soon as you can!
Your garden looks beautifully done and will be seen as a real positive for the right buyer.  I think there are more buyers interested in a mini-homestead too with people being locked down and feeling helpless for so long..
 
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That is a big lot in Portland! We have lived in the Corbett and Westmoreland neighborhoods and are wary of the size Portland has reached, but established gardens with preserved land nearby is attractive as is the ground floor apartment. How close are the nearest farms? What neighborhood do you live in? How many square feet is the house? Do you have a garage or carport? Any solar hot water or PV?
 
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We're in the Pleasant Valley neighborhood. The nearest farm is about a 15 minute walk from here (Zenger Farm). There is a detached garage (1 car plus storage), and there's a second outbuilding that we currently use as a storage shed for garden tools, but used to be the original garage when the house was built.  The house is 1400 square feet on each floor, meaning the main living space is 1400 and the daylight basement is an additional 1400.  We use PV for the duck house and the irrigation timer, but the house is not currently set up with PV.  There are definitely opportunities to incorporate more self-sufficiency elements as time and money permit!  
 
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Lovely! if i had a partner, id jump at it! My single lady budget is sadly around 350k ;(
 
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Greetings S Stone,

I am a realtor that gets it.  I am a permaculture orchardist, gardener and herbalist and I have been a broker in Oregon since 2003.

I have marketed homes and homesteads like you have and helped folks acquire them.  I would market your home by highlighting the permaculture and homestead
elements to the PDX permie community and to the broader world.  Those elements add tremendous value for the right buyer.

If you are interested in discussing how we can work together, please reach out.
It would be an honor,

Erik Blender
MORE Realty
SE Portland
Blender.realestate@gmail.com
 
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There are Realtors who understand all that your beautiful property offers. We're out here. Good luck with the sale!

Mark Wheeler
Roots Realty
503-819-5336
Principal Broker Licensed in Oregon
 
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Hi, I posted your page to the Portland Permaculture Group email list and this realtor was recommended: Catia Juliana in Eugene: https://catiajuliana.exprealty.com/agents/Catia+Juliana
 
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We have a real estate group dedicated to sustainable and regenerative properties that works throughout the country called Latitude (chooselatitude.com).

Our work encompasses both urban and rural. Our regenerative work has the cornerstones of health and wellness, sustainability, ecology, and community.

We currently have an organic urban farm for sale in N. Portland.

Hope your sale goes well! There are buyers out there that are looking for properties exactly like yours with the intent to be good stewards.
 
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Thank you all for reaching out with those suggestions and resources!  We have found a buyer.  I appreciate everyone who read this post and helped contribute to our success!
 
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