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Welcoming Sue Hekker with Mortgage Express to the Business

Welcoming Sue Hekker with Mortgage Express to the business!

Sue is a Loan Officer proudly affiliated with Mortgage Express in the Portland Lincoln Tower office.  We’re always excited when a trusted friend and professional makes a career change our clients can benefit from. The Gardner family has known Sue and her family for many years and would without a doubt recommend her for your mortgage needs.  When she let us know she was looking to make this career change, we were thrilled to hear the news.  Congratulations Sue, we’re excited to be in the real estate industry with you.

Sue Hekker Mortgage Express



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Where did home buyers find the home they purchased in 2014?

Where did home buyers find the home they purchased in 2014?  That very interesting question has been answered in the 2014 National Association of Realtors Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers report, profiling where buyers found the home they purchased.

Internet – 43%
The number has consistently increased year after year, starting at just 8% in 2001.

Real Estate Agent – 33%
Ranging between 38% and 33% since 2004, this number was at its highest in 2001 at (48%).

Yard Sign/Open House Sign – 9%
This number stayed between 15% and 16% from 2001-2008, slowly starting to drop as of 2009.

Friend, Relative, Neighbor – 6%
Going back and forth from 7% to 8% from 2001-2008, this number dropped to 6% in 2009 and has stayed there.

Home Builder or Their Agent – 5%
This percentage has stayed the same for the last four years.

Directly From Sellers – 3%
This number has remained between 2% and 3% since 2005.

Print Newspaper Advertisement – 1%
In 2001 this was 7% and has consistently dropped year after year.

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Safest places to live in Oregon – Sherwood comes in at #3


The Safest Places to Live in Oregon Are…

Congratulations to all the wonderful cities in Oregon who made the list, and thanks to all who contribute to keeping our towns a safe and desirable place to live!  Among the list of safest places to live in Oregon, our hometown of Sherwood comes in at #3.  

Oregon, a beautiful state to call home. Known for it’s green forest backdrop, smell of fresh rain, majestic mountains,  breathtaking coastline, impressive geographic features, diverse industry and an extensive history, 7 wonders of Oregon, great academic choices, professional sports teams, family friendly towns and tax free shopping, there are just so many reasons that round out why the Beaver State appeals to those who are considering a great place to live on the West Coast.

However, not every part of Oregon is created equal. It comes down to discovering the right place to live for the lifestyle you want to live, and that means knowing territory, regions and exactly which communities are safer than others.

At the end of the day, beauty and ambiance is important, but safety comes first and is a top priority when it comes to choosing your the town you’ll call home.

This report is brought to us by Safe Choice Security.  They’ve compiled a list of the 12 safest cities in Oregon.  They carefully analyzed the data from the 2012 FBI Crime Statistics report to find the communities that stood out from the rest because of their low crime rates. All of them had fewer reports of violent crime and property crime than other cities in Oregon.  We hope this makes where you consider residing much easier. With this information you’re empowered with important information about the cities that made the list.

For more information about living in these cities in Oregon, contact us!  Several of the cities fall within the Territory serviced by The Gardner Team.  For all the other areas in Oregon, we have a network of excellent representatives who are top producers and experts in their respective markets to send you to. Let us know how we can be of serve when it’s tim e to move. Your relocation is important to us. Having relocated ourselves, in addition to helping hundreds of clients do the same, we can help.

1. Baker City, Oregon

2. West Linn, Oregon (Where the Gardner Team Serves!)

3. Sherwood, Oregon (Where the Gardner Team Lives and Serves!)

4. Silverton, Oregon

5. Newberg, Oregon (Where the Gardner Team Serves!)

6. Umatilla, Oregon

7. Beaverton, Oregon (Where the Gardner Team Serves!)

8. Lake Oswego, Oregon (Where the Gardner Team Serves & Our Corporate Office is!)

9.  Canby, Oregon (Where the Gardner Team Serves!)

10. Monmouth, Oregon

11. Scappoose, Oregon

12. Junction City, Oregon

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10 Great Properties For Sale in Oregon

  1. 0 beds, 0 baths
    Lot size: 6.47 ac
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  2. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 4,925 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.81 ac
    Year built: 2004
    Parking spots: 6
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  3. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,001 sq ft
    Lot size: 6.49 ac
    Year built: 1983
    Parking spots: 2
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  4. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,097 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.69 ac
    Year built: 2000
    Parking spots: 2
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  5. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,908 sq ft
    Lot size: 19.67 ac
    Year built: 1930
    Parking spots: 3
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  6. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 8.06 ac
    Year built: 1971
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  7. 5 beds, 4 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 5,122 sq ft
    Lot size: 3.00 ac
    Year built: 2007
    Parking spots: 3
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(all data current as of 2/6/2016)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.


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Contact The Gardner Team

Jason H. Gardner, Principal Broker
Phone: 971.832.1234
E-mail: [email protected]

Ky Wolf, Buyers Broker
Phone: 971-832-1231
Email: [email protected]

Amber R. Gardner, Director of Marketing
Phone: 971.832.1235
E-mail: [email protected]

Buying or Selling a Home In or Around Sherwood? Go with Gardner!

Local: NO OTHER Realtor/Team sells more Sherwood real estate. (*2008-2013) | Proudly Affiliated with The Hasson Company #1 in the Pacific Northwest.