The buzzing creative climate brought Chas to Portland in 2001, and the quality of life has kept him here these many years. Chas finds the most joy in his work helping creative people – artists, chefs, musicians, craftspeople, small business owners, etc – who may think they can’t afford to buy a home or even stay in Portland. Whether they need studio space in their new homes, or want a unique property that reflects their individuality, this is a challenge he loves. With his teaching background, it’s a priority for Chas that his clients are well informed so they can feel confident in their decisions and always know what they can expect as they move through the home buying process.
My husband and I have lived in Portland for fifteen years and we experienced a rent hike that left us with few options. We feared that we would have to relocate to another state but were encouraged to look into purchasing a home. As first time home buyers, we were fearful of the process but Chas kept us steady in the turbulent waters of the Portland housing market. He guided us through the maze of financing, bidding strategies, inspections and negotiations. Chas took into account our needs and made sure that when we found the right house, we got it!
When Chas isn’t busy preserving the artistic culture in Portland by finding all of those creative types homes, you’re sure to find him organizing his home library (books and vinyl!), digging in his garden, or volunteering with Friends of Trees.