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Golfing on the North Oregon Coast

4/30/2018

Where ever you are staying at the North Oregon Coast there's sure to be a golf course nearby. Enjoy one (or all) golf courses from Newport to Astoria:

  • Agate Beach Golf Course (http://agatebeachgolf.net) in Newport. Located at the north end of Newport includes Pro Shop & Cafe

  • Salishan Golf Course & Spa (https://www.salishan.com) in Lincoln City. Located at the south end of Lincoln City boasting 18 hole golf course, hotel (pet & ADA friendly), luxury spa, swimming pool, whirlpool hot tub, tennis center, 4 on site restaurants & wine cellar, on site recreation center

  • Chinook Winds Golf Course (https://www.chinookwindscasino.com) in Lincoln City. Located at the north end of Lincoln City includes 18 hole golf course, lodging, casino with entertainment, 8 options for dining, meeting space & more

  • Neskowin Beach Golf Course (http://www.neskowinbeachgolf.com) in Neskowin. 18 hole golf course, Thursdays offer opportunity to play frisbee & foot golf 

  • Alderbrook Golf Course (alderbrookgolfcourse.com) in Bay City. Located 5 miles north of Tillamook. 18 hole golf course with mountain views, pro shop, clubhouse & Dans Den restaurant 

  • Manzanita Golf Course (http://www.oregongolf.com/courses/manzanita/manzanita-gc/) in Manzanita. 9 hole golf course on a beautiful hillside facing the surf

  • Seaside Golf Club (https://seasidegolfcourse.com) in Seaside. 9 hole course open since 1923 offering free wifi, pro shop, restaurant, bar & Patio with nightly happy hour

  • Highlands Golf Club (http://www.highlandsgolfgearhart.com) in Gearhart. 18 hole executive style golf course sculpted out of a hillside overlooking the beach

  • Gearhart Golf Links (gearhartgolflinks.com) in Gearhart. Oldest continual Golf Course west of the Mississippi open since 1892. 18 hole golf course complete with Mcmenamins Sand Trap restaurant & pot Bunker pub

  • Astoria Golf & Country Club (http://astoriagolf.com) in Warrenton. Completed in 1924. Offering golf shop, lessons, clubhouse with dining 

  • Lewis & Clark Golf Course (http://www.astoriaoregonrvpark.com) in Astoria. 9 hole golf course offering pet friendly RV campground, cottages, & foot golf 

Cape Meares: one of Oregons best kept secrets

3/29/2018

 

Located just 8 miles west of Tillamook is the little beach town of Cape Meares. With only 99 full time residents & no businesses it's safe to say this beach is typically pretty quiet. Offering miles of hiking; take a walk out to the long lost town on the Bay Ocean spit. Take in the tranquility at the coast while at this beach focused coastal town. 

Top 15 favorite things to do in Manzanita

10/29/2017

  • Hike Neahkahnie mountain

  • Gather sand dollars at low tide on the beach

  • Rent a sit down bike & go ride on the beach

  • Catch live music at the San Dune (http://www.sandunepub.com)

  • Grocery shop the Little Apple market/deli. Don't skip the fresh seafood section! (http://manzanitamarket.com)

  • Have a bonfire

  • Visit Spa Manzanita (http://www.spamanzanita.com) and treat yourself to a spa day

  • Eat at Left Coast Siesta (www.leftcoastsiesta.com). The tequila lime chicken is delicious!

  • Visit Bread & Ocean for a delicious sandwich with nutritious sides (and really good pastries)

  • Sit outside (weather allowing) at "The Winery in Manzanita" with a glass of vino or coffee/tea (https://www.thewineryatmanzanita.com)

  • Go shopping downtown 

  • Visit the Nehalem Historical Society to learn more about how you can find the Neahkahnie mountain treasure

  • View or make art at the Hoffman Center

  • Go golfing at the golf course (facebook.com/golfmanzanita) 

  • Visit Manzanita News & Espresso for a great atmosphere and good coffee. Get a pastry from Wanda's Cafe while you're here

  • Don't miss 4th of July in Manzanita! Start the day with the Pancake Breakfast at the fire station, watch the parade through downtown & finish off with an amazing fireworks show on the beach

Top 11 things to do in Oceanside

10/29/2017



  • Go beach combing (especially good in the winter months)

  • Visit the Blue Agate Cafe for a delicious meal 

  • Visit Roseanna's Restaurant (http://www.roseannascafe.com) is a great place to grab a classy dinner & watch the sunset

  • Walk through the tunnel during low tide to the other side AKA Tunnel beach!

  • Go surfing

  • Take a  beach walk

  • Try para/hang gliding (http://oceansideopen.com)

  • Have a bon fire

  • Fly a kite

  • Have a picnic on the beach

  • Relax

Fall Leaves Bring Sold Signs

10/29/2017

Summer has come to an end and you probably are thinking you've lost the opportunity to sell, and need to wait till next summer. But that's far from the truth! Although it's not as hectic and crazy with the swarm of buyers on the market, the fall season brings out the most serious of lookers. They are the pool of buyers that waited out the summer frenzy to find their perfect home in the fall, and you don't want to miss these buyers! They are ready to make a move, today! And selling in a slower period does not equate to less money. That's a misconception that home owners have based on untrue data that floats around. With the right agent, and your home being priced correctly, you can get a great deal selling your home during the fall season. And might actually prefer it. Here are the top 3 benefits to listing during the fall season.

1. Serious Buyers - Let's be honest, if buyers are out during the busy season, looking for homes, they are serious and ready to buy. Although the summer brings in a large crowd, that crowd contains a lot of people that are excited by the season, and fall into the "trend" of house hunting. These people end up not really being serious about the process, and tend to hold off for another time. If people are investing time to look during the fall season, they are more likely to be interested in actually buying your home, instead of touring it.

2. Less Competition - Selling in the fall isn't something many families can accomplish due to personal schedules. That's why a significant amount of homes get listed during the summer season. Which means that summer time brings in a lot of competition. Selling in the fall means the potential house next door that has slightly more perks that may have been listed during the summer, doesn't make your home sit stagnant, since everyone wanted your neighbor's house. It also doesn't devalue your home because of the house that could go up next door that could be under-priced in your neighborhood, and draw all of the attention.

With a slower season, you get dedicated attention to your property, which increases the chance of a sale. 

3. Easier to Find Your Dream Home - Not only do you get to benefit from a slower season during the selling process, but you can also benefit on the buying side. With less competition on your dream house, you can get a better deal. The summer brings a lot of missed opportunities for buyers on their dream homes, because they go off the market instantly. This will give you the opportunity to get your home on the market and take your time to find the right one to resize into. A much calmer pace to the transaction will make it less stressful, and everyone all around happier. Don't feel rushed into buying a home overnight during the summer, it could turn into a headache. If you want a far more peaceful transaction, that has calmer pace, then selling during the fall is perfect for you.

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