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Mt. Hood September Sales 2019

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Mt. Hood September 2019 Real Estate Sales

Mt. Hood sales are up with pending sales in September reaching 31% higher than this same time period in 2018. Average sales price is $354,000! Twenty sales closed in September and the activity is continuing into October. There are currently 63 residential properties for sale and there are 29 pending sales as of today. These numbers bode well for a great fall of activity. 

Mt. Hood October Market

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Pre-Emtive Power Shut Down Could Come to the Mountain?

by Liz Warren

The big California fire in and near Paradise, Ca. was started by a PG & E line in 2018 and the lawsuits have been flying since potentially bankrupting the utility company. Super high winds, which spread that fire, are scheduled to kick up today and tomorrow in the bay area and power to the entire region is set to shut down by PG & E. They want to shut down power for 2.4 MILLION people in the San Francisco bay area! That sounds like a monumental task to me and what kind of chaos will that cause for the area. 

I caught this media blurb about our PGE company considering the same preventative outage plan for Government Camp and Welches in the extreme event of super high fire danger and high wind conditions. After watching the Eagle Creek Fire in the Gorge burn up thousands of acres in 2017, although man-made, it's surely on everyone's mind. 

PGE officials say, it's only under consideration and highly unlikely this would happen unless we came into very extreme conditions. PGE was cutting back all trees and brush in the Mt. Hood National Forest along power lines all summer with large fleets of workers staged locally in Zig Zag completing the task. 

 

Mt. Hood Vacation Rentals

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If there's one dominating market segment on Mt. Hood these days, it's the vacation rental market. This frequently combines an owners personal use with funds to offset their expenses to help pay off that mortgage or create a stream of income. 

Clackamas County has studied the vacation rental market since there are no zoning and regulation policies for vacation rentals. Here is a recent notification from the county if you've been following the studies and local meetings:

The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners is holding a policy session on Wednesday, Sept. 25 to discuss draft regulations for short-term rentals in unincorporated Clackamas County.  The meeting is scheduled from 9:30-11 a.m. in the Board Hearing Room on the 4th floor of the Public Services Building, 2051 Kaen Rd., Oregon City.

The materials prepared for the meeting by staff, including the draft regulations, are available here: https://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/41f33e9e-8da9-420d-9b13-0abb8e81722c.  The purpose of the meeting is for staff and commissioners to discuss next steps related to these draft regulations.  The public is welcome to observe, but there will not be an opportunity for public comment.  An audio-tape of the meeting will be available later in the week at https://www.clackamas.us/meetings/bcc/presentation

 

Mt Hood Clean Up Day

by Liz Warren

Volunteers are needed for the Mt. Hood clean up day starting at 9:000 am. All volunteers are meeting at Summit Ski Area and will be distributed throughout the area to clean up Mt. Hood area in Government Camp till 12:30.  

After clean up there will be a group picture along with an after party sponsored by 10 Barrel Brewing at the Ratskeller in Government Camp. 

It should be a cloudy cool day so dress warm!

Thinking of Buying or Selling on Mt. Hood?

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Still Creek Cabin New On Market

by Liz Warren

You'll love sitting on the deck and watching Still Creek rushing by in this three bedroom cabin in the Mt. Hood National Forest. It's location is in Rhododendron Oregon and it's only about 15 minutes to the slopes of Mt. Hood. Open floor plan with a stone fireplace, a cozy propane fireplace, remodeled kitchen and bath and plenty of room for guests!One bedroom on the main with a sliding door to the deck and a huge loft upstairs plus a third bedroom. A new septic tank is getting installed soon. $244,000.

Still Creek         Rhododendron Waterfront Cabin on Mt. Hood

Mt. Hood Cabin in Rhododendron, Oregon

Camp Creek Cabin

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You'll love this original 1925 cabin located above Camp Creek in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Wood floors, stone fireplace, a double loft for sleeping upstairs and lots of rustic charm throughout. Skiers will love the plowed road in winter thats only seven minutes to the slopes. Upgraded bathroom with shower too. A big deck with a partially covered section is perfect for enjoying the pristine forested view and the soothing sounds of Camp Creek! leased land.  $217,500

       1925 Cabin above Camp Creek

Camp Creek Cabin in the Mt. Hood National Forest Government Camp

Appreciation

by Liz Warren

Appreciation Is Strong: It Might Be Time to Sell

Appreciation Is Strong: It Might Be Time to Sell | MyKCM
 

There’s no doubt that today’s housing market is changing, and everything we see right now indicates it is time to sell. Here’s a look at why selling now is likely to drive the greatest return on your largest investment.

Home values have been appreciating for several years now, growing at a strong, steady, and impressive pace. In fact, the average annual appreciation rate since 2012 has nearly doubled the average rate from the more normal market of the 1990s (think: pre-bubble).Appreciation Is Strong: It Might Be Time to Sell | MyKCMAppreciation, however, is projected to shift back toward normal, meaning home prices will likely keep climbing over the next few years, but they are not projected to continue to increase at such a high rate.

Here’s What That Means for Homeowners:

As noted in the latest Home Price Expectation Survey (HPES) powered by Pulsenomics, experts forecast an average annual appreciation rate closer to 3.2% over the next five years, which is more in line with a historically normal market (3.6%). The good news is, there’s still time to take advantage of the current strength of home prices by selling your house now.Appreciation Is Strong: It Might Be Time to Sell | MyKCMLooking at the projections as they stand today, 2019 is slated to drive the strongest appreciation as compared to the upcoming few years. With average home prices still on the rise, the pace at which they are predicted to continue increasing will likely soften by 2020.

Bottom Line

If you’re thinking about selling your house, now is a great time to make your move. Don’t get stuck waiting until projected home price appreciation rates potentially re-accelerate again in 2023. You’ll likely earn the greatest return on your investment by selling now before the prices start to normalize next year.

Should you sell this summer?

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Merit Properties Group - Keller Williams Realty PDX Central
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Welches OR 97067
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