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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.

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.”

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.