clark county: Rural Homes for Sale in Clark County, WA - Is this lifestyle for you? - 04/02/18 09:00 AM

If living in a rural home is something you're considering, we completely get it. At ViewHomes™ of Clark County, we specialize in selling homes on acreage in beautiful and natural settings. Country living can be a very satisfying lifestyle. However, living in a rural setting is quite different than life in the suburbs. 
In short, there's a lot to consider before leaping into the purchase of a ViewHome™. When living in a rural setting, it's important to be a responsible land steward and a good neighbor. We all have an impact on the environment and living on your own land requires a commitment to protecting the land … (16 comments)

clark county: Views to Soothe - View Homes are Good for Your Health - Really! - 02/17/18 07:29 AM

Just looking at scenes of nature can have a positive impact on our minds and bodies.  According to an increasing number of studies, looking at scenes of nature reduces anger, fear and stress, and increases feelings of overall well-being. Incredible isn't it?
Although, we're not suggesting you should ditch your time spent in the great outdoors. It's always good to move our bodies and breathe in fresh air. However, adding to the positive benefits of having a connection to nature full-time is possible when you live in a home with soothing and natural views. In addition, having some land to garden and tend … (29 comments)

clark county: Halloween and Harvest Events in Clark County WA 2017 - 10/20/17 08:40 AM

The fun doesn’t stop when the leaves start falling Clark County, Washington. In fact, October ushers in some pretty great celebrations for those who enjoy Halloween fun, and the Fall Harvest. Here are a few to consider this month. 
For those of you who enjoy a true adrenaline inducing fright, consider:
Clark County’s Scaregrounds (at the Fairgrounds) in Ridgefield. Organizers recommend leaving the younger children at home. In fact, they suggest 12 years and older. 
The CCHM Haunted Walking Tours are another goosebumps event to attend for those who like to go Boo. Recurring weekly on Friday and Saturday through October, the walking tour … (9 comments)

clark county: Recycled Arts Fair Clark County - The Procession of the Species - 05/05/17 10:45 AM

At Nature As Neighbors, we get pretty excited with any cause that celebrates the natural world. The Procession of the Species is no exception and it's coming Sunday, June 25, as part of the Recycled Arts Fair. The parade features costumed walkers, floats, music, and dancing with animal and element themes. 
The Procession celebration and parade designed to bridge the arts, the environment, and our local communty.  The art aspect confirms citizens creative process to use art as a forum of public expression. As a celebration of species, it awakens our sensibilities to the issues surrounding environmental awareness and protection.  As a local event, … (18 comments)

clark county: Multigenerational Homes in Clark County, WA - What Families Really Want - 01/16/17 11:10 AM
I'll tell you what I want, what I really, really want. - Spice Girls
Most multi-generational buyers are looking for a home with separate living space for another generation, most often the grandparent(s) of still-at-home children. Three generations living under one roof. In other cases, it’s two generations sharing a home. Returning young-adult children, or baby boomers who choose to care for aging parents in lieu of placing them in nursing homes.
The latter is our situation. However, what’s unusual about our set-up is that my sister and brother-in-law also live on the property too. It created a bit more complications in terms … (11 comments)

clark county: Winter Power Outages in Clark County, WA - - 01/10/17 09:55 AM

"There was a power outage at the department store yesterday, twenty people were trapped on the escalator." - Steven Wright
We've had quite a winter so far. The weather folks haven't compiled all of the statistics, yet. Therefore it's tough to know if the frequent spells of cold temperatures, snow, freezing rain and wind are as abnormal as they feel. Regardless, it has been challenging for commuters, and many people have temporarily lost power throughout the entire Portland-Vancouver Metro area. Especially those who live in rural areas, 
This is the second year we've lived in our Multi-Generational home located in the hills above … (18 comments)

clark county: View Homes for Sale on Water in Clark County, WA - 12/28/16 09:00 AM

We recently sold another ViewHome™ along the Washougal River, and Debb checked in to see how they spent their first Christmas.  They are so grateful to live in their version of paradise -surrounded by nature, with the sounds of the river rushing past their home. They even had a few kayakers paddle by one sunny morning - each waving and acknowledging what a gift it is to be on the water.
Water has a natural, meditative effect on us -- the sight and sound of moving water helps put us in a relaxed, reflective mode that seems to ameliorate any disruptions around us. This is one of the many … (13 comments)

clark county: Luxury Homes for Sale in Clark County, WA - ViewHomes of Clark County - 11/17/16 11:11 PM
Luxury Homes in Clark County, WA - ViewHomes with Nature As Neighbors
Luxury is subjective. Fortunately, luxury homes come in a variety of sizes and locations in Clark County, Washington. We really do have something for everybody. If your idea of luxury is a well-appointed home with Nature As Neighbors and plenty of elbow room for the soul™, we’re a good match. We not only live the lifestyle, it’s our speciality at ViewHomes of Clark County.™ 
There are currently more than 330 ViewHomes to choose from at NatureAsNeighbors. Feel free to browse through the listings at your leisure, and don't worry, we will … (15 comments)

clark county: Sundays at our Multi-Gen Home in Clark County, WA - 10/23/16 01:19 AM
Mom and Dad and the Kids - Together Again
We live in a multi-generational home. Mom and dad, my husband and me, and my sister and her husband. I’m sure some people think we’re nuts. Hey, I might have thought that prior to actually experiencing this living arrangement. It’s likely not for everyone, but it works for our family.
Dad has dementia and we find that it’s important to keep him engaged in life. Naturally, mom worries about him, so we make sure she has outlets for her varying emotions. We also handle most of the monetary and household responsibilities for them to keep … (14 comments)

clark county: Clark County Parade of Homes 2016 - Just Our Style! - 09/12/16 05:09 AM

ViewHomes of Clark County Featured at the 2016 Parade of Homes
We're so excited to attend the 2016 Parade of Homes.  This year's show features Country Estates in Ridgefield. Luxury homes with Nature As Neighbors and elbow room for the soul. Our specialty! 
The four huge, custom homes are built one-acre lots in Carty Road Estates. Each one features a stunning kitchen,  innovative use of space, a breath taking great room, a spacious master bedroom, and gorgeous natural materials.  
One of the perks this year, you'll walk from home to home soaking up the lush countryside, surrounded by trees, rolling hills, and plenty of landscaping treats. Time well … (13 comments)

clark county: Multi-Gen Homes for Sale in Clark County, WA - Elbow Room for the Soul - 08/23/16 03:51 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 … (13 comments)

clark county: A Garden Party Busted by the Cops - Plan Ahead in Clark County, WA - 07/20/16 01:23 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)

clark county: Rural Homes and Lifestyles in Clark County WA - Our Love of Lavender - 07/14/16 04:37 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)

clark county: Homes on Acreage - ViewHomes of Clark County, WA - 06/28/16 12:55 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)

clark county: Views Of Nature - "Water, Water Everywhere" - 06/09/16 12:04 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)

clark county: View Homes in Clark County, WA - Specializing in Elbow Room for the Soul - 05/24/16 12:25 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)

clark county: Waterfront Homes for Sale in Clark County, WA - 05/07/16 01:11 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)

clark county: Alpaca Adoration and Dreaming in Clark County, WA - 04/04/16 04:05 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)

clark county: ViewHomes of Camas, WA Market Report - If You Want to Be Happy... - 03/15/16 12:27 AM
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors
"If you want to be happy for the rest of your life" - choose a ViewHome and eliminate strife. Well, we obviously can't promise "nothing but blue skies from now on," but we can promise a more serene and enjoyable experience at home if you're craving Nature As Neighbors and "elbow room for the soul." ™
We've discovered first-hand the rejuvenating powers of living close to nature and having privacy and space. To us, and many of our happy clients, the aforementioned represent the ultimate luxury. If you’re looking for a family estate with enough room for visiting, … (13 comments)

clark county: Multi-Generational ViewHomes of Clark County - Elbow Room for the Soul - 03/09/16 11:33 PM
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)

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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

Address: 3200 SE 164th Avenue, Suite 301, Vancouver, WA, 98683

Office: (360) 608-4900

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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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