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.”

East Fork of the Lewis River Offers Nature as Neighbors

The East Fork of the Lewis River flows from Gifford Pinchot National Forest through Clark County to the North Fork of the Lewis River. The two converge in Woodland, WA then flow into the mighty Columbia River. Due to habitat restrictions and shoreline protections, existing homes are extremely desirable, so the market for waterfront properties tends to push prices higher. In particular, the demand for East Fork waterfront properties remains constant throughout the year.

Market summary of ViewHomes™ Along the East Fork:

6 Active Listings – $975,000 to $2,850,000
Average SQFT – 5,147
Average $/SQFT – $342

2 Pending – $990,000 to $1,119,000
Average SQFT – 4,813
Average $/SQFT – $219

5 Sold in last 3 Mos – $475,000 to $620,000
Average SQFT – 2,731
Average $/SQFT – $200

Median Days on Market was 84 days.

Sellers, if you are thinking about selling your home along the East Fork – talk to the experts who know the river. Contact us for a free market analysis of your home’s value.
Buyer, if you are interested in finding a home or lot along the East Fork, give us a call.