Skip the 12 Days of Christmas - Buy a house.

Real Estate Broker/Owner with ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors

Skip the 12 dTwelve Days of Christmasays of Christmas - Buy a house.

Forget the pear tree, swan's a swimming, geese a laying and even the five gold rings - if you want a good deal for your true love this year - buy a house.

Houses in Clark County, WA are still quite affordable - and you can even find a few priced at or below the cost of the items in the 12 days of Christmas carol.

According to PNC Wealth Management, if you get all 364 items repeated throughout the "Twelve days of Christmas" carol, you'll pay $107,300, an increase of 6.1 percent over last year.

Skip the 12 Days of Christmas - Clark County Real Estate is a better deal.

Buy a houseApparently, the increase is larger than expected given the modest economic growth we've had. The $15 partridge is the cheapest item in the song, and swans the most expensive.

Conversely, the price of a house in Clark County, at the 2012 year-to-date median of $190,000, is only 1.7% higher than last year's price of $186,800.

Therefore,if you're looking for a good deal for your true love this year, and one that lasts, skip the birds, the jewelry and paid entertainers - buy a house!

Naturally, we have houses for every budget. Start your affordable homes in Clark County, WA search here!

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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Debb, sounds like anyone looking for a new home, should get on-line for Cyber Monday and get a GOOD DEAL in Clark County - call Debb Janes today!

Nov 25, 2012 11:20 PM #7
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
Sounds like a great idea to me, Debb. I like the way you think.
Nov 25, 2012 11:31 PM #8
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hey there Jerry - Sarah and Les - it's kind of a no- brainer. Houses are still one of the best values for today's consumers. Besides, a new home is so much fun!

Hi Joan - you are a Cyber Monday kind of gal - me too! I'm ready to do some shopping in a bit - you too?

Toni - I've always liked the way you think too.

Nov 25, 2012 11:39 PM #9
David Grbich
Realty One Group - - San Juan Capistrano, CA
Orange County Real Estate - 949-500-0484

This is for the ultimate shopper - why look to buy stocking stuffers when you can buy a home at a 3% interest rate!! Regards, Dave

Nov 25, 2012 11:54 PM #10
Brad Rachielles
CENTURY 21 Peak, Ca BRE# 01489453 - Upland, CA

..........besides, what are you going to do with six different kind of birds and fifty house guests. They all have to be fed, and sooner or later, they are all going leaving you with only the rings. Better you have a home to show for your investment than a couple of trinkets. Well spoken Debb.

Nov 26, 2012 12:22 AM #11
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Absolutely adorable Debb.  With opportunities in Clark County, now is the perfect time to buy someone something they will truly enjoy...a new home!

Nov 26, 2012 12:39 AM #12
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Makes perfect sense to me Debb and in Clark County WA those prospective buyers should be calling you to make this an unforgettable Christmas season.

Nov 26, 2012 01:02 AM #13
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Debb-Real estate is still a sound investment, particularly with interest rates at record lows and as Clark County continues it's emergence as a very liveable area. Well put, Adrian

Nov 26, 2012 01:07 AM #14
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Debb-Sounds like a great deal and I know just the right realtor for the job. YOU!!! I can't believe some people actually pay 107,000 for the 12 days of Christmas. They must have LOTS of money or else they are nuts. Smiling

Nov 26, 2012 01:19 AM #15
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Debb - Great post and a great point to make! I wonder how they priced the Lords a'Leaping - probably used the price of a congressman for comps.

Nov 26, 2012 01:32 AM #16
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I am still laughing at the comment Dick made on the price of a congressman, which makes me thing you could buy a mansion and several other homes, when  you think what each one of these folks spends on a campaign, and their eternal salaries and benefits...Love how you related the twelve days of Christmas.  And I am suggesting. A

Nov 26, 2012 01:38 AM #17
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Ha, exactly David. Go for the big ticket item - especially when it pays you back. D

Nov 26, 2012 02:35 AM #18
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Brad - too funny. Yes, they failed to factor in those costs. It's making the house look better and better. Happy Holidays. ;)

Larry and Sheila - you got it!

Nov 26, 2012 02:37 AM #19
Pam Miller
Realty Associates - Friendswood, TX
Broker Associate - Pearland/Friendswood

Debb- This is a great time to buy a home!  Keys to the new home would look wonderful under the tree:)

Nov 26, 2012 02:42 AM #20
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Great post Debb and I am suggesting because I think that the message includes stopping conspicuous consumption and buy a house, a long term investment that you can appreciate every day!

Nov 26, 2012 10:22 AM #21
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Anita  - going out to look at houses this afternoon...trying. ;)

It's quite true Adrian.

Hi there Dick. Really, really funny comment . Seriously, I laughed so loud my husband wanted in on the joke.

Nov 26, 2012 10:23 PM #22
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert


Another in an extremely long line of blogs with one specific topic tied so well by you to Real Estate. great job and I will suggest..

Nov 27, 2012 04:35 AM #23
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Debb, I can not believe this did not get it!!

Nov 27, 2012 11:14 AM #24
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Alexandra - thank you so much. I too laughed like crazy over Dick's joke. Wouldn't he be fun to hang with?  :)

Hi there Pam - I was out all day yesterday - trying and trying. We need more inventory right now.

Nov 27, 2012 09:23 PM #25
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Cute post Debb, I think that I will celebrate the twelve days of Christmas AND Buy a house, but probably not one on each of the twelve days.

Nov 29, 2012 09:15 AM #26
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