Working at Reed College my preference would be to stay in SE Portland, as close to my workplace as possible, though I’m aware that the loan range I’m in may mean some compromises. My Lender’s recommended Realtor, Richard Hogan, of LegacyRealtyCo.com found an acceptable prospect right away but it had been abused by the previous seller who had been foreclosed on. There was some damage and appliances and doors and even door knobs doors removed. No worries, I’m handy and have several skilled relatives. Good job Richard and Jean, honorable and professional.