hood river real estate for sale by owner: Kicking Off The Christmas Season... Under The Tree! - 12/01/13 10:32 AM
 
 
It wouldn't be the holiday season without Gretchen's chihuahua, Jessa, hiding out under the Christmas tree.
Best wishes to all our Active Rain friends and collegues for a productive, yet joyful holiday season. May you make the most of this busy time, yet take the time to enjoy all those little precious moments.
 
 

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hood river real estate for sale by owner: Speechless Sunday - Hood River and Mt. Hood Across The Columbia - 11/17/13 04:16 PM
 
This is the town of Hood River, Oregon, with the gorgeous Mt. Hood towering over it, as seen across the Columbia River, from White Salmon, Washington. Even after six years of living here, it still amazes us at times how beautiful our area is. We are so lucky to live here.
 

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hood river real estate for sale by owner: Join "Empty Bowls"... Help Build A FISH Food Bank, Hood River, Nov. 21 - 11/17/13 03:32 PM
 
It truly takes a community to build... and maintain... a food bank to help take care of those less fortunate in our community. This innovative new fundraiser is a great way to get involved.
 
On November 21st, 6:30 p.m.
at the Hood River Middle School Cafeteria
(1602 May Street, Hood River)
 
Gorge Grown Farmers have grown the food,
Hood River Hotel Chef, Mark Whitehead will craft gourmet soup,
Hood River Valley High School students have created the bowls,
Blue Skies Bakery will bake the bread and 
Arts in Education and Providence is sponsoring the evening
 
Come eat incredible soup … (1 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: We're Back!!! We Need Active Rain!!! - 11/04/13 07:01 PM
 
We’re back! We need Active Rain!
 
I was such a committed blogger… reading, commenting and blogging almost every day. We saw our prominence in search engines rise and we became better known in our community, like we were promised when we joined Active Rain. Just as importantly, we made great connections with other bloggers, learned so much from others’ blogs and felt like we truly gave back to our community by promoting it and all our area has to offer.
 
But then life interfered.
 
Besides our real estate marketing business, both Mel and I work other … (48 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: NEW LISTING!!! Classic Hood River Craftsman, Mt. Adams Views! - 04/04/13 05:03 PM
 
NEW LISTING!!! Classic Hood River Craftsman, Mt. Adams Views!
 
Beautiful, historic 1918 Craftsman home walking distance to middle school, pool,
tennis courts and Jackson Park, moments to downtown Hood River. Stylish designer touches throughout
help create this quintessential Hood River lifestyle.
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
· 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1,689 square feet, .26 acre
· Light filled Great Room, stunning Mt Adams view
· Large windows in living room and dining room with original trims, crown moldings and hardwood floors
· Spacious Kitchen with island seating, oversized pantry
· Luxury Master … (3 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Speechless Sunday - Jessa Chihuahua's Halloween 2012 Costume - 11/04/12 01:59 PM
 
Speechless Sunday - Jessa Chihuahua's Halloween 2012 Costume
 
Another Halloween, another chance to dress up my chihuahua, Jessa. This year she rocked a skeleton outfit, also matching our 12-year-old son who was a skeleton/zombie (with a knife through his head!). Then the two hit downtown Hood River for trick-or-treating... Jessa even scored a dog biscuit or two and lots of attention.
 

 
 
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hood river real estate for sale by owner: Hood River Wrestling Club Gets Its 2012-13 Season Underway - 11/03/12 12:13 PM
 
Hood River Wrestling Club Gets Its 2012-13 Season Underway
 
Practices started Monday, October 29th for the Hood River Wrestling Club. The Club, a member of the United States Wrestling Association, is for boys and girls in kindergarten through the 8th grade. It's a non-profit athletic club dedicated to developing not only the physical, but also mental well-being of young athletes. The club's motto is to "develop leaders, teach values, build character, mold champions and changes lives." What more can you ask from a youth activity?
Groups are taught in three skill levels, beginner, intermediate/advanced and Middle School. Practices are … (0 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Halloween 2012 Was A Big Hit In Hood River! - 11/02/12 07:46 PM
 
Halloween 2012 Was A Big Hit In Hood River!
 
Halloween 2012 brought another great evening of trick-or-treating and socializing on Oak Street in downtown Hood River. The entire road, for six+ blocks, was blocked from traffic while shops lavished treats on the valley's hundreds of children who flocked to their storefronts. Young and old alike joined together to socialize, shop and celebrate the occasion. It's so fun to live in a small town and this one totally rocks!
 


  Giant carved pumpkin, above.
 
 
Sam's too cool to trick or treat (or dress up), above.
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hood river real estate for sale by owner: Friday's Foto - Autumn On Whiskey Creek Rd, Hood River - 11/02/12 07:13 PM
 
Friday's Foto - Autumn On Whiskey Creek Rd, Hood River
 
This is one of my favorite roads around Hood River... Whiskey Creek Road is just a mile from the town of Hood River, just off Highway 35. It's never more gorgeous than in autumn with its brilliant colors gracing these towering trees.
 

 
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hood river real estate for sale by owner: SOLD!!! We're Running Out of Inventory...Everything is Selling! - 10/27/12 10:33 AM
 
Another SOLD!!! We're Running Out of Inventory...Everything is Selling!
 
What a good problem to have. Every week another property (or two!) either goes under contract or closes. REAL ESTATE IN THE HOOD RIVER VALLEY IS MOVING AND MOVING FAST! Now is a great time to buy or sell your home. Check out what we can do for you.
This gorgeous, Hood River home, with an awesome view of the Columbia River, is no longer available.
 

 
If you want your home to sell quickly, you've got to get it out there... exposure, exposure, EXPOSURE!
People can't buy … (4 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Yet ANOTHER Sale Pending! Gorgeous Mt. Hood View Sold! - 10/25/12 06:50 PM
 
Yet ANOTHER Hood River Sale Pending! Gorgeous Mt. Hood View Sold!
 
This gorgeous view of Mt. Hood, from a charming property in Pine Grove, is sold. If recent sales are any indication, the real estate slump in Hood River is over and real estate is moving. Now is the perfect time to buy or sale.
 

 
If you want your home to sell quickly, you've got to get it out there... exposure, exposure, EXPOSURE!
People can't buy it if they can't see/find it!
If you've chosen to sell your property FSBO (for sale by owner), we can … (2 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Trick-Or-Treat Hood River's Oak Street This Halloween! - 10/24/12 04:19 PM
 
Trick-Or-Treat Hood River's Oak Street This Halloween!
 
Halloween is one of those big events for our little community and we know how to do it right! Outside the town of Hood River, our area is pretty rural and spread far and wide, making trick-or-treating, well, tricky, as it would involve a lot of walking to visit few houses where people probably wouldn't be home anyway.
The town of Hood River solved this dilemma and turned it into a party to end all parties while they were at it. Starting at dusk, the town closes main street, aka Oak Street, … (12 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Introducing The Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival, Oct. 26-28, 2012 - 10/21/12 09:39 AM
 
Introducing The Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival, Oct. 26-28, 2012
 
The Columbia Center for the Arts is proud to present the first ever Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival in Hood River, October 26 to 28, 2012. Don't miss this chance to be a part of this fantastic new, local festival.
This new and unique festival will feature screenings of dozens of films from genres including: foreign, sci-fi/horror, environmental, narrative, documentary, animation and sports documentary. Althought the festival includes films from around the world, a portion of the films featured will be independent films made in the Northwest, by local … (2 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Friday's Foto - Cloud Gazing Near Hood River - 10/19/12 08:36 PM
 
Friday's Foto - Cloud Gazing
 
Mel took this photo the other day near Hood River. I've seen clouds like this around here quite a bit and even shared some here before, but they always amaze me. I have no idea what natural phenomenon causes such shapes, but it's no wonder some folks believe in UFOs.
 

 
 
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hood river real estate for sale by owner: Gorge Fruit & Craft Show, Harvest Fest 2012, Oct 20th & 21st - 10/14/12 11:47 AM
 

Gorge Fruit & Craft Show, Harvest Fest 2012, Oct 20th & 21st
 
Christmas shopping, anyone? How about stocking up on fruit for canning or jams? Or maybe buy your fall bulbs for glorious spring blooms?
Autumn brings the Hood River Valley Harvest Festival (which I covered in another blog post) to Hood River and one of the highlights of the festival is the Gorge Fruit & Craft Show at Hood River County Fairgrounds. It's the perfect time of year to tour the valley, see the fall colors, taste local wine and stock up on fresh fall fruit.
The … (3 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Speechless Sunday - "Like A Boss!" - 10/14/12 10:27 AM
 
Speechless Sunday - "Like A Boss!"
 
That's the phrase our 12 year old son, Ben, uses when he does something really well... "Like a boss!" And this is a photo of Ben making a spectacular tackle of the opposing team's ball carrier. Ben's the one on the ground with his back facing the camera with his number, 57, barely showing. Ben plays on the Hood River Gold 5th & 6th Grade Youth Tackle Football team. Their team has had a great season and will play their final game in the play-offs next Saturday.
 

 
 
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hood river real estate for sale by owner: NEW LISTING! Lovely, Country Home, Moments To Hood River - 10/13/12 09:48 AM
 
NEW LISTING! Lovely, Country Home, Moments to Hood River

This peaceful country setting is private and spacious, yet only moments from downtown Hood River, shopping, schools, medical care etc. Bright with lots of windows, the home features an open, pleasant floor plan with good flow and large rooms. Add-on potential on this large lot.



 
· 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths
· 1,728 square feet, 1.2 acres
· Roomy kitchen with expansive counter and storage space, includes eat-in/nook area
· Large laundry closet with oak shelving in kitchen
· Large dining room with slider to deck
· Living areas & bedrooms carpeted. … (2 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: 30th Annual Hood River Valley Harvest Fest, Oct. 19-21, 2012 - 10/12/12 07:43 PM
 
30th Annual Hood River Valley Harvest Fest, Oct. 19-21, 2012
 
This is it! The crown jewel in a year of Hood River Valley events. This is what it's all about. The Hood River Valley is the single largest pear growing region in the entire nation. Add the abundance of apples and a plethora of other autumn fruits and vegetables and you've got the ultimate Harvest Fest experience. All in the shadow of glorious Mt. Hood and along the charming Columbia River.
Hood River Waterfront Event site, 110 Portway Ave., Hood River.
Don't miss:
Produce Row, featuring apples, pears, pumpkins, … (1 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Speechless Sunday - Hike! - 09/30/12 01:52 PM
 
Speechless Sunday - Hike!
 
This is our son, Ben #57, front left, at his football game yesterday. Ben is a lineman on his 5th and 6th grade Hood River football team and yesterday he was blocking a guy nearly twice his size (what do they feed that boy?!). Although Ben's team lost yesterday's game to White Salmon, they fought hard and played a good game, so we're endlessly proud of our team's hard work.
 

 
 
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hood river real estate for sale by owner: Wordless Wednesday - New Hood River Wildfire - 09/26/12 03:39 PM
 
Wordless Wednesday - New Hood River Wildfire
 
A new wildfire started just outside Hood River last night, along Highway 84 and has grown to over 50 acres. The fire is on very steep terrain making an air assault necessary. Wednesday afternoon, all outdoor school sports were cancelled due to poor air quality throughout the entire Hood River Valley. Besides thick smoke which seems stuck in the valley, ash is floating through the air. My asthma is certainly not enjoying the smoke as I wheeze my way through the afternoon. I took this shot this morning along Highway 84. It … (8 comments)