COVID-19 Update from Inhabit’s Owner

March 31, 2020

The coronavirus is impacting everyone and every business in some way and the real estate industry is no exception.  In many ways we are lucky because our shift to doing things virtually isn’t as big a leap as some businesses are facing.  As a matter of fact, for many years we’ve been able to handle most of the home buying and selling transactions electronically.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, Inhabit is committed to keeping the health and safety of our clients and agents at the forefront of everything we do.  Even before Governor Brown initiated Oregon’s shelter-in-place order, Inhabit launched our Couch Concierge service that brings the entire home buying and selling process to our clients.  Everything from virtual open houses, live video showings with our agents, to virtual contracts and closings.

Our listing clients shouldn’t worry about canceled open houses.  We will create a digital marketing campaign that brings your house to potential buyers all without risking anyone’s health or safety.  Our agents will tailor a showing plan that you feel the most comfortable with.

For our buyers, we are hosting live video tours.  Our agents will walk you through the property showing you every nook and cranny with honest feedback on quality or construction issues they see.  

In-person tours are still an option in many cases when necessary, but with precautions we take very seriously.  We recommend live video tours for anyone that has cold or flu symptoms or concerned about a possible COVID-19 exposure.  This goes for clients, as well as, agents.  Our agents are following the recommended 6 ft of social distancing and strict hand-washing and disinfecting policies.  Our agents provide our COVID-19 Safe Showing policies to clients for review prior to visiting any property in-person so you can make the best decision for your health and safety.

We are a small business that puts the care of our clients and agents first.  I started this company six years ago because I knew there was a better, more innovative way to serve clients.  This is an industry that one-size definitely does not fit all.  Inhabit has always been forward-looking and our size allows us to be nimble in creating services that address changing needs and goals.  We are here to give you the best real estate advice possible, now and into the future.

Yours in health and prosperity!


Burgers, Brews and Buying a House

This is the first event in a series of informative discussions geared towards building community and gather knowledge about current topics in Portland…while we eat burgers in our lovely back patio.

You’re invited for burgers and brews. Wednesday August 27th at 5:30pm. A free informative discussion on navigating Portland’s housing market. A sharp and informative homebuyer discussion chocked full of real world knowledge, financial insight, and confidence building information. 

You’ll learn about Portland homebuyer programs, tax credits, how to shop strategically, as well as financial insights of homeownership.


Send RSVP to — 503.762.7958


  • Current Portland Purchase Market insights & insider information·
  • Portland’s most valuable down payment assistance grant explained – up to 5% cash grant of purchase price for down payment & closing costs – available state wide
  • How to confidently qualify for a home loan
  • How to potentially secure $5,000 in down payment assistance
  • Portland MCC first time homebuyer tax credit
  • Financing and down payment options compared
  • How to shop smartly and shrewdly
  • First Time Homebuyer loan programs & opportunities
  • The home buying process from start to finish

Vince Kingston is a local mortgage advisor in Portland, Oregon with Eagle Home Mortgage.  Vince is a Portland Housing Center certified lending partner and one of the few area loan officers able to offer the full suite of first time homebuyer financing and tax credit opportunities including the MCC first time homebuyer tax credit, Oregon Bond loan, MAP 80 100% financing, 203K rehab financing, and more.  Vince has worked as a first time homebuyer advocate by offering first time homebuyer opportunities many local lenders are unable to offer.  You won’t find a loan officer more dedicated to meeting the needs of first time homebuyers.

Vince Kingston, Eagle Home Mortgage