Brookings, OR Real Estate News

By Lori Franks, Brookings, Oregon
(Real Estate Consultant)
Market Report May 2008 for Brookings, Oregon Information gathered from Regional Multiple Listing Service 5/1/2008- 5/31/2008 There were 16 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 $306,063 and the average days on market was 256. The sales price versus listing price average was 93.69%. There are 324 active residential home listings in these same neighborhoods and the average list price is $434,520.
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By Lori Franks, Brookings, Oregon
(Real Estate Consultant)
        HARRIS BEACH STATE PARK Greetings from Brookings, Oregon! We are situated on the Southern Oregon Coast at the mouth of the Chetco River. We have a mild climate and boast a year round average temperature of 65*F. We are nick-named the "Banana Belt" and yes bananas can actually grow here along with lemons and limes. While you are here you can enjoy many ocean and river sports including; fishing, crabbing, clamming, whale watching, boating, kayaking, surfing, snorkeling, beach combing, horseback riding, hiking,camping and so much more. Activities happen all year long and some of them include; Azalea Festival, Kite Festival, Slammin' Salmon Fishing Derby, Art Walks, Concerts in the Park, Saturday Farmer''s Market and a local Playhouse with productions all year long. There is so much...
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By Lori Franks, Brookings, Oregon
(Real Estate Consultant)
                                  Come Enjoy the Azalea Festival in Brookings,  Oregon   May 2008 Brookings 69th Annual Azalea Festival is happening this weekend May 23-26 2008!  Activities include a book sale, plant sale, flower show, car show, quilt show, art show, craft fair, kids carnival, and of course the Azalea Festival parade! Plus much more...check out this link to the full schedule! The Azalea Festival always proves to be the fun event of the year in Brookings and this weekend is promising great weather! So come on over to the wonderful Oregon Coast and partake in all the festivities!! Azalea Festival Schedule
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By Lori Franks, Brookings, Oregon
(Real Estate Consultant)
I LOVE that we can now make our blog pages so personal and unique. I have enjoyed seeing everyones creative juices flowing.           Of course I had to take the opportunity to showcase where I live and my awesome son who loves to surf. Sporthaven Beach 2007
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By Lori Franks, Brookings, Oregon
(Real Estate Consultant)
 Come to Ocean Fest 2008 Port of Brookings-Harbor  April 19,  2008Ocean Fest  2008Ocean Fest 2008 is a volunteer community-based event designed to expose the positive values of local communities and the Port of Brookings Harbor.  Some of those values include, the mighty Pacific Ocean which is accessed through the Port of Brookings Harbor.  Also, the pink shrimp that is harvested off of the southern Oregon and northern California coast has recently been classified as a sustainable resource.  The first time ever for an ocean fishery to meet this classification.   The Port of Brookings Harbor is classified as a "Critical Port of Refuge" on the navigational charts, and the Port of Brookings Harbor is the only US Coast Guard Oregon base for a 100+ mile stretch of coastline. All dollars raise...
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By Lori Franks, Brookings, Oregon
(Real Estate Consultant)
 Hello Everyone! This weekend, March 29th and March 30th 2008 at Kalmiopsis Elementary School in Brookings, Oregon will be  the annual Brookings - Habor Home Show. This is always a fun event and has a great turnout. Here are the times:Saturday, March 29, 10 am to 5 pmSunday, March 30, 10 am to 2 pmThere will be exhibitors representing all areas of home improvement and also financial institutions present to help you in accomplishing your remodeling, renovation and building dreams. They can answer your questions and demonstrate their products and services. Also there will be workshops on a variety of home improvement projects.                                                                                                                                                          SPONSORS:  ...
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By Lori Franks, Brookings, Oregon
(Real Estate Consultant)
One of the goals I have for my blog on ActiveRain is to let people know what a beautiful place Brookings, Oregon is and why people should come to visit. Once someone visits they realize they want to make Brookings their home!  The Oregon Coast Trail follows 362 miles of Oregon coastline, starting as you cross the Washington State border, at the north jetty of the Columbia River, and finishing just south of Brookings, Oregon.The Oregon Coast Trail wanders through Samuel Boardman State Park in a series of short and often steep spurts between viewpoints. The park has spectacular stretches of rocky overlooks and not overly crowded beaches. There are numerous vista points along Highway 101, but to fully enjoy and appreciate Samuel Boardman State Park you need to take a hike on one of the wel...
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By Lisa Wopschall
(Blue Pacific Realty)
       ATTENTION WHALE WATCHERS            The Southern Oregon Coast is a great location if you are excited about watching for whales. The spring Whale Watching Week for 2008  is March 22nd  -  March 29th.  The migrations are spread out for a few weeks on either side of "watch week." This is not the only time you can see the whales. Many so called "resident" gray whales also spend months near the Oregon Coast, especially in summer and fall! About 18,000 whales will pass by our coast during March, April, May and June on their way to Alaska's Bering Sea.HARRIS BEACH STATE PARKThere are several Whale Watching Sites where you can watch for migrating gray whales and their babies. Some of the Brookings areas that have proved to be wonderful sites for whale watching are Harris Beach State Park...
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By Lori Franks, Brookings, Oregon
(Real Estate Consultant)
Okay, this picture IS from last year but it won't be long before we will be seeing these flowers blooming here in Brookings, ( some already are! just not foxglove, but I just love this picture.) Our mild climate gives us the nick- name "The Banana Belt" and we can boast an average year round temp of 65*. This is my first post and as a kick off I just want everyone to know what a paradise Brookings Oregon is! Many people come to Brookings as a retirement destination, some buy second homes here for vacation purposes and still others just can't resist the small coastal town atmosphere and want to make this their home town. With property prices lower than most California coastal towns, Brookings does have a special allure! We will be having our annual Azalea Festival in May and will post mo...
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By Lisa Wopschall
(Blue Pacific Realty)
          Brookings will have a Festival of Homes, sponsored by our local Chetco Federal Credit Union, on Saturday August 25th and on Sunday August 26th. This will be the biggest open house of the year with many Realtors participating. There will be an abundance of homes on tour and free maps with list of homes is available. Realtors will be available to assist home buyers during this event. On Saturday August 25th from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM and on Sunday August 26th from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM. So come to the Southern Oregon Coast and tour the homes featured on the FESTIVAL OF HOMES TOUR!!WE HOPE TO SEE YOU HERE!!
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By Lisa Wopschall
(Blue Pacific Realty)
RESIDENTIAL MARKET HIGHLIGHTSResidential Review:  Curry County Oregon        July 2007 Reporting PeriodCurry County,OregonNew ListingsPending SalesClosed SalesAverage Sale PriceMedian Sale PriceAverage Market Time           July 2007882932287,700267,500137Year to Date571182168312,600265,000158July 2006793328305,500282,500128Year To Date619189169298,400274,900115July Residential Highlights Closed sales rose 14.3% when comparing July 2007 with July 2006. New listings were also up 11.4%.  Pending sales, however, dropped 12.1%.Year-to-Date Trends Comparing January-July 2007 with the same period in 2006, new listings were down 7.8%. Closed sales also fell a slight .6%, and pending sales decreased 3.7%.AppreciationComparing the 12 months ending with July 2007 to the 12 immediately prior, aver...
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By Lisa Wopschall
(Blue Pacific Realty)
                                        THIS IS A CUSTOM BUILT HOME ON 5.08 ACRES WITH GREAT OCEAN VIEWS.                         LIVING ROOM                                                                KITCHEN                         MASTER BEDROOM                                                BACK OF HOME AND PATIO MLS# 7038273           $625,000 RECENTLY RENOVATED - This charming home on 5+ secluded acres with ocean views has real warmth and feels like the perfect place for a gathering. Beautiful entry with vaulted ceilings, 2 master bedrooms, updated kitchen, and new Quadra-Fire fireplace and carpeting. The full size attic provides large area for storage. There's lots of space for a BBQ on the back patio. This property would be ideal for horses. FEATURES: Fireplace installed acce...
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By Lisa Wopschall
(Blue Pacific Realty)
CURRENT RESIDENTIAL MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR BROOKINGS OREGONRESIDENTIAL MARKET HIGHLIGHTS  Residential Review:  Curry County Oregon                                   February 2007 Reporting PeriodCurry County,OregonNew ListingsPending SalesClosed SalesAverage Sale PriceMedian Sale PriceAverage Market TimeFebruary 2007662619260,000229,000204Year to Date1424235291,500245,000194February 2006642214239,100243,50093Year To Date1133734306,600289,000102February Residential HighlightsClosed sales increased 35.7% when comparing February 2007 to February 2006. Further, accepted offers increased 18.2% and new listings grew 3.1%.Year-to-Date TrendsComparing January-February 2007 to January-February 2006, closed sales were up 2.9%. Further, pending sales increased 13.5% and the number of new listings g...
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By Lisa Wopschall
(Blue Pacific Realty)
WHY BROOKINGS OREGON? When I think about an informational post for Brookings Oregon so many topics come to mind that I have decided to do this post in chapters. One of the first things that you should know is that Brookings Oregon is the Southern most town on the magnificent Ocean Coast. We are located just 6 miles from the Northern California border and you will find some of the most stunning coastal scenery to experience.    The exceptionally mild climate on the Southern Oregon coast gives Brookings its name of "Oregon's Banana Belt" and "Home of Winter Flowers". When the flowers are in bloom the fragrance and the beauty will give you many hours of enjoyment in the local Azalea Park  as well as the surrounding state parks.    It is not uncommon to have temperate weather all year long ...
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By Lisa Wopschall
(Blue Pacific Realty)
    BEAUTY AND TRANQUILITY This .97 acre property is will afford you the opportunity to enjoy your beautiful surroundings in a quiet and peaceful environment!! Beautiful trees and views of the surrounding territory make this a perfect spot for vacationing. Take a short drive to the Chetco River where you can fish for Salmon or steel-head, or you can have an adventure on the river by rafting, kayaking, or canoeing. If you prefer ocean activities you can make the 5 mile drive to Brookings and enjoy the beach, or several of the parks along the coast.    With some TLC this single-wide manufactured could be a jewel. It is currently used as a vacation home. With established electrical service, septic and a well you could choose to remove the existing home and build your dream home in this bea...
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By Lisa Wopschall
(Blue Pacific Realty)
  SPECTACULAR OCEAN VIEW LOT!!LOCATED IN A NEW GATED COMMUNITY THIS LOT HAS OCEAN VIEWS THAT ARE NEARLY PANORAMIC. MANY UPSCALE HOMES HAVE ALREADY BEEN BUILT AND THE COMMON AREAS ARE BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED.  THE GATED ENTRY HAS GORGEOUS STONEWORK AND WROUGT IRON GATES. THE UTILITIES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE LOT LINE. THIS IS A VERY DESIRABLE AREA IN WHICH TO BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME.  YOU WILL HAVE GREAT VIEWS OF THE PACIFIC AND THE CITY OF BROOKINGS.         PRICE:  $169,000                 RMLS# 7013324  PROPERY FEATURES•·           OCEAN VIEWS•·           UTILITIES TO LOT LINE•·           UPSCALE COMMUNITY•·           GATED ENTRY•·           COMMON AREASListed By Lisa Wopschall, RealtorView more listing details at: Brookings Home TeamView Information on Brookings Oregon at: Brookings OR  
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By Jennifer Spurgeon
(Re/Max Coast and Country)
SPECTACULAR OCEAN VIEW LOT!!   LOCATED IN A NEW GATED COMMUNITY THIS LOT HAS OCEAN VIEWS THAT ARE NEARLY PANORAMIC. MANY UPSCALE HOMES HAVE ALREADY BEEN BUILT AND THE COMMON AREAS ARE BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED.  THE GATED ENTRY HAS GORGEOUS STONEWORK AND WROUGT IRON GATES. THE UTILITIES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE LOT LINE. THIS IS A VERY DESIRABLE AREA IN WHICH TO BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME.          YOU WILL HAVE GREAT VIEWS OF THE PACIFIC AND THE CITY OF BROOKINGS. PRICE:  $169,000                 RMLS# 7013324  PROPERY FEATURES•·           OCEAN VIEWS•·           UTILITIES TO LOT LINE•·           UPSCALE COMMUNITY•·           GATED ENTRY•·           COMMON AREASLISTED BY JENNIFER SPURGEON, REALTOR
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By Lisa Wopschall
(Blue Pacific Realty)
CANCELLEDMany upgrades make this a truly upscale home.      This 2005 Model Home has many upgraded features. Beautiful bamboo plank flooring give this home the feel of living in luxury. The high quality fixtures and area rugs make this inviting home the place you will want to be.      Located in a gated serene 55+ community this lovely home offers a peak of the ocean. If you love to spend time outdoors, the Port of Brookings and the beach are just a short walk from this home. There are many areas of interest that you can explore, and you will love the mild climate of our oceanside community.  Beautiful landscaping, a fenced yard and located near the beach and the Port of Brookings. This may be the home you were meant to own. Priced at: $195,000                RMLS# 7012074Property Featu...
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