The roar of the sea in Lincoln County

Real Estate Agent - Advantage Real Estate, serving Lincoln County - 200509394
Barbara Le Pine: Selling homes on the Central Oregon Coast. Here you will find a colorful mix of thoughts and ideas from a full time Real Estate Broker who lives in and works in the entire Lincoln County Area, I am a Lincoln City realtor, Otis Realtor, Gleneden Beach Realtor, Depoe Bay Realtor, Otter Rock Realtor, Beverly Beach Realtor, Agate Beach Realtor, Newport Realtor, Yaquina Bay Realtor, Toledo Realtor, South Beach Realtor, Seal Rock Realtor, Waldport Realtor, Alsea Realtor, Tidewater Realtor, and Yachats Realtor.
The close of escrow date / possession of key / transfer of property ownership, are not always the same day!! Many buyers expect that they will sign the final loan documents and get a key to the new house immediately as soon as the ink is dry. Sellers think that the day they sign over the deed, th...
Mr. Whale has a house for sale! It is built on Basalt rock, across the street from the high bank ocean cliffs, private beach access to residents. Here is a view from the deck:This home is listed by a fellow agent in our MLS.  The seller was present during my showing, gave me permission to feature...
 Howzabout a nice little beach getaway with over 6000 square feet? Or perhaps something slighly more manageable with around 4000? These two homes are perched on Basalt rock, volcanic formations which are a much better place to set a foundation than on sand. Other places Basalt rock is found are i...
In our rural area, there is often a long drive between homes during showings. The clients often ask me if they can use the facilities, especially when kids are present.  I know that if a person has gotta go, they gotta go.The problem with it is that the water may be shut off to a vacation home. M...
 This photo shows the delicate construction of an older manufactured home, circa 1978. Many clients ask me why lenders do not like them and charge more to finance a manufactured. These photos may shed some light. For one thing, they tend to burn hot. This fire was started in the kitchen and was i...
I recently sold a HUD home which was falling in to disrepair and giving the neighbrhood a depressing look. There were areas of unfinished exterior paint, boarded up windows, trash in the yard. HUD listed the home and began to clean up the property. They priced it correctly, making it marketable i...
Strong colors do not always work for all buyers. Will need extra paint to keep from bleeding through This broken light switch cover is an easy fix and should be replaced. It is the little things that make a house look like a fixer, even when it is in reasonable condition.When you list your house ...
 I told my clients that I could find them the perfect house for them, on the perfect street. As you can see, anything is possible! Have a great real estate day!!!
 A reminder to my fellow agents, please don't drive while distracted by your telephone. This ghost bike was spotted in the city of Albany, Oregon. It only takes a split second of distraction to cause an accident out on the road. The sign below was eerie in proximity to the memorial ghost bike, wh...
Many agents enjoy the "sport of negotiating" parts of a contract with the other agent, then writing up the paperwork after verbally discussing terms, on their clients behalf, or answering with a texted counter offer, "with paperwork to follow."Example: Agent receives my offer and texts me a count...

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