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A Tram Day in Portland Oregon - Wordless Wednesday - 08/25/10 10:16 PM
We've seen the Portland Tram above us, and just had to check it out!... and the view from the Gondola is truly a rare and special treat!...you can even see the active volcano Mount St. Helens, Washington State in the distance!________________________________Photos by Kathryn Alexander of Vancouver Washington, of a visit to the Portland Oregon Aerial Tram, Summer 2010. (7 comments)
Cars Banned From The Road -- Speechless Sundays - 08/22/10 10:27 PM
This is Portland Oregon, with Blue Skies and No Cars on the Road?!......maybe this explains it:...and the beat goes on...____________________________________________________ Photos by John Slocum of Vancouver Washington, with assistance from Kathryn Alexander. Photo taken in the Hawthorn District of Southwest Portland Oregon in the Summer of 2010. Cars were banned from this street and only Bicycles and pedestrians were to be seen... and the rare blue sky!
Visiting Africa in Oregon - Wordless Wednesday - 08/18/10 10:01 PM
Some of the things we visitors from Washington see at the nearby Oregon Zoo ...like wrestling with Lions...Lofty Dining...Stymied Negotiations...Keeping a Cooler Head...and more!_______________________Photos by Kathryn Alexander of Vancouver Washington. A visit to the Oregon Zoo in Portland OR on a hot August day in 2010. This Zoo is about 25 minutes from Vancouver Washington by freeway: I-5 to I-405 to US-26 West. (8 comments)
New Homes For Sale in Vancouver WA | Market Update Mid Year 2010 - 08/17/10 06:12 PM
Vancouver WA Real Estate | Status of New Homes For Sale in 2010 One of the Vancouver WA real estate sectors taking the worst hit from the great recession has been new home construction, and the sale of these new homes. In both 2007 and 2008 New Vancouver WA Homes accounted for approximately 15.5% of all stick-built homes sold. However, in 2009 that relative percentage of all homes sold dropped to less than 12%. In nominal terms, 924 new homes were sold in 2007; with only 587 new homes sold in 2009 -- a reduction of 337 homes per year! Another (0 comments)
Vancouver WA Condos For Sale | Real Estate Market Report for Vancouver Washington, July 2010 Early this month we logged into the Vancouver MLS for Vancouver WA Condos and Townhomes to obtain a quick update of what happened Condo and Townhome wise within the confines of Vancouver, in Clark County Washington. Here is what we have to report:
From this quick view we see 16.7 months of Inventory (divide total Active by total Sold), with the distressed categories (Short Sales + Bank Owned) dominating the sales. We are also seeing a slowing of sales this early and mid-summer time (0 comments)
When It Is OK to Make Planter Pickup Trucks - 08/15/10 10:16 PM
aka - Grown-ups in Their Muddy Sand BoxFirst, of course, you add a variety of Chevy, Ford and Dodge Pickups... ...add in some custom body work and mud...... and more mud and custom body work...... not much more to it! (btw - the black Boss Hogg Chevy won)._______________________________________________Photos by John Slocum of the grown-ups in their muddy sandbox making Planter Pickup Trucks at the 2010 Clark County Fair in Ridgefield Washington (just north of Vancouver Washington). This annual event draws eager participants from all over the Pacific Northwest to show their finest skills with the full-sized (and even a mid-sized) pickup truck. (8 comments)
Real Estate Market Activity in Battle Ground Washington - July 2010 This report is meant to be a quick snap-shot view of what happened wise within the confines of the Ground zip code 98604, for Battle Ground Homes For Sale in Clark County Washington. Here is what we have to report:
From this quick view we see an almost One Year Supply of inventory based upon the Active Inventory divided by the number of SOLDS. This month the 3rd Party + Pre-Forclosures + Foreclosures combined are about 26.8% of the Active homes listed (holding about the same from month (0 comments)
Camas WA Real Estate -- July's activity is Slow Again! Once again homes for sale in Camas have been healing from the challenging overall economy, and the excess inventory of Camas Short Sale Homes and Bank Owned homes. We've logged into the Camas MLS (covers Vancouver Washington also) to obtain a quick snap-shot view of what happened real estate wise within the confines of Camas for the month of July. Here is what we have to report:
From this quick view, like last month we see an upward "blip" in the number of Short Sales going Pending. Short sales (0 comments)
Sunset On The Bridge of Cities - Wordless Wednesday - 08/11/10 10:34 PM
From Portland, the City of Bridges, via the Bridge of Cities, to Vancouver Washington...____________________________________ Photo Credits: John Slocum of Vancouver Washington, Summer of 2010 taken from the Vancouver Waterfront Trail, with assistance from Kathryn Alexander. The I-5 Bridge is actually two concrete and steel spans crossing the mighty Columbia River. The City of Portland is an easy 15 minutes or less drive on most days from this point, while Downtown Vancouver is 1 minute. (10 comments)
Vancouver WA Homes For Sale -- July's activity is even Slower! Vancouver WA Homes have previously been reported showing the slowdown experienced following the lapse of the Federal Home Buyers Tax Credit, combined with a traditional early summer slowing in sales activity. This month the Pending sales slipped by 10 units (less than 5%) while the big news is that the Sold homes slipped to 189 -- a whopping 156 units lower than in June; and lower than June's Pending sales figure by 39 units. Of the homes for sale that went pending in July, we saw both the Short (0 comments)
____________________________________________________________________ Photo Credits: John Slocum of Vancouver Washington, Summer of 2010 taken from the Downtown Portland Oregon Boat Basin on the Willamette River, with assistance from Kathryn Alexander. The City of Portland is a brief 15 minute freeway drive from Vancouver Washington. Easy driving directions, I-5 south from Vancouver, next exit past I-84 in Portland for the City Center. Public Pay Parking seven days a week. (14 comments)
Camas WA Real Estate - Six Months Year To Date Summary This report summarizes the sales activity for stick-built (non-manufactured) Camas homes for sale (only Camas zip code 98607) for the first six months of 2010. We are one of the few writers that will tell you how much of the market truly is Bank Owned (REO) and 3rd Party / Short Sales - no guessing here!With 247 homes sold we are up 22% (44 units) over last year for the same time period. We believe the increase can partially be attributed to the Home Buyer Tax Credit; a slightly (0 comments)
Wordless Wednesday | Idyll On The Columbia River - 08/04/10 11:24 PM
Idyll On The River... (aka Idle On The River) Where Farmland Meets the Seafaring World... ......_______________________________________________________ Photo Credits: John Slocum, Felida, Vancouver Washington; with assistance from Kathryn Alexander; and the idle seafaring empty ships on the Columbia River viewed from Frenchman's Bar Park, perhaps waiting a berth to open at the Port of Vancouver, USA (or, at the Port of Portland). (Photos may be seen in larger size by right-clicking your mouse on the photo and following your browser's directions) (6 comments)
Vancouver WA Homes For Sale -- 2010 First Six Month's Report Card This report is taking a specific look at stick-built (non-manufactured) Vancouver WA Homes for sale (only Vancouver zip codes) for the first six months of 2010. We are one of the few writers that will tell you how much of the market truly is Bank Owned (REO) and 3rd Party / Short Sales -- no guessing here! At 1,779 homes sold we are up 27% (378 units) over last year for the same time period. We believe the increase can partially be attributed to the Home Buyer Tax (4 comments)
Ashley Heights Homes For Sale Vancouver WA | Home Sales Report for Mid-Year 2010 The homes for sale in Ashley Heights - a popular upscale neighborhood in the northwest part of Vancouver Washington have most certainly experienced the erosion in home values and sales volume that also occurred in the larger Vancouver and Camas real estate market. This mid-year 2010 report is being provided to show the current level of home sales activity and to see if we have any positive trends so far. A quick recap of the previous 4+ years will help with our review: Home sales peaked (0 comments)
First Place Homes For Sale Vancouver WA | Home Sales Report for Mid-Year 2010 The homes for sale in First Place - a popular upscale neighborhood in the northeast part of Vancouver Washington have most certainly experienced the erosion in volume and home values that also occurred in the larger Vancouver and Camas real estate market. This mid-year 2010 report is being provided to show the current level of home sales activity and to see if we have any positive trends so far. A quick recap of the previous 4+ years will help with our review: Home sales peaked in (0 comments)
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