Got Nature? We do - Maybe It's Time for Your Own View Home!

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

There are so many reasons we love selling Viewhomes™ of Clark County, but the main reason is knowing we are enhancing lifestyles for our clients. We discovered, first hand, the many benefits of living in a more rural setting.  Coincidentally, when we were craving Nature As Neighbors with elbow room for the soul, many of our real estate clients were asking for the same thing. It's no wonder. 

Increasingly, scientists and psychologists are finding more and more evidence to support studies suggesting many people need more time connecting with nature.  The benefits are quite remarkable, from increasing our longevity to the simple day-to-day enjoyment of life. Conversely, a lack of time spent in nature has some pretty negative implications for our health - stress, mental health discorders, and a lack of feeling connectioned to others. 

Our need for connecting to Mother Nature isn't new either. John Muir knew the importance, and touted it often, "And into the forest I go, to lose my mind, and find my soul." In 1845, Henry David Thoreau wrote the book "Walden." It was his ode to simpler living, communion with nature, and self-sufficiency. 


Busy lives make it easy to overlook the importance of nature. If you aren't getting enough nature, you're not alone. Got nature? We do. 


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ViewHomes™ grew out of our passion for nature, beautiful surroundings, and peaceful environments. Starting together in an urban environment, over the years we've gravitated towards areas with smaller populations and less density. We now enjoy our lifestyle in a rural environment, but with close proximity to metropolitan areas where we appreciate all the amenities of fine restaurants, shopping, and an easy drive to an international airport.
Living in ViewHomes™ is like having “elbowroom for the soul”.

314 NE Cedar Street
Camas, WA  98607





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Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire

Debb I do but do have the gardener prune them. hope all else is going great this year, cheers cvc

Jan 14, 2018 10:14 AM #24
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

I love the view from my lanai. It is my family room and I spend almost all day outside on the lanai, watching boats go by and enjoying Kona breezes. This is perfect for me.

Jan 14, 2018 10:17 AM #25
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
PK Real Estate Utah South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Debb, I agree to all the above. The benefits of gardening and connecting with nature are awe-mazing! Great Sunday reading!

Jan 14, 2018 11:01 AM #26
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

What a wonderful post, Debb, and we so agree with you.  Yesterday afternoon, we spent a couple of ours at the Bluffs...yes, everyone was as nice as they were on New Years Day.

These moments feed our souls and our hearts...It is our cure for everything that ails us.  


Jan 14, 2018 04:24 PM #27
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Debb and Bernie, there's never a time that I've regretted getting out and connecting with Nature. You connect clients with a lifestyle that's good for their health. How cool is that?! We can all use more Nature in our lives, can't wait for our temperatures to warm up a bit. I definitely don't get out enough in the winter. 

Jan 15, 2018 05:04 AM #28
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - I flat out agree 1000% with you. Having lived in a highly urban congested area for most of my life and now living in Sedona, I see a huge difference in my health. People live to ripe old age here. You can feel the difference in the energy.  Anyone looking for this lifestyle in Clark County WA. I won't hesitate to recommend you

Jan 15, 2018 06:14 AM #29
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

I always love your photographs. 

Have an outstanding week!

Jan 15, 2018 08:31 AM #30
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - I just came from Brad Thomsen post. In his video he said, "Why not enjoy where you live." Now here I am, and your post resonates with me. Nature is what I've always been drawn to. Your writing is always soothing, just like the way I enjoy nature. Your style and how you write is the signature of who you are and I always appreciate the things you write about here on ActiveRain. 

That chart is very handy and educational. Thank you for all the educational gifts you give freely.


Jan 15, 2018 09:07 AM #31
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Debb and Bernie - it is great to have both worlds.  You can feel like Thoreau but still enjoy modern conveniences.

Jan 15, 2018 11:24 AM #32
Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop
RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker - Chelan, WA
A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!

I just love this because it's so true. I can't cite any scientific studies, but I know from personal experience being surrounded by nature and amazing views certainly has an impact on my stress levels. Awesome infographic too. Well done :-)

Jan 15, 2018 12:25 PM #33
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
Sitterle Homes

Debb and Bernie, Yes when I went to my happy place in December and walked on the beach for 2 hours and then just sat there reading a book later in the day it was awesome! I came back reenergized. Happy 2018!

Jan 15, 2018 01:52 PM #34
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Nature is such an important aspect of a property! I love how you express your love of nature!

Jan 15, 2018 02:31 PM #35
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Love the infographic and the message it conveys. It has convinced me. Have a good evening, Debb and Bernie.

Jan 15, 2018 03:52 PM #36
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hello Debb and Bernie, this is a great post filled passion, your love for nature and beautiful Clark County. 

Jan 15, 2018 06:22 PM #37
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale

There is something about the natural tranquility of your surroundings that is unduplicated.

Jan 16, 2018 02:39 AM #38
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Thanks guys, we are lucky to live in such beauty - and to be able to help others find suitable buyers for their ViewHomes, or the perfect Viewhomes for buyers. 

Jan 16, 2018 09:49 AM #39
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I absolutely LOVE this line: "Nature As Neighbors with elbow room for the soul"

...and, I agree with your entire take on nature - wholeheartedly, Debb & Bernie!

Wonderful post!

Jan 16, 2018 09:54 PM #40
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Debe Maxwell, CRS The tag line was developed by our brilliant friends and branding consultants, Ron and Alexandra Seigel. They really know their stuff. 

Jan 18, 2018 06:56 AM #41
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Apex, NC
Raleigh - Cary Triangle Real Estate 919-602-8489

Debb and Bernie, It's so easy to forget the benefits of nature. I live in the suburbs and feel fortunate our town maintains greenways and keeps our town aesthetically beautiful. Still, it's always great to get away to the beach or mountains to enjoy more nature.

Feb 12, 2018 04:58 AM #42
faye schubert
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Realty and Lake of the Ozarks - Branson, MO
technology and marketing specialist

I am at my most peaceful state in the mountains and enjoying the beauty of God's creation all around.

Feb 12, 2018 05:22 PM #43
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