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June 2012  www.AllThingsRealEstatePdx.com  503.317.5834 504 SW Colony Dr. $476,000

4 bedrooms | 2 Baths

Family Room 2627 SF Master Suite

1026 NE Knott $584,900

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311 NE Monroe $394,900

Pride of Ownership reigns in this gorgeous home. No Expense Spared. Custom Granite, Gourmet Kitchen, All new cabinets, Deck with Gas Pit, Hot Tub, Lush Gardens & so on and so on and so on... A PERFECT ONE LEVEL HOME.

See our “Retractable Screens” article on Page 4


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Portland/Metro & Outlying Area

Family Friendly Hikes For more information on these 6 family friendly hikes, GOOGLE the trail name or sign up for a FREE 14 day subscription at www.trails.com.

Tryon Creek

2.0 to 8.0 Miles/1.0 to 4.0 Hours In Southwest Portland’s Tryon Creek State Park Directions: From Portland, drive south on I-5 to Exit 297/ Terwilliger Blvd. Keep right at the fork in the ramp, and turn right onto SW Barbur Blvd, then take a slight right onto SW Terwilliger Blvd. Drive 2.3 miles to the park entrance and the large parking area.

Champoeg State Park Loop

3.0 Miles/1.5 Hours East of Newberg on the south banks of the Willamette River. Directions: From Portland, drive south on I-5 for 20 miles to exit 278 for Donald/Aurora. Turn right (west) and drive about six miles to the park entrance. Park in the Riverside Day Use Area.

Wildwood National Recreational Trail

.5 to 30.2 Miles/.5 hours to 1 day In Portland’s Washington and Forest Parks Directions: There are many points of access to Wildwood Trail. To get to the southern trailhead from downtown Portland, drive west on US 26 to Exit 72/Canyon Road. Turn right to enter the Oregon Zoo entrance and the large parking lot. The trail starts to the right of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. To reach the northern trailhead, drive o US 30 or Skyline Blvd to Germantown Rd and the parking area, on the right.

Lewis and Clark Nature Trail

4.0 Miles/2.0 Hours In Lewis & Clark State Park on the west side of the Columbia River Gorge Directions: From Portland, drive east on I-84 for 20 miles to Exit 18 and follow signs less than .1 mile to Lewis & Clark State Park and the parking lot. The trail starts on the SW side of the parking lot.

Latourell Falls

2.1 Miles/1.0 Hour East of Crown Point in the Columbia River Gorge Directions: From Portland, drive about 25 miles east on I-84 to Bridal Veil Falls/Exit 28. Continue down the historic Columbia River Scenic Hwy for 2.5 miles to the trailhead and parking area on the right.

Powell Butte

3.0 Miles/1.5 Hours Between Portland and Gresham south of US 26 Directions: From Portland, drive on I-205 south to exit 19. Follow SE Powell Blvd three miles south and turn right onto SW 162nd Avenue to the park entrance and the parking area. The trail starts on the west side of the parking area.

Compliments of: Rick Herz | Fidelity National Title | 503-453-5870 | 700 NE Multnomah, Portland OR 97232

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Do you need to take away a few things so buyers are not No matter what price your house is listed for, your home looking at your things instead of the best feature? Remember will always show better, maybe even sell faster and for more the rule of thumb, Less is more. money if you put a little eye candy in your home. Buyers are In using color and accessories to draw attention, remember known to buy based on perception and then value. Using a one of my staging tips from a past article. Use high medium few accessories and staging techniques can go a long way in and low in groups of three. Use accent color in three different areas around the room to balance the color and to emotionally connecting buyers to your home. Home Builders, know the value staging can bring while draw the eye around the room. o your listed home with a few accessories and techniques.

selling homes. Hence the model home. A staged home makes a very positive impact. Most buyers have no ability to envision living in a home that’s empty or over personalized; they only know what they see! And of course adding the oh my gosh I have to have this house now effect with beautiful staging really pays off!

The statistics speak for themselves: Staging can reduce a listing’s time on the market by 50% and increase the selling price by up to 17%! An estimated 63% of buyers are willing to pay more for a house that is move - in ready. Elements that impact 72% of the first impressions are within the control of the seller.

Before the eye candy touch from Imagine Home Staging.

Kitchen: Ok. Maybe you cannot afford to replace those worn out counter tops and cupboards, or maybe you have, either way, one way to up the ante is to add some accessories to make that kitchen stand out! Add a colorful cookbook with a stand. Buy some new canisters, and add some greenery or a bowl of fruit. Eye candy for the kitchen is important for we all know buyers will be making decisions based on the perception of the kitchen.

After: New bedding in a solid color with accent pillows new art work as well as an accent rug bring this room to life! Notice the color triangle?

Master bedroom:

It always amazes me while staging a vacant or occupied If you cannot afford new furniture, a few accessories can go a home how much of a difference a few staging techniques and long way to add that sense of luxury and peace that buyers are looking for in a new home. Buy a new bedspread a pop of eye candy can make in adding value to the listing. preferably in a solid color and add a few accent pillows. You I always enjoy sharing a few tips in my articles, here a few to will be surprised at the difference. Adding a new piece of get you going! artwork above the bed to tie it all in will even add that much First impressions: Entryway’s are the buyer’s first impression. more of a wow! You only have 10 seconds to capture the attention of your Bathrooms: buyer they will make their decision if they will like this New towels are a must! Buyers do not like seeing old used home within that 10 seconds. towels hanging on the towel bar. New towels will go a long Add a colorful piece of artwork a, stand or a fantastic piece of way in adding a sense of newness to the bathroom as well as pottery to welcome the potential buyer. adding that spa like look and feel that buyers respond to. And while you are at it replace that tired moldy shower Living room: Look at the single best feature of this room, what do you curtain as well! want to highlight? Is it the fireplace mantel, the view, For just a few hundred dollars you can up the appeal of your perhaps some great built -ins? listed home with just a few pieces of eye candy and a few Look at ways to draw the eye of the buyer to these features. staging techniques! It could be that you need to re arrange the furniture in order Imagine Home Staging is proud to be this year’s designer for to draw attention to these features. Remember the way we the 2012 Street of Dreams Home for Stonebridge Homes. live and the way we sell are two different things. Look for us this July at the Oregon Dream Home.

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Address 9026 NE RUSSELL ST 1215 NE 112TH AVE 1802 NE 156TH AVE 1801 NE 125TH AVE 9120 NE HOYT ST

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Price $90,000 $115,900 $118,000 $135,000 $139,900 $139,960 $149,900 $150,000 $155,000 $159,000 $159,900 $169,000 $175,000 $175,000 $179,000 $199,000 $203,000 $209,500 $209,900 $210,000 $212,000 $219,900 $219,950 $224,900 $229,000 $229,900 $235,000 $235,000 $238,900 $239,900 $239,900 $258,000 $259,900 $259,900 $259,900 $259,900 $259,950 $264,500 $264,950 $268,500 $268,900 $270,000 $274,900 $274,900 $279,000 $289,000 $289,900 $299,000 $299,900 $299,900 $309,000 $315,000 $315,000 $319,900 $320,000 $325,000 $325,000 $339,000 $349,000 $349,000 $349,900 $350,000 $359,000 $359,000 $359,900 $359,900 $374,900 $394,900

2421 NE 112TH AVE 1010 NE 172ND AVE 12604 NE HOLLADAY PL 4112 NE 79TH AVE 4361 NE 62ND AVE 206 NE 102ND AVE 6119 NE MILTON ST 12445 NE KNOTT ST 14938 NE EUGENE ST 14926 NE THOMPSON 4309 NE 105TH AVE 3811 NE 70TH AVE 1824 NE 116TH PL 10106 NE ALTON ST 3610 NE 114TH AVE 14330 NE BEECH ST 2524 NE 144TH AVE 215 NE 60TH AVE 757 NE 94TH AVE 813 NE SUMNER ST 715 NE 52ND AVE 3324 NE HOLMAN ST 10517 NE DAVIS ST 5034 NE 7TH AVE 4230 NE AINSWORTH 829 NE 168TH PL 16452 NE FARGO CT 15215 NE HOLLADAY 3520 NE LOMBARD CT 4025 NE 64TH AVE 4017 NE 67TH AVE 11116 NE MASON ST 2026 NE 158TH PL 7312 NE 6TH AVE 8912 NE RUSSELL ST 3224 NE 75TH AVE 4428 NE 65TH AVE 9918 NE SHAVER ST 5010 NE ROSELAWN 6524 NE ALAMEDA ST 4517 NE 38TH AVE 2420 NE 154TH PL 1505 NE 58TH AVE 305 NE MORGAN ST 7128 NE 8TH AVE 3431 NE 64TH AVE 4812 NE FLANDERS 6452 NE CLEVELAND 6038 NE 26TH AVE 3118 NE 66TH AVE 4436 NE 75TH AVE 6331 NE 37TH AVE 2123 NE PACIFIC ST 2005 NE 54TH AVE 5135 NE 30TH AVE 2107 NE REGENTS DR 3927 NE 7TH AVE 3414 NE 15TH AVE 3138 NE 56TH AVE 3325 NE 51ST AVE 3126 NE 63RD AVE 311 NE MONROE ST

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1105 NE Going ST 3035 NE 37TH AVE 1026 NE KNOTT ST 3105 NE 32ND PL 2337 NE 20TH AVE

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11814 NE SACRAMENTO

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$549,900 $549,950 $584,900 $639,000 $719,000

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Dealing With Moss, Mold, and Mildew Spring is in full bloom throughout the Pacific Northwest, but not everything green is in the garden. As the rains subsides, we see green concrete everywhere-walkways, driveways, and patios. Looking closely at the house, we’re even likely to see the telltale sign of moss on the roof and mildew on our siding. This time of year, the most frequent request I get is to pressure wash something. But, thanks to modern chemistry, getting rid of moss, mildew, and slime molds isn’t nearly as tough a job as it once was and many times I don’t even need the pressure washer. There are several really good products available at all the big box stores, department stores, and most hardware stores. In fact, Lilly-Miller introduced a new moss remover designed just for concrete last year. The product I’ve been using very successfully for several years is 30 Seconds Outdoor Cleaner and I guess I’m reluctant to change just because it is so darned effective. In many cases, all I need to do is spray it on the concrete or siding, agitate it with a stiff bristle brush, and rinse it off with a hose. And, it’s effective at killing slime molds and mildew as well as the moss. The same company has just released a new product which promises to be as

June  Page 3 effective, but with even less work. It’s called Spray & Walk Away. Mix the concentrate in a 5 to 1 ratio with water, spray it using a garden sprayer, and Mother Nature will wash away all the black and green yuk over time. This is also the only product I know of that will deal effectively with lichen. Best part of all, both of these products are manufactured right here in Troutdale, Oregon. Occasionally, I do have to break out the pressure washer to deal with really tough jobs. It’s important to remember, though, that just washing moss, mold, and mildew from the surface is usually not enough. The “roots” are still embedded and remain alive in any porous surface like concrete or roofing materials. They will continue to grow and do damage, unless a chemical is used to kill them before using the pressure washer. While the power of high pressure water can really speed up the cleaning process, it’s important to remember it can also do extensive damage very quickly. It will cut through vinyl and cedar siding along with composition roofing materials like a sharp knife. Be sure to use a wide enough tip angle (usually 25 or 40 degree) to disperse the water while still getting the surface clean. As a final note, when it comes to removing the “green” of springtime, remember to always wear personal protective clothing and equipment. Read and follow all the warning labels on any chemicals and always wear close-toed shoes along with eye and hearing protection when using the pressure washer. AskHandymanBob.info


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NW & SW Condos ML#

Address

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12116108 2680 SW 87TH AVE #3 12604362 9810 SW 34TH PL #8 12067964 7720 SW BARNES RD D 12509195 2680 SW 87TH AVE #20 12139903 1205 SW CARDINELL DR #609 10256 NW EDGEWOOD 12623637 DR #13 12065155 3707 SW 52ND PL #5 12561169 859 SW BROADWAY DR #45

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12069564 5150 SW LANDING DR 109B2 12583883 1500 SW PARK AVE #328 12612559 118 NW KING AVE #1 12090369 2211 SW 1ST AVE #701

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$237,500 $254,000 $259,000 $262,000

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12407666 1410 NW KEARNEY ST #823 12580272 949 NW OVERTON #605

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1 1

1024 920

$340,000 $347,000

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1088 952 1117

$360,000 $369,900 $375,000

12351641 949 NW OVERTON ST #1504 1 12519767 5443 SW VIEW POINT TER 2

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890 1596

$389,000 $389,000

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1130

$389,000

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1500 SW SKYLINE BLVD #7

1500 SW PARK AVE #201 6665 W BURNSIDE RD #432

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1500 SW PARK AVE #314 1500 SW PARK AVE #315 6685 W BURNSIDE RD #352

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1030 NW 12TH AVE #123 1314 NW IRVING ST #313

1410 NW KEARNEY ST #916

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Make Summer Entertaining a “Breeze”

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cross the state, Oregonians are throwing open their windows and doors to welcome in the sunshine. But wait! What’s coming with it?! Pollen, bugs and other invited guests?! Don’t let these interlopers ruin the perfect Pacific Northwest afternoon.

A breath of fresh air

Kraft Screens, a local family-owned business, can show you the many options available to spruce up your screens. As the largest screening and shading company in the Portland area, Kraft offers a wide variety of high-quality products, including these popular retractable screens from Wizard Screens. The friendly Kraft specialists can help you evaluate your needs and suggest innovative products that will improve the comfort and value of your home.

Visit us today for more information and a free estimate as we walk you through the many options available to increase the comfort, aesthetics and resale value of YOUR home!

The Wizard Retractable Screen Door system mounts discreetly to a door or window frame then pulls across for an instant screen when needed. This allows you to ventilate your home and save on energy costs by The summer buying and selling season is upon us, and reducing the level of air conditioning needed as you the market has changed vastly over the past few months. enjoy the fresh air. Where once houses languished, housing inventory is now And best of all, when you don't need it, the screen just shrinking, but buyers are still expecting that homeowners retracts and disappears out of sight and completely out of have attended to every detail to make the house shine. your way. When touring homes in great weather, prospective Available in a wide variety of designer colors with easybuyers picture themselves entertaining or relaxing al to-operate latches, they enhance the appearance of fresco, and it’s a wonderful time to showcase elements windows and all types of doors, including French doors, that enhance the outdoor experience – or help bring the patio sliding doors and both outswing and inswing outdoors in. Wizard Retractable Screen doors and hinged doors. windows can do just that. With the beautiful weather upon us, they can make indoor and outdoor living easy Summer Selling Season is in Full Swing! and worry-free . Today’s buyers remain choosy and the “little things” What is a “retractable screen?” quickly become big things when evaluating and comparing the comfort, décor and functionality among Retractable screens are a great way to enhance the form homes. and function of your house: This upgrade allows your screens to literally “disappear” when not in use. Or perhaps you’re the one searching for the perfect Retractable screens are designed to let in what you want home. As you tour these homes and compare their in – ventilation, fresh air, sun and keep out what you aesthetics and functionality for your family, imagine want out – pests, pollen, dust. They don’t obstruct views, them with retractable screens! and they conserve the look and feel of the existing Now is the time to focus on upgrades that will enhance windows and home. your home immediately! As you go through your summer One of the most magical qualities? An optional “speed housing checklist, make sure scheduling an appointment reducer” limits the door slamming that often for retractable screen is near the top. Don’t let this accompanies exuberant kids! beautiful weather pass you by!

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Sunnyside Farmers Market A community event!!!!

June 2nd-October 6th * Saturday’s from 9am-3pm Sunnyside Foursquare Church 13231 SE Sunnyside Road, Clackamas, OR 97015. Accepting applications today, contact us at any of the following to reserve your spot….503-504-8615 sunnysidefarmersmarket@gmail.com

“Sunnyside Farmers Market is an event that promotes and supports our community fostering the growth of our farms, vendors, local businesses and our families”.

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Home Repairs, Oil Tanks and Closing Most residential real estate transactions require completion of required repairs before the closing date. The home inspection identifies specific problems, and the needed repairs are easily defined and can be completed for a fixed price in a narrow time frame. Unfortunately, many realtors build their expectations about heating oil tank issues based on their experience with common home repairs, leading to the wringing of hands and gnashing of teeth when the timing of environmental cleanup interferes with the contracted closing date. Often a realtor will call with an immediate need for initial site assessment soil samples at a home where a heating oil tank has been discovered. The inspection period is about to end, and the agent has neglected to call in a timely manner. Another common occurrence is the intentional delay in submitting a signed agreement for cleanup work until there is greater certainty the transaction will take place. The delay in project scheduling then becomes a problem not only for the parties involved in the transaction, but also for the contractor. The office staff must answer multiple phone calls from realtors, buyers, sellers, lenders and even in-laws checking the status and demanding an outcome based on the closing date rather

than the work required. The difference between a home inspection and an initial site assessment is stark: the entire home is accessible for inspection and the extent of needed repairs is usually well defined and limited; the initial site assessment is collected underground, and the work required is often investigative rather than reparative. It is also important to remember that many environmental cleanup projects involve several steps. These steps can only be accomplished in a specific order based on incrementally available information and which involves proper planning, DEQ approval and transportation laboratory turn-around time for soil, water and vapor samples. These are my recommendations for real estate transactions where a heating oil tank is present: Owner/Seller: call a reliable HOT Service Provider and order initial site assessment soil samples before listing the home, or immediately after the home is listed. The initial site assessment results will be accompanied by a proposal from the service provider. Even if the required work is not completed, this will allow the seller to understand the financial implications, set a price and engage in a knowledge

based negotiation when a prospective buyer comes along. Purchasers: Ask about heating oil tanks up front and if a tank is present schedule initial site assessment as soon as possible. Go to our website, www.danatanks.com where you can use our DEQ links to search for the property on the Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) database and the DEQ HOT Voluntary Registration (Vol Reg) list. (Note: search the LUST database by numeric portion of address only, as street name could have been misspelled. If the list is too long, narrow the search by selecting the county or quadrant, i.e. NW or SE.) “The “Vol Reg” list is in Excel and can be sorted by the column headed “hot_street_nbr” Realtors: Encourage your clients on either side of the transaction to get an early start on the oil tank issue! Knowledge is Power. Dana Thompson, President Dana Thompson Tanks & Soil info@danatanks.com www.danatanks.com 503.244.7002

Portland Animal Welfare Team Helping people and pets stay together, through veterinary care for pets of people in poverty You can be part of the PAW Team and make a difference! www.PortlandWelfareTeam.org

Adopt a peT… @ Rose City Vet! Saturday, June 9th from 2 - 5 pm, the Oregon Humane Society will have dogs and cats available for adoption at Rose City Veterinary Hospital, 809 SE Powell Blvd. All are welcome to meet the pets and enjoy the games, prizes and refreshments. Stop by and find your new furry soulmate!

This is Gus, he belongs to Wendy @ Chicago Title!

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Your Money Matters This month: Improving Your Credit Score

Public records – information from governmental agencies: lawsuits, divorces, judgments, bankruptcies and Your credit score is a primary factor in determining your more recently – child support delinquencies. mortgage rate. Do you know what is in your credit history? When was the last time you reviewed the Inquiries – requests you make of your own report, information contained in your credit history file? It takes unsolicited (preapproved) credit card offers and inquiries time to correct information contained in your report, so made when you apply for credit of any sort. put this near the top of your to-do’s as you plan your Minimizing inquiries by not signing any forms that allow steps toward homeownership. a creditor to look at your credit report is a good way to help improve your score. Get a Free Credit Report Your credit score is only as good as your credit report, and getting a copy is both easy and free – if you know where to go. The Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act requires each of the three major credit reporting companies, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion, to provide you an annual report at no cost. You can request it one of three ways:

Fix all errors and omissions

You have the right to dispute the accuracy or completeness of any item in your report. The reporting companies are required to update the status, or delete unverifiable information within 30 days of receiving your request. Use the Request for Reinvestigation form that’s provided with your credit report. You also may obtain this form from the individual company websites. Enclose Online at www.annualcreditreport .com copies (not originals) of any documents that support your By telephone at 877.322.8228 claim. Always track your submissions by using certified By mail at Annual Credit Report Service. PO Box mail with return receipt requested or a similar service. 105283, Atlanta, GA 30348-5283 While you are allowed a brief statement (100 words) Other sites may offer a similar service but do so in an explaining any disputed information on your report, attempt to sell you unnecessary services or collect these statements are rarely effective. It is usually best to personal information. This official site will never solicit explain the negative information directly to the potential creditor. you or sell your name or information. Remember - creditors care most about demonstrated payment responsibility. Account diversity also matters, as does the extent of the credit history, so adding an old, but solid credit card payment history is well worth the effort. Don’t assume the information you’ve corrected or added will be permanently changed on your report, you must review your reports periodically. Don’t close all of your old accounts. Closing unused credit accounts decreases your utilization ratio: the ratio of total debt To dispute information in your credit report you must outstanding to available debt. A low utilization is contact each directly: www.equifax.com, generally preferred, but that doesn’t mean opening a www.experian.com, www.transunion.com bunch of new accounts solely to improve this, either. The mix of new and old accounts is important in Evaluate determining overall creditworthiness. Once you have your report, focus on the five main Now get to work! It is not hard, but it takes some components that comprise your credit history: planning and time. Personal information – current and former names, By Derek R. Lenington addresses, and employment history. This information is often incomplete or inaccurate. Free reports are limited to once every twelve months from each company, so one strategy many people use is to request a free report of one of the three companies every four months. Also, remember this is the report only, not your credit score. If you want your credit score, you will be given an opportunity to purchase a credit score after you receive your free annual credit report.

Monthly account information – including information from financial institutions, credit card issuers, and other creditors you pay on a monthly basis. Account information reported only when delinquent – creditors such as utilities, insurance companies, doctors and lawyers and some property management companies.

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Sparkling Iced Tea with Lemon, Cucumber and Mint Most drinks you find in the supermarket are sweetened with sugar, fructose or artificial sweeteners. Beverages that are less sweet can satisfy your thirst without adding a lot of calories. This iced tea can be made exactly how you like it and is a perfect sugar-free alternative to sugary drinks. The following recipe will make two liters of sparkling iced tea. • 1 liter water • 2 tea bags (choose a green tea or an herbal tea that you like) • 2 lemons • 2 limes • 1/4 cucumber, sliced • 1 bunch fresh mint leaves • 1 liter unsweetened seltzer • Ice cubes Boil water. Let it cool for 10 minutes. Add the tea bags and half of the mint leaves and let it steep for 5 to 10 minutes. This will make a less bitter tea infusion, which is perfect for iced tea. Squeeze the lemons and limes, reserving a few slices for decoration. Add the lemon and lime juice to the tea infusion. When the mixture has cooled down, add the cucumber slices and the rest of the mint leaves. Mix 1 part of the tea infusion with 1 part of seltzer just before serving. Decorate with mint leaves, a lime or lemon slice and some cucumber slices. www.hsph.harvard.edu Win a $25 Gift Card to NEW SEASONS!! Email Kevin Weintz @ Fidelity Home Warranty, put “All Things Real Estate” in the Subject Line and we will draw the winner on June 30th!! Kevin.Weintz@fnf.com

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1920 SW MILITARY RD 12614 SW IRON MOUNTAIN BLVD

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5.1 6571 $1,795,000

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3.1 5383 $1,895,000

4700 SW HUMPHREY BLVD

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6.3 10685 $3,250,000 5.3 8843 $3,700,000

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This technique can also be used not when In this photo of the large entry way of a just taking and composting the image, but newly restore vintage home I wanted to when later editing the work. When you are looking over a photo, you may see the potential for leading lines that you didn’t notice at the time the picture was taken. You can choose to highlight these either through cropping the image to bring a particularly strong visual aspect to the viewer’s attention, or by altering the white balance and contrast in the photo so that particular elements stand out. You can use leading lines to give a picture a feeling of motion, by creating a visual narrative that leads the eye. Leading lines can be used as guideposts that actually draw the viewer’s attention across the photo to the edge of the image, and suggests a focal point beyond the picture’s frame.

provide the same viewer experience as above but also to draw the eye into the living room and beautiful fireplace.

In both images a viewer may want to keep viewing the listing photos to see, for example, what’s at the top of the stairs? What’s at the end of the hallway or what’s Here are a couple of examples. In this around the corner of the living room. And, photo, I wanted to highlight the curve of isn’t that the objective of the listing photos: keeping the interest of the potential buys?

The unofficial start of summer has begun with the Memorial Day Weekend festivities. Of course, here in Portland, that doesn't mean much for us. But a girl can still dream of walking barefoot on a warm sandy beach, the sting of a sunburn and lazy days of napping in a hammock. This time of year always brings on my desire for a beach house right on the water. Decorated in a fun, dreamy design, minus the standard nautical themed rooms.

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bedrooms. I also wanted to lead the viewer the back of the main level and to the breakfast area. In this image I wanted to capture the viewer’s attention hoping that the potential buyer would want to see more photos to find out what’s beyond the boundaries of this photo.

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Real Estate Photography Tip: Leading Lines Leading lines in photography can be a powerful compositional tool. This simple technique helps a photographer bring the viewer’s eye to a focal point or lead the viewer through the image, and gives a picture an overall structure in terms of layout.

503.708.2486 www.BareFootStudio.biz the stairs leading to the home's second level and the walk way leading to the upstairs

There are so many options out there these days to choose from. No longer does Coastal require a coffee table made from a dingy. A great place to start is your local vintage store or Etsy. Here you can find a plethora of goodies that are not only original pieces, but also can add that little unique piece to your space. Remember, you aren't limited to the old nautical options of the past.

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When creating that beach feel, it is important to keep things light and breezy. Your color palette should spring from the colors that surround you at the beach. Pull your inspiration from the things you see. The sky, sand, water, shells. Then throw in your accessorizing colors.

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What is Strategic Default and Should You Do One? Quite simply, strategic default is allowing the lender to There are as many precipitate reasons for strategic foreclose on your property and not doing anything to default as there are people, but here are two I’ve encountered: Through job loss and medical emergency, stop it. It’s deciding to just let foreclosure happen. a family’s finances were so bad they couldn’t pay much Why would you do this? of anything, so they took advantage of the foreclosure First, a disclaimer. I make no moral or ethical statute to simply have a place to live. In another judgments, here. Second, I would never advise instance, An attorney owned a vacation property someone to default. But I would not pass judgment, whose value plummeted, and when the lender either. “There’s so much good in the worst of us, and so wouldn’t agree to a loan modification that made sense much bad in the best of us, that it ill behooves any of to him, he simply let the property go. us, to talk about the rest of us,” my father used to say. Third, watch out for anyone telling to not to make your It’s interesting to note that in both of those examples, mortgage payments. It could be a loan mod scam or the borrower’s credit getting trashed as a result of strategically defaulting didn’t matter. The financiallymortgage fraud in the making. stressed family had fallen as low as it could go, and the So, back to the why. Let’s stipulate that nearly attorney didn’t really care because he had no plans to everyone thinks it’s his or her obligation to make buy anything anyway. mortgage payments. A lawyer would agree, but he would also see the loan documents as (a) a promissory Then, there’s the instance of the Mortgage Bankers note, and (b) a trust deed. In the first, the borrower Association finding itself unable to make its mortgage promises to pay. In the second, it says what happens if payments on its underwater headquarters and deciding he or she doesn’t pay. That situation pre-supposes to default. Watch the video. In the group’s defense, it claims it actually did a short sale. instances where payment will not be made. Look at it this way: Suppose you borrowed $500 from a You be the judge. friend. You’d do everything and then some to pay your friend back, right? But what if the friend decided that William Metzker your prospects were dicey and he’d take your new Principal Broker Rolex if you didn’t pay? If you stuck it to him and didn’t pay, you’d feel badly, but if you stuck it to him 503-913-0098 and he took the watch, you’d likely feel less remorse. It’s not a perfect analogy, but if a lender agrees in advance to take your property if you didn’t pay the note, it’s a bit different than it’s having to sue for nonpayment or getting nothing at all. And through this lens is how a lawyer would see it (caveat: I’m not a bill@terradigmrealestate.com lawyer).

Purchase with Reverse Mortgage Class 2 credit hour class For Realtors @ Options Financial June 20th 10-2pm Please RSVP to : Diana Tolleson | eoptionsrm.com | 503.924.4617

Edible Gardens How to grow food for yourself...and for your Stinging nettles (Urtica dioica) These are not easy to grow garden friends. on purpose, and anyway, we wouldn’t recommend planting them where anyone–especially children or pets– An "edible garden" is, of course, a garden with edible will come in direct contact with them… But if you have plants! But...edible for whom? safe and contained space to dedicate to them, they are You want to eat the majority of what you work so hard to phenomenal allies! Leaves are full of protein and vitamins grow, and you should certainly plan on doing so. But we A, C, iron, potassium, manganese, and calcium, and they recommend integrating plants into the “edible-for-you” taste like spinach (and don’t sting any longer!) when garden that provide food and/or habitat to birds, bees, cooked. They are also beneficial for allergy sufferers and butterflies, and other creatures, too. Because if beneficial insects. insects and native species are well-fed, your yield from Oxalis (Oxalis oregana) Groundcover is important for domesticated crops will be more robust, and you’ll also providing shelter for little creatures; oxalis (a.k.a. have more choices for harvest. Plus, the ripple effect of a sourgrass or wood sorrel) is a wonderful ground cover– well-balanced garden that feeds more than just you is a and it’s tasty, too! We like to eat it for a quick treat while healthier ecosystem and healthier planet. hiking, and it is good around a garden, too. Like spinach You might expect to share some of the classic edible-for- and Swiss chard, oxalis leaves contain oxalic acid (hence you goodies with other critters (for feeding feeding the name), so eating very many leaves is not advised. beneficial insects, think Apiaceae family members like Evergreen huckleberry (Vaccinium ovatum) dill, carrot, and parsley and Asteraceae family members Huckleberries can be temperamental to grow sometimes, like lettuce, sunflower, and chamomile). But in addition but they are great treats for birds (especially to sharing with them what’s primarily good for you, you hummingbirds) and butterflies. They are also very tasty can also share some of what’s primarily edible for them. for people: they can be dried or made into pies, and Native plants are the best way to feed native creatures: traditionally were used in combination with dried game this goes for beneficial insects, which provide services as traveling food. like pollination and pest control and for birds and other animals, as well. Native plants are adapted to our soils Red-flowering currant (Ribes sanguinium) Finally (for and climate so they need relatively little or no watering, now), we have to highlight the red-flowering currant. It fertilizing, or care once established. They are generally has one of the earliest-opening flowers in spring, and less susceptible to common garden pests and diseases, and provides much-needed nectar for bees. Although these they attract a variety of native birds and butterflies by aren’t domesticated currants, their fruits can be used in providing food and shelter. preserves and wine. Here are some of our favorite natives that are good both Granted, there are some things that are edible (for you for you and for wildlife: and other creatures) that are NOT so good to have in the Oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolium) Berries are tart but garden. One prime example: Himalayan blackberries. make great preserves; young leaves can be used fresh in Chances are, if you have Himalayan blackberry, you salads. All plant parts have medicinal properties, based in didn’t put it there and don’t want it to stay. But luckily, part on the high berberine content; root is especially here in the metro area, we have plenty of options here potent, and is used as an alternative to goldenseal in for acquiring both edible and native plants and herbal medicine, as goldenseal populations are vanquishing those invasives that we need to replace. threatened. Karen Wolfgang Independence Gardens

ML#

Address

Bdr Bth SF

Price

12297776 6904 N COLUMBIA WAY

3

1

1216

$129,900

12075175 9488 N SAINT LOUIS AVE

3

1

970

$139,900

12202165 7684 N PENINSULAR AVE

1

1

828

$145,000

12465412

9616 N KALMAR ST

3

1

909

$145,000

12192794

9033 N FORTUNE AVE

3

1

960

$148,000

12677238

9135 N HAMLIN AVE

2

1

1680

$149,900

12547020 9009 N KIMBALL AVE 12243734 8717 N DANA AVE 12279038 8958 N CLARENDON AVE

3 2 3

1 1 1

912 1239 1134

$174,900 $179,000 $179,900

12660267 12220768

7031 N ARMOUR ST 8704 N WOOLSEY AVE

3 3

2 1

1486 956

$184,900 $194,500

12309123

8706 N CURTIS AVE

2

1

1330

$195,000

12265693 12333780

3208 N WILLIS BLVD 2405 N SCHOFIELD ST

2 2

1 1

1244 840

$209,900 $210,000

12660011 8834 N PENINSULAR AVE

2

1

832

$210,000

12549900

7115 N DELAWARE AVE

2

1

858

$220,000

12157420

9438 N Macrum

3

2

1346

$229,900

12351587

7437 N NEWMAN AVE

2

1

1576

$235,000

12541786

551 N LOMBARD ST

4

2

2326

$235,000

12550369

9541 N BURR AVE

4

3

2095

$235,000

12054012

5721 N BOWDOIN ST

4

2

2426

$249,900

12170009

9024 N GENEVA AVE

3

2

1301

$249,900

12555528

2807 N TERRY ST

3

2

1828

$249,900

12184579 6704 N SENECA ST 12474953 2024 N KILLINGSWORTH

4 2

1 1

2455 996

$250,000 $259,000

12444844 12371034

8320 N DWIGHT AVE 6355 N DELAWARE AVE

3 3

2 3

1460 2845

$269,900 $275,000

12349210

2036 N TERRY ST

2

2

1343

$278,526

12644094 12025478

1579 N SKIDMORE ST 4725 N AMHERST ST

2 4

2 2

1232 2602

$289,500 $295,000

12325243

4629 N COMMERCIAL

3

1

1963

$299,500

12373785 12652204

514 N HOLLAND ST 3963 N MISSOURI AVE

2 2

1 2

1816 1796

$299,500 $299,900

12343039

5401 N OBERLIN ST

3

2

1917

$309,000

12038634

7448 N JORDAN AVE

3

2

1512

$310,000

12150615

9736 N Smith ST

4

2

2155

$319,900

12557927

5412 N SYRACUSE ST

4

2

2204

$325,000

12196222

5521 N Bowdoin

4

3

1631

$329,900

12123796 12596714

5725 N DEPAUW ST 8335 N DELAWARE AVE

4 5

2 4

2202 3148

$339,000 $349,000

12240676

7812 N Haven AVE

3

3

2103

$349,500

12228465

6025 N ATLANTIC AVE

4

2

2364

$349,900

12686357 3838 N Baldwin ST 12006252 7103 N MISSISSIPPI AVE

4 4

2 2

2448 2336

$349,900 $369,000

12435953

838 N Russet

4

2

2467

$389,900

12101314

3749 N MELROSE DR

5

3

4085

$399,900

12446559

4643 N HAIGHT AVE

3

1

2512

$414,900

12447957

7531 N WILLAMETTE

5

3

2816

$425,000

12412771

9539 N DECATUR ST

3

3

2340

$430,000

12518893 12623721

7752 N JERSEY ST 118 NE TILLAMOOK ST

4 5

2 4

4649 3510

$489,900 $490,000

12298021 3835 N MASSACHUSETTS 3

2

2181

$494,500

12198306 3827 N MASSACHUSETTS 3

2

3050

$499,000

12505019 3959 N OVERLOOK BLVD

3

1

3428

$499,000

12300040

4039 N OVERLOOK TER

3

2

2254

$524,900

12360523 5134 N INTERSTATE AVE

3

1

1504

$525,000

12392453

6117 N HAIGHT AVE

5

4

4652

$579,000

12132565

5525 N PRINCETON ST

4

1

2655

$625,000

12367370

3749 N MELROSE DR

5

3

4085

$649,900

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Address

Bdr Bth SF Price

12330793

8643 N CRAWFORD ST

1

1

909

94500

12633107

6727 N SALEM AVE

2

12243566

176 N HAYDEN BAY DR Bld B

1

12286272

3051 N HOUGHTON ST

3

12345478

187 N HAYDEN BAY DR

1

12050941

395 N HAYDEN BAY DR #140

2

12024143

143 N HAYDEN BAY DR F-143

1

12014748

4040 N MONTANA AVE #3

2

12180368

341 N IVY ST

3

12397265

311 N HAYDEN BAY DR Bld J

2

2

1090 209777

12052574

153 N HAYDEN BAY DR #153

2

2

1023 219900

12361780

444 N HAYDEN BAY DR

2

2

1917 274900

12461240 707 N HAYDEN ISLAND DR #308 2

2

2193 389900

1.1 1059 104900 1

728 135000

2.1 1296 144600 1

858 159000

1.1 1184 169000 1

858 174500

1

837 199900

2.1 1508 199900


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Building a Business – In Reverse I never thought of the construction businesses as particularly elegant. Images of guys in levis, piles of lumber and a pickup truck come to mind. But I didn’t really consider the finesse it takes to run the finances of a construction company. So in 2009 I was surprised when a local banker called me and asked me to meet a contractors named Dennis.

Line of Credit of about $350,000 and kept costs low as to be comparable to a traditional Line of Credit.

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Bdr Bth SF

Price

Dennis could draw on the line of credit when starting a job and have no monthly payments due while working that job. When he got paid, he could choose to use part of his proceeds to repay the Line as a principal and interest payments – but it is not required. Any interest payments Dennis did renovations of larger expensive homes and could be claimed on his tax returns as a deduction. Also, worked with gorgeous architectural style. He needed the Line of Credit has a growth factor built in so the funds working capital to buy materials but his bank had severely available could increase over time. cut back and frozen the business line of credit he had used The Reverse Mortgage features fit his needs perfectly. for years. Dennis continues to operate his renovation business for

12333557

8030 SE 68TH AVE

2

1

886

$64,900

12130540

4539 SE 97TH AVE

2

1

720

$90,000

12261069

6638 SE CLATSOP ST

4

1 1584

$95,000

12374096

2306 SE 176TH AVE

3 1.1 1018 $104,000

As so many experienced in 2009, business had been slow clients with high-end homes. It is an elegant financial for a year or so. With the decreased income, Dennis could solution to a business that bring elegance to our Portland no longer income-qualify to the Bank’s satisfaction for homes. more capital. Although it seemed unlikely and unconventional, the banker wondered if a Reverse Kris Tent Mortgage could help.

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Get a REALTOR® More than 2 million people in the United States have earned real estate licenses. However, real estate is a tough business with a steep dropout rate, and the result is that only a small percentage of those with licenses actively help buyers and sellers.

Web sites, referrals from other REALTORS®, recommendations from neighbors and suggestions from lenders, attorneys, financial planners and CPAs. The experiences and recommendations of past clients can be invaluable. In many cases buyers will interview several REALTORS® before selecting one professional with whom to work. These interviews represent a good opportunity to consider such issues as training, experience, representation and professional certifications.

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) includes 1 million brokers and salespeople, individuals bound together with a strong Code of Ethics, extensive training opportunities and a wealth of community information. NAR members are routinely active in PTAs, local government committees and a variety of What should you expect when you work with a neighborhood organizations. Being actively involved in REALTOR®? community affairs provides REALTORS® with a better Once you select a REALTOR® you will want to understanding of the area in which they are selling. establish a proper business relationship. You likely Why? know that some REALTORS® represent sellers while others represent buyers. Each REALTOR® will explain Buying and selling real estate is a complex matter. At the options available, describe how he or she typically first it might seem that by checking local picture books works with individuals and provide you with complete or online sites you could quickly find the right home at agency disclosures (the ins and outs of your relationship the right price. with the agent) as required in your state. But a basic rule in real estate is that all properties are unique. No two properties -- even two identical models Once hired for the job, the REALTOR® will provide on the same street -- are precisely and exactly alike. you with information detailing current market Homes differ and so do contract terms, financing conditions, financing options and negotiating issues that options, inspection requirements and closing costs. Also, might apply to a given situation. Remember: Because market conditions can change and the strategies that no two transactions are alike. In this maze of forms, financing, inspections, marketing, apply in one negotiation may be inappropriate in pricing and negotiating, it makes sense to work with another, this information should not be set in stone. professionals who know the community and much During your time in the marketplace REALTORS® will more. Those professionals are the local REALTORS® keep you updated and alert you to each step in the transaction process. who serve your area. How do you choose? In every community you're likely to find a number of realty brokerages. Because there is heated competition, local REALTORS® must fight hard to succeed in your community.

I am proud to be a member of the Springfield Board of REALTORS®, the Oregon Association of REALTORS®, and the National Association of REALTORS® as well as Lane County Chapter of the Women’s Council of REALTORS®. Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to phone me at 541-579-5674. Best of luck to you on your journey toward homeownership.

The best place to find a local REALTOR® is from the extensive list at REALTOR.com'® which includes listings of community professionals and properties. Lori Palermo Other sources include open houses, local advertising, Palermo Real Estate

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Phase 3 - This is the turning point. As you start to come out of the danger zone, you are on your way to making a success of the Change – Transition – GROW! changes. You’ll begin to test and explore Its spring and we can what the change means. Like every phase of see change and transi- transition, this takes time… so be kind to tion all around us, yourself. from gardens beginPhase 4 - This stage is the one you have been ning to bloom to kids waiting for, where the changes start to nearing the end of the become second nature, and you can embrace school year to folks your new way of living! You become putting their homes productive and efficient, and the positive on the market. effects of change become apparent. Chances are you’ve got some sort of life changing event happening in your life as Change is inevitable. So why not embrace it? well. Maybe you're preparing to send a kid to Wherever you are in the process, finding the college next fall, adjusting to an empty nest, right resources can help to assure a smooth relocating to another home, or just clearing transition. Don’t be afraid to call on the cobwebs to make way for summer. I’ve professionals to assist you. heard it said that the one thing we can count At Rubbish Works of Portland, we specialize on for sure in life is change… and with any in minimizing the stress associated with change, minor or significant, there must be a change and transition, offering the right kind transition to the new. Transitioning through of support to clear away the clutter of the change is a phased process and its curve is past and create a space that is a reflection of more predictable and manageable than it may who you are today. We would love to help seem. you clear the decks so you can transition with Phase 1 - At this stage, you may be in shock ease, regain the balance in your life and or in denial. Even if the change has been well GROW forward with confidence. planned and you understand what is happenChange? You can count on it. And you can ing, this is when reality hits, and you need to also count on Rubbish Works of Portland to take time to adjust. Initially, many people help. want to cling to the past. This is normal! C al l Ru bbi s h Wo rk s t o day at Phase 2 - As you start to react to the change, 503-349-1190 or go on-line to you may start to feel concern, anger, www.rubbishworks.com/portland resentment or fear. You may resist the change actively or passively. You may feel the need to express feelings and concerns, and vent pent up anger. This can be a danger zone if not recognized for what it is. By Betty Benson, Rubbish Works of Portland

Consumers Associate Green Building With High Quality McGraw-Hill’s SmartMarket Report reveals consumer by 67% of builders surveyed. In 2011, that contingent perceptions and economic vitality of residential green of builders dropped to 49%, and by 2016 it is building market expected to drop to 18%. McGraw-Hill recently released their long-awaited version of the SmartMarket Report on May 1, 2012. Titled, “New and Remodeled Green Homes: Transforming the Residential Marketplace,” the report focuses on the health and future of the residential green building market as well as consumer perceptions of the value of residential green building, among other aspects of new and remodeled green homes.

Predictably, overall economic conditions and continued (albeit diminishing) customer resistance to paying premiums for green construction and remodeling ranked as the top two obstacles to green building activity. Next is the failure of appraisers to adequately assign value to green features and improvements – a longstanding issue that ranked a close third on the obstacles list. Seventy-five percent of builders and 67% of remodelers said lenders and A truncated version of GreenBuildingAdvisor.com’s appraisers don’t understand, or fail to properly assess, the long-term value of green construction and report summary follows: improvements.

McGraw-Hill’s SmartMarket Report affirms the customer concerns importance of energy savings and clients’ perceptions Energy use dominates Customers of companies focused mainly on green of durability and value

projects tend to cite a relatively wide range of reasons for investing in new construction or upgrades, including the desire for a healthier indoor environment (37%), better comfort (30%), and better overall investment (29%). But lowering energy use (cited by 64% of builders’ customers and 71% of remodelers’ customers) is by far the biggest motivator, as is saving money, which ranked about One highlight from the report that has been the same in the survey. emphasized in countless recaps is the expected 29% Improving energy efficiency topped the list of key to 38% rise in green construction’s market share by green practices: it was cited as the top priority by 2016. Another oft-reported projection from the 97% of builders and 96% of remodelers. No other report: during the same period, the green practice came even close to that priority level. The construction industry's annual revenue is expected to use of durable materials, which placed second on the increase by $114 billion, from the current level of list, was cited by 49% or builders and 58% of only $17 billion. remodelers. American consumers are increasingly aware of green construction programs. This increasing awareness is being driven by rising energy costs as well as marketing by builders and building material manufacturers. Moreover, consumers perceive green buildings to be of higher quality than buildings that barely meet code.

The SmartMarket Report contains more interesting findings, including detailed explanations of the market forces at work. (The study can be downloaded for free here, www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/) For many people, green building is becoming an expectation – a de facto standard that makes barely-to -code construction and remodeling seem inadequate.

One point made near the end of the report is that government incentive programs have helped make the installation of energy-efficient appliances and properly sized and more-efficient HVAC systems top priorities when addressing overall building performance. Installing extra insulation and highperformance windows ranked fourth and fifth on the list, respectively, although both were cited by at least 70% of remodelers and builders as being among their top products and practices. Those priorities could shift, of course, as subsidy programs expire.

The appraisal issue, and a shift among big builders The struggling housing market has prompted a significant number of large builders – those who construct 25 or more homes a year – to invest in green building strategies. In 2009, the study shows, By Richard Defendorf green building factored into less than 16% of projects (From GreenBuildingAdvisor.com) May 15, 2012

Next S.T.A.R. Earth Advantage Broker® certification course is June 20-21 Earn 12 CEUs (continuing education units) through the state of Oregon Real Estate Agency and learn how to effectively communicate and market the benefits of residential green building techniques and materials. This two-day course held at Earth Advantage‟s office in downtown Portland on Wednesday & Thursday, June 20th & 21st from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Participants will leave the course with a comprehensive understanding of:  Basic green home features and trends  Effectively communication of green building concepts  The differences among leading third-party green home certification programs  Tailoring your marketing message to clients who have varying green values Following completion of the S.T.A.R. course and certification, students are eligible to attend Energy Trust of Oregon‟s Real Estate Professional Trade Ally training and enroll to become an Energy Trust Real Estate Professional Trade Ally, or REPTA. Energy Trust‟s program includes cooperative marketing incentives, along with other Trade Ally benefits. More details and registration information can be found at www.earthadvantage.org on the „Earth Advantage Broker Certification (S.T.A.R.)‟ page under the Education tab.

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