Sherwood, OR Real Estate News

By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
  Interesting data provided by (NAR) the National Association of Realtors show Agents and Internet are the leading cause home buyers found the homes they purchased.  Such facts have also been confirmed by John L. Scott Real Estate and even our own personal experience as Realtors who spend "a ton" on marketing dollars each year to drive traffic to our listings!   We not only help our clients make sound real estate decisions, we as your local Sherwood and surrounding area Realtors make sound marketing investments of our own to better serve our clients needs... Click button to read more...   Featured on www.DiscoverSherwood.com  
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
With over 87% of home buyers starting their home search online, The Gardner Team’s property exposure is right on the front lines.  When it comes to creating high demand, traffic and results for your home, NO one does more to sell your Sherwood or surrounding area home, land or luxury estate than The Gardner Team. As one of the first in the area to offer a single property website solution for each of our listings, we’re now taking it a step further being the FIRST to deliver a single property website, with search specific domain name and now, Property Blogs!   With today’s statistics, it’s very important that your Realtor has an internet marketing campaign in place… But, even MORE important, they “understand” how to harness the power of the internet...   Click here to read the full feat...
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
What's important to you when choosing a Realtor?    This is a very important question and one we've had to face ourselves more than once prior to coming into the real estate business.  Our first real estate transaction was a home we purchased in Eugene Oregon, a couple hours away from the Sherwood Oregon area where we live and serve now.  When we purchased our home we were young, first time home buyers.  We were just getting married, each worked full time jobs and we could only afford the bare minimum.  Back then we were lucky to get low money down financing, we didn't have the first time home buyer tax credit which would have made things much easier on us.   What we did have was a dream, hope, ambition and our sights set on a cute 1,000 squre foot town-home with allot of potential and ...
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By Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"
(Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR)
This stunning Renaissance home in Sherwood Oregon is gorgeous and SOLD not long after the sellers asked for a home staging consultation with our company. Features include soaring ceilings, cherry HW floors & cabinets, slab granite and spacious rooms for entertaining and enjoying family time.  You'll find a convenient butler's pantry between the kitchen and dining room, and a beautifully landscaped back yard complete with a firepot and water feature.
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
Hello friends of The Gardner Team and DiscoverSherwood.com!   We'd like to share a couple quick updates with you about our blog.  We have relocated DiscoverSherwood.com early to our new custom Wordpress blog platform.  While we love the Activerain blog network which we've used here since the beginning, our new custom Wordpress site will allow us to offer our readers and those looking for information about the Sherwood Oregon area a more dynamic experience.  The Wordpress system and theme we're running is the most advanced solution when it comes to blog sites.  After working with experts in this field, it was an easy decision for The Gardner Team to make the investment to offer the very best solution to our clients and anyone looking for the most comprehensive, in-depth destination for S...
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
Hello again! As promised, we'll be sharing some tips about getting the kids ready before school starts.  For those of us with kids and work, having a plan and order will make adjusting to ALL our new schedules much easier.  Whether you attend Archer Glen, Middleton, Hopkins, the new Edy Ridge, Laurel Ridge Middle, Sherwood Middle, Sherwood High School, Mitch Charter school or any school in Sherwood Oregon or the surrounding areas, here's a few tips that are sure to be helpful as you start getting organized for back-to-school. Get the house in order before school starts.  This is something the kids and I have been working on room by room over the past couple weeks.  I went a little overboard by rearranging furniture, but for me it creates an atmosphere for new beginnings -while allowing ...
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
We just released the first issue of our new print and web publication "The Gardner Report" - It's a monthly to-the-point preview which you may print, that's dedicated to the Sherwood Oregon residential real estate market.  The Gardner Report currently focuses on the market criteria with the most real estate activity.  We look forward to the communities feedback, suggestions and requests as we continue with our plans to launch an even more in-depth version to the public in the near future. July 2009 Gardner Real Estate Report - Sherwood Oregon Take a minute to visit www.TheGardnerTeam.net where you can find helpful information on a number of topics and get up-to-date market data on the Sherwood and Portland Metro real estate markets.  Simply click on the "Today's Market" tab where you'll...
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
Grow with the Name You Know - "The Gardner Team" - Your Sherwood Realtors! Our position as Top 1% of Realtors with the Northwest's most well know, leading real estate companies John L. Scott Real Estate, provides The Gardner Team with a unique vantage point of the real estate and local housing industry that we'd like to share with you through our blog DiscoverSherwood.com, award-winning website TheGardnerTeam.net and personal experience serving all your real estate needs. You can take a look at some of "Today's Market Reports" for the Sherwood Oregon area and greater Portland Metro housing market and visit with us often for a wide variety of real estate updates and changing selection of related topics that are sure to be of interest to you. If you are looking for a property, click on "...
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
Well we're already nearing mid August and the 2009 Sherwood Oregon school year is just around the corner.  As a mother of 3 school-age boys in more than one Sherwood school, I can relate with everything that comes with the territory this time of year... The planning, getting organized and all the shopping that's required as this years school and sports schedules grow near.  If only we could get more time in the day, right?  To make things a bit easier on all of us, I'll be posting some helpful back to school tips right here on our blog, so stay tuned.  In the mean time, I'll be out there trying to beat the rush on getting school supplies before they're all picked through.  Don't forget to Shop Sherwood first at Target and Mud Puddles.  Staples in Tualatin and Fred Meyer in Newberg are ...
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
Treat yourself to some FREE fun and food at this years Sherwood Tour of Homes, hosted by Sherwood John L. Scott Real Estate. This Saturday, August 8th Sherwood John L. Scott will be holding their 3rd annual "Sherwood Tour of Homes" event.  The largest one day open house event in the City of Sherwood Oregon and it's held every August the second Saturday of the month.  This year the tour runs from 1-4, but if you come by the John L. Scott office next to Safeway in Sherwood at 11:30 we're also hosting a HUGE community BBQ for the public and it's FREE!  Bring the whole family and tell your friends.  While you're there, pick up one of this years Tour of Homes booklets for tour and prize details. This year The Gardner Team will feature FOUR of our homes in the tour.  Three are in Sherwood's s...
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By Larry H Morris, Larry Morris, NMLS 150073
(Directors Mortgage)
Sherwood Oregon Home Value Update August 2009 Sherwood has been and continues to be a desirable place to live. It has seen some of the fastest growth in the state of Oregon, and most of it has been residential homes. People moved to Sherwood to live, not necessarily to work. With the economy tanking, many homes went into foreclosure and people moved out. This left us with a lot of stagnant properties that until recently, weren't moving. But there seems to be some positive news according to Zillow.com. Below is a chart of their estimated Sherwood Oregon home values from June of 2008 through May 2009. From what I have seen, we can expect even better numbers for June and July.       Zillow Home Value Index           Sherwood Oregon Type Current Month Over Month Quarter Over Quarter Year Ov...
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
People often ask, "So, What's SOLD in Sherwood?"  This is a great question - who doesn't want to know what the house next door sold for or if the house across town has sold recently... This is exciting information that affects the entire community, but it's not always easy to find out without creating an account somewhere to access area sales or sifting through websites or blogs for the information.  Your need has inspired us yet again to create a NEW solution that you're sure to find convenient, fun and informative... And, who better to provide it than your area expert and TOP Sherwood Realtor! This NEW site appropriately titled www.SOLDinSherwood.com, is an exclusive, organized place where you can quickly access the information you'd like to know.  You'll not only be able to see ever...
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By Larry H Morris, Larry Morris, NMLS 150073
(Directors Mortgage)
Sherwood Oregon 1st Time Home Buyer Financing Sherwood is a wonderful place to live. We are in close proximity to Portland, the mountains, the coast , wine country, among others. Sherwood has a small town feel, yet we are truly a suburb of Portland. We have highly rated schools and beautiful parks. Sherwood is also very attractive for 1st Time Home Buyers. While we are part of the Greater Portland area, we are still small enough to qualify for financing under the USDA Guaranteed Rural Home Loan program. This great program provides for 100% financing based on the appraised price, not the purchase price. This means that if a property appraises for more then the purchase price, the difference can be used to help offset closing costs. Sellers can also contribute up to 6% of the sales price ...
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
  Some days are shaped by simple pleasures, while others are redeemed by them. This week is about doing something we'd only dream about doing if we only had the time. It's simply to beautiful to let these sunny days pass... Enjoy them while they last! To help, my 8 year old son and I came up with some family friendly ideas that we can do to enjoy some Summer fun in Sherwood Oregon, and take advantage of this heat-wave while we have it.  Here's our TOP 10 list of things to do... We hope you enjoy them and look forward to any comments of ideas you have to share too.     1.  Visit Sherwood's Snyder/Sunset Park - It's fun to play in the Water park and sandbox.  There's covered areas and many shade trees to escape the sun if needed! 2.  Go to Sherwood Baskin Robbins and chill out with a coup...
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By Kris Simpson
(A Group Real Estate)
Sherwood Oregon Cat Adoption Team CATnip 5K Benefit RunThe economy has presented challenges for all. Challenges that many never expected to "happen to them". As heart breaking as it is to see people losing their homes due to unforeseen financial difficulties, it is equally difficult to see their pets lose their homes as well. Pets are like children and do not understand why they are suddenly no longer a part of the family. Many people have found new homes for their pets, with family or friends, and some have had the difficult task of taking them to a local shelter. Unfortunately, some folks have left their pets behind, abandoned. This happens all too often with cats. My Special Interest over the past 1 1/2 years is volunteering to help homeless animals find shelter, food, medical care a...
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
Press Release: Sherwood Realtor Launches "Facebook Featured Listings" Making life as convenient as possible, that's what people want.  The Gardner Team, leading Realtors with John L. Scott Real Estate with the Sherwood Crossroads office understands this concept applies to real estate more than ever before.  Studies released by the National Association of Realtors show that today nearly 90% of home-buyers are starting their search online, and while the world continues to embrace the social media craze in places like facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, YouTube and blogs, the culture of real estate needs to change with it.  The Gardner Team says "It's truly about understanding how to harness the power of the internet, knowing how and where the consumer looks for information and marketing your li...
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
Discover Sherwood Living Even Better Then Before! I've written before about this very blog, the "official" Discover Sherwood Living Real Estate and community blog for Sherwood Oregon is getting a new look.  Over the past few weeks, we've added more information and media for our readers here on the right-hand side bar, but that's not all... We have a rich NEW blog COMING SOON.  If you're one of the many followers of Discover Sherwood Living, we've got you covered - your RSS feed will follow during our big move.  Our blog and websites are all added-value services from your Sherwood Real Estate Team.  Many know The Gardner Team brought the first Sherwood real estate and community blog to our local area.  Committed to always providing the best service and experience, we've been carefully g...
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
It's time for fun at the Sherwood Oregon Robin Hood Festival.  Every year during the third weekend of July, Sherwood Oregon celebrates a piece of our towns legondary history during the annual Robin Hood Festival.  A fun filled event that's been held every single year since 1952. This weekend, we invite you to come enjoy the fun, food, music, dancing, arts, crafts, shopping, contests and festival Parade.  The fun starts tomorrow, Friday, July 17th with a full schedule on Saturday - See the Robin Hood event schedule here. It's going to be a beautiful weekend and a great way to discover Sherwood living.  While you're out & about enjoying the festival, come see The Gardner Team (Sherwood's Leading Realtors) on Saturday at the John L. Scott Real Estate booth... We have something for ya! If ...
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
    This weekend my oldest son and I dined at Sherwood Station Bistro in Old Town Sherwood for some lunch.  It's a fun atmosphere with a flare of traditional diner charm.  The have quite the set up, catering to what every community wants - friendly service and options, and that's just what you'll find. Viki, the owner of the Sherwood Station Bistro in Old Town Sherwood Oregon has been running a successful catering business for about 20 years right here from Sherwood, you may have heard of it... "It's Party Time Catering & BBQ."  She does everything from weddings to events and gives back to the community in many ways.  In fact, Viki and "It's Party Time Catering & BBQ" will be sponsoring this years Sherwood Community Relay for Life Suvivor Luncheon.  "Thank You Viki" In need of more spac...
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By Jason & Amber Gardner, We're Committed to Your Success!
(Hasson Company, Realtors)
    Our recent shopping experience at Going Off Skate Shop in Sherwood Oregon... There's something special about Old Town Sherwood, Oregon.  Over the past few weeks we've been spending quite a bit of time down there.  Recently, "Going Off" Skateboard Shop set up shop in Old Town.  They have a fun store in the old Baseball Card spot by U.S. Bank.  They're all stocked up on all types of boards and supplies in the store.  You can even walk-in and build your own board based on your personal style and specifications.  Placing a special order was even an option for us. Our 8 year old son chose to build a trick board as a reward for his outstanding end-of-year report card.  He's pretty proud of the board he built with the help and expertise of "Going Off" Skate Shop in Old Town Sherwood and he...
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