Congratulations on this wonderful accomplishment, Kim!
Help homeless youth by joining us for a great afternoon of golf at Oregon Golf Club!
Register individually or as a team of four for this fun scramble tournament. Click here to download a registration form.
$150 registration fee includes: Green fees, practice balls, bbq dinner and a chance to win prizes
12:00 shotgun start
Net proceeds will go directly to Transitional Youth, the non-profit organization founded by Prudential Northwest Properties President Bert Waugh, Jr.
Transitional Youth provides outreach, support and housing to local homeless youth in need. To learn more, please visit www.TransitionalYouth.org
Federal ReserveBoard Chairman Ben Bernanke reassured Congress Wednesday that the Fed has no plans to raise interest rates any time soon.
“The federal funds rate is likely to remain exceptionally low for an extended period,” Bernanke told the House Financial Services Committee. Last week’s decision to raise the discount rate charged to banks who tap the Fed for short-term credit was a result of improvements in private-sector sources for such financing, Bernanke said. It should not “lead to tighter financial conditions for households and businesses and should not be interpreted as signaling any change in the outlook for monetary policy,” he said.
That reassurance came as a relief to Wall Street, where stocks advanced on the news, and to most members of Congress.
Prudential Northwest Properties’ active Facebook users held a meet-up the other night at Henry’s Tavern. It proved to be a great opportunity to meet face to face with members of the Prudential team, many who knew each other only through Facebook posts and tweets. Many great ideas were shared and a good time was had by all!
Paid registration must be received by April 12, 2010. Questions? Contact Aaron Dalgord at 360-601-1718 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for an informal meet up on Tuesday, February 23rd, from 5:00-7:00 pm at Henry’s Tavern, 10 NW 12th Street in Portland’s Pearl District. Have some fun, hang out with your Facebook friends and take advantage of this great networking opportunity! Contact Molly Hruska at 503-939-7773 for details!
Bring your family and friends to our annual Ski Night! Get dinner and a lift ticket for only $35 … or just a lift ticket for only $15! Lessons and rentals are available too. Ski or board, or just hang out in the lodge by the fire, from 3pm-10pm. This promises to be a fun time, and a great way to meet members of the Prudential Northwest Properties family. Register now and ride up on the FREE Columbia Mortgage Ski Bus!
Home prices in 20 U.S. cities including the Portland-Vancouver area, rose in November for the sixth consecutive month, signaling the industry that precipitated the worst recession since the 1930s is stabilizing. The S&P/Case-Shiller home-price index increased 0.2 percent from the prior month on a seasonally adjusted basis, the group said today.
Home prices in the Portland market increased a seasonally adjusted 0.9 percent from October to November and 0.3 percent in Seattle. The national gauge is down 5.3 percent from November 2008.
The homebuying season is starting early this year, thanks to the expanded first-time and move-up homebuyer tax credit.
Typically, the busiest time for home shopping starts in March and continues through May, but this year buyers who want to take advantage of the tax credits have to have a signed contract by April 30 and close the deal by June 30.
That is getting people off the couch.
“The tax credit will absolutely have an effect,” says Pete Flint, CEO of residential real estate search engine Trulia.com. “It is going to shift demand from the later part of the year to the first part. January and February will be very strong. The next three months, there will be a surge in demand.”
Source: USA Today, Stephanie Armour