Albany, OR Real Estate News

By Margaret Oscilia, Home Stager, Salem Oregon
(Creative Concepts-Home Staging and Contracting, Salem Oregon)
Albany Oregon is a city rich in historic architecture including styles from the 1840s through the late 1920s .   Four Albany Historic Districts are listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior and are located within an area of about one hundred square blocks. Albany's historic collection includes everything from the colorful Queen Annes, the "painted ladies" of historic homes to the Craftsman Bungalows that feature a variety of natural materials. It is also home to museums, antique shops and over 700 historic buildings; a visit to Albany is an experience rich in pioneer history and charm!  Tours are scheduled every July and December, allowing visitor to view these lovingly restored homes up close, and to enjoy a horse drawn wagon rid...
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By Margaret Oscilia, Home Stager, Salem Oregon
(Creative Concepts-Home Staging and Contracting, Salem Oregon)
This beautiful 2,237 square foot new home is located in a desireable North Albany neighborhood.  Featuring energy efficient  80/20 hybrid electric heat system, large fenced landscaped yard and other quality upgrades.   Wonderful floor plan for enjoying family and friends with a huge bonus room and office/4thbedroom! This house is loaded with extras at a great price! WVMLS #598393 - Contact Jennifer Fidler of Windermere Willamette Valley for more information at 541-619-8176 This home was professionally staged by Margaret Oscilia of Creative Concepts and Contracting.  Contact us at 503-881-0886 for more information on affordable staging options available to help sell your home!
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By Dave Pautsch, REALTOR, CRS
(RE/MAX Integrity)
I post on a couple of different on-line forums and have come upon the question about crime activity in my area more than once.  I'd like to take a few moments of your time to address this issue here for those of you who may be considering the so-called "Meth Capital of the World" as your next home. Meth Capital of the World! High Crime Rate! What the heck are you people talking about??? I've posted more than once about my peaceful little town of Albany, Oregon.  Crime?  Come on, I've lived in San Diego, Honolulu, and a couple of other 'major metropolitian cities' - crime here is NOTHING like there.  I say that with a 100% straight-face, as a father of 2 daughters, and an active member of this community. So, I'm sitting at a local restaurant one day when I see a guy I know who just happe...
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By Margaret Oscilia, Home Stager, Salem Oregon
(Creative Concepts-Home Staging and Contracting, Salem Oregon)
Albany Oregon is a city rich in historic architecture including styles from the 1840s through the late 1920s .   Four Albany Historic Districts are listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior and are located within an area of about one hundred square blocks. Albany's historic collection includes everything from the colorful Queen Annes, the "painted ladies" of historic homes to the Craftsman Bungalows that feature a variety of natural materials. It is also home to museums, antique shops and over 700 historic buildings; a visit to Albany is an experience rich in pioneer history and charm!  Tours are scheduled every July and December, allowing visitor to view these lovingly restored homes up close, and to enjoy a horse drawn wagon rid...
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By Margaret Oscilia, Home Stager, Salem Oregon
(Creative Concepts-Home Staging and Contracting, Salem Oregon)
Each year on the last weekend in July, the Albany Historic Interior Tour Committee hosts self guided tours of many lovely historic homes.  Enjoy these homes at your leisure and in any order.  What fun to take the trolley or horse drawn wagon from house to house at no extra charge!  Albany Oregon is a city rich in historic architecture including styles from the 1840s through the late 1920s. Four Albany Historic Districts are listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. Albany's historic collection includes everything from the colorful Queen Annes, the "painted ladies" of historic homes to the Craftsman Bungalows that feature a variety of natural materials. Don't miss the downtown museums and charming antique shops on your visit to Al...
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By Merrisa Berg - RE/MAX Agent in Albany, OR
(RE/MAX Integrity)
I am curious....how does it make you feel when you call your agent and get their voicemail?  As a real estate broker in Albany, Oregon I have decided to leave "real time voicemail" messages on my office/cell.  I let clients know my business hours and when I am doing call backs (twice a day).  For me, I am then able to focus on providing service to my clients without distraction and callers know I will be getting back to them at a certain time.  Of course, I do listen to my voicemail messages throughout the day and return calls at other times if they need immediate attention.  As a client, is this a positive system or a turn-off?  You are welcome to call and listen to my voicemail if you like.... 541-760-2283.  Feedback is welcome!
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By Portland Oregon Real Estate | Alecia Barnes - Broker
Come join the annual Trick or Treating event in Historic Downtown Albany Oregon, on Saturday, October 27, 2007. This years event begins at 10:00 a.m at the Two Rivers Market located at 300 2nd Ave SW, and will feature a children's costume contest. Bring your little ghosts and goblins for an event that is sure to be fun for the whole family.Beginning at 11:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m., Trick or Treating will be available from all downtown merchants flying orange and black balloons. Hope to see you there!For more details, visit http://www.albanydowntown.com/ or call 541-928-2469 for more details.Brought to you by:Alecia A Barnes - Broker                                                                                                                              NuEra RealtyPhone: (541) 466-50...
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By Portland Oregon Real Estate | Alecia Barnes - Broker
Starting at 10:00 a.m. on November 10, 2007, The parade route starts at the overpass on Pacific Highway, then right on Lyons, left on 2nd to Ferry St., left to 4th, ending at the Linn County courthouse at 300 3rd Ave. SW.  This parade is touted as the largest Veterans parade west of the Mississippi.  There will be well over 250 entrants and more than 40,000 spectators. Come join the fun, as the parade will feature veterans from wars past and present, military vehicles, marching bands and marching units. For more information on attending this event, or for buying or selling a home in Albany Oregon and Linn County, feel free to contact me. I'd love to help you find the home of your dreams!    Alecia A. Barnes - BrokerNuEra RealtyPhone: (541) 466-5094Cell:     (541) 936-1630Fax:     (541) ...
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By Portland Oregon Real Estate | Alecia Barnes - Broker
Linn Benton Tractor Day at the Fair  Hours 11 am to 11 pm 11 am Fair Opens11 am, 1:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 7 pm Arthur Atsma11:30 am, 2:30 pm, 6 pm Jest in Time1 pm Classic Car Show3:30 pm Auction Buyers BBQ5:00 pm Market Livestock Auction6 pm Wild & Wooly featuring Wild Horse Race, Barrel racing, Mutton Bustin' and Mini Bulls8:30 Josh Gracin in Concert11 pm Fair Closes   Ongoing Events:CarnivalFamily Land Kids Peddle TractorsMother GooseOMSI Strolling EntertainmentInflatablesPetting ZooPony Rides
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By Portland Oregon Real Estate | Alecia Barnes - Broker
Friday Events Included:Friday is Bi-Mart Day at the Fair!  Hours 11 am to 11 pm 11 am Fair Opens11 am Antique Tractor Show11:30 am, 3 pm, 6pm Rhinestone Ropers12 pm, 2 pm. 4 pm, 7 pm  Arthur Atsma12:30 pm, 5 pm, 7 pm Jest in Time12 pm 4-H/FFA Dairy Showmanship, then milk Chug-A-Lug6:30 pm Bull Bash8:30 pm Phil Vassar 11 pm Fair Closes  
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By Portland Oregon Real Estate | Alecia Barnes - Broker
Thursday kicked off with Linn Co Federal Credit Union Thursday Free Admission/Senior Day at the Fair The Schedule included: 11 am Fair Opens11 am Antique Tractor Show11am Senior Bingo     2 pm Senior Ice Cream Social12 pm, 2:30pm , 6 pm Jest in Time Circus of Fools1 pm, 5 pm, 7 pm Rhinestone Ropers3:30 pm, Arthur Atsma, magician7 pm The Touchables, Main Stage8:30pm Eddie Money, Main Stage  11 pm Fair Closes  Linn County Fair Manager declared it a "really good day" as he watched the crowds in the Familyland area.  
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By Portland Oregon Real Estate | Alecia Barnes - Broker
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By Portland Oregon Real Estate | Alecia Barnes - Broker
Located at the confluence of the Calapooia (Cal-ah- pooh-ya) River and the Willamette River, Albany is the 12th largest city in Oregon, nestled in the Willamette Valley. Albany is the county seat of Linn County, with an estimated population of +- 42, 280.Up until the 19th century, the area was inhabited by Kalapuya, a Native American people who lived in the middle Willamette Valley. The Kalapya called the area Takenah, from a word describing the "deep pool where the Calapooia River meets the Willamette River" or "hole in the ground".The first European settler inside the current city limits of Albany arrived in 1846. Albany was founded by the brothers Walter and Thomas Monteith, a family of early prominence in the area, in 1848, when they bought the claim to the townsite from Hiram Smeed...
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By Portland Oregon Real Estate | Alecia Barnes - Broker
Welcome to my introduction to Beautiful Oregon and Linn County. You can learn all about you need to know about the lovely state of Oregon, and get up to date information about the wonderful Oregon Real Estate available including homes, farms, investment and commercial real estate and an entire MLS Search that is updated daily. I have lived in Beautiful Oregon for just under 10 years now, after relocating from Las Vegas, NV. I grew up in California, where I graduated from Lompoc Senior High School in 1983.  After graduating, I attended California State University - Fullerton, where I studied Music with a Performance emphasis. Having a 21 year track record of top three sales successes under my belt, the decision to enter into Real Estate was based on my desire to continue in a career in w...
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By Portland Oregon Real Estate | Alecia Barnes - Broker
30th Annual Summer Tour of Historic HomesJuly 28, 200711AM~~5PM                         Founded in 1978, the mission of The Albany Historic Interior Tour Committee is to inspire and cultivate historic preservation of Albany's Historic district by promoting and providing tours of Albany's cultural and architectural heritage. By creating quality tours of Albany's vintage homes and buildings, this non-profit volunteer organization has one prime purpose, to promote continued awareness of this beautiful and historic architecture by keeping Albany's local history alive.These are self guided tours.  You may tour the homes and other buildings at your leisure and in any order you choose. You may also ride the Trolley and horse-drawn wagon at no extra charge during the tour.Light refreshments are...
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By Portland Oregon Real Estate | Alecia Barnes - Broker
The annual Upstairs Downtown Tour will take place on May 4, 2007 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.                          Visitors will get a chance to see some of the unique urban living and working spaces in the in the upper stories of downtown buildings, some of which have not been open to the public for years.  In 2003, CARA (Central Albany Revitalization Area) decided to tackle the barriers associated with redeveloping the unused upper floors by offering financial assistance and building guidance. The use of upper floor space was halted in the 1960's according to local business owners, for reasons that are unknown.Albany Businesses and restaurants will be open during this event, and the trolley will be running.
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By Dave Pautsch, REALTOR, CRS
(RE/MAX Integrity)
I had the pleasure of attending a "Lunch and Learn" put on by LandAmerica / Lawyer's Title last week.  The subject was historic homes, a subject very important to an Albany, Oregon Real Estate Professional!The speaker was Ann Caitlin from the City of Albany, owner of historical property herself, and the go to person in the city for information on what you can do...and what is going on with historical homes.She addressed a number of myths in her presentation and, while there is no way to capture all the great information she put out in just a short blog...OK, I COULD address everything, but most of you would never read it all!Key things you have to understand if you are thinking about buying an Historic home:(1) Is it in the HISTORIC district?  There are 3 in Albany.(2) Was it built duri...
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