Your Local Expert! REALTOR® for Fishhawk Lake Real Estate™,serving the community I live in, nestled in the coastal range of Birkenfeld Oregon for 15 years!
Get to know Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
Fishhawk Lake Home Search and Community Lifestyle I am a REALTOR® with John L Scott Market Center specializing in my slice of paradise, a private lake community in the coastal range of Oregon called Fishhawk Lake Reserve and Community, located in Birkenfeld, OR. Having lived here for 17 years, and a REALTOR® for more than 15 years, this affords me the opportunity to be your local expert. I feel well-equipped to share my enthusiasm and local expertise about vacation or full time living when it comes to one of Oregon's Best Kept Secrets!
This breathtaking lake is home to osprey (fishhawks),salmon, trout, elk, deer, cougar, eagles, otters and many other critters that abound in and around the lake. There is hiking, boating, swimming, birdwatching, even mushroom hunting! We have the 2nd tastiest water in the state and some of the freshest air you'll ever breathe. There are approximately 180 homes and over 300 lots that are on the lake itself or surrounding it.You can find the rustic weekend getaway or the home with five fireplaces and a theatre that holds about twenty people at a time. The variety of homes and personalities is very eclectic.
Many social events, friendly neighbors and nature nature nature! More people are looking to live full time when they can work remotely from home and our taxes and prices are much lower than in the city of Portland and the surrounding urban areas.
Check out my website for listings and more photos: http://www.lakehomesatfishhawk.com/
My husband and I gave up the urban sprawl, sold our home in five hours in a suburb of Portland and moved out about 90 minutes from Portland, OR. and an hour from the coast into our 2nd home, at Fishhawk. It was a dream come true--literally as we had put this plan on paper a few years before.
It is truly heaven. We are a community that waves at one another even if you don't recognize the person, watches over each other's property and have progressive parties like Dock Crawl and Cabin Crawl two times a year, plus many social events for all family members. Check out my blog for all kinds of ideas on what to do out here, what trends there are in real estate--so much information--even where to go to find a local lender or home decor...I've shared it all. Here it is:http://fishhawklakerealtor.wordpress.com.
Let me be your local expert. Call or write, plan a trip and I'll give you the grand tour and show you whatever strikes your fancy.
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In my place on this planet in the last 50+ years I've worn many many hats. I have a BFA in theatre and did television, film and print for several years...had a live talk show called Cityscope, locally produced for a FOX network affiliate back when FOX was just a youngster. I've worked in advertising and radio, too.
I had a petsitting business called Pampered Pets long before it was so popular....I was ahead of my time, but behind on the money, so had to let that go after a short lifespan.
For several years, I was an artist and had my own wearable art business called Richworks. Loved it! It was quite labor intensive but the last year I did it, my work was in Nordstrom, Norm Thompson and various boutiques in Portland, OR and at some resort communities on the coast.
Then, I got a "real job" (as my dad used to put it) in the healthcare field, specializing in Long Term Care and worked in that for ten years, the last four years working for Apria a national respiratory care company.
Testimonials for Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
Nick and Javier02/27/2019
Rated: 5 out of 5 (Based on 1 Review)
Reviewed by Nick and Javier
Birkenfeld, OR in 2019
Sourced by Realtor.com
Overall Rating 5
Negotiation Skills 5
Professionalism & Communication 5
Market Expertise 5
- Meeting Gayle at Fishhawk Lake was the best end of a rough and hectic 2018. A few years back we were talking about finding the perfect place to settle down and call home. We knew Oregon was the place and we have always wanted to be near water. As we were researching, we stumbled across Fishhawk Lake and Gayle's detailed, gorgeous posts on her blog. Finally in late December we sent her an email to schedule a showing for a home we secretly stalked the day before at Fishhawk Lake. We met Gayle on New Year's Eve. She showed us the property and its surroundings. She drove us around Fishhawk Lake explaining every detail while getting all the information we needed in such a whimsical way. During the process she was prompt, gave us all the resources we needed, from finding us an amazing mortgage broker and house inspector, to getting us nostalgic pictures of the house being built back in 1970 from the sellers. It was truly a magical experience and we hope that if you stumble across Fishhawk Lake the way we did you take the time to talk to Gayle. p.s. we found out more about Fishhawk Lake from Gayle’s blog. Check it out here: https://activerain.com/profile/gayleatfishhawklake
Aaron and Holly Shauer07/31/2014
We had a fantastic home buying experience with Gayle as our realtor in Fishhawk Lake. She took the time to meet with us and really discuss what we imagined for our ideal lake house... and then she found it! Gayle is congenial and welcoming, and was happy to answer any of our questions about the property and area, no matter how trivial or obscure. When we were making our final decisions, we brought our two children with us, and she was as wonderful to them as she was to us. She was always organized and prepared and made the paperwork end of things very easy. We are so happy with our lake house!
Doug and Cheryl Barlow Homeowners at Fishhawk Lake05/23/2014
When we decided to look at property in the Fishhawk Lake community our
attention was naturally drawn to Gayle Rich-Boxman. It was she who kept
popping up on the internet and on the majority of the “For Sale” signs around the
lake. We contacted her to see if she could show us around and possibly help us
find a place at the lake.
At our first encounter with Gayle we found her to be friendly, bubbly and truly
excited about the lake. I believe that she wanted to make a sale, but what really
came across was her love for the lake. Gayle’s love for the lake is something that
she freely shares, probably without realizing what an irresistible picture her
positive attitude paints.
Despite her enthusiasm the thing that really impressed us was Gayle’s knowledge
of Fishhawk Lake and the surrounding area. She gave us an education as to the
history, the ecology, the people and the details of the community. This helped us
to realize that the Fishhawk Lake community was one which would fit our lifestyle
and into which we could fit.
During the buying process we were delighted to learn that Gayle had an extensive
list of support people from cleaners to inspectors and everything in between. She
directed us to Shawn Baeschlin, Senior Loan Officer with Northwest Mortgage
Group, Inc. who steered us through the financing process without a hitch.
In the end we closed on our chosen home very quickly and efficiently.
I am happy to say that after the sale and after the closing we consider Gayle to be
a good friend. If we were to ever consider either moving or buying another
property we would commission Gayle Rich-Boxman as our Realtor.
Cheryl & Doug Barlow
Current Fishhawk Lake Residents
Mike Johnson-buyer of lakefront property at Fishhawk Lake05/01/2014
This testimonial originally came from my LinkedIn profile.
I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users.
Details of the Recommendation: "Gayle handled our recent purchase of a lake property. Her work is professional and very complete. Not only is Gayle a top notch real estate agent but has become a trusted friend. I feel very fortunate to have had her on our team for this transaction. I would recommend Gayle to anyone."
Service Category: Real Estate Agent
Year first hired: 2014
Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
Shawn Baeschlin with NW Mortgage Group Inc02/27/2014
I know Gayle professionally as we are both in the real estate business, but also we live in the same community and members of Fishhawk Lake Recreation Community. Gayle was my agent on a personal real estate transaction that closed in February. It was a very fast (1week) closing. It was done with speed, professionalism, and really a pretty clear understanding of what we were looking for. That is the great thing about Gayle is she listens, understands, and then educates and explains your options. She has a wonderful perspective on life and her profession. I admire her naturally ability to connect to all types of people. Shawn Baeschlin - NW Mortgage Group"