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This information has just been released by RMLS, multiple listing service, for sales in December for our Mt. Hood area. A slow down in closed sales is reflected by the minimal number of closed transactions this past month reaching eleven closed sales. No surprise considering the lack of inventory on the market. There are currently 43 properties for sale and 60% of those are more than $300,000. If there ever was a good time to sell on the mountain it is right now with very little competition!


Mt. Hood Real estate sales for December 2018

Buying a Vacation Home on Mt. Hood

by Liz Warren

Buying A Vacation Property On Mt. Hood? Now Is A Good Time!

Buying A Vacation Property? Now Is A Good Time! | MyKCM

Every year around this time, many homeowners begin the process of preparing their homes in case of extreme winter weather. Some others skip winter all together by escaping to their vacation homes in a warmer climate.

For those homeowners staying at their first residence, AccuWeather warns:

“The late-week cold shot should fade next week, but this is a warning shot for winter's return late in the month and early February."

Given this, it’s time to go and stock up on winter weather supplies! However, if you’re tired of shoveling snow and dealing with the cold weather, maybe it’s time to consider obtaining a vacation home!

According to the Investment & Vacation Home Buyers 2018 Report by NAR:

72% of vacation property owners and 71% of investment property owners believe now is a good time to buy.”

It’s time to take advantage of the equity in your home. As the latest Equity Report from ATTOM Data Solutions stated:

“Nearly 14.5 million U.S. properties (are) equity rich — where the combined estimated amount of loans secured by the property was 50 percent or less of the property’s estimated market value — up by more than 433,000 from a year ago to a new high as far back as data is available, Q4 2013.

The 14.5 million equity rich properties in Q3 2018 represented 25.7 percent of all properties with a mortgage.”

This means that over a quarter of Americans who have a mortgage would be able to use some of their home equity to make a significant down payment toward a vacation home, and many are doing just that! According to the same report by NAR:

“33% of vacation buyers purchased in a beach area, 21% purchased on a lakefront, and 15% purchased a vacation home in the country.”

We have everything from Government Camp ski condos to rustic cabins in the woods dotting the Mt. Hood National Forest. Our supply stretches from Brightwood, Welches, and Rhododendron to Government Camp!

Many homeowners who are close to retirement will use some of their equity to purchase vacation homes, which may eventually become their permanent homes post-retirement!

Bottom Line

If you are a homeowner looking to take advantage of your home equity by investing in a vacation home, let’s get together to discuss your options!

Mt. Hood National Forest Waterfront Cabins

by Liz Warren

Two  Mt. Hood waterfront cabins are still available under $240,000 in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Skiers, hikers, fishermen, writers, and artists will love these two cabins located in the pristine Cascade forest. Located near Rhododendron Oregon, both offer great access to ski areas and the beauty of the Mt. Hood National Forest. The best part, they are only an hour from Portland!

Zig Zag Riverfront Mt. Hood National Forest Cabin      Zig Zag Riverfront Knotty Pine Cabin near Rhododendron Oregon

Zig Zag Riverfront Cabin $210,000 Road 28A Lot 4

Still Creek Cabin with Two Bedrooms and a loft in the Mt. Hood National Forest      Mt. Hood National Forest cabin on Still Creek near Rhododendron Oregon

Still Creek Waterfront Cabin $227,900   Road 12 Lot 43

MMt. Hood Mortgage Rates Over the Next Year

by Liz Warren

Happy New Year

by Liz Warren


Here’s to a Wonderful 2019!

Here’s to a Wonderful 2019! | MyKCM

We hope 2019 is a great year for you, both personally and professionally!

Liz Warren

Five Reasons To Use A Real Estate Professional on Mt. Hood

by Liz Warren

Craftsman Two Bedroom Home on Nearly Half Acre

by Liz Warren

New to the market, this sturdy craftsman style home is the perfect place for full time or vacation home on nearly a half acre of land. Located a short distance to Sandy Ridge Mountain Biking Park, this property has everything you need. The living room features the original 1912 fireplace plus high vaulted ceilings with wood beamed accents, pine ceilings and planked wood floors. The open floor plan features a dining area, living room and kitchen just steps away. The master bedroom is roomy. The second bedroom could be a den or office area and has charming sliding barn doors. Huge bathroom with utility area too. Spacious walk in shower too. Master bedroom porch, yard, and the sounds of the Sandy River out your door. $329,000

Sleepy Hollow Drive Sandy Oregon       Sleepy Hollow Drive on Mt Hood near Sandy Craftsman Style cabin

Plank Floors and wood beams in this Cascade Mt. Hood Cabin       Mt. Hood Classic Cascadian Cabin Near Brightwood, Oregon

More Info on this Cascade Classic Craftsman Style Cabin on Mt. Hood

Five Reasons to List Your Home on Mt. Hood This Holiday Season

by Liz Warren

Three Things Homeowners Can Be Thankful For

by Liz Warren

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. 

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