Waterfront Homes Report.
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.
Waterfront Homes Are in High Demand
As the weather starts to warm up, buyers are thinking about homes on waterfront. Especially here in the Pacific Northwest, where much of our lifestyle revolves around the outdoors. With so many activities on water – 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 is at an all-time low. This bodes well for sellers, who can expect a very busy spring selling season, and prices that have skyrocketed in recent months.
While there are many 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. So, 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 8 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.
Homes With Views – Camas and Washougal
Owning a home with a view of a river – or any vista – is a unique living experience. Likewise, it will add value when you are ready to sell. We receive requests all the time from buyers who dream of having a home views, and it’s always a pleasure to help them find the right match.
We are fortunate to live in the Pacific Northwest – recognized as one of the most scenic regions in the country. This is especially true of Clark County, bordered on the south by the Columbia River. Over the years, the “Mighty” Columbia carved natural canyons and gorges in its wake. In Clark County, this left rolling hillsides along the river which offer many vantage points with stunning views. Likewise, some of the wildest rivers in the country feed into the Columbia through Clark County – creating many sites with sweeping panoramic views.
Camas and Washougal, in particular, are positioned along the Columbia and Washougal rivers, offering home owners multiple opportunities for views. Before you start your search, it will help to get a feel for the market and view homes available. Right now, it is clearly a sellers market in Clark County with only .6 months of inventory in the whole county. This makes view properties even more valuable – with an average price increase over last year of 12% for Camas and Washougal.
Market Report for Homes With Columbia River Views:28 Active from $489,500 to $4,200,000 Average SQFT 4,158 Average $/SQFT $214 16 Pending from $434,995 to $1,195,000 Average SQFT 3,394 Average $/SQFT $207 19 Sold in past 3 months from $410,000 to $1,850,000 Average SQFT 4,088 Average $/SQFT $173 Median Days on Market: 54 days – homes with Columbia River views don’t last long!
Looking for a home with Columbia River Views, or own a home with a view of the Columbia you want to sell? We specialize in finding and selling view homes of Clark County with “Nature As Neighbors.”