THE ASTORIA BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION Did you know that: Astoria, Oregon was established in 1811 by the John Jacob Astor fur trading party, and became the first permanent U.S. settlement west of the Rocky Mountains.   City leaders began planning for a huge 200th. birthday celebration as early as ...
I typically spend this time of year reviewing, reading, pondering & setting goals for the New Year.  To that point, I perused the NAR website for the first time in a long, long time.  It dawned on me that they have so very many resources available to us as real estate agents.  One particularly no...
The beautiful North Oregon Coast is more than just a day at the beach!  Clam digging for the highly coveted razor clam or crabbing for the ever popular Dungeness crab are but a few of the coastal pastimes that this area has to offer. These hobbies have been enjoyed for generations by people of a...
  I have the pleasure of living near the quaint Gearhart Elementary School located in the small berg of Gearhart, OR.  This great little school happens to be rated exceptional by the State of Oregon.  Additionally, rates GES with a rating of 8 out of 10. It's my understanding tha...
As you can see, upper tier sales have been soft in the Seaside marketplace due to a lack of secondary home buyers.  Seaside has been impacted by the economy as secondary home buyers took to the bleachers when the stock market collapsed in 2008.  Trends reflect that there were two additional sale...
Warrenton remains the land of opportunity.  Economic growth is concentrated in this marketplace as we anxiously await the opening of the biggest Costco ever.  One cannot fathom the introduction of such retail giants as Wal-Mart & Big 5 coming to our area.  The growth is welcomed as it brings emp...
As you can see from the sales trends above, the highest concentration of sales is in the $ 200,000-250k price range for the second year in a row.  The introduction of the First Time Home Buyer's Tax Credit is to be acknowledged for the growth in these market segements.  For the first time in man...
    Built For Enteraining-This well built standout is packed with potential & lots of extra features. Details include: covered front porch, arbor, hardwood entry, formal & informal living areas, fireplace, sought after 4-bedroom/2.5 bath, oversized lot in est. neighborhood & so much more! Shop of...
      Nicely updated Cape Cod on a double sized view lot awaits lucky new owners. Details include: killer views, privacy galore, serene color palette, fireplace, original hardwood flooring, bult-ins & crown molding, updated kitchen & bath, lower level family room, professionally painted exterior ...

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