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The Government Camp Property Owners  Association and CPO will be having their annual meeting this February 8 at 7 pm. at the Mount Hood Cultural Center and Museum in Government Camp.

On the agenda will be a vote on the adoption of the Bylaws, election of officers, fire rating issues and a report from the Road District.

Download a copy of the Community Planning Organization Bylaws prior to the meeting.

All Area Distressed Sales for 2012

A Little Bit of Monday Morning Inspiration

by Liz Warren

Hit the coffee below for your morning inspiration.

Animals in Your Backyard?

by Liz Warren

Have you ever seen some funny animal tracks in the snow that you can't quite figure out? Did you hear a noise on your deck at night and wonder what is wondering around outside? Here is a handy app for your iphone to look up what's in your backyard from Critter Control. You can visit the Critter Control web site and look up all kinds of Mt. Hood creatures from crows and bats to pack rats and raccoons that are in our neighborhoods and forested Mt. Hood Villages.

This web site even has audio and photos of the animals and birds. No bears were listed in the animal section and we know there have been more than a few bears seen in our area. They particularly like the Still Creek Inn's garbage cans.

I was fortunate enough to see my first bear up on Road 27 about three years ago. My daughter saw her first bear at age 11 walking through our yard near the Resort at the Mountain golf course.

Enjoy this Critter Control web site for tips on wildlife control in your neighborhood.

Mt. Hood Real Estate Sales Up 30% in 2012!

by Liz Warren

Check out the last ten years of Mt. Hood Sales. 2012 was the highest number of sales since 2007!

Mt. Hood Real Estate Sales for 2012

Glacier Haus Bistro Opens In Government Camp

by Liz Warren


Great news for Government Camp! A new restaurant, Glacier Haus Bistro, has opened in the “old” general store.  Extensive remodeling to jazz the place up and adding the winning combo of Slava and Dasa Kropacek  plus their son,  Jerry Kropacek  makes for a stellar restaurant  combo. They’ve been open for business since Novermber. The building seats 45.

The menu sounds fantastic plus they have an expresso bar and make PIZZA! Hungry ski families have their dreams answered right in downtown Government Camp on Mt. Hood. This is a welcome addition to service the many travelers and vacationers who visit the Government Camp area and visit Mt. Hood in winter and summer.

Read the story of the Kropacek’s history in the Mt. Hood area and their move from Czechoslovakia in this Oregonian article.

Portland Metro Prime Mortgage Loan Foreclosure Information

by Liz Warren

Foreclosure Rates for Prime Loans in the Portland Metro area

Monday Morning Inspiration

by Liz Warren

Hit the coffee below for some Monday Morning Inspiration

Record Setting December for Mt. Hood Real Estate Sales!

by Liz Warren


December finished with a bang for Mt. Hood real estate sales in 2012! We finished out the fourth quarter with an astonishing 45 sales! Fourteen were credited for the last month of the year. Despite appraisal challenges and buyer and home qualifying issues the numbers speak for themselves.

Here are the fourteen winners in December!

Mt. Hood Real Estate Sales for December 2012


Four sales in Government Camp led the pack with three Condo units including a luxury Grand Lodges unit selling for $367,000 and the other two were Collins Lake condos. 

Only two foreclosure sales to report .  There’s only four bank owned properties currently for sale! REO’s or bank owned properties are being usurped by loan modifications and short sales.

Short sales may dominate 2013 over foreclosures with an extension of the Homeowner’s Forgiveness Act just passing this month! Short sales made up 5% of the 2012 sales market.




Mt. Hood area real estate statistics are in for the 2012 selling season. There are some” good news” numbers to report! The biggest is that the average sale price is up 4.4% as reported by multiple listing service. More good news: total number of sales are up 30% over 2011.

Mt. Hood Area Sales numbers for 2012

As the built up existing inventory gets sold we will eventually see more stabilization in the market and hopefully a rise in prices.

December saw a big decline of 50% pending sales compared to last year. No doubt this was because of the uncertainty of the fiscal cliff talk and the holiday shopping sprees that occupied each weekend.

Government Camp homes and condos finally broke out of its slow down for several years. Eleven condos in Government Camp closed and many single family homes went out the door with nine total.  

foreclosures are slowing nationally down to 20% of sales. Government Camp, Rhododendron, Welches and Brightwood had 28 bank owned sales and seven short sales. We’re 6% higher than the national average in distressed sales!

Continued low interest rates and plenty of inventories to purchase will make 2013 another block buster year for sales. Although qualifying and appraisals make this market challenging we are optimistic that these obstacles will be met. 

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