Realtors Are Not Your Adversary

Realtors Are Not Your Adversary

Don't shoot the messenger!
When involved in a real estate transaction, not all news is good news. While the goal for every real estate broker is a smooth sales process and the end result to be one that everyone is happy with, it's important to remember there are certain things your realtor cannot control.

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Are You Clonesome Tonight?

Three areas in which partner harmony seems essential to happy coupledom
My friend thinks I'd do better in dating if I went on those sites that match people according to "similarities."

Advice & Fun

Monica Helms: Local Artist

Helms is one of many artists selling at October's 20-Dollar Art Show
Growing up in the Ozarks, Monica Helms found a world of magic just outside her door. Her days were spent watching animals and marveling in the wonder that is nature.

Art Watch

Last Stand in the Sand

Volleyball courts' last hurrah includes a party and informal tournament
For some, they've been the site of many a family pick-up game. For others, they're a spring and summertime training ground.

Culture Features

Mild Abandon—week of September 19

Brett Kavanaugh is super-pissed

Advice & Fun

Free Will Astrology—Week of September 19

You, too, have lost track of a major Something that would seem hard to misplace
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In 1936, the city of Cleveland, Ohio staged the Great Lakes Exposition, a 135-acre fair with thrill rides, art galleries, gardens, and sideshows.

Advice & Fun

Vapocalypse 2019

What to know, what to be concerned about
It's been a scary couple of weeks for those who use vaporizers, and for the companies which make the products and equipment used to do so. Every day provides more information about what's happened, and the potential reasons behind this increasingly deadly health crisis.

Smoke Signals

A Community Thread: Dorian Allstot

Inviting a range of perspectives; bridging a gap between people from different walks of life
Editor's note: Joshua Langlais is a local photographer and the creator of A Community Thread, a project for which he interviews folks on the subject of community, its importance, and how we function as individuals within it. This is an excerpt from his interview with Dorian Allstot, who describes himself as a seeker of life experiences and someone who aims to liberate himself and those he cares about from poverty and oppression.

Source Spotlight

Honest Democratic Debate Questions

Advice & Fun

This Modern World—week of September 19

Life in the stupidverse we are trapped here forever

Advice & Fun

I Second That Emoticon & Pretender Mercies

It's easy to misinterpret tone in texts
I Second That Emoticon I know some men refuse to use emojis because they think they're silly or cheesy.

Advice & Fun

In Celebration of the Rural Artist

An artist co-working space opens in Prineville
Walking into the storefront of Central Oregon's newest arts co-working space, Rick Steber & Company-Makers, one is struck by its genuine, cowboy feel. Apt, given that it's located in Prineville, a community whose historical roots are in ranching and mining.

Art Watch

A Nation of Neighbors

Welcoming Week includes events aimed at fostering inclusion among immigrants, refugees and other community members
Over two years ago, the Bend City Council signed a unanimous resolution declaring Bend a Welcoming City—becoming one of about 150 communities in the U.S. to join the network aimed at fostering inclusion and understanding among immigrants and refugees and the wider community. Welcoming Week, which takes place this week, include events such as a kick-off party, trainings, a celebration of the passage of HB2015—which made driver's licenses available to all Oregonians, regardless of immigration status—and Latino Fest, a day-long celebration featuring food, music and dance, held in Madras Saturday.

Culture Features

Free Will Astrology—Week of September 12

Taking the necessary actions to claim and own that special place
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Novelist Wallace Stegner wrote, "Some are born in their place, some find it, some realize after long searching that the place they left is the one they have been searching for."

Advice & Fun

Pot vs. Pinot

Marijuana farm blamed for flagging grape sales
A case of allegedly tainted grapes in Yamhill County is a topic of conversation around the state. In April, Momtazi Family LLC, a vineyard located in McMinnville, filed a lawsuit under the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act against a nearby marijuana farm.

Smoke Signals

Timing is Everything

Determining the right time to buy or sell
The most-asked question real estate professionals hear is always centered around timing and when is the right time to buy or sell. Buyers are always anticipating and hoping for the next recession or wishing for lower prices while sellers want to know the most advantageous time to put their home on the market in order to make a maximum profit on the sale.

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