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Cooper Spur Justus Cedar Lindal Log Home on Mt. Hood

by Liz Warren

Cooper Spur is located on the sunny side of the hill on Mt. Hood. Rarely available, Cooper Spur is a tucked away location only eleven miles from Mt. Hood Meadows. If you are tired of the traffic on highway 26 getting to the slopes, this is a great alternative. 

Cooper Spur Justus Cedar Lindal Log Home near Mt. Hood

 
This custom built Justus Cedar Lindal log home has had one owner. Its private and secluded on 7.97 acres of land and borders the Mt. Hood National Forest. Three bedrooms and two baths features and open floor plan with tons of windows to let the natural light in. The home is energy efficient with a geothermal heat pump and a Piazzette Italian wood stove. 
 
The private and secluded location is within walking distance to the Cooper Spur Inn. It’s a short drive to Parkdale and Hood River. $560,000. 

Happy Halloween! Don't Get Spooked!

by Liz Warren

Mt. Hood Fall Activities

by Liz Warren

Here are a couple of great hikes to see the fall colors on Mt. Hood. The huckleberry and vine maple along the Mirror Lake hike near Government Camp will put on a magnificent show. 

Barlow Pass Road to Timberline Lodge on the Pacific Crest Trail will have great views at a higher elevation will be stunning.

Take the Salmon River Trail to view the fall salmon runs and spot fish.Another great spot to view salmon spawning is along Still Creek. 

Mushroom season has started with the last recent rain. Be sure and get a permit at the Zig Zag Ranger station if you're heading into the forest to gather and know the restricted areas. 

Pumpkin Time:

  • Head out to Boring for Liepold Farm’s annual Fall Harvest Festival. They have a great selection of pumpkins and is the closest pumpkin patch to the mountain. 

Home Equity

by Liz Warren

Mt. Hood Best Buy on the Market

by Liz Warren

Hit the breaks and get your starter home or second home before winter. This little gem is located in Timberline Rim close to all Mt. Hood activities. The home is packed with wooded charm from the blue pine walls to the wood floor. Open floor plan and vaulted ceilings are attractive features these days. Two bedrooms plus a loft over the kitchen that kids will love. Laundry area too. Amenities include common areas by the Sandy River, swimming pool and tennis court!

Alpine Way in Timberline Rim         Timberline Rim home on Alpine Way in Rhododendron Oregon

Super affordable at $229,950!

Timberline Rim Alpine Way Getaway in Rhododendron

 

Home Ownership Builds Wealth

by Liz Warren

Home Prices: The Difference 5 Years Makes

by Liz Warren

 

CoreLogic recently released their Home Price Index ReportOne of the key indicators used in the report to determine the health of the housing market was home price appreciation. CoreLogic focused on appreciation from July 2013 to July 2018 to show how prices over the last five years have fared.

The graph below was created to show the 5-year change in price from July 2013 to July 2018 by price range.

Home Prices: The Difference 5 Years Makes | Simplifying The Market

As you can see in the graph, the highest price appreciation occurred in the lowest price range with 48% growth, while the highest priced homes appreciated by 25%. This has been greatly fueled by the lack of inventory of homes available at the lower price ranges and high demand from first-time buyers looking to enter the market.

Where were prices expected to go?

Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over 100 economists, real estate experts, and investment and market strategists and asks them to project how residential home prices will appreciate over the next five years for their Home Price Expectation Survey (HPES).

According to the Q3 2014 survey results, national homes prices were projected to increase cumulatively by 19.5% by December 2018. The bulls of the group predicted home prices to rise by 27.8%, while the more cautious bears predicted an appreciation of 11.2%.

Where are prices headed in the next 5 years?

Data from the most recent HPES shows that home prices are expected to increase by 20.0% over the next 5 years. The bulls of the group predict home prices to rise by 31.2%, while the more cautious bears predict an appreciation of 9.3%.

Bottom Line

Every day, thousands of homeowners regain positive equity in their homes. Some homeowners are now experiencing values even greater than those before the Great Recession. If you’re wondering if you have enough equity to sell your house and move on to your dream home, let’s get together to discuss conditions in our neighborhood!

Time to Sell Your Mt.Hood Pfoperty

by Liz Warren

Three Myths Holding Back Buyers

by Liz Warren

Zig Zag Riverfront A-frame Like New Condition

by Liz Warren

  If you're looking for a great ski cabin for this winter or the perfect summer getaway or year round vacation home, this is the place! Located on the Zig Zag River and only 10 minutes to the slopes of Mt. Hood, you've hit the jackpot on this one. Completely refurbished from top to bottom there's nothing you need to do here, it's user ready. 

Located in the Mt. Hood National Forest on leased land, the pristine setting of the forest will relax you beyond belief. Biggest benefit, it's only about an hour from Portland so your getaway is easy to reach and will make your weekend winter ski trips much more fun!   $319,000

Zig Zag Riverfront Cabin in Government Camp in the Mt. Hood National Forest                                 Mt. Hood Living Room A-frame cabin on the Zig Zag River      

                                 Mt. Hood Zig Zag Riverfront Cabin near the Villages of Mt. Hood

More Info on  78935 E ROAD 35 Lot 131

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Liz Warren
Merit Properties Group - Keller Williams Realty PDX Central
Box 131
Welches OR 97067
Direct: 503-705-3090