ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2012 

Is it Real Estate or Workaholism?              I have a husband who works really hard and all of the time. He decided that after a particularly long and trying series of changes at his job that he would take a “few days off and be home”. Well, that has entailed all of the projects that he feels n...
01/28/2012
Lakefront Property Oregon-Fishhawk Lake Real Estate-71560 Northshore Dr Birkenfeld Oregon     Lakefront completely remodeled cabin with 100+feet of waterfrontage! 3BR, 1BA 1232 Sq.ft. $275,000   Views from every room at this lakefront property Oregon. New: both interior/exterior paint,deck,carpet...
01/25/2012
Derl Roberts- He Was One of a Kind       On a typical winter-wet day in December, 2005, I walked into the office at Vernonia Realty. After a couple of brief introductions by Ken and Helen Bateman, I was escorted back to the office of the Principal Broker. I sat down across the desk from a gravell...
01/23/2012
Fishhawk Lake Real Estate-The Square Peg in the Round Hole   Don’t you have those transactions that just seem like they are so HARD? Nothing seems to go smoothly, everyone’s at odds with each step of the transaction or each other and it feels like you are forcing it to happen.   When I have this ...
01/18/2012
Regarding actual and literal “boundaries” when dealing with a vacant lot or a lakefront property  one can be presented with quite a challenge when living in a rural community, or on a lake like Fishhawk Lake. An original survey may have happened 40+ years ago and land changes, overgrowth happens,...
01/16/2012
There’s something in the air…can you feel it?  Can you see it?  Can you smell it?  It’s fresh. It’s lighter. It’s as if the clouds are lifting and sharp rays of sunshine are breaking through a bit here, a bit there.       It’s permeating the real estate mentality. Almost as if with the “dawn” of ...
01/13/2012
 Fishhawk Lake Thoughts-Being  True-One of  The Tenets of Trust   Trust Definition: reliance: confidence in and reliance on good qualities, especially fairness, truth, honor, or ability     As a child, I was one of those kids that didn’t hold back speaking the truth. Much to my parents’ chagrin, ...
01/12/2012
One of my dear friends sent this to me (the video below). It is so simple and SO moving that I really felt the need to share this video with you, my social network of friends. I hope that if you have a few minutes that you can stop and truly watch the unfolding beauty of this piece and listen to ...
01/10/2012
On a Lake in the Country: Questions People Ask   When new clients come out, inevitably there are many questions that arise from their first visit here to Fishhawk Lake.         Either they’ve discovered our area from friends, or from a search on the internet—some finding blogposts of mine on Acti...
01/08/2012
No longer a Facebook Virgin!   This may seem like Old Hat to some of you…   but I just got my FIRST referral from Facebook last night!    Happy Dance!     It’s a big big home, with acreage and in a place where there are several other realtors in the area! What’s funny is that I can navigate throu...
01/04/2012
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