washington: Multi-Gen Homes for Sale in Clark County, WA - Elbow Room for the Soul - 08/23/16 10:51 AM

Extended Family Living Options in Clark County
Many of our clients are going through the transition to multi-generational housing – providing room for elder parents, or adult children with their own families. We also have the personal experience of multi-generational housing with my parents, so we know the challenges and extreme peace of mind and satisfaction that can bring to a family.
We've discovered how challenging it can be to find suitable homes in the area with enough "elbow room for the soul,"™to give everyone the privacy they need. Privacy, we've discovered, is the ultimate luxury. Add the component of having nature as neighbors, and the soothing … (12 comments)

washington: Looking for a Log Home in Washougal? We found it for you. - 08/07/16 09:51 AM

Washougal Log Home for Sale
Log homes have warmth and character. If you're a fan, you're likely a fanatic. This beauty sits on 5.4 secluded acres with "Nature As Neighbors."™The 3300 sq.ft., 4 bedroom, 3.1 bath home  also has a garden area, shop, and spring fed creek. Luxurious and rustic, we think you'll want to see more of this stunning log home in Washougal. Want to see the inside? Call us today for a tour. 
 
 
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washington: A Garden Party Busted by the Cops - Plan Ahead in Clark County, WA - 07/20/16 08:23 AM
A Garden Party in Washougal - The Neighbors called the Cops
Our client, and now good friend, always celebrates special occasions in a big way. Last weekend, she threw herself a garden party to celebrate her last year as a 60-something. We knew we in for a treat, as she has great taste, style, and flair, and is very detail oriented.
The afternoon party was set up in her beautiful gardens with beverages and tasty hord’ourves. Soft music played over the speakers as guests mingled before an early supper.  Once seated, the hostess had a special gift for everyone and we enjoyed the … (9 comments)

washington: Rural Homes and Lifestyles in Clark County WA - Our Love of Lavender - 07/14/16 11:37 AM
Lavender - A Great Choice for Houses with Acreage and Critters
We sell ViewHomes of Clark County. Specifically, homes with the added joy of having nature as neighbors, and plenty of elbow room for the soul. One of the main staples of our rural gardens is lavender. It does well without a lot of fuss, plus deer and rabbits leave the plants alone - that's a huge plus in any garden, but especially those in the country. 
Some of our Favorites Lavender Plants to Grow
One of the easiest varieties to grow in the Pacific Northwest is Spanish Lavender. We have a clump of Otto … (11 comments)

washington: Homes on Acreage - ViewHomes of Clark County, WA - 06/28/16 07:55 AM

ViewHomes™ of Clark County, Washington
Room to roam, wide open spaces, private retreat - regardless of what you call it, we think "elbow room for the soul,"™ is the ultimate luxury. It's our own love of privacy and views, with Nature As Neighbors,™ that led us to our Real Estate Speciality - ViewHomes™ of Clark County.
We list and sell homes with all of the aforementioned amenities. If you are craving a connection to Nature and enjoy neighbors, but appreciate privacy, we have the property for you. From sprawling estates in the hills, to cozy cottages in the woods, to lodge inspired homes on the … (16 comments)

washington: Views Of Nature - "Water, Water Everywhere" - 06/09/16 07:04 AM
Summer Heat and Popular Cool Water Spots
 
With the heat spell upon us, it is comforting to know we are surrounded by so many places where water is easily accessible in nature. Whether you just want to wade in a shallow stream, or plunge into a deep pool, you have many choices for cooling off outdoors.  The big challenge is – with all the choices – deciding where to go.
The biggest natural water feature in the area is, of course, the Columbia River, and the options are unlimited if you have a boat. Some areas are off-limits due to access or strong currents. But if you want to lie on … (23 comments)

washington: View Homes in Clark County, WA - Specializing in Elbow Room for the Soul - 05/24/16 07:25 AM
Craving "Nature As Neighbors" with ViewHomes™ of Clark County
We know it's a growing trend in our area. More and more people are craving a connection to Nature. While we know there are still many who enjoy the bright lights, big city lifestyle, our clients have one thing in common - they want to have Nature as their neighbor. To say we "get it," is an understatement, we not only "get it," we live it too.
Our home sits on an acre plus and we enjoy the sights and sounds of nature on a daily basis. This the first year we've had room enough for a large … (18 comments)

washington: Waterfront Homes for Sale in Clark County, WA - 05/07/16 08:11 AM
Waterfront ViewHomes™ of Clark County
 
The weather is warming up and waterfront homes are becoming more and more popular with buyers. I guess the heat reminds us of the cooling aspects of life lived on the water. If you're interested in finding a ViewHome™ in Clark County with access to a lake, river, or creek, we can help. 
For example, here's a vibrant one-level home on the Washougal River with its own Waterfall.  We think it's one of the most magical properties we've ever had the pleasure to list. Buyers who are seeking a true get-away retreat need to call today for a tour - before … (16 comments)

washington: Alpaca Adoration and Dreaming in Clark County, WA - 04/04/16 11:05 AM

Alpaca Adoration and Dreaming
Alpacas make me feel all warm and fuzzy - I just love them! Don't ask me when this adoration began, it's tough to pinpoint. Perhaps the moment I laid eyes on my first one. There's something kind and friendly about them - and whimsical. If they were smaller, I'd ensure we had a dozen! My mom, who lives with us, recently informed me that she loves them too.
However, regardless of our admiration for them and our acre-plus property in Camas, we will not be getting any alpacas in the near future. They love company, and as herd animals, it's not fair to have … (18 comments)

washington: Multi-Generational ViewHomes of Clark County - Elbow Room for the Soul - 03/10/16 07:33 AM
ViewHomes™ with Room for the Entire Family
ViewHomes of Clark County™ grew out of our love for nature, beautiful surroundings, and a peaceful environment. We recently moved our multi-generational household to an area located in the rolling hills north of Camas-Washougal. Our property sits on an acre-plus with towering trees, stunning sunrises and sunsets, and we get seasonal views of the Little Washougal River. Our family loves having Nature As Neighbors.
If you're looking for a family estate with enough room for visiting, or live-in family, and friends, and land to garden or enjoy privacy, you're similar to the majority of our clients.. Since we also specialize in Multi-generational living,  we have helped many … (14 comments)

washington: ViewHomes of Clark County, WA™ - Woodland - March 2016 Market Report - 03/08/16 06:39 AM
ViewHomes of Clark County - Woodland Washington
Woodland, Washington is about 20 miles north of Vancouver. It is also one of the oldest communities in the state of Washington. It's location gives area residents easy access to recreational spots along the Lewis River and to Mount St. Helens. The city is technically in both Clark and Cowlitz counties, but most residents live in Cowlitz County where the majority of the city lies.
Many people visit Woodland to see the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens. Klager was a prolific breeder of lilacs. Her former home and gardens were saved in 1964 from being torn down to make room … (14 comments)

washington: Hummingbird Hopeful in Camas WA - Rufous or Anna's? - 02/25/16 07:36 AM
Rufous or Anna's at Our Camas Feeder? 
(By Mfield, Matthew Field, http://www.photography.mattfield.com – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0)
We recently wrote about Rufous Hummingbirds our region. We’ve always known the Anna Hummingbirds winter over in the Pacific Northwest, but we were a bit surprised to learn some Rufous do too. My husband thinks a female Rufous may have visited our feeder this week, I suspect it’s a female Anna’s hummingbird.  Both are more drab in color than the males, but Anna’s have a sheen of green feathers along their sides, while the Rufous have a subtle red shading. Anna’s are a bit larger than the Rufous too. They … (14 comments)

washington: Well, Well, Wells to Consider for ViewHomes of Clark County, WA - 02/19/16 07:27 AM
Well Water and Private Wells in Clark County - Things to Think About
Individual wells provide water to 24% of Clark County's residents. If you live in a ViewHome in our area, chances are you have a well.  We have a well on our rural property located north of Camas. It's 320 feet deep and provides plenty of water for all of us. Prior to buying, we carefully did our research to determine the gallons per minute produced, and had the water tested.  We also encourage our sellers, and buyers, to get tests and confirmation that any well is properly maintained and that the … (16 comments)

washington: ViewHomes of Ridgefield - A Market Report - 02/18/16 07:03 AM

Ridgefield - A Great Spot for ViewHomes of Clark County
If you are looking for a home with some acreage, and a view, you should consider homes in Ridgefield, in Clark County, WA. Ridgefield has an inviting small town atmosphere. An easy stroll with give you access to historic landmarks, charming shops, restaurants, a community library and beautiful parks.  The city is finishing a recreational loop system of pathways to connect downtown with neighborhoods, parks, schools, and the waterfront.
Recreation is plentiful in Ridgefield. You can tour via kayak or canoe along a 21 mile water trail in the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. It … (14 comments)

washington: News and Views of Clark County - Room to Crow - 12/01/15 06:40 AM
ViewHomes of Clark County - The Sounds of Nature and More
When you move into a more rural area in Clark County, get ready to hear ( and see ) more critters. Some wild, some domestic. For example, our home is frequently visited by deer, raccoons, rabbits, and plenty of different birds. The chickadees have been busy at the feeders this fall, and the hummingbirds worked the season's last blooms until a recent cold spell. Red-talled hawks soar from above and beyond, their screeching whistles give small animals fair warning. 
Coyotes hunt in the wood and fields surrounding our new home. We hear their eerie yips and howls at varying times … (16 comments)

washington: View Homes of Clark County, WA - Wood-Stove Wherewithal - 10/29/15 05:49 AM
ViewHomes of Clark County - Wood-stove wherewithal can save you money and heartache. Most of our real estate clients, buyers and sellers, live in homes on acreage. Specifically, they prefer homes with views of nature and a bit of privacy. While there are some choices in close-in neighborhoods, many of the properties are located in more rural locations in Clark County. This lifestyle brings with it some different considerations such as wells and septic systems. In addition, rural area properties often have a wood stove as a secondary heating source - handy during a winter-storm power outage. However, wood stoves should be properly maintained to … (19 comments)

washington: News and Views of Clark County - Love the SuperFreak, warts and all. - 10/18/15 07:34 AM
Wart-covered pumpkins and gourds covered in warts are popping up in Clark County, WA this fall. 
Many of our area pumpkin patches and farmers stands have a fun alternative this year. Pumpkins that appear to have a disfiguring disease. Turns out, it's not a problem, but a thoughtful process of genetics. Apparently, it takes at least 10 generations of cross-breeding to produce a gourd that's got enough warts to be sold under the "SuperFreak" label. These pumpkins have actually been around since 2010, but this marks the first year for one on our porch. 
The SuperFreak is a separate strain of so-called knucklehead pumpkins. They are … (18 comments)

washington: Burning the Home Fires (Legally) in Clark County,WA - 10/13/15 08:01 AM
Your Guide to Recreational Fires in Clark County, Washington
 
 
We specialize in Viewhomes of Clark County. Most are located on larger parcels of land with views of nature, not neighbors. Many of the homes are in areas of Clark County where burning is permitted for recreational enjoyment. However, it’s important to understand the parameters of a legal burn, before lighting the match. 
First of all, as of October 1, 2015,  burning has been permanently banned in Southern Clark County, and the cities surrounding urban growth areas areas of Vancouver/Camas/Washougal, Battleground, Ridgefield, La Center, and Yacolt. 
Burning is limited to natural vegetation only in the rest of Clark … (17 comments)

washington: Views of Clark County WA - Autumn at Lacamas Shores - 10/10/15 07:44 AM
Lacamas Shores Neighborhood in Camas
This photo of Lacamas Shores neighborhood was taken a few years ago, but the  view remains the same in Fall of 2015.  You'll find large, luxury homes here, and many with views of nature, not neighbors. We know of several that match the criteria, and they are currently for sale. If you'd like to enjoy this view year-round, call us today. We specialize in ViewHomes of Clark County. 
 
 
 
 
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washington: Our ViewHome™ in Camas, WA with Nature As Neighbors - 09/19/15 06:47 AM
The Saga continues:
 You may already know "The Story of Us,"
 
As with most stories, ours is evolving.  First of all, my sister and her husband have joined the group. All 3 couples with be sharing responsibilities ( and life ) on an acre(+) in Camas. We each have our own space, and each of us has territorial and pastoral views. It's simply serene - and quiet! We were all craving views of Nature As Neighbors and Elbow Room for the Soul. 
Mom and dad's little guest house will be built on a private spot in back of the main house. We can't wait to see the site prepped for building. … (23 comments)

 
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

REALTORs® in Clark County, WA

Camas, WA

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ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors

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Debb Janes and Bernie Stea have been a real estate team for over a decade in Clark County, WA, where they specialize in ViewHomes™, family estates, multi-generational living, and homes with large lots or acreage.


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