Grant County, OR Real Estate News

You never know who will read your ActiveRain post once you hit the Publish button and send it into the Internet.  We trust that we're reaching our audience and hope that they like the content, find it credible, and will be motivated to reach out to us.Recently I wrote a post titled "Sleep in a Tipi at Clyde Holliday State Park Near John Day, Oregon."  The post contained several pictures, a description of the Park, and my experience camping in a tipi with my wife.  I then naturally shared the post on my Facebook page.A few days later, a notification appeared in my AR account from a visitor.  The message read: Hi Rick, I work for Oregon State Parks. We read your recent article about tipis at Clyde Holliday and were impressed with the photos. Would you be willing to donate them to us? They...
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You don't have to be a Plains Indian living in the 19th century to be able to sleep in a tipi.  Just make a reservation to stay at one of the two tipis available at an Oregon State Park in central Oregon. Clyde Holliday State Recreation SiteThe Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site is along US Highway 26, about seven miles west of the town of John Day.  The John Day River borders the park to the south.The 31 campsites are first-come, first-served and have electric and water.  Hot showers, flush toilets, ice, firewood, and an RV dump station are available.Some campers use the park as a base to visit local attractions: Kam Wah Chung Museum in John Day (not to be missed!), the John Day Fossil Beds, Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Area, and bird-watching at the Malheur National Wildlife...
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By Catherine Ulrey, Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist
(Keller Williams Capital City)
Help Wanted!!!   Looking to hire a 2nd Buyer's Agent in/near Salem, Oregon Country and Equestrian Real Estate is BUSY here in Oregon.  We are generating too many leads for one Buyer Agent work with and need to grow the team!   Our new team member must possess the following: Current Real Estate license in Oregon, or the ability to get one 3 years of real estate sales, escrow, lending or other related experience Own car, smart phone, ipad/laptop and internet service Equestrian or farm knowledge Duties include: Following up with new leads immediately either by phone or email Assist client with finding the right property Guide the client through the entire process of buying including, but not limited to: showing property, writing contracts, opening escrow, attending inspections, keeping det...
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By James A. Browning, MRE REOCertified(R) SSCertified
(Browning Real Estate School/REO Institute)
  VIRGINIA DEVELOPER AND RESTAURATEUR PLEADS GUILTY TO MASSIVE BANK FRAUD   WASHINGTON, DC - Thomas E. Arney, 56, of Chesapeake, Va., pled guilty on Friday to engaging in a massive bank fraud scheme that contributed to the failure of the Bank of the Commonwealth.   Christy L. Romero, Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP); Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; John Boles, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Norfolk Field Office; Rick A. Raven, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation's Washington, D.C., Field Office; and Jon T. Rymer, Inspector General of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC-OIG), made the announcement after the plea was accepted by United States...
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By Lisa Broadwater, GRI, CDPE - Bend, Sisters, Tumalo, Redmond
(Cascade Sotheby's International Realty)
For the July 4th holiday, we headed to John Day, where a group of us gather each year for a weekend-long celebration at our friends' Herb and Diane's place. On Saturday, Diane treated us to a trail ride in the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness, a 68,700-acre range with elevations between 4,000 and 9,038 feet, located in the Malheur National Forest. We parked at the Strawberry Campground, about 12 miles outside Prairie City, a charming little town of 1,100. (Known as "the Gateway to the Strawberry Wilderness," it's worth a day trip in and of itself.) The campgrounds were packed with hikers and campers (no surprise; this is a popular spot) -- so much so that some not-too-clever chap had even parked his little Jeep so that it blocked one of only two spots designated for horse trailers, and of...
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By Lisa Broadwater, GRI, CDPE - Bend, Sisters, Tumalo, Redmond
(Cascade Sotheby's International Realty)
Friday, we headed to Mount Vernon to show my listing there. This trip, however, we decided to dawdle a bit on our way home Saturday. I always love making that drive from Prineville to Mount Vernon. Even on a bad day, it's a picturesque setting. First, you wind your way through the towering pine forests of the Ochoco Mountains and slowly segue into the exotic prehistoric rock formations of the John Day Valley. Then there's that touch of the unexpected near Mitchell: the hilarious spectacle of the infamous Shoe Tree (see photo below). It's actually this area's second version; you'll find it near mile market 89. This year, the Ochocos are as lush and green as I've ever seen. A bonus from the wet winter, I suppose. The spring wildflowers are all in bloom, and the rivers are all running high...
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(West + Main)
Whether you are spending time in Oregon or living here Eastern Oregon is a great place to spend a day or two. My favorite time of the year in Eastern Oregon is Fall. The sunsets are beautiful, the colors are amazing and the wildlife are on the move.Today - I drove to Dayville which is about 30 miles west of John Day right on Hwy 26 - the trip is beautiful from Central Oregon - you will seriously see a little of everything. As you leave Prineville on Hwy 26 you will enter into the Ochoco Mountains which are beautifully treed with Ponderosa Pines and sprinkled with Aspen, Dog Woods and so much more. It is not unusual to see deer, elk and possibly a coyote or two. Some of the attractions that pull me to this beautiful area are;John Day Fossil BedsPainted HillsMitchell- a great little town ...
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