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Lowest Interest Rates in History

by Liz Warren

Today's rates brings the greatest time to purchase a home or cabin in history! Check out this chart showing how low rates are just over the past 20 years. The yearly average has been 8.74% and we are below half that rate right now. 

Lowest Interest Rates in History

Mt. Hood Morning Inspiration

by Liz Warren

Here's today's inspiration. Hit the coffee cup to read.

Real estate in Welches Oregon and Mount Hood OR Homes for sale

This is one of the nicest homes I've seen hit the market in Government Camp. There is so much to this well thought out home that there isn't enough room to cover it. Nearly brand new, this nearly 4,000 square foot Mt. Hood custom built home has four bedrooms, four and a half baths and is completely surrounded by greenway in the prestigious Alpenglade subdivision. There are two master bedrooms on the main level which have sliding glass doors out to a wooded setting on a huge covered deck complete with hot tub. Watch the snow fall while you're relaxing after a day on the slopes.

Alpenglade Custom Cedar Home             Mt. Hood Ski Home for Sale

I love the great room which has massive vaulted cedar ceilings and a wall of windows bringing in natural light. A cozy fireplace, a breakfast bar surrounding the island of the kitchen, a huge covered deck off the living room-perfect for summer barbecues, makes this the perfect home for entertaining and large groups of friends and family after a day at the slopes of near by ski areas. 

Kids can watch movies in the family room or hit ping pong balls in the game room tucked away downstairs. Lots of storage throughout the home for mountain play gear. A huge three car tandem garage with heated floors, a fan for ski tune ups and hot and cold water faucets. 

It's energy tight with many features including ICF, Insulated Concrete Form construction on exterior walls. Vinyl double pane windows, extra foam insulation in the attic, and a boiler and heat exchange system. Radiant zonal heat is in the floors and the garage.

The kitchen is a dream. Open to the dining and living room area, there is a massive island with a huge breakfast bar and granite counter tops throughout the entire kitchen. Two ovens, two dishwashers, a wine bar, a wine frig and wet bar sink, tons of prep area, stainless steel appliances, gas stove  and cherry cabinetry. 

Take a tour of this fantastic Mt. Hood Alpenglade home!

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La Nina Coming to Mt. Hood!

by Liz Warren

Now that the cooler weather of fall is upon us, the first frost is on it's way,  and the leaves are coming down like crazy in my yard, it's obvious winter will soon be on it's way.  Rumor has it we are in another La Nina year! What does that mean for locals in Government  Camp, Welches, Brightwood and Rhododendron? Get the firewood in and the soup on the stove. 

Here is a great run down of what La Nina means to locals and Portland folk who visit the mountain. 

Mt. Hood Meadows adds New Stadium Express Chair

by Liz Warren

Great news for Mt. Hood Meadows skiers with the new addition of the Stadium chair coming online!

Find details about the new Mt. Hood quad here.

This quad will load up 2,000 people per hour. ‚ÄčIt also gives a second quad for night skiing plus helps restore sensitive wetlands areas at the area!

Tuesday Inspiration

by Liz Warren

Enjoy today's inspirational message. Hit the coffee below!

 

Monday Morning Coffee

Mt. Hood area September Sales for 2011- Nine Sales Closed!

by Liz Warren

September produced a bumper crop of sales. Although four of these properties were foreclosures, the rest were scattered throughout the area. Several were USDA loans for full time resident homes. This is a government loan like FHA except there are income restrictions and area restrictions. Our entire area qualifies for this program. Four sales were cash purchases.

Mt. Hood area sales for September 2011

Mt. Hood Real Estate Sales for September 2011

by Liz Warren

Real estate sales for Mt. Hood were excellent in September with nine closings for the month. These sales were likely put together in July and August for a September closing. Here are the numbers from the multiple listing service showing year to date results for Government Camp, Welches, Brightwood, and Rhododendron.

September sales for Mt. Hood area 2011 from RMLS

 

Mt. Hood Inspiration

by Liz Warren

Click the coffee below for today's inspiration. 

 

Monday Morning Coffee 

 

Villages at Mount Hood Town Hall Meeting

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VILLAGES AT MOUNT HOOD

TOWN HALL MEETING

 

Saturday, 9:30 - 12:00

 

Message from the Villages Board: There's a TOWN HALL at the Welches Elementary School on Saturday.  We are looking at/ educating ourselves on funding options for our community, including special/service districts, as well as incorporation.  This is INFORMATION ONLY, and the Village at Mt.Hood Board of Directors would love to have you come and learn with us what this is all about.......  And please pass this information on to anyone you know who might be interested.
 

The agenda for Saturday is below and all previous minutes & agendas are always available at www.thevillagesatmthood.com

 

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TOWN HALL AGENDA

Saturday October 15, 2011

9:30am-12:00pm, Welches Elementary School

 

 

Vote on by-law changes

Ballots can be cast from 9:30-11:30am, proof of residence is required to vote

 

9:30 a.m. Welcome and Pledge of Allegiance

            Shirley - Village Chair

 

9:35 a.m. Overview of proposed bylaw amendments

            Doug

 

9:40 a.m. Why are we looking at options?

            Kara - introduction / overview of events

 

9:45 a.m. Special Purpose Districts - what is this, exactly?

-      Frank Stratten, general manager - Special Districts Association of Oregon -

  • Provide information about the purpose, possibilities, and formation of special service districts.

 

10:00 a.m. County Service Districts - what's the difference?

-      County Attorney's Office / Staff Member -

  • Provide information about the purpose, possibilities, and formation of service districts.  

10:15 a.m. Incorporation

-      League of Oregon Cities - Jennie Messmer -

  • Provide information about the purpose, possibilities, and formation of a city.

10:30 - 10:40 BREAK

 

10:40 a.m. Answer survey questions/ concerns regarding to incorporation and special/ service districts

 

11:00 - noon Audience participation / questions

          *Individual question & answer time will be limited to three minutes each to insure as many topics of interest are covered in a short time frame.*

 

Noon - voting results

 

          Please take time to fill out comment cards & drop-off or send in.

 

Business meeting portion postponed to next Town Hall due to time constraints.

          (minutes approval, treasurer's report)

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