The Yamhill Valley - Facts and Flights of Fancy

Real Estate Agent - Prudential Northwest Properties
Among the many treasures to be discovered in McMinnville is our Gallery Theater.  Saturday evening was the last performance of the current production,  A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum  and I was fortunate to be among a nearly sold-out house that enjoyed every minute of it.   Where ...
We've done it again!!  Last year the Yamhill Valley was listed among theNew York Times list of  28 havens for a relaxing escape.  While thumbing through the March issue of Sunset magazine yesterday  I was delighted to see (drum roll please) McMinnville listed second in the Food and Wine Haven  ca...
           Did you miss it?  Your Sweetheart would have remembered  getting that new home for Valentine's Day forever.  There is still time to create that memory at interest rates, prices and incentives that may not be seen again for years.             The Yamhill Valley is holding its own as the...
This is the last you will hear from me on this topic, I promise.  The irony of the following two articles appearing in the same issue of  The Oregonian this morning was just too good to pass up.The headline of the first article appears in large bold print on the front page of the Metro Section E:...
This may come under the topic heading of Flights of Fancy but I think I've come up with a fix that could turn the economy around immediately!  It's so simple it's almost scary. Unemployment is rising at an alarming rate and reached nearly 10% in Oregon as of yesterday.  Economists are concerned a...
It's Groundhog Day, the sun is shining brightly in the Yamhill Valley and. according to folklore, this means we are in for six more weeks of winter.  We've had enough!!  Fortunately, in the world of real estate spring officially begins in February.  Even in this economic climate the phone calls, ...
A GOOD TIME TO BUY Not ready to buy?Prices could soon start upward.Equity to build. BUYER'S LAMENT Have we hit bottom?Can't tell 'til prices go up.Oops missed it again IT'S TIME TO START LOOKING Your credit is greatSolid banks are now lending.Rates are fantastic. Author's Note:  Now that I have h...
A GOOD TIME TO SELL A bad time to sell?I have buyers with money.No good stuff to show. FOR YOUR INFORMATION Prices are holdingis our Valley's big secret.Print news is all gloom. MY DILEMMA Clients are comingbut I can't show your listing.It's not in the mix.
 I've just returned from a week of enjoying the beaches and relaxed atmosphere of South Padre Island, Texas.  Each year we are able to book the same room with the same view at our favorite hotel and have been watching with interest the progress of a highly-touted luxury resort condominium project...
When I was a child I always looked forward to Saturdays. The old State Theater in Oregon City ran a Saturday Afternoon Matinee for kids, and we could have our cards punched so we could get in free every twelfth time. The program format was always the same - a full length feature, no less than fou...

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