oregon: 40 NE 22nd St., Gresham, Oregon 97030 - 08/31/07 08:17 AM

oregon: Where should I buy in Gresham, Oregon? - 08/23/07 06:34 AM
This is a question that is often asked by my clients when they first want to move to the area.  As the local expert, it is my job to have this information on hand.  But before we go into depth..there are a few things to consider...
First, consider the comfort zone for your mortgage payment.  I can pre-screen you before you fill out a lengthy mortgage loan application.  The pre-screening consists of about 10 quick questions.  This will help head off any surprises during your mortgage application and underwriting and help this part of the home buying process go smoother.  Next, we will … (0 comments)

oregon: (((HELLO!))) Are you buyer's crazy???? - 08/06/07 11:11 AM
Okay, hopefully that got your attention.  It is clearly a buyer's market out there.....but where are the serious buyers?  I have seen price reduction after price reduction locally here in the Gresham, Oregon and surrounding market, but still the buyer activity has declined.  In most areas you can buy a home at last year's prices, if not for less.  There are more choices than ever... and many sellers are willing to help with your closing costs.  What are you waiting for???
This is your call to action.  If you are sitting on the fence, waiting for the "right time", the bell … (9 comments)

oregon: 4476 SE Salquist Rd., Gresham, Oregon 97080 - 08/06/07 07:13 AM

oregon: 3108 SE Pheasant Ave., Gresham, Oregon 97080 - 08/06/07 07:10 AM

oregon: Custom Ranch Home on 5 acres in Estacada, Oregon 97023 shop - 05/18/07 07:32 AM
JUST REDUCED TO $550,000!!!!!  Bring your offer!!!
Do you need a little privacy?  Then this is the home and land for you!  5 pristine acres with two outbuildings and a custom built ranch home.  The home was built with exceptional craftsmanship and features slate counter-tops, travertine sinks, built-in Kitchen Aid stainless steel appliances, maple floors and cabinets, heated tile in the master bathroom, a double headed glass block shower, walk-in closet, skylights in master, entry and full bath.  A dramatic fireplace compliments the open beam vaulted ceiling in the living room.  Gorgeous picture windows let in light and allow you to take in your … (1 comments)

oregon: May 18...Twenty-seven years ago...today. - 05/18/07 07:13 AM
On this day, twenty-seven years ago, my family was busy moving into our brand new home in Milwaukie, Oregon.  My grandparents had moved to Eugene a few months earlier and we moved up north to be closer to them.  Because I was young, not much was left to discussion, but my dad promised that we would just love Oregon.  We had migrated north from southern California to find suburbia.  I remember playing outside and being told to come inside.  There was a rumbling then an eerie silence.  A couple of hours later a snow-like ash falling from the sky onto our furniture.  … (6 comments)

oregon: 29362 SE Old Ranch Dr. Estacada, OR 97023 - 05/17/07 09:41 AM
New Price $575,000!  You will love this beautiful home & enjoy the incredible shop and office areas.  Perfect for live/work or telecommuting!
 Are you looking for a perfect place to get away from it all?  This home has everything that you need! 
Planning a move to the Portland Metro Area?  Call me for the lateset information on homes for sale.  Let me show you why I love Oregon!
If you would like your home to have this kind of exposure, call Valerie Harvey today.   Let me show you how I will sell your home.

oregon: Enjoy Pristine Waters-- Promontory Park, Estacada - 05/09/07 08:17 AM

If you like to fish or boat or both then the North Fork Reservoir located just east of Estacada is the place for you.  The Promontory Park boat launch, dock and convenience store make it easy to plan an impromptu day at the lake.  The park will open on May 25th this year.  Another boat launch is located off of Faraday Rd.
Formed by a PGE Hydropower Dam, the North Fork Reservoir is perfect for wakeboarding.  It is deep (up to about 97 feet) and virtually snag free.  After 5 pm on most days, you can pretty much have the whole place … (4 comments)

oregon: 3 Bedroom Sandy, Oregon Home for Sale. Located in Sandy Bluff Neighborhood - 05/03/07 04:54 PM
Sandy, Oregon Home listed by Valerie Harvey, Broker, John L. Scott Sandy, Oregon 97055.   For all of your real estate needs call Valerie Harvey, your local Sandy Oregon Realtor.
To view the Real Estate Show for this home:  RealEstateShows.com/159327
To search the entire MLS for Gresham & Sandy Oregon Homes please visit www.johnlscott.com/valerieharvey
or visit http://www.valerieharvey.com/
If you or someone that you know is interested in buying or selling their home, please contact  Valerie Harvey, Broker, John L. Scott Sandy.
WANTED:  Quality homes to list and buyers to purchase them.  Please email Valerie Harvey for more information on how you can own a home.

oregon: 37355 Coralburst St., Sandy, Oregon 97055 New Price $263,900. - 05/03/07 04:42 PM

New Price..... $263,900.  Bring your offers!
To view the Real Estate Show for this home:  RealEstateShows.com/159327
To search the entire MLS for Gresham & Sandy Oregon Homes please visit www.johnlscott.com/valerieharvey
or visit www.valerieharvey.com
If you or someone that you know is interested in buying or selling their home, please contact  Valerie Harvey, Broker, John L. Scott Sandy.
WANTED:  Quality homes to list and buyers to purchase them.  Please email Valerie Harvey for more information on how you can own a home.

oregon: Sandy Firefighter's Sportsman Breakfast - 04/28/07 08:34 PM
OK, so the event is officially over for this year, but I want you to try and put this on your calendar for next year's fishing season kick-off!  If you have been driving around Sandy, Oregon lately, then you may be wondering what the Firefighter's Sportsman Breakfast is all about.  I have seen a few large signs advertising this event at Starbucks and other local businesses.  I found a press release that explains it all.  
"You've seen it on TV You've heard about it on the radio... Now experience it in person! 12:01 April 28th marks the opening of fishing season. … (3 comments)

oregon: Gresham, Oregon 97080 March 2007 Market Report - 04/27/07 06:39 PM
Market Data is based on a general price range with no preference given to size of lot or size, age or style of home.
Market Report March 2007 for Gresham, Oregon 97080
Price Range $0-249,999.
Homes for sale: 15Homes Sold: 9Homes Pending: 16Months of Inventory:  1.7Average active price: $221,000. AverageSold price:  $229,000.Average $ per square foot:  $174List/Sell difference:  100%Days on the Market:  75Median Price: $238,000.
Price Range $250,000.-$499,999.
Homes for Sale:  194Homes sold: 32Homes pending: 42Months of inventory: 6.1Average active price: $346,000.Average sold price:  $330,000.Average $ per sq ft:  $151.Sold/List difference:  100%Days on the Market:  79Median price:  $321,000.
Price Range $500,000+
Homes for Sale:  57Homes Sold:  7Homes Pending:  … (0 comments)

oregon: Fishing the Northwest: Info on the Sandy, Clackamas, & Willamette Rivers - 04/27/07 05:48 PM
The great state of Oregon offers many different options for sport fishing.  From the Sandy River that runs into the mighty Columbia River, to the Clackamas River, whether you fish from a boat or wade in the water, a fisherman's (or fisherwoman's) paradise awaits you.  Just north of the Falls at Oregon City on the Willamette River, you will find local fisherman lined up in "hog lines" waiting for the perfect catch.  The Sandy River, which winds through a clay and sand canyon, offers great places to hip wade and drift among the mossy old growth trees and lush greenery that lines … (5 comments)

oregon: Sandy Area Buyers Pool--Support your local FFA and 4-H clubs - 04/27/07 07:03 AM
This morning some local FFA and 4-H kids came in to my office and asked for our help with their fund-raiser.  They were probably in their early teens, but their presentation was professional and confident.  It takes a lot of guts to come into all the local businesses and ask for help.   I can tell that their experience in the FFA and 4-H clubs will benefit them greatly in their futures.  I thought that I would pass this information on to the community.
Who is the Sandy Area Buyer's Pool and what do they do?
The Sandy Area Buyer's Pool was organized in 1997 … (0 comments)

oregon: March 2007 Sandy, Oregon Market Statistics - 04/24/07 04:57 PM
Sandy, Oregon 97055
Recent Market Data March 2007
Data from the RMLS.  Does not include For Sale By Owner, Foreclosures or non-MLS sales.
Data is general for the area.  No preference was made for size of home or lot.
$0 to $249,999. Price Range
22 Active11 Pending10 Sold2.2 months inventoryAverage active price:  $236,000.Average sold price:  $223,000.Average $ per sq. ft.:  $172.Sold price/list price difference: 99%Average Days on the Market: 89Median price:  $235,000. 
$250,000 to $499,999. Price Range
99 Active15 Pending17 Sold5.8 months inventoryAverage active price:  $323,000.Average sold price:  $309,000.Average $ per sq. ft.:   $171.Sold price/list price difference: 98%Average Days on the Market:  104Median price:  $295,000. 
$500,000+ Price Range
There … (0 comments)

oregon: Country Club Estates Condominium Gresham Oregon Open House - 04/05/07 10:49 AM
You are cordially invited Saturday, April 7th from 1-4 pm, to come and view this spacious condominium.  This home features many updates and you can enjoy a view of the Gresham Golf Course from your private patio or upstairs balcony.  Located in a central location for highways and public transportation.  Close to Mt. Hood Community College and shopping.  Great investment property or live here and enjoy the amenities yourself.  For directions please contact Valerie Harvey @ (503) 704-9891.  1422 NE Hogan Dr. Gresham, OR 97030

oregon: Portland Rose Festival Celebrating 100 Years - 03/28/07 02:20 PM
Portland's Rose Festival celebrates 100 years this June.  This eleven day event is a local favorite for many generations.  This year the festivities kick off on May 31, 2007.
Each year all of the local Portland high schools select students to become a part of the Rose Court to represent their school and compete for the coveted Rose Queen title.  This creates quite a buzz among the high school girls during the spring every year.
There is the Starlight Parade, the Junior Parade and the Grand Floral Parade.  All parade routes run through Downtown Portland and you may want to get there quite early (one … (3 comments)

oregon: Overpriced Listings and the Listing Collector - 03/28/07 01:05 PM
Are you a listing collector or do your listings sell?  In the past couple of years in our market, you were hard-pressed to find an expired listing.  If it did expire, then something was gravely wrong with the home, Broker's market exposure or both.  You could even slightly overprice the home and have it sell within a month or two since the appreciation rates were so high.
This is just not the way it is currently here in Portland.  We are still seeing a nice appreciation rate in most areas, but just not the crazy ones from the previous years.  These days, I am … (10 comments)

oregon: Home Ownership: You can buy a home - 03/28/07 12:11 PM
You may be worried about the pressure of a responsibility like a mortgage or your credit situation may not be what you would like it to be.  If you are currently renting a home or apartment, then you are probably aware of the fact that you are already paying a mortgage.  It just isn't your own. 
No matter what your time frame is for buying a home, it is never too early to start to interview prospective agents and mortgage lenders. The financial piece is the first part of the picture that needs to be addressed.  There are awesome mortgage brokers out there who … (0 comments)


Valerie Baldwin

Harvey, Gresham Oregon Real Estate

Gresham, OR

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John L. Scott Sandy

Address: 17150 University Ave. #200, Sandy, OR, 97055

Office: (503) 826-9000

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This blog is intended to inform and educate home buyers and sellers in the greater Portland, Oregon metro area. Specializing in the Gresham, Fairview, Troutdale, Boring, Damascus and Sandy, Oregon areas. Please feel free to comment or ask a question.



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