Columbia River Properties Opens Satellite Office

FRONT2-3 CroppedColumbia River Properties celebrated the opening of their Satellite Real Estate office in Maupin with Business After Hours on March 12th.  Sharing office space with them will be the Maupin Area Chamber of Commerce.pic 2

Rob & Susie Miles, of Imperial River Co.,  co-hosted the event with Columbia River Properties & Maupin Area Chamber of Commerce. Catering provided by Terry Cobb of Cobblestone Catering.

 

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Real Estate Market Action for February 2015

The February Real Estate Market in The Dalles and surrounding areas saw the following activity:

February 2015 Market Statistics

For information on real estate resources in Wasco and Sherman Counties, please check out our link at Columbia River Properties.

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Relay For Life The Dalles Celebrates a Milestone

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Photo by Spencer Harmon Relay For Life The Dalles 2014

This year, Relay For Life The Dalles Area will be celebrating a milestone, 15 years of local walking to benefit the American Cancer Society.  American Cancer Society as a whole will be celebrating 30 years of walking, all started by one man, Dr. Gordy Klatt, in Tacoma, WA in 1985. In that first year, Gordy walked 24 hours, logging more than 80 miles on a track at the University of Puget Sound, and raising $27,000.

Now his dream, his vision for raising vital funds to fighting cancer, has spread around the world, and has raised more than $5 Billion to aid in research, prevention, education and support for cancer patients and families everywhere. Relay For Life is more than just a group of people getting together for a maximum of 24 hours, walking a track. It is about a community, a loose knit family, working together to put an end to a terrible group of diseases.

This year’s loc20150312_174918al theme is Old School Vegas, and we’re encouraging EVERYONE in the community to get involved. We’ll be in the Cherry Festival Parade (April 25th), and will have community events for everyone to attend. Please be sure to check out our Relay For Life The Dalles Fundraising Page. This is your go-to source for all things Relay in The Dalles area. Car Washes, Garage/Yard Sales, Bake Sales…the list goes on and on.

Help us make this year our BEST EVER. Our next community meeting is April 9th, 6pm, at Celilo Cancer Center in the Columbia Room. Bring the FUN! We look forward to seeing you there!

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Wendy and Friends High Tea and Auction benefiting Sonrise Academy in The Dalles, OR.

Real Estate Broker Rocky Webb was joined by fellow auctioneers Shawn Wilkinson and Dave Griffith, volunteering at Sonrise Academy for their benefit auction on March 7th, 2015. A delightful afternoon was had by all while enjoying wonderful High Tea cuisine. Make sure to watch for this family friendly event next spring!

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Columbia River Properties Changes with the Times

Our New Look!If you’ve visited Columbia River Properties‘s website within the last day or so, you might have noticed we have been making some changes to our look and our layout, all in the effort to make it easy for everyone to navigate and enjoy. Columbia River Properties is your place to go for your real estate selling and purchasing needs.

Please be sure to let us know how we’re doing! Columbia River Properties is making strides to continue providing useful information to the public about homes for sale and the local real estate market, area attractions, useful links to city, county and government resources.

Thank you for calling on Columbia River Properties for your real estate needs, where our agents are informed, involved and a part of your community. Visit ColumbiaRiverProperties.com, where we’re open online 24/7 for all of your real estate needs!

The Columbia River Properties Team
Rocky & Jana, Jim, Ellie, Bill, Lynette and Sonia

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Before You List Your Home For Sale …

You’ve made thClip-Art-Cluttere decision to list your home for sale, but aren’t completely ready to proceed. As you look around, you see your home as a typical homeowner. The trick is to see it as a potential buyer would see your home. Is it cluttered or clean? Is it dated or fresh? Are there repairs to be made, or is it move in ready? Sometimes you can’t see past the items in the home to actually SEE the home.

Whether it is to downsize or for job relocation, moving can be a highly stressful situation for everyone in the home. When you think of moving, the first thing that usually comes to mind is packing. Overcoming the typical fears and anxieties that come with packing and moving is the first step, and being organized will go a long way toward alleviating much of that stress. The 4 most common hurdles people face when trying to clear out space are fear, guilt, not knowing how to organize, and not wanting to waste things.

Smead.com has a great article on how to tackle and overcome these 4 barriers, helping you to move along the path to getting your home ready to list. Once you take that first step, the rest will start to fall into place.

Tough To Toss: Conquering the Hurdles to Clearing Clutter

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Lowball Offers

You have put your home on the market, had showings, and have received an offer…..However it is much, much lower than you were expecting.  Is this a deal breaker?  No it is opening the door to negotiations!  The buyer is wanting to buy and you are wanting to sell, so let’s get together.  Here are some tips and things to consider when receiving an lowball offer.

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Keep your Home Purchase on Track

Once you have found your home, had the offer accepted and have opened escrow, many things can happen that could cause the transaction not to get to closing.  Here are some tips to keep your purchase on track.  You will also want to keep in close communication with your mortgage broker to keep things moving smoothly.

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Mortgages

Before you even start looking online at homes, it is so important to visit with a local Mortgage Broker to determine what price range you can afford.  It is no fun to find your dream home, only to learn that you can’t afford it.  Also dealing with a LOCAL Mortgage Broker will ensure a smooth process for you.  Here is a great article with a few more Mortgage Tips-

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Festival of Trees in The Dalles, OR

Selena with our Relay For Life The Dalles Area entry for the Festival of Trees 2014This is my first year participating in Mid Columbia Health Foundation’s Festival of Trees in The Dalles, OR, and I have to say it has been a great time so far! Our Relay For Life The Dalles Area committee agreed to do a spur-of-the-moment tree with a Luminaria theme, and for our first committee tree since I’ve been in RFL, I am VERY proud of how it turned out. From the team spirit, to the handmade and hand decorated ornaments, it is a tree built as a testament to what a community or group of people can do when they put their collective minds and hearts toward one goal. It is our Light of Luminaria tree, in memory of those lost to cancer, in honor of all survivors, and in support of those newly diagnosed or going through treatment.

Please check out the Festival of Trees 2014 Facebook page at 2014 Festival of Trees, and attend the event weekend at The Dalles Civic Center. This Friday December 5th, is the live & silent auction event starting at 6:00 p.m. Then on Saturday, bring the family for the Community Open House, with free admission, starting at 9:00 a.m.

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What a truly magical and wonderful night this was, with the crowd happy and eager bidders, ready and willing to support the community programs MCHF has. Proud to be a part of this year, and looking forward to 2015!

Lynn

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