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Morning Coffee-A little inspiration for Today

by Liz Warren


"Happiness is like a butterfly. The more you chase it, the more it will elude you. But if you turn your attention to other things, it comes softly and sits on your shoulder."
~ Anonymous
Imagine you've planned the trip of your dreams - say from North Carolina to Colorado. You've charted all the roads, have a fist full of maps just in case, and have your priorities straight in your mind. You get started on a beautiful sunny day, and begin enjoying the ride.
Late in the day, as you approach the Mississippi River, you drive straight into a bank of heavy fog. You turn on your lights, but still cannot see 10 feet ahead. Just because the highway is out of sight doesn't mean you've lost your way. Continuing on the path you've set for yourself, you soon break out into the sunshine again - still headed in the direction of your dreams.
In perspective, consider that the trip represents your life's goal - your first priority. Steering your vehicle down the highway hour by hour represents your efforts to reach your goal. The fog bank illustrates the momentary interruptions and obstacles encountered on your journey.
As day #2 begins, you find that you've come to an unexpected intersection - one that's not on your map. Confused, you pull over and examine the map closely. Stay to the right and you'll end up in Colorado. Take a left and you may arrive at an unanticipated, yet equally wonderful destination.
OK, let's cut to the chase! Sometimes your priorities change, don't they? Just as you think your goal is in sight, a new opportunity arises. Remember the saying that "life is a journey - not a destination"? What's exciting is that YOU are in control of the steering wheel, and whatever destination you choose is OK - so long as it's YOU who has made the choice.
Happy motoring!

Distressed Sales Decline in the Mt. Hood Area

by Liz Warren

Take a look at the RMLS statistics for distressed sales over the past quarter in all areas. Bank owned sales are just down to under 6% and short sales at under 2%! So far in 2015 the Mt. Hood real estate market has seen a total of 6 bank owned and zero short sales up to this point. In 2014 that total hit the 18 with 15 bank owned and 3 short sales. The "shadow inventory" of distressed homes is shrinking by the month and heading for historic norms. 

Distressed Real Estate Sales and Listings for Mt. Hood Real Estate

You’re invited to Flood of Information IV: Preparing for Winter on the Sandy River. 
Saturday, October 24, 2015
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Resort at the Mountain, Lolo Pass Room 

This free event is open to all Clackamas County residents, property owners and businesses interested in learning how to prepare for winter weather conditions and emergencies on Mt. Hood and surrounding flood-prone areas.

Workshops will include information on ways to minimize risk, featuring experts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Western Federal Lands Highway Division, State Lands, National Weather Service, and Clackamas County’s departments of Emergency Management, Planning, Transportation & Development, Water Environment Services, and Resource Conservation & Solid Waste.

This year’s event also features two special sessions:

  1. A presentation of the results of the recently completed Sandy River Erosion Study documenting risks, channel migration and hazards from the river and potential future floods (9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.)
  2. A Public Open House where attendees will have the opportunity to speak with experts about long-term access options for the areas served by Lolo Pass Road and to comment on the draft Lolo Pass Road Access Alternatives Analysis (10:30 a.m. to noon).

Historic and current information concerning the volatility and dangers associated with the Sandy River will be available, including stories and videos of past flood events, the recent Erosion Study, East Barlow Trail Road work planned for 2016, the latest on flood insurance, maps, and much more. There will also be refreshments and door prizes.

The Flood of Information series is sponsored by Clackamas County, Villages at Mt. Hood, Hoodland Fire District, and the Sandy River Basin Watershed Council.

For more information about the event, contact Jay Wilson with Clackamas County Emergency Management at (503) 723-4848.

Learn more about the Lolo Pass Road Access Alternatives Analysis.

Clackamas County is having a public hearing for Planning File ZDO-254, Marijuana-Related Land Uses

Planning Commission: Mon, Oct. 26, 2015 at 6:00 PM. , Abernathy Center, 606 15th St. Oregon City,

Board of County Commissioners, Mon. Nov. 23, 2015 9:30 AM. Public Services Bldg. 4th Floor, 2051 Kaen Rd. Oregon City

Residents in the Mt. Hood area received this notice by mail with the following statements to be included in the notice:

Clackamas County has determined that adoption of Planning File ZDO-254 may affect the permissible uses of your property and other properties in the affected zones, and may change the value of your property. 

Underneath that statement on the postcard ,this statement follows: However, Clackamas County has not determined that this action will change the value of any property. 

Well, whether it will or not, it is certainly implied values of properties could change with these two statements so as a property owner in Clackamas County we all should be paying a lot of attention to what the county is putting out to the public about our property values.

Here is a link to the Clackamas County website that explains more about the hearings and changes that may be coming. 

Salmon River Acreage wtih Refurbished 1940's Cabin

by Liz Warren

Privacy and seclusion on your own slice of the Salmon River tucked away near the Resort at the Mountain in Welches, Oregon. The original cabin was built in the 1940's and since has been updated with modern kitchen and baths plus wood floors and a mountain feel throughout. The master bedroom boasts it's own balcony deck to view the woods and river. 

The cabin has three bedrooms and two baths. A handy wood shed is close to the covered porch to keep your wood stove crackling through winter. All you need is a hot tub and you are set for the perfect weekend getaway or vacation rental. 

Super convenient location close to amenities like the Resorts 27 hole golf course and restaurants yet a feeling of total privacy. A short drive away is the Mt. Hood National Forest for premium hiking trails and mountain bikers can head over to Sandy Ridge for the challenging  trails to test their skills. Only 20 minutes to world class ski areas in Government Camp


Salmon River Cabin on Acreage in Welches Oregon     Salmon River getaway near the Resort at the Mountain in Welches Oregon

The pristine Salmon River in Welches Oregon in the foothills of the Cascade mountains at Mt. Hood.

More details on this Welches Oregon cabin on the Salmon River



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