Corvallis, OR Real Estate News

By Kathy Corjasso
(Keller Williams)
i got a really great reception at Evergreen Conifer House.  Audry took me on a tour, showing me rooms and explaining how everything works. This is a residential care facility where the level of assistance ranges from minimal to comprehensive. Breakfast is cooked to order from 5:30-9:00 am with three meals being served daily.  Everyone I met there was very helpful when talking to me. The building clean and cheery.  This facility does allow for Medicaid payments.  I was liking what I saw here.
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By Kathy Corjasso
(Keller Williams)
 Last night I went to see the movie Mamma Mia. I think there were 2 other people there besides the ones screening the movie.  Granted it was at the county fairgrounds with fold up metal chairs but it was free with a donation,  and I found it  fun watching with other people.  Come on, give it up for the animals.  A donation does not have to be in the form of money.  Give some old towels, blankets, chew toys, food, or cleaning supplies.
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By Kathy Corjasso
(Keller Williams)
 This is in appreciation for Begg's Tires in Corvallis, Oregon.  Recently I had a flat tire and took it to a big name tire dealer to have fixed.  The cost was $12.00.  A week later it was still going flat and being pumped up every morning before work, so I took it back to the tire dealership and an hour later they had replaced the valve stem at no charge.  The next week just repeated the week before with the tire going flat so I took it Beggs.  In 5 minutes, the young man there pulled out a nail, fixed the tire, and brought me my keys.  When I pulled out my check book he said "oh, no charge".  From now on they will get all my business and I will recommend them to everyone I know. 
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By Kathy Corjasso
(Keller Williams)
Movie Night! Come support Heartland Humane Society while watching "Mamma Mia" View "Mamma Mia" for free while all donations and concession proceeds go to supporting the animals of Heartland! 6:00 pm Benton County Fairgrounds
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By Kathy Corjasso
(Keller Williams)
Heart of the Valley is a Skilled Care and Nursing Care Facility in Corvallis, Oregon.  One of the first things that caught my eye were the finch aviary and the larger birds in cages.  They were so cheery and welcoming.  There was a sofa in front of the aviary where one could sit and watch the happy little birds go about their daily lives.  There was also a fish tank and I saw one big cat napping on a chair.  I spoke with Hollie Martin who is the director of social services. She helps provide long range planning for the clients individuals needs. For short stays, she works with discharge planning and home needs. You can check out the rehab program for OT, PT and ST with Infinity Rehab at their website www.infinityrehab.com.
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By Kathy Corjasso
(Keller Williams)
Samaritan Village is about senior living with dignity.  This is an independent living housing facility in Corvallis Oregon. All residents need to fall within income limits since this is a HUD project.  It is affordable and located in a residential neighborhood.  Besides the independent apartments, there is a center building which houses a nice lounge area.  Also, there is a dining room where a large mid-day meal is served.  While checking it out I had the opportunity to visit with two lovely ladies who were spending some time in the lounge area at a table where a picture puzzle was in progress.  They both both said they come in most afternoons to vist and really love the fact that they can choose whether they want to spend private time in their own apt. or be socially involved.  The lik...
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By Kathy Corjasso
(Keller Williams)
Corvallis Caring Place is an assisted living facility.  It seemed bright and cheerful when I visited.  Their staff covers the full range of needs and services.  Each apartment has individual temp controls for heating and cooling, kitchenette, private bath with walk-in shower and emerge call systems.  This is one of very few ALF's in Corvallis that accepts Medicaid.  I am still visiting places and will post on any others I come across that also accepts Medicaid.  I
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By Kathy Corjasso
(Keller Williams)
Regent Court is a memory care center.  It is locked and totally secure to keep wanderers safe. I visited Regent Court and saw a facility with living area "communities or neighborhoods" of no more than 12 residents each.  It is strucdtured so that the residents can stroll around freely both inside and out.There are family type dining areas, loosely scheduled meals and housekeeping and laundry service. I liked the peaceful and homelike feel of the building.  The staff were friendly and seemed very caring.  It was clean and did not smell institutional.  I would recommend this over a nursing home or Assisted Living if you have the choice.  They do not accept Medicaid which is a big factor for some families.  But it is a safe place and seems to have a great staff.
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By Kathy Corjasso
(Keller Williams)
Corvallis, Oregon has a great place called Grace Center. www.grace-adultdayservices.org  Their goals are to provide respite and support for family and other caregivers.  I visited this amazing place and cannot tell you how impressed I am with their state of the art facility. I would strongly encourage anyone in the area to check it out and refer them to someone you know who might need this kind of help.  A husband or wife caring for their spouse or a working child caring for a parent could well benefit from having a safe place to leave a loved one whether for a couple of hours or a full day.
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By Ric Vega
(TeamVega @ Keller Williams Realty)
I hope to reach prospective clients that require some of the added services we provide as well as Real Estate Professionals who can work with me to fine tune our application of technology.  Cool Feature: I noticed that the Blackberry Camera allows you to activate GeoTagging. This feature records the GPS position the picture was taken from. Sounded great to me... I had once made an effort to use my film camera (years ago) to record homes I wanted to visit again or perhaps to forward to an interested client. I ended up with great photos and I couldn't remember exactly where they were... so ... useless and expensive. Application: Today it is routine for my group to go take a series of photos of a neighborhood and post them for a remote buyer to review. This gives them an idea, beyond the l...
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By Tim Downin
(Miraculous Memories Photography)
Hello, I am joining AR to get to know my community more and be able to work with talented and motivated Brokers and agents who want to market their listings with professional images that will really make them stand out from the rest! I primarily work in the Mid Willamette valley including Lebanon, Albany, Corvallis and surrounding areas but will also venture out to other areas with additional travel fees. I pride myself in creating amazing images that really bring attention to the best qualities of the properties I am shooting. So to get the ball rolling and start the new year off right, why not brighten up your old photos from last year and get some new and improved ones, and for all your first of the year listings, lets get em started on the right foot!   Please note that this price i...
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By Jenny Saarloos
(keller Williams Realty)
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.-   Epictetus  I'm grateful to live in the beautiful Willamette Valley. Grateful for the seasons. Grateful for an awesome active rain community...& the chance to appear on the internet. Grateful for my friends & family. Many Blessings to you & yours! Jenny December 10 2008 We are about to get a sprinkling of snow in Corvallis! Very exciting. Enjoy the the Holiday Season & please share what you are grateful for in your life. Sincerely, Jenny Saarloos The name 'Saarloos' means hard work, honesty & generosity. Jenny Saarloos    http://www.SoldBySaarloos.com    
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By Margaret Oscilia, Home Stager, Salem Oregon
(Creative Concepts-Home Staging and Contracting, Salem Oregon)
In a real estate market where the average days on market is 135, it is a pleasure to know that there are homes that are selling quickly -- ones that are prepared to sell professionally!  We provided a staging consultation on this home a few months ago.  (The owner is having a home built and wants to move in December 2008.)  Armed with a list of to do items, the homeowners performed the work themselves.  The "builder's white" home was warmed up with new paint and lots of decluttering was done.   House was listed and under contract in five days -- happy homeowner -- smart & happy realtor (who provides consultations for all her listings at minimum) -- happy me!       Staging consultations provide an affordable option for preparing your home for sale.  Contact Creative Concepts and Contract...
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By Fred Chamberlin, Oak Harbor/Whidbeynulls, #1 Experienced FHA Mortgage Consultant
(Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA)
We were number 1! That is the new mantra of the USC Trojans after the Oregon State Beavers dropped them on their heads last evening at Reser Statium in Corvallis OR. The Trojans may think of the Willamette Valley as the Valley of Death after last evening's loss. They may get used to it though. Three years ago, the Beavers did the same thing to the third ranked Trojans. No matter what the rankings, hometown crowds seem to energize the Beavers. The 27-21 win is the best news that Beaver Nation could hear. Congratulations Oregon State University Beavers. Sorry (snicker) Trojans.
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By Jenny Saarloos
(keller Williams Realty)
Wondering what it is like to live in Corvallis, Oregon? Click here http://jennysaarloos.yourkwagent.com/atj/user/LinksGetAction.do for great links to Corvallis schools, restaurants, awards & much more. Feel free to call me if you want to talk about what it is like to relocate to the Corvallis area. I moved here from SF, CA in 2005 and it is an excellent place to live. The Fall By the River photo was taken in Downtown Corvallis. Sincerely, Jenny Saarloos, Broker Keller Williams Realty 541-922-9462 jennysaarloos@kw.com  11/27/08 Happy Thanksgiving. One of the things I love about living in Corvallis is that I hardly ever drive on Hwys. Hwy 5 is 10 miles away & I only head over there occasionally. Most of the time I can take two lane country roads wherever I want to go. I almost never have ...
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By Tony and Libby Kelly, CRS, ABR, ePro, SRES, CLHMS, CDPE
(Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere)
Sperling's Best Places recently ranked the best places to live in the country.  The top ten include:Charlottesville, VASanta Fe, NMSan Luis Obispo- Atascadero- Paso Robles, CASanta Barbara- Santa Maria -Lompoc, CAHonolulu, HIAnn Arbor, MIAtlanta, GAAsheville, NCReno, NVCorvallis, OR According to Sperling - Corvallis is home to Oregon State University and therefore many young singles.  Hewlett-Packard has a major presence here causing low unemployment rate and impressive recent job growth.  With Corvallis being a college town and a computer company residing, it's a very intellectual town.  A fifth of the people who choose Corvallis as their home have earned a graduate or professional degree.  Pacific Northwest weather is temperate with very pleasant but not crazy hot summers are sublime ...
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By Portland Oregon Real Estate | Alecia Barnes - Broker
da Vinci Days: 19th FestivalMotion & CommotionJuly 20-22, 2007Fresh off of last year's record-setting attendance, the uniquely Corvallis festival is generating unprecedented regional, state, and national interest for its compelling fusion of art, science, and technology. The 19th annual edition gets rolling July 20th with a theme of Motion and Commotion. This year's spotlight will be on all things kinetic-from human movement to alternative energy. Highlights include zany, people-powered sculptures in the Kinetic Challenge; battery-powered mini-sculptures competing in the Leonardo 500; dynamic public art on a grand scale; swift and silent electric cars; foot-stomping music at three different venues; and high-energy dance performances. With an entertainment bill featuring the wildly popul...
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By Portland Oregon Real Estate | Alecia Barnes - Broker
Welcome to Corvallis Oregon - Considered "The most beautiful College Town in The Pacific Northwest" From mountain biking and hiking on a network of trails to river rafting and golf, the outdoor recreation in and around Corvallis is exceptional. There is a wealth of performing arts and festivals as well as galleries, antique shopping and wineries. Corvallis is home to Oregon State University and Hewlett-Packard, giving the community a youthful vitality and making it an ideal site for inventions and new ideas.     More inventions pour out of Corvallis than most other cities in the nation. Those inventions are dreamt up at coffee shops overlooking the river, on Sunday fishing expeditions with local guides, or hiking in some of the world's most beautiful scenery.The pace here is as gentle a...
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