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November Real Estate Sales for Mt. Hood area in 2017

by Liz Warren

Mt. Hood sale numbers have surged this year and the minimal inventory has caused prices to continue to climb. As seen with this November 2017 report from multiple listing, compared to 2016 our prices have climbed nearly 19% over last year. The average sales price has bumped up to $309,400! 

November Real Estate Sales for Mt. Hood Area

Oregon seems to be fairing very well in the scheme of things. Take a look at this map showing price appreciation of the whole state over the past year compared to the rest of the country. There's nearly a 9% difference from last year!

Year over Year appreciation for Oregon


Here's another interesting map of home affordability, or should I say unaffordable as compared  to late 1990's. Oregon ranks right up there with California, Hawaii, and Washington DC. This shows how much Oregon's prices have gone up recently. It actually shows that the state was probably at dirt cheap prices in late 1990 but we've really escalated over the past two decades!

Oregon Home Affordability has skyrocketed

Mt. Hood Foxglove One Most Interesting Hole

by Liz Warren
The Oregon Golf Association recently added the Foxglove fairway hole number one as one of the most interesting holes of Oregon gold courses. The course, located in Welches at the Resort at the Mountain, is one of three including Pinecone and Thistle.
The tee box sits facing West with the scenic Salmon River which wraps around on the left of the fairway, a steep hill on the right, and smack dab in the middle a monolithic boulder spit from Mt. Hood's eruption in the late 1700's. It's always a challenge for golfers to get over it, let alone around it!
The Mountain View Golf Course just down the road in Boring also  made the list with hole number twelve, a par three, shooting high above a majorly steep canyon to the green below. 
I particularly enjoy a drink and a bite after golfing at Mountain View at the Leaderboard Restaurant where you can sit out side and take in a picture perfect view of Mt. Hood while watching golfers teeing off on the first hole. 
Speaking of golf courses, if you are looking for a home or Condo around the Resort at the Mountain, here is the place to find one:
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Resort at the Mountain Craft and Wine Event in Welches

by Liz Warren

Resort at the Mountain Thanksgiving Weekend Craft Show
Resort at the Mountain Craft Fair November 2017 in Welches Oregon 97067

October Mt. Hood Sales Top 26 for the Month

by Liz Warren

Fall sales are plugging along at a steady pace following the summer of activity. October saw 26 sales closings which likely were a result of August and September's activities. Each new listing that hits the market sees a flurry of activity sometimes resulting in multiple offers. 

Mt. Hood October sales for 2017

Recent RMLS statistics show a decline of nearly 26% comparing October 2016 to October  2017 and a total of a 15% decline year to date. This decline can easily be explained  by a lack of inventory in the market. Less homes to buy, less sales. 

Lets take a look at pricing points available in the November market for single family detached homes for sale. There are 49 available properties. About 25% of our current inventory is under $300,000! This is why people believe the market is slowing but not really, it's because of a lack of inventory. 

<$100,000                        1

$100,000-200,000            4
$200,000-$300,000          8
$300,000- $400,000         9
$400,000-$500,000          8
$500,000-$700,000         12
>$700,000                         7

Camp Creek Ski Cabin

by Liz Warren

Skiers, you'll love this location along Camp Creek close to Government Camp! Spacious three bedroom cabin with over 1200 square feet of living space! Soaring ceilings and a floor to ceiling rock fireplace for cozy fires after a day on the slopes. 

Camp Creek Cabin in the Mt. Hood National Forest       Government Camp Mt. Hood National Forest Cabin

This cabin is packed with wood from wood floors, wood walls and wood ceilings! The living room is huge and the perfect gathering place for the ski team. Two private bedrooms and one spacious loft over the living room for more folks. 

Only steps down to a park like setting on Camp Creek. Take a dip in the summer time. 

The slopes are only about seven minutes away from this property so no sitting in traffic 24/7 trying to get to the hill on time! Asking $299,950 

               Details on this Camp Creek Ski Cabin

Opening Season for Mt. Hood Meadows!

by Liz Warren

Today is opening day at Mt. Hood Meadows! After big dumps over the past couple of days both Meadows and Timberline are ready for skiers and boarders. 

Mt. Hood Meadows Current conditions

Mt. Hood Meadows current ski conditions

Timberline Lodge Current Conditions

            Timberline Ski Conditions in Government Camp


Tired of the drive up to the slopes every weekend? Check out Government Camp and the available properties for sale close to the slopes of Mt. Hood!

Morning Coffee

by Liz Warren

Monday Morning Coffee


"There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who divide the world into two kinds of people, and those who don't."
~ Gloria Steinem
Don't you just love the irony of today's quote? Steinem implies that simply separating people into two categories is too simplistic, but at the same time, she uses that very same technique to convey her meaning!
Learning what something is by defining what it is not has been an age-long practice in education. It's hard to understand light without knowing darkness. How could we appreciate quiet without suffering through loud and constant noise?
While dichotomies or contradictions help us in our understanding, it's very dangerous to define everything we experience in this way, that it's simply one way or the other. Is every declaration either true or false? If so, what do you make of the next two sentences?
The following statement is true. The preceding statement is false!
Okay, all philosophical joking aside, it's easier to categorize the world into "is" and "is not," but we also realize that there are "shades of grey" between the black and the white. If we always expect people to act in just one of two ways, we're in for some nasty surprises.
This world cannot be divided into two kinds of people, no matter how simply you look at it. Can we say that if you make war, you must hate peace? Or that if you love peace, you must not make war? This isn't politicizing - it's a simple observation that we all have within us the capacity for understanding and appreciating not both sides of a situation, but ALL sides.
By avoiding generalizations that reduce everything said or done into good or bad, we open ourselves up to varieties of interpretation that allow us to make truly educated decisions. Sure, it's more complicated and challenging that way, but it keeps us from morphing into the very stereotypes we’re trying to avoid. Vive la difference!

Mt Hood National Forest Project Applications

by Liz Warren

If you are a cabin owner in the Mt. Hood National Forest, please be aware that projects to your cabin must be approved ahead of time. Here is  a recent announcement from the Mt. Hood National Forest Homeowner's Association:

2018 Cabin Projects: If projects are slated for 2018, such as a new roof, window or deck replacement, repainting or staining, owners were advised to submit their request(s) to the Forest Service between August 15 and November 15, 2017, for approval for next year. 

Camp Creek Cabin

by Liz Warren

Well maintained cabin nestled above Camp Creek in the Mt. Hood National Forest near Government Camp. This is a charmer that's been in their family for years. Originally built in 1935, it's been updated from top to bottom with all the amenities you'll need. Stone fireplace for warming up after a day on the slopes. The kitchen even has a gas stove. Warm up with the propane heater. The cozy loft is above the living room area with high vaulted ceilings and wood beams. 

Enjoy your sunny deck and listen to the sounds of Camp Creek below. Gated entry and driveway has plenty of room for parking. 

If you're a skier, a quick seven minute drive to Ski Bowl saves tons of time driving. 

Asking $169.950                 Camp Creek Cabin Details Here

Camp Creek Cabin near Government Camp near skiing  Mt. Hood National Forest  Cabin in 97028 Zipcode on Camp Creek

Camp Creek cabin with Stone Fireplace near Government Camp Oregon

Mt. Hood Summer Sales Boom!

by Liz Warren

Mt. Hood summer sales boomed with 20 closed sales for the month of August! Believe it or not there were a few sales under $100,000 which is nearly unheard of these days. 

Mt. Hood National forest service cabins dominated the closings with seven sales! One cabin broke all sale records for a price of $337,000! Cabins maintain their popularity on the mountain for their uniqueness and pristine settings which can't be matched by any other properties in the area. 

On another note, Timberline Rim prices are escalating nicely. There's a lack of inventory and with the Rim having a more affordable pricing point, many folks are opting to purchase here for full time living and as a vacation spot. 

Listed below are the 20 sales for August 2017.

Mt. Hood Real estate sales for August 2017 for 97028,97067,97011, and 97049

Mt. Hood Real Estate Sales for August 2017 for Brightwood, Welches, Government Camp and RhododendronMt. Hood Real Estate sales Boon  in August 2017Mt. Hood Sales Boom in August 2017 for Welches, Rhododendron, Brightwood and Government CampReal Estate sales boom for Mt. Hood the summer of 2017

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