Waterfront Lot for Sale on the Lewis River - The Power of Water

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

East Fork Lewis River

.45 Acres on the East Fork of The Lewis River

Recently, we were visiting our property along the East Fork of the Lewis River, clearing up the paths down to the river.  It's in a remote part of the county, but occasionally you hear the normal sounds of civilization - cars on the road and planes overhead.  Yet, while sitting along the bank and listening to the waterfall nearby, nature won out. The sounds of civilization dissolved into the background.

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 reasons waterfront properties are at a premium - there is a built-in asset that many homes don't have. Some buyers want easy access to boating and active watersports. Others want a peaceful place for quiet reflection. Either way, we are drawn to water.

Waterfront property requires Due Diligence 

We are fortunate to live in an area where there are many diverse bodies of water - lakes, streams, and rivers that are still in their natural state.  Protection of these waterways is the focus of the state Shoreline Protection Act, passed by the legislature in 1971. It places strict limitations on any activity that could have "adverse effects" on aquatic natural resources - land, water, and marine life.  Development of any designated shoreline properties comes with tight regulations, setbacks, and mitigation requirements.

This can cause frustration for anyone trying to build or expand a house along a natural waterway (previous structures are grandfathered in). Jumping through regulatory hoops is no one's idea of a fun activity, but once you understand the guidelines, the ultimate purpose of preservation is a worthy goal. Especially if it preserves a natural environment where everyday distractions dissolve into the background of nature's resonance.



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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
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Oh what a great shot...I would love to live on the water too!

Jul 12, 2016 12:04 AM #1
Bill Roberts
Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate - Oceanside, CA
"Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner

Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD The sounds of water are so satisfying that many people spend thousands to replicate "water features" on their property. How lucky you are to have it naturally.

Bill Roberts

Jul 12, 2016 12:48 AM #2
Garreth Wilcock
Sherlock Homes Austin - Austin, TX
Homes at Mueller

What a nice property you have, Debb. Indeed, the sound of water surely is very good to hear around a property.

Jul 12, 2016 12:54 AM #3
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hello Debb and Bernie, congratulations on the listing of this waterfront lot. Sound of water is relaxing no matter what time of day it is, having it in your backyard is a great benefit. 

Jul 12, 2016 12:55 AM #4
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Wow, great location for a getaway - grats on the listing and best wishes for a quick sale Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD 

Jul 12, 2016 01:50 AM #5
Jeremy K. Frost
Keller Williams Realty - Dripping Springs, TX
Associate Broker, CNE, CRS, ePro, PSA

Thank you for sharing this fantastic property. I am sure you will have it SOLD soon enough!

Jul 12, 2016 02:04 AM #6
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Debb and Bernie,

What a lovely piece of land.  I am sure that jumping through all the hoops is worthwhile considering the benefits.  A

Jul 12, 2016 02:21 AM #7
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - I remember learning about all kinds of things that I never thought I would have to worry about in real estate. Everything I learned I have encountered over my years!  Water rights being a big one. This looks like a great property!

Jul 12, 2016 03:44 AM #8
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Debb & Bernie - Congratulations on that very special riverfront lot. I'm sure your expertise is going to be a very useful resource in finding a buyer with the right approach to building there.

Jul 12, 2016 06:23 AM #9
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Debb, wonderful new listing and your expertise shines. I have no doubt you will find the right buyer who is willing to jump through the hoops in the name of preservation. Such a worthy cause for a little extra work on the buyers part.

Jul 12, 2016 07:35 AM #10
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Thanks all, we were out showing water properties all day yesterday. We have a job that gets us out and about in Nature. Tough work, but somebody's got to do it, right? ;) 

Jul 13, 2016 12:24 AM #11
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Debb and Bernie --- everyday distractions dissolve -- hmm -- yeah, I'd happily sign up for that.   

Jul 14, 2016 08:14 AM #12
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good Morning Debb - It is great to have waterfront property.  It comes with responsibilities.

Jul 16, 2016 10:52 PM #13
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - what a soothing way to market and introduce prospective buyers to your river-front lot listing! You had me by the river, contemplating, reflecting, and hoping for the chatter of human noise and negative interruption to stop. And in that moment, it was peaceful and quiet. 

But as you so poignantly remind your readers, with waterfront ownership comes human responsibilities. People, like drugs, may have an adverse impact on the environment, humans, and animals too; therefore, due diligence is not only high priority, it's the law!  


Jul 17, 2016 07:19 AM #14
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