hood river real estate for sale by owner: It's the Hood River News 12th Annual Best Pet Photo Contest - 08/15/12 02:23 PM
 
It's the Hood River News 12th Annual Best Pet Photo Contest
 
Coming September 5th! What a fun contest for all members of our community with pets of any kind. Don't miss your chance to enter the paper's Pet Photo Contest this week.
And 20% of all entry proceeds will benefit the Hukari Animal Shelter and CG Cat Rescue!
Entry fee is just $14.95 (with discounts for multiple entries) and the winning photo gets a $100 gift certificate. Enter in any of the following categories: best dog, best cat, best other animal, most loveable, most fun/comical, best child with pet … (10 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Wordless Wednesday - Mt. Hood's Summer Grandeur - 08/15/12 02:09 PM
 
Wordless Wednesday - Mt. Hood's Summer Grandeur
 
I never get tired of photographing Mt. Hood in all its grandeur. Each time of year and from different views, it offers something fresh and always gorgeous. I like this photo because it also shows grape vines and orchards which are just so typical of the Hood River Valley and all it has to offer. This is just off Hwy. 35, about five miles south of the town of Hood River.
 

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hood river real estate for sale by owner: Speechless Sunday - Playing In The Sand - 08/12/12 01:22 PM
 
Speechless Sunday - Playing In The Sand
 
When you were little, didn't you love to dig in the sand, build and bury things, playing away a summer day at the beach? Here in the Hood River Valley, our beach is on the Columbia River, Hood River's Waterfront Park to be exact, but it's the perfect place to spend a hot day. Today's 100 degree temp (not real common in these parts!) simply called us to the river. This could have been me 30 some odd years ago.
 

 
 
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hood river real estate for sale by owner: Gravenstein Apple Celebration, Hood River Fruit Loop, August 18-19th - 08/12/12 01:14 PM
 
Gravenstein Apple Celebration, Hood River Fruit Loop, August 18-19th
 
Gravensteins are considered some of the best apples around by many, but their season is early and short. That's why the Hood River Valley celebrates their quick performance with their very own celebration next weekend.
Head to the Hood River Valley to sample these exquisite apples and the products they make from them, like jams, ciders, syrups, dried fruit and baked goods. While you're at it, taste some wine, sample home made barbeque, visit baby alpacas, pick farm grown flowers, listen to live music, browse hand made quilts, shop for … (1 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Real Estate Is Moving In The Columbia River Gorge - Sale Pendings - 08/10/12 01:30 PM
 
Real Estate Is Moving In The Columbia River Gorge - Sale Pendings
 
Not only is it that time of year when real estate especially moves, but this summer is seeing an upward trend in the Columbia River Gorge market. These three clients' homes went under contract just this week:
 

 
 
 
 
One of the keys to selling a home fast and for the most possible money is exposure, Exposure, EXPOSURE.
People can't buy it if they can't see/find it!
If you've chosen to sell your property FSBO (for sale by owner), we can help you … (6 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Friday's Foto - New-Fangled Fun - 08/10/12 01:07 PM
 
Friday's Foto - New-Fangled Fun
 
We head down to Waterfront Park in the town of Hood River quite often during the summer for a quick dip in the Columbia River. Then the kids dry off on the play equipment or climbing wall before heading home. This is one of the pieces of play equipment at the park, I guess a new version of the merry-go-rounds so popular on playgrounds when I grew up. I don't know the kids playing on it here, but they were so very determined to master the strange shape and motion.
 

 
 
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hood river real estate for sale by owner: Hood River Yacht Club: "Double Damned 2012" Sailing Race, August 11th - 08/08/12 02:12 PM
 
Hood River Yacht Club: "Double Damned 2012" Sailing Race, August 11th
 
There is nothing quite like sailing the beautiful and unique Columbia River Gorge. This weekend brings one of the Gorge's most anticipated sailing races between Cascade Locks, through Hood River and into The Dalles: Double Damned 2012. Registration begins on Friday, Aug. 10th with the race on Saturday, Aug. 11th, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Sponsored by the Hood River Yacht Club, members and non-members alike are invited to join. Or head to the waterfront in any of the three towns to watch the competition.
Fees: $60 before Aug. … (4 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Wordless Wednesday - Clouds Over Hood River! - 08/08/12 01:36 PM
 
Wordless Wednesday - Clouds Over Hood River!
 
Youth football camp started in Hood River this week with 100 degree temps to work out in. Thankfully, clouds moved in yesterday, providing relief from the heat, along with a nice breeze. And they weren't just any clouds. I love to photograph clouds with their incredible patterns and movement and these intrigued me...
 

 
 
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hood river real estate for sale by owner: Komedy 4 Da Kidz, Hood River Library, August 7th - 08/05/12 01:20 PM
 
Komedy 4 Da Kidz, Hood River Library, August 7th
 
The Friends of the Hood River County Library is proud to present Komedy 4 Da Kidz this Tuesday, August 7th, from 6 to 7 p.m.
This is a hilarious family evening featuring comedian Angel Ocasio in a high energy, incredibly funny, hour long, one man variety show. The show is bilingual and is sure to please anyone from age 1 to 101! It's interactive, involving the audience, and is customized to each individual audience. The performance combines physical comedy, juggling, comedy magic, jokes, balancing and impromptu comedy situations.
Angel Ocasio … (2 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: This Sweet Girl is Destined To Be Your Lap Dog... Meet Ellie Mae - 08/05/12 12:57 PM
 
This Sweet Girl is Destined To Be Your Lap Dog... Meet Ellie Mae
 
Ellie Mae is a 1 to 2 year old chihuahua mix who is quiet and shy, but oh so sweet. She likes to watch the others play first, then slowly joins in. Then she has a ball, proudly struting around, enjoying her friends. Ellie Mae is happiest when she's cuddled safely on a human's lap and she is the nap queen! She was found with another shelter dog, Indie, and plays especially well with her as the two seem well bonded. They can be adopted together … (8 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Speechless Sunday - Summer Day On Lake Lawrence - 08/05/12 12:19 PM
 
Speechless Sunday - Summer Day On Lake Lawrence
 
As soon as the weather forecast called for 95 degree+ temps today, we knew it was the perfect day to head to a mountain lake. We tried Lawrence Lake, a man made resevoir about five miles south of the town of Parkdale, mostly known for its hiking and fly fishing. It was a perfect day and the perfect place for the kids to splash away the afternoon. What a gorgeous setting: impossibly green water, surrounded by towering pine covered slopes. Our only complaint is that by 2 pm the place was … (0 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Hood River County School District: Back to School Supply Lists Here! - 08/03/12 01:56 PM
 
Hood River County School District:  Back to School Supply Lists Here!
 
Although it seems we just got out of school, it's already that time to be getting ready for the 2012-2013 school year. The Hood River County School District has posted it's School Supply list for the school year!
Find your school and grade here: http://www.hoodriver.k12.or.us/site/Default.aspx?PageID=51
Get your student off to the best possible start with all the supplies they'll need.
 
 
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hood river real estate for sale by owner: Speechless Sunday - Have Your Cake And Eat It, Too! - 07/29/12 01:48 AM
 
Speechless Sunday - Have Your Cake And Eat It, Too!
 
This is my great neice Malan, enjoying her cake at her first birthday party last weekend. I love the shot because it is so full of young wonderment and the abandon of youth. She has no problem diving right in, enjoying something new, forgetting anyone was even watching her. She had first taken a couple tentative tastes with her fingers, but apparently, they just weren't getting the job done!
 

 
 
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hood river real estate for sale by owner: Hood River Adopt A Dog Bark In The Park - 07/26/12 06:55 AM
 
Hood River Adopt A Dog Bark In The Park
 
It's almost time for the Hood River Adopt A Dog's annual fundraiser: Bark in the Park (previously known as the dog walk), Saturday, August 4th.
The highlight of the day is a 1.5 mile dog walk beginning at 9 a.m., at Waterfront Park and looping back to the park for a continental breakfast. Following that, the day is full of "doggie" events including contests, a bbq, huge raffle, beauty treatments like a dog wash and nail clipping station, "ask an expert" table for all those dog questions can be addressed … (5 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: The Hood River County Fair is Here! July 25 - 28th - 07/26/12 06:35 AM
 
The Hood River County Fair is Here! July 25 - 28th

We could smell the kettle korn, carnitas and hay before we even went in the gate. Then we heard screams of kids on scary rides, bells ringing as someone wins a game and a rooster crowing somewhere nearby. Colorful banners floated in the wind and lights flashed on the rides and food booths. Yep, the fair is here!
There's something almost magical about a fair in rural small towns. And this year did not disappoint. The Hood River County Fair opened on Wednesday, July 25th and runs through Saturday, July 28th. It seems … (0 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Hood River County Fruit Loop Cherry Celebration, This Weekend, 21 & 22 - 07/18/12 02:23 AM
 
Hood River County Fruit Loop Cherry Celebration, This Weekend, 21 & 22
 
This will be another great, not to be missed, weekend on the Hood River Fruit Loop. The Fruit Loop is a unique tour of more than 30 Hood River Valley fruit stands and attractions and this weekend local cherries are at their peak so the stands are showing them off!
Although the valley's luscious cherries are among the best ANYWHERE, this celebration offers much more.
Visit the baby alpacas at alpaca farms along the loop. Pick fresh lavendar at its very peak. Sample award-winning, fine wines at … (0 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: So Frisky, With Plenty of Moxie, This Girl's All Puppy... Meet Bambi! - 07/14/12 01:13 AM
 
So Frisky, With Plenty of Moxie, This Girl's All Puppy... Meet Bambi!
 
If you're looking to go the puppy route, Bambi just may be the girl for you. She is just about 10 weeks old, a chihuahua/dachshund mix and weighs in at a wee 5 pounds. She's a tough one, though, and loves to run with the big dogs... well, any dog at all, that is. This tiny girl was found living under a barn with her mom so maybe that tough start gave her the courage and confidence to take on the world. She's a frisky one, so … (5 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: It's Hood River Lavender Daze, July 21 & 22 - 07/12/12 09:24 AM
 
It's Hood River Lavender Daze, July 21 & 22

It's Lavender Daze at Hood River Lavender Farms Saturday July 21 and Sunday the 22nd. The lavender will be at its peak so come take a look and be engulfed by the cloud of its soothing scent. One of my favorite parts of the event is cutting my own huge bouquet of fresh lavender. The gift shop also offers lavender gifts, like soap, lotion and scented stuffed animals. 30 independent vendors will have booths, selling things from jewelry, to blown glass, photographs and even homemade bbq. There will also be six … (4 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Friday's Foto - The Lavender Is In Bloom! - 07/06/12 04:17 AM
 
Friday's Foto - The Lavender Is In Bloom!
 
I took these photos at Hood River Lavender Farms last week just before the lavender reaches this season's peak. Lavender has long been one of my favorite scents and at Hood River Lavender, you can pick your own bouquet as well as browse for other lavender scented gifts like bath salts, lotions, candles etc. For more info on Hood River Lavender visit: http://www.lavenderfarms.net/hoodriverlavender/index.html
 


 
 
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hood river real estate for sale by owner: New Listing! Great Value, Super Neighborhood, In Hood River - 06/24/12 03:03 AM
 
New Listing! Great Value, Super Neighborhood, In Hood River

This comfortable home is an in-town paradise in a great neighborhood. It’s just an easy walk to downtown, schools, parks and shopping, yet the setting is quiet and peaceful. Beautifully maintained, the home’s floor plan is open, bright and airy. Move in ready!




 






· 2 bedrooms, 2 baths
· 1,856 square feet, Lot: 50’x137’
· Office/study could be 3rd bedroom
· Sunroom off huge dining room
· Gourmet kitchen with hickory cabinets
· Master bedroom suite with heated floor, gas fireplace, walk-in closet, separate entrance
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