Lincoln City, OR Real Estate News

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)
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)
This photo was taken just after the streetlight turned on, located at the end of the turnaround in Historic Taft. There are a number of hotels, condos and restaurants (Mo's famous clam chowder!) within walking distance. This shows the end of the Salishan spit, which is actually the opening to Siletz Bay from the ocean. The Siletz Bay extends inland many miles and can be accessed for a scenic drive along the Siletz River beginning at Highway 20 near Toledo.  The Siletz River is well known by fisherman for excellent salmon and steelhead runs. The scenery in this area is incredibe any time of year.  Call me at 541-270-6758 if you would like more information about living on the Central Oregon Coast, from Pacific City, Lincoln City to the north, south to Depoe Bay, Otter Crest, Newport, Sea...
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By Barbara Le Pine, Your agent for the Central Oregon Coast!
(ADVANTAGE REAL ESTATE, serving Lincoln County)
This wonderful beach community is located between Gleneden Beach and the south end of Lincoln City in the Lincoln County area of the Central Oregon Coast. The first photo is the entrance to Taft Historic District, the second shows the beach area just beyond the district where you can have a beach bonfire, go crabbing and clamming, watch the seals and wildlife. For more information about Taft and other areas on the Central Oregon Coast, please call Barbara LePine at 541-270-6758  
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By Barbara Le Pine, Your agent for the Central Oregon Coast!
(ADVANTAGE REAL ESTATE, serving Lincoln County)
Today I bring you a photo of the Siletz Bay, located at the Historic Taft District. Taft is at the south end of Lincoln City. To the left of this spot is Mo's Restaurant, famous for great clam chowder and other delectable seafood entrees. If you want to get an ice cream, go across the street to Eleanor's Undertow, a favorite with kids as they have fun games such as pinball and air hockey. I often stop in Taft during my real estate appointments to enjoy a 20 minute vacation with my lunch. On a day like this, many people like to collect piles of wood for a beach bonfire in the evening. Driftwood on the beach is plentiful, it has a distinct aroma of summer fun. On any given summer evening, you might see a dozen of these bonfires burning, surrounded by families toasting marshmallows and ho...
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By Barbara Le Pine, Your agent for the Central Oregon Coast!
(ADVANTAGE REAL ESTATE, serving Lincoln County)
A simple method used to determine the value of rental income property is the "10X Gross Multiplier."  It is a simple formula to determine value based on the yearly income. A Comparable Market Analysis (CMA) is also used to evaluate the property and to find the average sold price per square foot. I like to use both methods when looking at the purchase or resale of a rental. The above property has been a successful rental, so a multiplier of 10X gross yearly rent will help determine current value. I include this information along with my sold comparables to see if the two numbers are similar. *Please note: 10x gross may be an optimistic number in some regions with severely depressed home values. Here is an example of how the "10X gross multiplier" works for a landlord buying or selling re...
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By Barbara Le Pine, Your agent for the Central Oregon Coast!
(ADVANTAGE REAL ESTATE, serving Lincoln County)
Today I bring to you a photo of a sunny winter day in Lincoln City, Oregon. Lincoln County has become a popular place to search for an affordable beach home on the stunningly beautiful Pacific Coastline. This stretch of road goes through the popular "Oceanlake" district of Lincoln City. Oceanlake is popular with tourists and full time residents alike for the wonderful shopping, restaurants and lively nightlife with clubs like Nauti Mermaid hosting live bands almost every weekend, Maxwells with nitely Karaoke (for those of you who like that kind of torture!) and Chinook Winds Casino at the north end of town.  Turn right off of this street, Hwy 101, and you will find yourself on an ocean view hilltop. Continue driving up and over the hill and you will reach Devils Lake, filled with water...
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By Todd Clark, Principle Broker Oregon
(eXp Realty LLC)
OK, you have read about Devil’s Lake in my blog before, as my family used to own a cabin on the lake for many, many years, but did you know that the lake is connected to the world’s shortest river? Yep, the river goes a whopping 120 feet from the lake to the Pacific Ocean. The D River is the world’s shortest according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Now, I have to say after water skiing and fishing on the lake all those years and seeing the outlet to the river, I didn’t know until I read a sign on Hwy 101 the other day. Oh, the things you learn when you pay attention to your surroundings. Todd Clark and the Friendly Home Team Capstone Real Estate Todd@IFoundYourNewHome.com Phone: (503)524-9494 Fax: (503)622-8739 Todd Clark is a licensed Realtor who specializing in Washington Cou...
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By Todd Clark, Principle Broker Oregon
(eXp Realty LLC)
How do you as smaller city in Oregon get some 250 people visitors to your city and teach them about the history at the same time? You set up a Geocache mystery adventure and people from all around come, that’s how! The kids finding the first cache of the mystery Well, The Lincoln City Parks and Recreation department did that and they apparently do it twice a year and since we are fairly new to Geocaching, we got involved in this one, met some great people from all walks of life and even got to watch what I call a feeding frenzy at the beach. During this 3 hour adventure, we got to go visit the boardwalk, the library and even a local garden to look for the clues and learn about the history of Lincoln City. I’ve been going to Lincoln City my whole life because we had a cabin on Devils La...
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By Melina Tomson, Principal Broker/Owner, M.S.
(Tomson Burnham, llc Licensed in the State of Oregon)
Everyone has their holiday traditions. My family and I celebrate Christmas and so our traditions revolve around that holiday. Our family tradition for this holiday actually starts in the summer. I know, kind of weird folks that we are, but here's why.   The Christmas Cottage.     In Lincoln City on the south end of town, is this small little store called the Christmas Cottage. My husband and I discovered it several years ago before we had children. We started a tradition that whenever we went to Lincoln City or Newport over the summer, we would stop into the store and each pick out one new ornament for our Christmas tree that year. When we were first married we had no ornaments but we have slowly over time amassed some really beautiful ones from this store.   A couple of years ago we fe...
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By Amy Plechaty
(Legacy Real Estate)
Hello Everyone, I’m writing to you to share some really exciting news. After years of working with a large company I decided that I needed to be affiliated with a real estate company that was sensitive to, and focused on client needs rather than its corporate workings. This meant looking for another real estate company, one that emulated those principles that are to me the foundation of our relationship. The great news is I have found that company! I am now working with Legacy Real Estate located at 4741 SW Hwy 101 in Lincoln City. I’ve enclosed some business cards with my new information. At Legacy Real Estate I will be able to provide the high level of service you, your friends and family members deserve and that I am so committed to. I pledge to continue to be 100 percent focused on ...
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  What makes our shopping experience so unique? Little Antique Mall is a collection of antiques and collectables in a setting that is entertaining, as well as friendly.We have created an atmosphere to allow each customer a relaxing and pleasing experience. If you are unable to visit our showroom and you are looking for a item please feel free to contact our helpful staff to assist you in your search. You may contact us at (541) 994-8572
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By Leslie Stewart, Realtor, ABR, CRS, Oregon Licensed Broker
(Oregon Licensed Broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Professionals)
Lincoln City on the Oregon Coast   On a recent trip to Pier 101 for dinner with my daughter’s Kelsey, Kendra and Kendra’s husband Josh, and my husband Scott, we devoured some great seafood, starting with an appetizer of Steamer Clams.  Scott is a good one for giving the waitress a hard time. When she arrived at our table with our drinks and soup, Scott was busy talking and didn’t acknowledge the fact that the waitress was piling up the fresh cracked pepper on his chowder.  I finally nudged Scott, who was surprised to see a small mountain of pepper on his chowder.  We all got a good chuckle and Scott kept a better eye on the waitress for the rest of the evening.  Around the table we ordered the Crab Stuffed Shrimp, Seafood Fettuccini, a Shrimp Po’ Boy and the Brie Salmon.  We all enjoyed...
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By Todd Clark, Principle Broker Oregon
(eXp Realty LLC)
Today I had a real joy talking to one of my past clients on the phone. I had called her a couple days ago to see if I could stop off, to see how things were going, and hadn't gotten a call back until today.It seems my client, being from Arizona, had never been to the ocean, and her son had taken her to the beach for a few days. The excitement in her voice was something I normally only hear from kids when you announce we are going to the beach.As an adult who has lived in Oregon my whole life, and being only an hour from the beach, I just don't think about someone never having seen the ocean in their life. It really is an awesome site.This client was just in awe to how much fun she had during her 2 days at the Oregon Coast. It really reminded me that we each have a child inside us, we ju...
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By Todd Clark, Principle Broker Oregon
(eXp Realty LLC)
If you are looking for a fun day at the beach, or even looking for a great place to water ski during the summer months, then Lincoln City, Oregon is the place for you. You can head to the beach, the outlet stores, or even go fishing or skiing on Devils Lake.Lincoln City has something for everyone when it comes to your beach visit. As you walk the beach you can find many treasures, and it truly is finder's keepers. The wonderful part about the beach at Lincoln City is how clean it is compared to most other beaches I've seen. This is due to in part the cities trash plan, that says if you bring a bag of beach trash to the visitor's center, you can be entered into a drawing for a free glass float. (This is a pretty cool thing if you ask me, and really does help the community.)If you have ki...
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