December 2019 Newsletter


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Posted on December 4, 2019 at 9:17 pm
Jamie Van Hoorn | Posted in Newsletters |

Real Estate Appreciation

Posted on December 4, 2019 at 6:07 pm
Jamie Van Hoorn | Posted in Market Update |

Portland Holiday Displays and Events!

Posted on November 22, 2019 at 8:52 pm
Jamie Van Hoorn | Posted in Events |

Windermere Foundation Silent Auction Dec. 5!

Our Annual Windermere Realty Trust Lloyd Tower Silent Auction is Dec. 5! This year, we hope to surpass the $485,000 that our entire company raised last year for over 40 local charities that the Windermere Foundation supports. All of these charities support low-income families throughout Oregon and SW Washington.

If you’d like to attend the auction or donate to the cause, please contact me! Happy Holidays!

Posted on November 21, 2019 at 5:30 pm
Jamie Van Hoorn | Posted in Events |

Share the Warmth Coat Drive!




If you’d like to donate an adult-size new or gently used coat or twin size blanket for someone in need, please stop by one of the Windermere Offices now through December 18!

Click here for more information!

Posted on November 19, 2019 at 12:27 am
Jamie Van Hoorn | Posted in Events |

November 2019 Newsletter

Click here to view my newsletter for November 2019!

Posted on November 11, 2019 at 8:35 pm
Jamie Van Hoorn | Posted in Newsletters |

Understanding “Missing Middle Housing”

The Oregon House Bill 2001 was passed in August, “requiring cities with a population greater than 10,000 or within Metro to allow duplexes in lands zoned for single-family dwellings within urban growth boundary, and cities with greater than 25,000 to allow middle housing in lands zoned for residential uses within urban growth boundaries.” (Paraphrased from the Oregon State Legislature website.)

OK, so how does this affect the Portland Metro area?

The City has been working on the Residential Infill Project (RIP) for more than 4 years, in an attempt to address the need for more affordable housing in single-family neighborhoods of the Portland Metro. The RIP proposal will mostly cover the requirements of HB 2001, but is being adjusted to be in compliance.

The Planning and Sustainability Commission revised prior drafts of the RIP plan to create the Recommended Draft, a summary of the proposed changes to residential housing zoning. The Commission is tentatively scheduled to present the recommended draft to City Council in December 2019, and the Council is expected to hold public hearings on these recommendations as well.

To see how your property might be affected by the new zoning laws, type in your address using the Map App on your mobile device.

Here are a few links to learn more about this project:

Posted on October 30, 2019 at 7:48 pm
Jamie Van Hoorn | Posted in Market Update |

Best Neighborhoods for Young Professionals

Are you between ages 25-34 with a college education? Do you appreciate diversity and proximity to bars, restaurants and coffee shops in your neighborhood? If so, listen up! You may be curious to know the top neighborhoods in Portland for people like you.

According to, a Pittsburgh-based research company that reviews and ranks cities and their neighborhoods, Portland is #14 out of 228 cities for Best Cities for Young Professionals in the U.S. Within the city, a Portland Business Journal article broke it down even further, and The Pearl District ranked #1! Click here to read the full article.

Posted on March 27, 2019 at 9:02 pm
Jamie Van Hoorn | Posted in Discover Portland |

Brick Fireplace White Wash Makeover

Looking for an easy way to update your tired, old brick fireplace? White washing is a great option. Here is what you’ll need:

  • Water-based paint (any leftover interior paint will do!)
  • Water
  • Paint brush and container
  • Painters tape

Mix your paint and water at a 1:1 ratio and your all set! Make sure you have a rag or towel handy as the mixture splatters easily. My fireplace took about 4 coats to get this look. I also suggest painting the wood mantel before or during so you can see what the final result will look like. Sometimes the white wash looks a little muddy until it’s next to a freshly painted mantel.

Posted on March 26, 2019 at 11:03 pm
Jamie Van Hoorn | Posted in DIY Home Projects |

Rosé & Real Estate Kick-Off Party!

Spring is on it’s way which means a couple things to me: Rosé season and the perfect time to get you into your new home! Please join me to kick off Spring at my Rosé & Real Estate Party!

Check out my new office, and enjoy some rosé (or white wine, red wine, beer or cider… you know me!) and light appetizers. And don’t forget to enter the raffle when you arrive! Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 2. Looking forward to seeing you!

April 4, 5-8pm
Windermere Realty Trust Hawthorne Office
5015 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97215


Posted on March 25, 2019 at 6:52 pm
Jamie Van Hoorn | Posted in Events |