nature as neighbors: View Homes of Clark County: Waterfront Market Report August - 08/21/17 07:56 AM

 
This summer has been a great time to get outdoors. Even with soaring temperatures, we had lots of opportunity to cool off along the many bodies of water we enjoy in the Pacific Northwest. We still have plenty of warm weather ahead, so it helps if you live right on the water. Whether it's a river, bay, creek or pond, waterfront properties have a built-in natural asset many buyers want. Some want easy access to boating and active water sports. Others just want a peaceful place to enjoy the relaxed, meditative environment.
Regulations designed to protection our watersheds restrict the development of designated shoreline properties with tight … (11 comments)

nature as neighbors: ViewHomes of Clark County: Multi-Gen Market Report August - 08/16/17 10:28 AM

We just spent yesterday touring multi-gen homes with a wonderful family planning to move here from out of state. We are seeing that pattern a lot lately as the demand for multigenerational homes continues to grow each month. Families are changing the way they live: baby boomers are taking in their parents to provide better care, millennials are enjoying the benefit of having their children grow up with grand parents in their home. Last year the Pew Research Center reported that a record 60.6 million Americans now live in multi-gen households.
It's no coincidence that our specialty - view homes with "elbow room … (6 comments)

nature as neighbors: View Homes of Clark County: Ridgefield Market Report, August - 08/14/17 07:09 AM

If you are looking for a home with some acreage, and a view, you should consider homes in Ridgefield, Clark County, WA. Ridgefield has an inviting small town atmosphere. An easy stroll downtown gives 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 where the National Wildlife Refuge serves as the city's backyard and is a haven for wildlife and nature lovers. You can tour via kayak or canoe along a 21-mile water … (8 comments)

nature as neighbors: News of Clark County: Multi-Gen Market Report June - 06/30/17 08:59 AM
 
The demand for multigenerational homes continues to grow each month as families are changing the way they live. Baby boomers are taking in their parents to provide better care. Millenials are enjoying the benefit of having their children grow up with grand parents in their home. Last year the Pew Research Center reported that a record 60.6 million Americans now live in multi-gen households.
It's no coincidence that our specialty - view homes with "elbow room for the soul" works well for multigen homes, too.  We know how to evaluate homes on larger lots with the potential for additional living quarters. Whether separate living quarters, or shared … (7 comments)

nature as neighbors: News of Clark County - Washougal River Market Report June - 06/23/17 08:27 AM

Summer is really heating up this year, with record temperatures in some areas of the country. Clark County is no exception and when temperatures rise, many people cool off along the Washougal River. Among the many bodies of water in this region, the Washougal River is an especially prized waterway for recreation, boating, fishing, and peaceful living. If you are lucky enough to own a home along the river, you can enjoy these activities year around.  Combine the luxury of privacy with the diversity of views, and you have a very popular area, where properties sell quickly.  
Some of out favorite listings have … (8 comments)

nature as neighbors: News of Clark County: Hockinson Market Report June - 06/16/17 07:36 AM

Clark County, WA continues to experience an influx of home buyers from Portland and California - mostly for the affordable prices, but also for the quality of life.  Buyers are looking for areas where they can live in the country, but still be close to city amenities like shopping, services, and good schools, Clark County has all of these features.
Brush Prairie/Hockinson, is a good example.  It 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. … (6 comments)

nature as neighbors: News of Clark County - Waterfront Property Market Report For June - 06/05/17 07:43 AM

Summer is a great time to get outdoors and explore the Pacific Northwest - and some of the scenic bodies of water in the area.  Whether it's the ocean, a river, bay, or just a creek, there is something special about being on the water. As you can imagine, waterfront properties have a built-in natural asset many buyers want - the sight and sound of moving water create a relaxed, meditative environment. Some want easy access to boating and active water sports while others want a peaceful place for quiet reflection.  
Regulations designed to protection our watersheds restrict the development of designated shoreline properties with tight footprints, … (9 comments)

nature as neighbors: News of Clark County - Multi-Gen Market Report for May - 05/30/17 07:31 AM

We are seeing the demand for multigenerational homes continue to grow each month. Baby boomers are taking in their parents to provide better care. Millenials  recognize the benefit of having their children grow up with grand parents in their home. Just last year the Pew Research Center reported that a record 60.6 million Americans now live in multi-gen households.
It's no coincidence that our specialty - view homes with "elbow room for the soul" works well for multigen homes, too.  We know how to evaluate homes on larger lots with the potential for additional living quarters. Whether separate living quarters, or shared space, we understand and live the … (14 comments)

nature as neighbors: News of Clark County - Camas Market Report for May - 05/21/17 09:13 AM
It's a beautiful Sunday morning in Camas, WA - the temperature's perfect, the garden is watered, and the singing birds remind us we live with nature as neighbors.  Spring is upon us and more buyers are getting outside, breathing fresh air, and thinking about living in the country.  
Homes with larger lots and acreage offer a family estate with enough room for live-in relatives, or visiting friends, and room to garden or enjoy privacy. If you are in the market for a home in the country, you’ll love Camas.
This area provides you with that luxury of nature as neighbors, with "elbow room for the soul".  We all … (11 comments)

nature as neighbors: ViewHomes™ of Clark County - Washougal Market Report May 2017 - 05/13/17 07:34 AM

If you are looking for a view home with privacy, and a little acreage, you should consider the Washougal, WA area. 
The Washougal River, whose name is Chinook for “rushing water”, 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. Homes in the area are typically rural, and open - providing "elbow room for the soul.”
Combine the luxury of privacy with the diversity of views, and you have … (16 comments)

nature as neighbors: News of Clark County - Waterfront Market Report - 04/24/17 10:53 AM
 
 
With Spring's arrival, as more people get outside to enjoy the nice weather, buyers start thinking about living on the water. Waterfront properties have a built-in asset many buyers want. Waterfront properties offer a natural, meditative environment -- the sight and sound of moving water put us in a relaxed mode. Some want easy access to boating and active water sports while others want a peaceful place for quiet reflection.
The Pacific Northwest has many amazing bodies of water - rivers, bays, lakes and creeks all enhance our connection to nature. But regulations designed to protection our watersheds restrict the development of designated shoreline properties with tight footprints, setbacks, and mitigation requirements. … (10 comments)

nature as neighbors: News of Clark County: MultiGen Market Report - 04/18/17 09:13 AM

The demand for multigenerational homes continues to grow each year to the point where it has become a mainstream lifestyle. In addition to the economics of shared expenses, there are social and familial benefits of deepened relationships and enriched lives. Adult children have the peace of mind of improved care for their aging parents. 
We think it's no coincidence that our specialty - view homes with "elbow room for the soul" works well for multigen homes, too.  We know how to evaluate homes on larger lots with the potential for additional living quarters. Whether separate living quarters, or shared space, we understand and live the lifestyle, so we know how to find the right … (13 comments)

nature as neighbors: News of Clark County: MultiGen Market Report - 04/10/17 09:46 AM

For several years we have lived next to my elderly parents, and now share a residence with them.  We have the luxury of enough space for privacy and separate living areas, but the convenience of being able to help them with meals, daily chores, and medical appointments. We never thought we would be part of a major trend, but this lifestyle has become mainstream and is growing. The demand for multigenerational homes continues to grow each year.
In addition to the economics of shared expenses, there are social and familial benefits of deepened relationships and enriched lives. Adult children have the peace of mind of improved care for their aging … (7 comments)

nature as neighbors: News of Clark County: Waterfront Market Report - 04/08/17 09:14 AM

With Spring's arrival, more of us are getting outside to enjoy the nice weather. In this environment, buyers start thinking about living on or near water.  Some want easy access to boating and active water sports. Others just want a peaceful place for quiet reflection -water has a natural, meditative effect on us, especially being around moving water. 
The Pacific Northwest has many amazing bodies of water - rivers, bays, lakes and creeks all enhance our connection to nature. But regulations designed to protect our watersheds restrict the development of shoreline properties with tight footprints, setbacks, and mitigation requirements. Even creeks are regulated in certain protected watersheds. This can cause frustration for anyone trying to build or … (6 comments)

nature as neighbors: News of Clark County: Hockinson Market Report - 04/05/17 09:29 AM

Clark County is experiencing an influx of home buyers from Portland and California - mostly for the affordable prices, but also for the quality of life.  If you are looking for areas where you can live in the country, but still be close to city amenities like shopping, services, and good schools, Clark County has all of those to offer.
Brush Prairie/Hockinson, is a good example.  It has all the features 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 … (11 comments)

nature as neighbors: News of Clark County - Camas Market Report - 03/28/17 08:27 AM

If you are looking for a family estate with room for live-in relatives, visiting friends, a garden, or just privacy, you’ll like homes in Camas,WA. They offer you many opportunities to spend more time with those we love, connect with nature, and live a lifestyle that rejuvenates our souls.
Living in Camas provides you with the luxury of nature as neighbors, with "elbow room for the soul".  We all know about the refreshing 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.
It's not a one-size-fits-all, either - our ViewHomes™ … (9 comments)

nature as neighbors: News of Clark County - Felida Market Report - 03/20/17 08:10 AM

We enjoy visiting the Clark County community known as Felida. Its name has an interesting story too. When the Post Office was established in 1890, the name Powley was submitted to honor an area resident. The name was denied, but the Post Office suggested instead, "Polly." The postmaster thought the name sounded like a parrot and remarked, "they might as well name the post office after my cat." Therefore, he submitted "Thomas," the cat's name, as well as, "Tomcat, and "Felidae," Latin for big cats. Felida was approved!
Felida, long known for its pastoral settings, is changing because many of the area's farms were purchased by developers … (8 comments)

nature as neighbors: News of Clark County: Multi-Gen Market Report - 03/17/17 09:33 AM

The demand for multigenerational homes continues to grow each year. Ten years ago, we bought a townhouse right next to my elderly parents so we could help them out, but still have our own personal space.  When they started having trouble navigating the stairs, we found a daylight basement home with single level living on the first floor and separate living quarters below.  We never thought we would be part of a major trend, but this lifestyle has become mainstream and is growing.
In addition to the economic benefits of shared expenses, there are social and familial benefits of deepened relationships and enriched lives. Adult children have the peace of mind of … (11 comments)

nature as neighbors: ViewHomes™ of Clark County: Brush Prairie/Hockinson Market Report - 03/13/17 11:33 AM
Rural Lifestyle With City AmenitiesClark County offers many areas where you can live in the country, but still be close to city amenities like shopping, services, and good schools. Brush Prairie/Hockinson, is one of those areas. It is a region with a population under 3,000 spread out over 8 square miles. While they are technically one zip code - Brush Prairie, WA is the official mailing address - most people refer to the two areas interchangeably.
It has all the features of a rural area - rolling hillsides, tracts of timber land, and large horse pastures. Yet, it is within easy driving distance of metropolitan … (8 comments)

nature as neighbors: ViewHomes™ of Clark County - Camas Market Report - 03/08/17 09:00 AM

Living in Camas, WA, provides 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.
If you’re looking for a family estate with enough room for live-in relatives, or visiting friends, and room to garden or enjoy privacy, you’re like the majority of our clients. Homes in Camas offer you many opportunities to spend more time with those we love, connect with nature, and live a lifestyle that … (6 comments)

 
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Camas, WA

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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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