Thursday, July 10, 2008

Grab Your Nine Iron & Pitching Wedge!

Every summer golfers from the Salem-Keizer area band together for an afternoon of sun, fun, and most of all - golf! Keizer Young Life sponsors a shot-gun 9 hole golf tournament each year as an opportunity to raise support for the organization. Money that is raised goes directly to helping kids within the community go to summer camp at Young Life's Wildhorse Canyon in Central Oregon.

This isn't just any tournament! Golfers of all ages enjoy a BBQ dinner, KP & Long drive competitions, as well as a shot at the top team chance to putt for the Keizer Young Life famed plaid jacket - a Keizer Young Life Golf Tournament tradition.

This year's golf tournament will be held August 25th at McNary Golf Course. Registration begins at 3:30pm, with a shot-gun start at 4:30pm. A foursome for this event will only cost $150. Not really a golfer? No worries - you can participate in this event as well through sponsoring a hole for the tournament. Each hole sponsor will have a sign rider noting either you personally or your business for golfers to see as they approach each hole. Hole sponsorship costs $100.

No matter what - you're guaranteed to "Have Fun While Helping Keizer Kids!" If you're interested in registering for the golf tournament - or in sponsoring a hole, please visit the Keizer Young Life webpage: for a registration form.

Thanks in advance for being a part of an organization that is near and dear to my heart!

Monday, July 7, 2008


Well - it's been far too long since I last posted here. As with everyone, June brought a round of graduation parties, vacations and much needed sunshine.

Let me say, in the McLeod house, we're celebrating my daughter Anna's graduation from Portland State University....IN 4 YEARS! It's quite an accomplishment. When asked how I felt about this occasion, my answer was simple, "Like I've crossed the finish line!"

As a reward for her fine work, her Dad and I had the treat of taking her to Maui for a week (there's the sunshine). We thoroughly enjoyed our time together and I was even able to take a peak at a few real estate magazines. If you think things are expensive here, you oughta check out Maui! The average sales price is right around $469,000....and that's not beachfront!

At home, here's what we're seeing in the real estate market. FHA is currently our Knight in Shining Armour. With 3% down and lower credit scores allowed, this is the loan most of our buyers are using right now. For more information, give me a call for a referral to several quality Loan Officers in our area.

In the meantime, adopt my motto: "What doesn't kill ya, makes ya stronger." ARGGHHHH!