Sherwood, OR Real Estate News

By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
Sherwood Luxury Home on Acreage $1,325,000 24348 SW Baker Road Sherwood, Oregon 97140 - The moment you arrive is an instant getaway... A private drive leads to a circle driveway surrounded by immaculate grounds and detailed landscape design where a sprawling 5,180 square foot Santa Fe inspired daylight ranch sits. Embraced by wide open space along 15 premiere acres, this breathtaking backdrop offers an ideal growing climate with an East to Southeast facing 13 acre pasture with gradual slope. Boasting a masterfully planned design, this Sherwood luxury home on acreage exudes quality craftsmanship, flow and ease of living all on one level... Luxurious features, and amenities are achieved through the attractive architecture, tile roof, archways, custom walls of windows, use of Brazilian ch...
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
OPEN HOUSE | Sunday, October 24th from 1:00 to 4:00 See More: www.HomeinWoodhaven.com Presenting this 1721 square foot home for sale with 4 bedrooms and three full bathrooms. Adorable home in sought after Woodhaven neighborhood close to park and school. LARGE fully fenced backyard, spacious patio, porch and nicely landscaped with garden area. Hardwood entry, formal living and dining areas, high ceilings, decorator paint colors, gas fireplace with niche, bedroom & full bathroom on the main, open kitchen with eat area and more. Original owner!Come by and see us or to schedule a showing, contact Jason Gardner at 971.832.1234 Take a video tour... Sherwood Relocation and Lifestyle Video
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
Lower interest rates = LOWER payments or MORE home! With 30 year mortgage rates at the lowest point since 1971, this means big news for home buyers.  In fact, for those who were looking for a home when interest rates were at 5.5%, they can now buy 10% more home should they qualify and lock in at 4.5% and potentially maintain the same monthly payment - contingent upon taxes and insurance.  Now is a great opportunity on so many levels - there's truly no better time to buy or sell. Contact your local home selling professionals, The Gardner Team and we'll put you in touch with our preferred Mortgage Partner.  Together we'll help you get a loan, find a home and start living! The Gardner Team - on YOUR team! 971.832.1234    
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By John Bacon
(Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere)
Dear Representative Wingard, As you know the housing market and hundreds of thousands of Oregonians are in financial trouble and losing their homes.  The reason for this email is that I have been working with lenders over the last several years that continue to be denied home loan modifications at an unacceptable (at least 75% are being denied) rate here in Portland.  Many of the homeowners have lost their job, had a serious illnesses or some other financial hardship.  These homeowners are not only being kicked while they are down but then again when they later try to re-establish themselves because of aggressive collection tactics by lenders who either foreclosed on the home or accepted a short sale with the "option of recourse" in the short sale approval letter sent to them.  It's bee...
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By John Bacon
(Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere)
It seems many appraisers are taking on more than they should and they output of their work seems to be a poor quality work and an F on the job performance.  I recently had a property where the appraiser got the square footage of the home wrong substantially, missed adding a bedroom, a bathroom and would not take my call to address the errors as it was "inappropriate" and guess what happened?  The home came in substantially below the offer price.  Additionally, they used a recent REO (bank owned property which we all know pushes neighborhod values down) which should not have been included as it was a quick bank sale that is by no means the normal sale in Sherwood Market.  Hence, not only did the sales price of the home drop from it's true value market value but the entire neighborhood's ...
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
Just Listed by Gardner Team Real Estate | John L. Scott Sherwood Market Center www.SherwoodCountryEstate.com A private drive leads to this beautiful 3300 square foot Sherwood country estate on 4.41 acres designed with light & space in mind.  Flowing floorplan abundant in windows, vaults & timeless materials.  Elegant master suite, closet built-ins, huge bonus room, spacious outdoor living, lawns, garden space & amazing views.  RV parking, 36′ x 48′ heated shop, dog run & 24 x 36 pole barn.  Outstanding property!  Contact Jason and Amber Gardner for more details or to schedule a personal showing of this luxury home in Sherwood, Oregon. 971.832.1234 | jasongardner@johnlscott.com | www.TheGardnerTeam.net    
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
Rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages were near record lows this week as instability in financial markets overseas had investors seeking safety in bonds and mortgage-backed securities, Freddie Mac said in releasing the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey. Rates were headed back up today, however, as renewed confidence in markets had investors moving funds back into riskier investments. Freddie Mac's survey showed rates on conventional, conforming 30-year fixed-rate loans averaging 4.78 percent with an average of 0.7 point for the week ending May 27, down from 4.84 percent a week ago. That's the lowest rate since the 4.71 percent average during the week of Dec. 3. The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.21 percent with an average of 0.7 percent, down from 4.24 percent a wee...
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
Thanks to all the bike lovers and dedicated runners, Portland Oregon has made the list of healthiest cities according to American College of Sports Medicine.  A poll released this week from the American Fitness Index ranks Portland as the fifth fittest city in the country.  The ranking is based on 30 factors, including disease rates, lifestyle, and the number of people who eat their daily serving of fruits and vegetables.   The report found Portland's obesity rate is about 23 percent and its exercise rate is at 82 percent. Washington, D.C. has been ranked No. 1 for the third year in a row.   Portland on the other hand ranked seventh in 2009 and increased its overall score in 2010. American Fitness Index's Fittest Cities: 1. Washington, D.C. 2. Boston 3. Minneapolis 4. Seattle 5. Portla...
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
It's been very inspiring to watch the Sherwood community come together and spring into action to supply the basic "Necessities in Need" which will now allow care kits to be provided to deserving local Sherwood families who are receiving food bank assistance through Sherwood Helping Hands.  With no other assistance currently available to get these basic essentials, it's with a team effort like the Sherwood Community "Necessities in Need" Supply Drive that these important supply kits can be made available.  With your help we can make sure enough "Necessities in Need" are available for each family right in our own community!  Please review, print, share and repost the flyer below and bring any contributions to John L. Scott Real Estate in Sherwood (next to Safeway) to Attention: Amber Gar...
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
Local produce farm in Sherwood gears up for a successful 2010 season... Sherwood Oregon's "Schilchting Century Farm" (AKA Grammas' Nursery) is a great example of what Sherwood represents.  The small town country charm so harmoniously blended with new, a local business catering to its loyal cliental, rich in history and deep family roots from generations past. Head on down Roy Rogers Road and on the corner of Scholls - Sherwood Road you'll see acres and acres of farm fresh produce, corn fields, sun flowers, a pumpkin patch and of course the colorful country store.  It's filled with seasonal delectable's, fresh jams, flowers for your garden, the biggest and most beautiful hanging baskets I've ever seen, bird seed, garden decor and more.  I can't forget to mention the "Signature" 12 foot r...
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
 Just Listed by Gardner Team Real Estate | 23552 SW Mcloughlin Court - Sherwood, Oregon 97140 www.TheGardnerTeam.net/SherwoodViewHome Superbly located in the private Sherwood View Estates community, this stunning JC Reeves custom offers nearly one-half acre of lush landscaping with sprawling lawns, patios & dramatic views of Mt. Hood & St. Helens to be enjoyed year-around. Abundant in amenities, this estate features rich hardwoods, custom woodwork, built-ins, granite, tile, Décor appliances & so much more... You simply must preview this home! Proudly represented by Gardner Team Real Estate  Contact Jason and Amber Gardnerfor a showing @ 971.832.1234 See more at www.SherwoodViewHome.com    
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
Green Day Scrapbook Created by The Gardner Team   Among the list of accolades the Portland Metro area has received, being the nations "greenest city" is one that greatly defines the caring nature of the people you'll find here.   With Sherwood being one of the most desirable suburbs, it's only natural that we contribute to the education and celebration of a better way of living.  As residents and Realtors of Sherwood, Gardner Team Real Estate values that the "Business of Old Town Sherwood (BOOTS)" has created an event where the residents of Sherwood can enjoy a fun day while at the same time adding to the quality of life people have come expect here.  This is after all the heart of our future and having this event at the heart of Sherwood in Old Town is a perfect touch.  This Saturday,...
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
We received word from Montclair Publishing that The Gardner Team was nominated as a candidate for the distinguished Montclair Publication recognizing "Who's Who" in Real Estate throughout North America. We'd like to sincerely thank whoever submitted us for this award. We're humbled to be considered for such a great honor, to be nominated by our peers and for the time spent by Montclair carefully qualifying our company. Today we received a special delivery notifying us that we've been officially selected and will be an Honored Lifetime Member. We received a beautiful framed certificate, notice of honorary inclusion in the 2010-2011 national print publication, and a press kit highlighting our leadership, credentials and accomplishments. To be considered among the distinguished caliber of...
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
Photo Courtesy the John L. Scott album:  "2009 Award Winners" by John L. Scott Real Estate - CEO, J. Lennox Scott with Top 1% award recipient Jason Gardner from Sherwood, Oregon. This week, Jason had the honor of attending the TOP 1% Producer Award Ceronomy where he was a recognized as TOP 1% of Realtors Nationally for John L. Scott Real Estate.  What an amazing experience to be in a room filled with the companies best-of-the-best.  We're honored to have met these outstanding agents in person and add a few to our remarkable network of professionals around the area.    Mr. Lennox Scott was there to present the awards and spoke in length on some very important topics.  Having a few opportunities to experience his vision, passion and commitment first-hand paints a clear picture why John L...
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
We've all been there, wishing we could be a fly on the wall or wondering what people are thinking.  While we're not phychic and nor do we have a crystal ball, we can tell you that we do our homework and have an understanding of what home-buyers are thinking when it comes to their motivation in purchasing a home.  Thanks to detailed studies recently conducted by the National Association of Realtors, we're going to answer that question for you... The 2009 report outlines the primary reasons first-time home-buyers (FTHB) and repeat buyers (RB) purchase a home - Here's the TOP 5 Reasons First-Time Buyers and Repeat Buyers Buy Homes Desire to own a home:  FTHB - 62%  |  RB - 11% Job-related relocation or move:  FTHB -  2%  |  RB - 16% Desire for larger home:  FTHB - 2%   |  RB - 16% Change ...
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
Search all Sherwood and PDX area homes and land at www.SherwoodHomes.com Annually the National Association of REALTORS® surveys home buyers and sellers in an effort to gather detailed information about the home buying and selling process.  One section of the 2009 report provided some interesting data on first-time home-buyers.  In 2009, first-time home-buyers hit an all time record high with more buyers being first time buyers than in previous years.   Shocking?  Not really, especially due to the surge brought on by the very successful $8,000 First-Time Home-Buyer tax credit first set to expire in November, 2009 - now extended through April 30th, 2010 with a generous expansion to include a $6,500 credit to Repeat/Move-up Buyers - both with a deadline fast approaching.  In any case it's...
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
According to the Chinese calendar, 2010 is the Year of the Tiger. But in real estate, 2010 may come to be known as the "Year of the First-Time Home Buyer." Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Economy.com, says there will be 1.84 million homes sold to first-time home buyers in 2010, compared with 1.73 million in 2009. These buyers will invariably make some mistakes that they will come to regret a few years down the road, some experts say, including failing to use a real estate professional to help them manage the transaction.  Real estate professionals have the time and the knowledge to sift through thousands of listings, creating market analyses to judge pricing and other key features, points out Ray Boss Jr., a practitioner with RE/MAX Realty Group in Maryland. "I would want someon...
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
Pictured here: One level in Sherwood Village SALE PENDING by The Gardner Team If you're someone who appreciates the ease of living that one level homes provide, then you'll want to take a look at our special streaming showcase of one story homes for sale throughout beautiful Sherwood Oregon. You'll find everything from rambling ranch homes on land, rare one levels in Woodhaven, homes in sought after Sherwood Village, Old Town Sherwood area, Oregon Trail and more. Simply select a home and gain full access to all MLS details, pricing, photos, virtual tours, area map and more. When you see one you like, schedule a showing by contacting Jason H. Gardner - your Sherwood area Realtor today at 971.832.1234.   And with the $8,000 first time home buyer tax credit and $6,500 repeat buyer credit ...
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
Americas Best Places for Boomers to Retire?  Portland Oregon Made the List! As the "Boomers" begin to retire, millions are going to be looking for the best places to relocate and settle down to retire.  According to Tom Brokaw who reported on Baby Boomer retirement, "Boomers are willing to move farther than previous generations when they retire, and they are choosing places unlike stereotypical retirement hotspots".  The Show airs on CNBC, Thursday, March 4 at 9 p.m. ET. Out of the gate, I can see why Sherwood Oregon, Yamhill County or anywhere in the greater Portland Oregon area would be a good place for Boomers to call home, I've been trying to get a few in my own family to settle here in Sherwood or the surrounding areas - and while I think I was doing a pretty good job convincing t...
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
With all the incentives today, now is a good time to take the leap into homeownership. As stated in Forbes Magazine, "one-third of Americans still rent their homes" and may potentially be eligable for the first-time home-buyer tax credit opportunity. Simply knowing the best places to transition from renting to buying in order to make the most sound real estate investments makes pretty good since.  That's why Forbes just published their study on the "TOP Ten Cities To Go From Renting To Buying" and we're proud to announce that Portland Oregon (and the greater area) made it 8th on the list for best cities to go from renting to buying a home. With outstanding home values, a greater selection to choose from, the tax credit incentives and interest rates at their lowest since the 1940's, mar...
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