Arbor & Home Builders Association of Metro Portland
Next month Arbor Custom Homes is proud to further our support of the Home Builders Association of Metro Portland (HBA) with our very own Brad Hosmar, Chief Operations Officer, being installed to a 3-year “Builders Directors” seat alongside other leaders in the metro building industry.
The HBA works to maximize housing choices for all who reside in the greater Portland area and supports building industry professionals to efficiently meet the diversified needs of our communities.
The November 22 Builders Ball will provide the HBA with the opportunity to formally install the new Board of Directors and celebrate members and industry awards.
Brad recently finished a two year stint on the HBA Street of Dreams committee as Vice-Chair, and then Chair. Arbor is also actively involved in the Production Builder Group at the HBA. Brad will represent Arbor, and the entire local building industry, to support positive housing outcomes for our local community.
Established in 1936, the HBA is a trade association representing housing and the residential construction industry. The organization consists of over 1,000 members representing all facets of the industry. The range of housing provided by our members includes everything from low-income to luxury, from suburban communities to infill development and from single-family to condos and apartments.
Photo courtesy of Gary Halvorson, Oregon State Archives.
It’s Fall in the Pacific NW and after a fairly warm summer, we’re pretty sure you’re cozying up in your homespace.
While you’re spending more time inside than outside, follow Arbor on Pinterest and “Like” us on Facebook. We’re extending our Pacific Northwest Arbor Lifestyle to you through these two formats and we’ll be posting truly relevant NW lifestyle, weather and home tips and bits regularly — seriously — no silly stuff.
Local Fall Recipe Challenge
This month, we’d like to continue our Arbor contest streak with a call out for your favorite fall recipe featuring seasonal and local ingredients.
Send us your best seasonal recipe featuring any local ingredient (maybe it’s Sauvie Island Pumpkin Pie, Hood River Pear Salad, Dundee Hazelnut Bars or Willamette Valley Ravioli!). The winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to locally-owned Kitchen Kaboodle and have their recipe featured in our blog and on our Facebook page.
Send your submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org by October 27.
Winner will be announced on October 28th.
Our winner of the NW Summer on My Arbor Deck, Porch or Patio — Kati Schumacher at Arbor Pointe Bull Mountain. This shot just screamed relaxing in my Arbor home to us! Kati wrote, “Relaxing in my Arbor Home backyard – my cocktail is on it’s way.” And in full disclosure — we were a little jealous and wanted to hang out in her yard too.
There were other really great entries that we want to share via Facebook this week, so check back each day to see if your photo was one of them! For the month of September, Kati’s shot will enjoy our cover page on Facebook.
Stay tuned for more fun contests as fall approaches. And enjoy your deck, porch or patio this week as the sun continues to shine on us!
Enter to Win!
Arbor Homeowners -
Give Us Your Best Shot
At Arbor, we know just how much NW summers mean to all Oregonians. Send us a photograph of “NW Summer on My Arbor Deck, Porch or Patio.” The winning photographer will enjoy a congrats on our blog page, the cover shot of our Facebook page and of course, bragging rights!
Send your entries to email@example.com by September 6. Winner will be announced September 10.
Now go have fun in your backyard!
Arbor Custom Homes is once again breaking new ground with a diversity of housing opportunities in Washington County
- In April we are beginning vertical construction of luxury, urban styled apartment units in Hillsboro.
- In May we will start construction on Luxury Condominium homes in the Arbor Oaks neighborhood.
- This summer and fall we will begin development of additional apartment units in Hillsboro and Washington County in an effort to provide much desired, new, for lease housing opportunities in the area.
- We are aggressively engaged in planning efforts on single family and condominium home sites that may still break ground this year.
To accomplish this task list above we have made the difficult decision to sell lots we have in our current inventory to D.R. Horton. This sale of less than 10% of our long term lot inventory will allow us to focus our resources on this narrow window of opportunity in the multi-family market and expedite development of some other very desirable single family home neighborhoods.
Arbor remains committed to the development of a wide variety of housing types that capture every stage of life for those who choose to live in the Portland Metro area. We are very optimistic about the improving health in the local housing market and see a lot of value for our homeowners, renters, subcontractors and suppliers as we continue to actively pursue a wide range of housing types in the coming years.
We understand that you may have questions about this change so please contact our corporate office at 503-641-7342 or email Brad Hosmar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you… Arbor Custom Homes
LAST BRAND-NEW HOME AT ARBOR PASS! Light & bright corner unit with expansive views and builder warranty! Stunning features include contemporary cabinets, granite tile with full height backsplash, stainless steel gas appliances, wood laminates on main, tile flooring at bathrooms, two-tone designer paint throughout and 2” faux wood blinds!
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OPEN HOUSE this weekend! Saturday 4/6/2013 from 11-3pm and Sunday 4/7/2013 from 12-4pm.
Maybe you love the idea of living in a beautiful condominium with everything that inspires a healthy, balanced life right outside your door. Relax by the pool or unwind at the gym after a long day of work. Start your day with a run, bike or walk on the Rock Creek Nature Trail before heading into the day. Maybe you are tired of the drive, MAX is conveniently located within minutes so you can take your coffee and your book and just relax on the way to work. And after a prosperous week, spend your weekend sampling delicious restaurants and great shopping at The Streets of Tanasbourne and Orenco Station.
Only six homes left at Arbor Pass! With close-out prices ranging from $135,900 – $207,900, and three contemporary 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom floor plans, there is something for everyone! Check out the flyer below with detailed information and soon you could be living in a beautifully finished and detailed Arbor Pass Condominium.
YUM! Maybe try the new WINTER Beaverton Farmer’s Market. The market will now be open from 10am to 1:30pm the first and third Saturdays of each month through April. Rain or shine, 45 vendors will be setting up shop in the usual market spot on SW Hall Blvd between 3rd and 5th Streets near the Beaverton City Library. For more details, check out the Portland Tribune article.
In our continued effort to provide the best we can for our customers, Ben Droukas shares Arbor’s responsibility to our energy efficiency standards in the article, In winter, cozy new homes built to high efficiency standards keep owners warm, bills low written in the Oregonian on December 30, 2012.
At Arbor Homes, a building science team is charged with searching out technology to improve energy efficiency in homes, said sales and marketing manager Ben Droukas. “We’ve had it almost 10 years,” he said. “As technology improves, so do our building practices.” Arbor, which builds to Arbor Green standards, focuses on three outcomes for buyers, said Droukas: financial health (saving the buyer money through energy efficiency), physical health (use of products such as low-VOC paint) and environmental health (efficient use of the land.)
Arbor Custom Homes’ “Verbena” townhome at Trillium Woods in Lake Oswego, Oregon.
Trillium Woods by Arbor Custom Homes was recently featured in The Lake Oswego Review on June 21, 2012. The article interviews two new Trillium Woods community members who explain how their new environment is the perfect mix of convenient walkable surroundings, sound energy-efficient construction, and proximity to the greater Portland metro area. It is no wonder why these townhomes at Trillium Woods have sold so fast! Only 4 remain! See the link below to read the FULL ARTICLE.
Also, check out our available town homes at Trillium Woods HERE.
“A BUDDING COMMUNITY Trillium Woods residents settle into townhome living” by Claire Oliver