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Timberline Rim A-Frame

by Liz Warren

A-Frame in Timberline Rim in Rhododendron

                                   Timberline Rim A-Frame

Here's a great opportunity to make this A-frame your home. Perfect for full time or vacation home living. Cozy fireplace in the living room. Two bedrooms upstairs, one is a loft over the living room. The A-frame has all the basics and a wall of windows to your wooded front yard. Nice deck on the front of the home and NO YARD WORK! Amenities for the neighborhood include a swimming pool and tennis court, lodge and access to the Sandy River. Only 20 minutes to the slopes of Mt. Hood for premium skiing. Sandy Ridge Mountain Biking Park is just down the street too. Enjoy hiking in the Mt. Hood National Forest just down the street. Only one hour to Portland!

Cash only $225,000


                              Timberline Rim A-Frame Rhododendron, Oregon

Mt. Hood Pricing for 2019

by Liz Warren


Based on recent activities and a lack of inventory, the Mt. Hood area will likely continue to appreciate in the coming year, we just don't have any idea how much that appreciation will be.      Many properties new to the market right now sell within days! This bodes well for a good 2019!



Fairway Estates Condo at the Mt. Hood Oregon Resort

by Liz Warren

Affordable Fairway Estates Condo located at the Mt. Hood Oregon Resort in Welches Oregon. Well maintained two bedroom two bath upper level unit on the fairway. Twenty seven holes out your door and walk to stores and restaurants. Warm up your toes after a day on the slopes of Mt. Hood in front of your fireplace. Everything you'll need for your mountain getaway. Comes furnished too! Stack washer and dryer plus patio/balcony off your living room. Carport and storage area. Only 20 minutes to skiing and the Mt. Hood National Forest down the street. ONLY one hour from Portland!  $215,000

Fairway Estates Condo at the Mt. Hood Oregon Resort         Fairway Estates Mt. Hood Condo


More info on 68556 E.FAIRWAY ESTATES RD




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

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Contact Information

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