4661 Columbus Street SE, Albany, OR

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This Lovely Single Level Home has so much to offer!! With 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1132 sq ft on a 0.16 acre lot offering a large fenced back yard! Open Living room with vaulted ceilings, tile floor in the kitchen including stainless steel appliances, dining area with bright windows! Master Suite with full bathroom! New 30 yr roof in 2010, smaller RV parking area, attached 2 car garage! Can’t get much better than right HERE!

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**Pat Pendley, Christie Pendley ,and Doug Hall, are licensed Real Estate Brokers in the State of Oregon with RE/MAX Integrity

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Get to Know Oregon McMenamins Annual UFO Festival May 2014

McMenamins 15th Annual UFO Festival

at Hotel Oregon in McMinnville

Thursday thru Sunday, May 15–18, 2014

To mark our 15th Annual UFO Festival, we’ve brought in a truly extraordinary line-up of guests – from an internationally known talk-show host to an expert in the Sasquatch/extraterrestrial phenomena and beyond…

To accommodate this broader schedule, the festival has been extended to four days! This year, we’ve planned events from Thursday through Sunday, May 15–18, with expert presentations, lunch with speakers, a UFO costume parade, multiple live bands and much more.

Speakers’ Lineup Announced

Our 2014 Speakers include:

George Noory – Host of the nationally syndicated radio program “Coast to Coast AM.”
Stanton T. Friedman – Nuclear physicist, author and award-winning UFO/ufology lecturer since the mid-1960s.

David Marler – Author/expert on triangular UFO phenomenon and an independent UFO researcher.
James Clarkson – Washington State Director of MUFON and author; retired police sergeant, child abuse detective and state investigator.

Kewaunee Lapseritis – Authority on sasquatch phenomenon, particularly as it relates to extraterrestrial activity.
Peter Davenport – Director of the National UFO Reporting Center since 1994.

In addition to ticketed events, the weekend includes a number of free, family-friendly attractions, including live music, a costume parade, contests and a movie.

Remember to visit the all-day vendor booths, presented by our friends at the McMinnville Downtown Association.

The festival began as a way to honor the famous 1950 Trent sighting in which two local McMinnville citizens witnessed and photographed a UFO, said to be some of the most credible images of UFOs to date.

For more information visit

http://ufofest.com/

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(541) 990-2530

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Certified Distressed Property Expert
(541) 619-3640

Doug Hall, Broker
(541) 979-0571

**Pat Pendley, Christie Pendley ,and Doug Hall, are licensed Real Estate Brokers in the State of Oregon with RE/MAX Integrity

Team Pendley is a proud sponsor of
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Get to Know Oregon Wallula Gap

Wallula Gap …

The Wallula Gap spans both sides of the Columbia River (Lake Wallula) and is located in southern Washington State, 16 miles south of Pasco, Washington. Upstream of the Wallula Gap is the mouth of the Walla Walla River and Wallula, Washington, home of an early trading post known as Fort Nez Perce. The fort was located at the bend of the Columbia with a view straight down the Gap. Across from the mouth of the Walla Walla at the edge of the Wallula Gap basalts is the former Washington State town of Yellepit, the location of Lewis and Clark’s campsite of April 27 and 28, 1806. At the head of the Wallula Gap lies Port Kelley and Spring Gulch. Lewis and Clark spent the night of October 19, 1805, near Spring Gulch.

“… the river passes into the range of high Countrey at which place the rocks project into the river from the high clifts which is on the Lard. Side about 2/3 of the way across and those of the Stard. Side about the Same distance, the Countrey rises here about 200 feet above The water and is bordered with black rugid rocks …”
[Clark, October 18, 1805]

Wallula Gap National Natural Landmark
The Wallula Gap was designated as a National Natural Landmark in August, 1980.

Wallula Gap Basalts …

The basalts flows of the Wallula Gap were created in the Miocene Era, over 10 million years ago, and are part of the massive fissure flood basalts of the Columbia River Basalt Group (CRBG). Wallula Gap was created when ancestral Columbia and Snake Rivers flowed through a low area of the basalts.

The Creation of Wallula Gap …

From Geologist Bruce Bjornstad of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, as presented to the Geological Society of America’s annual meeting in Salt Lake City on October 17, 2005:

“… The story of Wallula Gap begins back in the Miocene Epoch, about 17 million years ago. At that time, lava flows of basalt ran out of giant fissures in the Earth’s crust east of here, near the Idaho-Oregon-Washington border. During basalt volcanism, the southern and western portions of the Columbia Plateau, including Wallula Gap, began to warp and fold under stresses deep in the Earth’s crust. The bending of the ancient lava flows is clearly visible in the folded layers of basalt exposed in the steep walls of the gap.
Early in the history of folding, the ridgecrest here was slightly lower than elsewhere along the ridge. This caused first the ancient Salmon-Clearwater River (precursor to the Snake River), and then the Columbia River to flow across the ridge over this low point. As the ridge continued to bend upward, river erosion kept pace, and a water gap developed. Until about 10 million years ago only the ancestral Salmon-Clearwater River flowed through Wallula Gap. It wasn’t until about 6 million years ago that the Columbia River joined in, where it has continued to flow ever since. Somewhere between 2 and 3 million years ago, the ancestral Salmon-Clearwater River captured the Snake River in the vicinity of Hell’s Canyon, along the Idaho-Oregon border; this added significantly to the amount of water draining through the gap. …”

Wallula Gap and the Missoula Floods …

Wallula Gap is the largest, the most spectacular, and the most significant of the several large water gaps through the basalt anticlines in the Columbia Basin, and funneled the mighty waters of the Missoula Floods. The Missoula floods are the largest known floods on Earth in the last two million years; the flow of water was ten times the combined flow of all the rivers of the world. The flood crest at Wallula Gap on the Columbia River at the Washington-Oregon border was about 1,200 feet, as evidenced by glacial erratics that were left stranded on the slopes of the Horse Heaven Hills and other anticlinal ridges. The water that poured down the Columbia River Gorge stripped away soil, surficial sediments, and talus up to 1,000 feet elevation as far as The Dalles, Oregon . By the time it reached Crown Point, the surface of the last flood (there were over 40 individual floods) had dropped to about 600 feet elevation The average interval between Missoula floods was about 30 years, with the last flood occurring about 13,000 years ago.

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Doug Hall, Broker
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**Pat Pendley, Christie Pendley ,and Doug Hall, are licensed Real Estate Brokers in the State of Oregon with RE/MAX Integrity

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New Ways to Think About All That Mulch in the Garden

After four years my neighbor finally put in a modest foundation bed last summer. I watched her laboriously dig out a 3-foot-deep bed, tearing at the fescue imbedded in potter’s clay (that’s our soil). Eventually she put in a row of three evenly spaced barberry shrubs, a miscanthus in one corner and a hosta in the other, then a daylily of some type. She mulched her bed with so many wood chips, they rose halfway up the barberry shrubs and almost covered the daylily leaves.

To be encouraging, I told her how wonderful it all looked, when what I really wanted to say was, “What do you think about staggering those plants? How about a more curved bed? Maybe that miscanthus won’t work so well in that much shade.” But most of all I wanted to point out that her plants were drowning in mulch.

I couldn’t say any of this — I feel bad talking about it now, like I’m some sort of landscape backseat driving jerk for even mentioning my thoughts. It’s her house, her yard, her plants. But the mulch. The mulch. So instead of talking to my neighbor, I’ll talk to you about why wood mulch can be both great and, well, not very great at all — and what a better alternative might be.

Types of wood mulch. We’ve been taught that wood mulch is essential, and in a lot of ways it is. If you use it, chunky wood mulch at a depth of 3 to 4 inches is best at suppressing weeds and adding organic matter to the soil, while also allowing good water infiltration. Finely shredded wood mulch tends to create a dense, impermeable mat and even blow away, but it’s great at weed suppression. The point here is that the kind of wood mulch you use matters. And don’t use cypress, as it’s often harvested unsustainably (of course, it wouldn’t surprise me if all wood mulch is harvested unethically).

Wood mulch is good for your soil. Termites don’t like wood mulch, contrary to the myth my home builder told me when he saw I was putting it right up against the house. It also doesn’t suck nitrogen out of the soil as it decomposes; instead it creates awesome soil by encouraging microbial life.

Yes, this was my garden many years ago, with 20 yards of mulch and when I was clueless about everything. Please note that I now mulch it with the perennial stems I cut down each spring, which isn’t enough, but it doesn’t matter — by early June you can’t even see the ground.

But too much is very bad for plants. Let’s also talk about mulch volcanoes. You know, mountains of mulch piled up 1 foot to 2 feet against a tree trunk. I never knew my city was riding over a fault line filled with mulch magma, but apparently it is. This practice will lead to disease and trunk rot and tree death. Personally, I prefer the park-like look of trees with no mulch — trunks coming straight out of the lawn or meadow, like the olive tree and mass of lavender here. Trees like river birch even seem to prefer plants around their root zone, which better shade and cool the soil.

All that being said, some studies show that a circle of mulch around trees and shrubs increases their rate of establishment and growth over the years. How’s that for conflicting info about mulch? Keep in mind, though, that a tree’s feeder roots will eventually reach out to at least twice the tree’s height — that’s one really big potential mulch circle.

Wood mulch maybe isn’t the best mulch. Designwise, I feel that mulch maroons plants and makes a perennial bed look like every other perennial bed. Mulch is default landscaping, and it kind of bugs me, as it’s very boring. If you can’t afford more plants, buy plugs, which are often a third the price of larger pots and give you more plants for your buck. In a worst-case scenario, plugs establish and spread just as fast as much larger root-bound nursery pots. More plants. More awesome.

Plants are the best mulch. Why not let your self-sowing perennials self-sow? Let them spread, get free plants, create a dense garden full of life and shelter and food for insects and birds and spiders and frogs and kids. Nature abhors a vacuum, and mulch is a vacuum devoid of life. In nature smaller plants and seedlings are the mulch, in effect. So if you’re actively planting a new bed from scratch, consider what shorter plant to use in front and under taller ones to create a rich, beautiful layer that serves many purposes at once.

Eventually you won’t even need mulch. After a few years, as your plants establish, you won’t really need any kind of trucked-in mulch. The taller and thicker plants create a shade barrier to most weeds and help conserve soil moisture. If anything, I’d say top-dress with some nice compost in the fall, since compost can be both a mulch and a natural fertilizer. Letting it soak in over winter is also a smart idea

One last reason plants make a better mulch. In a sunny area, you have to keep adding mulch, maybe as often as once a year, because mulch breaks down faster in sunlight. That’s not as low maintenance as I like, but wood mulch is far better than rubber (adds nothing to the soil; seems sort of like pollution) or rock (adds nothing to the soil; pain in the derriere to clean debris from or dig in). Nothing mulches like a nice plant ground cover and a diverse, vastly more interesting and layered perennial bed.

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**Pat Pendley, Christie Pendley ,and Doug Hall, are licensed Real Estate Brokers in the State of Oregon with RE/MAX Integrity

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Oregon Native American Loans

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Oregon Native American Loans

Owning your own home is the dream of many and for you and your family Oregon Native American loans is a way of making that dream come true. Even if you already own your home, you might be looking for a larger one to accommodate a growing family or maybe you need a loan to pay for improvements to the house you’re living in now. Either way, Oregon Native American loans are the solution for you.

Why Oregon Native American Loans?

The place to start your search for Oregon Native American loans begins with Section 184, which is a HUD government program designed to benefit registered members of federally recognized entities. Benefits include no appraisal if you currently have a Native American loan, low monthly payments since there is no requirement for mortgage insurance and no minimum credit score. For loans under $50k, a down payment of only 1.25% is needed and for loans over that, only 2.25% is required. This means that with Oregon Native American loans, you can get the home you’ve always dreamed of owning.

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4055 Somerset Dr NE, Albany, OR New Lower Price!!!

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NOW OFFERED AT $169,900!!!!!

This very well cared for, 1 owner home offers an efficient open floor plan with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1284 sq ft. Inviting entry way opens into the living room w/vaulted ceilings, kitchen w/island, SS appliances & dining area w/slider to the fenced back yard patio. The Master Suite offers walk in closet & spacious master bath. Inside laundry/mud room off the oversized 2 car garage. Great Schools, Great I-5 Commuter Location… It’s All Right Here!

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(541) 979-0571

**Pat Pendley, Christie Pendley ,and Doug Hall, are licensed Real Estate Brokers in the State of Oregon with RE/MAX Integrity

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Get to Know Oregon Keizer Iris Fest

Keizer Iris Festival
May 15th – 18th 2014
“Dancing in the Streets”

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RIVER ROAD & KEIZER EVENTS

Iris Festival Golf Tournament – May 16

Four person golf teams may register in advance to play in this traditional and memorable event on the Iris Festival schedule. Presented by Skyline Keizer Ford-Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center the Iris Festival Golf Tournament is held at supporting sponsors McNary Golf Course, located at 155 McNary Estates Dr N. The shot-gun start time is at 11:00 am. Players will be treated to plenty of food and treats while enjoying the beautiful 18 hole course . After the tournament play make plans to celebrate at the Awards Ceremony. Call Tournament Director Nathan Bauer 503-588-0095 or click here to register your team.

Iris Parade – May 17

Everyone loves a parade! This year’s theme “Dancing in the Streets” will be portrayed by the colorful floats and enchanting entries of the Keizer Iris Parade presented by Valley Credit Services. Lively marching bands, talented youth performers, proud equestrians, shiny classic cars, and thousands of spectators make this a not-to-be-missed annual event. Come early for the best seat! Parade begins at the corner of Lockhaven and River Rd. at 10:30 am and proceeds south along to Glynbrook. Click HERE for Directions.

Mayor’s Pet Parade – May 17

Come join the fun with Keizer Mayor Lore Christopher and her dog as they lead the Pet Parade presented by Creekside Veterinary Clinic. The close to ½ mile march is a favorite for pet owners, kids, and beginner walkers.

Golf Ball Drop May 16

McNary Golf Course Hole #18, will be the site of the Helicopter Golf Ball Drop. The lucky holder of the ticket that matches the number on the golf ball that is closest to the target hole after being dropped by the hovering helicopter will win the 50/50 raffle!


KEIZER STATION FUN CENTER ACTIVITIES

Carnival & Midway – May 15-18

There is more excitement and thrills at the carnival and midway presented by OSU Federal “Your Community Credit Union” located at Keizer Station. Try your skills at the games and maybe win a stuffed animal, take a wild ride and let the wee ones enjoy the more mild floating canoes. There is something for everyone at the carnival whether you are a kid or a kid at heart! Family night is on Thursday, May 17 pick-up a discount coupon at OSU Federal branch in the Keizer Safeway or any local Keizer Bank.

Crown the Hound – May 17-18

Bring your pet and come join us at Crown the Hound 2013 located at the Keizer Station Fun Center. This exciting event will help support the Keizer Police Department K9 Unit. Enter your pet into one of our exciting competitions sponsored by Petco. Watch the police canine’s as they demonstrate their ability to keep us safe and take a bite out of crime.

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http://irisfestival.com/activities/

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!

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Certified Distressed Property Expert
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Doug Hall, Broker
(541) 979-0571

**Pat Pendley, Christie Pendley ,and Doug Hall, are licensed Real Estate Brokers in the State of Oregon with RE/MAX Integrity

Team Pendley is a proud sponsor of
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