marianne pittard: Astoria Oregon / Astoria Historical Home Sale - 04/13/11 12:58 PM

The Mack-Daddy of All Open Houses 
Last summer I had the unique experience of showcasing one of my listings, a real architectural gem, in the local Historical Home Tour.  The experience was overwhelmingly wonderful & offered a unique opportunity to expose Astoria's Crown Jewel to a massive amount of people.  It was estimated that over 200 people toured the Henry Hoefler home on that beautiful summer afternoon.  Suffice it to say, this was the largest open house that I've ever experienced!
Fast forward 8-months - Imagine my surprise when I recently received a call from an agent proclaiming to … (3 comments)

marianne pittard: Seaside Oregon Ocean Home For Sale / Seaside OR Ocean Front Real Estate - 03/30/11 09:23 AM

 2470 Ocean Vista Drive - Seaside, OR
Nestled in Seaside's resort-like Cove, this handcrafted cottage offers a sweet retreat on Seaside's sandy shore.  Renowned local architect Al Hansen crafted this ultimate home by the sea in the late 1920's and with its superior craftsmanship, rugged natural landscaping and unparalleled oceanic setting, it has since become a well-known local fixture.
Full of vintage whimsy, this historic charmer is a true Seaside landmark.
Location/home exterior
Al Hansen's signature home is ideally located right in the heart of Seaside's highly desirable Ocean Vista neighborhood, ensconced in the rocky cove and near the historic … (0 comments)

marianne pittard: Warrenton Oregon Real Estate / Builder's Own Custom Home - 03/08/11 10:30 AM

Builder's Own Custom Affordable
Just Reduced To: $ 264,000 ( $ 113.00 sq. ft)
Builder's own custom home was built to the quality standards expected by today's buyer. The home's wonderful floor plan was designed for entertaining & everyday living. Appointments include a mixture of: slab granite, gas fireplace, 9ft ceilings, chef's dream kitchen with stainless appliance package & pantry, hardwood floors, upper level bonus room/5-bedroom & more! Here today, gone tomorrow~
This home is conveniently located in the Juniper Ridge subdivision, one of Warrenton's newest subdivisions that centrally located near almost everything including, state parks, the beach, shopping & … (0 comments)

marianne pittard: Seaside Weather / Seaside Oregon Weather - 02/28/11 09:30 AM

Seaside Oregon on a recent snowy morning!  It's a rare occassion that we experience snow at the beach. The light dusting brought out the inner child in both the young & old.

marianne pittard: Gearhart Oregon / Weather, Winter Wonderland - 02/24/11 04:25 AM
 Gearhart Oregon On A Snowy February Morning

It's a rare occasion that we experience snow on the North Oregon Coast.  We awoke this morning to a nice dusting of snow covering the ground.  More is expected to visit today.  This is a far cry from the "Snow Bomb" Portland area news commentators predicted.  Nonetheless, we'll enjoy it while we have it!  Just another day at the beach in beautiful Gearhart Oregon.  Come to visit us soon!

marianne pittard: Gearhart Oregon / Changing Times - 02/22/11 12:16 PM

Times are a changing in greater Gearhart! The new Gearhart Rural Fire Protection District substation located on Westlake Lane & US Highway 101 was completed recently.  The substation will house three fire apparatus bays and a meeting/lounge area for the firemen, all of whom are dedicated volunteers.  The new substation will serve the district's northern section which includes the area just to the North of the Gearhart City limits to the Pacific Grange Hall and from the beach to the Lewis & Clark area.
The new station is … (0 comments)

marianne pittard: Seaside Oregon Ocean Front Homes For Sale/Seaside OR Real Estate - 02/19/11 06:32 AM
Seaside Oregon

Seaside Oregon, "Where The Mountains Reach The Sea & Your Vacation Lasts Forever!"
It was said in the not to distant past that a buyer would pay atleast 1-million dollars just for the sand (vacant land) when purchasing an ocean front home.  My, how times are a changing!  A recent survey of current inventory reflects that at the present time a buyer has their choice of 7 different properties, 6 of which are currently listed at under $ 900,000!  The most amazing opportunity is a home that was just re-listed at a price point of only: $ 599,000  This killer deal (MLS # … (6 comments)

marianne pittard: City of Gearhart Oregon /Gearhart OR A Local's Perspective - 02/07/11 07:27 AM

Gearhart, the place that I lovingly call home!  A small, quaint town with a New England flavor.  A place where you still feel a calm sense of security far removed from the hustle of the big city.  Building codes restrict the commercial development that threatens our small town charm!  As such, it's small mom & pop ventures that cater to the needs of our visiting tourists. Pop's Ice Cream Parlor is a wonderful example of our small town enterprises enjoyed by both young & old.  Another must see & do is to partake in our annual 4th. of July … (0 comments)

marianne pittard: Warrenton Oregon/Killer Deal On Wonderful Starter Home - 02/04/11 12:17 PM

 Priced To Sell At: $ 169,000
Charm! Charm! Charm! Thoughtfully remodeled with artful attention to detail. Just about new everything includes: new kitchen & baths, custom cabinetry, tile floors, upgraded carpeting, high efficiency gas forced air furnace, new roof, windows, mechanicals & more! A must see at an affordable price point!  This home is conveniently located in an established neighborhood that's close to almost everything! 
Seller has invested heavily & says it's time to get this home sold! This is one of those great market opportunities that won't last long!  This property would serve a first time homeowner … (0 comments)

marianne pittard: Sunset Beach Retreat/Sunset Beach Oregon - 02/04/11 12:07 PM

 Priced To Sell At: $ 169,000
Carefree living begins in this stylish lake front cottage! Completely renovated & loaded with charm, personality & today's amenities including: new roof, windows, electrical, kitchen, bath, surround sound, appliances, waterfront dock & so much more! Plenty of room for expansion on this nearly 1-acre parcel. Treasure life in a lake front paradise where even time takes a vacation!
The options are abundant.  Live in the "like new" renovated cottage or eventually build your lakeside, dream retreat.  This serene spot is located within close proximity to the beach, golf, shopping & more.  Take advantage … (0 comments)

marianne pittard: Astoria, Oregon - NW Destination - 02/04/11 07:26 AM

Astoria has been the recipient of much attention of late.  It appears that Astoria is on the map again as it was highlighted in the February 2011 issue of the highly acclaimed, Sunset Magazine as an Oregon day trip destination.  Author, Jennifer Margulis penned a wonderful article subtitled, "get cozy on a winter visit to the North Oregon Coast."  Margulis also paid tribute to many of our historical highlights, wonderful local businesses & more importantly our upcoming Bicentennial celebration.  For more information be sure to click on the following link: Sunset Magazine Article
Our competitive juices are flowing as … (2 comments)

marianne pittard: Surf Pines Custom Home - 02/04/11 05:39 AM

89547 Ocean Drive - Warrenton, OR
 Priced To Sell At: $ 589,000
Gorgeous custom ocean view home located in the gated community of Surf Pines will steal your heart! Dream kitchen with coastal maple plank floors & custom cabinetry, soapstone counters, Dacor & Jennair appliances, island with prep sink & so much more! The luxurious master suite offers peaceful retreat with a double sided gas fireplace, a sitting room, travertine floor shower & spa tub. Professionally designed outdoor spaces complete this lovely home! 
This custom home boasts amazing details including a custom 9ft. wooden front door, central vacuum system, lower level family room … (0 comments)

marianne pittard: Clatsop County Real Estate Agents Lend Helping Hands - 02/04/11 05:11 AM

A contingent of local Clatsop Association of Realtors recently lent helping hands at the newly opened Clatsop Community Action Regional Food bank located in Warrenton, OR. The Realtor’s rolled up their sleeves, donned hair nets & gloves and repackaged two 500 pound boxes of cereal into smaller individual packages. Having the space for repacking is one of the benefits of the new state of the art facility. The CAR organization and it’s Realtor members are committed to further the cause of the food bank that so readily serves 36 countywide agencies that including: food pantries, women’s shelters and the … (0 comments)

marianne pittard: Seaside Oregon Real Estate/SW Seaside Charmer! - 08/26/10 12:45 PM

Coastal Cottage!
Price Reduced To: $ 224,900
Cozy coastal cottage in coveted SW Seaside location that's just blocks to the beach & golfing awaits new owners interested in taking this charmer to the next level. Newer gas forced air furnace, fireplace with gas insert & newer roof are a few of the more recent updates that await you in this cottage by-the-sea!
Recent price adjustments make this property worthy of consideration!
Property Flyer With Additional Info. & Photos 

marianne pittard: Seaside Oregon Vacant Land / Perfect Spot To Call Home! - 08/26/10 12:27 PM

 Price Reduced To: $ 79,000
The perfect spot to call home!  One of only two parcels West of the highway & available under $90,000.  Located in a well established neighborhood, this site boasts wonderful southern exposure & is within close proximity to the river, beach & town.
Property Flyer & Additional Photos

marianne pittard: Warrenton Oregon Real Estate / New Quality Affordable Home-Warrenton OR - 08/26/10 12:15 PM

Quality Affordable Worthy of Consideration!
Price Reduced To: $ 249,900
An escape from the ordinary awaits you in this wonderful custom affordable with room for everyone.  More value for your money is evident in the spacious foyer with hardwood flooring, a kitchen with stainless appliance package, upper & lower utility rooms, 2120 square foot or spacious living with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths & so much more!  A value like this won't last long!
All of this & more located on an over sized lot in Warrenton's newest neighborhood that's within close proximity to the beach, town, shopping & more!
Property … (0 comments)

marianne pittard: Warrenton Oregon Real Estate/ New Construction - 06/21/10 10:08 AM

SOLD!  Call Me For Other Custom Affordables Worthy Of Your Consideration!
A Place of New Beginnings!
Reduced To: $ 219,900
Value priced single level new construction located in popular Warrenton neighborhood. Master suite is located opposite of the two nicely sized bedrooms, great room floor plan, high efficiency gas furnace and stainless appliances all situated on a 7,333 square foot lot.
This lovely home is located in the new Juniper Ridge subdivison that's within close proximity to the beach, golf, shopping & more!  A value like this won't last long!
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marianne pittard: Warrenton Oregon Real Estate / Ocean View Contemporary In Gated Community - 06/21/10 08:29 AM

A Spectacular Home At A Spectacular Price Point!
Priced To Sell At: $ 559,000
Ocean View Contemporary in an exclusive gated community awaits buyers with discriminating taste. This traditional estate is made memorable with the following:a grand entry hall, great room w/wall of windows that capture ocean & lake views, state of the art kitchen, soaring ceiling heights,3 gas fireplaces, extensive use of granite & travertine, impressive architectural detailing & so much more!
This wonderful home cannot be duplicated at today's listing price.  All of this & more awaits you in this smaller gated community with walking path to the … (0 comments)

marianne pittard: Astoria Oregon Real Estate/Builder's Own: Columbia River View Home - 06/14/10 06:26 AM

37751 Highway 30, Astoria, OR, 97103
Price Slashed To: $ 489,000

Builder's own home located on the banks of the mighty Columbia River. Expansive views from the living room, private deck, master suite and game room. Loaded with amenities such as: keyless entry, paved drive, hardwoods, travertine & granite throughout, pond, see through glass fireplace, outdoor dog wash station and windows galore to capture the views of river traffic and local wildlife.
View More Information And The Virtual Tour
All Things Astoria/City of Astoria OR Website

Marianne Pittard of RE/MAX River & Sea has earned the prestigious Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation, having completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance and short sales. This is invaluable expertise to offer at a time when the area is ravaged by "distressed" homes in the foreclosure process.
Short sales allow the cash-strapped seller to repay the mortgage at the price that the home sells for, even though it is lower than what is owed on the property. With plummeting property values, this can save many people from foreclosure and even bankruptcy. More and more lenders are willing to consider short … (0 comments)