Windermere in the News

Local Windermere branches donate $9,550 to nonprofits

The Daily Astorian: July 15, 2016. Read more here.

Brokers create kitchen for Gearhart kids

The Daily Astorian: June 10, 2016. Read more here.

Food drive to benefit Fruit Valley Foundation

The Columbian: June 2, 2016. Read more here.

Windermere Stellar announces top local brokers for 2015

Portland Business Journal: May 18, 2016. Read more here.

Windermere adds two new offices, ups its regional count to 60

Portland Business Journal: May 17, 2016.

The company now has 60 offices across Oregon and Southwest Washington. Read more here.

The List: Metro-Area Residential Real Estate Firms

Portland Business Journal: March 18, 2016.

Ranked by 2015 Residential sold dollar volume in the Portland metro area – Windermere Stellar comes in secdond. Read more here.

$15M Beaverton development will match foster kids with elder care

Portland Business Journal: March 18, 2016.

Beth Kellan, Windermere Stellar real estate broker, weighs in. Read more here.

Special Report: Easing the homebuying blues

Portland Business Journal: March 18, 2016.

Windermere Stellar recently pledged $100,000 to the project. Read more here.

Online house-flipper may list Portland homes

KOIN 6: March 15, 2016.

Brian Allen weighs in and offers advice to Portland home buyers. Watch here.

Big out-of-town money buys up Portland rentals

The Oregonian: March 12, 2016.

Brian Allen offers his opinion. Read more here.

Honoring 'stellar' work

West Linn Tidings: February 25, 2016.

West Linn Windermere Stellar branch earned two awards for community service. Read more here.

Portland real estate agents open new office in the Pearl

Portland Business Journal: February 24, 2016. Read more here.

Is the economy going to be better this year?

Portland Business Journal: February 2, 2016.

Brian Allen and Windermere size it up. Read more here.

The Art of Real Estate: Top Tips from Expert Blake Ellis

The Pearl: January 31, 2016. Read more here.

Portland's most expensive home sales in 2015

The Oregonian: January 30, 2016.

Four of the six homes were sold by Windermere Stellar agents. Read more here.

Real estate firm finds new home

The Columbian: January 5, 2016.

Windermere Stellar moves from Officers Row to former Vancouver City Hall buildling. Read more here.

Realtors find new home in Vancouver

Portland Business Journal: December 28, 2015.

Windermere Stellar moves into former Vancouver City Hall buildling. Read more here.

On the Oregon Coast, affordable housing doesn't pencil out

The Oregonian: December 20, 2015.

Tillamook and other small cities along the Oregon Coast face a shortage of affordable housing in conjunction with especially limited resources. Read more here.

Listings dwindle, home prices rise

The Columbian: December 15, 2015.

S.W. Washington real estate market endures shortage. Windermere Stellar broker Mike Lamb offers insight. Read more here.

Vancouver’s Windermere Stellar moves into former City Hall building; Open house Jan. 7

Daily Insider: December 14, 2015. Read more here.

Start Planning for an Improved New Year

RealtorMag: December 2015.

Put agents on the right path in 2016 by helping them objectively look at their business in 2015. Read more here.

Windermere launches coat, blanket drive

Lake Oswego Review: November 5, 2015.

More than 30 Windermere Real Estate offices in Oregon and Southwest Washington will participate. Read more here.

One of Portland's largest real estate firms moves into the Pearl

Portland Business Journal: November 5, 2015.

Windermere Stellar will open a new office in the Pearl District this winter. Read more here.

Friends of the Children celebrates $400K donation with new digs, national expansion

Portland Business Journal: November 5, 2015.

The space also includes a $250,000 teaching kitchen funded by local real estate firm Windermere Stellar. Read more here.

Real estate agency kicks off annual coat drive

The Columbian: November 4, 2015. Read more here.

Windermere Foundation golf tourney raises funds for families

StarNews: October 17, 2015.

More than $50,000 was raised. Read more here.

Cover Story: Portland's a terrific value. Will it last?

Portland Business Journal: October 16, 2015.

Brian Allen weighs in. Read more here.

The List: Corporate Philanthropists: Medium Companies

Portland Business Journal: October 9, 2015.

Windermere Stellar comes in at third with $370,321 in cash contributions. See the list here.

Windermere's Brian Allen opens up about childhood vacations to Hiroshima, corruption on the commune

Portland Business Journal: October 8, 2015. Read more here.

Windermere's Brian Allen on living in a commune, Portland's changing neighborhoods and his famous dad Steve Allen

Portland Business Journal: October 2, 2015. Read more here.

Corporate Philanthropy Awards: Meet the 30 most generous Oregon companies of 2015

Portland Business Journal: October 2, 2015. Read more here.

Business Movers include Nihad Aweidah…

The Oregonian: September 25, 2015.

The Rotary Club of Portland named Nihad Aweidah, Windermere Stellar broker, as the 2015 recepient of its Kenyon T. Bernent award. Read more here.

4 Tips to Successfully Partner With a Nonprofit

RealtorMag: August 2015.

Joan Allen offers advice to fellow realtors. Read more here.

Providence Guest House opens it doors

Portland Tribune: August 4, 2015.

The kitchen and dining room were helped by a $200,000 donation from Windermere Foundation. Read more here.

Eclectic lineup at Riverfront Concerts appeals to many tastes

The Bee: July 31, 2015.

Windermere Stellar Moreland office presented "Portland's Pillar of soul." Read more here.

SMART Receives $1,800 donation from Windermere Foundation

The Daily Astorian: July 31, 2015. Read more here.

Windermere Stellar renames mortgage unit

The Columbian: July 27, 2015. Read more here.

Windermere rechristens its mortgage arm in a rebrand

Portland Business Journal: July 27, 2015. Read more here.

Portland-area housing market heats up in June with more sales, higher prices

The Oregonian: July 15, 2015.

Brian Allen weighs in on the 2015 summer market. Read more here.

Sound familiar? Rising prices, dropping inventory in Portland's housing market

Portland Business Journal: July 15, 2015.

Brian Allen weighs in on the 2015 summer market. Read more here.

Giving back to the community

West Linn Tidings: June 16, 2015.

Windermere Stellar's West Linn brokers volunteer at the West Linn Adult Community Center. Read more here.

Successful Second-Home Summer Sales

RealtorMag: June 2015.

Joan Allen gives advice to agents on making the most of this busy season. Read more here.

Windermere Stellar holds community service day

The Daily Astorian: June 26, 2015.

Windermere Stellar coast brokers donate their time to charity at the South Clatsop County Food Bank in Seaside. Read more here.

Sustainability: It's more than just solar panels (Column)

Portland Business Journal: June 16, 2015.

Windermere Stellar Real Estate agent Teresa St. Martin focuses on green homes in Portland. Read more here.

Windermere Foundation presents funding to Camp Kiwanilong

The Daily Astorian: June 12, 2015. Read more here.

Windermere Stellar brokers volunteer in community service day

KGW: June 5, 2015. Read more here.

Windermere Stellar, Chamber of Commerce donate funds

Lake Oswego Review: May 28, 2015.

Windermere Stellar donated $1,150 to Lake Oswego's Boy Scout Troop 230. Read more here.

'Fierce' summer in store for Portland-area housing market

The Oregonian: May 15, 2015. Read more here.

Community Helpers donastions as of April 26, 2015

The Oregonian: April 23, 2015.

Windermere Stellar donated $3,111 to Rose City Rowing and New Avenues for Youth. Read more here.

Windermere Stellar adds brokers

The Daily Astorian: April 23, 2015. Read more here.

April Events and Activities

The Bee: March 31, 2015. Read more here.

5 Tips for Helping Agents in the Spring Market

RealtorMag: March 2015.

Joan Allen advises managers on how to support their agents during a feverish market. Read more here.

Portland Neighborhoods By The Numbers: Where to Buy in 2015

Portland Monthly: April 2, 2015.

Windermere Stellar brokers MJ Steen and Billy Grippo weigh in. Read more here.

Windermere Real Estate announces Top Brokers for 2014

Lake Oswego Review: March 26, 2015. See who made the list here.

List Leaders: Portland's top 5 residential real estate firms

Portland Business Journal: March 20, 2015.

Windermere Stellar ranks second in the top metro-area residential real estate firms. See the list here.

Portland's housing market continues its hot streak

Portland Business Journal: March 18, 2015.

"The Portland metro real estate market continues to improve," said Brian Allen. Read more here.

Windermere Stellar honors top brokers

The Daily Astorian: March 19, 2015. Read more here.

Moving out, moving in: Managing an in-neighborhood move in a seller's market

The Oregonian: February 22, 2015.

Read how Windermere Stellar broker Mardi Davis helped a couple navigate a complicated transaction here.

Realtor makes donation for tuition assistance

The Bee: February 6, 2015.

Windermere Stellar donated $1,500 to St. Mary's Academy. Read more here.

Building a Community-Minded Culture

RealtorMag: January 2015.

Joan Allen offers insight into becoming one of the top philanthropic companies in its market. Read more here.

School notes: Fundraisers support education; new programs; etc.

Clackamas Review: January 28, 2015.

The Oregon City Backpack Buddies program received $5,000 from Windermere Stellar. Read more here.

Windermere Stellar doubles its Donations to Vancouver nonprofits in 2014

Vancouver – SW Washington Business Journal: January 23, 2015

Windermere Stellar donates $67,500 to local Clark County organizations in 2014. Read More here.

Windermere Stellar gives to northwest charities

The Daily Astorian: January 23, 2015

Real estate firm Windermere Stellar gave big to local and regional groups. Read More here.

2015 Real Estate Predictions

Portland Business Journal: December 26, 2014
Brian Allen predicts "slower but continued growth." Read More here.

Windermere Takes Friends of the Children to Basketball Camp

Portland Society Page: December 2014
Windermere Stellar donated a Portland Trail Blazers clinic that featured two hours of private basketball instruction, highlighting Jerome Kersey and mascot Blaze, to 30 low-income youth. Read More here.

Windermere Donates to KairosPDX

The Skanner: December 12, 2014
Windermere Foundation funds will be used to support early childhood education of low-income children. Read More here.

The High-End Market in Lake Oswego

Portland Tribune: December 4, 2014
Dennis Kelly, Windermere Stellar managing principal broker of the Lake Oswego and West Linn offices, offers insights on the high-end market in Lake Oswego. Read More here.

Windermere Donation to Help Feed Hungry Youth

Oregonian: December 2, 2014
The Oregon City Backpack Buddies recently received a $2,000 donation from the Windermere Foundation to help stop child hunger in the community. Read More here.

Housing Recovery in Vancouver

The Columbian: November 16, 2014
Windermere Stellar real estate broker Mike Lamb expects continued recovery of the housing market in Vancouver. Read More here.

Windermere Raises nearly $117,000 at annual Children's Justice Center Gala

The Columbian: October 22, 2014
All proceeds of the fundraiser will benefit child victims of abuse and neglect. Read More here.

Windermere's $250,000 Kitchen

Portland Business Journal: October 15, 2014
Windermere Stellar announces fundraising campaign to build a kitchen in the new Friends of the Chidlren facility. Read More here.

Summer Market Analysis

Oregonian: September 12, 2014
Windermere Stellar Managing Principal Broker Dennis Kelly comments on Portland's summer real estate market. "Buyers have become a little more selective," Kelly says. Read More here.

Windermere Broker Appointed to Sustainability Commission

Portland Business Journal: September 4, 2014
Windermere Stellar Real Estate Broker Teresa St. Martin is appointed to Portland's Planning and Sustainability Commission by Mayor Hales. Read More here.

Windermere Foundation Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Oregonian: July 16, 2014
Windermere Stellar has raised more than $100,000 through its annual golf tournament fundraiser, lead by Broker Nihad Aweidah. In it's fifth year, the tournament is already sold out, with all proceeds benefitting the Windermere Foundation and the low-income children and families it serves. Read More here.

Providence Guest Housing Project Begins

Oregonian: June 17, 2014
Windermere Stellar has raised $200,000 for Providence Portland Guest Housing, which will offer a home away from home for patients who come to Portland for medical treatment.  The demolition of anold building on the site of the future guest housing facility marked the start of this long-awaited project. Read More here. View a video of the demolition here.

Foundation Donates to Clackamas Women's Services

KGW: May 23, 2014
This $5,000 donation will purchase therapeutic play equipment to help survivors of domestic violence heal. Read More here.

Advice for Home Buyers and Sellers – Be Prepared

KGW: May 16, 2014
Brian Allen explains how low inventory is affecting home buyers and sellers. Read More here.

Portland Area Market Remains Competitive

The Oregonian: May 14, 2014
Fewer listings makes for a fast-moving market. Read More here.

Home Developers are Competition for First Time Buyers

The Oregonian: May 5, 2014
Billy Grippo, Windermere Stellar Broker, offers insight on the challenges of the current competitive market. Read More here.

Vancouver Real Estate Market Continues to Improve

The Columbian: April 15, 2014
Windermere Stellar Broker Mike Lamb reflects on the increase in real esate transactions in March. Read More here.

Windermere Stellar Named Top Power Broker

RIS Media Real Estate: April 15, 2014
.Windermere Stellar was named in a national list of Top Power Brokers for 2013! See our place on page 90 here

Friends of the Children wins $25,000

Portland Business Journal: April 11, 2014
Friends of the Children was nominated by Windemrere Stellar for the Windermere Foundation charity challenge and won $25,000. Read More here.

Spring Market Q&A with Brian Allen

Portland Business Journal: April 7, 2014
Brian Allen provides local insight to the real estate conversation, as the spring market picks up. Read More here.

Where are the Homebuilders?

Portland Business Journal: March 21, 2014
Brian Allen is quoted that Portland is in a crunch due to lack of homebuilders. Read More here.

Weather Affects Area Home Sales

The Oregonian: March 12, 2014
Dennis Kelly offers some insight on the February housing market. Read More here.

Windermere Foundation Donation to Children's Justice Center

The Columbian: March 11, 2014
Windermere Foundation donates $65,000 to the Children's Justice Center. Read More here.

Selling Homes to End Homelessness

Portland Business Journal: February 21, 2014
Joan Allen is interviewed on Windermere Real Estate and the Windermere Foundation. Read More here.

Windermere Donates Nearly $200,000 to Local Community

The Daily Astorian: January 31, 2014
Forty charitable organizations in the Portland metro, Vancouver and north Oregon coast areas were supported. Read More here.

Windermere Foundation Funds Girls Inc.

Lake Oswego Review: January 16, 2014
Donation will fund program that empowers girls to be smart, bold and strong. Read More here.

What You Get for $900,000

The New York Times: January 15, 2014
Blake Ellis from our NW Johnson office has a listing featured in this week's New York Times real estate section. Read More here.

Predictions for the 2014 Market

KGW: January 3, 2014

Dennis Kelly anticipates some coming changes to the real estate market in the new year. Learn more here.

Real Estate in 2014

The Oregonian: January 1, 2014

Brian Allen weighs in on predictions for the 2014 Real Estate market. Read more here.

New Portland Heights Manager

The Oregonian: November 25, 2013

Benjamin Rice and Will Rader are highlighted for their achievements. Read more here.

Ron Howard's Jazz Performance to Raise Money for Windermere Foundation

Portland Tribune: November 19, 2013

Ron Howard, managing broker for Windermere's Lloyd Tower office, will be performing jazz music at Jimmy Mak's to support the Windermere Foundation. Read more here.

Portland's Housing Market Recovery

KGW: November 6, 2013

Brian Allen is interviewed on the Portland housing market as it nears pre-recession levels. Read more here.

Windermere Offers Search by Drive Time Feature

The Daily Astorian: October 31, 2013

Home buyers can now evaluate commute times between their work and a home for sale with the search by drive time tool on windermere.com.  Read more here.

New Manager for Portland Heights Office

Portland Business Journal: October 25, 2013

Benjamin Rice takes positions as Managing Principal Broker for Windermere's Portland Heights office.  Read more here.

Windermere Foundation Donates to Food 4 Kids of Seaside

The Daily Astorian: October 18, 2013

The $1,865 donation will provide backpacks filled with to students that qualify for federally assisted lunch and breakfast to take home over the weekend.  Read more here.

Housing is Still Looking Up

Housing Wire: September 25, 2013

Brian weighs in on the local market alongside a review of the housing market nationally. Read more here.

Local Real Estate Market

KINK FM: September 13, 2013

Sheila Hamilton of KINK FM's The Morning Show and Speak Freely interviewed Joan Allen and Roger Gantz about the current real estate market, the Windermere Foundation and the Windermere Film Festival video contest.  Listen to the interview here.

Top Workplace Award

OREGONIAN: September 11, 2013
Windermere Cronin & Caplan Realty Group with Windermere Real Estate/Stellar Group was recognized as a Best Workplace – an honor that was a direct result from surveying our Managing Principle Brokers, Branch Administrators, Assistant Branch Administrators, Mortgage Brokers and Assistants, Relocation and Referral Staff, and the Staff in Administrative Services. Read More here.

Corporate Philanthropy Award

PORTLAND BUSINESS JOURNAL: September 11, 2013
For the second year in a row, Windermere Cornin & Caplan Realty Group with Windermere Real Estate/Stellar Group were honored for philanthropy. Read More here.
 

Raising the Bar

LORE: August 2013
This profile of Joan Allen and the Windermere Foundaiton emphasizes Windermere's culture of giving to the communities where our agents work and live. Read More here.

Summer Real Estate Market

OregonLive: July 12, 2013
Lake Oswego Managing Principal Broker Dennis Kelly comments on the summer market. Read More here.

Agents from Stellar Group Hold a Food Drive

The Columbian: July 10, 2013
Community Service Day efforts are dedicated to gathering food for Fruit Valley Elementary School. Read More here.

Agents the Lloyd Tower and Portland Heights Offices Donate Time for Community Service Day

OregonLive: July 2, 2013
The Children's Book Bank and St. Andrew's Nativity School benefit from Windermere's annual Community Service Day. Read More here.

Windermere Foundation Awarded by Bridge Meadows

OregonLive: July 2, 2013
Bridge Meadows presented the Windermere Foundation with it's first ever Bridge Builder Award. Read More here.

Windermere Foundation Donates to the Children's Developmental Health Institute

Lake Oswego Review: June 27, 2013
This $1,500 donation will be used to provide scholarships for low-income children. Read More here.

Windermere Foundation Presented with Bridge Builder Award

Portland Society Page: June 24, 2013
Bridge Meadows presented the Windermere Foundation with it's first ever Bridge Builder Award. Read More here.

What You Get for $1.3 Million

The New York Times: June 11, 2013
Leslie Center from our Lloyd Tower office has a listing featured in this week's New York Times real estate section. Read More here.

Jon Du Clos and Betsy Rickles: Portland's Million Dollar Homes

Portland Business Journal: May 16, 2013
Jon Du Clos and Betsy Rickles, both from Windermere Cronin & Caplan Realty Group's Johnson office, comment on the fast-moving market for million dollar homes. Read More here. See Jon, Betsy, and several more Windermere agents' million dollar listings here.

Windermere Opens New Office in Cannon Beach

Daily Astorian: May 8, 2013
The Cannon Beach office is now at 255 N. Hemlock St., Suite B1. A party to celebrate the new space will be on Saturday May 25 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM. Read More here.

Billy Grippo: Home Sales, Prices Rise in March

The Oregonian: April 10, 2013
"A property that is under $450,000 that looks good and shows well is going to sell in two or three weeks, and sometimes with multiple offers," said Billy Grippo of Windermere Cronin & Caplan Realty Group's Lloyd Tower office. Read More here.

Brian Allen: Understanding Today's Real Estate Market

The Oregonian: March 30, 2013
"More and more buyers are walking into the real estate agent's office with a printout of the homes they'd like to see," said Brian Allen- Windermere Cronin & Caplan. View the interview here.

Brian Allen: Real Estate Market is Continuing to Improve

KGW: March 26, 2013
"It's always market dynamics, supply and demand. Supply is way down and demand is high," said Brian Allen- Windermere Cronin & Caplan. "Interest rates are low, so that's what's pushing prices up right now." View the interview here.

Brian Allen: It's a Great Time to Sell

The Oregonian: March 4, 2013
"There are more sellers out there who didn't know it's a great time to sell," said Brian Allen, owners of Windermere Cronin & Caplan Realty Group, Inc. in Portland. "Maybe they heard the news." Read more here.

Windermere Foundation: $122,600 Donation at Kickoff Meeting

Daily Astorian: January 24, 2013
Windermere kicks off annual meeting by donating $122,600. Read more here.

Patty Brockman: Housing Market Recovery

The Oregonian: January 15, 2013
The housing market is showing early signs of recovery and sales are up, with Patty Brockman from the Moreland office. Read more here.

Windermere Foundation: Donations for Providence Guest House

Catholic Sentinel: January 8, 2013
Windermere Cronin & Caplan Realty Group, Inc. donates $100,000 to the Providence Portland Medical Foundation at the organizations annual Festival of Trees event. Read more here.

Beth Kellan: Working to Eliminate Business License Tax for Real Estate Brokers

DJC Oregon: September 13, 2011
Beth Kellan, Realtor at the Raleigh Hills office, lead the fight against realtors being taxed by the city. Read more here.

Teresa St. Martin & Jenny Raze: Remodeled Homes for Sale

The Oregonian: August 14, 2011
Whole house remodels become more common in the new economy. “People walk in, and this house is yummy,” said Jennifer Raze…read more here.

Jim Caputo: Memoriam

The Oregonian: May 12, 2011
Jim was well-loved by the Windermere Cronin & Caplan Realty Group community, and we remember him fondly. Read a little about his life and passing in the Oregonian's article.

Dan Volkmer: Historic Homes Tour

The Oregonian: May 10, 2011
"What do faux brick, slot machine coins, a city commissioner going to jail, 45-minute lunch breaks and the public beaches along Oregon's coastline have in common?" And what does this have to do with Dan Volkmer of the Johnson Office? Find out here.

Kathryn Madison: Vintage Home Sales

Inman News: April 4, 2011
Kathryn Madison of the Raleigh Hills office talks about the art of selling a vintage home on Inman News.

Susan Marthens: Powerfully Branded Website

1000 Watt Consulting: March 1, 2011
Susan Marthens of Raleigh Hills- her website is a perfect real estate brand experience according to 1000 Watt Consulting. Read more here.

Brian Allen: Home Sales in the Portland Metro Area

KGW: July 26, 2010
Joe Smith of KGW writes, "Just when we thought the real estate market was making a comeback in the last few months there's a new reality check…" More here.

Joan Allen: Scene and Heard – Bridge Meadows

The Oregonian: July 17, 2010
"Portland city Commissioner Dan Saltzman and Joan Tate Allen, vice president and co-owner of Windermere Cronin & Caplan Realty Group Inc. at the Bridge Meadows luncheon…" More here.

Joan Allen: March of Dimes White Rose Award Honoree

March of Dimes Press Room: Spring 2008
"March of Dimes is pleased to announce this year’s honorees for the White Rose Award. Five extraordinary women whose professional and charitable service in Oregon have had a positive and lasting impact on the state’s communities have been selected to receive the award…" More here.

Joan Allen: The Powerful Purse

The Oregonian: April 7, 2007
"The Girls Inc. Power of the Purse Thursday evening was one of the most well-attended functions I've been to in philanthropic Portland…. The purse receiving the highest bid was designed for Joan Tate Allen by Maya Bauer of Maya Moon Handbags and it sold for $3,400. It was also the purse creating the most buzz…" More here.