Brookings, OR Real Estate News

By Lori Franks, Brookings, Oregon
(Real Estate Consultant)
The Cast and Crew of the up-coming theatrical production of, Disneyʼs Beauty and the Beast, invite you to join us for our Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday, October 25th from 4:00-6:30 PM. Chef Paula will be cooking traditional red sauce with angel hair pasta and fettuccini with her delectable white sauce.  Both dinners come with or without meatballs and will be served with a hearty salad, fragrant garlic bread, and your choice of dessert. Coffee and punch will also be served. Entertainment for your dining pleasure will highlight talented cast members as they sing selected songs from the November production.   Dinner prices are $6.00 for adults, $3.00 for students and seniors, and children under 5 are free! Plan to join us this Saturday! Bring family and friends to the Chetco Gra...
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By Lori Franks, Brookings, Oregon
(Real Estate Consultant)
Rainbow Rock is named for the colorful ribbons of different layers of rock at the bottom of the small hill along the beach. This beach is very difficult to get to because it is alongside Highway 101 and the access is pretty much a cliff! There is a vista point turn off on a wide shoulder of the highway and that is how I achieved these photos. Brookings offers many condominium possibilities. To rent as vacation getaways or to purchase, as investment or primary residences. Pictured here is Rainbow Rock Condominiums, one of many condo units in the Brookings area.   According to the RMLS the Brookings area has a total of 18 active condo listings with an average list price of $317,820 and 7 sold condos in the past 12 months with an average sale price of $291,570.  
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By Lori Franks, Brookings, Oregon
(Real Estate Consultant)
Market Report May Market Report September 2008 for Brookings, Oregon Information gathered from Regional Multiple Listing Service 9/1/2008- 9/30/2008 There were 9 residential homes sold in these areas: City of Brookings, Airport, Marina Heights, North Bank Chetco River, Harbor, Whinchuck, South Bank Chetco River, Carpenterville, Cape Ferrello and Whaleshead. The average sales price was $256,566 and the average days on market was 150. There are 17 pending sales and 28 new listings. There is a total of 333 active residential home listings in these same neighborhoods. !
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By Lori Franks, Brookings, Oregon
(Real Estate Consultant)
THE PORT OF BROOKINGS - HARBOR is the busiest recreational port on the Oregon Coast. I believe that it is one of the most beautiful ports. I probably feel this way because I live here and it offers me a place to moor our sailboat as well as a place to walk and enjoy the beach! The Port of Brookings - Harbor has suffered financial woes in the past and also the present. But I think that the Port commissioners, management and staff will find ways to fix the problems because the port is too important for our community. Listed below are some interesting facts about our Port: The Port of Brookings Harbor District covers over 400 square-miles. The Port of Brookings Harbor represents over 75 percent of the population base for Curry County. The Port has more than 5,000 commercial fishing vessels...
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By Lori Franks, Brookings, Oregon
(Real Estate Consultant)
Market Report May Market Report August 2008 for Brookings, Oregon Information gathered from Regional Multiple Listing Service 8/1/2008- 8/31/2008 There were 15 residential homes sold in these areas: City of Brookings, Airport, Marina Heights, North Bank Chetco River, Harbor, Whinchuck, South Bank Chetco River, Carpenterville, Cape Ferrello and Whaleshead. The average sales price was $333,133 and the average days on market was 191. There are 11 pending sales and 38 new listings. There is a total of 353 active residential home listings in these same neighborhoods.
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By Lori Franks, Brookings, Oregon
(Real Estate Consultant)
                            WHALESHEAD BEACH STATE PARK Whaleshead Beach is a beautiful cove with a rock formation that resembles a whaleshead including a blowhole that spouts during high tide! The park has picnic tables, firepits, restrooms, beach access, rock hunting, and shell collecting. Whaleshead Beach is also a historical site. Gold was mined at this site and some old abandoned mining equipment can be seen here. Go to the parking lot and head east around the stream. Follow the headlands south to the area where an old sluice box can be found. Rumrunners also landed illegal booze here during prohibition. Whaleshead Beach State Park is located on Hwy. 101 north at mile post 349.
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By Lori Franks, Brookings, Oregon
(Real Estate Consultant)
                            The Brookings-Harbor Garden Club boasts over 100 members and is open to the public. The club's purpose to inform members and visitors about gardens and gardening and to assist in making Brookings beautiful. The club is registered as a non-profit organization. There are no membership dues. They meet on the third Monday of the month at the Best Western Chetco Inn conference center. The volunteers have maintained the triangle piece of land at Azalea Park and the Botanical Garden on Hwy. 101 just NW of the Chetco River Bridge at Constitution Way. The club also holds plant sales thoughout the year. Their main sale is held at the Harbor Grange during the Azalea Festival. If you enjoy gardening or want to learn more about native plants....this is the club for you! ...
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By Lori Franks, Brookings, Oregon
(Real Estate Consultant)
Harris Beach State Park                             Restrooms, picnic tables, tide pools, beach-combing, scenic views, camping, bird life, Goat Island- Oregon's largest island (21 acres). Located on the west side of Hwy. 101 at mile marker 355.  State Information Center is located on the east side of the Hwy. The information center has state wide information, restrooms, and picnic tables as well. Harris Butte located on the west side of the Hwy.,  is a short climb on a marked trail that offers a view encompassing 24 miles of curving coastline, from Point St. George in California, around Pelican Bay and north to Cape Ferrelo. Harris Beach offers wonderful tide pool exploring. Please check the link on my blog page for current tide charts! Have fun exploring this exceptional State Park!
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By Lori Franks, Brookings, Oregon
(Real Estate Consultant)
Brookings-Harbor Children's Theater Calling the Lords and Ladies of the South Coast Kingdom! Join the glitz and glamour of an Saturday High Tea!  The Brookings-Harbor Children's Theater will be holding a Royal Petite Tea Party on Saturday, September 13th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. The cast from Disney's Beauty and the Beast will be offering our highly attired guests assorted finger sandwiches, petite fours, scones, finger cookies, punch and of course, tea. We will begin with a grand parade followed by the Tea and then dancing and parlor games in the royal Grange Hall Community Center located in Harbor, Oregon.  So bring out your finest gems and jewels, gowns and suits, tiaras and top hats, boas, and white gloves as we celebrate an afternoon tea party together. Tickets are $15.00 for a par...
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By Lori Franks, Brookings, Oregon
(Real Estate Consultant)
We finally sailed the Serendipity!! Yesterday we took her out for the very first time and how exciting it was. But it was also a bit scary. We had never sailed before and I was nervous. I called my mother before we left the house to say good-bye and that I loved her. I also told her if she didn't hear back from me by dark to call the coast guard. But I had no reason to be afraid. Alan had taken sailing classes with the Brookings Yacht Club and he knew what he was doing....I think! It was a perfect day for a maiden voyage. Clear skies, light breeze, and hardly any swells. I probably didn't even need to take that Dramamine! The wine, cheese and crackers were a nice touch as well! We saw jelly fish, water birds, huge pelicans and the view from the ocean towards Brookings was a perspective ...
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By Lori Franks, Brookings, Oregon
(Real Estate Consultant)
Market Report May Market Report July 2008 for Brookings, Oregon Information gathered from Regional Multiple Listing Service 7/1/2008- 7/31/2008 There were 15 residential homes sold in these areas: City of Brookings, Airport, Marina Heights, North Bank Chetco River, Harbor, Whinchuck, South Bank Chetco River, Carpenterville, Cape Ferrello and Whaleshead. The average sales price was $233,800 and the average days on market was 206. There are 17 pending sales and 44 new listings. There is a total of 360 active residential home listings in these same neighborhoods.
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By Lori Franks, Brookings, Oregon
(Real Estate Consultant)
        BROOKINGS 15TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS Entertainment and Demonstration Schedule Music by Juwat Saturday & Sunday    Saturday August 16th 10am            Opening/ Late Bloomer Grant presentations 11am            Abandon Beledi - Gypsy Tribal Dance Troupe         Noon            Acid Etching - Craig Blakely 12:30pm  Working with Clay - Connie Blakely 1-3pm    Music by Lon Goddard & Aura Wright 2pm       Microwaving Pressed Flowers - Shawn Halley 3pm       Abandon Beledi - Gypsy Tribal Dance Troupe 3:30pm   Didgeridoos & Artwork - Scott Shaw   Sunday August 17th 11am            Microwaving Pressed Flowers - Shawn Halley Noon       2nd Annual Festival of the Arts Regatta                   (remote control sailboats at boat launch) 1-3pm    ‘Ramblers' - Music by Shirley Hyatt & G...
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By Lori Franks, Brookings, Oregon
(Real Estate Consultant)
BROOKINGS 15TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS AUGUST 16 & 17TH 2008 10AM - 5 PM ON THE BOARDWALK ~ PORT OF BROOKINGS HARBOR, OREGON The Brookings Festival of the Arts is an independent nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to the development of the Arts locally. Profits are donated to projects which promote the Arts or beautify the Brookings Harbor area. The Festival of the Arts is an annual show held the third weekend of August. FREE: ADMISSION PARKING SHUTTLE DEMONSTRATIONS ENTERTAINMENT CHILDREN'S ART CORNER Come to the Boardwalk and enjoy over 100 artisans' original arts and crafts. Paintings Photography Pottery Ceramics Jewelry Beadwork Metal Sculpture Stained Glass Woodwork Fabric Art There will be demonstrations throughout the day as well as a Children's Art Activity Center spo...
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By Lori Franks, Brookings, Oregon
(Real Estate Consultant)
The Central Building The Central Building was built in 1915 by the California and Oregon Lumber Company. The building was designed by Mr. W. Ward, Civil Engineer, who graduated from Cornell University in 1901. The building served as the Administration Building for the Brookings Company which included: The Brookings Land and Townsite Company, The California and Oregon Lumber Company (formerly the Brookings Timber and Box Co.), The Brookings Commerical Co. and the Northwest Railroad Co. Lots of Companies!!!! Collectively, these companies owned and operated the mill town of Brookings, which included the mill, a hotel, a hospital, a commissary, a theater and mill houses for it's employees. They also owned a mercantile store. Sounds a bit like monoply to me!! The Central Building was added ...
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By Lori Franks, Brookings, Oregon
(Real Estate Consultant)
Auditions Announcement For Disney's Beauty and The Beast The local production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast comes to the Brookings-Harbor Community in November 2008. Nominated for nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, the production features exquisite songs and spectacular dance numbers like "Belle," "Gaston" and "Be Our Guest".The cast calls for 16 speaking roles, including eight principals, and a chorus and dance troupe.Casting is for youth and adults between the ages of 8 and 80. The show will play in five performances. General rehearsals will start the beginning of September. "Beauty and the Beast" will be produced and directed by Dori Blodgett and choreographed by Cheryl Seaton.The reading and singing auditions begin on Monday, August 18th in the Chetco Grange Community Cente...
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By Lori Franks, Brookings, Oregon
(Real Estate Consultant)
A Friendly Reminder to Slow Down in School Zones          School Starts Soon!! Brookings-Harbor Schools begin on September 2, 2008.     KALMIOPSIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Public - Grades K-5th Registration begins August 13 from 9am - 2pm. And continues August 14 from 12 noon - 6 pm. 650 Easy Street Brookings, Oregon 541-469-7417           AZALEA MIDDLE SCHOOL Public Grades 6th-8th 505 Pacific Ave. Brookings, Oregon 541-469-7427         BROOKINGS HARBOR HIGH SCHOOL Public Grades 9th -12th 625 Pioneer Rd. Brookings, Oregon 541-469-2108           If you would like more information on how these schools rate, visit schooldiggers website and check out test scores and other useful information. And remember to drive safely in school zones!!
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By Lori Franks, Brookings, Oregon
(Real Estate Consultant)
SOUTH FORK OF THE CHETCO RIVER  The South Fork Chetco with the main stem of the Wild and Scenic Chetco River, is a little more than a 1/2 hour drive from our coastal town of Brookings, Oregon. You can enjoy summer fun in the crystal clear waters of this outstanding river. Picnicking, sunbathing, swimming, floating and other forms of non-motorized water sports are possible. This time of year the Chetco River has usually come down in level as shown in this photo. But there is still enough flow to have some fun with inner tubes and kayaks. And that's exactly what we did this weekend, including camping in a wonderful campground located right on the river. We had to pack out our trash and there was no drinking water available, but we came prepared and it was a wonderful time! I would recomme...
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By Lori Franks, Brookings, Oregon
(Real Estate Consultant)
Market Report May Market Report June 2008 for Brookings, Oregon Information gathered from Regional Multiple Listing Service 6/1/2008- 6/30/2008 There were 10 residential homes sold in these areas: City of Brookings, Airport, Marina Heights, North Bank Chetco River, Harbor, Whinchuck, South Bank Chetco River, Carpenterville, Cape Ferrello and Whaleshead. The average sales price was $413,600 and the average days on market was 111. There are 11 pending sales and 54 new listings. There is a total of 354 active residential home listings in these same neighborhoods.
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By Lori Franks, Brookings, Oregon
(Real Estate Consultant)
Salmon Fishing has been banned until further notice here in Brookings, Oregon...but that doesn't mean you can't still fish for bottom fish, such as Ling Cod, Greenlings, Rock Fish, and others. You just might not want to do it the way my son does!! My son Daniel has always gone to extremes in everything he does! Be it snowboarding, surfing, hiking, hunting, he's living life to it's fullest! His latest hobby is free diving and spear fishing. This crazy kid of mine can hold his breath for three and a half minutes! He dives down with his spear gun to depths of up to 30+ feet! He has harvested fish, scallops and abalone! Needless to say he scares me...but what's a mom of an adventuresome 27 year old to do? He has competed in 2 dive compet- ions in CA. The last one he came in 4th place. So I...
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By Lori Franks, Brookings, Oregon
(Real Estate Consultant)
 2 Tournaments at Salmon Run Golf Course June 2008 Salmon Run Golf Course on the America's Wild Rivers Coast is a 18 hole Championship Course. They are offering a June special of $49.00 for 18 holes or  $180 per foursome. Golf cart included!   Chetco Federal Credit Union 6th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament June 14, 2008 The goal is to raise more than $35,000 for the local Brookings Food Bank.  Chetco Federal Credit Union is hoping this will be the largest and most successful Tournament this year at Salmon Run. They are estimating that more than 120 golfers will attend and 75 local businesses will join together for a wonderful day of golf and to support a great cause. Here is a link for more information: Chetco Federal Credit Union Golf Tournament   Upper Chetco School Tournament June 21...
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