Letter From A Client

Portland Testimonials
"Bruce and Richard were consummate professionals the entire process" Additional Short Sale Foreclosure Resources Over the years as a Professional Portland Realtor I have represented many clients that needed extra special assistance in selling their homes. I feel blessed & honored knowing these special clients as they have a way of touching my heart in a unique way. The attached letter might understate the effort we put into selling this particular home, but getting to know this home owner was indeed an honor for me personally. She is a fabulous woman that had become unable to deal with the daily business of running a household. We were there for Ms owner & her brother every step of the way with encouragement, support and sound data so that together they could…
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Oregon Mortgage Mediation Program

Oregon Foreclosures
Changes to Oregon’s Foreclosure Law Information about Oregon Mortgage Mediation 132 at risk homeowners have applied for Oregon’s new Pre Foreclosure Mediation with no response from the banks. Jonathan Conant manager of Oregon’s Foreclosure Mediation subcontractor, Collins Center for Public Policy said the five biggest banks in Oregon aren’t & won’t participate in the new foreclosure mediation program, “They just don’t want to play”. The new law permits homeowners that are at risk of becoming in default on their mortgage the right to request mediation with their bank in resolving mortgage issues prior to being late with any payments. Banks aren’t responding & won’t participate under any circumstances according to Conant Oregon’s Mediation Manager. As a Distressed Properties Veteran I am not surprised, not one bit. Big banks dodge or…
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Portland Soapbox Derby

Portland Entertainment, Portland Events
Get Ready for Race DAY Have a need for speed? Are you handy with hammers, saws and glue? Do you have a spare bed frame or couple bicycle wheels laying around? Whether you want to watch or compete, come check out the 17th annual Portland Soap Box Derby held on a Saturday coming August 2013 at Mt. Tabor Park. Racers will brave the slopes of Mt. Tabor in their motor-less, gravity propelled soap cars of all makes and designs. Maybe a theme mobile is on your short list. Don’t be mistaken, just because these cars don’t have a motor, don't think that they can't get going pretty fast! Register for the 2013 Mt Tabor Portland Soap Box Derby by visiting the web site below. With over 40 different teams racing…
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Portland Oregon Food Tour

Portland Entertainment, Portland Events
Epicurean Excursion Tours We though you might enjoy this; Epicurean Excursion Tours Portland is well known for its restaurants and ever rising culinary scene. We have everything for gourmet high end restaurants to the up and coming “food cart” scene. With a wide array from just about every type of restaurant under the sun, it’s hard to know where to start. One thing that is for sure, Portland’s food is worth exploring. With the Epicurean Excursion tours you will get a first hand guided tour of what Portland has to offer in the way of exceptional food. Start off by meeting your guide at the mezzanine library at the Heathman Hotel at 1001 SW Broadway. From here you will be guided throughout downtown to sample some the best food and…
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Client Says: Thanks

Portland Testimonials
An email from a Mt Tabor Portland Short Sale Client. This family really needed our help. FROM: Dave Hi there, Realtor Bruce Lockwood asked me to send a quick note about how our short sale went with them. In a nutshell: My wife and I unknowingly bought a moldy house about two years ago. After we lived there for two weeks, my wife was so sick that we had to move out. We were first-time home buyers, and pretty much went broke buying the nicest house we could afford -- so we could barely afford to rent an apartment on top of that. We spent a few months working with a lawyer, yadda yadda.. but we didn't have many options, or legal recourse. Basically a very crappy situation. We couldn't…
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80’s Video Dance Attack

Portland Events
80’s Video Dance Attack Okay Portlanders, that includes Realtors too, get ready to tease that hair, put on your stone washed jeans, wear some neon’s or leather and get ready for Portland’s best dance party! Every Friday night at the Crystal Ballroom on 14th and Burnside at 8pm is where you will find VJ Kittyrox. Dance the night away to the best of the 80s and check out the giant projection screen that will be showing the best of 80’s MTV! The Crystal Ballroom offers a bit of Portland history. The Ballroom opened its doors on 1914, right at the upstart on WWI, and for 90 plus years it has gone through many changes, but has always been a great place to dance and hear live music. During the Great…
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Mortgage Foreclosure Relief Program

Oregon Foreclosures, Short Sales
Oregon Foreclosure Crisis Housing and Urban Development HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan met with Portland housing authorities & the Oregonian August 23rd 2012 to discus the Oregon foreclosure crisis. The crisis continues as state and federal housing authorities struggle in their attempts to bring foreclosure relief to Oregon homeowners. Mortgage Assistance In Portland Thursday August 23, 2012 Shaun Donovan stated that Oregon has received nearly $300 million dollars to help Oregonians with under water mortgages. The Portland homeowners I have spoke with, that has applied for mortgage relief says they have submitted endless amounts of documentation and were denied any assistance. In real life situations our Nationally Certified Foreclose Resource Specialist Team has found the short sale process has been streamline for our clients that are in foreclosure compared to 4…
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Hood to Coast Relay

Portland Entertainment, Portland Events, Portland Oregon Info
Hood to Coast The time to start is now. Are you ready for the “mother of all relays”? Hood to Coast has been a NW tradition for over 30 years. It is the largest relay race in the entire world. Starting at Timberline Lodge at the base of Oregon’s majestic Mt. Hood 1050 relay teams will run and walk their way all the way to Oregon’s beautiful Seaside, located on the Oregon coast. All in all racers will cover just about 199 miles of beautiful NW terrain. Running legs from the mountain, through Gresham and SE Portland, along US 26 and all the way to our beautiful coastline. Hood to Coast is a non-profit organization and much of the benefits go to the American Cancer Society. Hood to Coast started…
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Client says: There Were No Surprises

Portland Testimonials
Last year we purchased a Portland Short-Sale property from Oregon Realty’s Portland Short Sale Specialist Bruce Lockwood SFR, and Richard Lockwood SFR, Real Estate Brokers. We were pleased with the process and professionalism of Bruce & Richard. The information they provided was comprehensive & accurate, there were no surprises. Be sure to insist on the SFR Certificate when buying or selling a short sale. Bruce & Richards' entire Team are all SFR certified real estate brokers. Some friends of ours were not so lucky. We love our home as it is everything we bargained for. Thanks Bruce & Richard. Mike Thank you, we're glad to see you're happy with your home. Be sure to check out the Case Shiller Housing Reports to get more behind the scenes information about what…
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Another Happy Client

Portland Testimonials
My name is John and I was facing the prospects of a rising mortgage, lower home value and less take home pay. After many attempts to work with my lenders failed, my wife and I decided to sell our home. We did not know what to do with the stress of not being able to meet our financial obligations or get any help. I was ready to throw in the towel and let the home go into foreclosure when my wife suggested instead that I speak to Bruce Lockwood at Oregon Reality and that he could help us with our situation. After a brief meeting, it was suggested that we try a short sale instead foreclosure/bankruptcy. Bruce Lockwood stepped me thru the process and told me they would be with…
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