A recent report from Realtor.com ranks the Portland/Vancouver metro area #10 in markets with the greatest drop in year over year for-sale inventory. With great rates and nearly 39% fewer available homes this year, the spring buying season shows promise.
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Here’s a nice little reminder of what “home” is all about…
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Five Star Professional announced the Portland recipients of the 2012 Five Star Real Estate Agent awards in a special section of the April issue of Portland Monthly magazine. Five Star Professional conducted a survey among Portland area residents who recently purchased homes, along with various mortgage and title company professionals, to determine the agents ranking highest in client satisfaction. The resulting list of Five Star Real Estate Agent award winners highlights those ranked in the top 7% in the marketplace.
The following Prudential Northwest Properties real estate professionals are among the 2012 award recipients: Phil Barr, Ken Becket, Michael Beirwagen, Pam Blair, Sharon Bloudek, Debbie Borges, Margaret Cantwell, Anita Cassarino, Monir Collier, Vicki Comer, Peter Dalgaard, Janet Dalton, Linda Davis, Debbie Deymonaz, Kim Dittler, LaWauna Douglas, Bonnie Drake, Joe Edwards, Tom Eilers, Dixie Hancock, Renee Harper, Cheryl Hilbert, Penny Hinchman, Molly Hruska, Traci Klena, Kathy Jo Larson, Linsey Macy, Ann Martin, Marilyn Mason, Lynne McIntyre, Gary Musgrove, Shari Newman, Andrew Nordby, Debbie Price, Jennifer Rasch, Cheryl Richardson, Kasie Shadwick, Laura Sheldon, Elizabeth Shiffler, Kent Sisk, David Somerville, Jewel Stockli, Tracey Taylor, Ken Terhaar, Linda Terhaar, Mary Jo Williams, and Linda Wion.
Congratulations to all our 2012 Five Star Real Estate Agent award winners — we’re very proud of you and appreciative of the excellent service you provide your clients every day!
Amber, a broker in our Hillsboro branch office, was inspired to establish a veterans memorial in Cornelius after her friend Kenny Leisten was killed in Iraq in 2004. She and her supporters have been actively pursuing the cause, and the City Council recently voted to rename Arboretum Park to Veterans Memorial Park. Now Amber and other park supporters are trying to raise enough money to fund the installation of a permanent memorial at the park. Community support has been growing swiftly and fundraising plans are well underway to bring in the estimated $7,000 – $12,000 needed.
Amber is organizing a Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction on April 12 at the Forest Grove Armory. To learn more about this fundraiser, or to support this endeavor, please contact her at 503-481-1615 or email Amber@ambergilley.com.
Amber, we appreciate your dedication to this wonderful cause and to your community as a whole. We’re proud to have you on the Prudential Northwest Properties team!
Prudential Northwest Properties Clark County real estate professionals Diana Requa and Tammy Bachofner, longtime supporters of Transitional Youth, serve homeless youth at the downtown Outreach Center in Portland every month. Warmly referred to as “Las Tres Amigas” they, along with the help of Iris Wellman and a few regular volunteers and sponsors, buy groceries then prepare and serve a taco dinner the first Thursday of each month.
Inspired to help about ten years ago when Transitional Youth founder Bert Waugh, Jr., Chairman of Prudential Northwest Properties, encouraged each Prudential branch office to adopt a night to serve the kids, Diana has been a faithful volunteer ever since, recruiting Tammy and additional friends to pitch in over the years. “I get more out of my volunteering than I can possibly give,” says Diana. “I would strongly encourage people to support Transitional Youth in general with your time, talents, and/or finances. There are so many different areas that a person can get involved. The Outreach is just on eof the steps in our program, but it’s the crucial first step. Where else can you donate $147 and know that your tax deductible donation is going directly to buy groceries to serve approximately 100 homeless youth a hot meal?”
To Diana, Tammy, Iris, and all of those that support them, a sincere “thank you” for making a difference in the lives of our local homeless youth.
Prudential Real Estate Affiliates President Earl Lee shares his thoughts on the latest Prudential Real Estate housing market survey in this interview on CNBC, showing Americans are optimistic about housing and homeownership is still an important part of the American dream. Click this link to watch the interview: Prudential Real Estate Survey: Americans Optimistic