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America's Best Housing Markets Means Good News For Sherwood Oregon Real Estate - 02/25/09 01:49 PM
America's Best and Worst Housing Markets - Portland Oregon Placed #4 in Best Housing Markets!Forbes magazine analyzed monthly declines as well as year-over-year declines in home prices. The data used was released Feb. 24 from the S&P/Case-Shiller home price index, 20 cities were examined in the U.S. on the basis of how fast home prices are falling, whether or not that descent is picking up speed or slowing down, and how many months of lost equity homeowners have endured. With these figures in mind, it determined the 10 best and the 10 worst U.S. housing markets. Here they are:: 10 BestNew (1 comments)
CNN's Money Magazines BEST Places to Live 2008 - Portland Oregon #6 - 02/24/09 02:37 PM
The country was scoured for towns that combine a great business environment with alluring leisure offerings. Economic conditions were considered from local tax rates, alongside natural beauty, accessibility and more. CNN Money Magazine describes Portland Oregon as "A thriving Urban scene with abundant outdoor recreations" They named the city #6 BEST PLACES to Live and Launch, 2008.
Among the list of accolades, Portland Oregon was named in the TOP 10 places where your dollar goes the furthest and #1 most sustainable cities. Just minutes outside Portland Oregon is one of Oregon's fastest growing cities, Sherwood Oregon. In 2007, CNN Money Magazine (2 comments)
2008 Real Estate Award Winners Just Announced - John L. Scott - 02/20/09 07:26 PM
As the leading real estate company in the Northwest, John L. Scott has been setting the standard in real estate, training, technology and innovation. For over 75 years John L. Scott Real Estate has also been celebrating a standard in the annual success of their agents. Each year in real estate, companies like John L. Scott Real Estate reflect on the success of their agents and recognize them for their sales accomplishments and excellence in the real estate industry. With over 4,000 sales associates in nearly 150 locations throughout Oregon, Washington and Idaho, John L. Scott Real Estate was part of 44,000 transactions and over 14.6 Billion dollars in sales volume during 2008 alone. We'd like to congratulate (2 comments)
Never Miss the Perfect Home Again with New Listing Alerts for Homebuyers by Email... It's a totally FREE service, only basic information is needed and everything is 100% confidential. Through www.SherwoodListings.com you can access all real estate throughout the Portland Oregon Metro Area. Here's your chance to be directly notified instantly of Sherwood Oregon area real estate listings, price changes and property updates. Use the link below to customize and save YOUR search specific criteria. Immediately, you will see matches of all area listings that fit your needs, compiled in a list and sent right to your inbox. Anytime homes are (2 comments)
Where Can You Get a BIG Bang for Your Buck Buying a Home? Forbes Magazine Says Portland OR - 02/18/09 10:50 AM
Where to Live on Less Than $500,000 Forbes magazines has compiled a list of cities where $500,000 will still buy an exceedingly comfortable lifestyle. To choose these 10 locations, Forbes examined the cost of the typical four-bedroom, two-bathroom, and 2,200-square-foot home. They also factored in the amount of patent and venture capital activity, average commute, and an average cost of living below $100,000. The top cities were: Irvine, Calif. Raleigh, N.C. Bellevue, Wash. Portland, Ore. Sunnyvale, Calif. Redmond, Wash. Austin, Texas Chandler, Ariz. Rochester, N.Y. Plano, Texas Source: Forbes, Matt Woolsey (02/12/2009)
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Selling Your Sherwood Area Home in the Spring Season, 2009 - 02/17/09 06:36 PM
The Spring tends to mark the real estate season, but really in today's market it's more of a 24/7/365 thing. As agents we can tell you in this market, it takes a full time commitment, all year around to get homes from sale to sold. Especially when there are so many homes available to choose from. The following home selling tips will be more than helpful, they will give you a leading advantage in preparing your Sherwood area home for sale in the 2009 spring season. Whether you do it alone, hire out help or enlist the expertise and special assistance (0 comments)
http://www.johnlscott.com/39866 / www.WoodhavenLiving.com / Virtual Tour / Home Flyer 17648 SW Fitch Drive - Sherwood, Oregon 97140... Offered at $429,900 - Custom Home - Origional Owner - 2,485 Sqft. - 1/4 Acre Lot - 4 Bedrooms - 3 Car Garage and More - Once in a while a home will come on the market that simply stands out more than others. Many would agree that when all the desirable attributes perfectly come together under one roof, you've truly accomplished what defines this remarkable community... Something better known as "Woodhaven Living" The essence of Woodhaven Living is right here in this beautiful custom with (3 comments)
$8,000 Dollar homebuyer Tax-Credit good for Sherwood Oregon and surrounding area real estate. That's right, this is a true CREDIT and not a loan! The dust has settled and the stimulus package hammered out by House and Senate drops the repayment feature on the home buyer tax credit and raises it from the previous $7,500 to a generous $8,000 for those who purchase a home after January 1st 2009 and before December 1st 2009 and have not owned another home in the last 3 years. If you are considered a first time homebuyer YOU'LL WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THIS PROGRAM. (4 comments)
Sherwood Oregon News - Housing Inventories Fall in 29 Major Markets, 2009 The inventory of existing homes for sale in 29 major markets covered by ZipRealty declined an average of 2.5 percent in January 2009, compared to December 2008 and down 13 percent compared to January 2008.This is a good sign, especially when considering that typically inventories rise in January after the holidays. In the last 25 years, the average increase in inventory in January has been 8.7 percent, according to Ivy Zelman, CEO of research firm Zelman & Associates.Housing-market analysis Altos Research reached similar conclusions, saying that the listings (7 comments)
Announcing 23409 SW Brittany Lane, Sherwood Oregon - 02/09/09 08:24 PM
NEW ON MARKET: Announcing 23409 SW Brittany Lane, Sherwood Oregon Occasionally a home will present itself as truly the perfect find. This home offers desirable features, easy one level living, beautiful landscaping, hardwood floors, granite counters... and so much more. Enjoy life amongst a desirable community, just a short distance to Snyder Sports Park. Come appreciate the lifestyle & simple abundance this home has to offer... This is it! Pricing Information, Details and Virtual Tour: www.johnlscott.com/59210 - Print Flyer
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Beautiful Sherwood Oregon Sherwood is one of the fastest growing and most desirable towns in Oregon.This city's growth has not squelched the small-town atmosphere of the historic Old Town, and the camaraderie that is evident at community gatherings such as the city's annual Robin Hood Festival.
The Tualatin Indians were the first to live in Sherwood. It wasn't long after the the first wagon trains arrived in Oregon in 1843 that farmers arrived and settled in Sherwood. Photo of hot air balloon over Tualatin National Wildlife Refuge in Sherwood OR.
February 2009 - In February of 1932 the National Real Estate Journal remarked on the bicentennial of George Washington's birth. "Because in a sense he was our first Great Realtor," the Journal wrote, "present day real estate men will take special interest in the bicentennial celebration." When he became owner of Mount Vernon at age 21 the estate comprised 2,700 acres. At the time of his death Washington's holdings exceeded 63,000 acres in seven states. "Next to Mount Vernon, the most interesting lands that Washington owned consisted of...nearly 52 square miles, (2 comments)
Net or Not: Real Estate Marketing You know today's agent has to be tech-savvy. You're hearing a ton of terms thrown around about online marketing, virtual home tours, social networking, multi-media, pod or video casting, blogs, Web 2.0, single property websites, e-flyers, syndication, SEO and so on. With nearly 90% of home-buyers now starting their search online, those savvy buyers are without a doubt running into some of this real estate talk on the web. Quite a bit of the buzz encompasses a very common term called "Web2.0".
So what is it? I was looking for a basic answer to this question. Something along (2 comments)
The results of a survey exploring attitudes related to where Americans would like to live show that the grass is definitely greener on the other side of the fence.About 46 percent of people would prefer to live in a different type of community from the one they live in now, the survey by the Pew Research Center's Social & Demographic Trends found. That sentiment was most common among urban dwellers.But the desire to move elsewhere doesn't stop people from appreciating their current locale. About 80 percent rank their current (5 comments)
Press Release 2/3/09 - National Association of Realtors 2009 Real Estate Forecast Shows a Gain in both the Pending and Home Sales Arena! Pending home sales show healthy gain. Pending increased as more buyers took advantage of improved affordability conditions, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Big gains in the South and Midwest offset modest declines in other regions. The Pending Home Sales Index,1 a forward-looking indicator based on contracts signed in December, rose 6.3 percent to 87.7 from an upwardly revised reading of 82.5 in November, and is 2.1 percent higher than December 2007 when it was 85.9. (0 comments)
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