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Resort at the Mountain Homes for Sale

by Liz Warren

Spring is almost here and so are golf course homes coming on the market at the Resort at the Mountain in Welches, Oregon. Located only one hour from Portland this 27 hole golf course has many homeowner amenities to enjoy year round. Swimming pool, tennis courts, restaurants, shopping, common areas and nature trails along the Salmon River. Located in the Cascade foothills, the original golf course was built around 1926 and is known as the first golf course in Oregon. 

Today's selection of homes in the area is plentiful for this time of year with a variety of prices starting at $339,000 on up:

 

Resort at the Mountain Homes for sale in Welches Oregon on Mt. Hood

 

             Complete details of these Resort at the Mountain homes can be found here.

 

The Cabin Fee Act

by Liz Warren

On of our top selling properties in the Mt. Hood area are the National Forest cabins in the Cascade foothills along many rivers and creeks near Rhododendron and Government Camp. The recently passed  Cabin Fee Act and has now instilled new forest policy for when a fee will be charged for a change over in the forest service permit. As a buyer of a forest service cabin in the Mt. Hood National Forest this charge will be a part of your closing costs for your purchase. 

If you'd like to review the most frequently asked questions about the new fee you can review it here.        Cabin Fee Act: Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a helpful guide for when a cabin fee will or won't be required for a transfer.

Mt. Hood Real Estate Sales for January 2016

by Liz Warren

January 2016 saw a slight decrease in the record breaking 2015. Thirteen sales closed for the first month of this year. Several condos were sold and two forest service cabins. The balance of the properties were scattered here and there throughout the area. 

 

       Mt. Hood Real Estate sales for January 2016

Monday Morning Coffee

by Liz Warren

 

INSPIRATION FOR TODAY:

 
"When you come to the edge of all the light you have known, and are about to step out into darkness, Faith is knowing one of two things will happen - there will be something to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly."
 
~ "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" by Richard Bach
 
 
LEARNING TO FLY!
 
In the 1930's and 1940's, there were numerous women's magazines. Ladies' Home Journal and Good Housekeeping were two of them. They showed women in the role of the day - housekeeping. They suggested the number of times per week the home should be dusted, scrubbed, organized, and otherwise kept spotless. They suggested ways to look good when the "man of the house" arrived home from a tough day at the office. In short, those magazines and their publishers set up an impossible regimen of expectations for their readers.
 
SMany of us know women who have spent much of their lives trying to live up to the model housewife role prescribed by those magazines. The trouble is, many of them have (or had) dreams of their own, like wanting to write, or to travel, or to participate in the freedoms only men then enjoyed.
 
Today, any of us can achieve our dreams. All too often, however, we are still denied our destiny by the expectations set by others. We are bombarded by radio, TV, CD, DVD, and WWW messages that insist we follow their example, their guidelines, or their models. We allow our dreams to wither and die - waiting in line for their turn to blossom - never receiving the water of encouragement needed to grow and bloom.
 
What about your dreams? Need some encouragement to help you "think outside the box?" Begin by spending time with others who have already achieved their dreams. Leave your nay-sayer acquaintances behind. Read inspiring biographies. Pick up a copy of "Think & Grow Rich" or "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People." If you haven't yet learned to "fly," pick up "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" or "Illusions" by Richard Bach.
 
As Jonathan says in the book, "Don't believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you'll see the way to fly
 

Mt. Hood Custom Craftsman Lodge in Rhododendron

by Liz Warren


    Mt. Hood Craftsman Lodge in RhododendronMt. Hood Lodge with Vaulted Ceilings and wood floors in Rhododendron

Hit the brakes! This custom built lodge has all the bells and whistles a buyer could possibly want. It's the perfect mountain getaway for larger groups of family and friends. Plenty of gathering areas throughout the home. Tall vaulted ceilings in the living room with tons of natural light bring the outside in. With just a tad under an acre of land there's plenty of room to enjoy the outdoors. Tons of wood throughout the home from white oak floors to the pine trimmed windows. Soaring timbers come right from the property. Multiple covered decks are great for rainy days too. 

The great room is open with dining area, kitchen with an island, and an open floor plan which is perfect for visits. Gather around the breakfast bar and enjoy watching the chefs in the kitchen. Custom cabinets and granite counter tops throughout the home make for high end finishes. 

Four bedrooms and four full baths makes for plenty of room! A huge loft area over the living room is the place to have a game room and movies. A bonus room off the loft is a wonderful bunk room for kids. 

The master is on the main level with slider to an outside covered deck. The master bath features a huge tile shower and it's own Finish sauna. 

A three car garage gives plenty of room for cars, toys and storage. You've got to see this home to believe it! Just offered on the market at $550,000.

Only 20 minutes to premium ski slopes. A 27 hole golf course at the Resort at the Mountain is minutes away. Sandy Ridge mountain biking park just down the street is great for riders. Mt. Hood National forest only minutes from your front door for tons of hiking trails. The Salmon and Sandy Rivers are close for fishing too. 

              Details on the Mt. Hood Craftsman Lodge in Rhododendron

Fat Bike Festival February 12 at Mt. Hood Meadows

by Mt. Hood Meadows

Fat Bike Festival Features FREE Demos

Friday February 12 at Mt. Hood Meadows

MT. HOOD, OR (Immediate Release) – Fat bikes are all the rage and in a state like Oregon they should be! These modified mountain bikes sport tires that are twice as wide to provide traction on otherwise unrideable surfaces - like SNOW! They also make beach riding not only possible but fun.

Bike enthusiasts are looking at adding a fat bike to their arsenal, but recreational bike riders should consider making the fat bike their ride of choice. They’re versatile and a lot of fun!

Avid biker and Meadows Director of Mountain Operations Tom Scully says Fat Bikes make a great family activity. "They are easy to ride and the increased traction allows all abilities to enjoy dirt, snow, sand, mud and pavement. They are not at all limiting for a family that wants to ride in all kinds of different places and conditions. We'll have a single track course and a great place to try out Fat Bikes at our demo. We encourage the entire family to come up and enjoy it."

Meadows will provide the opportunity to try it Friday, February 12 with free Fat Bike demos provided by Mountain View Cycles of Hood River. With a riding area set up in Yellow Meadow (conveniently located near the North Lodge) and with a course to take some laps on a Fat Bike. You can also bring your own Fat Bike to ride on the snow course.

Preregistration is recommended (though not required) to assure a chance to demo a Fat Bike for free. There is no charge and you can preregister at www.SkiHood.com/FatBike signed waivers are required so parents must accompany those under 18.

Meadows will make a party of it, thanks to sponsors, Mountain View Cycles, Trek Bikes, Craft Cycling Apparel and Hammer Nutrition showing off product and sampling. Experts will be on hand to talk about Fat Bikes and there will be some fun competitions as well. The event is scheduled from 11 AM - 3 PM Friday, February 12 (weather permitting).

For more details visit SkiHood.com.

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For further information contact:

Dave Tragethon, Executive Director Marketing, Sales & Communications
Phone: (971) 373.8111  Mobile: (503) 680.2685
e-mail: dave.tragethon@skihood.com


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Mt. Hood Real Estate Sales Summery for 2015

by Liz Warren

2015 was a great year for home sales in the Mt. Hood area. Compared to 2014 sales were slightly up. 193 sales in 2014 and in 2015:  204. Here is a brief summary of the comparison of both years:

                            2014                     2015  

 

sales                         193                          204

forest cabins               27                            30

condos                        27                            19

Govy   Condo               23                            10

Welches   condo           4                              9

Govy homes               16                              4

Bank Owned               16                            13

Short Sale                     3                              0

Land                            13                             25

Government Camp really slowed down in 2015 compared to 2014. Over a 50% drop in condo sales and a 75% dip in home sales. That second home market took a big dive but that could have all been snow driven due to a pathetic ski year. 

One big surprise was the increase in land sales nearly doubling last year. Finally some new construction will be in the works and considering there isn’t that much land in our area available this is good news for the market. 

All indicators are that 2016 will be an excellent year again for mountain sales. With Oregon as the hot spot in the United States for the third year in a row we expect more folks to head to Mt. Hood to live full time and to pick up their second homes to get relief from PDX congestion!

Clear Creek Home on Mt. Hood in Rhododendron Oregon

by Liz Warren

Location Location Location! This is a piece of paradise on the mountain with an amazing location with 210 feet of Clear Creek frontage on over a half acre of land. It borders the Mt. Hood National Forest on one side. Across the street sits the Sandy River and there are peek-a-boo views from the living room and bedroom. Clear Creek can be seen from every room on the West side of the house giving a private wooded setting. Multiple decks, a gazebo, rock patio and a graveled campfire area are along the creek making for amazing entertainment areas. 

Along the banks of Clear Creek in Rhododendron OregonFamily Room at the Clear Creek House on LoLo Pass Road in Rhododendron

The house is nearly 3,000 square feet with lots of room to spread out. A spacious entry area takes you to the coziest family room you’ve ever been in. The warmth of wood and the wall of windows brings lots of natural light into the room. The wood stove heats up the entire house and makes this the perfect room for watching movies or enjoying a good book. A wet bar is in one corner and built-in book cases line one wall. 

The sellers are using the downstairs bedroom as an office with built in cabinets and a huge walk in closet for storage. A remodeled full bath is on this level with a rustic mountain theme. The two car attached garage is right off the utility room which doubles as a mud room. 

Upstairs is an open floor plan with kitchen, dining room and living room. The kitchen island has a breakfast bar and a walk in pantry. It’s only steps to the back deck to get the ribs on the barbecue. The spacious dining area is great for big gatherings. 

Clear Creek Home on over Half an Acre in Rhododendron Oregon

A remodeled master bath has a huge tile shower. The sellers added a coffee station so they can enjoy their master sitting area and watch the creek flow by. Two more bedrooms are on this level with another full bath. 

There’s plenty of parking for visitors, RV’s and boats. A couple of outbuildings are great for wood storage, a dog kennel and storage. The house is just off LoLo Pass Road and has two private gated entrances. 

If you like to recreate this is the place to be. Just up the road is the Mt. Hood National Forest for tons of hiking trails, premium ski areas are only 20 minutes away, the Sandy Ridge mountain biking park is close by and The Resort at the Mountain has 27 holes of golf!

It’s the perfect home for full time living or second home with vacation rental possibilities. 

Offered at $410,000

Details on this Rhododendron Clear Creek Home

Villages at Mt. Hood Board of Directors Meeting Today

by Liz Warren

Notice for the Villages at Mt. Hood Board of Directors Meeting on Tuesday; February 2, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Resort at the Mountain (Trees Room).

          Villages at Mt. Hood Board of Directors Meeting in Welches Oregon

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