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Week-End Market Report

The real estate market in Clark County WA is still hot.  Even with the winter months closing in, activity is high, inventory low, and prices are up.

While the market may slow a bit during most winter months, there is still a lot of activity.  During this time of year, most buyers are pretty serious and not just looking.  Likewise, sellers are eager to move on and are often willing to negotiate over price or terms.  The frenzy of Springtime is not as prevalent, so it is a good time to consider buying if you are in the market. 

Week-End Market Report

Here’s a quick recap of the week’s market activity this week in East County, Camas and Washougal. Plus, the latest market report for MultiGen homes in Clark County.

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Clark County Homes for SaleMeanwhile, Average home prices in Clark County continue to go up:

Tips For Surviving a Seller’s Market

Sellers:

If you are thinking about selling, now is a great time!  Some COVID restrictions have been eased – e.g. open houses are allowed again with certain restrictions.  All showings continue under controlled environments, but houses keep getting shown and sold.  Call us for the latest COVID guidelines and for a free consultation on your home’s value.

Buyers: 

Be super-prepared when you start looking.  Have your financing and down payment in order, and be prepared to make an offer as soon as you see what you like.  Waiting will likely mean the house will be gone. You might also find yourself in a bidding war. In that case, know your absolute limits, and don’t fall into the emotional trap of overpaying just to win.  An inflated price will hurt you in the long run when it comes time to sell.  You can start your home search here.

Want to hear more about Clark County Home Sales, or receive our Week-End Market Report?  Send us an email and we’ll send you the latest reports.

Waterfront Property

Homes Along the Columbia

Waterfront Home Sales Report. Whether it’s a river, bay, creek or pond, waterfront homes have a built-in natural asset many buyers want. Some people only think of waterfront homes during warm months. But, there are many buyers who recognize their value during winter months. Waterfront properties can be a great source of reflection and solace during fall and winter seasons. Plus, there are fewer competing buyers!  As the report below shows, sales were brisk during the first part of the year.  Plus, the overall inventory of homes on the market is currently at an all time low.  This bodes well for sellers, who can expect a very busy spring selling season.

Buying or Selling Homes on Waterfront

Clark County offers many opportunities for waterfront living. But the challenges of regulations, market demand, and a small inventory (especially during the winter) have made this a limited, and specialized market. 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 and knows how to achieve that perfect outcome for you.

Waterfront Home Sales Report – Homes starting at $350,000.

Waterfront Properties

 

It’s clear that, with only 10 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 in this area and can help guide you.

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Buying or Selling Homes on Waterfront

Clark County offers many opportunities for waterfront living. But the challenges of regulations, market demand, and a small inventory (especially during the winter) have made this a limited, and specialized market. 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 and knows how to achieve that perfect outcome for you.

Waterfront Homes – November Market Report*

80 Active from $359,500 to $3,980,000 Average SQFT 3,579 Average $/SQFT $254 20 Pending from $373,900 to $1,325,000 Average SQFT 2,828 Average $/SQFT $234 57 Sold in past 3 months from $382,000 to $1,350,000 Average SQFT 2,884 Average $/SQFT $203 Median Days on Market: 34 days. Waterfront homes don’t last long! *Averages include single family hones starting at $350,000. Averages do not include a spectacular waterfront estate for $13,500,000 in Camas. Looking for a waterfront property? Start your search here. Have a home on the water you want to sell? Call us – We specialize in selling homes with “Nature As Neighbors.”

Waterfront Homes for Sale

Clark County Waterfront Homes.  Clark County, WA has many natural assets, including a variety of water ways. Whether it’s a river, bay, creek or pond, waterfront provides year round enjoyment. Some buyers want easy access to boating and active water sports. And others just want a peaceful place to enjoy the relaxed, meditative environment. With summer in full swing, waterfront property is a great place for fun and escape from the heat. It’s a great way for kids to spend their summer days, and adults love the water, too! During winter months, waterfront can be a great source of reflection and natural solace – especially if you have a home that sits right where you can view it. By nature, waterfront properties are limited for several reasons.  There are only so many buildable lots available along any giver waterway. Plus, more recent shoreline protection regulations are designed to preserve water quality, so setbacks for new construction are restrictive.  For the same reason, septic approval and building inspections are more rigorous along waterways. Be sure you are working with a broker who understands the restrictions and regulations associated with waterfront properties. Looking for waterfront homes in Clark County?  It helps to know the market. Here is a brief Market Report for Waterfront Homes over $350,000.
90 Active from $353,000 to $2,250,000 Average SQFT – 3,211 Average $/SQFT – $225 47 Pending from $356,999 to $1,150,000 Average SQFT – 2,822 Average $/SQFT – $216 64 Sold in last 3 Months from $350,000 to $1,750,000 Average SQFT – 2,774 Average $/SQFT – $210 Median Days on Market was 41 days – waterfront homes sell very quickly!
Also note: These averages do not include a fantastic waterfront property in Camas, WA listed for $13,500,000. If you own a waterfront home in Clark County WA, give us a call for a free consultation on its value. We have a lot of experience with waterfront and recreational property. Interested in buying waterfront property?  Start your search here.  

 Waterfront Property For Sale

Waterfront Homes for Sale

Waterfront homes for sale in Clark County, WA have a built-in natural asset. Whether it’s a river, bay, creek or pond, waterfront provides round enjoyment. Some buyers want easy access to boating and active water sports. And others just want a peaceful place to enjoy the relaxed, meditative environment. Now that summer is in full swing, waterfront property is a great source of activity and escape from the heat. Of course, it’s a great way for kids to spend their summer days.  Adults, too! And during the winter, it can be a great source of reflection and natural solace. By nature, waterfront properties are limited for several reasons.  There are only so many buildable lots available along any giver waterway. Plus, more recent shoreline protection regulations are designed to preserve water quality, so setbacks for new construction are restrictive.  For the same reason, septic approval and building inspections are more rigorous along waterways. Be sure you are working with a broker who understands the restrictions and regulations associated with waterfront properties. Looking for waterfront homes in Clark County?  It helps to know the market. Here is a brief Market Report for Waterfront Homes over $350,000.
87 Active from $389,995 to $2,250,000 Average SQFT – 3,464 Average $/SQFT – $225 36 Pending from $356,999 to $1,150,000 Average SQFT – 2,851 Average $/SQFT – $214 63 Sold in last 3 Months from $350,000 to $2,300,000 Average SQFT – 2,765 Average $/SQFT – $214 Median Days on Market was 44 days – waterfront homes sell very quickly!
Also note: These averages do not include a fantastic waterfront property in Camas, WA listed for $13,500,000. If you are interested in waterfront homes in Clark County WA, give us a call. We have a lot of experience with waterfront and recreational property.
June Report – Waterfront Homes for Sale. The Pacific Northwest is known for its vast natural resources – especially pristine waterways. And Clark County WA has its share of exceptional waterfront homes. Water is a built-in natural asset. Whether it’s a river, bay, creek or pond, waterfront has a wide appeal to many different buyers. Some want easy access to boating and active water sports. And others just want a peaceful place to enjoy the relaxed, meditative environment. Waterfront homes are also a year-round luxury. In the summer, waterfront property is a great source of activity and escape from the heat. Kids, of course love it! And during the winter, it can be a great source of reflection and natural solace. As we know, being in nature can be very restorative to us all. If you are interested in waterfront property in Clark County, it will help to know what the current market conditions are. Here is the June 2019 Report*. 82 Active from $395,000 to $2,500,000 Average SQFT – 3,495 Average $/SQFT – $226 34 Pending from $356,999 to $1,500,000 Average SQFT – 2,751 Average $/SQFT – $212 67 Sold in last 3 Months from $350,000 to $2,300,000 Average SQFT – 2,741 Average $/SQFT – $214 Median Days on Market was 42 days – waterfront homes sell very quickly! *Averages do not include a spectacular 55-acre property on Lacamas Lake for $13,500,000. Looking for waterfront homes in Clark County WA? Start your search here.  Give us a call – we have a lot of experience with waterfront and recreational property.

Livingston Mountain Homes

Livingston Mountain Homes. The Livingston Mountain area rests on an impressive hillside just north of Camas city limits. It features beautiful homes with stunning views.  Plus, many homes sit on large parcels 5 acres or more, and nearly all have city, mountain, and valley views that stretch for miles. The area offers a mix of newer and older homes with high end finishes, and access to hiking, equestrian trails, and sightings of wildlife. Local residents enjoy easy access to nature in the forests that surround the area. Plus, multigen families will find lots of room for individual privacy and separate living quarters.

Livingston Mountain – Camas School District

Livingston Mountain homes for sale are within the very desirable Camas School District. Lacamas Heights is the elementary school, Liberty and Camas are the middle school and high school. Students regularly score well above the state-wide standard assessment. If you like the ruggedness of an alpine locale, with panoramic views, and all the amenities of luxury homes, take a look at the Livingston Mountain area. Here is a summary of home sales for June.
7 Active from 515,000 to $929,000 Average SQFT – 3,614 Average $/SQFT – $192 6 Pending from $490,000 to $699,000 Average SQFT – 3,331 Average $/SQFT – $186 12 Sold in last 3 Months from $439,900 to $1,199,500 Average SQFT – 3,369 Average $/SQFT – $178 Median Days on Market was 70 days.
Buyers, if you would like more information about home sales on Livingston Mountain, start your search here. Sellers, if you want to know what your home is worth, ask us for a free Market Analysis.
Filed under: Camas | Lifestyles | Nature

Waterfront Homes for SaleWaterfront Property Clark County

Waterfront homes for sale in Clark County, WA have a built-in natural asset. Whether it’s a river, bay, creek or pond. Some buyers want easy access to boating and active water sports. And others just want a peaceful place to enjoy the relaxed, meditative environment. Waterfront homes are a year-round luxury. In the summer, waterfront property is a great source of activity and escape from the heat. Kids, of course love it! And during the winter, it can be a great source of reflection and natural solace. Looking for waterfront homes in Clark County?  It helps to know the market. Here is a brief Market Report for Waterfront Homes over $300,000. (We normally start our reports at $400,000, but this month had to include this artfully restored craftsman cabin on the Washougal River for $319,000.)
76 Active from $319,000 to $2,500,000 Average SQFT – 3,443 Average $/SQFT – $224 36 Pending from $309,900 to $2,100,000 Average SQFT – 2,703 Average $/SQFT – $227 68 Sold in last 3 Months from $307,000 to $2,300,000 Average SQFT – 3,269 Average $/SQFT – $200 Median Days on Market was 22 days – waterfront homes sell very quickly!
Also note: These averages do not include a fantastic waterfront property in Camas, WA listed for $13,500,000. The Annual Increase in Sales Price is a comparison with average prices this time last year. Check out our recent article about how these percentage changes are trending in a downward slope. This is not to say the market is cooling overall, just that the increase in prices has stabilized and will probably level off this year. Yet, even with prices cooling, waterfront homes are holding their values quite well. If you are interested in waterfront homes in Clark County WA, give us a call. We have a lot of experience with waterfront and recreational property.

Nature as Neighbors – Waterfront Property

As Spring approaches, we all spend more time in the great outdoors – especially on the water. Some folks want easy access to boating and active water sports, while others just want a peaceful place to enjoy the relaxed, meditative environment. Water activities here are so popular, many buyers decide they want to live year-round on a river, bay, creek or pond.  Whatever venue they choose, waterfront homes have a built-in natural asset that provides years of enjoyment and adds greatly to its resale value.

Buying or Selling Homes on Waterfront

While Clark County offers many opportunities for waterfront living, the challenges of regulations, market demand, and a limited inventory have made this a specialized market. Shoreline protections, alone, can dictate home site footprints, setbacks, and mitigation requirements that are very different from normal home sites. Buyers and sellers should work with a broker who has expertise in waterfront properties and knows this market well.

ViewHomes™ of Clark County Market Report* for Waterfront Homes:

75 Active from $400,000 to $2,100,000
Average SQFT 3,508
Average $/SQFT $217

27 Pending from $400,000 to $2,500,000
Average SQFT 2,678
Average $/SQFT $241

43 Sold in past 3 months from $409,000 to $2,430,750
Average SQFT 3,384
Average $/SQFT $209

(Averages do not include the 55-acre parcel on Lacamas Lake for $13,500,000.)

Median Days on Market: 64 days.  This is down a bit from 87 DOM in February – these properties will start heating up as the weather gets better!

*Focusing on homes priced $400,000 and above

 

Looking for a waterfront property? Start your search here.

Have a home on the water you want to sell?  We specialize in selling homes with “Nature As Neighbors.”

Waterfront Homes Offer Nature as Neighbors

It may seem counterintuitive to talk about waterfront properties during a blustery winter, but it’s actually a great time to consider that lifestyle. We naturally think about being around water during a hot spell in summer – swimming, boating and action sports.  In contrast, winter’s chilly calm can offer us meditative solitude along a peaceful waterfront. Studies indicate that being close to water improves our mental health and well-being. So, basically, every season is a good season to consider waterfront property.

Buying or Selling Homes on Waterfront

While Clark County offers great opportunities for waterfront living, the challenges of regulations, market demand, and a limited inventory have made this a specialized market. Shoreline protections, alone, can dictate home site footprints, setbacks, and mitigation requirements that are very different from normal home sites. Buyers and sellers should work with a broker who has expertise in waterfront properties and knowing the market is extremely important.

ViewHomes™ of Clark County Market Report* for Waterfront Homes:

72 Active from $400,000 to $2,500,000
Average SQFT 3,437
Average $/SQFT $226

24 Pending from $409,900 to $2,495,000
Average SQFT 2,664
Average $/SQFT $240

50 Sold in past 3 months from $409,000 to $2,430,750
Average SQFT 3,233
Average $/SQFT $201

Median Days on Market: 87 days.  This is up quite a bit from 33 DOM last July – it might be a good time to make an offer!

*Focusing on homes priced $400,000 and above

Looking for a waterfront property? Start your search here.

Have a home on the water you want to sell?  We specialize in selling homes with “Nature As Neighbors.”

ViewHomes™ in Felida, WA with Nature as Neighbors

Felida is a town in Clark County, WA that lies northwest of downtown Vancouver along the Columbia River.  Many of the homes in Felida feature views of Vancouver Lake,The Columbia River, Salmon Creek, or peaceful territorial vistas. Here’s a Featured Listing of a home with soothing views of the Salmon Creek Greenway. The trail lines a scenic natural preserve along meandering streams and wetlands. It offers runners, walkers, and bicyclists sightings of deer, rabbits, raccoons and all types of migratory birds.

Market summary of ViewHomes™ in Felida:

34 Active Listings – $429,500 to $1,580,000
Average SQFT – 3,702
Average $/SQFT – $198

9 Pending – $400,000 to $975,000
Average SQFT – 3,186
Average $/SQFT – $193

23 Sold in last 3 Mos – $410,000 to $1,550,000
Average SQFT – 3,067
Average $/SQFT – $196

Median Days on Market was 43 days – homes in Felida do not last long!

If you are thinking about selling your home in Felida, contact us for a free market analysis of your home’s value.
If you are interested in buying a home in Felida, you can start your search here.

Filed under: Felida | View Homes

Woodland WA – Gateway to Nature as Neighbors

Woodland, WA is a fast-growing town about 20 miles north of Vancouver. It is also one of the oldest communities in the state of Washington. The city is technically in both Clark and Cowlitz counties. Its location offers area residents easy access to many outdoor recreational areas, including Mount St Helens National Park, the site of the 1980 volcano eruption. Our favorite ViewHomes™ in Woodland are located along nearby Lewis River or in neighborhoods with views of the Mount St. Helens and the Columbia River.

ViewHomes™ Market Report for Homes over $400K in Woodland:

22 Active Listings – $434,900 to $1,350,000
Average SQFT – 3,484
Average $/SQFT – $194

5 Pending – $410,000 to $700,000
Average SQFT- 3,418
Average $/SQFT – $163

21 Sold in last 3 Mos – $400,000 to $1,090,000
Average SQFT – 3,293
Average $/SQFT – $184

Median Days on Market – 32. Homes sell quickly in Woodland! 

Buyer, begin your search for ViewHomes of Woodland here. 

 

Filed under: News

Market Report – Waterfront Home Sales

These days, many folks in the region are heading out to lakes, rivers and natural swimming holes to beat the record soaring temperatures.  Naturally, home buyers start thinking they’d like year-round access to waterfront.  Some buyers want easy access to boating and active water sports, while others just want a peaceful place to enjoy the relaxed, meditative environment. Whether it’s a river, bay, creek or pond, waterfront homes have a built-in natural asset many buyers are seeking.

Buying or Selling Homes on Waterfront

While Clark County offers great opportunities for waterfront living, the challenges of regulations, market demand, and a limited inventory have made this a specialized market. Shoreline protections, alone, can dictate home site footprints, setbacks, and mitigation requirements that are very different from normal home sites. Buyers and sellers should work with a broker who has expertise in waterfront properties and knowing the market is extremely important:

Market Summary of ViewHomes™ of Clark County on Waterfront

134 Active from $409,000 to $2,790,000
Average SQFT 3,397
Average $/SQFT $226

50 Pending from $400,000 to $1,585,000
Average SQFT 2,768
Average $/SQFT $223

77 Sold in past 3 months from $400,000 to $2,100,000
Average SQFT 3,146
Average $/SQFT $212

Median Days on Market: 33 days. Waterfront homes don’t last for long!

Looking for a waterfront property? Start your search here.

Have a home on the water you want to sell?  We specialize in selling homes with “Nature As Neighbors.”

Ridgefield, WA offers Nature as Neighbors

Nature, recreation, and an active lifestyle come together in Ridgefield, WA where the National Wildlife Refuge serves as a haven for wildlife and nature lovers. Literally the city’s back yard, you can hike in the refuge or tour via kayak along a 21-mile water trail between downtown and the Columbia River.

Point of Interest: The Cathlapotle Plankhouse, built by more than 100 volunteers over a period of two years, is based on findings from the archaeological site and other historical references. One of our favorite Ridgefield events is BirdFest and Bluegrass – a celebration of nature and music welcoming migratory birds back to their winter home.

Here is a Market Report for ViewHomes™ over $400,000 in Ridgefield:

30 Active Listings – $429,000 to $2,700,000
Average SQFT – 3,521
Average $/SQFT – $251

11 Pending – $544,900 to $1,150,000
Average SQFT- 3,302
Average $/SQFT – $214

16 Sold in last 3 Mos – $405,500 to $1,345,000
Average SQFT – 3,378
Average $/SQFT – $230

Median Days on Market – 44.  Homes sell quickly in Ridgefield!

If you are thinking of selling your home in Ridgefield, call us for a free pricing analysis.
If you are looking for a home in Ridgefield, start your search for ViewHomes™ of Clark County. 

Filed under: News

Multigen Living is a Major Trend in the Housing Market

Multigenerational (“multigen”) living is on the rise in the U.S. It has long been a tradition in other countries, but in 2014 the Pew Research Center reported that a record 60.6 million Americans now live in multigen households. That is nearly one in 5 households. This trend continues today as the housing market responds to the demand for multigen homes.

Finding a Multigen Home Requires Expertise

It’s no coincidence that our specialty – view homes with “elbow room for the soul” – works well for multigen homes, too.  One of our listings, 38402 Rosemary Lane in Washougal has enormous potential for a multigen household. Plus, we there is a multigen estate in Washougal coming to the market this Fall, with the potential for 3 households!

It also helps to know what the market looks like when you start shopping for a multigen home. Here is a snapshot of ViewHomes™ of Clark County with dual-living features, starting at $400,000:
(Note: these averages do not include a spectacular Multigen Listing for $12,500,000.)

Market Report for Multigen ViewHomes™ in Clark County

109 Active Listings – $400,000 to $5,900,000
Average SQFT – 4,132
Average $/SQFT – $238

51 Pending – $423,900 to $2,900,000
Average SQFT- 3,250
Average $/SQFT – $212

58 Sold in last 3 Mos – $410,000 to $1,600,000
Average SQFT – 3,515
Average $/SQFT – $182

Median Days on Market 41 days – multigen homes don’t last very long! 

Buyers:
If you are looking for a home for multigen living, you can start your search here.

Sellers:
If you have a home that has multigen features and you want to sell, call us – we are specialists in this field, and we have buyers ready to move!

 

Woodand WA – Gateway to Nature as Neighbors

Woodland, WA is a fast-growing town about 20 miles north of Vancouver. It is also one of the oldest communities in the state of Washington. The city is technically in both Clark and Cowlitz counties, and its location gives area residents easy access to many outdoor  recreational areas. Our favorite ViewHomes™ in Woodland are located along the Lewis River or in lovely neighborhoods providing views of the Mount St. Helens and the Columbia River.

Stay tuned for a special Woodland home we will be listing that features Universal Design features for aging in place.

ViewHomes™ Market Report for Homes over $400K in Woodland:

22 Active Listings – $404,000 to $1,500,000
Average SQFT – 3,461
Average $/SQFT – $203

14 Pending – $430,000 to $885,000
Average SQFT- 3,265
Average $/SQFT – $180

7 Sold in last 3 Mos – $400,000 to $1,090,000
Average SQFT – 3,325
Average $/SQFT – $185

Median Days on Market – 29. Homes sell quickly in Woodland! 

Buyer, begin your search for ViewHomes of Woodland here. 

Sellers, call us for a free market evaluation of your home’s value.

Filed under: Lifestyle | News

Market Report – Waterfront Home Sales

When the weather warms up, buyers often start talking about being outdoors on the water. Some folks want easy access to boating and active water sports, while others just want a peaceful place to enjoy the relaxed, meditative environment. Whether it’s a river, bay, creek or pond, waterfront homes have a built-in natural asset many buyers want.

Buying or Selling Homes on Waterfront

While Clark County offers opportunities for waterfront living, the challenges of regulations, market demand, and a limited inventory have made this a limited, and specialized market. 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 and knows how to achieve that perfect outcome for you.

Market Summary of ViewHomes™ of Clark County on Waterfront

63 Active from $425,000 to $2,790,000
Average SQFT 3,594
Average $/SQFT $239

37 Pending from $400,000 to $1,200,000
Average SQFT 3,127
Average $/SQFT $208

50 Sold in past 3 months from $400,000 to $1,675,000
Average SQFT 3,211
Average $/SQFT $199

Median Days on Market: 34 days. Waterfront homes don’t last for long!

Looking for a waterfront property? Start your search here.

Have a home on the water you want to sell?  We specialize in selling homes with “Nature As Neighbors.”

New Pricing and Open House

We’re having an Open House this weekend, Saturday from 12 – 3PM at this great home located at 14909 NW 56th Avenue, Vancouver WA. It’s located in the gorgeous Reserve at Ashley Ridge neighborhood and is sited on a large lot overlooking the green space above Lake River.

A newly adjusted price of $680,000 makes his property a very attractive option in this highly desirable area. The 3550 square foot home features one-level living, but a large loft bonus room gives you extra space for hobbies, or for use as a media room.   It was finished in 2017, and shows like-new.

The Reserve at Ashley Ridge

The neighborhood is a perfect blend of outdoor activities and convenience.  You have easy access to recreation and nature, but easy access to shops and services too. Portland and Portland International Airport are both about 20 minutes away.

A popular spot for exercise and family fun is the Salmon Creek Greenway Trail and Klineline Pond. Photographers too highly enjoy the Salmon Creek Greenway for the all of the nature and wildlife photo opportunities. Children who live in The Reserve attend the highly rated Felida School District.

Be sure to take a quick video tour of the neighborhood lifestyle.

Filed under: Felida | View Homes | Views

Ridgefield, WA offers Nature as Neighbors

If you are looking for a home with a view, privacy, and surrounded by nature, then you should consider homes in Ridgefield, WA. Nature and recreation go well together where the National Wildlife Refuge serves as the city’s backyard and is a haven for wildlife and nature lovers. You can tour via kayak or canoe along a 21-mile water trail between downtown and the Columbia River.

Point of Interest: The Cathlapotle Plankhouse, built by more than 100 volunteers over a period of two years, is based on findings from the archaeological site and other historical references. One of our favorite Ridgefield events is BirdFest and Bluegrass – a celebration of nature and music welcoming migratory birds back to their winter home.

Here is a Market Report for ViewHomes™ over $400,000 in Ridgefield:

16 Active Listings – $465,000 to $2,900,000
Average SQFT – 3,805
Average $/SQFT – $245

8 Pending – $524,900 to $1,150,000
Average SQFT- 2,981
Average $/SQFT – $236

15 Sold in last 3 Mos – $403,000 to $1,160,000
Average SQFT – 3,020
Average $/SQFT – $213

Median Days on Market – 34.  Homes sell quickly in Ridgefield!

If you are thinking of selling your home in Ridgefield, call us for a free pricing analysis.
If you are looking for a home in Ridgefield, start your search for ViewHomes™ of Clark County. 

Filed under: Market Reports | News

Camas First Friday 

Align with nature…Magic happens.      ~ John Friend

The magic of gnomes and fairies has always been celebrated at our household. The grandchildren, who call me Oma, substitute it for Gn-oma at times, because they know how much I love these mythical nature spirits. 

Therefore, we are especially excited about the Camas First Friday event next month. The Garden Gnome and Fairy Gala on May 4, is in honor of the Camas Plant and Garden Fair which follows in the next week.

 


If you too appreciate Nature, no doubt you know gnomes are often considered the protector of the forest and healers of animals. According to some legends, the fairies work in concert with the gnomes to carry out this large responsibility. 

We think it should be a fun evening in downtown Camas with gnomes and fairies  making a rare appearance throughout in shops and businesses. There’s also a treasure hunt for hidden fairy houses, an enchanted fairy garden cake decorating contest, and fairy and gnome crafts for kids. 


Naturally the businesses will be open late as usual, from 5-8PM, and the local eateries will be eager to serve hungry families. Don’t forget too, you earn tickets to win great prizes for each location you visit. 

At ViewHomes of Clark County we are always game for celebrating Nature As Neighbors. We hope to see you at First Friday on May 4, 2018 in charming downtown Camas.

Filed under: Camas | Events | News

 

We are both fans of The Reserve at Ashley Ridge in Felida. Felida is known for its natural open spaces, luxurious neighborhoods, ViewHomes™, desirable schools, and access to recreation. It’s only about a twenty minute commute to both Portland International Airport and downtown Portland.

 

Our latest ViewHome listing is located in The Reserve at Ashley Ridge. This gated neighborhood has a kayak trail for residents to use for access to Lake River. Lake River is an eleven mile tributary of the Columbia River and offers great wildlife viewing. Portions of the waterway border the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge. 

 

The seller has been relocated for work and is disappointed he hasn’t had more time to enjoy the home. It was completed last July, and since he travels a lot, the house is virtually new. Large windows open up to serene views of the valley, and while the lot is .25 acres, with neighbors on each side, the house feels quite private.

 

The home at 14909 NW 56th Avenue is 3533 square feet and features main-level living. An upstairs bonus room was custom finished to support the weight of a regulation pool table.  Skylights add wonderful light to the large and open space. Want to see more? Contact us today for a private tour. We think it’s priced perfectly at $699,900.

 

Filed under: Ridgefield | View Homes

It’s another rainy week, but I had the pleasure of meeting a client for coffee yesterday morning in downtown Washougal. The Washougal Coffee Company is generally quiet enough to allow for good conversation and the London Fogs are delicious.  In my opinion, this beverage is made for cold damp days in the Pacific Northwest.

 

A London Fog is also known as Vanilla Tea Misto or an Earl Grey Tea Latte. In Scotland, it’s called a Vancouver Fog, since it was originally created in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Basically, it’s steeped Earl Grey tea with steamed milk, a shot of vanilla, and a sweetener of choice. I also sprinkle the top layer of foam with nutmeg and cinnamon.

If you  haven’t had the pleasure of enjoying this creamy beverage, I encourage you to give it a try. Some people use a hint lavender in the recipe too, although, most often, I prefer to drink the classic. Just thinking about it makes me want to go back to the Washougal Coffee Company and order another.

 

Filed under: Lifestyle | Washougal

 The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size. – Gertrude S. Wister

 

Spring has been a big tease in Clark County, Washington this year. Yesterday, we were pleasantly surprised by afternoon sunshine and temps in the upper 60’s. It was glorious. Today, we have heavy rain and a wind warning in effect through tomorrow. Yippee.

 

However, we are celebrating spring with every new bloom that opens at our rural home in Camas. Last week, we were thrilled to see our favorite woodland flowers, the Trilliums beginning to bloom. This week, it’s the lovely heart-shaped dainty blooms of Bleeding Hearts.

 

They look wonderful in naturalized gardens and require moist soil with sun-dappled shade.  If in the right spot, they can easily take over a garden, so feel free to share new plants with fellow gardeners.  Or, consider donating healthy plants to local plant sales where proceeds go for a good cause.

 

Deer will bypass this woodland plant too – a big plus when you live in rural settings. Butterflies and hummingbirds like them though – another big plus! Gardening with natives, or plants that thrive in a particular climate, is one of the best ways to work in harmony with nature.

 

 

Native plants are not only adapted to environmental conditions, they are naturally resistant to pests and diseases. Therefore, they require less maintenance and have additional storm-water and wildlife advantages. While this particular Bleeding Heart is not a true native ( Western Bleeding Heart), it is well-suited to our local conditions and thrives.

Happy Saturday. May flowers bloom along your paths today.

Filed under: Nature | View Homes

You Can Have Nature as Neighbors in Hockinson

Many buyers are looking for homes in the country to enjoy the benefits of privacy and nature, but still be close to city amenities – easy access to shopping, services, and good schools. Brush Prairie/Hockinson is a great area where we regularly find homes that meet this criteria.

Hockinson has all the amenities of a rural area – rolling hillsides, tracts of timber land, and large horse pastures, yet, it is within easy driving distance of metropolitan amenities, including Portland International Airport right across the Columbia River. Combine privacy with the diversity of views, and you have a very popular area for homesites with nature as neighbors. This area is in the highly desirable Hockinson School District.

Market summary of ViewHomes™ in Hockinson:

30 Active Listings – $459,900 to $1,795,000
Average SQFT – 3,599
Average $/SQFT – $197

10 Pending – $484,800 to $825,000
Average SQFT- 3,058
Average $/SQFT – $199

9 Sold in last 3 Mos – $488,200 to $1,486,687
Average SQFT – 3,739
Average $/SQFT – $191

Median Days on Market – 62.  Homes sell quickly in Hockinson!

If you are thinking of selling your home in Hockinson, call us for a free pricing analysis.
If you are looking for a home to buy, start your search for ViewHomes™ of in Hockinson here. 

Filed under: Market Reports

Views Homes in Felida, WA

Felida is a town in Clark County, WA that lies northwest of downtown Vancouver along the Columbia River.  It’s name has an interesting history. Once a quiet farming community, with older homes on large lots and acreage, it is evolving as a bustling community with many new subdivisions.  Most new houses these days are on smaller lots due to environmental, zoning, and economic considerations, but a few exceptions can be found.  Many of the homes in Felida feature views of Vancouver Lake,The Columbia River, Salmon Creek, or peaceful territorial vistas.

Salmon Creek Greenway Trail Offers Nature as Neighbors

Even with all the development in the area, Felida still enjoys a natural, verdant environment. For example, Salmon Creek Greenway Trail stretches almost 4 miles from the Felida bridge at NW 36th Avenue east to Salmon Creek Park. The trail lines a scenic natural preserve along meandering streams and wetlands. It offers runners, walkers, and bicyclists sightings of deer, rabbits, raccoons and all types of migratory birds.

After your walk or run, enjoy a nice meal at Farrar’s Bistro, a neighborhood grill  just a few miles away. It is a popular neighborhood spot, especially during their Happy Hour specials.

Market summary of ViewHomes™ in Felida:

21 Active Listings – $439,900 to $1,995,000
Average SQFT – 3,941
Average $/SQFT – $213

11 Pending – $475,000 to $1,200,000
Average SQFT – 4,020
Average $/SQFT – $204

9 Sold in last 3 Mos – $410,000 to $1,505,000
Average SQFT – 4,128
Average $/SQFT – $192

Median Days on Market was 67 days – homes in Felida do not last long!

If you are thinking about selling your home in Felida, contact us for a free market analysis of your home’s value.
If you are interested in buying a home in Felida, you can start your search here.

Filed under: Felida | News

Camas View Homes With Nature As Neighbors

Living in Camas can provide you with the luxury of nature as neighbors, with “elbow room for the soul”.  We all know about the rejuvenating powers of living close to nature and having privacy and space – add to that the daily pleasures of a fantastic view, and your home really becomes a retreat. An award-winning small-town lifestyle with easy access to city amenities, including close proximity to an international airport, makes Camas a very desirable area.

If you’re looking for a home that is close to nature, but also close to city amenities, you should check out the Camas area.  Although you will see many new homes for sale, older homes tend to have larger lots and more room for a growing family, live-in relatives, or visiting friends. You’re also more likely to have space for that garden or just a quiet place with privacy. Homes in Camas offer you opportunities to spend more time with those we love, connect with nature, and live a lifestyle that helps rejuvenate our souls.

Market Report for ViewHomes™ in Camas, WA

34 Active Listings –  $409,900 to $1,650,000
Average SQFT 3,781
Average $/SQFT $228

16 Pending Listings – $400,000 to $1,725,000
Average SQFT: 3,789
Average $/SQFT $230

27 Sold in the last 3 months from  $419,000 to $2,011,000
Average SQFT 3,648
Average $/SQFT $204

Median Days on Market – 64 days.  View Homes in Camas move quickly!

If you are thinking about selling your home in Camas, call us for a free market analysis. We know this area well and know how to attract buyers for the best result!

If you’re looking for a home in Camas, WA, begin your Camas ViewHomes search here.

Filed under: Camas | News | Views

Woodand WA – Gateway to Nature as Neighbors

Woodland, WA is a fast-growing town about 20 miles north of Vancouver. It is also one of the oldest communities in the state of Washington. The city is technically in both Clark and Cowlitz counties, but most residents live in Cowlitz County where the majority of the city lies. Its location gives area residents easy access to recreational spots along the Lewis River and to Mount St. Helens. Buyers looking for homes in the area also consider Kalama, WA just 9 miles north.  Its location right on the Columbia and Kalama Rivers offers spectacular views and easy access to water recreation.

Many people also visit Woodland to see the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens. Klager was a prolific breeder of lilacs. Her former home and gardens were saved in 1964 from being torn down to make room for industrial development.  The site is now maintained as a state and National Historic Landmark by the Lilac Society.

Some of our favorite ViewHomes™ in Woodland are located along the Lewis River or in lovely neighborhoods providing views of the Mount St. Helens and the Columbia River.

ViewHomes™ Market Report for Homes over $400K in Woodland/Kalama:

17 Active Listings – $400,000 to $1,790,000
Average SQFT – 3,998
Average $/SQFT – $201

2 Pending – $495,000 to $1,090,000
Average SQFT- 2,270
Average $/SQFT – $349

2 Sold in last 3 Mos – $539,000 to $799,000
Average SQFT – 3,698
Average $/SQFT – $181

Median Days on Market – 80. (Last month, Clark County DOM was 81.)

Buyer, begin your search for ViewHomes of Woodland here. 

Sellers, call us for a free market evaluation of your home’s value.

Filed under: Market Reports | News

Market Report – Waterfront Home Sales

Whether it’s a river, bay, creek or pond, waterfront homes have a built-in natural asset many buyers want. Some want easy access to boating and active water sports. Others just want a peaceful place to enjoy the relaxed, meditative environment. During summer months waterfront property is a great source of activity and escape from the heat.  During winter months, it can be a source of reflection and solace.

Buying or Selling Homes on Waterfront

While Clark County offers opportunities for waterfront living, the challenges of regulations, market demand, and a limited inventory have made this a limited, and specialized market. 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 and knows how to achieve that perfect outcome for you.

Market Summary of ViewHomes™ of Clark County on Waterfront

45 Active from $459,900 to $1,800,000
Average SQFT 3,513
Average $/SQFT $233

27 Pending from $417,500 to $1,350,000
Average SQFT 3,169
Average $/SQFT $200

38 Sold in past 3 months from $403,000 to $3,735,000
Average SQFT 3,476
Average $/SQFT $210

Median Days on Market: 46 days. Waterfront homes don’t last for long!

Looking for a waterfront property? Start your search here.

Have a home on the water you want to sell?  We specialize in selling homes with “Nature As Neighbors.”

Filed under: Market Reports | News | Waterfront

Ridgefield, WA offers Nature as Neighbors

If you are looking for a home with a view, privacy, and surrounded by nature, then you should consider homes in Ridgefield, WA. Nature and recreation go well together in Ridgefield where the National Wildlife Refuge serves as the city’s backyard and is a haven for wildlife and nature lovers. You can tour via kayak or canoe along a 21-mile water trail between downtown and the Columbia River. One of our favorite events is BirdFest and Bluegrass – a celebration welcoming the birds back to their winter home. It includes hiking, crafts, food, birding tours, and, of course, music!

Point of Interest: The Cathlapotle Plankhouse, built by more than 100 volunteers over a period of two years, is based on findings from the archaeological site and other historical references. Visitors will feel a tangible link to those who lived here in the past and it provides a unique site for the interpretation of the natural and cultural heritage preserved on the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.

Here is a Market Report for ViewHomes™ over $400,000 in Ridgefield:

16 Active Listings – $465,000 to $2,900,000
Average SQFT – 3,997
Average $/SQFT – $249

9 Pending – $429,000 to $1,150,000
Average SQFT- 3,099
Average $/SQFT – $231

11 Sold in last 3 Mos – $403,000 to $975,000
Average SQFT – 2,752
Average $/SQFT – $217

Median Days on Market – 63.  Homes sell quickly in Ridgefield!

If you are thinking of selling your home in Ridgefield, call us for a free pricing analysis.
If you are looking for a home in Ridgefield, start your search for ViewHomes™ of Clark County. 

We specialize in view homes in Clark County that have large lots or acreage with “elbow room for the soul.” These homes are often well-suited for multigenerational living – separate living quarters to share with family or extended family. Since we live in a multigen household, we are always on the lookout for homes that can meet that growing market demand.
This week we feature a home in Vancouver that offers luxurious living, with separate guest quarters:

4712 NW Franklin St, Vancouver, WA 98663

This beautiful 1.68-acre,12,335 SQFT estate is truly one of a kind.  Luxurious features include a private and spacious master suite, 3 guest bedrooms, and 5 full baths.  Separate guest quarters with full kitchen, so there is plenty of room for family and visitors. Close to downtown in a walkable neighborhood.

Buyers: If you are looking for a home for multigen living, you can start your search here.

Sellers: If you have a home that has multigen features and you want to sell, call us – we are specialists in this field, and we have buyers ready to move!

Listing Courtesy Cascade Sothebys International

Filed under: MultiGen Homes | News