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Real Estate Agent - Home Finders SVC Real Estate, Florence, OR

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2010 

Florence Oregon Foreclosed Bank Owned Homes There are 13 foreclosed bank owned homes listed on the MLS right now, much fewer than before.  Even though that's a small number, the selection is quite varied, offering Buyers just about everything by way of location, price and amenities.  The least ex...
Posted about 4 years ago
Florence  Oregon is generally a sleepy town--until someone or "ones" get a burr under their saddle. It happened when a casino was in the making. The casino is built, though opponents are still at it with a law suit which may come before the Oregon Supreme Court. Now opponents of annexation have s...
Posted about 4 years ago
Native Americans in Florence Oregon and the Oregon Coast  The earliest written record of life along the Siuslaw River comes from the journal of Alexander McLeod of the Hudson's Bay Company. In the mid-1820's he led a fur trapping brigade to the coast and came as far south as the Siuslaw River. He...
Posted about 4 years ago
Oregon has nearly 363 miles of pristine, public coastline beaches. Or does it? The Oregon Beach Laws of 1967 and 1969 protected the public's right of access to the free and uninterrupted use of Oregon ocean beaches and regulated the use of motor vehicles on the beaches. Now the U.S. Supreme Court...
Posted about 4 years ago
Now here's something fun and FREE to do in Florence. Everyone is welcome to attend.The 17th annual pow wow to benefit the Native American Education Programs in three area school districts--Siuslaw, Mapleton and Reedsport--is scheduled for Saturday, March 20th at Siuslaw Middle School on Oak Stree...
Posted about 4 years ago
There are two golf courses in Florence: Sandpines Golf Links http://www.sandpines.com/index.php and Ocean Dunes Golf Links http://www.oceandunesgolf.com/. Both are surrounded by lovely homes. Sandpines is still in the process of being developed with plans in process for townhomes and additional s...
Posted about 4 years ago
I'm positively in love with a charming ranch style home and just have to write about it. It's sweet, TOTALLY remodeled, on a quiet street across from Miller Park and the city's bike and walking path and it's not even my listing: http://tinyurl.com/yhn7h8c When I say totally remodeled, I mean new ...
Posted about 4 years ago
Everyone who comes to Florence asks about property that's water view. That makes water view property especially valuable and therefore especially pricey. That said, there are water view properties that may be attainable for you. One of my favorite water view neighborhoods is Southview. Located ab...
Posted about 4 years ago
Florence was named THE number one retirement community by "Retirement Places Rated" in August 2004. People flocked to my town, Paradise on the Pacific, driving up real estate prices. New homes popped up overnight, like mushrooms after a good rain in our beautiful forests. Five years later, Floren...
Posted about 4 years ago
On our first visit to Florence from North Carolina in January 2004, our real estate agent told us that there are people who move to Florence seeking a small coastal town with natural beauty and the ambiance of Old Town. Florence has all that and more. But, he said, some leave after five years, se...
Posted about 4 years ago
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