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Salmon Valeey Water System in Welches Oregon

by Liz Warren

If you're in the Salmon Valley Water district you may or may not be aware of a pending sale of the water system. It looks like Northwest Natural Gas Company has struck a deal with the water company in December 2017. The sale should be completed no sooner than 60 days from their agreement and must be approved by the Public Utility Commission of Oregon. It may have already happened by the time this is posted. Here is a link to their website for additional information.

Mt. Hood Real Estate Sales for Februaruy 2018

by Liz Warren

Recently released stats for February by RMLS show only 43 active listings for sale. Inventory is the word of the day for the mountain. This is the greatest seller's market I've seen in over 10 years. Priced right and in demand properties usually have multiple offers within a day. If you're a seller and on the fence, now is the time to have your property on the market. 


Mt. Hood Real Estate Sales February 2018

Resort at the Mountain Bell Ringing Event March 11, 2018 Welches, Oregon

Here are details right from the Clackamas County website:

Project Description: Replace the existing one-lane bridge with a new two-lane bridge. The current bridge, built in 1958, is reaching the end of its functional life and is weight-limited.  The 18-month construction  project includes building a temporary detour bridge, removing the old bridge, building the new bridge and then removing the detour bridge.

Things to be aware of:

  • Trees are being removed early to avoid any conflicts with nesting birds.
  • Work in the water is limited by law to strict time periods (known as the “in-water work window”), generally 6 weeks during the summer
  • There may be delays of up to 20 minutes, but no complete closure is scheduled.  If there is a need for a closure of longer than 20 minutes, area residents will be notified at least 24 hours in advance and accommodations will be made for emergency vehicles, as needed.


  • $2.9 million -- Federal Highway Administration Highway Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program
  • $330,000 -- County Road Fund

You may be interested to know:

  • The bridge is a critical life line for residents, as this is the sole access to several homes
  • The bridge is considered structurally deficient and functionally obsolete.
  • The bridge has three spans (100-foot steel pony truss and two timber approach spans).

More details: Visit

Average Sale Price increases in 2018 on Mt. Hood

by Liz Warren

A lack of inventory has driven sales prices up over the past year and here are the current numbers for January. Active listings sit at 44.  Pending sales comparing this January to last January are up 40%! Of course, that could have been due to the crazy January deep freeze we experienced. 

As inventory decreases our median and average pricing points have gone up. Medium price currently sits at $312,000. Last year we sat at $264,800 and in 2016 it was a lowly $235,300. 

Once spring hits we'll know how this will play out and if we'll have some homes to sell. Many buyers are making their land purchases for future development with such a low home supply. If we had some new homes to sell they would fly off the shelf. 

We have a major need for any and all types of homes and cabins so if you're thinking about it, now is the time to get things going!


January 2018 real estate sales for the Mt. Hood Area 97067,97028,97011 and 97049

January 2018 Real Estate Sales on Mt. Hood

by Liz Warren

Heading into 2018 we are seeing a very low amount of inventory. This is a complete seller's market at this time. Multiple offers are coming in on nearly every new property that hits RMLS. There is fast and furious competition between buyers. I expect this to be the status quo for this year and many sellers are taking advantage of the highest prices we've seen in over a decade!

Here are the thirteen sales for January. There were four closed cabin sales (one is missing from the list as the agent has not placed the sold data in RMLS). Two Government Camp condos closed. One sold at Collins Lake and the other at the Grand Lodges. 

Area rentals are super tight and many ski families are purchasing their properties for use during the winter ski season. Many buyers are purchasing land to build since inventory is so low and the average sales price for homes has reached $351,000 for the past month. 


Welches Townhouse New On Market

by Liz Warren

This is a great starter, vacation, or investment property. Located in Welches, Oregon in a centralized location within walking distance to post office, shopping and restaurants. Three bedrooms and two and a half baths with an attached garage. Hardwood floors have been refinished! Enjoy a toe warming fireplace in the living room. Open floor plan with slider to take you outside to your deck with fenced yard. Raised garden beds along the driveway. â€‹Stainless steel appliances in kitchen. 

                  Welches Townhouse on Twinberry Loop 

Living room of townhouse on Twinberry Loop in Welches, Oregon         Welches Oregon Townhouse on Mt. Hood on Twinberry Loop






Rhododendron Three Bedroom Home

by Liz Warren

More than meets the eye! This well maintained home is ready for occupancy. Located in Rhododendron, Oregon the home features three bedroom, bonus loft, brand new septic, garage with shop area, bonus office and storage, your own log cabin, and a covered hot tub area. Mostly fenced in case Fido needs to roam around. Cozy wood stove in your living room to warm your toes after a day on the slopes!  New appliances for the kitchen. 

               Three Bedroom home in Rhododendron, Oregon 97049


Amenities plus in this Mt. Hood home. Mt. Hood National Forest right across the street. A short walk to the Zig Zag River too. Only 15 minutes to premium ski slopes. Walk to restaurants nearby.Mountain bikers paradise with Sandy Basin Park near by. Enjoy a 27 hole golf course five minutes away. $324,900. 

More information on 25301 E. Section Line Road Rhododendron

New Buildable 5 Acre Septic Approvals

by Liz Warren

Looking for a five acre parcel to build? These two parcels have plenty of room to spread out and relatively easy to build on because they are mostly flat. Gated road with graveled road. Close to all Mt. Hood activities and only 25 minutes to ski slopes. Drill a well and put your septic in and you're ready to go. $3,000 for PGE connection at lot. Seller installing power in road. 

                                                  Asking $180,000                   

                                    5 acre parcel near Brightwood with septic approval and gated entry

                                     Info on  19600 E. Buckboard Lane Sandy 

                                     Buckboard Lane near Brightwood Oregon with 5 acre parcels for sale

                                      Info on 19650 E. Buckboard Lane Sandy


New Rhododendron Cabin Near Still Creek

by Liz Warren

Here's a charming 1925 cabin located in Rhododendron and super close to Still Creek. Spacious living room with stone fireplace, open floor plan with paned windows all the way around, wood floors and dining area too! Two bedrooms and a cozy kitchen with an old fashioned looking wood cook stove that has electric burners. 

Still Creek Cabin in Rhododendron, Oregon 97049  Still Creek Swimming Hole near Rhododendron, Oregon 97049

Short walk to Still Creek which you can hear from the deck. Hot summers make this a great location to swim in the creek. Dog and kid friendly Still Creek is highly coveted. Short drive to ski slopes in winter-only 20 minutes! Mt. Hood National Forest is great for hiking and biking too. leased land. Only one hour from Portland!!! $165,000

Mt. Hood National Forest on Still Creek near Rhododendron Oregon  1925 Mt. Hood National Forest Cabin


More info on Road 12A Lot 4

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