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Zig Zag Riverfront Cabin

by Liz Warren

Great location for your mountain getaway in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Tucked away just before Rhododendron is a cute and cozy cabin with everything you need in a stunning location right on the banks of the Zig Zag River. 

Zig Zag Riverfront Cabin     Zig Zag Riverfront

Gated access and a long driveway takes you to your cabin in the woods with a sweeping view of the Zig Zag River. The knotty pine interior sets the stage. The living room, kitchen and dining area are open. Watch the river roll by at your kitchen table. One bedroom is off the main living area and a bathroom with a shower completes the package. 

                                   Interior shot of Lot 3 Cabin in Rhododendron

Enjoy the outside deck or read your book down on the river bank. Walk to stores or restaurants from this location too. A short walk over the Zig Zag bridge takes you to Rhododendron. You can be on the mountain in 15 minutes from this location! 

Located on leased land in the Mt. Hood National Forest, this pristine setting can't be beat. One of the most affordable Mt. Hood cabins is available now! Only one hour from Portland.  $139,000

  More Info on 78052 E. Hwy 26 Lot 3

Ted's Cabin on Mt. Hood

by Liz Warren

Ted's cabin is a charming lodge like cabin located in the Cascade foothills of Mt. Hood near Rhododendron. A pristine forested setting close to all Mt. Hood activities from skiing to hiking and biking makes this the ultimate recreational hub for your mountain getaway.

  Mt. Hood Cabin in the forest

High ceilings with tons of windows and a river rock fireplace that boasts a toe warming wood stove insert is the perfect spot for relaxing after a day of skiing or a big hike on all the local trails. The cabin sleeps quite a few with a spacious master bedroom, with its own fireplace, a loft over the living room and tucked away built in beds upstairs. A comfortable kitchen and a remodeled bathroom is a great bonus. Plus a brand new septic is getting installed! leased land for second home only use. Only one hour from Portland to your Mt. Hood getaway!  $249,500

Mt. Hood Log Cabin near Rhododendron Oregon         Mt. Hood National Forest Cabin

 

More details on this mini lodge on Mt. Hood

Mt. Hood Cabin on Two Creekfront Acres

by Liz Warren

  Hackett Creek Hideaway

 

Hackett Creek Two Acres with homePrivacy and seclusion on two acres on Mt. Hood with plenty of sun and two creeks running along the property. If you want to get away from it all, this charmer is tucked away yet close to all Mt. Hood activities.

There's two bedrooms plus a den that could be converted into a third bedroom. Toe warming Lopi wood stove heats the great room. Tall ceilings and tons of natural light pour through the skylights. Decks surround two sides of the home and a glorious hot tub sits along a bubbling creek for a soak and star gazing at night.

Open your windows and listen to the water 24/7. Only 20 minutes to the slopes and hiking just down the road in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Mountain bikers will love Sandy Ridge Park a short ride away. ONLY one hour to PDX from your mountain paradise. This sun filled getaway is perfect for R and R from the big city!  $339,950

More Details on 65333 E. Barlow Trail Road

Mt. Hood Salmon Riverfront Three Bedroom!

by Liz Warren

Rarely available to the market, this three bedroom two bath home has a "10" location right on the Salmon River. The property sits on over a half acre in Brightwood close to all Mt. Hood recreational activities. You can nearly fish off your back deck in this spot and it's just up river from a premium fishing hole on the mountain. Open floor plan makes this a great home for full time living or your weekend getaway! Bonus loft is upstairs for extra guest and bunkbeds. Two car detached garage currently used as a game room and storage. Hot tub and stone patio for outdoor barbeques just steps from the river. 

Only 20 minutes to premium ski slopes and a short distance to the Sandy Ridge Mountain Biking Park! The Mt. Hood National forest is just down the street for tons of hiking. Excellent  vacation rental history. It's only one hour from Portland!

$499,950

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     Salmon Riverfront Two Story Home          Salmon Riverfront Two Story Cabin right on Mt. Hood


     Beamed Ceilings in your Salmon River getaway           Salmon Riverfront Vacation Rental Master Bedroom on Mt. Hood

Sandy Riverfront Craftsman Style One Level Home

by Liz Warren

If you're looking for a great riverfront getaway on the Sandy River, this is it! Tucked away on over a half acre of land this one level home boasts two bedrooms and one bath with craftsman style finishes. Open room concept  complete with toe warming fireplace, French doors to your outside covered deck and a fully fenced backyard for Fido. 

Vaulted ceilings, skylights and wood floors are a few of the features. It's your little oasis from the world. It would be perfect as a vacation home or for full time living. 

Enjoy all the recreational opportunities the Mt. Hood area has to offer. The Sandy Ridge Bike Park is only down the street. The Mt. Hood National Forest offers tons of hiking trails. Three premium ski areas are only minutes away. If you need to get to Portland it's less than an hours drive. 

One level Ranch Craftsman Style home on the Sandy River

Craftsman Style two bedroom on Sandy River at Mt. Hood                    Sandy River on Marmot Road near Sandy Oregon

$395,000

More Info on 

59660 E.MARMOT RD. SANDY

 

Now is a Great Time to Sell on Mt. Hood

by Liz Warren

2 Reports That Say Now Is a Great Time to Sell

2 Reports That Say Now Is a Great Time to Sell | MyKCM
 

Heading into the spring buying market, there are strong trends starting to emerge.

The Mt. Hood area has about a 2.4 month supply of homes for our area listed as area 153 in RMLS. This includes properties in Government Camp, Welches, Rhododendron, Brightwood and a few falling in the Sandy zip code. This is a complete seller's market!

The inventory of homes for sale has increased on a year-over-year basis for eight months in a row. Home price appreciation has continued to grow, although at a slower rate. The homeownership rate has reached heights last seen in 2014, with millennials and Generation X leading the way!

Let’s dive a little deeper into some of the recent reports that have been released and what they mean for the spring buying season!

1. National Association of Realtor’s Existing Home Sales Report              

Sales of existing homes were down for the third consecutive month in January. Some of this can be explained by the natural seasonality that the real estate market experiences every year, and some can be explained even further by a lack of homes available for sale on the market.

Inventory

For the last eight months, the inventory of homes for sale has been higher when compared to the same month the year before. The challenge in the market is the mismatch of the type of home that is available for sale. First-time homebuyers looking for a starter home are often competing with other buyers to stand out, often outbidding each other.

Lawrence Yun, NAR’s Chief Economist, agrees that the market is still experiencing an inventory shortage.

“In particular, the lower end of the market is experiencing a greater shortage, and more home construction is needed.”

Home Prices

The median home price for homes sold in January was $247,500. This is up 2.8% from January 2018 and marks the 83rd consecutive month of year-over-year gains. The 2.8% growth in home prices represents the smallest year-over-year change since February 2012 but is a welcome change for buyers who had feared being priced out of the market.

Days on the Market

Properties that sold in January were on the market for an average of 49 days with 38% of homes on the market for less than a month.

Yun is positive about how today’s market conditions will help buyers this spring,

 “Existing home sales in January were weak compared to historical norms; however, they are likely to have reached a cyclical low. Moderating home prices combined with gains in household income will boost housing affordability, bringing more buyers to the market in the coming months.”

2. NAR’s    Pending Home Sales Report                          

The national Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) rose 4.6% to 103.2 in January from 98.7 in December. An index score of 100 is considered normal. All four major regions of the country experienced gains in January, with the largest increase coming in the South.

 “The PHSI is a leading indicator for the housing sector, based on pending sales of existing homes. A sale is listed as pending when the contract has been signed but the transaction has not closed, though the sale usually is finalized within one or two months of signing.”

Increases in the PHSI often predict increases in the level of home sales in the coming months, which is great news for the housing market leading in to spring! Yun had this to say,

“Homebuyers are now returning and taking advantage of lower interest rates, while a boost in inventory is also providing more choices for consumers.”

Bottom Line

The housing market in 2019 will require homeowners to list their house at the right price to attract buyers. If interest rates continue to stay low while wages increase, and more inventory comes to market, 2019 could be one of the best years for home sales in recent history.

Steiner Log Cabin in Brighwood Oregon

by Liz Warren

It's true, once in a blue moon you can buy a piece of Mt. Hood history like this Steiner Log Cabin in Brightwood. It's tucked away near the Salmon River on about a third of an acre. The cabin features classic Steiner signatures including custom doors, staircase with half logs, curved hand railing and stone fireplace. Wood floors flow throughout the cabin which has one bedroom on the main level and a loft upstairs overlooking the living room area and the crossed structural beams of the roof supports. The bathroom even has a claw foot tub.  If you want to take a step back in time, this is the place. Many Steiner fans have toured the property through the Mt. Hood Museum tours in summer. This is one of Steiners earliest builds in the area! $360,000

Steiner Log Cabin Brightwood Oregon

Steiner log cabin living room with one bedroom and a loft              Cozy loft bedroom in a 1930's Steiner Log Cabin in Brightwood Oregon

Vaulted ceilings in this log beamed ceiling with half log stairs to the loft

Zig Zag Village One Level Three Bedrooms

by Liz Warren

Zig Zag Village One Level Home

72915 E VILLAGE LOOP RD Rhododendron, Or. 97049

Here's a great fixer that boasts three bedrooms, one bath and an oversized single car garage. Located on  a dead end street in Zig Zag Village in Rhododendron. Great vacation or full time living! Amenities include summer time pool and tennis courts, access to the Sandy River through common areas, sewer and water!

Here's more information on 72915 E. Village Loop Road

Selling Your Home on Mt. Hood?

by Liz Warren

Timberline Rim A-Frame

by Liz Warren

A-Frame in Timberline Rim in Rhododendron

                                   Timberline Rim A-Frame

Here's a great opportunity to make this A-frame your home. Perfect for full time or vacation home living. Cozy fireplace in the living room. Two bedrooms upstairs, one is a loft over the living room. The A-frame has all the basics and a wall of windows to your wooded front yard. Nice deck on the front of the home and NO YARD WORK! Amenities for the neighborhood include a swimming pool and tennis court, lodge and access to the Sandy River. Only 20 minutes to the slopes of Mt. Hood for premium skiing. Sandy Ridge Mountain Biking Park is just down the street too. Enjoy hiking in the Mt. Hood National Forest just down the street. Only one hour to Portland!

Cash only $225,000

 

                              Timberline Rim A-Frame Rhododendron, Oregon

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