Lincoln County, OR Real Estate News

By Barbara Le Pine, Your agent for the Central Oregon Coast!
(ADVANTAGE REAL ESTATE, serving Lincoln County)
What a gorgeous day at the Port Docks, City of Waldport, on popular Alsea Bay, Oregon!! Here is one of the brand new benches seen during construction. Hmmm, on closer inspection, it looks like there is something blowing around, stuck to the bench.... Lookie there!It appears our Mr. Crab knows how to follow health and safety guidelines....He remembered to bring his face mask with him, when searching for a new home on the Oregon Coast!  You go, Mr. Crab!
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By Barbara Le Pine, Your agent for the Central Oregon Coast!
(ADVANTAGE REAL ESTATE, serving Lincoln County)
The beginning of the dungeness crab season was delayed this year, but the home selling season never took a break! If you are searching for a home in Lincoln County on the Central Oregon Coast, I can help! The thrill of the hunt can be fun on your own, however, you may want a competent Buyer's Broker, to make appointments to view your list of homes & write offers to represent YOU, the Buyer.  Many homes are seeing offers on the first day in to the MLS. A buyer needs to act fast!Call, or text, or email Barbara LePine at Advantage Real Estate, Newport, Oregon. Serving Lincoln City, Otis, Rose Lodge,Taft, Gleneden Beach, Depoe Bay, Taft, Siletz, Salishan, Toledo, Newport /South Beach, Seal Rock, Waldport, Yachats, Tidewater.
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By Barbara Le Pine, Your agent for the Central Oregon Coast!
(ADVANTAGE REAL ESTATE, serving Lincoln County)
Ponder this...Sure, it might have been easier to rake 2 or 3 extra large piles of leaves, but certainly would not have been as fun to do.This circular pattern ended up being more efficient in the long run, provided a photo op as well!. Using a rake in each hand, I was able to move quickly, then followed the yellow leaf road to the finish line.A new tradition has begun!  
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By Barbara Le Pine, Your agent for the Central Oregon Coast!
(ADVANTAGE REAL ESTATE, serving Lincoln County)
The Central Oregon Coast real estate market is a rush of activity, as buyers scramble to find housing before winter sets in. Homes are selling fast! It is easy to get discouraged, but we agents, and our clients must hang in there!After showing several homes non-stop throughout the county, I told the buyer I would be available tonight to write an offer as soon as possible on any of the choices, as one day can make the difference. (The photo below was from the living room of a home in the Bayshore subdivision, on high ground with a great horizon ocean view.)After the last showing of the day, I was getting a little bleary & decided to stop for a refreshing break, in the beautiful beach town of Waldport, Oregon, while it was still daylight.  The air was slightly brisk, smelled like a mix of...
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By Barbara Le Pine, Your agent for the Central Oregon Coast!
(ADVANTAGE REAL ESTATE, serving Lincoln County)
Foreclosure homes are often a "cash only" sale, however, I have seen them sell with a construction loan to cover cost of purchase, + expected repairs. Repairs must be carefully itemized, lender will require a completed list. If an REO property is priced to sell it may receive multiple cash offers, which can close much more quickly than a construction loan. Many foreclosures need repairs, poor condition of house not ideal for buyers who require a bank loan. House needs to be in better condition to get through appraisal and underwriting process. Cash buyers usually win the foreclosure bids, the competition can be fierce!However, a Buyer with a construction loan pre-approval letter CAN still win the bid, IF offer price is highest! REO Asset Manager may award winning bid to a strong buyer w...
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By Barbara Le Pine, Your agent for the Central Oregon Coast!
(ADVANTAGE REAL ESTATE, serving Lincoln County)
Snow day, or beach day, it's a great day at Advantage Real Estate! Our Wednesday morning meeting was enhanced by a dusting of snow. I may be the only representative of Advantage for the Wednesday Broker's tour today, 9:00 to 12:00. There are a couple of gift card drawings at the Broker open houses, I figure I have a 50 / 50 chance of winning. If there are any buyers out there who want to see houses covered with snow with wonderful views of the ocean, today is your day! 
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By Barbara Le Pine, Your agent for the Central Oregon Coast!
(ADVANTAGE REAL ESTATE, serving Lincoln County)
It was an unusually beautiful morning in Depoe Bay, Oregon today. This is a photo of waves crashing through the blowhole on the sea wall along Highway 101.This weekend will be a busy time for me, I will be volunteering at the Newport Seafood and Wine Festival Ambassadors Booth. Looking forward to an already "rip roaring" fun time in the next three days!!
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By Barbara Le Pine, Your agent for the Central Oregon Coast!
(ADVANTAGE REAL ESTATE, serving Lincoln County)
Yet another good reason to live on the Central Oregon Coast! Many of my relocation buyers are surprised when they hear about the many cultural events happening in Lincoln County. Lincoln Pops Big Band delivers a good dose of fun for residents and visitors to Lincoln City, Oregon. The "Pops" is a professional band with 4 great vocalists and a healthy brass section to get you up on your feet for an evening you won't soon forget!The Beach Club is a classic venue with a rat pack era feel to it. You can enjoy a night of dinner and dancing at a club that is only a few blocks away from the beautiful Pacific Ocean.Stay at one of the excellent hotels nearby and make a "Beach Club" weekend of it! Feel free to contact me for more info, I am the vibraphone (xylophone!) player for the Lincoln Pops, ...
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By Barbara Le Pine, Your agent for the Central Oregon Coast!
(ADVANTAGE REAL ESTATE, serving Lincoln County)
The vandals struck in the cloak of darkness........Some unnamed person has "vandalized" a water outflow pipe without permission! This particular blue pipe is overflow from a rural water tank, the overflow works similar to an overflow drain inside a bath. If the tank gets too full, water will spray out of the mouth. (I will be sure to take a photograph for you if it happens on my watch.)By the way, this is not the first time the vandals have struck!On previous holidays in 2018, the blue pipe has been outfitted with rabbit ears for Easter, and most recently was seen with a Pilgrim outfit over the Thanksgiving holiday.It all started with a pair of googly eyes. Maybe the pipe was originally shipped from Las Vegas, a member of Blue Man Group!I was able to secure a rare photograph of the most...
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By Barbara Le Pine, Your agent for the Central Oregon Coast!
(ADVANTAGE REAL ESTATE, serving Lincoln County)
One of my favorite events is at Newport VAC, the annual Pushpin Show where local artists can hang work using only 4 pushpins. This year I created an avant garde style peep box, seen in above photo at far right. My peep box is designed to be interactive, it instructs the viewer to take a photo of the inside with a cellphone to get best effect and take the art home with you. First, here is a photo of the outside of the box, so you may enjoy the pastel layers of recycled shopping bags.Here is what it looks like inside:At different angles and times of day, the light inside changes and can be adjusted, like a changing sunset. I hope you will go in and see it and cast your vote for my entry for the "Mayors show."Happy art viewing!
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By Barbara Le Pine, Your agent for the Central Oregon Coast!
(ADVANTAGE REAL ESTATE, serving Lincoln County)
Buyers occaisionally ask me to find "horse property" for them, however, it is not always listed that way. Horse property is not always easy to find unless you contact a real estate agent familiar with "lay of the land" of the available listings.Just east of Newport, Oregon, two towns offer great horse properties, Toledo, and Siletz. Some of the properties have creeks running through them, fenced open fields for grazing, apple trees, chicken coops, etc., about a 1/2 hour drive from state parks, such as Driftwood, where horse trailers can be unloaded for beach rides at sunset.Listings with acreage are likely to be outside city water and sewer, they may have a spring or well, and may be on a septic system. You will want to check on health of outbuildings, horse barns, proper zoning, marked...
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By Barbara Le Pine, Your agent for the Central Oregon Coast!
(ADVANTAGE REAL ESTATE, serving Lincoln County)
Drum roll please.....Here is our entry, a cardboard, non-edible gingerbread house, (per the stated rules.)  I am pleased to announce we won "Honorable Mention," essentially came in second place. As I was the appointed builder, I was delighted I was able to keep the house. If we won, I would have signed over the deed to the Lincoln County Board of Reators. The house was complete with a listing sheet showing a 3 ft lot and 2 baths.Both outhouse baths included a couple of tiny rolls of toilet paper. The house was listed fully furnished, had a sofa, table, hearth and many extras such as craftsman window sills and cloth curtains, door screens, all from recycled junk mail, scraps and old xmas items. The roof was made from a "seasoned" older box of lasagna noodles which had a special firmness ...
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By Barbara Le Pine, Your agent for the Central Oregon Coast!
(ADVANTAGE REAL ESTATE, serving Lincoln County)
I am proud to present my work in progress: A non-edible "Gingerbread" house to be donated and judged in the upcoming Festival of Trees auction to be held at the Chinook Winds casino on Dec. 1st, in Lincoln City, Oregon.Here is your sneak peek at the Advantage Real Estate gingerbread house entry. We are in it to win it!Wall to wall floor coverings installed, however, I still have some finish work to do on the interior drywall and windows, I plan to add a few furnishings, maybe one of my fellow Advantage agents will surprise me with an oak dining room table?We have an armed guard at the door, in case any interloping mice get any ideas.Stay tuned for more photos of "The Build"!   
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By Barbara Le Pine, Your agent for the Central Oregon Coast!
(ADVANTAGE REAL ESTATE, serving Lincoln County)
Advantage has a new listing! This 1 level cutiepie is currently a vacation rental on the central Oregon Coast. Located near an access walkway to Gleneden beach, it is also located nearby Salishan Golf course, a world class resort.Heres a look at the kitchen - Interested? If you want to more details, please contact me!barbara@advantagerealestate.comHappy beach house hunting!  
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By Barbara Le Pine, Your agent for the Central Oregon Coast!
(ADVANTAGE REAL ESTATE, serving Lincoln County)
Searching for a home in Newport, Oregon?  Let me set up a property tour for you in advance of your visit. I specialize in relocation to Lincoln County area, can help you find extactly what you are looking for by showing you all options within your price range prior to making an offer. I offer "concierge service" to my clients, we can stop to have lunch when we are hungry, see the sights and amenities of various neighborhoods, take a fun hike on the nearby trails. Buyers should be aware of the special aspects of each location of available property in a given price range, prior to making a choice. Call me or email me with your needs, allow me to help you find your dream home, condo, commercial building or beach house. I serve all areas of Lincoln County, on the beautiful Central Oregon Co...
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By Barbara Le Pine, Your agent for the Central Oregon Coast!
(ADVANTAGE REAL ESTATE, serving Lincoln County)
Today was such an exceptional day! Here is a street view of Yachats, in full regalia with the new light standards and new sidewalks. I had lunch at Le Roy's Blue Whale Restaurant, an amazing soup and salad,  small loaf of freshly baked bread, YUM!  Look! There's a commercial building for sale, right next door to Le Roy's Blue Whale! It has an Advantage Real Estate sign on it!What a great location, close to the beach and down town areas, and homemade pies from Le Roy's. What could be better? Yachats, Oregon is about 40 minutes south of Newport Oregon, and is affectionately called, "Yachats, Gem of the Oregon Coast".   There are a number of wonderful ocean view properties in the hills above this commercial space.Lovely and serene Yachats neighborhood, where the pine trees overlook the sea...
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By Barbara Le Pine, Your agent for the Central Oregon Coast!
(ADVANTAGE REAL ESTATE, serving Lincoln County)
Are you searching for ground floor living, master bedroom, kitchen and living room all on the main floor, a single story house, or a home equipped with a stair chair or elevator?Many of my customers call me with exactly this request! Please allow me to show you the perfect single story dream home, condo or townhouse in Lincoln County on the Central Oregon Coast.To make it easier for all of my clients to meet with me, I have moved my desk to the ground floor of Advantage Real Estate in beautiful Newport, Oregon......look Mom, no stairs!  Comfortably planted on level ground, "The sky's the limit!"    
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When other central Oregon Coast beaches are crowded on a hot summer's day, I can usually find peace and relative solitude at the Muriel O. Ponsler Memorial State Scenic Viewpoint, where China Creek flows into the Pacific Ocean.  There are many miles of beach in either direction, offering further opportunities to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Pacific Ocean.The free wayside is located along Highway 101, a few miles north of the popular Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint and Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park, and south of the town of Yachats.My wife and I can usually find an available picnic table to lay out a sumptuous spread, but we always bring along camping chairs and tables just in case.  Thick hedges help to block the wind on a breezy day.Who was Muriel O. Ponsler...
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By Barbara Le Pine, Your agent for the Central Oregon Coast!
(ADVANTAGE REAL ESTATE, serving Lincoln County)
  Your Vibraphone Player (and Newport Oregon Real Estate Broker!) Barbara Le Pine, has an important announcement for you! Drive 20 minutes north of Newport, just south of Salishan resort on Gleneden Loop Road, and you are there. Starts 7:30 PM on Thursday. Tap your toes, put on your dancing shoes, and enjoy the music! Live MusicJoin the Lincoln Pops Orchestra for all your favorites from the Big Band era. With 24 members (including three vocalists), the Lincoln Pops are ready to entertain YOU 7:30pm - 10pm  Thursday, March 15 Gleneden Beach Community Club110 Azalea St. in Gleneden Beach(Four miles south of Lincoln City) Find the Community Club Lincoln County's community Big Band, the Lincoln Pops Orchestra, is a treasure of the Oregon Coast. With 24 musicians, including three vocalists, ...
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