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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM TEAM PENDLEY

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Selling Your Home What’s the Difference Between a CMA and an Appraisal?

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Written by Blanche Evans on Thursday, 26 December 2013 9:14 am

How do you find out the value of your home? There are two ways – a comparative market analysis, or CMA, and a professional appraisal.

The CMA is used to determine current market value so that you can choose the listing price where your home will sell quickly and for the highest amount possible
Your real estate professional gets the information for the CMA from the multiple listing service, or MLS, where brokers and their agents pool information on listed properties for sale. The MLS also contains sold data, historical trends and property tax roll data.

The CMA includes recently sold homes and homes for sale in your immediate neighborhood that are most similar to your home in appearance, features, and general price range. Establishing a home’s fair market value is equally important to buyers and their lenders. When your buyer applies for a loan, the bank will order an appraisal.

Where the bank appraisal differs from a CMA is that it is performed by a licensed appraiser – not a real estate agent. Even though the appraiser is hired by the bank, the appraiser has no vested interest in the transaction.

The appraisal is designed to protect the bank, so that it doesn’t loan too much money for a single property. The appraiser visits your home and compares it to other similar homes using square footage, finishes, age, condition, location, and more.

The data is compared to property tax records and recent solds as well as sales trends to determine the arc of prices up or down. Appraisers also use information from the local MLS.

If an appraisal comes in lower than the asking price of the home, the bank will not make the loan, and the seller will likely reduce the price for the buyer.

One thing is certain, no home will sell for more than it’s worth in any market. If you price your home based on the information suggested by the CMA, chances are good that the buyer’s appraisal will support the sales price.

If you price your home above comparables, it’s a sure way to insure your home won’t sell.
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Get to Know Oregon Mt Bachelor Bend Oregon

Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort Bend Oregon

The Mount Bachelor Ski Area

Was founded by Bill Healy (1925–1993) on December 19, 1958, with $75,000 and a one year lease from the U.S. Forest Service for the land. The four other major stockholders were Felix Marcoulier (1917–2004), Dr. Bradford Pease (1912–2004), Oscar Murray (c. 1917–present), and Phil Gould. The founders raised $100,000 from local investors and made many important management decisions that would shape the path of Mount Bachelor and Central Oregon for decades to come.
The ski area opened as Bachelor Butte in October 1958 with a rope tow and a 3,100 feet (940 m) platter lift rising 1,000 ft (305 m)Template:Convert/track/abbr/on and a lift ticket was three dollars The geographical name changed to Mount Bachelor in 1983 after the Bend Chamber of Commerce persuaded state and federal officials to adopt the more descriptive term “mountain.” Well-known broadcaster and avid skier Lowell Thomas visited the young ski area in 1961, flying over from Sun Valley with J. R. Simplot. The first area of the mountain developed for skiing was the northeastern side. The northwestern side was not lift-served in 1973, but those who ventured for the “Outback Trail Tour” paid a dollar in advance and got a return ride by a sno-cat to the lodge. A new trail was finished in 1975, and the Outback double chairlift was installed in the summer of 1976 at a cost of $700,000.It was replaced by the $3 million high-speed quad (Outback Express) in the summer of 1987; with a capacity of 2,800 per hour. The lengthy Northwest Express chairlift was added in the summer of 1996, a high-speed quad with 2,365-foot (721 m)Template:Convert/track/adj/on vertical. This lift further expanded the terrain to the west and increased the resort’s overall vertical, lowering the minimum lift-served elevation to 5,700 feet (1,737 m).
The first summit chairlift was installed in the summer of 1983, a high-speed detachable triple. At the time, it was just the second detachable chairlift installed in the world. It was upgraded to a quad in 1997. Original plans for a summit lodge and an accompanying service road were abandoned in 1982 to attain approval from the forest service.
Due to its challenging terrain parks and excellent snow conditions, Mount Bachelor is the official home training resort of many professional and Winter Olympic athletes, and hosts several professional USSA competitions each year.

Trails and lifts
Total lift accessible area is 3,683 acres (14.9 km2) with approximately 1,600 acres (6.5 km2) groomed daily. The longest run is just over 1.5 miles (2.4 km). There are 10 chairlifts, seven of which are express quads. Following the Summit triple in 1983, the Pine Marten was the first express quad, installed in the summer of 1986. The accompanying lodge at the top of Pine Marten was built two years later. The Pine Marten Express was the world’s first height-adjustable detachable quad. It was overhauled in 2006 for $3.5 million, with new terminals, cable, and all new moving parts. The Outback Express was installed in 1987 and the Skyliner Express in 1989.
In recent years Mt. Bachelor has made sweeping efforts to attract freestyle skiers and snowboarders. A 400-foot (122 m) super pipe is among the best on the continent, and hosted the 2006 USSA Olympic Qualifier. The resort’s Bachelor Parks terrain park encompasses 3 parks, is nearly a mile (1.5 km) long, descending 850 vertical feet (260 m) and featuring a number of jumps, rails, boxes, and jibs for freestyle riders. Other parks include “Slopestyle Arena”, and “Sunshine Park” for beginners.
In 2003, Transworld Snowboarding magazine (editors & readers) ranked Bachelor as the fourth best snowboarding resort in North America.
Mount Bachelor also has a cross country skiing area with 12 groomed trails covering 35 miles (56 km) and 850 feet (260 m) of vertical.

Other activities
Other features at Mt. Bachelor include snowshoeing, dogsledding, interpretive tours and snow-tubing. Seven restaurants, three bars, and three coffeehouses on the premises are distributed in four day lodges. Additional accommodations and lodging are nearby at Sunriver and in the city of Bend.

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Get To Know Oregon Timberline Lodge

History

The lodge was constructed between 1936 and 1938 as a Works Progress Administration project during the Great Depression. That year, Timberline opened as Oregon’s first destination ski resort with a portable rope tow. The next year, the Magic Mile chairlift opened, as well as Silcox Hut, which sits about one thousand vertical feet (300 m) and a mile (1.6 km) above the main lodge, and was the original unloading and warming hut.

Summer skiing and summer race camps began at Timberline in 1956.[2] Before the Palmer chairlift was constructed in 1983 (which provides access above the 7,000-foot (2,100 m) level), the conditions at Timberline allowed skiing from the Mile November through July or August. With the Palmer, a skiable surface is available year round. Timberline is the only ski area in the states with lift accessed skiing and snowboarding all twelve months of the year. Ski and snowboard camps draw thousands of people to the slopes during the months of June, July and August.

Early history

Main article: Magic Mile

The Magic Mile chairlift was the longest chairlift in the world, and the second chairlift, of those built to be a chairlift when it opened in 1939. Financial troubles operating the Lodge and World War II closed it for several years during the 1940s and 1950s. The ski area has successfully operated since 1956.

Palmer chairlift

The original Palmer chairlift opened for 1978 summer ski season.[3] It was a fixed double chair in basically the same location as the present chair, with the base station near Silcox Hut.

The current Palmer chairlift was completed in 1996, and is built to withstand wind gusts of over 100 miles per hour (160 km/h) and 200 inches (510 cm) of snow. Its construction time was less than six months due to a limited building season imposed by the local weather conditions.[4]

Recent history

The Jeff Flood Express detachable high speed quad chair opened for the 2007-2008 ski season. With the new lift, Timberline added the Still Creek Basin to skiable terrain on the lower mountain which almost doubles the area below the timberline, which provides much needed capacity on days with wind or limited visibility when the Magic Mile and Palmer are unable to open. Jeff Flood also improves connectivity to Stormin’ Normin and Magic Mile lifts from the lower mountain.

Thanks to the added terrain accessible from Jeff Flood, if the Palmer lift is open, it is possible to ski a non-stop run over 3.5 miles (5.6 km) in length with elevation change of about 4,000 feet (1,200 m).

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The Brigittine Monks Gourmet Confections

Founded in 1370 and dedicated to a life of prayer and work, the Brigittine Monks are completely self-supporting. In our Monastery located in the lush Willamette Valley in Oregon, the monks quietly go about producing some of the most delicious candy in the world.

We blend the finest quality ingredients including real chocolate, fresh dairy butter, real cream, the freshest nuts, and real flavors. We use only the best and freshest ingredients.

Our Gourmet Confections have received hundreds of accolades from candy experts and customers alike. Numerous television programs, including the ABC Nightly News and CNN, have featured segments about our candy. We have also been featured on the game show Jeopardy.

Perhaps you read about our delicious products in Town and Country Magazine, Bon Appetit, People magazine, US News and World Report, Chocolatier, or The New York Times. Or you may have heard about them on your favorite radio talk show.

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Christmas in the Oregon Garden

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Christmas in the Garden
November 29, 2013 – December 22, 2013

Join us for a traditional Christmas Market and light display in the charming Rediscovery Forest each Friday-Sunday, from November 29th to December 22nd, 4pm to 9pm.

Upon arrival, you will enter the Garden and board the Holiday Express, where you will be whisked to the beautifully decorated Rediscovery Forest. Here, you can:

•enjoy a traditional German Christmas Market, where you can find the perfect holiday gifts from artisan vendors selling hand-made goods
•sip gluhwein and other adult holiday beverages
•listen to festive holiday music
•take in the smells and tastes of holiday foods
•warm up next to fire pits
•walk among lit vignettes and through 150,000 Christmas lights in the forest, including a glowing, 9 foot tall Leg Lamp!

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Additional Activities
•Photos with Santa & Live Reindeer, December 6th-8th – you will get to meet live reindeer and take your photo with Santa! There will be no official photographer for Santa photos, parents can take their own at no cost.
•Pony Rides, December 14th – children can enjoy pony rides throughout the evening. There is a suggested $1 donation per ride, which will benefit two non-profit organizations – The Oregon Garden and Canyonview Camp.
•A Christmas Carol Play, December 15th, 5pm – your family will enjoy this play, performed by Traveling Lantern Theatre Company. The play is geared towards families and is included with admission.

Admission
•$5 per person
•$4 for Garden Members (must show membership card)
•Free for children 4 & under
•Silverton residents receive $1 off admission each Sunday ($4 Silverton residents, $3 Silverton residents with Garden Membership – must show I.D. with Silverton address and membership card)

Each paid admission receives five $1 vouchers to be used at any booth in the market, including food and beverage. Vouchers may be used one per booth, per purchase, per person.

Pay admission during your first visit, and then return to Christmas in the Garden as many times as you’d like for free, for the duration of the event.

Parking will be free at The Oregon Garden.

Outdoor Event

This is an outdoor event, please dress accordingly. There will be covered seating areas, heaters and fire pits placed throughout the event.


Food & Beverages

Indulge in gluhwein, a traditional hot spiced wine, as you walk through the lights. Hot cocoa, coffee, beer, wine, spirits, water and soda will also be available. Purchase a commemorative mug, and receive $1 off each of your beverages.

The food menu will include: soft pretzels with fondue, German sausage with sauerkraut, German stew, hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, sweet nuts and chocolate chip cookies.

Overnight Package

The Oregon Garden Resort is offering a special overnight package during Christmas in the Garden. The package starts at $99 for two people, and includes:
•two tickets to Christmas in the Garden
•two beverages (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) served in a commemorative mug
•accommodation
•continental breakfast buffet
•admission to The Oregon Garden

To book the package, visit the Oregon Garden Resort website.

Vendors

Give beautiful, handmade gifts for Christmas this year, made by Oregon-based vendors who will be featured at Christmas in the Garden. Some vendors will change throughout the month, so visit often to see them all!
•Art Glass by Diane – Cornelius
•Blue Eyed Creations – Portland
•Burbecks Jewelry – Eagle Creek
•Creative Carved Art – Springfield
•Doug’s Nuts – Eugene
•Earth n Sea – Sweet Home
•Gardeners Anvil – Salem
•Holly’s Candles – Salem
•Sweet Oregon Rain – Dayton
•The Oregon Garden Horticulture Staff – Silverton

Musicians
Live musical performances will happen on the following days, from approximately 6pm to 7:30pm.

Friday, December 6: Festival Chorale Oregon

Saturday, December 7: McNary High School Choir, followed by Daniel Trent at 7:30pm

Sunday, December 8: Daniel Trent

Friday, December 13: Leslie Middle School Choir

Saturday, December 14: McNary High School Choir

Friday, December 20: McNary High School Choir

Saturday, December 21: McKay High School Choir

Sunday, December 22: Steve and Melody

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How to Care for a Freshly Cut Christmas Tree

Therese Ciesinski

Artificial trees may have increased in popularity, but for the purist, only a real tree will do. No matter how realistic it looks, an artificial tree can’t compete with the scent and feel of a real evergreen. It’s a living part of nature that, for a short time, we give a place of honor in our homes.

And no matter which kind of tree it is — spruce, fir, pine or cypress — once it’s indoors, the goal is to keep the tree fresh and green. This means keeping the needles pliable and on the tree until the holidays are over. And the only thing that does that is water, lots of it. Think of it like a big, green pet: Just as a dog or cat needs fresh water every day, so does a fresh Christmas tree.

Get the tree in water immediately. Once you get your tree home, put it into water as soon as possible, within eight hours. If the trunk wasn’t freshly cut at the place where you bought the tree, then saw an inch or two off the bottom of the trunk and put it in a tree stand filled with fresh water. If you’re not ready to set it up, put it in a bucket of water in a cool place. The water temperature doesn’t matter.

Use the right stand. It should comfortably fit the diameter of the trunk. Whittling the trunk down will only dry the tree out faster. The National Christmas Tree Association recommends that a tree stand should provide 1 quart of water per inch of stem diameter. Be sure the tree stand you choose has a large water reservoir. A tree can take up a gallon of water in its first few hours in the stand.

Water, water, water. Big trees mean lots of agua. Watch that the cut part of the trunk stays below the waterline. Adding aspirin, lemon soda or other concoctions to the water won’t extend the tree’s life, but it might sicken pets or children if they drink out of the water reservoir.

Keep the tree cool. To an evergreen that spent years growing in a field, your house is as dry as the Sahara Desert. And where do Christmas trees often look best? Centered in front of windows, where the sun streams in, or tucked into a corner near air vents or baseboard heaters.

Even with daily watering, cut trees will eventually dry out. When needles drop when you touch them, and branches droop so low that ornaments are hitting the floor, it’s time to take off the lights and decorations, wrap the tree in an old sheet, and take it outside.

You can saw off some of the tree’s branches and cover garden beds with them to protect plants, or turn them into mulch with a chipper or shredder. If you have the acreage, drag the tree to an out-of-the-way spot for birds and animals to use as cover. Most communities now collect spent Christmas trees and make mulch or compost from them, which they offer back to residents. The saddest end for a tree is for it to be hauled off to a landfill, instead of being turned back into soil — allowed to decompose and feed living creatures, the way nature intended.

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