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Missing person found safe in Ocean Shores

OCEAN SHORES, Wash. – An 85 year old man with dimentia was found early this morning after he apparently wandered from his Ocean Shores condo overnight. Sergeant Grossi with the OSPD tells us he was discovered missing at around 5 this morning, although his family was unsure of when he left overnight with the dog. Officers found the man at another condo complex about a 1/4 mile North of his rental just before 7 this morning. He was cold and disoriented but otherwise unharmed and returned to his family.

Local businesses warned of check writing scam hitting Western Washington

OCEAN SHORES, Wash. – The North Beach Chamber of Commerce in Ocean Shores tells us they have been advised that there is a large ring of people involved in a check writing scam who have hit 45 businesses from Grays Harbor to Pacific County and as far south as Astoria. Local businesses are circulating a list of names associated with the scam, the chamber says you should be suspicious of any large check amounts even if the name does not appear on the list.

Grays Harbor Residential Real Estate – Market at a Glance: improved…mostly

OCEAN SHORES, Wash. – The latest Grays Harbor Residential Real Estate quarterly report from Tom Quigg says that the overall the real estate market is moving, possibly spurred on by rising mortgage rates and more willing banks. 

The question real estate brokers are always asked is “how’s the market?”   Well, the answer is “improved…mostly.”

For the past year the trend in
closed sales  and average home price has been positive in all communities, other than Hoquiam. 

For the most part the gain in average home price was not necessarily a gain in the price of the average home; rather, there was a resurgence in sales of higher priced homes.  However, a gain is a gain, and we’re glad to have it.

The foreclosed home situation continues to improve, and lenders continue to show more willingness to consider short sales rather than foreclose on a residence.  Mortgage rates are creeping up, and may be influencing buyers to act now before rates go much higher.