Cascade Sotheby's International Realty http://www.cascadesothebysrealty.com Homes for Sale in Oregon and SW Washington Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:59:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.19 Bend, Oregon Winter Activities and Events http://www.cascadesothebysrealty.com/bend-oregon-winter-activities-events/ http://www.cascadesothebysrealty.com/bend-oregon-winter-activities-events/#comments Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:06:12 +0000 http://www.cascadesothebysrealty.com/?p=29593 With the recent snowfall in the mountains, you can start to feel the excitement for those anticipating the beautiful winter in Central Oregon. Visitors travel from all over to experience Bend during the winter season. Whether you are bundling up to ski in the mountains or are looking to try some seasonal, local brews, there is really something for everyone of any hobby or age here. Below are a handful of ideas for things to do in Bend to make your winter here memorable.

Mount Bachelor Ski Area

Head up Cascade Lakes Highway, 22 miles from Bend, and you will find yourself at Mount Bachelor Ski Area. The drive up to the mountain is beautiful in itself and there are over 4,300 acres of lift accessible land to explore with over 100 runs. Nordic skiing is offered here as well, with over 12 groomed trails from beginner to most difficult. If you are just getting into the snow sports, there are also numerous classes and packages that are available to make your visit pleasant and fun.

Sno-Parks

Located right outside of Bend are 5 different sno-parks for activities such as, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and riding fat-tire bikes. An affordable sno-park pass can grant you access to winter fun around Bend all season long. Whether you decide to ski, snowshoe, or just enjoy the outdoors, make sure you are prepared for the winter conditions with the proper gear. Powder House and Pine Mountain Sports are two great places to rent or buy the gear you need to enjoy your time in the mountains.

For the Kids

If you’re looking for some kid-friendly daytime activities during a snowy day, the Sun Mountain Fun Center is a great way to warm up those wintery bones and have some family fun. Indoor attractions offered are bowling, bumper cars, billiards, and a huge selection of arcade games. And there is no need to leave for a meal break as there is a great food menu that supports local vendors and food as well; don’t worry parents beer and wine is also an option here.

Breweries

Ending your winter activities early sometimes can be easy knowing there is a great night life in Bend. If you’ve ever been here, you may know that it’s a place that’s known to have tons of great beer in town. A few breweries to check out are Deschutes, Crux, Boneyard, Monkless, Immersion, and Bend Brewing, plus many more. Great cocktails can be found at Stil Whiskey bar, O’kanes Whiskey bar, Crater Lake Spirits, The Brown Owl, and again many more. It may take more than one trip to hit all the great spots in town, but would be well worth it.

Winterfest

The Oregon Winterfest, held in February, is one of the best weekend events to feel the energy of this town. Thousands gather for ice sculptures, fire pit competitions, live music, great food, fine art, beer, wine, and so much more. It is one of the largest gatherings that happens in Bend, and one that you won’t want to miss. A handful of runs are also held the during Winterfest, so make sure you grab your running shoes and get ready for a great weekend of winter celebration.

The High Desert Museum

Featuring 135 acres of land and over 100,000 square feet of exhibits, the High Desert Museum has been inspiring visitors since 1982. Get up close with wildlife, Native American history, World War II, travel back in time to an original sawmill, and so much more. This is a great way to spend a cold winter day that’s only five minutes south of Bend.

For more great ideas, check out our other post about great winter activities around Central Oregon. Also visit our Bend community page to browse a wide variety of incredible homes for sale in the area.

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Real Estate Buyer Incentive Program at Tetherow in Bend, Oregon http://www.cascadesothebysrealty.com/real-estate-buyer-incentive-program-tetherow-bend-oregon/ http://www.cascadesothebysrealty.com/real-estate-buyer-incentive-program-tetherow-bend-oregon/#comments Sun, 15 Oct 2017 00:52:46 +0000 http://www.cascadesothebysrealty.com/?p=29209 Tetherow is a 700-acre golf and recreational planned resort community located in Bend, Oregon and nestled among the Ponderosa pines of the Deschutes National Forest with incredible views of the snowcapped Cascade Mountains. Tetherow offers a championship 18-hole golf course, a Golf Academy, clubhouse, restaurants, and a host of other amenities.

Right now the developers at Tetherow are offering a 2017 buyer incentive for new homesites that covers all HOA and Tetherow Club dues for 2 full years. With the majority of the homesites sold, there is no better time to check out one of the premier spots to build your dream home in Central Oregon. You can secure your future homesite with ample time to design your next home — no need to worry about carrying costs, while immediately getting access to the club and lifestyle that Tetherow has to offer.

Here are a few of the incredible homesites available at Tetherow right now that would qualify for the incentive. Contact Brian Ladd, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty’s principle broker, if you’re interested in learning more about making Tetherow the place to build your dream home in Central Oregon.

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Located in the gated Heath neighborhood and the famed Kidd’s Corner section, this flat and sunny homesite represents exceptional value for a place to build your home in Tetherow.

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Also located in the Kidd’s Corner section of Tetherow, this premium homesite features long-range views of the golf course and the snow-capped Cascade Mountains.

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Located in the Crescent Neighborhood, this flat homesite backs to the common space in Tetherow and is a perfect place to build your dream home.

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Enjoy beautiful views of the Cascade Mountains from this large, flat homesite located in the Crescent Neighborhood of Tetherow.

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Tetherow also offers multiple other real estate options for securing your spot in this premier community — from townhouses to vacation rentals to luxury homes, there is something for everyone! Call the Tetherow real estate sales office at 541-388-2599 for more information about what’s available, they are open 7 days a week.

For more information about the buyer incentive program at Tetherow, head over to Bend Property Source. To see more listings around Bend and learn more about Central Oregon, visit our community page.

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Manzanita, Oregon: Coastal Beauty Where Sun Reigns http://www.cascadesothebysrealty.com/manzanita-oregon-coastal-beauty-where-sun-reigns/ http://www.cascadesothebysrealty.com/manzanita-oregon-coastal-beauty-where-sun-reigns/#comments Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:11:34 +0000 http://www.cascadesothebysrealty.com/?p=29532 The natural wonders of the Nehalem Valley give Manzanita its coastal beauty, and an added bonus is much less annual rainfall than the typical Oregon Coast village. Manzanita’s seven miles of pristine coastline run from the jetty at Nehalem Bay north to Neahkahnie Mountain at the edge of Oswald West State Park.

Oswald West chose this slice of the Oregon Coast for the announcement of his forward-thinking declaration that Oregon’s beaches should always remain free and open to all. Perhaps his enthusiasm was bolstered by the mouth of the jetty at Nehalem Bay at the south end of Manzanita. No, it must have been the seven miles of pristine coast that lead from the jetty to Neahkahnie Mountain and the million-dollar views in the unincorporated district of the same name. Maybe, but more than likely, it was the sun.

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“Manzanita is a sun spot on the coast,” said broker and fifth generation Oregon Coast resident, Meadow Davis. “A lot of the coast fogs in when the valley is hot, but with our northwest winds and the way the mountain is situated, we get thirty-five to forty more days of sun per year.” Combine this with a generally warmer and drier Oregon over the past five years, and Davis said there has never been a better time to own a home on the Oregon Coast.

Davis grew up moving back and forth between Cannon Beach, where her family has multigenerational roots, and Neahkahnie, where her father lived. She moved away from the coast as an adult, but when she and her husband decided to return to the area six years ago, the 639-person town of Manzanita was the clear frontrunner for their homecoming.

“Cannon Beach had become more of a shopping mall than a place to live,” said Davis. “There are more town-like qualities here: a lumber yard, a medical clinic. It’s also a bit more affordable.”

The minute population count can be a bit deceiving, as Manzanita’s downtown is a lively hub of dining, shopping and hometown businesses. Just outside the urban growth boundary on the northern coast of Manzanita, its Neahkahnie rural residential area is home to an additional 200 to 300 people. All told, the three Nehalem Valley villages of Manzanita, Nehalem and Wheeler have a total population of approximately 1,500.

Davis described Manzanita as a vacation and resort community driven by tourism. Traditional Nehalem Valley jobs, such as fishing and logging, still exist—and the dairy industry has made a comeback—but the modern economy thrives on tourism. Manzanita’s occupancy rate hovers at 25 percent, as most homeowners call the village their second home.

“Views and walkability are two main drivers of value,” said Davis. “More than half of homes are within easy walking distance of downtown.”

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Manzanita packs in culinary excellence, with dining options ranging from fine to fast. Neah-Kah-Nie Bistro and Big Wave Café shore up the finer end. San Dune pub and the summer farmers’ market are regular stops for locals. Quick stops such as “The Little Apple” Manzanita Market offer groceries and a great sandwich, and Bread and Ocean Bakery garner praise from both sleepy Sunday morning newspaper readers and adventure-seeking carb loaders.

There is no shortage of outdoor recreation here. Oswald West State Park pays homage to our progressive former governor and encompasses Neahkahnie Mountain, a marine preserve, surfing mecca Short Sand Beach, and thousands of forested acres with hiking and camping options. Nehalem Valley is also home to recreation at Nehalem Bay State Park, where salmon fishing, crabbing and boating are popular pastimes. Perhaps the best-kept secret of the area is the world- class kiteboarding and windsurfing scene.

“These recreation draws, along with our proximity to Portland, have gained us popularity with Portland Metro and Seattle area residents—really making Manzanita a destination,” said Davis.

Visit our Manzanita community page to view some beautiful Oregon Coast homes for sale. This article can also be found in our flagship publication, Cascade Living Magazine.

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Haley Overton: Central Oregon Real Estate Broker and Pet Partners Volunteer http://www.cascadesothebysrealty.com/haley-overton-central-oregon-real-estate-broker-pet-partners-volunteer/ http://www.cascadesothebysrealty.com/haley-overton-central-oregon-real-estate-broker-pet-partners-volunteer/#comments Mon, 09 Oct 2017 21:38:29 +0000 http://www.cascadesothebysrealty.com/?p=29511 Living in Central Oregon means being part of a beautiful area that is close to a lot of outdoor activities and an active community with lots of things to do. With Bend being at the heart of the region with recreation, schools, hospitals, and culture, the wonderful neighborhoods and convenience of being located near the mountains, forests, lakes, and high desert makes it an attractive place to live.

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The Bend lifestyle is a big part of why Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty broker Haley Overton loves calling Central Oregon home. Some of her favorite activities are backpacking, rock climbing, snowboarding, and trail running, with all of them being very convenient to where she lives.

“There is nothing quite like getting away for a weekend with nothing more than a backpack with my gear. Being connected to nature is what brings so many people to Central Oregon, and I feel so lucky to get to experience all that Bend has to offer.”

Aside from working hard as a real estate broker and spending time in the mountains and forests of Oregon, Haley is also involved with local community programs. Having a passion for helping kids, Haley, along with her dog Wilson, are part of the local Pet Partners team that volunteers with students at Elk Meadow Elementary School’s Dog Tales program. At the beginning of the school year, they are paired up with a student who might need a little extra reading time or just a friend to talk to.

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“Each week, Wilson and I visit our student and listen to them read to us. But it’s more than reading: we talk about school, life at home, or what silly thing Wilson did that week. Our students often have difficult home lives and sometimes they really just want to snuggle with Wilson and talk to him. Wilson doesn’t seem to mind the extra belly rubs, ear scratches and treats. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to impact a young life through such a small act.”

As a real estate broker, Haley has extensive experience with successful negotiations in all types of markets, helping sellers understand pricing and the value of their home, and working with buyers to write offers that are compelling and competitive. She has a determination to ensure the needs of her clients are met on a consistent basis, with a goal to see her clients to a greater knowledge and a life-long real estate partner.

“Buying or selling a home is one of the biggest decisions you can make. Choosing a real estate broker whose communication style, goals, and personality align with yours is paramount to a successful transaction.”

Contact Haley today if you’re interested in discussing your real estate needs around Central Oregon. You can also browse a few of her listings below if you’re in the market for a beautiful home around Bend.

River’s Edge Home

This custom built home is on the 17th fairway of River’s Edge Golf Course and is also just a short walk about to the park and River Trail. The main level features floors to ceiling windows in the great room, formal dining room, a beautiful master suite, and an additional bedroom. The upstairs has three bedrooms, bonus room, and an office. Low maintenance landscaping and private backyard make this a perfect place for entertaining and enjoying everything Central Oregon has to offer.

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NW Prairie Style Home

This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom spacious Central Oregon home features a gourmet chef’s dream kitchen that has generous granite prep spaces, travertine floors, and lots of storage. The open living spaces that flow naturally inside and out, your own putting green and bocce court, and a roomy paver deck are perfect for entertaining and easy living with your family.

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Real Estate For Sale on the Washington Coast http://www.cascadesothebysrealty.com/real-estate-for-sale-on-the-washington-coast/ http://www.cascadesothebysrealty.com/real-estate-for-sale-on-the-washington-coast/#comments Fri, 06 Oct 2017 02:36:34 +0000 http://www.cascadesothebysrealty.com/?p=29468 If you love spending time in the outdoors, taking long walks on the beach, and living in the Northwest, then the Washington Coast could be just the place for you. With the incredible mountains and forests nearby, fishing, beach activities, a peaceful lifestyle, historic communities, and much more, you will never have a shortage of things to look forward to here.

If you’re in the market for real estate that can offer you an opportunity to enjoy everything the Washington Coast has, check out these great listings we currently have for sale. For more information about living in this beautiful area, visit our Washington Coast community page.

Custom Home

Located in the historic district of Oysterville, this beautiful custom home could be just the place you’ve been looking for on the Washington Coast. Features include an interior with beautiful wood floors and woodwork crafted from Douglas Fir, vaulted ceilings, family loft, and lots of natural light in each room. The exterior is finished with cedar sawn shakes that gives it the beach feel, a beautiful deck for entertaining, and excellent views of Willapa Bay. The property includes rights to an unbuildable oceanfront lot, meaning this property will always offer you beach views and your own access.

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Oceanfront Luxury

This absolutely stunning coastal home on 5 acres has a wide variety of luxurious features and finishes. A large stone fireplace is a beautiful focal point of the large great room that flows into the gourmet kitchen. Outside is a large deck that wraps around the back of the house, great for entertaining guests or quietly enjoying a cup of coffee with the ocean breeze.

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Oceanfront Lot

Enjoy unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean from this lot in the secluded community of Ocean Park, perfect for building your dream home.

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Peaceful Living

Located in a private gated community, you can build the home you’ve dreamed about that’s close to fishing, the beach, and everything a quiet lifestyle on the Washington Coast offers.

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Coastal Ridge Development

Located close to the ocean, these 1.4 acre lots are surrounded by trees which offer privacy and a cozy feel for anyone who decides to build here. Sale includes 10 separate tax properties in a private, gated, luxury condo community.

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Three Rivers Recreational Area: Off-Grid, Private Community in Central Oregon http://www.cascadesothebysrealty.com/three-rivers-recreational-area-off-grid-private-community-in-central-oregon/ http://www.cascadesothebysrealty.com/three-rivers-recreational-area-off-grid-private-community-in-central-oregon/#comments Sat, 30 Sep 2017 19:26:11 +0000 http://www.cascadesothebysrealty.com/?p=29211 If you’re interested in living in a private, gated community in Central Oregon surrounded by BLM, National Grass Lands, Forest Service Lands, and the Warm Springs Indian Reservation on the Metolius River arm of Lake Billy Chinook, then you need to check out the Three Rivers Recreational Area. The whole community is off the grid and utilizes solar and wind power as well as fuel generators for a state-of-the-art alternative lifestyle with the benefits of plenty of privacy, an abundance of wildlife, hiking, an abundance of water sports, and much more.

Meg Cummings, a Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty broker, lives in Three Rivers and has over 40 years of experience working with clients in real estate and interior design, and is also passionate about focusing on ways to leave as small of a ‘footprint’ on the earth as possible.

“I live totally off-the-grid and between myself and my husband, Kent, we are very knowledgeable about not only living a life where you are responsible for procuring your own energy, but also are conservative with recycling and the environment. We want to leave as small a “foot print” on the Earth as possible.”

Here are a few of the beautiful homes that are available for sale in the Three Rivers Recreation Area and the Grandview Plateau. For more information about these listings, contact Meg Cummings or visit our community page to see more properties.

Custom Home on 5 Acres

This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom custom home sits on 5 acres has beautiful views of Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Hood, and Lake Billy Chinook from it’s beautiful wraparound deck. The open floor plan is perfecting for entertaining and features a large fireplace, juniper staircase, stainless steel appliances, and an open loft. View the full listing to check out the video of the property!

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Lake View Property

This property features 6000+ square feet, 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, office, 4 car attached garage, and a pole barn that has a studio, kitchen, bathroom, and room for parking 2 more vehicles. All rooms in this beautiful custom home have lake and mountain views, truly built to appreciate the wonderful Three Rivers Recreation Area. Other features include 2 large decks, covered outdoor kitchen, hardwood floors and granite throughout, a full basement with a bar and wine cellar, and much more. View the full listing to check out the drone video of the property!

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Three Rivers Duplex

A one-of-a-kind property as it’s the only permitted duplex in all of Three Rivers. One living space is a 800 square foot single level while the other is 1700+ square feet, and both sides have full independent solar systems with generator backups. Enjoy beautiful views on this almost 7 acre property that features a 1900+ square foot pole barn for your toys and work space.

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Hood River Property and Acreage With Stunning Views http://www.cascadesothebysrealty.com/hood-river-property-and-acreage/ http://www.cascadesothebysrealty.com/hood-river-property-and-acreage/#comments Tue, 26 Sep 2017 18:40:51 +0000 http://www.cascadesothebysrealty.com/?p=29213 “Coming up Highway 35 out of town you can see the mountain pretty much the whole way. Turn onto Whiskey Creek Drive and its lined with trees that are all intertwined above you, then you run right into Thompson Orchard land,” said Lynn Moore, the family representative of Pine Crest, a sixteen-plot site her fifth-generation Hood River family is developing. “You wind up the property through oak, pine and fir trees. Right now, in the open spaces, the little belly button flowers and balsamic root are out. It’s so pretty with all the wildflowers.”

How long does that scenic drive take? “Oh, the property is about six minutes from downtown Hood River,” said Moore, whose father had the foresight to re-zone the family acreage from agricultural to residential in the 1970s. As a result, this rolling swatch of hillside in eastern Hood River is one of the only developments that will ever be built amid the surrounding farms, many of which are run by multi-generation Hood River families.

“I didn’t get very far,” said Moore with a laugh as she pulled a popsicle out of the freezer to give to her granddaughter. “I married the neighbor and moved up the road to Moore Orchard about three miles away. My sister lives where my parents lived before my dad bought a cattle ranch and moved to Wyoming.”

Each of Moore’s three grown children, all boys, have found their way back to Hood River and the family business. The Moores’ eldest “pretty much runs the orchard,” she said. “Then we have a packing house where we pack our fruit and other people’s fruit, so the middle son took that over. And our youngest, who went off to Iraq, has come back and he does all the work on the houses and is learning to run the packing line.”

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The Moores are an emblematic multi-generational Hood River family, the type of folks who were drawn to the natural beauty of the area and its bounty. It took a few generations, but word of the Shangri-La-like town, less than an hour from Portland, is out and people are moving here with frequency. While Hood River’s population is still under 8,000, there has been a 30 percent growth in residents since the year 2000.

“The town has really grown up,” said broker Joe Reitzug.“With the tech industry growth, and the built-in flexibility of that industry, people can telecommute or commute to downtown Portland in an hour if they need to,” he noted. “It’s a pretty young community as well—young professionals and families who want the smaller town feel.”

When Reitzug talks to clients and friends about Hood River, the thing he emphasizes most is the lifestyle. “As laid-back as Portland is, Hood River is even more laid-back,” said Reitzug. “It makes it a very appealing location for people who either want a second home, are thinking about retirement, or want a place to call home right now.”
He also believes that the town is just beginning to gain momentum.

“We used to wave at everybody on the road,” said Moore. “Now you hardly see anybody you know but it’s been a good change because the people who have moved in or are visiting, they’re real health conscious. They like to be active.”

It’s as if someone swooped up all the outdoor and adventure friendly topography in the Northwest and tossed it in Hood River County. Located at low elevation on the banks of the Columbia River, the town itself is a Mecca for wind and kite surfers because of a special current that combines with a wind pattern not found elsewhere in The Gorge—or much of anywhere, for that matter. From downtown Hood River, it’s only a forty-minute drive to Mt. Hood, where skiing and limitless forest recreation await. Because of the mild climate, it’s possible to ski, surf and bag another sport—think fly-fishing, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding—in the same day.

Hood River’s location on the eastern tipping point of the Cascades makes for an annual rainfall percentage that is much lower than that of the Willamette Valley. Still, the land is fertile. Farm stands open in June with blueberries and peaches, and close when the last of the pears and apples have been picked in November.

Moore said the downtown area “really got cleaned up over the last decade and there are more fun shops and good restaurants.” A few breweries and a growing number of wineries add to the bustling scene. It’s tough to tell which is more fun: a day outdoors working up an appetite or sitting down to refuel.

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At Pine Crest, the local ethos of veneration for the great outdoors is key to its design. Including the onsite Thompson Orchard, run by Moore’s brother, 40 percent of development’s land will remain as green space. Residents of the two-plus-acre plots can enjoy privacy from their home sites and experience the natural wonders around them on foot.

“Deer pass through daily and I have even seen a bald eagle flying with the mountain in the backdrop,” said Moore. “I don’t think there is anything that nature doesn’t provide us in Hood River.”

Learn more about Pine Crest and everything else that living in Hood River, Oregon offers.

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Oregon Coast Cottage Homes For Sale http://www.cascadesothebysrealty.com/oregon-coast-cottage-homes-sale/ http://www.cascadesothebysrealty.com/oregon-coast-cottage-homes-sale/#comments Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:53:24 +0000 http://www.cascadesothebysrealty.com/?p=29173 If you’re looking to relocate or find your next vacation home, the Oregon Coast is a great place to consider. The coast offers a relaxed lifestyle with cool, foggy mornings and clear, warm summer days. You’re also never far from incredible hiking, good food, and easy living with plenty of beautiful places to explore. Here are a few cottage-style homes for sale on the Oregon Coast that could be yours.

Cape Cod Style Beach Cottage

This 2-bedroom coastal cottage home is just as beautiful inside as it is outside. The home features a great outdoor space with a hot tub, a wonderful open floor plan, and a wood burning stone fireplace. You’ll be able to enjoy the ocean breeze and beautiful coastal evenings right out your front door.

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Wonderful Garden

Modern, yet cozy, this recently remodeled home is absolutely stunning. Enjoy the beautiful landscaping and gardens from almost every room. Inside features a sleek design with a fireplace and wonderful wood finishes throughout the home. You can enjoy a morning of golf or a walk on the beach just a few blocks away from your home.

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Elegant Cottage Home

Located in a traditional coastal neighborhood in Lincoln County, this home makes for an ideal primary or vacation home. Offering a front porch, deck with a hot tub, laundry and mud room, and a beautifully finished basement, this elegant cottage could be perfect for you and your family to enjoy everything the Oregon Coast offers.

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Treehouse Appeal

Tucked away in the trees, you would never realize this 3-bedroom craftsman style home is a quick stroll from downtown or the beach. Enjoy a hot drink while taking in the eye-catching views of the ocean and trees in a home that you could call yours.

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Beach House

If you and your family prefers being close to everything, this cute house is one to consider. Soak up the sun on the large deck or walk down to the beach or state park and enjoy the long summer days on the Oregon Coast. The non-through street and location makes this the perfect place for kids.

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Northwest Cabin

This adorable one bedroom cabin is a gem nestled in the woods and right down the street from the ocean. It features a wood stove fireplace, pine wood finishes, and an established garden to grow your own veggies.

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Cottage Near the Sea

This is a low maintenance, turn-key 3-bedroom cottage, perfect for vacationing or simple living on the coast. The open floor plan is the ideal size for entertaining friends and family or just enjoying everything the Oregon Coast has to offer nearby.

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Beautiful Small Homes For Sale in Portland, Oregon http://www.cascadesothebysrealty.com/beautiful-small-homes-sale-portland-oregon/ http://www.cascadesothebysrealty.com/beautiful-small-homes-sale-portland-oregon/#comments Sun, 17 Sep 2017 13:57:56 +0000 http://www.cascadesothebysrealty.com/?p=29082 The city of Portland, Oregon is a wonderful place to plant your roots or start a family. It’s a quick drive from the ocean, mountains, and forests with all the benefits of the city-life; great coffee, tasty food, beautiful parks, fantastic shopping, wonderful places to live, and much more.

The trend of buying smaller homes has grown quite a bit lately, as people are choosing to live more simply. If buying a small home in Portland is something you’re thinking about, there are a handful of reasons to consider downsizing. Bills are significantly less when living in a smaller space. Maintenance and care requires less attention and money. And smaller houses tend to be more affordable which opens up your choices of where to live in the city and allows you to invest in those upgrades you’ve always wanted.

All the time and money saved also means you can take advantage of more opportunities to explore the area around where you live, and a city like Portland offers so much to experience! Here are a few, beautiful smaller homes for sale in Portland that could be yours.

Beautifully Remodeled Ranch

With immaculate granite counters, hardwood floors, tiled bathroom, a gorgeous kitchen, stainless steel appliances, wood burning fireplace, two full-size garages, and an outdoor fire pit, this beautiful, remodeled ranch is move-in ready! Your family will enjoy the living in a top-notch school district and being close to everything in Portland.

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Cute Cottage

This 2 bedroom, 2 bath cottage is just minutes away from the heart of the city, tucked away enough you forget you live so close to downtown. This home has a bright open floor plan with huge windows, allowing for lots of natural light. Cozy up by the fireplace or enjoy a nice walk around Forest Park, which is right around the corner.

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Elegant Victorian

Built in 1905, this 4 bedroom 2 bath Victorian home has been restored for the modern family and has so much elegance and charm. If you enjoy beautiful landscaping and a place to socialize outdoors, there is a back deck and a front porch overlooking the gardens. Just a few blocks away are coffee shops, the river, dining, and much more.

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Mid-Century Ranch

Recently remodeled, this mid-century ranch features stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, and an attached garage. The design of the ranch-style home has an effortless flow throughout. There is an over-sized lot and covered patio, perfect for enjoying Portland’s mild seasons. Located just down the road is Columbia Park, where farmers’ markets and live music are held often.

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Cozy 3 Bedroom

Spacious interior, cozy stone fireplace, and a beautiful outdoor space makes this bright 3 bedroom mid-century home just the place you might be searching for. The family-friendly residential area is located close to Clinton City Park and not far from dining and shopping on Division St.

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New Wine Tasting Rooms in the Willamette Valley, Oregon http://www.cascadesothebysrealty.com/new-wine-tasting-rooms-in-the-willamette-valley-oregon/ http://www.cascadesothebysrealty.com/new-wine-tasting-rooms-in-the-willamette-valley-oregon/#comments Sun, 17 Sep 2017 04:31:44 +0000 http://www.cascadesothebysrealty.com/?p=29066 As Willamette Valley’s reputation continues to blossom, winery tasting rooms anchor the experience for visitors looking to connect with the source. Here are five of our favorite newly opened locations.

Featured image: a beautiful wine tasting room from one of our featured Oregon vineyard listings – view more photos.

Domaine Serene DAYTON

Opened in May, The Clubhouse at Domaine Serene was designed to evoke an Old World “hilltop village.” The sprawling structure highlights views of verdant terrain, from rolling vine-covered hills to Cascade and coastal mountain ranges. A thirty-four-foot main tasting bar, a club members-only lounge and a vintage library room showcase lavish quality at every turn. Underground, visitors to the private tasting space will find a one-of-a-kind cave system modeled after the one found at the winery owners’ 15th-century Burgundy property, Château de la Crée.

Day Camp DAYTON

Playing on her surname, Brianne Day opened Day Camp wine collective in 2015. The ten-brand collective, which includes Day’s label Day Wines, finished construction of its stunning tasting room outside Dundee earlier this year. Reminiscent of Rummer-style architecture, two walls of windows connect the indoor-outdoor space. Honey-hued cedar and copper surfaces set a serene scene for tasting the wide range of varietals made on site. Innovation is the name of the game with this crop of new-wave winemakers, and their enthusiasm is infectious.

Fox Farm Vineyards DAYTON

“It’s a casual, downtown tasting room serving some of the best wines you’ve never heard of,” said Fox Farm Vineyards owner David Fish. With frequent events ranging from live music to comedy shows, the new tasting room in an historic building has quickly become a gathering spot. The vibe is more “watering hole” than winery, a scene not often found in a tasting room.

Blizzard Wines HILLSBORO

Modern and airy, the white-washed interior of Blizzard Wines’ just-opened tasting room is our kind of blizzard. Winery owners Nick and Dana Blizzard did much of the work on the barn-like structure, with the help of family and friends, on the property of their family-owned vineyard. A rollup door opens onto a patio and the vines beyond. “We are traditional and scientific in our style and are inspired by centuries- old French sophistication,” said Nick. The small-production facility produces an estate chardonnay and pinot noir, in addition to a few other red and white varietals.

Pike Road Wines CARLTON

Housed in downtown Carlton’s historic bank building, Pike Road Wines’ new tasting room isn’t going to be breaking anyone’s bank. The Campbell family (of Elk Cove fame) has put their forty years of Willamette Valley grape growing experience toward a new challenge: quality wine at affordable prices. Kick back in the courtyard with a flight, and order some light snacks or bring in a picnic from one of the many nearby farm-to-table restaurants.

Purple Hands DUNDEE

Without pomp and circumstance, a new eco-minded tasting room opened recently on Highway 99. Quietly working with Cellar Ridge Construction to construct a green building, Purple Hands founder and winemaker Cody Wright and his wife, Marque, have created a space that complements their fine wines. Cody, son of famed winemaker Ken Wright, has expanded the Purple Hands label and his skillset steadily over the years. The understated winery has reached top shelf status through word-of-mouth praise for its exquisite vintages that use grapes from certified sustainable vineyards. The winery’s hands-off marketing strategy translates to a low-key ethos that is evident to visitors who find their way to the tasting room.

For more wine tasting inspiration, check out our vineyards for sale in Oregon.

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