Local REALTOR® of the Year Awards, 2010

Congratulations to the following exceptional REALTOR® of the Year awardees who have been specially recognized for outstanding contributions to their associations, communities, and the real estate profession in general:

Oregon Association of REALTORS® – Deborah Weaver, Willamette West Real Estate, Corvallis

North Willamette Association of REALTORS® – Walt Wood, Hallmark Properties, Woodburn

Polk County Association of REALTORS® – Christopher Larsen, Windermere Western View Properties, Dallas

Salem Association of REALTORS® – Jennifer Martin, Sperry Van Ness Commercial Advisors, Salem

Santiam Board of REALTORS® – Barb Patton, John L. Scott, Lebanon

Willamette Association of REALTORS® – Stuart Conser, Conser Realty & Associates, Albany

Upcoming Oregon Homeownership Forum – Salem, Corvallis & Portland Areas

Local Oregon Homeownership Forums

McMinnville October 28, 2010
Corvallis November 4, 2010
Salem November 12, 2010
Portland November 15, 2010

• Realtors
• Lenders
• Government Agencies
• Nonprofit Organizations Involved in Housing

Everyone deserves access to homeownership, and focusing on first-time homebuyers is a great source of business for lenders and realtors. Sometimes a slight drop in the monthly house payment is all an individual needs to qualify to purchase their first home.

These forums are a collaboration involving the State of Oregon, Oregon Association of Realtors, USDA Rural Development, and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Join other local attendees to:
• Learn about the Neighborhood Stabilization Program funding and how it can help stabilize housing in your community
• Hear an update on the current state of homeownership in your area
• Learn about available down payment assistance programs that can help you qualify first-time homebuyers
• Share your challenges and successes in helping homebuyers become homeowners
• Discover the resources offered by your local housing center and how you can collaborate with them to increase homeownership
• Receive an update on foreclosures in Oregon and how you can assist distressed borrowers

There is no charge for participation in the forums, and they include a breakfast or lunch; however, space is limited and registration is required.

Register today at: http://www.frbsf.org/community/resources/2010/0920/index.html

Questions? Contact Craig Nolte craig.nolte@sf.frb.org (206) 396-2192

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Craig Nolte, Regional Manager
Community Development
Seattle Branch, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
2700 Naches Ave. SW
Renton, WA 98057
PH: (206) 396-2192 or (800) 227-4133 Ext. 50797
FX: (415) 977-4009
Website: http://www.frbsf.org/community/index.html
Email: craig.nolte@sf.frb.org

Statewide Brownfield Forum Meeting – sponsored by NW Environmental Business Council

Mark your calendars

Oregon Brownfields Forum Networking Meeting

Thursday, November 4
10:30 – 12:30
Salem Cinema
1127 Broadway NE, Salem, OR 97301
(corner of Broadway and Market NE)

Join us in Salem for our next meeting – including a walking tour of three redevelopment sites.

The packed agenda will include updates on the State’s brownfield initiatives plus a discussion of Salem’s redevelopment efforts.

1. A report on Oregon’s Shovel Ready Certification Program – Mike Williams, Industrial Lands Specialist with Business Oregon

2. An update on brownfields and the next legislative session – Karen Homolac, Brownfield Specialist with Business Oregon

3. Revitalizing North Downtown Salem – Jill Corcoran, Project Coordinator with the City of Salem; and Marci Beeson, Senior Environmental Chemist with GeoEngineers

4. Walking tour of the adjacent brownfield sites discussed by Jill and Marci

Notes:

– The Brownfields Forum steering committee will be meeting ahead of the gathering at 9:30. All are welcome.

– Coffee and pastries will be on sale at the Salem Cinema location – satisfy your cravings there and give them some support.

– Stay for lunch. There are now five restaurants within the three block area for lunch on your own afterwards. If you are interested in a group lunch for further networking, please contact Jill (jlcorcoran@cityofsalem.net).

– No RSVP required for this meeting

The Brownfields Forum is hosted by NEBC (www.nebc.org). Forum events are open to all interested parties.

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Robert Grott, Executive Director
Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC)
620 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1008, Portland, OR 97204
503-227-6361 or 800-985-6322. Cell 503-984-7144
robert@nebc.org http://www.nebc.org/