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By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905
(John L Scott Market Center)
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Fishhawk Lake is NEAR the Oregon Coast!(AND less expensive!) Many potential buyers who look at the Oregon Coast as potential for purchasing property often find that the prices are too high or it just doesn't have the "feel" of a lake home. I get this feedback all of the time from my clients. But! They DO want to option of taking a quick day trip to the coast to get their ocean fix, without the expense of living there part time or full time.We have the answer for them here at Fishhawk Lake! There are quite a few great beach towns that are an easy day trip from Fishhawk Lake. Here's a brief list of a few of my nearby favorites:  Astoria, an hour's drive is a shipping town, steeped in marine history and on the map because of movies like The Goonies and Kindergarten Cop, just to name two. M...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905
(John L Scott Market Center)
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Excitement about buying a vacant lot at a reasonable price at or on Fishhawk Lake with the potential to build has become more popular this season! More and more are looking towards the future...camp now, build later, or get that lot that boundaries Boxler Creek for only $20,000 MLS# 18211848 and break ground right away! (As seen in the photo above and below!) There are some questions that come up over and over again with my buyers about our Homeowner's Association CC&RS (Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions) when it comes to such things as parking your RV, or putting an outbuilding on the property, cutting down trees or fencing, just to cover a few. I decided to talk with one of the Architectural Committee people to get some clear (or not-so-clear) answers for my clients and for other R...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905
(John L Scott Market Center)
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This historic home and one of the first homes built at Fishhawk Lake (1970) will now be the beloved full time residence for first time home buyers, Nick and Javier.  They found Fishhawk Lake  nestled in the coastal range of Oregon on a lark and as soon as they saw this home, they fell in love! They drove back into Portland, and contacted me straight-away. I was given the great privilege of representing them as buyers, as well as the wonderful sellers who were reluctantly selling, but having to since they have moved to CA to care for aging parents.  We met soon after and I showed them the 70's vibe of the inside of this rambling cabin, filled with wonderful generations of family memories, both from the owners who first built it together as a family, to my recent sellers who ALSO fell in ...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905
(John L Scott Market Center)
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  In the last several years, this addition to a sale agreement seemed to be that magical ingredient that somehow swayed sellers to come to the light and agree, emotionally based, on that buyer who hooked them with the love letter of introduction. That was often in the "city". Portland Oregon's market (90 minutes from my rural market at Fishhawk Lake) was so cra-cra that they would pull out all of the stops to make THEIR buyer the one. Out where I am, in the middle of nowhere, with about 75-80% of my niche market being second homes, this wasn't common. Or even discussed. However. Every now and then, the situation warrants it, for that reaching out....that connectivity that seems to need to happen, no matter how your market looks.  Lately, out at Fishhawk Lake, there have been more and mo...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905
(John L Scott Market Center)
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As REALTOR®s, we ought to always be creating new ways to put ourselves out there, as well as sharing them with each other. If you are looking to give back to your community in some fashion and are stuck for ideas, here are a few Outside-the-Box ideas that have helped me to continue to be fruitful both in business and my personal intentions for being better at both.  Women's Wisdom CircleI'm a big believer that women who come together with the common intention of inspiring one another can make a very positive impact on their own lives and on society as a whole.  Last year I wanted to gather some of the positive-thinking women in my local community to sit down together and share a quote, a story; anything that inspired them to be better women. Our first gathering, just about a year ago wa...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905
(John L Scott Market Center)
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The buying and selling of properties at Fishhawk Lake was moving along quite steadily throughout the spring and summer and much of our delightfully sunny October. The "off" button just got switched on only within the last week or so. Some homes sold in a New York minute   while others have steadily languished for yet another season, come-and-gone. There are still some real beauties that are move-in ready for sale. 9838 Beach Drive Birkenfeld OR Now listed at $283,000There has been a plethora of interest in vacant lots! Buyers with cash wanting a piece of the Fishhawk Lake pie but not ready to commit to a higher priced home that might involve a loan, or that they simply want to camp and think about building later. I'm seeing this much more frequently this year than in years past.(Lakefro...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905
(John L Scott Market Center)
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Darling renovated turnkey lakefront A-frame took only a week to sell! An agent was looking for the perfect getaway for her clients as they'd been searching for awhile. Just as this one came on the market I let her know about it and she set up an appointment right away. They loved it!  All done, and they are now new lakefront homeowners at Fishhawk Lake!  Thank you, Shawn Gibson,  for the ease of the transaction. She even helped while I was on a private island vacationing in the Bahamas. All good!  It's great to have a smooth transaction even when there's a vacation happening in the middle of it....that doesn't happen often enough!! Buyers and sellers pay attention, things are moving here!!! And I'm excited to be a part of that. Great energy will be coming to the lake with these new owne...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905
(John L Scott Market Center)
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I was shooting photos of my newest listing at 10252 Lakeview Drive, Birkenfeld OR-- Fishhawk Lake-- when some fawns decided to pop by to have their pictures taken. Not shy, they walked right in front of us over my seller's property to go next door to get plums. You can't plan this stuff! The joys of owning a lakehouse in the woods (or near them) at Fishhawk Lake! And I know just the REALTOR® who can list your home or represent you as a buyer!   Gayle Rich-BoxmanREALTOR® John L Scott Mkt Ctr Direct: (503)755-2905Birkenfeld OR 97016  My website:lakehomesatfishhawk.com/*Five Star Professional* 2017-2018  
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905
(John L Scott Market Center)
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There are voices which we hear in solitude, but they grow faint and inaudible as we enter into the world. Ralph Waldo Emerson 
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905
(John L Scott Market Center)
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I'm honored to say that I worked with all three sellers on these two lakefront properties at Fishhawk Lake and one off-the-lake property and also represented the buyers on two of them as well! All three recorded in the last 3 days! Woohoo!They ranged from my highest priced listing at $470,000 that I had in sale pending in only 25 DAYS to two vacant lots, one lakefront that sold for $105,000  Lakefront Lot Listed and Sold by: Gayle Rich-Boxman REALTOR® John L Scott Mkt Ctr Direct: (503)755-2905 and the other off-the-lake for $16,000.Buyers and sellers pay attention, things are moving here!!! And I'm excited to be a part of that. Great energy will be coming to the lake with these new owners and I hope you'll welcome them all!  If this piques your interest to know more about Fishhawk Lake ...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905
(John L Scott Market Center)
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This home has been listed and sold by me three times! We are now onto our 4th new owner and I couldn't be happier....along with the sellers. Only 25 days on the market! Great turn-around for out here at Fishhawk Lake!   I am representing both sellers and buyers as I've had the pleasure of doing each time I sold this custom lakefront home on Fishhawk Lake. Looking forward to a smooth transaction/transition. Four clients who are wonderful to get along with.  I pinch myself sometimes as to how lucky I am to do what I LOVE!  If you want to work with someone who is truly passionate about Fishhawk Lake and a local expert, call or write me!Gayle C. Rich-BoxmanREALTOR® John L Scott Market Center Direct: (503)755-2905Fishhawk Lake Real Estate ™richbox@centurytel.netlakehomesatfishhawk.com*Five S...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905
(John L Scott Market Center)
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 Rufous Hummingbird with its tongue out!  I was lucky enough to be nearby with a somewhat steady hand. Ahhh, spring! A birder’s paradise! Time for the zing-zing sound of Hummingbirds zipping by at warp speed! The glitter and shimmer of the Rufous Hummingbird at its whopping 3&3/4 inches in length, it still rules the air with speed and aggression! Both males (pictured above) and females do this They protect their food sources with ferocity!    
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905
(John L Scott Market Center)
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I've been reading a book called Simple Abundance...it's been around for years, but I finally got a copy of it early this spring. It's a daily missive on simple abundance, whatever direction that takes. June 7th was "The Joy of Living Rooms". I loved this quote of Lucy Abbot Throop:Some living rooms we see have really no right to the name; they are so unattractive they ought, instead, to be called existing rooms. I like to think of the word "living-rooms" being short for the joy-of-living rooms. That is what they ought to be--full of life and happiness and beauty. I got to pondering this in regards to our chosen field of real estate. For me, many of the most elegant, expensive homes that are pristine in tone don't have a dollop of human energy. There's only so much of the neutral tones t...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905
(John L Scott Market Center)
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Spring has SPRUNG here at Fishhawk Lake--in a big way!! It was a bit quiet over the last few months, but like flowers popping up after a beautiful combination of spring showers and sunshine, new buyers have been flocking to Fishhawk Lake to meet with me and look at properties. We are being graced with some really sweet people who are gravitating to our slice of paradise. It's been wonderful to see the awe in their eyes as I show them the various viewpoints of Fishhawk Lake and how much it has to offer through the eyes of a local expert.  Two of the three homes that are now in sale pending, as of today, are also my listings and I'm grateful to have the opportunity to work with both the buyers and sellers as their REALTOR® of choice.  One is lakefront, a custom-built home and owned by a d...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905
(John L Scott Market Center)
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A visitor in my flower pot! 
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905
(John L Scott Market Center)
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For those of you who may need to take a moment out of your day to just put a smile on your face and know that Nature can teach us many lessons; like how to share comfortably, then this video will hope to do just that!  These are the sweet memories that I create often from my neck-of-the-woods on my little ranch near Fishhawk Lake!  A place of solace, nature-watching and so much more. Come visit, come by, or come buy at or near Fishhawk Lake! Gayle C. Rich-BoxmanREALTOR® John L Scott Market Center Direct: (503)755-2905Fishhawk Lake Real Estate ™ 
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905
(John L Scott Market Center)
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What I've always called the "Hobbit House" tucked amongst the trees, is now an even better price at $179,000! Give me a call (or send an e-mail) and let's take a look at this sweet property together! Gayle C Rich-Boxman(503)755-2905richbox@centurytel.net   Sweet "Hobbit House" can hold up to 10! Overview Maps Photos Features Description $179,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms1 Full BathroomInterior: 816 sqftLot: 0.22 acre(s)Year Built: 2004MLS #: 17648807 Location 9864 Beach DriveBirkenfeld, OR 97016USA Gayle Colleen Rich-Boxman John L Scott Market Center(503) 755-2905richbox@centurytel.nethttp://www.lakehomesatfishhawk.com      Listed by: John L Scott Market Center Our recent listings Sweet Hobbit House can hold up to 10! | $179,000 | Birkenfeld, ORCustom One-Owner Lakefro...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905
(John L Scott Market Center)
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There are many great activities to enjoy in nature at and around Fishhawk Lake. One of the most pleasurable (and free) is to take a walk around the lake or nearby on Greasy Spoon Road--where a plethora of trails and old logging roads will take you far off the beaten track.  Walking meditations are a way to exercise without it feeling like a drudgery. It gives you a chance to take deep breaths of mountain and forest air, views of Fishhawk Lake, surrounding woods, creeks, and most definitely wildlife! Clear your mind of city life, stressful thoughts and let it all go, by simply BEING in the moment. You can't drive around Fishhawk Lake, but you can walk it. Some parts are paved, and there is a well-worn trail that adjoins Northshore Drive to Lakeview Drive on the other side of the lake. Th...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905
(John L Scott Market Center)
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 Lately, there have been some instances where buyers have queried me: "What is YOUR favorite property?" "If it were you, which one would YOU buy?" It's fascinating to me that someone would lay such an important decision at my feet. From an ego-related position, it would seem natural that because I'm the expert, they would throw it back at me to answer that all important question. But, each person is on their own journey so, does it really matter which one is my "favorite"?  No.  As a REALTOR®,  this could be a loaded question. When asked, I take a moment to pause. I want to give them an honest, authentic answer,not as a REALTOR®, but as a human, interested in their dreams and our newfound relationship. Our mutual welfare for their future, if you will.   The better way to answer this is ...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905
(John L Scott Market Center)
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It's snowing today in the coastal range of Oregon, Fishhawk Lake area...my ranch in particular. I put out all kinds of seeds and peanut-butter covered bread out for my critters. Today, the oh-so-shy Northern Flicker showed up and dug in for some grub!! This particular bird doesn't stick around if there's any kind of movement that it notices. I got lucky by being inside in a darker area where it couldn't see me. Usually their white "butts" are the only thing I see, as they fly away from me! They are quite large birds, measuring about 8" across I'd say.  They can hang out with my Stellar Jays,  Juncos, and Gray Jays and even my Mallard duck couple that come to visit in the spring,  and no one seems to mind. That is, until one of my Golden Retrievers takes note and heads for the sliding gl...

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