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COVID-19 And Real Estate in Clark County, WA

NOTE: Keep up with the latest COVID-19 restrictions affecting Real Estate by checking our COVID-19 Real Estate Guidelines.

During this unprecedented time, our clients often ask what we can and cannot do in terms of selling properties.  Originally declared a “non-essential” activity, real estate is now deemed “essential” with very important guidelines and restrictions.

Pending Listings Can Move Forward

Pending at the time of the Governor’s original order are allowed to close.  However, certain restrictions on home inspections, repairs and final walk-throughs are in place.  Most signings and closings are done electronically or remotely.

New Listings OK – With Restrictions

New listings are allowed. But, private showings are limited to no more than five people in the house at a time.  This includes the broker. Open houses are currently not allowed.

Meanwhile, prospective buyers must be pre-approved with a lender, or otherwise prove financial ability to purchase a home. Most sellers are asking buyers to view online tours and floor plans prior to requesting a tour.

Social Distancing Rules Must Be Observed

One-on-one meetings with clients, including showings, are allowed, provided all social distancing guidelines are utilized. This means no more than five person in the home – accompanied by the agent – at a time. Plus, some sellers are requiring viewers to wear booties, gloves and face masks while in the home.

We’re Here To Help

We are committed to protecting our family and clients. So, we are working from home remotely. But we are still available to review your home for a Competitive Market Analysis if you need us.

If you are interested in learning more about how we can list or show a property at this time, please contact us for more information.

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Earth Day 2020 – 50 Years

Earthday

It’s difficult to fathom that April 21, 2020 is the 50th year of Earth Day celebrations on our planet. We are always proud to note our one-time Camas resident, Denis Hayes, was one of the original founders of the first Earth Day in 1970.

This year’s theme is Climate Change. Sadly, as Earth Day founder, Hayes, noted in a recent interview, climate change has grown worse in the past 50 years, largely due to greenhouse gases. These gases build up in the atmosphere, trapping heat and warming the planet.

The recent stay-at-home orders in most states have helped with temporary easing of pollutants in the air. Residents in many large cities are seeing cleaner air for the first time in years, and for many, for the first time in their lifetime.

It’s too early yet to know if working at home will become a permanent option for many workplaces. Since driving is the single biggest source of carbon dioxide, even just one day a week working from home would  be a step toward better air quality.

We appreciate knowing there are other things we can do to help with climate change. In addition to reducing commute times, we can choose to ride a bike, or walk, when we have an option. The eventual goal is to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.

The old standbys of reducing energy consumption at home and recycling are also helpful. As is, planting vegetable gardens, more trees, and native habitat. In addition, focusing less on buying things, and more on enjoying the free things around us in the natural world.

Yes, it’s Earth Day, 50 years later, and taking care of our planet never goes out of style.

Due to this year’s pandemic restrictions, you can take part in a digital worldwide Earth Day Live celebration. Closer to home, in Clark County, the City of Vancouver has a number of ideas for us to implement for our own Earth Day activities at home.  For more activities, contact us.

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City Dweller Join Growing Trend.

With more people stuck at home, recent reports of the renewed interest in gardening is no surprise.  Nurseries report an uptick in sales of vegetable starts over ornamentals. Oregon State University’s offer of a free gardening class crashed their site.  And our favorite seed source, Baker Creek had to shut down for several days to restock and catch up on all their orders.

Many Benefits to Gardening

There are many benefits, both practical and therapeutic to growing your own food.  Many see it as a way to control the food they eat, without going to a store.  But there are also great psychological benefits – something we can all use during times of stress.  The biggest benefit is often just starting a living thing from scratch and nurturing it to full growth. It is very satisfying – even in the Pacific Northwest with a relatively short growing season.

 Growing Tomatoes in the Pacific Northwest – The Great Tomato Machine

The Container Gardening Option

Now, someone living in an urban or suburban settings might think “Yeah, but I don’t have any land for a garden”.  Well, the good news is, you can grow many items in containers and still reap the benefits of growing your own food.   Before moving to our country home, we lived in a townhome subdivision with tiny lots. Even there, we used our patio and small patches of ground to grow a variety of container vegetables.  Many plants are especially well-suited for containers: lettuce, patio tomatoes, and any numbers of herbs come to mind.

We feel extremely fortunate we have the yard space for our garden.  Yet, we still grow a few patio vegetables for convenience – they are both decorative and practical. 

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Our best success has been with Northwest specific tomatoes like Home Slice and Silvery Fir.  It’s great to be fixing a salad and, instead of running out to the garden, just stepping out on the deck and picking a few tomatoes.  Or adding fresh-clipped herbs to any dish.

So, start small and try a few things. Do some research on what grows best in your area. There are any number of web sites and YouTube videos to help you. Pick a few plants that are designed to grow in containers.  Starting from seed might work, but can sometimes be tricky.  So it’s best to start with seedling plants. There are several online services that will ship live plants to your home. Also, you may be able to order starter plants from your local nursery and have them delivered, or do a safe pickup like a grocery order. 

However you do it, you will be rewarded with your own food and the mental satisfaction of growing and nurturing something living.

 
Filed under: Camas | Gardening | News
Featured Multigen Home
Featured Multigen Home. 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 multigen and dual living households. Auxiliary Living Units (ADUs) are separate living quarters that are always a good investment to share with family or extended family. Or, to use as rental income. Since we live in a multigen household, we are always on the lookout for homes that can meet that growing market demand. This month we feature a home that offers luxurious living, with separate guest quarters:

7000 SE Riverside DR, Vancouver, WA 98664

This custom home has stunning river views with 3+ bedrooms and 5.2 baths. Guest quarters with a second kitchen for multigen or dual living. Luxurious in-ground heated pool and spa, gated with extra parking, custom cabinetry throughout. Home theater bonus room, gorgeous den with wet bar and extensive lacquered wood work. Four fireplaces, master suite with his/hers bathrooms and huge walk-in closet. Elevator for accessibility, 3-car oversized garage plus shop area. Listing Courtesy RE/MAX Equity Group™ We are constantly on the search for quality, functional multigen homes. But some homes may not appear to have separate living quarters. Yet, with proper remodeling, a home can be converted into dual living. The trick is knowing what to look for and understanding how to make it work. Plus, we know the various regulations that apply in city vs. county areas. We have gone through the process. And we can guide you through the steps to add an ADU or extra living quarters to an existing home. Buyers: If you are looking for a home for multigen living, you can start your search here. Sellers: al living. We are specialists in this field, and we have buyers ready to move!
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Washougal Homes for Sale

Washougal Home Sales – February

Washougal is in a mostly rural part of Clark County, WA, and extends into remote Skamania County. For this reason, many homes are on acreage surrounded by trees, or have panoramic views on river waterfronts. Some have all of the above! Yet, it is close to city services, shops and amenities.

Its namesake, the Washougal River, cuts through the area starting north at the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Chinook for “Rushing Water”, the Washougal is one of the most pristine rivers in the West. Because of its rural location, the small town of Washougal has all the benefits of “nature as neighbors.” It has the peaceful environs of the country, yet easy access to city amenities and PDX International Airport.

If you are considering a home in Washougal WA, you should know the current market for homes sales*.

Market Report for Washougal WA Home Sales

38 Active from $449,900 to $1,925,000 Average SQFT – 3,514 Average $/SQFT – $225

29 Pending from $357,500 to $1,389,000 Average SQFT – 2,562 Average $/SQFT – $217

24 Sold in last 3 Months from $350,000 to $1,050,000 Average SQFT – 2,654 Average $/SQFT – $183

Median Days on Market was 74 – up from 33 DOM in November.  Still, properties in Washougal don’t stay on the market long! *Report is for Single Family Homes starting at $350,000.

Places of Interest in Washougal and Surrounding Area

Washougal is also known as the “Gateway to the Columbia Gorge.” Head east along WA State Route 14 past Washougal to experience towering bluffs and breath-taking views of the massive Columbia River Gorge. Many options for light-to-challenging hiking.

Cape Horn Loop Trail. A bit challenging as nature hikes go, but worth it for the magnificent views of the Columbia River Gorge. Be aware that, at certain times of the year, some peaks are off limits due Peregrin falcons nesting. But, you’ll still hear their whistles as they soar overhead.

Captain William Clark Park along the Columbia River. This area offers running trails, picnicking, boating, and swimming. With the great setting on the Columbia, you will surely want to return for many outdoor activities.

Pendleton Woolen Mills. Visitors to the working woolen mill can take a free tour of the mill in small groups. You can see the process firsthand from their state-of-the-art dye house, through spinning and weaving, to the finishing of their distinctive Indian blankets. And afterwards, you can shop in the Mill Store where you can select from Pendleton’s array of menswear, womenswear, blankets and fabrics.

Our Bar Restaurant. Comfortable, casual restaurant that offers fresh local ingredients prepared in unique, flavorful dishes. Excellent breakfast and lunch menu. Try their home-baked bacon cheddar biscuits!

Looking for a view home in Washougal, WA? Start your search here.

Have a home in Washougal you want to sell?  We sell homes with Nature As Neighbors™.

If you want to receive our Market Report for home sales in Washougal, or any other area in Clark County, contact us.
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multigen & Dual Living Homes Multigen & Dual Living Home Sales – February The multigenerational (multigen) home market continues to grow – even during winter months. And no wonder -multigen & dual living – members. The 2018 Pew Research Center study shows that 1 in 5 or 20% of all U.S. households are multigen families. This does not take into consideration the number of households that are unrelated, but living in separate living quarters. Although many young adults are part of this population, seniors are becoming a larger percentage of these households.  And the benefits are clear – it far outweighs institutional or assisted living. As a result, fewer seniors are now living alone than in 1990s. If you are looking for a multigen or dual living home, you should give us a call to help with your search. With over a decade of personal experience in a multigen household, we specialize in this field. Our homes are located on acreage or large lots. They have “elbow room for the soul”, which provides lots of room & privacy. We even have a special search set up to help you find the perfect home – separate living quarters, great amenities, and lots of room for privacy.

Multigen Home Sales

We will often see homes that, at first glance, might not appear to be suitable because there are no separate quarters – ours was like that. But, you can remodel and upgrade to accommodate family members. We have that experience as well, so we know how to identify those “hidden gem” opportunities. If you are looking for a multigen or dual living home, it’s important to know the market:

Multigen Home Sales – February Market Report*:

71 Active Listings – $389,900 to $3,900,000 Average SQFT – 4,089 Average $/SQFT – $238 50 Pending – $354,900 to $1,389,000 Average SQFT- 3,266 Average $/SQFT – $202 74 Sold in last 3 Mos – $353,000 to $1,410,000 Average SQFT – 3,251 Average $/SQFT – $179 Median Days on Market was 60 days – down a bit from 68 days in January.  Multigen homes don’t stay on the market very long!  *Note: Averages are for homes priced $350,000 and above, and does not include a spectacular $18,500,000 165-acre multigen property in Woodland, WA) Multigen Buyers: If you are looking for a home for multigen living, you can start your search here. Multigen Sellers: Call us for a free consultation on your home’s value. We are specialists in this field, and we have buyers ready to move!  

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.

Multigen & Dual Living Homes Multigen & Dual Living Homes Multigen & Dual Living households can be a great option for all ages. Family and non-family members share a home with separate living space. This cuts down on the cost of buying and owning a home. The dual living home market continues to grow – even during winter months. The 2018 Pew Research Center study shows that 1 in 5 or 20% of all U.S. households are now multigen families. Although many young adults are part of this population, seniors are becoming a larger percentage of these households.  And the benefits are clear – it far outweighs institutional or assisted living. As a result, fewer seniors are now living alone than in 1990s. Plus, separate living quarters can always be a great asset in a home for future rental income. If you are looking for a multigen home, you should give us a call to help with your search. With over a decade of personal experience in a multigen household, we specialize in this field. Our multigen homes are located on acreage or large lots. They have “elbow room for the soul”, which provides lots of room & privacy. We even have a special search set up to help you find the perfect home – separate living quarters, great amenities, and lots of room for privacy. Multigen & Dual Living Homes We will often see homes that, at first glance, might not appear to be suitable because there are no separate quarters – our was like that. But, you can remodel and upgrade to accommodate family members. We have that experience as well, so we know how to identify those “hidden gem” opportunities. If you are looking for a multigen home, it’s important to know the market:

Multigen & Dual Living Home Sales – February Market Report*:

77 Active Listings – $354,900 to $3,500,900 Average SQFT – 3,848 Average $/SQFT – $243 44 Pending – $364,950 to $1,395,000 Average SQFT- 3,351 Average $/SQFT – $204 78 Sold in last 3 Mos – $353,000 to $1,410,000 Average SQFT – 3,296 Average $/SQFT – $180 Median Days on Market was 48 days – down from 68 days in January.  Multigen homes don’t stay on the market very long!  *Note: Averages are for homes priced $350,000 and above, and does not include a spectacular $18,500,000 165-acre multigen property in Woodland, WA) Multigen Buyers: If you are looking for a home for multigen living, you can start your search here. Multigen Sellers: Call us for a free consultation on your home’s value. We are specialists in this field, and we have buyers ready to move!  

We are pleased to be the only resource in Clark County with a specific search for multi-generational properties. It will help our sellers get their homes sold more quickly – and help buyers save time in identifying possible homes. Feel free to explore – and take your time – we don’t force anyone to register. We’re confident you’ll want to call us when it’s time to buy or se

Camas Home Sales Report

In spite of the COVID-19 shutdown, home sales in Camas are brisk. Pending sales in August were up 6.2% over last year at this time.  There were 80 closed sales last month and overall inventory in Clark County is still low at 1.6 months.

Even with more new homes coming on the market, prices continue on a steady rise. The annual percentage increase in sales price was 7.5% for the month. This bodes well for sellers thinking about putting their home on the market.  Even fall and winter months are good times to sell.

Camas offers a small town atmosphere with close proximity to city amenities and services – all without the traffic jams! You can find rural estates, classic bungalows, waterfront homes, and homes with views. So, ask for it – we’ve probably got it.

This historic town – located right on the Columbia River – is always hopping with fun and activities. Plus, the Camas School District is highly rated and families appreciate knowing their children attend award-winning schools.

Although more new homes are coming on the market, older homes tend to have larger lots and more room for a growing family, live-in relatives, or visiting friends. Some are even suited for multigen households with separate living quarters.

Likewise, you are 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 doing things you love, connect with nature, and live a lifestyle that helps rejuvenate your soul. Then add a view, and you have a wonderful home with “Nature as Neighbors” and “Elbow room for the Soul.”

Camas Home Sales Report – October*

Camas Home Sales

(*Report is for single family homes priced $350,000 and above, and does not include an amazing listing for $18,997,000 on Dawson Ridge)

Homeowners, if you want to find out how much your home is worth, give us a call.

Buyers, start your search here.

ADUs in Clark Coiunty
ADUs in Clark County Since we specialize in multigen homes, we often receive requests for information about Auxiliary Dwelling Units (ADUs) in Clark County, WA. ADUs are a desirable alternative for multigen living, provided you know the guidelines in your local area. Recently a rural homeowner on 5 acres asked about the ADU regulations in her area. So, let’s review the current status of ADUs in Clark County.

ADUs Are Legal, But…

The basic rule is, ADUs are legal in both urban and rural areas. But the allowable buildings are different. If you are in city limits, you are allowed – within certain guidelines – to add a separate structure up to 800 SQFT. It could ]be larger if incorporated into an existing structure.* In rural properties, separate ADU structures are simply not allowed.

Rules for Rural ADUs

For purposes of this article, we will concentrate on rural properties. County guidelines say any residential home on at least one acre can add an ADU. But it must be within or attached to an existing residential structure. This usually means upgrading a basement, attached garage, or adding to the current structure. Again, as long as it is attached. There is just no provision for adding a separate ADU structure, no matter how large the property.

Multigen Families Like ADUs

Most multigen families want privacy and separate living areas so they’re not stumbling over each other. The ideal solution for that is to convert an existing daylight basement with separate entrance, as we did with our home. The other alternative is to expand the existing house with an attached structure – often, a simple breezeway or deck will be sufficient to pass code. These are issues you should review with your local permit department. Having said that, we have seen homeowners who had built separate structures called “studios” or “offices”.  They have a bedroom, bathroom, and kitchenette sink with counters. This is allowed, and will be permitted, but it cannot have a stove. So, many homeowners will build the studio, get the permits, then after the inspection install a stove.  We are not condoning this, of course, but county officials acknowledge this is a common practice in rural areas.

First Things First

If you are considering a rural ADU, the first issue is whether the existing septic system and well can support an additional bedroom or two. The state’s chart shows accepted guidelines for septic sizing:
You will need to check with your local Health Department to see if your current system will support an ADU. Their analysis will include not just the tank size, but also the capacity of the drain field. If neither is sufficient, you will need to expand the current system, or install a separate system. Some homeowners decide to “decommission” a bedroom, and assign it to the new ADU. This is tricky because, though legal, could present problems at resale or for appraisers down the road. Also, if you decide to build a “studio” without a stove, you will not be able to consider it an ADU for resale purposes. If you have any questions about ADUs and guidelines for building, feel free to give us a call. * Be aware that The City of Camas has a restriction that the main house needs to remain owner-occupied at least 6 months out of the year and at no time may the owner charge rent for the main living area. Plus, you may have to install a fire sprinkler system.
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Washington Real Estate Excise Tax

Washington Real Estate Excise Tax

All homeowners in Washington should be aware of the changes to the Real Estate Excise Tax (REET) rates that went into effect January 1 of this year.

The new  rates present a “glass is half full/half empty” scenario and (to mix metaphors) the benefits and drawbacks “are in the eye of the beholder.” The previous state tax rate was a flat 1.28% of the sales price for all properties. The new rates are graduated, which will reduce the tax for some properties and raise them for others*.

Excise Taxes Are Paid On The Sale of Real Estate

Other than farm or timber land, any property selling for $500,000 and under will have lower taxes this year.  Anything over $500,000 – you’ll have to do some calculations, but there will be some savings. Once you hit $1,5000,001 and above, the rates are higher.

For perspective, the Median Sale Price last year for Clark County was $371,000.  So, the average home seller will benefit from the new rates this year. Remember. these are NOT property taxes, but taxes you pay when a property sells.

The Department of Revenue (DOR) has published a handy table, with examples, detailing the new rates:
2020 WA REET Rates
Because this is a graduated tax, properties priced between $500,000.01 and $1,500,000 take advantage of the lower rate taxed on the first $500,000.  The example provide by the DOR:

Example A:

If the total sale price is $600,000, then the first $500,000 is taxed at 1.10%. The remaining $100,000 is taxed at 1.28%.

Graduated Tax on $600,000

Note: These rates do not affect the additional local excise rates of .50%

Example B:

If the total sale price is $4.4 million, then the first $500,000 is taxed at 1.10%. The next $1 million is taxed at 1.28%. The next $1.5 million is taxed at 2.75% and the final $1.4 million is taxed at 3%.

REET Tax on 1.400.000

For those who are curious, there is a convenient REET Tax Calculator spreadsheet available for download.  Since the tax is paid at closing, title should calculate pay it out of the settlement statement.

If you are thinking of selling this year and would like an estimate of your new excise taxes, just give us a call.

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Multigen Home SalesSeparate Living Quarters in Daylight Basement

Multigen Home Sales The multigenerational (multigen) home market continues to grow – even during winter months. And no wonder – multigen households can be a great option for all ages. The 2018 Pew Research Center study shows that 1 in 5 or 20% of all U.S. households are multigen families. Although many young adults are part of this population, seniors are becoming a larger percentage of these households.  And the benefits are clear – it far outweighs institutional or assisted living. As a result, fewer seniors are now living alone than in 1990s. If you are looking for a multigen home, you should give us a call to help with your search. With over a decade of personal experience in a multigen household, we specialize in this field. Our multigen homes are located on acreage or large lots. They have “elbow room for the soul”, which provides lots of room & privacy. We even have a special search set up to help you find the perfect home – separate living quarters, great amenities, and lots of room for privacy.

Multigen Home Sales

We will often see homes that, at first glance, might not appear to be suitable because there are no separate quarters – our was like that. But, you can remodel and upgrade to accommodate family members. We have that experience as well, so we know how to identify those “hidden gem” opportunities. If you are looking for a multigen home, it’s important to know the market:

Multigen Home Sales – January Market Report*:

91 Active Listings – $354,900 to $3,500,900 Average SQFT – 3,768 Average $/SQFT – $237 32 Pending – $375,000 to $1,395,000 Average SQFT- 3,287 Average $/SQFT – $199 84 Sold in last 3 Mos – $350,000 to $2,750,000 Average SQFT – 3,331 Average $/SQFT – $184 Median Days on Market was 68 days – up a bit from 38 days in August.  Multigen homes don’t stay on the market very long!  *Note: Averages are for homes priced $350,000 and above, and does not include a spectacular $18,500,000 165-acre multigen property in Woodland, WA) Multigen Buyers: If you are looking for a home for multigen living, you can start your search here. Multigen Sellers: Call us for a free consultation on your home’s value. We are specialists in this field, and we have buyers ready to move!  
Filed under: MultiGen Homes | News
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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.”
Brush Prairie Homes with views Brush Prairie Home Sale – November. Many of our buyers are looking for homes in the country surrounded by nature. But they also want to be close to shopping, services, and good schools. One area is Brush Prairie/Hockinson, where we regularly find homes that meet their criteria. In a rural area roughly between Vancouver and Battle Ground, Brush Prairie has all the amenities  – rolling hillsides, tracts of timber land, and large horse pastures. Many homes have impressive panoramic views. Yet, it is within easy driving distance of metropolitan services, including Portland International Airport right across the Columbia River. Combine privacy with the diversity of views, and you have a very popular area for homes with “Nature as Neighbors”. If you are looking for a home in Brush Prairie, it helps to know the market. Brush Prairie Home Sales* – November: 34 Active Listings – $400,000 to $2,949,000 Average SQFT – 3,791 Average $/SQFT – $228 11 Pending – $459,900 to $899,900 Average SQFT- 3,411 Average $/SQFT – $194 28 Sold in last 3 Mos – $425,000 to $1,040,000 Average SQFT – 3,035 Average $/SQFT – $210 Median Days on Market – 23. Homes in Brush Prairie sell quickly!  
*Averages are for Single Family homes starting at $400,000. Buyers, if you are looking for homes for sale in Brush Prairie, you can start here. If you are thinking of selling your home in Brush Prairie, call us for a free pricing appointment.
MultiGen Home Sales – November. Multigenerational households can be a great option for all ages. The 2018 Pew Research Center study shows that 1 in 5 or 20% of all U.S. households are multigen families.  Although many young adults are part of this population, seniors are becoming a larger percentage of these households.  And the benefits are clear – it far outweighs institutional or assisted living. As a result, fewer seniors are now living alone than in 1990s. If you are looking for a multigen home, you should give us a call to help with your search. With over a decade of personal experience in a multigen household, we specialize in this field. Our multigen homes are located on acreage or large lots. They have “elbow room for the soul”, which provides lots of room & privacy. We even have a special search set up to help you find the perfect home – separate living quarters, great amenities, and lots of room for privacy.

Find MultiGen Homes for Sale

We will often see homes that, at first glance, might not appear to be suitable because there are no separate quarters – our was like that. But, you can remodel and upgrade to accommodate family members. We have that experience as well, so we know how to identify those “hidden gem” opportunities. If you are looking for a multigen home, it’s important to know the market: Multigen Homes Sales – November* 116 Active Listings – $355,000 to $4,200,000 Average SQFT – 3,829 Average $/SQFT – $234 49 Pending – $364,900 to $1,595,000 Average SQFT- 3,208 Average $/SQFT – $189 71 Sold in last 3 Mos – $365,000 to $2,750,000 Average SQFT – 3,382 Average $/SQFT – $181 Median Days on Market was 43 days – down from 47 days in August.  Multigen homes don’t stay on the market very long!  *Note: Averages are for homes priced $350,000 and above, and does not include a spectacular $12,000,000 165-acre multigen property in Woodland, WA) Multigen Buyers: If you are looking for a home for multigen living, you can start your search here. Multigen Sellers: Call us for a free consultation on your home’s value. We are specialists in this field, and we have buyers ready to move!
 

washougal Home SalesWashougal Home Sales – November Market Report

Washougal is in a rural part of Clark County, WA. For this reason, many homes are on acreage, surrounded by trees, have panoramic views, or are on river waterfronts. Some have all of the above! Yet, it is close to city services, shops and amenities.

Its namesake, the Washougal River, Chinook for “Rushing Water”, is one of the most pristine rivers in the West. Because of its rural location, the small town of Washougal has all the benefits of “nature as neighbors.” It has the peaceful environs of the country, yet easy access to city amenities.

If you are considering a home in Washougal WA, you should know the current market for homes sales*.

Market Report for Washougal WA Home Sales

42 Active from $359,500 to $4,200,000 Average SQFT – 3,115 Average $/SQFT – $257

15 Pending from $410,000 to $1,149,000 Average SQFT – 2,750 Average $/SQFT – $212

24 Sold in last 3 Months from $350,000 to $850,000 Average SQFT – 2,721 Average $/SQFT – $200

Median Days on Market was 33 – down from 45 DOM in September.  Properties in Washougal don’t stay on the market long! *Report is for Single Family Homes starting at $350,000.

Places of Interest in Washougal and Surrounding Area

Washougal is also known as the “Gateway to the Columbia Gorge.” Head east along WA State Route 14 past Washougal to experience towering bluffs and breath-taking views of the massive Columbia River Gorge. Many options for light-to-challenging hiking.

Cape Horn Loop Trail. A bit challenging as nature hikes go, but worth it for the magnificent views of the Columbia River Gorge. Be aware that, at certain times of the year, some peaks are off limits due Peregrin falcons nesting. But, you’ll still hear their whistles as they soar overhead.

Captain William Clark Park along the Columbia River. This area offers running trails, picnicking, boating, and swimming. With the great setting on the Columbia, you will surely want to return for many outdoor activities.

Pendleton Woolen Mills. Visitors to the working woolen mill can take a free tour of the mill in small groups. You can see the process firsthand from their state-of-the-art dye house, through spinning and weaving, to the finishing of their distinctive Indian blankets. And afterwards, you can shop in the Mill Store where you can select from Pendleton’s array of menswear, womenswear, blankets and fabrics.

Our Bar Restaurant. Comfortable, casual restaurant that offers fresh local ingredients prepared in unique, flavorful dishes. Excellent breakfast and lunch menu. Try their home-baked bacon cheddar biscuits!

Looking for a view home in Washougal, WA? Check out our luxury home listing in Washougal.  Or – Start your search here.

Have a home in Washougal you want to sell?  We sell homes with Nature As Neighbors™.

If you want to receive our Market Report for home sales in Washougal, or any other area in Clark County, contact us.
Filed under: News | Washougal
Camas Home Sales Camas Home Sales. Charming Camas is capturing the attention of relocation buyers from all over the country. The main attraction we keep hearing is small town atmosphere with close proximity to city amenities and services – all without the traffic jams! You can find rural estates, classic bungalows, waterfront homes, and homes with views. So, ask for it – we’ve probably got it. And, the Camas Schools district is highly rated and families appreciate knowing their children attend award-winning schools. This historic town – located right on the Columbia River – is always hopping with fun and activities. Plus, this time of year, its charming main street (4th Avenue), quaint shops and wide assortment of restaurants, provide the perfect backdrop for the holidays: Holiday Sip & Shop – November 14 Little Box FridayNovember 29 Golden Ticket Event November 30-December 14 Hometown Holidays – December 6 It’s no wonder the housing market is strong in Camas!  Although there are many new homes coming on the market, older homes tend to have larger lots and more room for a growing family, live-in relatives, or visiting friends. Some are even suited for multigen households with separate living quarters. Likewise, you are 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 doing things you love, connect with nature, and live a lifestyle that helps rejuvenate your soul. Then add a view, and you have a wonderful home with “Nature as Neighbors” and “Elbow room for the Soul.”

Camas Home Sales – November Market Report:

42 Active Listings – $450,000 to $2,399,900 Average SQFT – 4,289 Average $/SQFT – $238 18 Pending – $449,900 to $1,699,900 Average SQFT- 3,682 Average $/SQFT – $210 37 Sold in last 3 Mos – $420,000 to $2,750,000 Average SQFT – 3,553 Average $/SQFT – $222 Median Days on Market was 51 days – up a bit from 35 DOM in July.  Still, homes in Camas do not last long!  (Note: Report is for view homes priced $400,000 and above, and averages do not include a spectacular $13,500,000 55-acre lake-side property on Leadbetter.) If you are a buyer interested in a home in Camas, give us a call. Or start your own search here.
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Fruit trees in bloom

Rural life has great benefits – clean air, beautiful views, and elbow room for the soul. But it also has its share of hazards: Lions (Mountain), and Tigers (Lillies – toxic to pets) and Pears! (Well, pears are not exactly hazardous, but they can lead to frustration and disappointment.) Here’s the full story:

Earlier this year, we posted a video explaining how to prune fruit trees for better production. After that demo, spring brought excellent results – full, bright blossoms that promised a bounty of apples and pears.

I continued to prune unwanted suckers, spray with organic oil, and generally ensure there were no bugs.  I also took the additional precaution of placing mesh bags over the fruit as it started to form – this was mostly to ward off the large wasps that showed up last year at the end of the season.

As the season continued with exceptional weather the trees produced large clusters of fruit that grew and started to ripen.  (Unfortunately, I did not take a photo, so you’ll just have to trust me on this.)  I was extremely excited that we would have an exceptional variety of fresh, organic fruit this year. I even started researching different recipes for preserving them.

Then that fateful morning, I walked out to the trees and poof!!

Fruit trees in bloom

Every single fruit was gone!!

To add insult to injury, the nasty marauders left chewed-up bags – the very bags designed to protect the fruit!!

Protective Fruit Bags

AAARRGGHH!  So there I was, like Yosemite Sam, stomping around, shaking my fists, mumbling pseudo-curses “racken fracken, ya dirty varmint, why I’m gonna getcha.” And so forth…

Lesson: When Living With Nature, Don’t Make An All-You-Can-Eat Buffet for Wildlife

After continuing in that vein, mumbling to myself for quite a while, I eventually settled down. It dawned on me the raiders were the family of deer we often see on the property. And who could blame them? I had carefully prepared an all-you-can-eat buffet, then graciously presented it in an easy-to-reach, help-yourself arrangement.  I should know better. When living with wildlife, you have to anticipate such things, and I had (naively) assumed that the small fences I had were sufficient. The lesson is: never leave anything to chance.  So, what can I do to prevent this from happening next year?

I immediately set out searching the internet for the best solution. And I was a little shocked at the vast range of options – from dangling soap and hanging noise makers to wolf urine and commercial repellent to (Gasp!) hunting! Yes, one web site actually suggested shooting them for game. But we’re more gatherers than hunters. So after rejecting the options, including repellents (they small like rotten meat) I settled on Occam’s Razor – “the simplest solution is usually the best” – a taller fence. Doh! I already had fences – just add to them!

I guess we’ll see how that works next year.  In the meantime, Debb reminds me that the deer are a gift from our “nature as neighbors” surroundings. And if I’m really craving a pear, there are plenty of them at our local Farmers Markets.

Want to learn more about how NOT to grow organic fruit to feed wildlife? Just Ask!

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MultiGen Home for Sale

Multigen Home With Accessory Dwelling Unit

MultiGen Home Sales – September.Multigenerational households can be a great option for all ages. The 2016 Pew Research Center study shows that 1 in 5 or 20% of all U.S. households are multigen families.   Although the number includes many young adults, seniors are becoming a larger percentage of that population.  The benefits are clear – it far outweighs institutional or assisted living. And, as a result, fewer seniors are now living alone than in the 1990s. With over a decade of personal experience in a multigen household, we specialize in this field. Our multigen homes are located on acreage or large lots. They have “elbow room for the soul”, which provides lots of room & privacy. One of our listings is a prime example of the perfect multigen home – separate living quarters, great amenities, and lots of room for privacy.

Find MultiGen Homes for Sale

Since we live in a multigen household, we know how to find homes for sale with separate living quarters. But we will often see homes that, at first glance, don’t appear to be suitable because there are no separate quarters – our was like that.  But you can remodel and upgrade to accommodate family members. Since we have that experience as well, we know how to identify those “hidden gem” opportunities. If you are looking for a multigen home, it’s important to know the market. So, here is a brief Market Report. Multigen Home Sales – September: 134 Active Listings – $354,900 to $4,200,000 Average SQFT – 3,914 Average $/SQFT – $222 44 Pending – $364,900 to $899,000 Average SQFT- 3,352 Average $/SQFT – $182 96 Sold in last 3 Mos – $359,500 to $1,375,000 Average SQFT – 3,199 Average $/SQFT – $188 Median Days on Market was 27 days – down from 47 days in August.  Multigen homes don’t stay on the market very long!  Note: Averages are for homes priced $350,000 and above, and does not include a spectacular $12,000,000 165-acre multigen property in Woodland, WA) If you are interested in finding a multigen home, give us a call. Or, start your own search here. Multigen Sellers: Call us for a free consultation on your home’s value. We are specialists in this field, and we have buyers ready to move!

Washougal Home Sales – September Market Report

Washougal is in a rural part of Clark County, WA. For this reason, many homes are on acreage, surrounded by trees, have panoramic views, or are on river waterfronts. Some have all of the above! Yet, it is close to city services, shops and amenities – without traffic jams.

Its namesake, the Washougal River, Chinook for “Rushing Water”, is one of the most pristine rivers in the West. Because of its rural location, the small town of Washougal has all the benefits of “nature as neighbors.” It has the peaceful environs of the country, yet easy access to city amenities.

If you are considering a home in Washougal WA, you should know the current market for homes sales*.

Market Report for Washougal WA Home Sales

44 Active from $353,000 to $4,200,000 Average SQFT – 3,019 Average $/SQFT – $262

15 Pending from $375,000 to $869,500 Average SQFT – 3,275 Average $/SQFT – $191

27 Sold in last 3 Months from $375,000 to $1,134,000 Average SQFT – 2,916 Average $/SQFT – $209

Median Days on Market was only 38 days – properties in Washougal don’t last long! *Report is for Single Family Homes starting at $350,000.

Places of Interest in Washougal and Surrounding Area

Washougal is also known as the “Gateway to the Columbia Gorge.” Head east along WA State Route 14 past Washougal to experience towering bluffs and breath-taking views of the massive Columbia River Gorge. Many options for light-to-challenging hiking.

Cape Horn Loop Trail. A bit challenging as nature hikes go, but worth it for the magnificent views of the Columbia River Gorge. Be aware that, at certain times of the year, some peaks are off limits due Peregrin falcons nesting. But, you’ll still hear their whistles as they soar overhead.

Captain William Clark Park along the Columbia River. This area offers running trails, picnicking, boating, and swimming. With the great setting on the Columbia, you will surely want to return for many outdoor activities.

Pendleton Woolen Mills. Visitors to the working woolen mill can take a free tour of the mill in small groups. You can see the process firsthand from their state-of-the-art dye house, through spinning and weaving, to the finishing of their distinctive Indian blankets. And afterwards, you can shop in the Mill Store where you can select from Pendleton’s array of menswear, womenswear, blankets and fabrics.

Our Bar Restaurant. Comfortable, casual restaurant that offers fresh local ingredients prepared in unique, flavorful dishes. Excellent breakfast and lunch menu. Try their home-baked bacon cheddar biscuits!

Looking for a view home in Washougal, WA?  Start your search here.

Have a home in Washougal you want to sell?  We sell homes with Nature As Neighbors™.

If you want to receive our Market Report for home sales in Washougal, or any other area in Clark County, contact us.
Multigen Homes for Sale August MultiGen Home Sales, Clark County WA. We often get the question “what exactly is a multigen household?” The simple answer is: two or more generations living under one roof.   But these are not the traditional family units of parent(s) raising their children. Typically, “multigen” is where adult family members decide to move back in together – often to care for an elder, or share in child-rearing responsibilities.  And the college graduate who moves back until they get a job is not it either.  Many multigen homes are not for economic reasons.  The Pews Research group indicated that as many as 1 in 5 households in the U.S. are now multigen. With over a decade of personal experience in a multigen household, we specialize in this field. Our multigen homes are often located on acreage or large lots. They have “elbow room for the soul”, which provides lots of room for separate living quarters and lots of privacy for everyone.

Find MultiGen Homes for Sale

Through our experience, we are very knowledgeable about multigen homes for sale with separate living quarters. Sometimes we will find home that are not set quite up with separate quarters – ours was like that originally. But you can upgrade to accommodate family members.  So we often identify those homes suitable for modifications for a multigen family. With this information about multigen home, it’s also important to know the market. So, here is a brief Market Report for Multigen Homes in Clark County WA:
131 Active from $354,900 to $4,200,000 Average SQFT – 3,986 Average $/SQFT – $233 54 Pending from $364,900 to $1,375,000 Average SQFT – 3,201 Average $/SQFT – $182 92 Sold in last 3 Months from $357,680 to $1,685,000 Average SQFT – 3,314 Average $/SQFT – $187
Median Days on Market was 45 days.  Multigen homes don’t stay on the market very long!  (Note: Report is for homes priced $350,000 and above, and does not include a spectacular $12,000,000 165-acre multigen property in Woodland, WA) Multigen Buyers: If you are looking for a home for multigen living, you should check out this Multigen home with permitted ADU. Multigen Sellers: Call us for a free consultation on your home’s value. We are specialists in this field, and we have buyers ready to move!
Camas Homes Sales Camas home sales remain strong in August of 2019. And, it’s no wonder. Charming Camas is capturing the attention of relocation buyers – singles, couples, and families. Surrounded by nature, but also close to city amenities and services all without the traffic jams! You can find rural homes, bungalows in downtown Camas, homes on lakes, rivers, and ponds, homes in gated neighborhoods, homes with views. So, ask for it, we’ve probably got it. Plus, the Camas Schools district is highly rated and families appreciate knowing their children attend award-winning schools. This historic town – located right on the Columbia River – is always hopping with fun and activities. And the Downtown Camas Association knows the importance of visitors in keeping shops and services in business.  So, here are a few of the events to look forward to in the coming months.

Coming Events in Camas, WA

2019 Camas Vintage Art Faire – August 24th Plein Air and Art  – September 6th Camas Girls’ Night Out 2019 – September 26th October First Friday- Pumpkin Pageant 2019 – October 4th Boo Bash Trick or Treat 2019 – October 23rd November First Friday 2019 – Thankful for Pie! – November 1st Holiday Sip and Shop 2019 – November 14th Although there are many new homes coming on the market, older homes tend to have larger lots and more room for a growing family, live-in relatives, or visiting friends. Some are even suited for multigen households with separate living quarters. Likewise, you are 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 doing things you love, connect with nature, and live a lifestyle that helps rejuvenate your soul. Add a view, and you can have a wonderful home with “Nature as Neighbors” and “Elbow room for the Soul.” Looking for a home in Camas, it helps to know the market.

Camas Home Sales – August Market Report:

55 Active Listings – $425,000 to $2,399,900 Average SQFT – 4,372 Average $/SQFT – $237 14 Pending – $425,000 to $989,900 Average SQFT- 2,984 Average $/SQFT – $219 37 Sold in last 3 Mos – $405,000 to $1,350,000 Average SQFT – 3,361 Average $/SQFT – $212 Median Days on Market was 35 days.  Homes in Camas do not last long!  (Note: Report is for view homes priced $400,000 and above, and averages do not include a spectacular $13,500,000 55-acre lake-side property on Leadbetter.) If you are a buyer interested in a home in Camas, give us a call. Or start your own search here.

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.  

Washougal Home Sales – July Market Report

Washougal is in a rural part of Clark County, WA. For this reason, many homes are on acreage, surrounded by trees, have panoramic views, or are on river waterfronts. Some have all of the above!

Its namesake, the Washougal River, Chinook for “Rushing Water”, is one of the most pristine rivers in the West. Because of its rural location, the small town of Washougal has all the benefits of “nature as neighbors.” It has the peaceful environs of the country, yet easy access to city amenities.

If you are considering a home in Washougal WA, you should know the current market for homes sales*.

Market Report for Washougal WA Home Sales

44 Active from $353,000 to $4,200,000 Average SQFT – 3,019 Average $/SQFT – $262

15 Pending from $375,000 to $869,500 Average SQFT – 3,275 Average $/SQFT – $191

27 Sold in last 3 Months from $375,000 to $1,134,000 Average SQFT – 2,916 Average $/SQFT – $209

Median Days on Market was only 38 days – properties in Washougal don’t last long! *Report is for Single Family Homes starting at $350,000.

Places of Interest in Washougal and Surrounding Area

Washougal is also known as the “Gateway to the Columbia Gorge.” Head east along WA State Route 14 past Washougal to experience towering bluffs and breath-taking views of the massive Columbia River Gorge. Many options for light-to-challenging hiking.

Cape Horn Loop Trail. A bit challenging as nature hikes go, but worth it for the magnificent views of the Columbia River Gorge. Be aware that, at certain times of the year, some peaks are off limits due Peregrin falcons nesting. But, you’ll still hear their whistles as they soar overhead.

Captain William Clark Park along the Columbia River. This area offers running trails, picnicking, boating, and swimming. With the great setting on the Columbia, you will surely want to return for many outdoor activities.

Pendleton Woolen Mills. Visitors to the working woolen mill can take a free tour of the mill in small groups. You can see the process firsthand from their state-of-the-art dye house, through spinning and weaving, to the finishing of their distinctive Indian blankets. And afterwards, you can shop in the Mill Store where you can select from Pendleton’s array of menswear, womenswear, blankets and fabrics.

Our Bar Restaurant. Comfortable, casual restaurant that offers fresh local ingredients prepared in unique, flavorful dishes. Excellent breakfast and lunch menu. Try their home-baked bacon cheddar biscuits!

Looking for a view home in Washougal, WA? Check out our luxury home listing in Washougal.  Or – Start your search here.

Have a home in Washougal you want to sell?  We sell homes with Nature As Neighbors™.

If you want to receive our Market Report for home sales in Washougal, or any other area in Clark County, contact us.

Filed under: Market Reports | News | Washougal
July MultiGen Home Sales for Clark County WA. We specialize in multigenerational home sales – two or more generations living under one roof. These are not typical family units of parent(s) raising their children. In fact, “multigen” is where adult family members decide to move back in together. Often, this is to care for the elderly, or share in child-rearing responsibilities. Our multigen homes are often located on acreage or large lots. They have “elbow room for the soul”, which provides lots of room and privacy.

Find MultiGen Homes for Sale

Since we live in a multigen household, we know how to find multigen homes for sale with separate living quarters. We often find home that are not set up with separate quarters – our was like that. But you can upgrade to accommodate family members. We have the experience of upgrading, so we often identify those homes suitable for modifications for a multigen family. With this information about multigen home, it’s also important to know the market. So, here is a brief Market Report for Multigen Homes in Clark County WA:
137 Active from $350,000 to $4,200,000 Average SQFT – 3,646 Average $/SQFT – $250 58 Pending from $364,900 to $959,900 Average SQFT – 3,154 Average $/SQFT – $191 69 Sold in last 3 Months from $357,680 to $1,685,000 Average SQFT – 3,547 Average $/SQFT – $178
Median Days on Market was 43 days – down a bit from 44 days in June.  Multigen homes don’t stay on the market very long!  (Note: Report is for homes priced $350,000 and above, and does not include a spectacular $12,000,000 165-acre multigen property in Woodland, WA) Multigen Buyers: If you are looking for a home for multigen living, you should check out this Multigen home with permitted ADU. Multigen Sellers: Call us for a free consultation on your home’s value. We are specialists in this field, and we have buyers ready to move!

 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.
Multigen Homes for Sale Clark County MultiGen Homes For Sale. We specialize in multigenerational home sales – two or more generations living under one roof. These are not typical family units of parent(s) raising their children. In fact, “multigen” is where adult family members decide to move back in together. Often, this is to care for the elderly, or share in child-rearing responsibilities. Our multigen homes are often located on acreage or large lots. They have “elbow room for the soul”, which provides lots of room & privacy.

Find MultiGen Homes for Sale

Since we live in a multigen household, we know how to find multigen homes for sale with separate living quarters. We often find home that are not set up with separate quarters – our was like that. But you can upgrade to accommodate family members. We have the experience of upgrading, so we often identify those homes suitable for modifications for a multigen family. With this information about multigen home, it’s also important to know the market. So, here is a brief Market Report for Multigen Homes in Clark County WA:
126 Active from $395,900 to $4,200,000 Average SQFT – 3,699 Average $/SQFT – $231 58 Pending from $365,000 to $2,000,000 Average SQFT – 3,473 Average $/SQFT – $196 69 Sold in last 3 Months from $359,500 to $2,300,000 Average SQFT – 3,601 Average $/SQFT – $180
Median Days on Market was 41 days – down from 62 days in January.  Multigen homes don’t stay on the market very long!  (Note: Report is for homes priced $350,000 and above, and does not include a spectacular $12,000,000 165-acre multigen property in Woodland, WA) Multigen Buyers: If you are looking for a home for multigen living, you can start your search here. Multigen Sellers: Call us for a free consultation on your home’s value. We are specialists in this field, and we have buyers ready to move!
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.
Homes for Sale in Brush Prairie WA
Homes for Sale in Brush Prairie, WA. Many of our buyers are looking for homes in the country surrounded by nature. But they also want to be close to shopping, services, and good schools. So we look in the Brush Prairie/Hockinson area where we regularly find homes that meet this criteria. Brush Prairie/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 services, including Portland International Airport right across the Columbia River. Combine privacy with the diversity of views, and you have a very popular area for homes with “Nature as Neighbors.”

Market Summary of Homes for Sale in Brush Prairie:

28 Active Listings – $474,900 to $1,496,000 Average SQFT – 3,783 Average $/SQFT – $213 23 Pending – $450,000 to $1,199,000 Average SQFT- 3,097 Average $/SQFT – $216 22 Sold in last 3 Mos – $425,000 to $1,274,000 Average SQFT – 3,550 Average $/SQFT – $199 Median Days on Market – 26. Homes in Brush Prairie sell quickly!   Buyers, if you are looking for homes for sale in Brush Prairie, you can start here. If you are thinking of selling your home in Brush Prairie, call us for a free pricing analysis.