Brian Ladd on The Jennifer Hammond Show

Our very own Brian Ladd spoke with Jennifer Hammond of The Jennifer Hammond Show on SiriusXM to talk about the state of real estate in Bend and everything the city has to offer!  Listen to the full interview above, or click here.


Explore the Award-Winning Sunriver Arts Fair, Aug 9-11

Central Oregon may be best known as a mecca for beer lovers, mountain tamers, and intrepid cyclists, but this booming mountain-side community is also home to a thriving and exciting arts scene with a yearly tradition that’s made its way into the national spotlight.

Coming into its tenth year, the annual Sunriver Arts Fair has been named a top-ten Best Art Fair in America by Artfaircalendar.com, a patron-voted program meant to encourage attendance by highlighting innovative and exciting shows nationwide. Cascade Sotheby’s is proud to be a Premier Sponsor of the Sunriver Arts Fair, as a way of helping to make art, music, and culture more accessible throughout the community.

Raising Funds for Local Families & Children

The fair serves as the largest fundraising event for the Sunriver Women’s Club, a nonprofit corporation which, since its founding in 1974, has distributed $537,055 to agencies working to provide basic necessities, such as shelter, health, food, clothing, and education to families and children in the Three Rivers and south Deschutes County areas. All net proceeds of the Sunriver Arts Fair directly benefit these children and families. 

About the 2019 Fair

This year, the event features more than 80 artists and makers from Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and as far away as Illinois. Each brings a unique aesthetic, mission, and craft to the table, making the diversity of mediums represented truly reminiscent of of Central Oregon, and of the west itself. 

With hand-spun ceramics and mosaic sculpture to woodworking, metalworking, textiles, and painting, the fair is an opportunity for attendees to experience creation in various forms and connect with the local art community in an intimate and lively setting. And because no great summer celebration is complete without a live soundtrack, each day of the festival hosts different musical acts to inspire the spirit and, hopefully, the feet with a little incentive to hit the dance floor. 

For information about this year’s artists in attendance, explore the full list here. 

Tips for Enjoying the Fair

If you are travelling from outside of the area or just making the drive from Bend, you can make the most of your trip to the Sunriver Arts Fair with these simple tips. 

  • Shade tents will be set up, but hats and sunscreen are still the best bet for saving your skin from a long day of sun exposure. 
  • Displays and vendors are set up on grass, pavers, concrete, and other terrain, so plan shoes accordingly.
  • Reusable water bottles are welcome.
  • Pets are welcome/ not welcome.
  • If you are in need of local accommodations, the fair organized have compiled a helpful list. 

We hope you enjoy your experience with the Central Oregon art community. To stay informed of upcoming local events, including arts and culture, outdoors, and more, subscribe to our blog. 

Art Fair Hours

August 9-11, 2019

Fri. and Sat., 9:30am-6:00pm

Sun., 9:30am-4:00pm


12 Perfect Beach Cottages for Sale in Oregon Right Now

Some things are so quintessentially summer that it’s hard to separate the season from the sensation. The ease of cold water sipped straight from the garden hose; the way melted ice cream stays sticky between your fingers; the smell of sunscreen and sea air. We learn young about the magic of summer through 12 gloriously school-free weeks each year. That magic tends to dissipate later in life — typically somewhere between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm on any given weekday. But just because we outgrow childhood, doesn’t mean we can’t discover new ways to enjoy the season of carefree living. 

The Perks of Coastal Living

There’s a reason people of all ages are flocking to coastal cities large and small all across the U.S. In fact, there’s a lot more than one. Not only does life along the sea’s edge offer myriad lifestyle and recreation opportunities, there are a number of health, environmental, and financial benefits to coastal living, as well. 

Wellbeing & Wealth 

The desire to reclaim that feeling of summer freedom is driving more and more people to invest in lifestyle properties, like coastal homes.  Buying a home on the Oregon Coast is not only a way to relive or even re-imagine those treasured summer moments, it’s also an opportunity to invest in income-generating rental properties which see high tourist rates throughout the year. Yes, summer is the fair-haired season for most beach dwellers, but year-round living and vacationing by the sea offers lifestyle perks and benefits that might surprise you. 

Here are a few spacious homes for sale on the Oregon and Washington coastlines. Each offers enough space to host small to larger groups, as well as quintessential ocean vibes that will make any traveler happy to rest a while on these shores. 

Craftsman Cottage with a Bar for Salty Sailors

Old-School Beach Cabin

The Cutest Beach Decor You’ve Ever Seen

Find Your Community

Activities like surfing, kiteboarding, fishing, and hiking are tremendously popular in these areas, which can help recent transplants meet new people and become established within the community, which can have an immensely positive impact on self-esteem and wellbeing. 

A Perfect Cottage in a Great Community

Lincoln City is a premier destination for visitors and residents interested in a broad range of activities and interests. All the essential seaside sports are here, as well as microbreweries, restaurants, a famous skate park, and outlet malls that are well known throughout the state, so finding something to do is easy for just about everyone. 

The Culture Connection 

Many coastal towns are known as hubs of culture and the arts, so you’ll often find festivals and special events throughout the year. Not to mention fresh seafood, beautiful wharfs, cute and kitschy shops — all of which are attractive tourist features, making them ideal when investing in an income-generating rental property. 

An Ocean-side Arts Hub

Homes for sale in Cannon Beach are sought out by everyone from marine efficianados to art and culture fans. This little town hosts a variety of events, like the Earth and Ocean Arts Festival, sandcastle building contests, and more. 

Environmental Advantages 

You can even live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle due to abundant local natural resources, especially water. Living coastal virtually eliminates the need to water outdoors and makes hobby farming and sustainability farming more efficient. Not to mention the fact that many people report feeling a great sense of ease and peace when near water. 

A Little House with a Lot of Beach

This Cannon Beach home is perfect for anyone looking for a low-maintenance home that allows you to walk straight from your living room onto the sand. If you want the benefits of living near water, it doesn’t get much closer than this, unless you’re an actual fish.

Accessible Price Points

Homes on the Oregon Coast range from very affordable to top-tier luxury, so there’s often a home to match every price point, depending on where you choose to purchase. The closer to the beach, the more you’ll likely pay, but there are some great options out there for those who don’t mind a little more space between their home and the waves. 

Well Priced and Well Placed

This home for sale in Lincoln City offers beach access at a relatively low price point. It’s a great option for anyone looking to buy a beach home for year-round living, vacationing, or to use as an income property. 

High-End at a Mid-Range Price

For brilliant views and beach access, this well-priced home in Depoe Bay is one you’ve got to experience in person. The home features windows in all the right places, as well as beach access only a few steps down the pathway. 

Worth Every Penny

If you want to sip your morning coffee over views of an endless ocean horizon, this home for sale in Gleneden Beach gives you million-dollar vistas at a discount. 

There’s More to Sea

Find your perfect coastal vacation home, rental property on the Oregon Coast, or charming seaside home for everyday living by exploring our favorite beach houses for sale right now. You’re also welcome to explore all our listings right here. If you’re just not done looking at beach homes for sale on the Oregon Coast, here are a few more to tide you over. 

Open Spaces & High Ceilings

A Woodland Charmer

Hillside Gem



August First Friday Art Walk – Downtown Bend

Please Join in the fun Friday August 2nd at our Downtown Bend Showroom (821 NW Wall St., Bend OR) from 5-8 PM to enjoy the artwork of Janet Rawlings.

This event is sponsored by Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty and your hosts Silvia Knight and Sheila Balyeat, along with co-sponsor Sabrina Norton from First American Title Company, who will be serving wine and beer samples.

Artist BIO

Janet Rawlings is an Award-winning Fine Artist using Soft Pastels or Charcoal in soft realism.  Janet has received numerous awards, including “Painting of the Year” from Southern Oregon Society of Artists in 2007 and 2011. 

Her art shows exceptional light, color and strong values. “I have an eclectic taste, so you will find any number of subjects in my portfolio; portraits, still- life, landscapes, cityscapes, wildlife, and more.”  Rawlings is also available to paint commissions as requested.

 
Although disabled from fibromyalgia, Rawlings says, “being able to create art is the best therapy I can imagine”.  Rawlings is a member of the Pastel Society of Oregon, Plein Air Painters of Oregon and the SageBrushers Art Society in Bend. 
  
Rawlings tries to display as much of my art as possible through shows in the area, including coffee shops, libraries and the Senior Center along with many specialized shows.  You can also see her art by requesting an appointment at her “in-home” Studio.   

For more about Janet please go to Rawlings Fine Art website


Camp To Belong Oregon

Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty broker Diane Flansburg is on the Board of Directors of Kindred Matters, a 501(c)(3) which works to reunify siblings living in separate foster homes for a week at camp and now various activities throughout the year and through an annual summer camp program called Camp To Belong Oregon. She is thrilled to be a part of this endeavor and aims to help focus more attention on what is being done throughout the entire state.

Camp To Belong is an international camp program founded by Lynn Price in 1994. After discovering that she was in foster care and had a sister at the age of 8, Price founded Camp To Belong to provide separated siblings with opportunities to make memories together that she did not have. With member camps all over the United States and Australia, Camp To Belong camps have served nearly 13,000 separated siblings.

Since bringing Camp To Belong to the Northwest in 2006, nearly 2,000 youth have been served. Now serving primarily Oregon youth, two sessions of Camp To Belong are held each summer. Camp To Belong is a one-week long residential camp experience designed specifically to provide siblings with opportunities to make positive, childhood memories together, despite living separated. Activities at camp include an all camp birthday party, carnival night, sibling scrapbooks, campfires, arts and crafts, swimming, boating, rock climbing, archery, and so much more.

Camp To Belong has proven to be a powerful intervention for siblings living separated. In 2017, 97% of campers reported making positive memories with their siblings at camp and 85% reported that attending camp made their sibling relationship stronger. Beyond that, 92% reported that their time at camp made them more hopeful about their futures.

To learn more about the campers experience and help support Camp To Belong, click here.


Sotheby’s International Realty | This is Who We Are

Building on the centuries-long reputation of the preeminent auction house, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand is recognized globally. Our service is tailored through technology, making us the modern go-to for real estate professionals and clients who expect the very best from the very best. 


June 2019 Third Thursday in Lake Oswego

Join us for Third Thursday on June 20, 2019 from 4pm-7pm at our Lake Oswego Office (310 N State Street, Suite 102, Lake Oswego, OR 97034). We will be featuring local artists Evelin Marsh & Ariel Gallagher.

ABOUT EVELIN MARSH

Evelin Marsh is a local artist and home designer for her company Summit Development Group in Lake Oswego. Most of her artwork is displayed in designer studios and offices. Evelin’s pieces are inspired by her design work. For example she adds different mediums, like Resin with crystals and natural elements, to her paintings. The homes she designs have a lot of texture combined with natural elements like Steel fireplaces, Cider, high ceilings and open spaces with natural light. Evelin has also been working on adding her artwork into the fashion world. 

About Ariel Gallagher

Ariel Gallagher is a local artist who grew up loving the vibrant colors of Van Gogh and Kandinsky. Her work is based on experimenting with various mediums and application techniques to create colorful pieces often reminiscent of organized chaos. Current techniques include layering acrylic, spray paint and alcohol ink, as well as texture mediums.


Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty acquires Avenue Properties in Hood River, Oregon

Portland, Oregon (June 3, 2019)Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty has acquired Avenue Properties Oregon serving the entire Columbia River Gorge on both sides of the river in Oregon and Washington effective immediately. Avenue Properties Oregon was formed in 2018 by top real estate producers and partners, Molly Donnell and Renee England, who join the Cascade Sotheby’s team with five other area agents.

With the addition of Avenue Properties, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty increases market share in the luxury, vacation and second home, and farm/ranch/vineyard sectors and enhances its regional presence in the Pacific Northwest. Hood River and the surrounding Columbia River Gorge region have seen growth as a destination location for vacationers, hikers, kite sailors, retirees, among others seeking the beauty and quality of life of this special region.

In addition, the area is an emerging wine and vineyard destination with dozens of wineries catering to a growing tourism sector. Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty has long excelled at serving the farm, ranch and vineyard real estate markets and is poised with dedicated brokers to serve that market in the Gorge.

“Acquiring such an elite brokerage in Hood River is a natural extension of our strategy to serve the luxury, second home and emerging vineyard market in the Columbia River Gorge,” says Deb Tebbs, founder and chief executive officer, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty. “Avenue Properties aligns perfectly with the Sotheby’s brand—the founders join us in putting client service and innovation at the forefront of everything they do.” When approached by Cascade Sotheby’s to join forces, Donnell and England felt it was the right time and the right brand for partnership—and true collaboration with a solid team: “Any brokerage can say they offer client-focused innovative marketing and technology and elite agents who are true experts in the business, but Cascade Sotheby’s delivers on that—100%!” says Donnell, who founded Avenue Properties Oregon. “The international reach, Sotheby’s long-standing reputation for excellence and the local leadership of Deb Tebbs were a huge draw for us—and we know those assets are our key differentiators as we continue to serve our clients here in the beautiful Gorge.”


First Thursday in The Pearl | June 2019

Join us for First Thursday on June 6, 2019 from 5pm-8pm at our Pearl Office (1321 NW Hoyt Street, Portland, OR 97209). We will be featuring local artist, Laura Janes, as she presents her show: “Hidden Beauty”.

The paintings in this show are all about seeing beauty in places that might not be considered beautiful.

Raindrops in gutters, tropical foliage growing in parking lots, rocks and weeds around the shoreline of lakes and rivers.

Each painting is designed to focus on beauty that might ordinarily be overlooked.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Laura Janes is a fine artist specializing in painting things found in the environment not always considered to be beautiful. She draws inspiration from elements found in the natural world, including desert plants, trees, water, and rocks. She works primarily in acrylic on canvas as well as in watercolor, and occasionally creates mixed media pieces using images, gold and silver leaf, and encaustic materials.

Her work is available through galleries and design professionals for both residential and commercial applications.  

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She came to the Portland area from Palm Springs and continues to work with designers and their clients in both parts of the world.

Additionally, to share in the celebration of designs and structures she paints small watercolors of homes, buildings, interiors and landscapes. These vignettes are a way to show more than the standard “documentary” image.  The paintings are sometimes of a small area, overlooked in the more formal portrait of a room or garden. In addition to the original watercolor painting, notecards and notecard sets are created. 

Currently she is painting for the Restore Oregon Modernism Home Tour, Lake Oswego Heritage Council to record and honor the homes in this year’s Home and Garden Tour as well as painting watercolors for the Friends of the Rogerson Clematis Collection, at Luscher Farm, for their spring events.  She also works with the Palm Springs Art Museum and their Architecture and Design Center and Palm Desert location to paint and make cards of important midcentury modern buildings in the Palm Springs area for sale in their museum stores. 

LEARN MORE

Learn more about Laura Janes at laurajanes.com