alternative solutions: Wasco County Residential Sales July 2019 - 08/15/19 06:54 PM
During July 2019, a total of 28 homes sold in Wasco County. The majority of the sales were in The Dalles (25) with one each in Mosier, Tygh Valley, and Dufur. Last year, July 2018 experienced 36 residential sales; Wasco County residential sales decreased by 22% versus the prior year.
The average sales price was just over $300k ($300,600) averaging 1,922 sq ft.  The median sales price was $269,750 with median sq ft of 1,794.
The highest-priced home sold for $525,700 with 2,300 sq ft on almost 10 acres. It sold for 17% more than the list price and received multiple offers. The … (0 comments)

alternative solutions: South Wasco County Real Estate Market Price Changes July 2019 - 08/13/19 12:41 PM
Here are recent price decreases in the South Wasco County Residential Real Estate Market, including Maupin, Wamic, and Tygh Valley.  These price decreases occurred from July 1 through July 31, 2019.
It is interesting to note some Wasco County properties have had multiple price decreases while others have reduced price shortly after going on the market.  This indicates the property was not priced at market, the market is in transition or both.  Recently, there has been a meaningful increase in Wasco County residential property inventory. More inventory means more competition for buyers. If you are selling, it is critical to price your property correctly.
In … (1 comments)

alternative solutions: The Dalles Real Estate Market Price Decreases July 2019 - 08/13/19 11:36 AM
Here are recent price decreases in The Dalles residential real estate market.  These price decreases occurred from July 1 through July 31, 2019.
It is interesting to note some properties have had multiple price decreases while others have reduced price shortly after going on the market.  This indicates the property was not priced at market, the market is in transition or both.  Recently, there has been a meaningful increase in The Dalles residential property inventory. More inventory means more competition for buyers. If you are selling, it is critical to price your property correctly.
In July 2019 there were a total of 28 homes in … (1 comments)

alternative solutions: Wasco County Real Estate Market Price Decreases July 2019 - 08/12/19 09:37 AM
Here are recent price decreases in the Wasco County Residential Real Estate Market, including Mosier, The Dalles, Maupin, Wamic, and Dufur.  These price decreases occurred from July 1 through July 31, 2019.
It is interesting to note some properties have had multiple price decreases while others have reduced price shortly after going on the market.  This indicates the property was not priced at market, the market is in transition or both.  Recently, there has been a meaningful increase in Wasco County residential property inventory. More inventory means more competition for buyers. If you are selling, it is critical to price your property correctly.
In July 2019 … (0 comments)

alternative solutions: Reminder - Hood River Blood Drive Aug 13, 2019 - 08/11/19 07:01 PM
REMINDER -
There is a significant shortage of blood this time of year.  Did you know in the next hour, 1,800 people will need blood in the United States. And another 1,800 the following 60 minutes. That is 43,200 people in one day who need blood. Donating blood saves lives. 
The American Red Cross is having a blood drive in Hood River this week. Please donate as you could help save a life.  The blood drive is:
Tue, Aug 13, 2019, 9:30am - 3:30pm, Waucoma Building, 902 Wasco St, Hood River, OR 97031
For those donating through August 29, 2019, each donor will receive a $5 … (0 comments)

alternative solutions: Hood River Blood Drive - Aug 13, 2019 ($5 Amazon Gift Card For Donors) - 08/11/19 06:55 PM
There is a significant shortage of blood this time of year.  Did you know in the next hour, 1,800 people will need blood in the United States. And another 1,800 the following 60 minutes. That is 43,200 people in one day who need blood. Donating blood saves lives. 
The American Red Cross is having a blood drive in Hood River this week. Please donate as you could help save a life.  The blood drive is:
Tue, Aug 13, 2019, 9:30am - 3:30pm, Waucoma Building, 902 Wasco St, Hood River, OR 97031
For those donating through August 29, 2019, each donor will receive a $5 Amazon … (0 comments)

alternative solutions: Hood River County April 2019 Real Estate Market Snapshot - 05/19/19 12:46 PM
This a quick overview of the April 2019 Hood River County Real Estate market.  The average* sales price has DECLINED by 3.8% compared to April 2018. The median* sales price has increased by 2.1% compared to April 2018.  The decline in average sales price is driven by higher priced homes staying on the market longer, while lower priced homes generally continue to sell sooner. 
Home inventory for April 2019 decreased to 4.4 months, a 10% decrease from March 2019 2018 (4.5) and a 19% increase from April 2018 (3.7 months inventory). Looking back 2 years, the April 2017 home inventory was only 1.6 months.  This … (1 comments)

alternative solutions: Wasco County April 2019 Real Estate Market Snapshot - 05/16/19 02:06 PM
This is a quick overview of the April 2019 Wasco County Real Estate market. The average* sales price has INCREASED by 14.1% compared to April 2018. The median* sales price has increased by 13.8% compared to April 2018.  Prices for homes are higher than they were a year ago.
Home inventory for April 2019 increased to 3.3 months, a 27% increase over March 2019 (2.6 months) and 34% below February 20197 (5.2 months inventory). A normal real estate market typically has 6 months of home inventory. 
 
If you would like to look at the market for your specific home, please email me or call me … (2 comments)

alternative solutions: Reminder - Hood River Bridge Closed Overnight April 30, 2019 - 04/29/19 12:20 PM
REMINDER - The Hood River Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic April 30, 2019 beginning at 9:00pm, again lasting until 5am the next morning.  The closure to all traffic is necessary to complete the new electrical control system for the lift span.  This will include installation, testing, and re-commissioning of the system.
Motorists will need to seek alternative routes during the closures.  Alternative crossings exist at Bridge of the Gods in Cascade Locks or The Dalles Bridge in The Dalles. The alternative crossings are approximately 20 miles east (The Dalles) or west (Cascade Locks).  Or spend the night in Hood River or White … (0 comments)

alternative solutions: Hood River Bridge Closed Mon & Tue, April 29 & 30, 2019 - 04/29/19 10:55 AM
The Hood River Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic beginning at 9:00pm on April 29, 2019. The closure will last until 5am on April 30, 2019. The closure will occur again on April 30, 2019, beginning at 9:00pm, again lasting until 5am the next morning.  The closure to all traffic is necessary to complete the new electrical control system for the lift span.  This will include installation, testing, and re-commissioning of the system.
Motorists will need to seek alternative routes during the closures.  Alternative crossings exist at Bridge of the Gods in Cascade Locks or The Dalles Bridge in The Dalles. The alternative … (0 comments)

alternative solutions: Hood River Bridge Closed Fri Feb 01, 2019 at 5am - 01/31/19 01:59 PM
The Hood River Bridge is closed to traffic beginning at 5am Friday, February 1, 2019.  Lanes in both directions will be closed for a maintenance lift of the bridge lift span.  Weather conditions may affect the schedule. 
The maintenance work is expected to delay traffic for approximately 30 minutes. Motorists are urged to drive cautiously to ensure worker safety. This is expected to be a short closure with minimal traffic delays, depending on traffic volume. Please plan accordingly.
 
For more information, you may call the Port of Hood River at (541) 386-1645 or email porthr@gorge.net.
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alternative solutions: Hood River County November 2018 Real Estate Report - 12/21/18 03:05 AM
This is a quick overview of the November 2018 Hood River County Real Estate market.  The average* sales price has DECLINED by 3.9% compared to November 2017. The median* sales price has remained flat compared to November 2017.  The decline in average sales price is driven by higher priced homes staying on the market longer, while lower priced homes generally continue to sell sooner.
Home inventory for November 2018 remained at 3.7 months, the same rate realized in October 2018 and a bit below November 2017 (3.9 months inventory). Looking back 2 years, the November 2016 home inventory was only 2.2 months.  This … (1 comments)

alternative solutions: Wasco County November 2018 Real Estate Report - 12/20/18 05:15 PM
Here is a quick overview of the November 2018 Wasco County real estate market.  Home inventory remains low as there were only 2.9 months of inventory at the end of November 2018. This was not unusual as Wasco County home inventory has been under 3 months for 8 of the eleven months in 2018.  A normal market generally has 6 months of home inventory.
Due to the low inventory, the average* and median* sales prices have increased 15.6% and 14% respectively, over the prior year.  Wasco County has seen increasing prices and lower days on market during 2018, due to the low housing inventory … (0 comments)

alternative solutions: Hood River Bridge Closed Fri Dec 07, 2018 from 4-5am - 12/05/18 02:21 PM
The Hood River Bridge will be closed from 4 - 5am on Friday, December 07, 2018.  Lanes in both directions will be closed for lift span electrical and mechanical system testing.  Weather conditions may affect the schedule. 
The testing and maintenance work is expected to be completed by 5am. Please plan accordingly.  Flaggers will direct traffic and motorists are urged to drive cautiously to ensure worker safety.
 
For more information, you may call the Port of Hood River at (541) 386-1645 or email porthr@gorge.net.
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alternative solutions: Hood River Bridge Single Lane Closures Extended to Dec 5, 2018 - 11/28/18 04:27 PM
The Hood River Bridge will have intermittent lane closures weekdays through December 5, 2018. The closures were scheduled to occur Nov 26 through Nov 30, 2018, as semi-annual bridge welding maintenance was completed.  Due to unfavorable weather conditions, the welding maintenance timetable has to be extended. The closures begin at 9am lasting through 3pm each day.  
Delays of up to 30-minutes can be expected.  Please plan accordingly.  Flaggers will direct traffic and motorists are urged to drive cautiously to ensure worker safety.
Please note, weekends are not affected by the maintenance work.
  
For more information, you may call the Port of Hood River at (541) 386-1645 or … (0 comments)

alternative solutions: Hood River Bridge Single Lane Closures Nov 26-30, 2018 - 11/22/18 01:25 PM
The Hood River Bridge will have intermittent lane closures next week.  The closures are scheduled to occur Nov 26 through Nov 30, 2018, as semi-annual bridge welding maintenance is completed.  The closures will begin at 9am lasting until 3pm each day.  
Delays of up to 30-minutes can be expected.  Please plan accordingly.  Flaggers will direct traffic and motorists are urged to drive cautiously to ensure worker safety.
  
For more information, you may call the Port of Hood River at (541) 386-1645 or email porthr@gorge.net.
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alternative solutions: Happy Thanksgiving 2018 - 11/21/18 10:15 PM
 
 
I want to say "thank you" to all the wonderful people who are clients and friends.  The past few years have been full of growth, learning, and challenges.  Without you, they wouldn't have been as wonderful.  May your Thanksgiving be a time of happiness and kinship with those you hold dear.
Many blessings to you and yours.
 
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alternative solutions: Reminder Hood River Blood Drive - November 6 2018 - 10/29/18 11:55 PM
REMINDER - There is a significant shortage of blood this time of year.  Did you know in the next hour, 1,800 people will need blood in the United States. And another 1,800 the following 60 minutes. That is 43,200 people in one day who need blood. Donating blood saves lives. 
The American Red Cross is having a blood drive in the Hood River area this week. Please donate as you could help save a life.  The blood drive is:
Wed, Nov 6, 2018, 9:30am - 3:30pm:  Waucoma Building, 902 Wasco St, Hood River, OR 
Can't make it to the blood drive next week? Good news, there … (0 comments)

alternative solutions: Hood River Blood Drive - November 6 2018 - 10/29/18 11:45 PM
There is a significant shortage of blood this time of year.  Did you know in the next hour, 1,800 people will need blood in the United States. And another 1,800 the following 60 minutes. That is 43,200 people in one day who need blood. Donating blood saves lives. 
The American Red Cross is having a blood drive in the Hood River area next week. Please donate as you could help save a life.  The blood drive is:
Wed, Nov 6, 2018, 9:30am - 3:30pm:  Waucoma Building, 902 Wasco St, Hood River, OR 
Can't make it to the blood drive next week? Good news, there is another … (0 comments)

alternative solutions: Reminder Hood River Blood Drive Sept 27 2018 - Please Donate - 09/22/18 08:04 PM
REMINDER: There is a significant shortage of blood this time of year made worse by Hurrican Florence.  Over 200 blood drives were canceled as a result of Hurricane Florence.  Did you know in the next hour, 1,800 people will need blood in the United States. And another 1,800 the following 60 minutes. That is 43,200 people in one day who need blood. Donating blood saves lives. 
The American Red Cross is having a blood drive in the Hood River area this week. Please donate as you could help save a life.  The blood drive is at:
Thurs, Sept 27, 2018, 12:30 - 5:30pm:  Oregon … (1 comments)

 
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