This week I wanted to share the pros and cons of living in Newport Oregon along with Windermere chief economist Matthew Gardner’s weekly housing market update. I found his insight into the direction of the market pretty insightful. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
And as always, please let me know if there’s any way I can serve or support you right now, real estate related or not.
Pros and Cons of Living in Newport Oregon
Mondays with Matthew: Will COVID-19 Impact Where Buyers Want to Live?
In this week’s episode of Mondays with Matthew, Matthew Gardner kicks off a series of episodes in which he answers questions from his followers. The first deals with how COVID-19 could impact where buyers want to live, especially in more urban markets.
Neighbors in Need Raises $690,000 for Food Banks
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected populations across the globe, but those who struggle with poverty and count on food programs to meet their basic day-to-day needs are in an especially uncertain place. While coping with increased demand and a bottlenecked pipeline of food supply, food banks are desperate for funds to continue to serve their communities. Because of this, Windermere decided to challenge its offices to raise $250,000, every dollar of which would be matched by the Windermere Foundation and donated to food banks in the areas where Windermere operates. We titled it the “Neighbors in Need” fundraising campaign.
Neighbors in Need kicked off on April 21, with the goal of raising $250,000 by May 5. As word continued to spread, online donations and contributions from both our agents and the public began to increase. Neighbors in Need was given a boost by Seattle Seahawks starting safety Quandre Diggs in a heartfelt message encouraging support. Over the final 24 hours, leading up to the May 5 deadline, support poured in from across the Windermere family as the final figure exceeded the initial goal of $500,000, landing at a total of $690,000.
Neighbors in Need exemplifies Windermere’s deep commitment to supporting our local communities, which traces back to 1989 when the Windermere Foundation first started. Since then, we’ve proudly raised more than $41 million for low-income and homeless families throughout the Western U.S.
On behalf of the Windermere Foundation to all those who joined the effort: Thank you. We could not have made this large of an impact without your help. We are humbled to be able to do our part to help those who need it most during these uncertain times. – by Sandy Dodge
Matthew Gardner Weekly COVID-19 Housing & Economic Update: 5/11/2020
Job growth is critical to the health of the housing market, so on this week’s episode of “Mondays with Matthew,” Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner analyzes the effect of COVID-19 on employment and what we can expect for the duration of the year.
360 Video Walking Tour of Otter Rock Oregon
Earlier this week I took some time to take my 360 camera out to Devil’s Punchbowl and through the surf shop out there. If you are looking for rest and relaxation, Otter Rock is a great spot to be close to all the attractions of Newport but tucked away in your own private little oasis. In this video, I will be sharing what it looks like during COVID-19 but also giving you an idea of what things look like at the Devils Punchbowl State Park area. If you liked this video do me a favor and hit the subscribe button and like this video. There are links below to all the shops mentioned if you would like to contact them for more information.
Pura Vida Surf Shop: https://pvsurfshop.com/ Flying Dutchman Winery: http://www.dutchmanwinery.com/ Cliffside Sweets: http://www.cliffsidecoffeeandsweets.com/ Mo’s West Restaurant: http://www.moschowder.com/otter-rock.php
On our recent BossFM interview we share our tips on successfully buying or selling a home, current market conditions, and what’s going on in real estate right now.
Over the last several years, many of the circumstances that triggered the previous housing bubble have changed. Windermere’s Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, breaks down how tax policy, bank regulations, interest rates, lending standards, and home equity have improved our ability to avoid another bubble.