Sherwood, OR Real Estate News

By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
Sherwood Real Estate SALES Update - L I S T E D  &  S O L D by Gardner Team Real Estate Our clients of this one level home on Pine Street in Sherwood are thrilled that we SOLD their home immediately after going on the market!  1440 Sqft | 4 Bedrooms | Huge 1/4 Acre Lot | New Updates | 2 Car Garage Marketed, Represented and SOLD by The Gardner Team Your Sherwood Real Estate Team Remember, when you want results, you need The Gardner Team.  We guarantee our service like we guarantee results.  Contact our team with confidence for all your real estate needs - 971.832.1234   Are you looking for a one level home or large lot like this home?  Here's more Sherwood homes and land for sale - take a peek!   Do you have a home similar to this one you'd like to sell?  Get your Sherwood house value NOW!
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
It's been nearly a week since the 1st Annual Edy Ridge Elementary School Fun Run!  All the kids are so excited to participate in this huge school-wide event each year.  The school spirit runs thick and the kids wear their Fun Run T-Shirts with great pride as they head out in groups to run the track and earn pledges and contributions that go "directly" to their school. As a parent with three boys in three Sherwood Schools, I get hit up with my fair share of opportunities to support schools & donate in some way or another.  I'm sure you can relate.  However as a parent & sponsor, I'd have to say that the Fun Run is one of my favorites.  Something I whole heartedly appreciate on so many levels because I've personally seen how the Fun Run  brings the kids together for a great cause and kno...
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
L I S T E D  &  S O L D by Gardner Team Real Estate JUST SOLD on Lebeau Road in Sherwood Oregon is this five acre luxury vineyard estate offering a blend of stunning architectural design, quality construction, detailed craftsmanship and extensive use of fine materials throughout.  Breathtaking panoramic views, beautiful landscaping, open pasture, holly farm and a one acre Pinot Noir vineyard which completes this setting reminiscent of a Mediterranean dream... $950,000... Read full article at discoversherwood.com
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
You've heard the sayings "for every action, there's a reaction" or "What goes up, will come down - and what comes down, will go up again"  These sayings are never truer than in real estate.  That's why we have buyers and sellers markets.  Each time that respective season comes around, the time it stays and climate of that cycle will always be different - as will the reasons behind it.  Take a look at today's real estate market in Sherwood for example - we're in a buyers market and will be for a while, but at this point in time the pendulum is swinging our way. Why?  We're experiencing a cycle within the cycle.  What is it? Success of the first time home buyer tax credit, then the rush before it expires, lower interest rates, move up market opportunities, savvy Realtors and so on.  How ...
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
Home buyers and sellers are looking for even more these days in a Realtor and rightly so.  As the real estate market continues to go through rapid change, it's become more important that ever before to insure you're working with the right agent.  We've provided an educational post on how to pick a good Realtor in today's market.   After all, no one wants to get stuck with a rotten apple... Great article - read more at DiscoverSherwood.com  
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
Potential home buyers who ARE NOT eligible for the $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit because they currently own a home actually have what could be an even bigger advantage - the opportunity to buy a new home that is bigger and better than they could have just a year or two before. Now may be an ideal time for any family looking to upgrade from their starter home to one more suited to their current or future needs. Buyers are able to get more home for their money by taking advantage of current prices and interest rates, along with the bargaining power that comes from the large number of homes on the market. Here's a helpful guide providing the top 5 reasons home owners should consider upgrading to their dream home... Growing Family
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
We're pleased to share that we went SALE PENDING on half-a-dozen homes in 72 Hours!  That's a lot of happy faces and moving boxes! Boy, it's been very busy in the local real estate market for The Gardner Team.  If you're searching for homes under "My Listings" in our John L. Scott webpage, looking at our "Featured Listings" on our personal website www.TheGardnerTeam.net or are maybe paying attention to all local listings on Sherwood's local MLS and real estate search engine,  www.SherwoodHomesandLand.com than you may have noticed the number of new homes "Gardner Team Real Estate" has been putting on the market and the number of listings that seem to disappear in thin-air the next time you blink...  That's because we've had a record number of homes just go SALE PENDING in a short 72 hou...
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
John L. Scott just released TODAY the September 09 Housing Trends Report:  "THE MOVE-UP EFFECT " It talks about how sales in affordable price ranges signal overall housing recovery.  That declaring that the housing market has finally hit bottom is risky business;  however it is hard to ignore the indicators that point toward a recovering market in the Greater Portland Metro area, including signs The Gardner Team is personally seeing right here in the Sherwood real estate market - which are all things we've been talking to our clients and readers about for weeks now prior to recent press and such publishings. The latest Case-Shiller Index shows that real estate values increased in the second quarter of 2009, the first time we've seen a quarter-over-quarter increase in three years. The N...
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
URGENT NEWS FOR HOME SELLERS! Thinking about selling your home?  Now is a GREAT time for you to ride the wave of first time home buyers before the credit expires on November 30th! If you're a home-seller, this market provides an amazing opportunity for you to find a great deal on a move up home.  Not only that, this is also a great time to sell your current home and ride the wave of first time home buyers before the tax credit expires on November 30th of 2009.  Many first time home buyers have limited inventory to choose from when it comes to purchasing a buy it now, move in ready product - meaning that the home is not distressed, a short sale or bank owned property.  Homes put on the market by Gardner Team Real Estate sell for top dollar and in a shorter amount of time.  As an example,...
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
Read full post at www.discoversherwood.com With time running out on the hefty federal income-tax, perspective first time home buyers do not want to end up a day late and $8,000 dollars short.  Here's some helpful advice to insure you're successful in the purchase of your home in Sherwood Oregon or the surrounding areas... With respect that in "today's changing market" it can take upwards of 30-45 days to close on a home, this means that perspective buyers who still want to take advantage of the credit are coming down to the wire to meet the deadline as it relates to finding a home, getting an accepted offer, closing on the home and getting your new keys in hand and essentially moving "BY" November 30th, 2009. With only weeks remaining, interest in the first time home buyer credit progr...
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
Featured on www.DiscoverSherwood.com Through August 2009, 315,000 first-time homebyers took advantge of the Recovery Act tax credit of up to $8,000.  Of them so far, 3,565 Orgonians have taken advantage of the first time home buyer tax credit!   According to a U.S. Treasury Department report,  these facts only include buyers who claimed the credit on amended 2008 tax returns.  However, the number of buyers in Oregon is expected to significantly increase because many are expected to file the credit on their 2009 tax return in early 2010. Across the map, California led all the states with 42,304 credits claimed.  Followed by Texas with 29,536 and Florida at 29,132. Click here for the CNN Money map which shows how states compare with each other as it relates to the first-time buyers claim...
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
In Sherwood Oregon alone, 95 of this years 182 Sherwood homes sales fall within the first time home buyer tax credit range of $200K - $300K.  This makes a up nearly half of ALL homes sold in Sherwood so far this year.  (Data provided to RMLS - Residential Homes, Sold Date Range 1/1/09 to 9/1/09) Learn more about the first time home buyer tax credit here. Keep up on Sherwood first time home buyer info at www.DiscoverSherwood.com
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
The first-time home buyer tax credit expires November 30, 2009. If you are thinking of buying a home in Sherwood or the surrounding areas, now is the time! In order to qualify for the tax credit, you must close on your new Sherwood area home by the end of November. While a typical transaction can take 30 to 45 days to get from an accepted offer to closing, it is anticipated that there will be a large increase in transactions as the expiration date draws near.  Act now to allow yourself enough time to have the transaction processed and through closing so you can take advantage of the $8000 tax credit. Read more on Sherwood's Blog... Discover Sherwood Oregon
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
Great 1st time home buyer property - Not a short sale! Our motivated sellers of this beautiful home on Madrona Lane in Sherwood, Oregon have JUST reduced the price of their home to $299,900.  That makes this 2,454 Square Foot home only $122 per square Foot and truly the BEST value in town! The best deal in town just got better!  The sellers are offering another incentive to buy this beautiful home NOW -  Get a $10K credit at closing on any accepted offer for upgrades and/or closing costs!  All the way around, this is a deal of a lifetime - Hurry! Property Website www.BeautifulSherwoodLiving.com   Additionally, we just had new exterior photographs taken of this home on Madrona Lane in Sherwood.  We wanted to capture the "tree top view" you're sure to enjoy from the windows along the back...
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By Larry H Morris, Larry Morris, NMLS 150073
(Directors Mortgage)
Sherwood Oregon Real Estate Update September 2009 Sherwood has been and continues to be a desirable place to live.  In 2007 Money Magazine voted Sherwood as the18th Best Place to Live. " Like much of the Northwest, Sherwood is home to an array of beautiful parks and natural beauty. But the quickly growing commercial sites of Sherwood offer true insight into the town's character: a juxtaposition of old and new, with reverence toward both the city's historic past and its bright, expanding future. The community events calendar is always full and the town's location makes for a fairly easy commute to nearby Portland. A.B." In August of 2009 Family Circle declared Sherwood as one of the Top 10 Best Cities for Families. The Sherwood Gazette wrote "The magazine stated that each of the towns ho...
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
Real full article featured on www.DiscoverSherwood.com "We'd like to come by and see your home" This is music to a home-sellers ears. Each time you have a showing on your Sherwood home or surrounding area real estate property, you'll need to take a few simple steps to stage your home to show and sell.  Here's your chance to make the best possible first impression. To help, print off this quick check-list that's sure to help you stay organized, make the most of your efforts and achieve the results you're after... Click here for full article with tips you can download and print.  
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
Read the full article from www.DiscoverSherwood.com When it comes to representing something as significant as your home, land, luxury estate or development property, it really does take an experienced professional with time-tested methods to ultimately provide a proven marketing program and deploy an effective advertising campaign that will result in "true" maximum exposure and of course the best possible outcome for you and your investment. For most, a home is likely the single largest investment of your lifetime.  No one wants to dive-in only to hit bottom and most can't afford a painful belly flop that can adversely impact your future because of the important guidance you didn't get today.  You may very well be leaving your success to chance working with others who have not yet or a...
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
Read full article from www.DiscoverSherwood.com Read this story in the Wall Street Journal about "Rookie Home Buyer Mistakes."  Is very important to discuss with your agent your goals, wants and needs.  As your top Sherwoodand surrounding area real estate team, we'll spend a considerable amount of time ensuring you understand every-step down to finding  just the right home or investment for your needs.  As your advocate, we bring with us the gift of valuable experience that we'll pass down to your respective transaction.  As your Realtors, we'll communicate and work with you side-by-side to insure you don't embark on a journey you may later come to regret - Helping to protect you from a potentially bad experience such as this home buyer in this Wall Street Journal faced.  
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By Larry H Morris, Larry Morris, NMLS 150073
(Directors Mortgage)
Sherwood, Oregon First Time Home Buyer Seminar and the $8000 Tax Credit On December 1, 2009, the $8000 First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit is set to cease. In order to receive this credit, the home purchase must be finalized. This means that we have roughly 90 days in order to get pre-approved, find a home and get it through underwriting. While this sounds like a lot of time, it's not. If you are at all interested in purchaing an Sherwood Oregon home, and are a First Time Home Buyer, and want to take advantage of an $8000 cash refund from our government, then you need to make it to our Oregon First Time Buyer Seminar on the $8000 Tax Credit. Scheduled over 3 consecutive Tuesday evenings, and costing just $25 for an individual or $40 for a couple, you will learn what to look for in a proper...
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