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
Local Oregon Homeownership Forums
McMinnville October 28, 2010
Corvallis November 4, 2010
Salem November 12, 2010
Portland November 15, 2010
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (206) 396-2192
Craig Nolte, Regional Manager
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
Mark your calendars
Oregon Brownfields Forum Networking Meeting
Thursday, November 4
10:30 – 12:30
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
– 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 (email@example.com).
– No RSVP required for this meeting
The Brownfields Forum is hosted by NEBC (www.nebc.org). Forum events are open to all interested parties.
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