sandy: (((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)

sandy: 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:
To search the entire MLS for Gresham & Sandy Oregon Homes please visit
or visit
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.

sandy: 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:
To search the entire MLS for Gresham & Sandy Oregon Homes please visit
or visit
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.

sandy: 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)

sandy: 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)

sandy: 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)

sandy: Most Common FHA Repairs - 03/25/07 06:00 AM
When working with FHA buyers, it is essential that you and your buyer are aware of the FHA guidelines for lending.  The same goes for a listing agent. When you put in the listing that you will accept FHA financing, you need to be aware, as well, of the most common repairs that could be expected.
A couple of years ago, I was representing a client who was using a FHA loan to purchase a home that was built early in the 1900's.  The home had good bones, but was an inspector's nightmare when it came to the FHA guidelines.   There ended up being a long … (12 comments)

sandy: New John L. Scott Office: Sandy, Oregon 97055 - 03/24/07 06:29 AM

Stop on in a say hello!  The new John L. Scott Sandy office is open for business.  The Shuler Building was recently renovated in the Cascade style of architecture.  It was originally a church building and most of the original wood and hardwood has been restored.  John L. Scott Sandy is located in the Shuler Building on the corner of Highway 26 and University Avenue in Sandy, Oregon.  Cecil Shuler is the managing Principal Broker.
The Shuler Building also holds Town & Country Home Loans, an insurance company and a remodeling contractor.
Brought to you by your local Gresham & Sandy Oregon Realtor.

sandy: Springtime in Cascadia Village Neighborhood Sandy Oregon - 03/24/07 06:13 AM
Spring has sprung here at Cascadia Village in Sandy, Oregon.  This great neighborhood was built by Buena Vista Homes.  There are sidewalks, parks, underground utilities and undulating hills that give this neighborhood its character.
Sandy, Oregon is a rural city located about 25 minutes from downtown Portland and 20 minutes from Mt. Hood ski and wilderness areas.  You will still see tractors on the road as well as BMW's.
 There are many conveniences in Sandy.  A new Fred Meyer was recently built, and many boutiques shop are popping up around town.
Just another musing by your local Gresham & Sandy Oregon Realtor. 

sandy: Wasson Brothers Winery Sandy, Oregon ~ Stop By and Say Hello! - 03/24/07 05:42 AM
On a warm, spring day I ventured out into our fair town of Sandy, Oregon. 
Today, I decided to pay a visit to a business that has been in Sandy for many years.
Wasson Brothers Winery is owned and operated by Oregon natives Jim Wasson and his twin brother, John.  The Wasson Brothers have been in the wine-making business locally for 26 years. 
There are many different kinds of wines that the Wasson Brothers offer.  About half of the wines produced are grape wines that are grown in Oregon City.  The other half of wines produced are fruit and berry wines.
Here is Jim … (7 comments)

sandy: Country Club Estates Condominium Gresham Oregon - 03/23/07 09:51 AM

PRICE REDUCED TO $144,500.  Bring your offer!!! 
This great condo is close to I-84, Downtown Gresham, MAX, and on the busline.  This unit has its own carport.  Lots of open spaces, a club house, a sparkling pool and adjacent Gresham Golf Course are some of the amenities you will enjoy at Country Club Estates.  Only 30 minute to Mt. Hood ski resorts and 20 minutes to Downtown Portland.  This is truly the best value around!  Open house Saturday, March 24, from 12-3 pm.  Bring a friend!

sandy: Thinking About Buying or Selling in the Portland, Oregon Metro Area???? Read this first! - 03/23/07 06:14 AM
If you have been thinking about buying or selling a home in the Portland, Oregon metro area, then you have found the right blog. Sure, you can buy or sell your home yourself, but don't you want to keep the transaction at an arms length? My clients have found that I can create the right balance for a great outcome.
Do you really have the time to sell your own home? Marketing a home can be stressful for most people. There are many aspects that need your attention at all times. Do you really want to hold your home open every Saturday … (0 comments)

sandy: Black Butte Ranch ~ Lake George Fire ~ August 2006 - 03/20/07 04:12 PM
 While on a visit to one of my favorite Central Oregon destinations in August 2006, a fire was started by lightning near Lake George.  These photos were shot at Black Butte Ranch.
The sunset through the smoke provided a spectacular back drop for the fire fighting. 
 This was taken from the lodge pool.  The smoke stayed to the west so the air at the ranch remained relatively clear.
Here's a close up on the blaze.  Located 13 miles west of the town of Sisters, Oregon, it burned 21,290 acres of forest.  It started 8/7/2006 and was contained by 9/15/2006.
Black Butte Ranch's Fire and Rescue was … (4 comments)

sandy: Hiking At Memaloose Lake--Near Estacada, Oregon - 03/18/07 04:48 PM

 Between Estacada and the Ripplebrook Ranger Station on highway 224, you can exit on Memaloose Road.  If you continue along for about 12 miles you will come to an easy uphill hikethat has great visual rewards.  The views from the top of the Memaloose Lake hike are breathtaking.  You can see Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. St. Helens and the Three Sisters. You will encounter many beautiful and exotic plants, cross the creek a few times and enjoy a beautiful lake halfway up to the top of the mountain viewpoint.  I went last spring with Cub Scout Pack 717.  It was … (5 comments)

sandy: Teaching Others How To Refer You - 03/16/07 06:53 PM
One of the highest professional accolades that we can receive is a referral.  I was asked recently by a new agent how to get referrals.  Referrals are not something that will come over night; they are something that is built through time and consistency.  Actually, you do not "get" referrals; you "receive" them.  In order to receive referrals, you must have a relationship with the person who refers someone to you.  You earn these referrals by an action on your part that impressed or helped the person who refers you.  There are a couple of ways to receive referrals.  But the common thread is … (57 comments)

sandy: 713 SE Anderson Lane, Gresham, Oregon 97080 - 03/16/07 05:41 PM

SALE PENDING!  But I can show you more!  Please call Valerie Harvey to schedule a showing.  (503) 704-9891
This beautiful home features 3 bedrooms, a bonus room and a den!  Enjoy your morning coffee on your private deck.  You will appreciate the attention to detail in this spectacular home.  Granite countertops, cherry hardwood floors, maple window casings, and custom interior paint are just waiting for your personal touches.  You do not want to miss this one!  Call for a private showing.  Please be sure to say, "I saw it on Active Rain!"

sandy: 712 SE Anderson Lane, Gresham, Oregon 97080 - 03/16/07 05:37 PM

This stunning 4 bedroom home in Brennan Woods is waiting for you to make it yours!  Located on a lane of 8 new homes, this home is a must see.  Call today for a showing.  Please be sure to say, "I found it on Active Rain"

sandy: 739 SE Anderson Lane, Gresham, Oregon 97080 - 03/16/07 05:33 PM

If you enjoy craftsman details, then this is the home for you!  Gorgeous hardwoods, granite countertops, designer paint, beautiful mouldings and window casings, and a master on the main with soak tub await you.  Easy care yard, built-in vacuum, and air conditioning complete this 3 bedroom + den home.  Located in the Brand New Brennan Woods Subdivision.  Call today for a showing.  Please say that you found it on Active Rain.

sandy: 738 SE Anderson Lane, Gresham, Oregon 97080 - 03/16/07 05:27 PM

One level living at its best!  New Construction at Brennan Woods.  Enjoy craftsman details, granite countertops, and a master on the main with soaker tub.  Too many upgrades to list!  Call for a showing.  Please say that you found this home on Active Rain.

sandy: 767 SE Anderson Lane, Gresham, Oregon 97080 - 03/16/07 05:22 PM

SOLD!!!!  But call or email me for the lastest listings!  I can show you any home in the MLS!  Valerie Harvey, (503) 704-9891
New Construction Brennan Woods Ranch!  This lovely home is completed and ready for you to move into.  Granite countertops, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, stainless appliances, air conditioning, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a 3 car tandem garage complete this beautiful home.  Only 7 more homes left in Brennan Woods!  Call for a showing.  Say that you found this home at Active Rain.


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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