Beat the Heat With A Home on the Water!
The Northwest is setting historic records with the current heat wave throughout the region. So it’s natural that more people are looking for different ways to cool off. At the top of the list (besides air conditioning) is playing in and around water. Clark County, WA is uniquely located in an area with exceptional bodies of water. From the Lewis River up north, wild Washougal to the east, and the grand Columbia River to the south and west, we are surrounded by water! Clark County offers many opportunities for waterfront recreation – boating, fishing and swimming to name a few. And living on the water is the ultimate lifestyle for anyone who loves these activities.
Here in the Pacific Northwest, where much of our lifestyle revolves around the outdoors, water recreation is huge. Boating, kayaking, rafting, or just relaxing along a river – waterfront homes are always in demand. Right now there are a limited number of properties right on the water. And, overall inventory in the area is at an all-time low. This bodes well for sellers, who are experiencing a very busy selling season, with prices that have skyrocketed in recent months.
While there are still opportunities to own a home on waterfront, this is a specialized market. The challenges of regulations, year-round market demand, and a small inventory all require unique knowledge and experience. Regulations designed to protection our watersheds restrict the development of shoreline properties with tight footprints, setbacks, and mitigation requirements. Even creeks are regulated in certain protected watersheds, so this can cause frustration for anyone trying to build or expand a house along a natural waterway.
Whether you are looking for, or want to sell, waterfront property, you should work with a broker who has experience in this specialized market. Someone who knows how to achieve that perfect outcome for you. If you are just thinking about buying or selling a home on the water, it helps to know the current status of waterfront home sales:
WATERFRONT HOMES REPORT
It’s clear that, with only 7 days on the market as the median, waterfront properties sell quickly.
Have a home on the water you want to sell? Call us – We specialize in selling homes with “Nature As Neighbors.” Looking for waterfront property? Start your search here. If you don’t see a residence you like, ask us about land for sale along waterfront. There can be challenges and regulations, but we have a lot of experience with waterfront property and can help guide you.