Carmen Kontur Cherry City Properties was founded in 2009 by Lauren Morgan. Lauren built the company from the ground up after moving to The Gorge from Traverse City, Michigan. Cherry City Properties began managing only long-term rentals but soon added month-to-month and corporate rentals to the inventory. There was a niche in offering month-to-month rentals because an owner would still be able to have their property listed for sale while also collecting rent. There was a need for month-to-month and fully furnished, turnkey rentals because of so many companies offering contract work in the area.

Carmen Kontur moved to The Dalles in 2012, when her daughter was accepted into the nursing program at Columbia Gorge Community College and joined Lauren at Cherry City Properties in 2015. Carmen had a natural passion for real estate management and ability to work with people. She became a licensed property manager in 2016 and purchased the company in 2018.

Property management has been a part of Carmen’s life in many ways. She rented her first home at the age of 18, she has renovated several homes through the years, and even designed and built her own home. This intimate knowledge of what is behind walls of a home helps her deliver better service when handling a maintenance issue.

Cherry City Properties continues to be one of the leading rental management companies in the Columbia River Gorge area for the past 10 years. We work with both owners and tenants to seek an arrangement that delivers satisfaction and value to both.

Cherry City Properties has always prided ourselves on offering flexible rental options for tenants while also minimizing vacancy time for owners. This kind of balance takes good communication and a strong sense of urgency. Whether you are a homeowner, an investor, a contract employee, or employer in need of company housing or a long-term tenant, we will work hard to make the renting process go as smoothly as possible. and paid advertisers are not responsible for typographical errors. Availability of homes, prices, special offers and specifications are subject to change without notice. Square footage listed for the floor plans are approximations and are subject to change depending on where each floor plan is located.

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