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Real Estate Update
Lower
Columbia
BUSINESS
Yo ur Mo n t hl y Co a s t al B u s i ne s s - t o - B us i n es s N e ws Ma g az i ne
Real Estate Update
VOLUME 14 #5
May 2004
ISSN 1056-7070
Lodging Properties Listed - See the story on page 8.
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Contents
Issue Focus Features
2 Real Estate Roster
5 Lighthouse Sees Light
6 Hospitality Industry News
Is su e Focus
Real Estate Roster for 2004
Agents/brokers and credentials by county, city, office
Lodging Properties Listed along the Coast
16 Contractors Insurance
17 Book Review: Pigtails
By Trudy Doolittle, A Whale of a Tale Bookstore
23 North Coast Sales Soar
By Alan Young, GRI, Windermere /CCRG
29 Inter Coastal Emerges
29 Real Estate Good News
New Business/Updates
13 Virtual Temp Service
Regular Departments
5 Real Estate Information
24 Business Calendar
31 Reader Forum
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he following listing
was provided by
the offices and brokers
themselves
and we have tried to be thorough in
our interpretation of variances. Areas
of specialization and honors or designations have been included when provided and not all offices have completely switched over to the designations of “broker” in Oregon, versus the
former title of “agent.” In Washington,
agent is still a designation for a real
estate sales person. Due to lack of
space, only telephone numbers
beyond the overall office telephone
number are included by each broker’s
name. Not all offices submitted complete data, or sometimes even ANY
data, despite numerous requests We
have done our best. Feel free to give us
any additions/corrections. LCB
T
Vernonia
Oregon Realty Co. -Vernonia Branch
825 Bridge Street
Vernonia, Oregon 97064
503-429-4300
Toll Free 800-865-6179
Fax 503-429-6503
[email protected]
Steve Calhoun, broker
Residence 503-429-4611
St. Helens
Windermere/St. Helens Real Estate, Inc.
519 S Columbia River Hwy.
St. Helens, Oregon, 97051
503-397-2131
Fax 503-397-2138
George Hafeman, Jr., Broker/Owner
[email protected]
www.georgehafeman.mywindermere.com
See Roster, continued on page 4.
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The next Issue of Lower
Columbia BUSINESS
will include our focus on
Workforce Development
plus The RETAIL Corner
Please send any news information
to us by the 20th of May!
Lower Columbia
BUSINESS
Jack and Lesle Palmeri
Walker & Company
Marketing Communication
P. O. Box 1088 Seaside, OR 97138
503/738-3398 Fax 503/738-0172
[email protected]
www.lcbiz.com
Page 2
Lower Columbia BUSINESS May 2004
The front cover photo show a sampling of
lodging properties that are currently listed
along the coasts of Oregon and
Washington. The photos have all been
provided by the owners or listing agents
for the properties. See the story beginning
on page 8 of this issue.
Lower Columbia BUSINESS is published by
Walker & Company Marketing Communication.
©2004. The publishers are Jack & Lesle Palmeri.
The monthly coastal news magazine is sent free
of charge to business owners and government
re p resentatives in Clatsop, Columbia and
Tillamook counties in Oregon and southern
Pacific and Wahkiakum counties, Washington.
Other interested parties may subscribe to 12
issues for $15.00U.S. Single issues are available
for $3.00.
Please direct letters to the editor and editorial,
subscription and advertising inquiries to : PO
Box 1088, Seaside, OR 97138-1088. Telephone:
503/738-3398. Fax: 503/738-0172 e-mail is
[email protected] Please include your name
and daytime telephone number in case we need
to reach you.
The publisher disclaims all responsibility for
the legal effects or consequences of action taken
in reliance upon any information contained in
this publication. We are not responsible for content. LCB is printed on recycled paper.
Corrections: While we have received
lots of compliments about last months
issue, there area a few corrections for
which we must apologize.
1. The park planning meeting in Seaside
was held at the Seaside High School
Library, not the Seaside Public Library.
2. We omitted the 795 telephone prefix for
Cathlamet, Washington.
3. We failed to include the Tillamook
Chamber of Commerce contact details:
3705 Hwy 101 North Tillamook, Oregon
97141 (503) 842-7525 [email protected]
FIDELITY NATIONALTITLE
Editor’s Note
If it ain't here, don’t blame us
Some real estate offices simply won’t reply
By Lesle Palmeri, Walker & Company Marketing Communication
I
think our annual
focus issues get
better and better.
Granted, I’m a little
biased, but we do work hard to make
that sentiment come true, and it seems
to be reflected in the reader comments
that come in each month. For that, we
thank you.
This real estate focus evolves a
little from year to year but each time
we cover a little more “turf” and
include a few more offices in the listing. If you don’t see your favorite real
estate agent or broker listed here....
ask. We have sent repeated e-mails,
made phone calls, sent faxes, etc. and
still some offices have not provided
information. In some cases the office
will simply not appear. In other cases,
you will see minimal information, in
others some of the data may be inaccurate. It is not because we didn’t try.
Thanks to the generosity of
NW
&A
Pacific Title Company, however, we
are offering a special bonus prize this
month above and beyond our Reader
Forum Winner (who is Mike Exinger
from Zinger’s Ice Cream Parlor and
Sweets in Seaside). This special extra
dinner for two certificate we would
like to award to Ginny from Kent
Price Realty/Coldwell Banker Real
Estate. Not only was Ginny the first
individual to return our requested
update, she cheerfully provided timely and accurate information on three
offices! Way to go Ginny and thanks
for your support!
As for Mike Exinger, he has
other news. This month his ice cream
parlor is launching homemade ice
cream based on a survey they circ u l a ted. The survey results showed that customers preferred Zinger’s homemade
ice cream over other scoops, even
though Zinger’s was not yet making
ice cream! Well, now they are. LCB
How may we help you?
David Nevin
Broker
Fidelity National Title
Company of Oregon
Corey Bush
Associate
“The Closing Company”
1031 Exchange
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Escrow
Collection Services
Phone (503) 325-7574 Fax (503)325-1037
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Lower Columbia BUSINESS May 2004
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Page 3
Roster, continued from page 2.
Jerry Erkenbeck
503-396-2913
Cell/Direct 503-396-2913
[email protected]
www.jerryerkenbeck.mywindermere.com
Jean Heuer
GRI, AB
503-909-3876
Cell/Direct 503-909-3876
[email protected]enter.org
Calvin Katterman, Broker
503-369-2489
Cell/Direct 503-369-2489
[email protected]
Debbie Klug
503-970-6484
Cell/Direct 503-970-6484
[email protected]
Jan Loyd
503-396-0821
Cell/Direct 503-396-0821
[email protected]
www.janloyd.mywindermere.com
Pager 503-366-2424
Mike Meeker
503-396-1955
Cell/Direct 503-396-1955
[email protected]
Gina Villanti
503-481-7773
Cell/Direct 503-481-7773
[email protected]
Pager 503-728-0135
Romona White
503-366-3151
Cell/Direct 503-366-3151
[email protected]
www.RomonaWhite.mywindermere.com
Rainier
John F Stennick Realty, Inc.
318 W B St, Rainier, OR 97048
John Stennick, Broker/Owner
503-556-1773
Cellular 503-369-0160
Fax 503-556-1847
[email protected]
5 years in business
residential, vacant land
Sally Stennick, Broker
5 years in business
residential, vacant land
GRI
GRI
See Roster continued on page 6.
Page 4
Lower Columbia BUSINESS May 2004
Is su e Focus
Lighthouse Realty Sees Light of New Ownership
Brokerage firm changes hands onto new family member
T
he name Kaino is
well known on the
Long Beach Peninsula. The family is
involved in many aspects of the community, and Sharon Kaino Mills is no
exception. She has been involved in the
real estate profession for almost 20
years and 17 years ago she founded
her own firm called Lighthouse Realty.
Now she is ready to re t i re and has
passed the reigns on to her nephew,
Todd Kaino.
Todd said, “Our family has
been here forever. My grandmother’s
home was on the 1890 census list in
Ilwaco, Washington.” He added that
he developed a love for real estate
early on, purchasing his first property
for investment purposes shortly after
getting married. He worked as a logger right out of high school, following
in the footsteps of his father-in-law and
also worked on his family’s cranberry
farm. Five years ago he began a new
c a reer in real estate, joining Lighthouse
Realty as a sales associate.
all transactions are not those high
numbers of other markets. We are here
because we love it. We take an interest
in the community and serve on board s
of organizations and care about what
is going on in our area. If you come in
from Portland or Seattle .....if it is your
first visit or two or you have been here
just on occasions, our agents do very
well. They have made a commitment.
“We have two offices to make
it more convenient for our clients. All
of our agents know the entire area, but
with two offices the clients don’t have
so far to drive. One of our agents is
always handy to help. We also are a
cooperating brokerage with all of the
other offices and agents. The ‘hard sell’
just doesn’t work for real estate.” LCB
Photo by Lesle Palmeri.
The new man in charge: Todd Kaino takes
over ownership of Lighthouse Realty in
Long Beach and Ocean Park, Washington
on May 1. He says the agents are the key.
On May 1, he will take over as
new owner. “This is a really fun business,” he said. “I love the people portion. - That is my strong point. But this
is really about the agents. The salespeople are the strength of our bro k e rage. They are very knowledgeable
about the inventory in the area. Our
agents are all full time and they work
very hard in a market where the over-
Lighthouse Realty
Contact: Todd Kaino, owner
Address: 710 Pacific Avenue South
P. O. Box 1166
Long Beach, Washington 98631
Telephone: 360-642-4461
See more details on pages 11 & 12.
Real Estate Information
Average available interest rates for zero point,
Alan Young from Windermere/ Cronin & Caplan Realty Group, fixed rate residential loans on 4/28/2004.
15 year
30 year
Inc. of Gearhart and Alyce Burgess at Essential Mortgage of Astoria present
Conventional
5.125%
5.875%
this real estate trend information for Clatsop County, Oregon. These figures
FHA
5.5%
6.0%
are for information purposes only, and cannot be guaranteed. For more
VA
5.5%
6.0%
information, contact Alan at 503/738-8522.
Sales Activity Range
Sales By Category
Business Opportunity
Commercial
Condo
Land-Commercial
Land-Residential
Manufactured
Manufactured in Park
Multi-Dwelling
Residential
Combined Sales
1/1/03-4/28/03
# Sales
1
3
9
0
48
1
0
9
150
221
Percent Change
Current Listings
1/1/04-4/28/04
# Sales
2
6
16
0
63
1
3
4
186
281
1/1/03-4/28/03
Volume
69,000
2,009,750
1,633,600
0
3,904,350
126,716
0
2,062,000
27,519,590
37,325,006
1/1/04-4/28/04
Volume
99,000
2,802,900
4,288,900
0
5,308,210
47,000
162,000
1,216,900
40,613,176
54,538,086
+10%
change of
listings
-10%
+27%
530
Lower Columbia BUSINESS May 2004
474
1/1/03-4/28/03
Average $
69,000
669,917
181,511
0
81,341
126,716
0
229,111
183,464
168,891
1/1/04-4/28/04
Average $
49,500
467,150
268,056
0
84,257
47,000
54,000
304,225
218,350
194,086
+15%
Page 5
Roster, continued from page 4.
Rockcrest Realty Inc.
75845 Rockcrest Street
P. O. Box 879
Rainier, Oregon 97048
503-556-1407
Washington Clients 360-423-5583
Bill Clifford, Princ. Broker GRI, CRS
Email [email protected]
www.rockcrestrealty.com
Rod Murray, Broker
503-936-5294
Crystal Boothe, Broker
503-728-2641
Cheryl Frazier, Broker
360-423-5869
Clatskanie
Herb Clifford Real Estate
315 US Hwy 30 , P. O. Box 609
Clatskanie, Oregon 97016
503-728-2600
Toll Free 800-990-2601
Joanne Porter, Principal Broker
In the business more than 30 years
Reeca Gorman, Associate Broker
Top producer, ROY 1995
503-728-2600
Residence 503-728-1108
[email protected]
10 years in business
Residential
Steve Ferber
David Clyde
Whether you are planning a $50,000 small business remodel or a
$3,000,000 commercial complex, we are here to help.
Call Steve or David today for all of your banking needs.
3410 Highway 101 #B Gearhart, Oregon 503-717-0270
Long Beach
360-642-3777
Naselle
360-484-3226
Ilwaco
360-642-2336
Ocean Park
360-665-5255
Cathlamet
360-795-3228
Aberdeen
360-533-8870
Hoquiam
360-533-7227
Montesano
360-249-2499
Ocean Shores
360-289-2405
Pacific Beach
360-276-4411
Member FDIC
Page 6
www.thebankofpacific.com
David Hudson, Associate Broker
1997 - 2002 Top Prod., MM$ 1994-99
503-728-2600
Cell 503-396-0314
[email protected]
13 years in business
All of Columbia County
Lester Hudson
Alternate Number: 503-556-7986
1 year in the business
Residential: Clatskanie & Rainier
RED LION
Astoria
Planning a Meeting,Wedding or Gathering?
Think of the Seafare Restaurant & Lounge
as a great waterfront meeting location.
Special Discount Room Rates Available.
400 Industry Street
Astoria, OR 97103
Tel: (503) 325-7373
Fax: (503) 325-8727
Lower Columbia BUSINESS May 2004
Windermere/St. Helens, Inc.
155 W Columbia River Hwy.
PO Box 128 Clatskanie OR, 97016
503-728-2134
Fax 503-728-2135
[email protected]
www.windermerecolumbiacounty.com
Years in Business, 26
George B. Hafeman Jr., Princ.Broker
23 Years as Broker
Olevia Kinsey
360-425-6507
Cell/Direct 360-425-6507
[email protected]
Fax 360-795-3639
14 years in business
David Nelson, Principal Broker
6 years as broker
[email protected]
www.century21.com
www.realtor.com
Michelle Budd
Cellular 360-957-3830
Been in business 1 year
GRI
Richard Larsen MGR
Cell/Direct 503-728-2134
[email protected]
GRI
Connie Leinonen
Cell/Direct 503-728-2134
[email protected]
GRI
Merry Melonas
GRI
Cell/Direct 503-728-2134
[email protected]
Long Beach
Anchor Realty*
* Formerly Pacific County Properties Chinook
604 South Pacific, P. O. Box 1157
Long Beach, Washington 98631
35+ years combined sales experience
Lis Tureman, broker
360-642-3223
360-642-2817
Toll Free 800-829-2814
Cellular 360 431 3816
Fax 360-777-8515
[email protected]
www.anchor-realestate.com
Acreage, cottages, homes, commercial
and RV parks
Bob Tureman
[email protected]
Patricia Cruse
360-642-1310
[email protected]
www.clambeach.com
Arnold “Arnie” Eslinger
360-665-4872
[email protected]
See Roster, continued on page 11.
Morris Floorcovering, Inc.
Colleen Moore, Associate Broker
Cell/Direct 503-504-1122
[email protected]
Cathlamet
Century 21 Realty West
140 3rd Street, P. O. Box 568
Cathlamet, Washington 98612
360-795-3636
Toll Free 800-303-8218
Carpet & Area Rugs
Ceramic Tile
Vinyl
Wood Flooring
Marble
Slate
Expert Installation and Service after the Sale
HLB
&
Associates
I N C O R P O R A T E D
n Surveying n Planning
n Civil Engineering
Serving the North Oregon Coast since 1975
with offices in Gearhart and Manzanita
Website: www.hlbinc.com
(503) 738-3425
(503) 368-5394
Lower Columbia BUSINESS May 2004
Cleaning Services for Carpet, Upholstery, Grout & Ceramic Tile
You Walk on
Our Reputation
524 North Roosevelt Drive - Seaside
503-738-8621
Serving Clatsop County with Superior Service since 1969
Open - Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday 9am - 3pm
CCB# 34667
Page 7
Hospitality Industry NEWS
A special section of Lower Columbia BUSINESS
A Sampling of Lodging Property Listings
O regon Coast hospitality properties currently on the market
T
he biggest complaint that I heard
f rom real estate
brokers in numerous offices is the lack of inventory.
Continuing a tradition begun with last
year’s real estate update, I am utilizing our rotating special focus on hospitality to bring you properties that
are currently FOR SALE, rather than
profiling businesses that have recently
sold. Be sure to let the agents know
that you read about these properties in
Lower Columbia BUSINESS.
Pelican’s Perch
While it is currently listed as a
private home, the property at 112 E.
C y p ress Avenue in Garibaldi has
operated as a Bed and Breakfast for
the past 11 years, five of those under
the current owners. This 1920’s style
bungalow is perched on top of a hillside overlooking Tillamook Bay. It features four bedrooms and five baths, a
country kitchen and a huge wrapa round glass-enclosed front porch
which provides extra dining and living space. There is a forced air oil furnace, a pellet stove and a koi pond
among the extras. 2003 taxes are
reported as $1,510.36 and childre n
would attend Garibaldi and Nea-kahnie school districts.
The property is listed at
$375,000 by Darrin and Joan Amico,
brokers with the Hasson Company
out of Portland. You may contact their
office at 503-802-6446 or via e-mail at
[email protected] The firm’s
a d d ress is 25 NW 23rd Place,
Portland, OR 97210
Boulevard Motel in Long Beach
Agents Sharon Mills and
Joyce Bell of Lighthouse Realty have
listed this property in Long Beach,
Washington. It features 8 two-bedroom cottages in four duplex units, a
14-unit motel and a 3-bedroom manPage 8
Photo provided by Pelican’s Perch
ager’s home. There is an indoor heated pool and some units have an ocean
view. The properties were built in the
1940s and 1970s and last year’s taxes
were reported as $6,854.00. The zoning is commercial with a lot size of
200’ to WUB. The foundation is conc rete with a composition roof and
wood siding. The property is connected to city water and sewer. The
a d d ress of the property is 301
B o u l e v a rd North, just west off of
Pacific Way on Third Street North.
They do ask that you contact an agent
for an appointment. The asking price
is $550,000.
The Inn at Manhattan Beach
This oceanfront motel in
Rockaway is located on a secluded
private beach beside a tranquil park.
There are approximately .85 acres with
110 feet of ocean frontage in 2 tax lots.
You will find ten comfortably appointed units of various sizes, plus an
office/wine shop, and 2/1 residence.
ARCHITECTURAL
DESIGN
Now Serving Oregon and Washington
Jay Raskin
Architect
503/436-2162
[email protected]
1287 South Hemlock, Cannon Beach
Photo provided by the Inn at Manhattan Beach
Expansion for 30 oceanfront units was
granted 2002. Nearby you will find
crabbing, fishing, kayaking, seal
watching. A c c o rding to the listing
agent a recent appraisal supports the
price of $995,000. They are willing to
demonstrate a solid income stre a m
from the property. They invite you to
visit the property web site at
http://www.river-inn.com and click
on beach icons. For more information
contact Sandy Spalding with REMAX
Realty Group Her telephone number,
toll free from the coast, is 800 888-0523,
or email [email protected]
The Ocean Locomotion Motel
This well-maintained, older 10+ unit
oceanfront motel features unique
accommodations with direct beach
access. It is located one mile south of
the city of Rockaway Beach and one
block west of Highway 101.
In addition to the 10 guest
rooms, there is a 2-story, 3-bedroom, 2bath manager's home with wood-
Avamere
at St. Helens
Assisted living offering the best of both worlds...
independence when you want it,
and assistance when you need it.
Assisted Living &
Residential Care Community
503-366-8070 2400 Gable Road, St. Helens
Lower Columbia BUSINESS May 2004
Photo provided by the Ocean Locomotion Motel
burning fireplace and 2-1/2 car
garage. Attached to the office is a
relief manager's unit which can also
be rented as a guest room. The property encompasses 1-1/4 acres on 2
oceanfront lots with views of Twin
Rocks. The rooms have from 1-3 separate bedrooms, 2 are separate cot-
tages, all but 2 have full kitchens, and
4 have deluxe gas-fireplaces. In the
large open yard on the oceanfront,
there are picnic areas, BBQs, a fish
cleaning sink, propane crab-cooker,
horseshoe pit, volleyball area, and a
campfire pit.
The property is being offered
for $1,150,000. For more information,
call 503-842-8073, or email [email protected] . Please do not
call the motel directly.
I hope you find this information interesting and helpful. Let us
know how to make our real estate
focus issue even better next year. LCB
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Gearhart
Seaside
Tillamook
709 Pacific Avenue
Tillamook, Oregon 97141
503-842-7515
Toll Free 800-503-3706
Seaside
2480 South Roosevelt Drive
Seaside, Oregon 97138
503-738-9531
Toll Free 800-843-2998
Pacific City
35170 Brooten Rd.
Pacific City, Oregon 97135
503-965-6131
Toll Free 800-503-3708
Manzanita
468 Laneda
Manzanita, Oregon 97130
503-368-5141
Toll Free 800-503-3702
Lincoln City
6062 SW Hwy 101
Lincoln City, Oregon 97367
541-994-9133
Toll Free 800-503-3709
4 metro offices
Cannon Beach
Manzanita
Nehalem
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750 Marine Drive
Astoria, Oregon 97103
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Toll Free 800-503-3701
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Pacific City
Visit our website, or contact any office for
information on any of our four metro
branches available to serve you.
Lincoln City
www.PeteAndersonRealty.com
Lower Columbia BUSINESS May 2004
Page 9
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Astoria, OR 97103-5826
503-325-2911 phone, 503-325-5570 fax
Page 10
Lower Columbia BUSINESS May 2004
Roster, continued from page 7.
Long Beach Realty
116 S Pacific, P. O. Box 496
Long Beach, WA 98631
360-642-2428
Toll Free 800-622-8807
Fax 360-642-4451
[email protected]
longbeachwarealty.com
44 years in business
Don Maxson, broker
33 years as broker
Stuart “Stu” Freese
Cellular 360-244-0578
10 years in business
Ted Magnuson
13 years in business
James ( Jim) Robertson
13 years in business
Mary Kay Ramage
24 years in business
Residential
Lisa Bonney
360-642-4936
16 years in business
Lighthouse Realty*
See the story on page 5.
710 Pacific Ave South, P.O. Box 1166,
Long Beach, Washington 98631
360-642-4461
Toll Free 800-854-2232
Fax 360-642-8935
[email protected]
Gunderson’s
Cannery Cafe’
On and off-premise catering
(503) 325-8642
k i s s t h e c o o k @ c h a r t e r. n e t
Foot of Sixth Street, Astoria
Perched over the Columbia River
Lower Columbia BUSINESS May 2004
www.lighthouseproperty.com
24 years in business
Todd Kaino, designated broker,owner
1 year as associate broker
Monte Currier, Manager/Associate
Cell 360-749-1127
Residence 360-642-7888
Sharon Mills, Associate Broker
Cell 360-244-9144
Residence 360-642-4411
Joyce D. Bell, Assoc. top sales ag. 1999
Cell 360-749-3658
Residence 360-665-6007
[email protected]
15 years as agent
Margaret Grundy, Associate
Cell 360-749-0936
Residence 360-642-2228
[email protected]
Craig Masson, Associate
Cellular 360-269-1405
Residence 360-665-6504
[email protected]
Daniel Morgan, Associate
Cellular 360-244-0754
Residence 360-642-8433
[email protected]
Ken Ross, Associate
Cell 360-751-1035
Residence 360-484-7258
[email protected]
Sue Rogers
Cell 360-244-0119
Residence 360-777-8055
[email protected]
Dennis Oman Realty
105 NW 7th St, PO Box 741
Long Beach, Washington 98631
360-642-2538
Toll Free 800-221-2819
Fax 360-642-8638
[email protected]
dennisomanrealty.com
Office 15 years, personally 26 years
Dennis Oman,Broker
21 years as broker
Cheri Diehl, Associate Broker
360-665-3434
Cellular 503-791-4554
[email protected]
10 years in business
Res., ocean front , vacant land, commercial
Phil Oman
Cellular 503-338-9282
[email protected]
16 years in business
Pamela Meyer
360-642-4049
Cellular 503-791-2819
See Roster, continued on page 12.
Clatsop Community College
Small Business Development Center
We help small business owners and managers
through Training, Information & Counseling.
Make your first stop at our website:
www.clatsopcollege.com/bizcenter/index.html
503-738-3346
email: [email protected]
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[email protected]
5 years in business
Angela Simonson
360-777-8544
Cellular 360-244-1586
2 years in business
Chuck Whittey
360-642-2239
3 years in business
Ocean Park
Lighthouse Realty
1412 Bay Avenue West
P. O. Box 431
Ocean Park, Washington 98640
360-665-4141
Toll Free 800-854-0032
Fax 360-665-6949
Pat Andersen, Associate
Cell 360-431-2776
Residence 360-642-3003
[email protected]
Barbara Bielas, Associate
Residence 360-642-8218
[email protected]
Joanne Jensen, Associate
Cell 360-749-1196
Residence 360-665-2812
[email protected]
Ruth Ann Hocking, Branch Manager
Cell 360-431-0660
[email protected]
John Karren, Associate
North Coast Building
Industry Association
Thursday, May 27
Tool Fair, Wine Tasting & More!
Networking: 5:30pm Dinner: 7:00pm
Best Western Oceanview
NCBIA
Resort, Seaside
Cell 360-244-1425
Residence 360-642-2811
[email protected]
Georgia Werner, Associate
Cell 360-749-3962
Residence 360-642-4297
[email protected]
Astoria
AREA Properties, Inc.
1490 Commercial Street, Suite 100
Astoria, Oregon 97103
503-325-6848
Toll Free 800-325-6840
Fax 503-325-7577
www.areaproperties.com
[email protected]
AREA Properties,Inc started in 1994
Lee Spangler, Owner & Desi. Broker
Years in Real Estate, 20 Years
Cell 503-338-0501
Mark Popkin, Broker
Cell 503-440-4200
[email protected]
Years in Real Estate, 7years
Emily Smith, Broker & P.A.
Cell 503-741-0908
[email protected]
Years in Real Estate, 6 months
Jennie Hillard, Broker
Cell 503-440-8026
[email protected]
Years in Real Estate, 11 years
Holly Mattison, Broker
503-440-5901
[email protected]
Years in Real Estate, 2 Years
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Laurie Duey, Broker
Cell 503-791-6518
[email protected]
Years in Real Estate, 25+
Residential, Vacant Land, Commercial
Sandy Calvert,Broker
Cell 503-791-2682
[email protected]
Years in Real Estate, 2
Residential
Meagan Lewis, Broker
Cell 503-440-0155
[email protected]
Years in Real Estate, 1
Residential
Barb Lewis, Broker
Cell 503-440-0140
[email protected]
Years in Real Estate, 10
Residential,Commercial
Carla Sowins, Broker
Cell 503-440-1870
[email protected]
Years in Real Estate, 17
MaryAnn Ylipelto, Broker
503-325-6848
Cell 503-338-8024
Years In Real Estate, 18
Residential homes,vacant land and
multi dwellings
Linda Stephens, Broker
Clatskanie•Astoria•Seaside•Cannon Beach
St. Helens•Manzanita•Nehalem Bay•Tillamook
See Roster, continued on page 14.
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Your office on the go + Training + Consulting
503-717-1821
Information/Reservations
503/861-0696
Residence 503-325-9796
Home 503-338-0552
[email protected]
Years in Real Estate, 22
1st time homebuyers, investors, seniors
3603 Highway 101 North • North Coast Plaza • Gearhart
1-800-US BANKS
www.workspacesolution.com
Lower Columbia BUSINESS May 2004
New Biz
11,000 Miles to Home, Unlimited Space to Work
Web designers circumnavigate the US to find home in their backyard
J
ohn Solerno is a
New York City boy
by birth but found
that a NYC subway
epiphany changed his life. “One day I
was battling twelve degree weather plus a wind chill factor -- wearing
galoshes and struggling to get to the
subway on time. I squeezed through
the door only to have my coat get
caught. There I was, tugging to free my
coat and smelling the smoke from fires
that are commonplace in the area and I
thought, why not?” John had been to
San Diego, California on vacation and
loved it. Standing on that train with his
coat in the door, he decided that he
loved New York, but “too much energy was expended for survival.”
This, after he had already
studied pre-med, music, art and
Chinese (Both here and in Taiwan) and
had put himself through night school
by working in a Madison Avenue ad
agency during the day. “I began as a
messenger at age 19, and then
switched over to the creative department. I could never really shake my
roots there, though. I was always the
guy that they asked, ‘get this ad finished, but drop this off first,’ I found
that I had to move on to another
agency to get past being the messenger.” Ultimately he moved into fre elance creative services, employment
that sustains him to this day.
“Advertising is one of the
many things where studying other
things helps you to achieve a successful goal,” he said. With the advent of
the Internet, John has taken his talents
to the world via the Web. He now
serves clients virtually with both the
traditional logo and bro c h u re development and development of web-based
promotions. He can live anywhere he
chooses and still serve his clients via
the Internet, utilizing both PC and Mac
platforms.
John’s wife, Qian, has another
Lower Columbia BUSINESS May 2004
Now THAT’s multi-tasking:
John and Qian Solerno are
renovating the former Seaside
playhouse to make it into a
community venue. In the
meantime, John is painting
and composing songs, Qian
is reading up a storm, and the
couple have launched a virtual
temporary employment service
on the Web, among other
things.
Photo by Lesle Palmeri.
story. She was born and raised in mainland China, primarily by her extended
family, since both her mother and
father had come to America to pursue
their dreams and careers. “They liked
the freedom here . There was no pre ssure, a clean environment,” said Qian,
who began her “travels” virtually as
well, but through books, rather than
the Internet. “I began to read novels,”
she said, “in Russian.” Qian speaks
English, Chinese and Japanese and she
majored in English language and literature. She began her career by teaching
English at a nearby university. “After
teaching for some years,” she continued, “I decided that I have to live in
the real world. Even as I was teaching
English, I thought my spoken English
was so bad. In my heart I always knew
I needed to improve. I needed to see
the world. The world is not limited to
China.
“My father has traveled the
world and that was his dream since he
was a little boy. At that time the
Chinese government didn’t like people with that idea -- yet he did it. That
encouraged me. When you have a
dream and you keep doing it you will
succeed.
“I set my goal. I wanted to get
my degree here (in the US), find a job.
I came here to get my masters degree
and I met John. He changed my whole
life.” The couple met in San Diego in
2001 and married one year later.
After living in San Diego, the
couple decided that was not yet the
end of their road. They decided to
drive around the outer edges of the US
to find a new place to live: near the
ocean; a place that was clean and
peaceful; with a good quality of life;
and no need to drive a car wherever
you need to go. John’s idea was to
See Miles, continued on page 27.
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Atwater Real Estate
#10 Sixth Street, Suite 100
Astoria, Oregon 97103
503-325-7653
Fax 503-325-6868
[email protected]
In business since 1990
Randy Bowe, Princ. Bkr, Owner GRI
Been in business since 1970
Gayle Parker
503-325-5232
Cell 503-440-7292
[email protected]
In business 2 years
Residential, commercial
Myriad Commercial Properties
100 39th Street, Suite 205
Astoria, Oregon 97103
503-325-3400
Fax 503-961-8982
[email protected]
16 years in business
Peter Tadei, Princ Broker
Pete Anderson Realty Advantage
750 Marine Dive
Astoria, Oregon 97103
503-325-0285
Toll Free 800-503-3701
Fax 503-325-4205
[email protected],com
www.PeteAndersonRealty.com
Over 28 years in business
Victor Kee, Principal Broker ABR,
CRS,CRB,GRI
www.victorkee.com
Direct 24/7 Line 503-791-5880
25 years as Broker
Residential & Commercial
Rosalie McCleary, Broker, CRS, GRI
Cellular 503-791-3070
[email protected]
19 years in business
residential sales, buyer representation
Patty Mc Ghan, Broker, GRI
503-325-0285
503-861-1345
Cellular 503-338-8536
[email protected]
Over 12 years in business
Condos, residential, commercial
Piper Langley, Broker, ABR, GRI
Cellular 503-440-7787
[email protected]
22 years experience
Women's Council of Realtors
Andrea Mackey, Bkr ABR, CRS, GRI
Cellular 503-440-7727
Toll Free 800-503-3701
www.andimac.com
[email protected]
Over 12 years as agent
residential, relocation, commercial
Vicky Rutherford, Broker ABR,
CRB,CRS,GRI
Direct Line 503-325-3166
Cellular 503-338-2116
[email protected]
Over 14 years as agent
residential, vacant land, multi units
Bill Fornas, Broker, ABR, GRI, Top Prod.
Cellular 503-440-0931
[email protected]
Over 25 years as agent
residential, commercial
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No. 10 Sixth Street • Astoria
(503) 325-6987 • (800) 207-4358
Windermere, Pacific Land Company
#10 Sixth St, Suite 109
Astoria, Oregon 97103
503-325-5111
Toll Free 800-351-9109
Fax 503-325-4844
www.windermere.com
Kent Easom, Broker, President
[email protected]
8 years as broker
Debra Bowe
503-325-5111
Cellular 503-440-7474
[email protected]
7 years as agent
residential
Astoria Real Estate
2935 Marine Dr., Astoria, Oregon 97103
503-325-3304
Cellular 503-440-1689
Fax 503-325-3304
[email protected]
www.astoriarealestate.net
*Est. 1993 as Weidman Real Estate
Peter Weidman, Principal Broker
12 years as broker
Milford Stevens, Associate Broker
Top agent 1993-2001
503-325-5483
[email protected]
COMPUTER CONSULTING
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BOX 192, CANNON BEACH, OR
503-436-0211 [email protected]
NETWORKS
SUPPORT
Lower Columbia BUSINESS May 2004
25 years in real estate
Farms/farmland/land use
Janet Weidman , Broker
503 325 1306
Cellular 503 440 1689
[email protected]
4 years in real estate
Residential
Judy McIntire, Broker
503-325-3304
[email protected]
21 years in business
Gearhart
North Coast Realty
503-738-3400
www.northcoastrealty.net
Founded in 2,000
Lynn Brigham -Owner/Princ. Broker
Cell 503-440-5330
19 years in business
[email protected]
Marianne Baty-Pittard, Broker
2.5 Years in business
Rookie of the year 2002
[email protected]
Residential, new construction,
Condos & Land
Allan Erickson ,Broker
Cell 503-440-2569
[email protected]
Licensed since 1978
Commercial and Residential
Pam Korpi Vitas, Broker
Cell 503-440-3184
Pam @northcoastrealty.net
9 years experience
Residential, land & condos.
Jeff Rippet, Broker
Cell 503-717-3007
[email protected]
3 years in business
Residential, land & timber
Lower Columbia BUSINESS May 2004
Tracy Gardner, Broker
GRI
Accredited Buyers Representative
[email protected]
Cell 503-717-2355
16 years experience
Residential & investment properties.
Doris Strumme, Broker
Cell 503-739-1252
[email protected]
Over 31 years in business
Residential and Commercial
Norma Keever, Broker
Accredited Buyers Representative
Cell 503-440-3670
[email protected]
Over 27 years experience
Residential, Land & Surf Pines
Sally LaCoste, Broker
Cell 503-440-3838
[email protected]
Residential, Land & Condos.
Mike Manion, Broker/Consultant
Cell 503-717-2532
Over 46 years experience
Windermere / CCRG, Inc.
588 Pacific Way, PO Box 2729
Gearhart,Oregon97138
503-738-8522
Toll Free 800-275-7773
Fax 503-738-8247
11 years in business
Michael J Davis, Principal Broker
[email protected]
4years as broker
Carol Johansen, Broker
Cellular 503-440-1186
[email protected]
18 years in business
Astoria to Arch Cape
GRI
Craig Weston, BrokerCRB
Premier Property Director
Cellular 503-738-2838
[email protected]
24 years in business
Ocean front, 2nd homes, condos
Barbara Maltman, Broker
GRI IMS
503-717-2154
[email protected]
8years in business
New construction
Rosalie Dimmick Larsen, Broker GRI
503-861-1567
Cellular 503-440-1234
[email protected]
12 years in business
Single family, Surf Pines, Gearh a r t ,
Pinehurst,Astoria, Warrenton
Colleen Powell, Broker
503-738-8908
Cellular 503-717-2364
[email protected]
Pacific Personnel
Pacific Personnel
See Roster, continued on page 18.
w w w. p a c i f i c p e r s o n n e l . o r g
The name to remember for
Professional Temporary Staffers for Meetings or Special Events
Seasonal Workers
Workforce Augmentation
or other services, such as:
Payroll, Secretarial Services, Notary Service
Permanent Placement or Temp-to-Hire
Seaside 503-738-9084 Astoria 503-325-8619
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I ss ue Focus
Insurance for Contractors Means 550+, Add Office
Regional brokerage expands north, south, east....
he commitment
we give our clients
is that once we
reach coverage of
550 or more employees, then we will
“T
open an office locally,” said David
Nevin, who founded NW&A in
Portland, Oregon in 1994. By 1997 they
had formed a Gearhart office and in
1998 Nevin Works & Associates had
p a r t n e red with Hudson Insurance
Agency
(www.hudsoninsurance.
com/tillamook.htm) in Tillamook to
staff a local office there, then most
recently, Medford. Now, with the
acquisition of the Associated General
Contractors of Alaska -- with their 2000
members-- the process continues.
David Nevin will be spending
one week of each month taking care of
clients out of newly-rented space within the AGC building. “We have been
helping clients in Alaska for the past
three years,” said David,” but the
numbers simply didn’t warrant opening a branch office until re c e n t l y.”
They will provide full insurance brokerage services to their clients, including g roup and individual plans for
medical insurance, dental insurance,
life and disability plans, retirement
plans, 401 ks and simple annuity plans,
as well as voluntary benefits: AFLAC,
AHL, Unum.
For the Contractors Association, Nevin, Works is developing a
unique insurance product and the company is branching out other than just
geographically: adding consulting services; partnering with local property
and casualty insurance providers and
more. LCB
Nevin, Works & Associates
Contact: David Nevin
[email protected]
www.nwandassoc.com
Coastal contact information:
Address: 1157 N. Marion Street,
Suite 305 P.O. Box 2844
Gearhart, Oregon 97138
Telephone: 503-717-1077
Toll Free: 888-382-8025
Fax: 503-717-1078
New Alaska office:
Address: 8005 Schoon Street
Anchorage, Alaska 99518
Telephone: 907-561-5354
Fax: 907-562-6118
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Lower Columbia BUSINESS May 2004
Issue Focus
Book Review: Don’t Let the Title Scare You
Real estate lessons taken from life lessons of a big family
By Trudy Doolittle, A Whale of a Tale Bookstore in Seaside
e f o re there was
The Apprentice,
and soon after
“The
Donald”
started his empire, Barbara Corcoran
entered the world of real estate in
New York City. Having failed twentytwo other jobs, Barbara Corcoran borrowed $1,000 from a boyfriend, quit
her job as a diner waitress, and started
her very own real estate office.
Her multifaceted book, titled
“If You Don’t Have Big Breasts, Put
Ribbons on Your Pigtails,” provides
biographical information on the
author, the history of her company
Corcoran Group, and guidelines for
building a successful real estate business. Now, you may wonder what ribbons and pigtails have to do with real
estate?
Let me give you an example.
When Barbara tackled her first real
estate sales opportunity, she reached
into her past and pulled out one of her
mother’s lessons for living: If you
don’t have big breasts, put ribbons on
your pigtails. Barbara recounts the
time when she was working at a diner
and all of the men wanted to be waited on by the waitress with a large
bust. Her mother suggested that she
should dress up what she had, and
thus had more men patronizing her
wait station.
So now she has to compete
with dozens of other apartments very
similar to hers. She has the landlord
put a divider wall up, cutting the larger space in two, raises the rent and
advertises the apartment as a one bedroom and den. Having more functionality, the apartment quickly sells.
T h rough her mother’s 24
lessons, Barbara uses wit and humor
as well as family tales (she has nine
siblings) to guide you through the
growth of her successful real estate
business, which sold for tens of millions of dollars. Other lessons include:
Lower Columbia BUSINESS May 2004
B
Paint the rocks in the yard white and
the whole yard will look lovely (dress-
ing the part); It’s your game, make up
your own rules (becoming a source for
statistics); When there are ten buyers
and three puppies, every dog is the
pick of the litter (a lesson in marketing).
While this book is directed at
the real estate profession, many of the
lessons are valuable for most sales
positions. Not only is the book informative, it is fun to read. It is available
from Portfolio publishers for $14.00. n
_________________________________
Trudy Doolittle is the owner of A Whale of
a Tale bookstore in Seaside. She has pub lished a short story in an anthology of hol iday stories, an essay in an inspirational
anthology for writers and several articles
for an accounting journal. She may be
reached at 503-717-1500 or via e-mail at
[email protected]
Business
Owners
With the experience
that comes from serving
the needs of more than
480,000 business owners,
we can help you:
z simplify your finances;
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financial security;
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for more info r m at i o n .
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632 A West Marine Drive
Astoria, OR 97103
503-325-7991
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39 years in business
2nd homes, condos
Pat Ordway, Broker
Cellular 503-440-0726
[email protected]
27 years in business
GRI
Cindy Hawkins, Broker
GRI
Cellular 503-440-0130
[email protected]
5.5 years in business
Astoria, Warr, Seaside Gearhart, CB
Alan Young, Broker
Cellular 503-440-0715
[email protected]
3years in the business
Bill Siewert, Broker
Cellular 503-738-2555
[email protected]
28 years in business
Conrad Thomasen, Broker
Cellular 503-738-2499
[email protected]
10years
Dana Weston, Broker
Cellular 503-738-2839
[email protected]
24 years
Jackie Weber, Broker
Cellular 503-440-2331
[email protected]
27 years in business
Melissa Eddy, Broker
Cellular 503-440-3258
[email protected]
3years in business
Nancy Newhall, Broker
Cellular 503-440-1421
[email protected]
4years in business
Rinda Shea, Broker
Cellular 503-338-8853
[email protected]
3years in business
Walter Daggatt, Broker
Cellular 503-717-2021
[email protected]
16 years in business
Dee Baker, Broker GRI
Cellular 503-739-0096
[email protected]
27 years in the business
Specialize in 2nd homes
Seaside
Coldwell Banker Kent Price Realty Inc.
2367 S. Roosevelt Drive
Seaside, Oregon 97138
503-738-5558
Toll Free 800-829-0419
Fax 503-738-9209
[email protected]
www.kentpricerealty.com
63 years in business
Dave Price , Principal Broker
29 years as broker
Pam Ackley, Broker GRI, MM$Club
Residence 503-861-0683
Cellular 503-717-3796
[email protected]
12 years as agent and broker
Residential, vacation homes, condos,
vacant land
Kathy Banks, Broker GRI, MM$Club
Cellular 503-440-0977
[email protected]
28 years as agent and broker
Kristen Benton, Broker
Cellular 503-741-0262
[email protected]
2 years as broker
Jim Clark, Broker
ABR, GRI
Residence 503-861-0175
[email protected]
24 years as agent and broker
Bob Clement, Associate Broker
Coldwell Banker Diamond Society
Residence/Fax 503-325-6916
Cellular 503-739-0972
[email protected]
14 years as agent
Residential, commercial, vacant land
Frank Heinrichs , Broker
CRS
Cellular 503-717-2161
[email protected]
28 years as agent and broker
Residential, second homes, multiunits
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David Hoggard, Broker
Cellular 503-440-4670
1 year as broker
Lower Columbia BUSINESS May 2004
Reta Leithner, Broker GRI
Residence 503-738-6766
[email protected]
27 years as agent and broker
Residential, vacation homes, vacant
land
[email protected]
29 years in business
Dann Pickell, principal broker GRI
[email protected]
20 years in business ,3.5 as broker
residential, commercial, vacant land
Dick Maize, Associate Broker
Residence 503-861-2724
16 years as agent
Ken Karge, Broker
Cellular 503-738-2350
Residence 503-738-7339
[email protected]
10 years in business
Relocation
Stephanie Miller, Broker
CRS, GRI, ROY 2000
Cellular 503-717-2323
[email protected]
14 years as agent and broker
Residential, condos, vacant land, commercial
Tim Regan, Broker
MM$Club
2 X C.A.R. Pres., ROY
Cellular 503-738-2419
[email protected]
14 years as agent and broker
Residential, vacant land, commercial
George P. Stacey, Broker
GRI, CRS
Cellular 503-717-3700
[email protected]
www.realtor.com/clatsop/georgestacey
26 years as agent and broker
Residential, vacant land
Jackie Svensen, Broker MM$Club, GRI
Cellular 503-791-4643
[email protected]
8 years as agent and broker
Residential, vacant land, vacation hms
Pete Anderson Realty Advantage
2480 S Roosevelt Dr, Seaside
PO Box 772, Seaside, Oregon 97138
503-738-9531
Toll Free 800-843-2998
Fax 503-738-3868
503.861.2330
Commercial
Industrial
Residential
www.clatsopelectric.com CCB#156321OR LIC 4-69C
Lower Columbia BUSINESS May 2004
Sue Pickell
Cell 503-738-2463
Residence 503-861-1600
[email protected]
5 years in real estate
Mark Piscitelli
Cell 503-470-0293
[email protected]
4 months in real estate
Arlene Williams, Broker
Cellular 503-440-2053
Residence 503-738-5165
[email protected]
21 years in business
Beach homes & commercial real
estate
Rayella Openlander
Residence 503 861 2417
21 years as broker
1st time home buyers
Tom Russell
Cell 503-338-9545
Residence 503-861-2703
[email protected]
3 years in real estate
GRI
Pam Birmingham, Broker M$ Prod.
Cell 503-791-4752
Residence 503-755-0405
[email protected]
Cell 503-791-4752
14 years in business
Dr. Ben Cockroft
Cell 503-440-5249
Residence 503-738-4244
[email protected]
2 years in real estate
Vic Cook
Cell 503-738-2820
Residence 503-738-6022
25 years in real estate
NORTHWEST WEST, INC.
Income Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping,
Payroll & Business Services
Karen L. Grinstead, LTC
738-3480
Denice O’Neil
Cell 503-791-0493
Residence 503-325-8634
[email protected]
1 month in real estate
Fax 738-8930
Scott Willard
Cell 503-381-3399
[email protected]
2 years in real estate
Mark Youso
Cell 503-440-5441
[email protected]
2 years in real estate
Golden Shores Realty Inc
841 Avenue A, Seaside, OR 97138
503-717-0121
Toll Free 800-585-9521
Fax 503-738-5834
See Roster, continued on page 20.
Promoting our members, while
enhancing our community.
Your business advocate since 1936.
For Chamber Membership
Information, call 738-6391.
www.seasidechamber.com
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[email protected]
30 years in business
Curt Sagner, broker
26 years as broker
Omega Realty
1700 N. Holladay Drive
Seaside, Oregon 97138
503-738-8223
Toll Free 800-254-3606
Fax 503-738-7503
[email protected]
www.omegarealty.org
1 year in business
Eddie Park, Principal Broker
8 years as broker
Cellular 440-3302
[email protected]
Kerri Wright, Broker
MM$Club
503-440-4597
[email protected]
3 years in business
beach homes, commercial, vacant land
Mary Kay Taylor, Broker.....MM$Club
503-738-8223
Cellular 503-440-0063
[email protected]
14 years in the business
beach homes, commercial, vacant land
Seaside Realty Inc
1000 S Holladay Dr, Suite B
Seaside, Oregon 97138
503-738-5531
Toll Free 888-253-4350
Fax 503-738-5781
19 years in business
Gary Weaver, Principal Broker
14 years in real estate
Cell 503-738-2788
[email protected]
Commercial, investment, residential
14 years as broker
residential beach homes
Michele Johnson, Broker
[email protected]
6 years as broker
residential and beach
Mary Howard, Broker
GRI
Residence 503-738-9232
[email protected]
20 years in the business
Residential, vac. homes & perm. res.
Cannon Beach
Duane Johnson Real Estate
296 N Spruce Street, P.O. Box 924
Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
503-436-0451
Toll Free 800-453-3167
Fax 503-436-2913
[email protected]
25years in business
Duane Johnson, broker
17 years as broker
Jeff Etchison, broker
503-436-0852
Cellular 503-440-2540
[email protected]
9 years as broker
residential beach property
GRI
Chris Childress, Broker
[email protected]
GRI
Mike West, Associate Broker
12 years as broker
Residential beach homes
Coldwell Banker Kent Price Realty Inc
139 W. 2 nd Street, P.O. Box 265
Cannon Beach , Oregon 97110
503-436-1171
Toll Free 800-863-3206
Fax 503-436-1626
[email protected]
www.kentpricerealty.com
63 years in business
Dave Price , Principal Broker
29 years as broker
Cole Horsley, Broker
Cellular 503 739-0283
21 years as agent and broker
Residential, vacant land, vacation hms
Jan McAllister, Broker
Cellular 503-739-2037
9 years as agent and broker
Residential, vacation homes
Bill Morgan, Associate Broker
Cellular 503-436-0555
15 years as agent
Residential, vacant land, vacation hms
William D. Cote, P.C.
Certified Public Accountant
Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Monday - Friday
9am to 6pm
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•Corporate, Partnership & Individual
Tax Planning & Preparation
(503) 738-6230
[email protected]
3095 Hwy 101 N. • Gearhart
Lower Columbia BUSINESS May 2004
Batchelder Real Estate
1235 S Hemlock St, P.O. Box 386
Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
503-436-9670
Fax 503-436-9668
41 years in business
Clifton A. Batchelder, broker
41 years as broker
[email protected]
11 years in business
Ocean front, vacation homes
Barbara Batchelder, broker
503-436-9670
8 years in business
Cannon Beach, Arch Cape, bch hms
Sally Conrad, Broker
Cellular 503-440-2111
[email protected]
3 years in business
Windermere / C.& C. Realty Grp. Inc
163 E 3rd, P.O. Box 186,
Cannon Beach,Oregon9 7110
503-436-1027
Toll Free 800-275-7773
Fax 503-738-8247
Michael J Davis, Prin. Broker RS,GRI
[email protected]ermere.com
Dale Shafer, Broker
Cellular 503-440-0031
[email protected]
1 year in the business
Dan Mackey, Broker
503-325-5228
Cellular 503-739-1485
[email protected]
12 years in business
Residential, second homes
Robin Risley, Broker
503-436-8888
Cellular 503-738-2888
[email protected]
15 years in business
Ocean front homes, condo
CRS, GRI
Ross Conrad, Broker
Cellular 503-440-2111
[email protected]
2 years in business
Manzanita
Coldwell Banker Kent Price Realty Inc
31 Laneda, P.O. Box 338
Manzanita, Oregon 97130
503-368-5179
Toll Free 800-256-1719
Fax 503-368-5123
[email protected]
www.kentpricerealty.com
63 years in business
Dave Price , Principal Broker
29 years as broker
Marylyn Facchini, Broker MM$ Club
Cellular 503-717-2193
23 years as agent and broker
Beach properties
(503) 738-5980
“Your Door & Finish Trim Specialist”
33604 Beerman Creek Lane
Seaside, Oregon 97138 CB# 82844
Windermere Manzanita
467 Laneda Avenue, P.O. Box 820
Manzanita, Oregon 97130
503-368-6609
Toll Free 888-741-9329
Fax 503-368-5457
[email protected]
www.manzanitarealestate.com
www.cannonbeach-realestate.com
13 years in business
Walt Covert, GRI Principal Broker
503-812-5111
13 years as Realtor
Kay Covert, Principal Broker
503-812-1489
13 years as Realtor
Eileen Corren, GRI, ABR, Broker
503-812-2266
10 years as Realtor
Susan Tone, ABR, Associate Broker
4 years as Realtor
Alaina Giguiere, Broker
503-440-3202
4 years as Realtor
See Roster, continued on page 22.
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503-436-8888
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• Interior & Exterior
• Precision Prehanging
• Interior Trim Packages
• Mantels
• Stair Systems
• Simpson, Thermatru, Nicolai and many more
• Competitive Pricing
• Installation Available
Daryl Stephens, Broker
Home 503-368-6741
14 years as agent and broker
Residential rural prop., vacant land
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Roster, continued from page 21.
Reet Vaga, Broker
503-440-3112
4 years as Realtor
Ray L Smith, Broker
Residence 503-368-7042
Cell 503-705-4028
26 years in real estate
Michelle Petit, Office Mgr., Broker
8 years as Office Manager
Pete Anderson Realty Inc.
468 Laneda, P.O. Box 340 Manzanita,
Oregon 97130
503-368-5141
Toll Free 800-503-3702
Fax 503-368-5086
[email protected]
www.parmanzanita.com
28 years in business
Cynthia Lee, Principal Broker
Jane M. Beach, Broker
GRI
Cellular 503-201-4282
[email protected]
4 years in business
Manzanita residential, coastal prop.
Don Henwood, Broker
503-368-4393
Cell 503-939-3200
8 years in business
Nadine J Calkins, Broker CRS, GRI
503-368-5976
[email protected]
25.5 years in business
recreational & residential, land
Manzanita, Nehalem, N Valley, Wheeler
Dellanne McGregor,Broker CRA,GRI,ABR
[email protected]
8 years in the business
Beach and resort property, land and
new construction
Ribbon Investment Firm
430 Laneda Avenue, P.O. Box 326
Manzanita, Oregon 97130-0326
15 years property management,
3 years commercial real estate
Toll Free 877-727-5221
Office:503-368-5221
Fax 503-368-6171
[email protected] (Patricia's)
or [email protected] (David's)
Patricia A Williams, broker, CRB, CRS
22 years as broker
Cell 503-812-8121
Manzanita Beach Realty
35750 7th St, Nehalem, Oregon
PO Box 300, Manzanita, OR 97130
503-368-6564 503-368-7296
Fax 503-368-7477
[email protected]
17 years in business
Pat Hull, Broker, GRI, NAR, OAR,
MLS in Clatsop and Tillamook
6 years as broker
Upcoming Events at the Cellar on 10th
The Cellar on 10th
1004 Marine Drive
Astoria, Oregon
Please call for reservations or information
May and June
May 8 - Wine tasting Rex Hill Vineyards 2-4pm
May 22 - Collectors ed. winemakers dinner 6pm
June 5 - Reininger winemakers dinner 6pm
June 19 - Waterbrook winemakers dinner 6pm
We will be celebrating our one year anniversary
with
an open house Memorial Day weekend, May
503-325-6600
28-30. All merchandise (excluding wine) will be
10% off during our open house celebration.
Tuesday - Saturday 10-6
Sunday 11-3 starting May 9 Come sample our new gourmet food items.
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Boyd Hull, Associate Broker
503-368-6564 503-368-7296
[email protected]
17 years in the business
Residential, vacant land, beach, rural
NAR,OAR , Tillamook Co board of
realtors, MLS in Clatsop/ Tillamook
Nancy Kjemhus, Broker
Residence 503-368-6989
14 years in real estate
Beach residential, vacant land
Inter Coastal Realty*
* See the story on page 29.
13020 Tohls Street, P.O. Box 92
Nehalem, Oregon 97131
Joe Adlesich, Broker/Owner
503-368-7143
Cell 503-801-1400
Toll Free 888-811-7252
[email protected]
www.intercoastalrealty.net
Leslie Cota, Broker/Office manager
[email protected]
Rockaway Beach
Pete Anderson Realty Advantage
214 Hwy 101 S, P. O. Box 53
Rockaway Beach, Oregon 97136
503-355-2532
Toll Free 800-503-3704
[email protected]
Jill Smith, Principal Broker
Ardella Lovitt, Broker
10 years in business
Beach property
Kay Greick, Broker
503-368-6139
[email protected]
14 years in the business
Rivers, mountains and beach prop.
Judy Sours, Broker Top Prod.3yrs GRI
Cellular 503 812 2520
15 years as agent
See Roster, continued on page 26.
Lower Columbia BUSINESS May 2004
Is su e Focus
North Coast Sales Through The Roof
Facts, figures and perspectives on real estate numbers
By Alan Young,Windermere Cronin and Caplan Realty Group, Inc., Gearhart
Data from Clatsop MLS, for residential properties only:
New Listings of Homes
2002
2003
2004
(to 4/28)
Number of Homes Sold
2002
2003
2004
(to 4/28)
2002
Ave. Home Sale Price ($)
2003
Astoria
229
199
65
147
157
34
131,578
135,219
142,844
Cannon Beach
49
35
13
33
26
7
379,643
477,557
278,285
Gearhart
98
66
22
39
44
14
357,323
364,160
390,676
Knappa /Svenson 61
43
10
26
34
8
151,975
132,531
116,312
Manzanita
83
53
10
65
60
10
235,130
290,853
350,500
Nehalem
47
35
13
25
23
4
127,968
152,543
246,000
Seaside
188
146
41
120
130
27
156,672
210,402
239,924
Warrenton
88
99
25
51
61
17
116,604
127,975
136,440
2004
(to 4/28)
& Hammond
n 2003, the real
estate market on
O regon’s
north
coast was very
active and may be exceeded in 2004 if
the supply of properties impro v e s .
Data from the Clatsop Multiple Listing
Service, owned by the Clatsop
Association of Realtors, indicate that
total property sales increased 17% in
2003, even though total listings were
down 7%. Sales of condominiums
i n c reased 25%; residential land by
30%; multi-family properties by 45%;
and, home sales increased by 13%.
Condominium sales, stagnant
for several years, surged ahead in 2003
by 25%, mainly due to the new
Whaler’s Point project in South
Seaside. Condo sale prices increased
9%. Residential land sales have continued to show significant growth, and
the average land sale price increased
I
CPS
738-5488
51%. The average home sale price
increased 12% in 2003, to $207,997.
While new listings of homes
has continued to diminish into 2004,
buyer demand remains high. Current
buyers claim several factors are influencing their decision to relocate or
buy second homes on the coast:; proximity to the Portland/Vancouver and
Puget Sound metropolitan areas;
re t i rement; discovery of the are a
t h rough the Lewis & Clark
Bicentennial; the moderate climate;
and good beaches.
The short supply of homes on
the market has driven listing prices
up, and increased buyer demand has
boosted sale prices. This phenomenon
is most evident in Astoria, Manzanita,
Gearhart and Seaside, resulting in
multiple offers on good properties.
From 2002 to 2003, the most significant increase in home sale prices has
been in Cannon Beach (26%),
Manzanita (24%) and Seaside (34%).
The growth of home sales on
the north coast has mirrored national
data, and continues to fuel much of
the national and regional economic
growth. And, even though mortgage
costs are beginning to show modest
i n c reases, prognosticators don’t
expect a drag on housing demand for
some time. Economists generally
agree that rising rates in job and
income growth will bode well for the
housing sector. The National Home
Builders Association, the Mortgage
Bankers Association and the National
See Sales, continued on page 28.
Management Co
Complete Property Service • Rental Management
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Lower Columbia BUSINESS May 2004
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List your business events
MAY
4
TUESDAY
9:30 AM Wahkiakum Co. Comm., Courthouse
10:00 AM SS Comm. Center, Commission Mtg.,
11:30 AM St. Helens Chamber Exec. Board
4:00 PM Cannon Beach HRAP, City Hall
4:30 PM Seaside Library Board, Library
7:00 PM Port of St. Helens Marina Advis. Bd.
7:00 PM Cannon Beach City Council, City Hall
7:00 PM Seaside Plan. Commission, City Hall
5
WEDNESDAY
8:00 AM Naselle Service Club Meetings, Info
360-484-7700 (1st & 2nd Wednesday)
9:00 AM Tillamook Co. Board of Commiss.,
Courthouse (Every Wednesday)
9:00 AM Vernonia Library Board, City Hall
10:00 AM Clatsop Co. Soil & Water
Conservation Dist., Info 503-325-4571
10:00 AM Columbia Co. Commiss., Courthouse
12:00 PM CEDC Exec. Board Mtg., CEDC Office
12:00 PM Col. City Harvard Pk. Dedication
6:00 PM Warrenton City Commission, C. Hall
6:30 PM Columbia Co. Planning, Courthouse
7:00 PM Manzanita City Council, City Hall
7:00 PM St. Helens City Council, City Hall
7:00 PM Gearhart City Council, City Hall
7:00 PM Seaside Improvement Com., C. Hall
7:30 PM Clatskanie City Council, City Hall
6
THURSDAY
7:00 AM Tillamook Chamber TCCA, Info 8427525 (Every Thursday)
8:30 AM Seaside Downtown Dev. Assn,
Seaside Pig’N Pancake (Every Thursday)
1:30 PM NW Oregon Area Comm on
Transportation, Info 503-228-5565
4:30 PM C. B. Public Works Cmte., City Hall
5:00 PM Seaside Budget Committee, City Hall
7:00 PM Tillamook Planning Comm., City Hall
7:00 PM Wheeler City Planning, City Hall
7:00 PM Long Beach City Planning, City Hall
7:30 PM Columbia City City Council, City Hall
7
FRIDAY
8:00 AM Seaside Chamber Coffee, Pig’N
Pancake (Every Friday)
10:00 AM NOEA/Col-Pac EDD Bd., 397-3099
12:00 PM CEDC Trans. Comit. , Port of Astoria
9
SUNDAY
Mother's Day
10 MONDAY
10:00 AM A.A.R.P. Board Mtg. SS B.C.C.C.
12:00 PM St. Helens Parks Commission
6:00 PM Ilwaco City Council, City Hall
7:00 PM Clatskanie Library Board, Library
7:00 PM Seaside School Dist. #10 Board
7:00 PM Seaside City Council, City Hall
7:30 PM Nehalem City Council, City Hall
11 TUESDAY
8:00 AM N. P.Plan.Council,
Info 1 800 452 5161
9:00 AM Pacific County Board of Health
Meeting, Commissioners Meeting,South
Bend Courthouse (2nd & 4th Tuesday)
Business Events
9:30 AM Seaside Museum & Hist. Society
9:30 AM Wahkiakum Co. Comm., Courthouse
10:00 AM Columbia C. Art Committee, 397-9174
12:00 PM Wahkiakum Chamber Meeting,
Cathlamet Riverview Restaurant
1:00 PM Clatsop Co.Planning, Info 325-8611
4:00 PM Port of Astoria W/S, Port of Astoria
6:00 PM Cannon Beach Board Mtg., Chamber
6:00 PM Tillamook PUD Board Mtg. PUD office
7:00 PM St. Helens Planning Comm., City Hall
7:00 PM Tillamook Co. Fair Board, Fair Office
7:00 PM Cannon Beach City Council W/S
7:00 PM Seaside Budget Committee, City Hall
7:30 PM Bay City City Council, City Hall
12 WEDNESDAY
10:00 AM Columbia Co.Comm., Courthouse
6:00 PM Clatsop Co Bd Comm., Courthouse
6:15 PM Rockaway Beach Public safety
Committee, NKN School Dist Office
7:00 PM Warrenton City Plan. Commission
7:00 PM Rockaway Beach City Council, NKN
7:00 PM Port of St. Helens Comm., Port Office
7:00 PM St. Helens Library Bd. Mtg., Library
7:30 PM Gearhart Plan. Commission, City Hall
13 THURSDAY
10:00 AM C. Beach HRAP Steering, City Hall
11:00 AM Tillamook Co. Library Bd., Library
12:00 PM Vernonia Parks Committee, City Hall
2:00 PM Rockaway Beach P. Works Com., CH
5:00 PM Rockaway Beach D. Dev. Committee
6:00 PM SS Parks Steering Comm., City Hall
6:30 PM Tillamook Co Trans. Board, TCTD
7:00 PM Tillamook Co. Plan. Com, Courthouse
14 FRIDAY
8:00 AM Tillamook D. Assoc., Blue Moon Cafe
8:00 AM St. Helens Koffee Klatsch, 397-0685
9:15 AM SS Finance & Exec. Bd., Chamber
17 MONDAY
7:00 AM Columbia City Com. Library Meeting
10:30 AM Cannon Beach Safety Committee
7:00 PM Garibaldi City Council, City Hall
7:00 PM Vernonia City Council, City Hall
7:00 PM Astoria City Council, City Hall
7:00 PM Manzanita City Planning, City Hall
7:00 PM Tillamook City Council, City Ha
7:00 PM Long Beach City Council, City Hall
7:30 PM Rainier City Council, Rainier City Hall
18 TUESDAY
8:30 AM Cannon Beach Plan. Worksession
9:30 AM Wahkiakum Co. Com., Courthouse
5:15 PM Astoria Hist. Landmk. Commission
6:00 PM Bay City Planning, City Hall 377-2288
6:00 PM Port of Astoria Commis., Port Office
6:00 PM Ilwaco City Planning, City Hall
7:00 PM Wheeler City Council, N.B.Health
7:00 PM Pulse Computer Group, Info 738-8438
7:00 PM Cannon Beach Budget Committee
7:00 PM Columbia City Parks Committee Mtg
7:00 PM Seaside Budget Committee, City Hall
Lower Columbia BUSINESS May 2004
Calendar
Call 738-3398 or fax 738-0172
19 WEDNESDAY
10:00 AM Columbia Co. Commiss. ,Courthouse
5:15 PM Sunset Parks & Rec. District,B.C.C.C.
6:00 PM Warrenton City Commis., City Hall
6:45 PM Columbia Arts Guild, St. Helens
Columbia Center Auditorium
7:00 PM St. Helens City Council, City Hall
7:30 PM Nehalem Planning, City Hall
20 THURSDAY
9:30 AM C. B. Parks & Community Services
4:30 PM SS “The Program” Mtg., Chamber
6:30 PM Cannon Beach D.& Review, City Hall
7:00 PM Vernonia Planning Commis., City Hall
7:00 PM Seaside Public Safety Mtg., City Hall
7:30 PM Columbia City City Council, City Hall
21 FRIDAY
9:15 AM SS Chamber Board of Dir. Meeting
10:00 AM N.W.O.R. Partnership, 503-228-5565
24 MONDAY
7:00 AM Astoria Parks & Recreation Board
6:00 PM Ilwaco City Council, City Hall
7:00 PM Garibaldi Planning Comm., City Hall
7:00 PM Seaside City Council, City Hall
25 TUESDAY
9:30 AM Wahkiakum Co. Comm., Courthouse
12:00 PM Wahkiakum Chamber Meeting,
Cathlamet Riverview Restaurant
3:30 PM Astoria Library Board, Astor Library
6:00 PM Rockaway Beach Planning, NKN
6:00 PM Seaside Airport Committee, City Hall
6:00 PM Manzanita Merchants Assn., City Hall
6:00 PM CEDC Dinner Meeting, Info 325-7870
7:00 PM St. Helens Plan. Commis., City Hall
7:00 PM Astoria Planning Commis., City Hall
7:00 PM Rainier Planning, Rainier City Hall
7:00 PM Seaside Budget Committee, City Hall
26 WEDNESDAY
10:00 AM Columbia Co.Commis.,Courthouse
11:30 AM Port of St. Helens Comm., Port Office
6:00 PM Clatsop Co Bd Commis.,B.C.C.C.
7:00 PM Rockaway Beach City Council, NKN
7:00 PM Clatskanie Planning, City Hall
7:30 PM Port of Nehalem Board of
Commissioner, Wheeler City Hall
27 THURSDAY
1:30 PM A.A.R.P. Mtg., SS B. C. C. Center
3:30 PM Port Astoria Safety Mtg., Port Office
4:30 PM Rainier City Library Board, Library
4:30 PM Vernonia Trans. Committee, City Hall
5:00 PM Rockaway Beach D. Dev. Committee
7:00 PM Cannon Beach Plan. Com., City Hall
28 FRIDAY
8:00 AM Tillamook Downtown Assoc. Board
of Dir.,2nd St. Coffee House
8:00 AM St. Helens Koffee Klatsch, 397-0685
9:00 AM C. Beach Emergency Preparedness
31
MONDAY
Memorial Day
Lower Columbia BUSINESS May 2004
JUNE
1
TUESDAY
9:30 AM Wahkiakum Co. Comm., Courthouse
10:00 AM SS Community C., Commission Mtg.
11:30 AM St. Helens Chamber Executive Board
4:30 PM Seaside Library Board,Library
7:00 PM Cannon Beach City Council, City Hall
7:00 PM Seaside Planning Commis. , City Hall
2
WEDNESDAY
9:00 AM Vernonia Library Board, City Hall
10:00 AM Columbia Co. Comm., Courthouse
10:00 AM Clatsop Co. Soil & Water
Conservation Dist., Info 503-325-4571
6:00 PM Warrenton City Commission, C. Hall
6:30 PM Columbia County Plan. Courthouse
7:00 PM Gearhart City Council, City Hall
7:00 PM St. Helens City Council, City Hall
7:00 PM Seaside Improv. Commis., City Hall
7:30 PM Clatskanie City Council, City Hall
3
THURSDAY
1:30 PM NW O. A.C.on Trans. ,503-228-5565
7:00 PM Wheeler City Planning, City Hall
7:00 PM Long Beach City Planning, City Hall
7:00 PM Tillamook Planning Comm., City Hall
7:30 PM Columbia City City Council, City Hall
4
FRIDAY
10:00 AM NOEA/Col-Pac EDD Bd. Mtg,
503-397-3099
7
MONDAY
6:15 PM Clatsop Co Fair Bd. , Fairgrounds
7:00 PM Vernonia City Council, City Hall
7:00 PM Astoria City Council, City Hall
7:00 PM Tillamook City Council, City Ha
7:00 PM Long Beach City Council, City Hall
7:30 PM Rainier City Council, Rainier City Hall
8
TUESDAY
8:00 AM N. P. Planning Council,.800 452 5161
9:30 AM SS Museum & Hist. Society, Museum
9:30 AM Wahkiakum Co. Comm., Courthouse
10:00 AM Columbia Center Art Committee
12:00 PM Wahkiakum Chamber Meeting,
Cathlamet Riverview Restaurant
4:00 PM Port of Astoria W/S, Port of Astoria
6:00 PM Tillamook PUD Board Mtg. PUD off.
7:00 PM St. Helens Plan. Commis., City Hall
7:00 PM Columbia City Planning, City Hall
7:00 PM Tillamook Co. Fair Board, Fair Office
7:30 PM Bay City City Council, City Hall
9
WEDNESDAY
8:30 AM Gearhart Merchant's Association,
The Sandtrap
10:00 AM Columbia Co. Commis. ,Courthouse
6:00 PM Clatsop Co Bd Commis., Courthouse
6:15 PM Rockaway Beach Public safety
Committee, NKN School Dist Office
7:00 PM Warrenton City Plan. Com., City Hall
7:00 PM Manzanita City Council, City Hall
7:00 PM Port of St. Helens Comm., Port Office
7:00 PM St. Helens Library Bd. Mtg., Library
7:00 PM Rockaway Beach Council, City Hall
7:30 PM Gearhart Plan. Commis., City Hall
Area Service Club Meetings
Posted meeting days/ times/locations
for area service clubs. Please report
any changes by the 20th of the month
for next month’s posting. Thank you.
KIWANIS
Astoria/Warrenton, Tuesday, noon,
King’s Buffet (Former Shilo Rest.), Warrenton
Cathlamet, Tues, 7:15am, The Riverview
Clatskanie, Tuesday, 6:15 pm (First & fifth
Tuesdays), Mr. Fultano’s Restaurant.
Second, third & fourth Tuesdays, Hump’s
Restaurant)
Ilwaco-Long Beach, Monday, 6 pm,
The Lightship Restaurant, Long Beach
Manza-Whee-Lem, 2nd & 4th Wed., noon,
Pine Grove Comm. Center, Manzanita
Scappoose, Wednesday, 6:30 pm,
Warren Country Inn
Seaside, Thursday, noon, Pig ‘N Pancake
St. Helens DayBreakers, Tuesday, 7 am,
Warren Country Inn
St. Helens NoonTi m e, Thursday, noon,
Elks Club
Tillamook, Wednesday, noon, Elks Lodge
LIONS
Astoria, Tuesday, 6:30 pm, Astoria Elks
Lodge
Garibaldi, 1st & 3rd Monday, 6:30 pm, Old
Mill
Rockaway, 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 11:30 am
Lions Clubhouse
Seaside, Wednesday, 7am, Dog Water Cafe
Tillamook, Tuesday, noon, Shilo Restaurant
ROTARY
Astoria, Monday, noon, Astoria Red Lion
Columbia County, Wednesday, noon,
Warren Country Inn
Peninsula, Tuesday, 7:30 am,
The Lightship Restaurant, Long Beach
S e a s i d e, Thursday, noon, Oceanview
Resort
Tillamook, Tuesday, noon, Fern Restaurant
Warrenton Sunrise, Wednesday, 6:45 am,
Shilo Inn & Suites, Warrenton
ELKS B.P.O.E.
Astoria, 2/4 Thursday, 8 pm, 450 11th
Long Beach, 2/4 Wednesday, 8 pm, LB
Seaside, Wednesday, 8 pm, 324 Avenue A
AAUW
Astoria, 2nd Tuesday, 7pm, Astor Library
Flag Room
TOASTMASTERS
Astoria, 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 6:15pm,
Alderbrook Hall, 4509 Leif Erickson Drive
N. COAST REP. WOMEN
Meets Monthly, Location Varies, 503-440-2331
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Roster, continued from page 22.
Vacant land, commercial, ocean view,
oceanfront residential, condos
David Jones, Broker
Top Producer
503-355-8570
17 years as agent
Vacant land, residential
Rockaway Beach Realty
220 Hwy 101 N, PO Box 449
Rockaway Beach, Oregon 97136
503-355-3340
Toll Free 888-382-4456
Fax 503-355-3049
www.oregoncoast.com/beach/
Donald Swanson, Broker
Broker since 1997
Jerry McGrath, broker
GRI, ABR
Cellular 503-801-2169
8 years as agent
Beach properties, river, acreage
Lynda Holmn
Cellular 503-812-8425
Been in the business 25+ years
Jennifer Ruef
2.5 years as agent
Croman & Associates
116 Highway 101 South, PO Box 418
Rockaway Beach, Oregon 97136
503-355-3036
Toll Free 800-484-6964 Sec. Code 5783
Fax 503-355-3056
[email protected]
www.tcroman.com
12 years in business
Tim Croman, broker
9 years as broker
Nick Gallicchio, Associate Broker
[email protected]
31 years in business
Linda Donaldson, Associate Broker
503-355-3036
3 Years in the business
Ruth Nichols
8 years in business
condos, residential, time share
Garibaldi
Decker Real Estate Inc
102 11th St, P.O. Box 571
Garibaldi, Oregon 97118
503-322-3882
Fax 503-322-3883
Carolyn H Decker, broker/owner
[email protected]
Oceanwest Properties
108 Hwy 101 South, P.O. Box 141
Rockaway Beach, Oregon 97136
503-355-2001
Toll Free 888-394-8488
Fax 503-355-8442
[email protected]
Pat McGrath, Princ. Broker, CRS, GRI
In the business for 10 years
Tracey Curtis, Broker
Residence 503-368-4009
[email protected]
5 years as agent
Tillamook
Pete Anderson Realty Inc.
709 Pacific Ave, P.O. Box 490
Tillamook, Oregon 97141
503-842-7515
Toll Free 800-503-3706
Fax 503-842-3634
[email protected]
www.peteandersonrealty.com
36 years in business
Jill Smith, Princ. Broker RMM, CRB
3 X president C.A.R., 1974 R.O.Y.
Residence 503-842-6548
Cell 503-812-0661
31 years as broker
Residential, vacant land
Ken Wilson, Associate Broker
Residence 503-842-6304
7 years in business
Business, residential
Judith M. Cooley, Associate Broker
Cell 503-812-1511
503-842-4840
[email protected]
5+ years in business
Residential
Patty Millspaugh, Associate Broker
Cellular 503-801-3144
Residence 503-815-3550
[email protected]
Arthur Anderson
503-377-2270
[email protected]
14 years as agent
Vacant land, residential
April Ransom, Associate Broker
Cellular 503-812-0098
Residence 503-322-3232
[email protected]
14 years in business
Nick Ward
503-355-2935
16 years as agent
Alice Voges, Associate Broker
Cell 503-801-3728
Residence 503-842-7318
[email protected]
GRI, ABR
GRI
See Roster, continued on page 30.
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Miles, continued from page 13.
search for their new hometown via
car.....and camping. At first Qian didn’t
receive that part of the plan warmly,
but she found that she liked the wind
and the weather. “We’d be soaking wet
without a dry pair of pants to our
name, and Qian still was not ready to
spend the night in a hotel,” said John.
They began in San Diego and headed
north, hugging the coast as much as
possible. “We went out of our way, driving 120 miles for each 100 we could
have driven so that we could follow
the coastline,” he said.
Their first thought was that
they would land in the Lincoln City
area of Oregon, but they were disappointed. “It had too many of the things
you want to get away from in a big city,
and yet the spirit of a small town that
we were seeking was not there,” said
Qian. They pressed on, not here, not
here..... They passed through Seaside
and felt a tingle, but forced themselves
to continue, up the coast, across the
uppermost US heading east -- hitting
major attractions such as Yellowstone
National Park, Niagara Falls and on to
New York. “The only part we missed
was New England,” said John,” and a
little bit of the west coast of Florida.”
They even traveled down the Florida
Keys before heading west again. They
returned to San Diego (The trip only
took six weeks!) and kept getting work.
“We couldn’t put our computers back
into storage,” said John. “New projects
kept coming up.” They spent six weeks
there before a major forrest fire confirmed their feelings that San Diego
was still not their final destination.
They headed back toward Seaside and
arrived here on Christmas day, 2003.
“We believe in karma, yuanfen (pronounced yen-fen) in Chinese.
We turned left on 12th Avenue, and
then left on Holladay,” said John.” We
pulled into the parking lot of the
Colonial Motor Inn and started to book
a room for the night. Here we were, as
Lower Columbia BUSINESS May 2004
always, speaking half in English and
half in Chinese and out of the back
room comes Shirley - originally from
Taiwan -- to see who is speaking in
Chinese. We hit it off. We need a ro o m
with a kitchen, we said. She did better
than that. She cleaned out the
manger’s apartment and moved us in
there. What we didn’t know at the time
was she was already planning to hire
us as managers....down the road.”
Shirley’s plans changed however,
when the property was sold and John
and Qian had to find another spot to
live. They strolled up the street and
turned right into the Sand Dollar Bed
& Breakfast, taking over that property’s vacation rental until they could
find a permanent home. They have
now found one, inside the former
church, former Seaside playhouse on
Hollday Drive and are now in the
process of renovating that pro p e r t y
with hopes of reopening it again to live
theater, open mike talent and more.
The beauty of John’s other
work, remember that virtual creative
world?, is that it continues. He maintains a client base of regular projects
while launching a Web venture of his
own, TempRescue.com.
“There are a lot of suitable and
non-suitable applications for the Web,”
said John. “and I have created many
suitable applications over the years. I
have found that anything that works
from the perspective of the consumer
will work from the perspective of the
business owner. If the end user benefits
from the service or product you are
offering on the Web - Ebay is a good
example -- then it will be particularly
well received. Then if it has the ability
to be self-perpetuating -- like Ebay -then it will last. Ebay can put two very
likely partners together and facilitate
the ease with which they meet. The
buyers would not otherwise be able to
find such a vast variety of things at
great prices and the sellers don’t have
the overhead of stores. You are
empowering people through the
magic of technology.
“The real point of the story is
that many times people would benefit
from a situation where a smaller bite is
taken out by the middle man. In our
world it is becoming more and more
challenging to survive. More and more
family members are forced to spend
less time raising their families because
the money they need to survive takes
more time to make. Whenever you can
find something where technology can
take part of that bite away it is a good
thing.
“TempRescue.com puts two
parties together that need each other -but sometimes those two parties can’t
See Miles, continued on page 31.
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Sales, cont. from page 23.
Data from Clatsop Multiple Listing Service:
Total Sales
2002 2003
Sales Volume ($)
2002
2003
Ave. Sale Price ($)
2002
2003
Business opportunity
2
4
180,000
197,500
90,000
49,375
Commercial
13
14
3,148,500
4,505,650
242,192
321,832
Condominium
32
40
5,915,000
8,070,500
184,844
201,762
Commercial land
2
1
250,000
200,000
125,000
200,000
Residential land
141
184
11,999,210
23,684,385
85,101
128,719
Manufactured
2
2
154,900
246,716
77,450
123,358
Manufactured in parks
8
8
197,900
143,500
24,738
17,938
Multi-dwelling
22
32
3,760,600
6,630,400
170,936
207,200
Residential
604
684
111,974,104
142,269,620
185,388
207,997
Total sales
826
969
137,580,214
185,948,271
166,562
191,897
Total listings
1692
1564
Association of Realtors agree that 30
year mortgages will end this year at
about 6.3 percent, and most agree that
long term mortgages will be at 7 percent at the end of 2005. Over the long
term, increasing rates will slow housing sales growth, but generally, just
make home purchases more difficult
for the lower-income, first time home
buyer. At that time, lower-cost,
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Inkjet and Toner Cartridges
203 S. Holladay, Seaside
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738.6613
adjustable rate mortgages will help
mitigate the impact of higher long
term rates in every market segment,
from first-timers to folks moving up
the housing ladder.n
_________________________________
Alan Young, GRI, is a Broker with
Windermere/Cronin & Caplan Realty Group
in Gearhart, Oregon. He may be reached at
503-738-8522. Alan also provides the Real
Estate Numbers that may be found this month
on page 5 of Lower Columbia BUSINESS.
Taxes, Bookkeeping
& Payroll
503/738-4263
Contact us via E-mail
[email protected]
Coast Hardware
503/738-5491
Summer Hours: Monday - Friday 8 - 7
Saturday 8 - 6, Sunday 10 - 5
1217 S. Roosevelt Dr. (Hwy 101) Seaside, OR
Lower Columbia BUSINESS May 2004
Is su e Focus
Inter-Coastal Emerges After Long-Term Planning
New full-service brokerage firm opens in Nehalem
F
ifteen years ago, Joe
Adlesich and his
wife, Leslie Cota,
began a relocation
f rom Colorado. “We moved away and
came back a couple of times, but we
bought a house. We decided, however,
that we didn’t like the commute so we
started searching for something near
the ocean far north in the continental
US. We started looking in northern
California and four years later went to
Washington. Then, in 1990, we ended
up in Nehalem!” he said. Joe had been
the manager of a health food store and
Leslie was an office manager for Dell
Computer. They gave up their jobs to
move. “We came here with no jobs,
and we purchased a small house. We
had a dream that this would be a gre a t
life. Leslie became a school secre t a r y
and I took a job with a retail store in
Cannon Beach. I worked there while I
e n rolled in real estate school. I quit my
job and started working with Curt
Sagner at (then) Century 21 Golden
Shores Realty in Seaside. It did not take
A Sense of Humor Goes a Long Way:
Joe learned how to tell people his name’s
pronunciation when he attended a seminar:
“Add Less Itch -- not more,” he said.
me long to realize that was a long commute for the coast. You really need to
live in the community you serve so I
switched to Ribbon Realty, then
owned by Pat Williams -- a woman
who is still supportive to this day!
“I stayed with that office basically for 14 years as it transitioned
f rom Ribbon into Windermere, yet I
started planning for this office nine
Real Estate Good News
* The Clatsop Association of Realtors
has embarked on a project called
“Operation C.A.R. Cares.” The
Realtors group is adopting a squad
from the US Army Reserves curre n t l y
serving their country in Iraq. The
squad leader is Staff Sergeant Kelly
Sowder,
the
son
of Astoria
Superintendent of Schools Michael
Sowder. The squad is stationed in
Baghdad and daily perform such
duties as settling disturbances, chasing
dissidents, patrolling the area, keeping
the peace, and performing humanitarian deeds. They are in the midst of the
action and constantly in harm’s way.
Members of the squad are in
need of insect sprays and lotions, flea
collars for their wrists and ankles,
cheap sunglasses, foot powder, paper
Lower Columbia BUSINESS May 2004
back books, CDs, baby wipes, non-perishable snacks, and pictures and letters
from anyone who wishes to communicate.
The C.A.R. Board of Directors
has pledged seed money to get the
project rolling and already donations
are coming in from the Association
members. It takes an estimated ten to
fifteen days for each package to arrive
at its destination, and the Realtors are
hoping to send a package every week.
Since the squad is expected to
remain in Iraq for a year or more ,
C.A.R. is enlisting the assistance of
area citizens and business persons.
Please send donations to the Pete
Anderson Realty Office at 2480 South
Roosevelt Drive, Seaside, OR, 97138 or
call Ken Karge at 800-843-2998.
years ago. Four years ago we purchased this property which is now our
office. I was cautious. I wanted to
make sure I was ready before I
launched a firm.”
Leslie, too, obtained her real
estate license and now is associate broker/office manager for Inter Coastal
Realty. Since opening the office midJanuary, they have listed 18 pro p e r t i e s ,
and sold 7 of those, with two additional sales of other brokers’ listings. LCB
Inter Coastal Realty
Contact: Joe Adlesich, GRI, ABR
Broker, Owner
13020 Tohls Street
P. O. Box 92 Nehalem, Oregon 97131
Telephone: 503-368-7143
Toll Free: 888-811-7252
Fax: 503-368-3950
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.intercoastalrealty.com
Maddox
Dance Studio
Summer Schedule:
M a y 1 (7:30PM)
2nd Annual Tap Festival
Clatsop Community College
Performing Arts Center, Astoria
M a y 4 (4 - 7PM)
New Student Registration for Fall
J u n e 12 (2PM), 13 (1:30PM)
Alice in Wonderland
Children’s Performances
AHS Auditorium, Astoria
June 12 (7PM) ,13 (5:30PM)
Maddox Dancers
53rd Annual Recital
AHS Auditorium, Astoria
J u l y 31 - Aug 7
North Coast Dance Camp
Ballet & Jazz
Maddox Dance Studio, Warrenton
503-738-5983
503-861-1971
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Roster, continued from page 26.
27 years in business
Tilla., Netarts, Oceanside, Bay City,
Garibaldi
Mark A. Gillispie, Bkr ABR, CRS, GRI
Cell 503-812-2615
Residence 842-4311
[email protected]
17 years in business
Residential, vacant land, commercial
Lois Hoffman
Cell 503-869-9579
Residence 503-842-2909
Jean McMahon
Cell 503-801-1743
Residence 842-6594
[email protected]
Years in the business, 8
Large & Small
Meetings Welcome!
m Groups up to 50 guests
m Catering Services Available
m Full Menu Delivery
Reserve our Restaurant,
Lounge, or Party Room for your
Meetings or Special Events
2490 Hwy 101 North
Seaside, Oregon
503-738-7763
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Decker Real Estate Inc
615 Main Ave, Tillamook, OR 97141
503-842-8271
Fax 503-842-6604
[email protected]
24 years in business
Carolyn H Decker, Broker/Owner
18 years as broker
Iris Hamm
503 322 3882
11 years as agent
Residential, 2nd homes, vacant land
Tillamook County MLS
Teresa Burdick
503-842-8271
2 years in business
First Resort Realty
104 N. Highway 101, Rockaway
Beach, OR 97136
503-355-3101
Toll free 888-219-4436
Fax Number 503-355-8033
E-mail: [email protected]
www.firstresortrealty.com
Bob Holmberg, Owner/Broker
Broker since May 1995.
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Realty
1180 N. Main Ave,
Tillamook, Oregon 97141
503-842-0101
Toll Free 800-663-0101
Fax 503-842-0115
[email protected]
realtor.com/tillamook/cbever or coldwellbanker.com
The office in business 13 years
Margaret Page, Principal Broker
503-368-7354
In the business 13 years
Ken Chowning
503-842-3092
In the business 5 years
Darell 'Red' McClain
503-355-2600
In the business 1 year
Wendi Hacker
503-815-1504
In the business 2 years
Melinda Peterson-Fulsher
503-842-7044
In the business 8 years
John Coopersmith
Iin the business 20 years
Pacific City
Pete Anderson Realty Advantage
35170 Brooten Rd. P. O. Box 652
Pacific City, Oregon 97135
503-965-6131
Toll Free 800-503-3708
Fax 503-965-6685
Jill Smith, Princ. Broker
[email protected]
Rick Nelson, Associate Broker
Cell 503-550-0722
Residential, Commercial, OR Coast
Holly Nelson, Associate Broker
Cell 503-550-2035
Residential, Commercial, OR Coast
Beaver
Nancy Love Real Estate
24355 Highway 101 S.
Beaver, Oregon 97108
503-398-5406
[email protected]
Paula Moran
503-355-2897
In the business 3 years
Lower Columbia BUSINESS May 2004
Miles, continued from page 27.
Re a der Forum
The Ideal Title
A question of escrow?
a ff o rd each other.”
TempRescue.com is a virtual
temporary employment service where
people looking for a temporary
employment job can post their resume
and work experience for no charge.
Employers seeking to hire temporary
workers can log on for a quarterly fee
of $49.95 and have access to all
resumes posted for the county they
desire. If they want to research additional counties, say a local employer
wants to search job seekers in both
Columbia and Clatsop Counties, then
there is an additional fee.
If the information on a jobseeker looks good, then the employer
can download information and contact
the potential employee in person.
There is no middle man, no scre e n i n g
service, no employment fee. This will
work well for the independent contractor who gets a big job yet needs additional help to complete the contract; for
seasonal businesses such as small lodging properties that need workers only
during busy tourist times; or when an
unexpected emergency arises and you
need a fill-in employee to cover a fulltime spot for a while.
What you will not find, that a
regular employment agency provides,
is the support system for which you
pay an agency. A regular temporary
employment agency has a screened
roster of known temporaries that they
feel comfortable sending out to your
place of business. If they don’t have a
regular employee to send, they will
search and research until they find one
to send and then they handle all of the
employment hassles such as FICA
insurance and knowledge of re g u l ations. With TempRescue.com you are
on your own. In this age of tough survival, though, and in this area of such a
seasonal economy, sometimes small
business owners have more time than
money. Other small business owners
may simply like the anonymity of
Lower Columbia BUSINESS May 2004
O
The Little Boat That Can: If you enjoy
the technology approach to problem solv ing, give www.TempRescue.com a try.
This illustration is an example of John’s
art. He also composes songs and pur sues fine art in a variety of media.
searching a database rather than letting a real person know that their business is having difficulty with staffing
or that you need to “beef up” your
w o r k f o rce to complete that newlyacquired big project. Or, if you simply
enjoy the ‘techy’ approach to pragmatic problem solving. In addition, if none
of the posted resumes seem to meet
your needs, you have not wasted anyone’s time but your own.
John promotes the site as temporary employment’s answer to generic drugs: essentially the same potential
workforce is available without the
expensive corporate overhead that
goes into brand-name products.
Employers can peruse the
potential employees for free, paying
the fee only if you find a likely
prospect. Then the fee provides unlimited access to all of your selected county’s resumes posted for the duration of
your quarterly membership. LCB
TempRescue.com
Contact: John or Qian Solerno
Address: P, O, Box 177
Seaside, Oregon 97138
Telephone: 503-738-5052
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.TempRescue.com
Hours: 24/7 automated service
K, OK, I messed up.
I failed to add the
identification section to last month’s
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Responses came back via e-mail, with
the coupons stapled to business card s ,
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Grand Opening
Ribbon Cutting & Celebration
Saturday, June 5, 2004
Join us for a Joint Celebration with
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
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Starting at 10:30 AM
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