Remember that Charles Schwab commercial with the silver-haired guy poking fun at the idea of ​​being able to afford a dream retirement with a beach house or a personal vineyard? ” A vineyard ? he sniffles. “Leave me alone.”

A lot has changed in the 12 years since this ad first aired. And while not everyone is looking to produce the ultimate house wine, most home shoppers during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic are hungry for space.

With limited trips to the office and delayed vacations, people continue to target properties in Oregon with square footage, an efficient Zoom room for teleconferencing, additional living quarters for family members, and a large, relaxing backyard for replacing weekend getaways.

The right house sells quickly due to low inventory and high demand. The average time a Portland-area residential property stays on the market before receiving an accepted offer is 38 days, according to the latest report from regional listing service RMLS.

Some places move even faster. A contemporary home sharing four acres with Pinot Noir and Riesling vines in Portland’s Forest Park neighborhood has a pending offer in 10 days.

The property on Northwest Kaiser Road, near Northwest Skyline Boulevard and Germantown Road, was listed for $1,285,000 on November 19.

A contract was signed on November 29 and the transaction closed on February 2. The sale price: $1,130,000, which is $155,000 or 12% less than the asking price.

“The most interesting aspect of this property is its location and proximity to the Bethany area and yet [it has] a complete feel of a rural, agricultural setting,” said listing agent Clint Currin of RE/MAX Equity Group.

Currin said the property is also surrounded by multimillion-dollar homes, allowing the new owner to invest in upgrades while still staying in an area that will hold millions of dollars in value.

A contemporary 1978 home on four acres in Portland’s Forest Park neighborhood has been listed for sale by RE/MAX Equity Group’s Clint Currin.Real Estate Tours of Oregon (RETO)/RE/MAX Equity Group

The seller was the original owner of the 44-year-old split-level home.

Most of its 1970s architectural features popularized by the multi-level house from the sitcom “The Brady Bunch” are intact: an open living room with a stone fireplace wall and stairs leading to the large family room on the upper level. inferior. Here there is also a separate living room with an entrance providing privacy for extended family members.

The home boasts four bedrooms and three bathrooms among its 3,616 square feet of living space.

There is a terrace next to the raised main entrance and another large terrace at the back of the house.

The plot has approximately 1.5 hectares planted with vines. Long and short rows form a heart-shaped vineyard. There is also land for gardens, outbuildings and animal husbandry, according to marketing materials.

Multnomah County taxes in 2021 were about $8,400, according to public records.

— Janet Eastman | 503-294-4072

[email protected] | @janeteastman

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