alternative solutions in real estate: Hood River Blood Drives - May 2019 - 05/19/19 11:24 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 couple of blood drives in Hood River this week. Please donate as you could help save a life.  The blood drives are:
Mon, May 20, 2019, 10:00am - 3:00pm, Hood River Wal-Mart, 2700 Wasco Ave, Hood River, OR 97031
Tue, May 21, 20019, 1:00pm - 6:00pm, LDS Dalles Ward, May … (1 comments)

alternative solutions in real estate: 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 in real estate: 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 in real estate: 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 in real estate: Reminder - Hood River Bridge Closed Overnight April 10, 2019 - 04/10/19 11:36 AM
REMINDER - The Hood River Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic beginning at 9:30pm on April 10, 2019, lasting until 5am the next morning.  The closure to all traffic is part of replacing the lift span motors.
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 and enjoy what the town has to offer.  Please plan accordingly.
For more information, you may call the Port … (0 comments)

alternative solutions in real estate: Hood River Bridge Closed Overnight April 10th and 11th, 2019 - 04/09/19 02:23 PM
The Hood River Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic beginning at 9:30pm on April 9, 2019. The closure will last until 5am on April 10, 2019. The closure will occur again on April 10, 2019, beginning at 9:30pm, again lasting until 5am the next morning.  The closure to all traffic is part of replacing the lift span motors.
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 … (0 comments)

alternative solutions in real estate: 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 in real estate: December 2018 Hood River County Real Estate Overview - 01/15/19 03:43 AM
This a quick overview of the December 2018 Hood River County Real Estate market.  The average* sales price has DECLINED by 3.4% compared to December 2017. The median* sales price has increased by 1.8% compared to December 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 December 2018 increased to 4.4 months, a 19% increase over November 2018 (3.7 months) and 21% below December 2017 (5.6 months inventory). Looking back 2 years, the December 2016 home inventory was only 2.9 months.  This Is a 52% … (2 comments)

alternative solutions in real estate: Wasco County Real Estate Market Price Decreases Jan 1-14, 2019 - 01/14/19 02:04 PM
Here are recent price decreases in the Wasco County Real Estate market, including Mosier, The Dalles, Maupin, and Dufur.  These price decreases occurred from January 1 through January 14, 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.  If you are selling, it is critical to price your property correctly.
$179,000
1005 H Street, The Dalles, OR 97058
Price Change:  01/05/19 $10,000 Decrease 
Original List Price: 08/22/18 $189,000
$199,900
311 W 13th St, The Dalles, … (0 comments)

alternative solutions in real estate: Hood River Real Estate Price Decreases Jan 1-13, 2019 - 01/14/19 12:28 AM
Here are recent price decreases in the Hood River County Real Estate market, including Cascade Locks, Hood River, and Mount Hood/Parkdale.  These price decreases occurred from January 1 through January 13, 2018. 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.  Prices are softening with more competition due to more home inventory available for sale.  If you are selling, it is critical to price your property correctly.
$365,900
833 Sieverkropp Dr, Hood River, OR 97031
Price … (2 comments)

alternative solutions in real estate: Hood River County Real Estate Price Decreases For December 2018 - 01/13/19 03:44 AM
Here are recent price decreases in the Hood River County Real Estate market, including Cascade Locks, Hood River, and Mount Hood/Parkdale.  These price decreases occurred in December 2018. 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.  Prices are softening with more competition due to more home inventory available for sale.  If you are selling, it is critical to price your property correctly.
$335,000
4130 Bartlett Dr, Hood River, OR 97031
Price Change:  12/18/18 $4,900 Decrease
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alternative solutions in real estate: The Dalles Blood Drive Jan 29, 2019 - 01/12/19 07:41 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 Dalles later this month. Please donate as you could help save a life.  The blood drive is:
Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019, 12:30pm - 6:30pm, Ft Dalles Readiness Center, 402 E Scenic Dr, The Dalles, OR 97058
Can't make it to the blood drive on the 22nd? Good news, there is … (0 comments)

alternative solutions in real estate: Reminder - The Dalles Blood Drive Jan 29, 2019 - 01/12/19 07:36 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 Dalles later this month. Please donate as you could help save a life.  The blood drive is:
Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019, 12:30pm - 6:30pm, Ft Dalles Readiness Center, 402 E Scenic Dr, The Dalles, OR 97058
Can't make it to the blood drive on the 22nd? Good news, … (1 comments)

alternative solutions in real estate: Reminder White Salmon Blood Drive Jan 30, 2019 - 01/12/19 04:45 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 White Salmon later this month. Please donate as you could help save a life.  The blood drive is:
Wed, Jan 30, 2019, 12:30pm - 6:30pm, 7th Day Adventist Comm Bldg, 531 E Tohomish, White Salmon, WA 98672 
To donate blood, you can sign-up here. Input your Zip Code in the … (1 comments)

alternative solutions in real estate: White Salmon Blood Drive Jan 30 2019 - 01/12/19 04:42 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 White Salmon later this month. Please donate as you could help save a life.  The blood drive is:
Wed, Jan 30, 2019, 12:30pm - 6:30pm, 7th Day Adventist Comm Bldg, 531 E Tohomish, White Salmon, WA 98672 
To donate blood, you can sign-up here. Input your Zip Code in the Blue or … (1 comments)

alternative solutions in real estate: Reminder Hood River Blood Drive Jan 22, 2018 - 01/12/19 04:34 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 later this month. Please donate as you could help save a life.  The blood drive is:
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019, 1:00pm - 6:00pm, Oregon National Guard Armory, 12th & Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031
Can't make it to the blood drive on the 22nd? Good news, … (0 comments)

alternative solutions in real estate: Hood River Blood Drive Jan 22, 2019 - 01/12/19 03:23 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 later this month. Please donate as you could help save a life.  The blood drive is:
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019, 1:00pm - 6:00pm, Oregon National Guard Armory, 12th & Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031
Can't make it to the blood drive on the 22nd? Good news, there are … (2 comments)

alternative solutions in real estate: Wasco County Real Estate – Recent Price Drops for December, 2018 - 01/06/19 10:26 PM
Here are recent price decreases in the Wasco County Real Estate market, including Mosier, The Dalles, Maupin, and Dufur.  These price decreases occurred from December 1 through December 31, 2018.
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.  If you are selling, it is critical to price your property correctly.
$185,000
804 East 13th St, The Dalles, OR 97058
Price Change:  12/04/18 $5,000 Decrease 
Original List Price: 11/07/18 $190,000
$280,000
1719 East 14th St, The Dalles, OR 97058
Price Change:  12/26/18 $10,000 Decrease 
Price … (0 comments)

alternative solutions in real estate: Rebuttal: Why You Should Not Sell For Sale By Owner (FSBO) - 12/31/18 10:49 AM

I see anti-FSBO (For Sale By Owner) articles or blogs on a weekly basis. Generally, the article or blog is justifying why FSBO sellers' are foolish (or worse) not to use a traditional, commission compensated, real estate broker/agent to sell their home.
The following is a blog post by Keeping Current Matters (KCM), whose mission is, "to provide you (the real estate broker/agent) with the tools and information needed to guarantee success in any real estate market". I am a KCM member; they do a good job providing relevant information which helps me in my marketing endeavors. However, I find KCM falling … (1 comments)

alternative solutions in real estate: Reminder - Hood River Bridge Closed Wed Jan 2, 2019 at 5am - 12/31/18 12:20 AM
Reminder - The Hood River Bridge will be closed beginning at 5am Wednesday, January 2, 2019.  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 in approximately 20 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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