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A Perfect View to Start the New Year – Nature As Neighbors

One of our clients posted this glorious photo on my Facebook timeline yesterday, with a message – “To the start a New Year. Thanks again for all your help.” We both think it’s a pretty powerful testimonial and clearly reflects our brand, ViewHomes™. They moved in at the end of October, and I’ve been getting weekly photos via text with a comment, such as “Pinch me, I can’t believe this is our home,” or ” I never want to leave.”

The luxury of elbow room for the soul, with nature as neighbors, fill and soothe busy souls. Science backs us up too. Simply looking at scenes of nature is good for our health and well-being. We both get such satisfaction and joy when we see people thriving in their home environment. And after all, isn’t that the way it should be? We think so too. Feel free to contact us anytime to learn more.

Filed under: Lifestyle

In a world of black and white, and mostly stainless, we’ve noticed a new trend developing in kitchen design – the return of colored appliances. Beach themed turquoise, cottage blue, seaglass green, mint julep, emerald, sunny yellows, bright orange, and even purples are popping up from a variety of companies.

 

A beautiful red enamel stove has always made us smile, but now you can choose from a wide variety of shades from bright red, to an industrial-themed red, and Viking has a new line in warm, rustic red. It’s pictured in the second photo below. We think it’s warm and inviting.


Although, we’d worry about the longevity of a kitchen with all appliances in a custom color. And, as REALTORS®, we know your favorite beachy turquoise will likely narrow the pool of buyers if you decide to sell.

 

Therefore, we’d likely avoid outfitting an entire kitchen with appliances in an unusual color. What if the company discontinues the line and your dishwasher quits? Exactly.  However, we think a statement stove is be a great way to add a touch of color and personality to your kitchen.

 

These two, one in purple, and one in more subdued plum, might appeal to my purple loving friends. Would you want Santa to deliver one to your house? 

 

 

Perhaps, pretty in pink is more your style.

 


We know this bright yellow, while cheery, is not one we’d consider in our home.

 

Personally, we’re drawn to the more subdued colors. Here’s an example we both really appreciate – we think it’s classic and elegant, and would be at home in a gray and white kitchen with marble counter tops.

 

 

It will be fun to see if more homeowners, and builders, start using more imagination, and color, in the kitchen in 2019.  If you’re interested in seeing some of the other colors available, here are some links. In the meantime, if you’re dreaming of something other than a white Christmas in the kitchen, we hope Santa delivers your favorite color.
Hallman 

Viking

La Cornue

Big Chill

AGA

Caliber

Bertazzoni

Heartland

Verona 

Hestan

Filed under: Lifestyle

In a world of black and white, and mostly stainless, we’ve noticed a new trend developing in kitchen design – the return of colored appliances. Beach themed turquoise, cottage blue, seaglass green, mint julep, emerald, sunny yellows, bright orange, and even purples are popping up from a variety of companies.

 

A beautiful red enamel stove has always made us smile, but now you can choose from a wide variety of shades from bright red, to an industrial-themed red, and Viking has a new line in warm, rustic red. It’s pictured in the second photo below. We think it’s warm and inviting.

 


Althought, we would worry about the longevity of a kitchen with all appliances in a custom color. And, as REALTORS®, we know your favorite beachy turquoise will likely narrow the pool of buyers if you decide to sell.

 

Therefore, we’d likely avoid outfitting an entire kitchen with appliances in an unusual color. What if the company discontinues the line and your dishwasher quits? Exactly.  However, we think a statement stove is be a great way to add a touch of color and personality to your kitchen.

 

These two, one in purple, and one in more subdued plum, might appeal to my purple loving friends in the Rain – Ron and Alexandra Seigel(Alexandra) Kathy Streib, and Sally K. & David L. Hanson (Sally).  What do you think ladies? Would you want Santa to bring you one?

 

 

 

Perhaps, pretty in pink is more your style. We wonder if our pal Nina Hollander will like this one.

 


We know this bright yellow, while cheery, is not one we’d consider in our home.

 

Personally, we’re drawn to the more subdued colors. Here’s an example we both really appreciate – we think it’s classic and elegant, and would be at home in a gray and white kitchen with marble counter tops.

 

 

It will be fun to see if more homeowners, and builders, start using more imagination, and color, in the kitchen in 2019.  If you’re interested in seeing some of the other colors available, here are some links. In the meantime, if you’re dreaming of something other than a white Christmas in the kitchen, we hope Santa delivers your favorite color.
Hallman 

Viking

La Cornue

Big Chill

AGA

Caliber

Bertazzoni

Heartland

Verona 

Hestan

Filed under: News

Find Nature As Neighbors in Washougal

Washougal WA is one of those areas in Clark County where you can find privacy on a little acreage with “elbow room for the soul.”  Where nature is your neighbor, and sometimes properties are right along the water, which is always a bonus.

Washougal is Chinook For “Rushing Water”

The town’s namesake, the Washougal River, starts its 33-mile run from Gifford Pinchot National Forest in the Cascade Mountains and flows into the Columbia River through the towns of Camas and Washougal. About 63% of its watershed is forested, which accounts for its pristine water quality and excellent recreation and fishing activities – and its rural quality. As the “Gateway to the Columbia Gorge”, the diverse topography of riverfront and rolling foothills offer many opportunities for gratifying views.  

Combine the luxury of privacy with the diversity of views, and waterfront location – you have a very popular area for homesites. Washougal view homes are in the highly desirable Camas and Washougal School Districts. 

Market Summary of ViewHomes™ above $400,000 in Washougal

22 Active from $442,500 to $4,200,000
Average SQFT – 4,004

Average $/SQFT – $232

6 Pending from $400,000 to $950,000
Average SQFT – 3,203
Average $/SQFT – $189

14 Sold in last 3 Months from $462,000 to $925,000
Average SQFT – 2,998
Average $/SQFT – $201

Median Days on Market was 63 days – properties in Washougal don’t last long!

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.” 

Multigen Homes with Nature as Neighbors

It’s no coincidence that our specialty – view homes on acreage with “elbow room for the soul” – is well-suited for multigenerational homes, too.  Sometimes they come with separate living quarters, sometimes they need to be modified. We understand and live the lifestyle, so we know how to find homes suited for this lifestyle. Here is the November 2018 Market Report for Clark County:

Market Report for ViewHomes™ With MultiGen Features

87 Active Listings – $425,000 to $4,788,860
Average SQFT – 4,541
Average $/SQFT – $242

32 Pending – $400,000 to $2,850,000
Average SQFT- 3,416
Average $/SQFT – $210

41 Sold in last 3 Mos – $425,000 to $1,325,000
Average SQFT – 3,619
Average $/SQFT – $184

(Note: these averages do not include a spectacular $12,000,000 165-acre multigen property in Woodland, WA)

Median Days on Market was 62 days – multigen homes don’t stay on the market 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!

Filed under: MultiGen Homes

Find Nature As Neighbors in Washougal

Washougal WA is one of those areas in Clark County where you can find privacy on a little acreage with “elbow room for the soul.”  Where nature is your neighbor, and sometimes properties are right along the water, which is always a bonus.

Washougal is Chinook For “Rushing Water”

The town’s namesake, the Washougal River, starts its 33-mile run from Gifford Pinchot National Forest in the Cascade Mountains and flows into the Columbia River through the towns of Camas and Washougal. About 63% of its watershed is forested, which accounts for its pristine water quality and excellent recreation and fishing activities – and its rural quality. As the “Gateway to the Columbia Gorge”, the diverse topography of riverfront and rolling foothills offer many opportunities for gratifying views.  

Combine the luxury of privacy with the diversity of views, and waterfront location – you have a very popular area for homesites. Washougal view homes are in the highly desirable Camas and Washougal School Districts. 

Market Summary of ViewHomes™ above $400,000 in Washougal

20 Active from $429,900 to $4,200,000
Average SQFT – 3,925

Average $/SQFT – $220

8 Pending from $400,000 to $950,000
Average SQFT – 2,966
Average $/SQFT – $207

20 Sold in last 3 Months from $450,000 to $925,000
Average SQFT – 3,089
Average $/SQFT – $191

Median Days on Market was 70 days – properties in Washougal don’t last long!

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.”

You Can Find Nature as Neighbors in Brush Prairie/Hockinson

Many buyers are looking for homes in the country surrounded by nature, but still close to shopping, services, and good schools. Brush Prairie/Hockinson is a great area where we regularly find homes that meet this criteria.

Hockinson has 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 homes with “Nature as Neighbors.”

Market Summary of ViewHomes™ 1 Acre and More in Hockinson:

25 Active Listings – $499,000 to $1,350,000
Average SQFT – 3,550
Average $/SQFT – $214

7 Pending – $595,000 to $909,551
Average SQFT- 2,786
Average $/SQFT – $274

19 Sold in last 3 Mos – $428,000 to $717,000
Average SQFT – 2,893
Average $/SQFT – $194

Median Days on Market – 40.  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: Hockinson | News

Camas Homes With Nature As Neighbors

Homes in rural parts of Camas offer the luxury of nature as neighbors, with “elbow room for the soul”. Living close to nature and having privacy and space provide the daily pleasures of a relaxing retreat. Camas has an award-winning small-town lifestyle with easy access to city amenities, including close proximity to Portland International Airport. Even if you choose a home on a smaller lot, you are never far from parks and forests for recreation or peace and quiet in a natural environment.

Market Report for ViewHomes™ in Camas, WA

61 Active Listings –  $439,900 to $2,100,000
Average SQFT 3,971
Average $/SQFT $236

19 Pending Listings – $425,000 to $1,100,000
Average SQFT: 3,158
Average $/SQFT $200

56 Sold in the last 3 months from  $400,000 to $2,100,000
Average SQFT 3,528
Average $/SQFT $215

Median Days on Market – 45 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

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 Battle Ground that offers luxurious living, with separate guest quarters:

14218 NE River Bend Rd, Battle Ground, WA


This beautiful lodge-style home sits on 11 private acres along the East Fork of the Lewis River. Featuring 4 bedrooms and 5 baths, with guest quarters over the 4-car garage, this multigen home has plenty fo room for the whole family.  This is the perfect home for an active family, with a swimming pool, tennis court, and jogging track around the gated property.

 

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™

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Multigen Homes with Nature as Neighbors

It’s no coincidence that our specialty – view homes on acreage with “elbow room for the soul” – is well-suited for multigenerational homes, too.  Sometimes they come with separate living quarters, sometimes they need to be modified. We understand and live the lifestyle, so we know how to find homes suited for this lifestyle. Here is the latest Market Report for Clark County:

Market Report for ViewHomes™ With MultiGen Features

113 Active Listings – $400,000 to $5,700,000
Average SQFT – 4,428
Average $/SQFT – $252

24 Pending – $440,000 to $1,275,000
Average SQFT- 3,244
Average $/SQFT – $207

50 Sold in last 3 Mos – $405,500 to $1,850,000
Average SQFT – 3,381
Average $/SQFT – $197

(Note: these averages do not include a spectacular $23,500,000 165-acre multigen property in Woodland, WA)

Median Days on Market was 60 days – multigen homes don’t stay on the market 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!

Filed under: MultiGen Homes

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.

Nature as Neighbors in Brush Prairie/Hockinson

Many buyers are looking for homes in the country surrounded by nature, but still close to shopping, services, and good schools. Brush Prairie/Hockinson is a great area where we regularly find homes that meet this criteria.

Hockinson has 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 homes with nature as neighbors.

Market Summary of ViewHomes™ in Hockinson:

24 Active Listings – $465,000 to $1,395,000
Average SQFT – 3,603
Average $/SQFT – $210

13 Pending – $415,000 to $715,000
Average SQFT- 2,615
Average $/SQFT – $209

24 Sold in last 3 Mos – $400,000 to $970,000
Average SQFT – 3,101
Average $/SQFT – $193

Median Days on Market – 29.  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: News

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

This Featured Listing in Felida is a View Home With Lots of Potential

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

Our ViewHomes™ 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. 

Completed in July, 2017, the seller traveled a lot for his work and has now been relocated – making this house nearly new. Large windows open up to serene views of the valley, and while the home is located in a neighborhood, the .25 acre lot backs to an open green space, making this house feel quite private.

View Homes for Sale in Felida

Competitively priced at $659,000, this home is 3511 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.

Filed under: News

Camas Homes With Nature As Neighbors

Homes in Camas can offer the luxury of nature as neighbors, with “elbow room for the soul”. Living close to nature and having privacy and space provide the daily pleasures of a relaxing retreat. Camas has an award-winning small-town lifestyle with easy access to city amenities, including close proximity to Portland International Airport.

Market Report for ViewHomes™ in Camas, WA

67 Active Listings –  $460,000 to $1,998,000
Average SQFT 4,189
Average $/SQFT $226

25 Pending Listings – $424,900 to $1,850,000
Average SQFT: 3,022
Average $/SQFT $226

49 Sold in the last 3 months from  $409,900 to $2,100,000
Average SQFT 3,653
Average $/SQFT $211

Median Days on Market – 37 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: News

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.”

Find Nature As Neighbors in Washougal

Clark County, WA has many fine areas where you can find homes with acreage and “nature as neighbors”, yet still have easy access to city amenities. Washougal is one of those popular areas where you can find privacy on a little acreage with “elbow room for the soul.”  You can also find properties right along the water, which is always a bonus.

Washougal is Chinook For “Rushing Water”

The town’s namesake, the Washougal River, starts its 33-mile run from Gifford Pinchot National Forest in the Cascade Mountains and flows into the Columbia River through the towns of Camas and Washougal. About 63% of its watershed is forested, which accounts for its pristine water quality and excellent recreation and fishing activities – and its rural quality. As the “Gateway to the Columbia Gorge”, the diverse topography of riverfront and rolling foothills offer many opportunities for gratifying views.  

Combine the luxury of privacy with the diversity of views, and waterfront location – you have a very popular area for homesites. Washougal view homes are in the highly desirable Camas and Washougal School Districts. 

Market summary of ViewHomes™ above $400,000 in Washougal

43 Active from $410,000 to $4,500,000
Average SQFT – 3,808

Average $/SQFT – $198

17 Pending from $425,000 to $989,500
AverageSQFT – 2,206
Average $/SQFT – $267

16 Sold in last 3 Months from $425,000 to $995,000
Average SQFT – 2,828
Average $/SQFT – $219

Median Days on Market was 39 days – properties in Washougal don’t last long!

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.”

Filed under: News | Washougal | Washougal River

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 With Nature as Neighbors

Multigenerational living, “multigen” for short, 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, or 20%, now live in multigen 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” – is well-suited for multigen homes, too.  Sometimes they come with separate living quarters, sometimes they need to be modified. We understand and live the lifestyle, so we know how to find homes suited for this lifestyle.

Market Report for ViewHomes™ With MultiGen Features

101 Active Listings – $410,000 to $5,900,000
Average SQFT – 4,381
Average $/SQFT – $254

33 Pending – $400,000 to $1,725,000
Average SQFT- 3,219
Average $/SQFT – $210

51 Sold in last 3 Mos – $430,000 to $1,124,000
Average SQFT – 3,547
Average $/SQFT – $181

(Note: these averages do not include a spectacular $23,500,000 165-acre multigen property in Woodland, WA)

Median Days on Market was 59 days – multigen homes don’t stay on the market 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!

Filed under: MultiGen Homes | News

Nature as Neighbors on The East Fork of the Lewis River

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. Several regional and state parks along the river offer hiking, swimming, white water and recreation opportunities to the public.

Due to habitat restrictions and shoreline protections, existing homes are extremely desirable. As weather warms up the market for waterfront properties throughout Clark County jumps, yet the market for East Fork properties is constant throughout the year.

Market summary of ViewHomes™ Along the East Fork:

7 Active Listings – $469,900 to $1,975,000
Average SQFT – 3,460
Average $/SQFT – $308

4 Pending – $549,900 to $1,200,000
Average SQFT – 3,121
Average $/SQFT – $243

3 Sold in last 3 Mos – $475,000 to $865,000
Average SQFT – 3,175
Average $/SQFT – $238

Median Days on Market was 76 days – homes along the East Fork do not last long!

 

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.

Filed under: News

Living With Nature as Neighbors in Hockinson

Many buyers are looking for homes in the country surrounded by nature, but still close 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 homes with nature as neighbors.

Market Summary of ViewHomes™ in Hockinson:

30 Active Listings – $425,000 to $1,395,000
Average SQFT – 3,346
Average $/SQFT – $211

12 Pending – $424,900 to $995,000
Average SQFT- 3,040
Average $/SQFT – $207

17 Sold in last 3 Mos – $40,000 to $1,485,000
Average SQFT – 3,336
Average $/SQFT – $194

Median Days on Market – 39.  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. 

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The triplets are growing.  ( Only two cooperated for the photo.) Our resident nest of Dark-eyed Juncos has kept us (well, more me) busy in the past week and a half – nervously watching. The nest hangs in a flower basket right outside one of our bedroom windows. Therefore, I’ve taken it upon myself to keep a check on them while their mom is out finding food. Bernie calls me the surrogate mom – neurotic, but well-meaning. I think he’s right. One day, I failed to see either of the parent birds come to the nest and was certain a cat, or something, must have gotten them. I worried throughout the night that they’d be cold without mom sitting on the nest. In fact, I had planned to call the local bird folks to ask for advice.  However, the next morning, mom and dad were both there, taking turns feeding the babies.

Today, I’m worried about tonight’s fireworks activity. Since we live in a rural area of Camas, many of the independent folks who live nearby enjoy the privilege of being able to shoot off fireworks.  Some we hear and see, are likely not legal in our state. It’s one of those things that’s tough to monitor. It will start up early this evening and continue until about 2AM.  At any rate, I know loud noises are often used to scare off unwanted birds who feast on crops. So, I can’t help but wonder if it will frighten our little family. I’m concerned the parent birds might flee in fear, or that the noise might startle the triplets and cause them to leap out of the nest too soon.

What’s a human bird mother supposed to do? To top it off, today is also our anniversary. We are normally both big fans of this patriotic day, but I can’t help but wish it wasn’t happening until a few weeks from now, when my baby birds have left the nest.

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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!

 

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 Feature Listing of a home with fantastic 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:

32 Active Listings – $409,900 to $1,850,000
Average SQFT – 3,768
Average $/SQFT – $200

9 Pending – $419,900 to $1,200,000
Average SQFT – 3,121
Average $/SQFT – $211

15 Sold in last 3 Mos – $410,000 to $1,550,000
Average SQFT – 3,881
Average $/SQFT – $177

Median Days on Market was 80 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.

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Sick of the frenetic pace of the world? We’ve got just the spot for you. This five-acre creekside parcel offers you a private and soothing retreat – and an opportunity. The sellers have well over a million dollars invested in the property, currently offered at $785,000.   

The 2 bedroom, 1207 SQ. FT.  Carriage House is well appointed and the perfect spot to call home until the nearly 6,000 SQ.FT.  Main House is completed.

Exceptional materials and thoughtful architectural design create luxurious living surrounded by nature. Walls of glass create a seamless environment bringing the beauty of the outdoors, inside.

The finished Carriage House reflects the vision for both structures. Custom casement Jen-Weld windows, locally handcrafted doors and woodwork, and other thoughtful choices, such as recycled glass countertops are natural choices for this setting.

The architect and custom builder, both local, are highly regarded and plans and renderings are available to buyers with serious interest and purchasing ability.

A private neighborhood easement for nearby Washougal River gives residents access to an abundance of recreation.  Anglers will enjoy some of the best salmon fishing in Washington state – plus everyone can enjoy the other adventures such as white-water rafting, tubing, and of course, swimming.

Call us today for a private tour, and discover the rejuvenating benefits of a ViewHome™ with Nature As Neighbors.

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.

Market Report for ViewHomes™ in Camas, WA

47 Active Listings –  $424,900 to $1,650,000
Average SQFT 3,781
Average $/SQFT $225

28 Pending Listings – $425,000 to $2,100,000
Average SQFT: 3,538
Average $/SQFT $251

27 Sold in the last 3 months from  $405,000 to $2,011,000
Average SQFT 3,734
Average $/SQFT $202

Median Days on Market – 28 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.

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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.

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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.”

Find Nature As Neighbors in Washougal

Clark County, WA has many fine areas where you can find homes with acreage and “nature as neighbors”, yet still have easy access to city amenities. Washougal is one of those popular areas where you can find privacy on a little acreage with “elbow room for the soul.”  You can also find properties right along the water, which is always a bonus.

Washougal is Chinook For “Rushing Water”

The town’s namesake, the Washougal River, starts its 33-mile run from Gifford Pinchot National Forest in the Cascade Mountains and flows into the Columbia River through the towns of Camas and Washougal. About 63% of its watershed is forested, which accounts for its pristine water quality and excellent recreation and fishing activities – and its rural quality. As the “Gateway to the Columbia Gorge”, the diverse topography of riverfront and rolling foothills offer many opportunities for gratifying views.  

Combine the luxury of privacy with the diversity of views, and waterfront location – you have a very popular area for homesites. Washougal view homes are in the highly desirable Camas and Washougal School Districts. 

Market summary of ViewHomes™ above $400,000 in Washougal

29 Active from $424,900 to $4,900,000
Average SQFT – 3,675

Average $/SQFT – $266

12 Pending from $409,999 to $950,000
AverageSQFT – 2,655
Average $/SQFT – $245

19 Sold in last 3 Months from $420,000 to $1,600,000
Average SQFT – 2,797
Average $/SQFT – $226

Median Days on Market was 39 days – properties in Washougal don’t last long!

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.”

Filed under: News | Washougal | Washougal River