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Happy New Year-November Real Estate Sales Stats for Mt. Hood

by Liz Warren

Happy New Year!

November home sale numbers were up over October. The numbers continue to increase in total sales for the year. Here's a quick run down from RMLS on how the month of November stacked up plus year to date numbers. Sixteen sales for the month with a wide variety of home, condos and cabin sales. 

Mt. Hood real estate sales from multiple listing statistics for November 2014 including Government Camp, Welches, Rhododendron and Brightwood

Skiers came out to purchase five properties in November including three condos and two single family residential properties in Government Camp

Mt. Hood Real Estate sales for November 2014

Mt. Hood Real Estate Sales for November 2014

Mt. Hood Real estate sales for November 2014

The next newsletter will have the year end totals for 2014. 




by Liz Warren

The rains are coming! They are here today in a big way with projections over the next two days to hit the 10-12 inches plus range. NOAA predicts the Sandy is the most likely river in our area to have flooding but area creeks and tributaries  will be expanding too so take note. 


With the freezing level rising to 7000 feet over the weekend we’re really lucky there isn’t a ton of snow on the ground to melt and fill up the rivers even more. Sadly, there isn’t enough warm temps to feed our ski areas with new flakes to get all the ski areas open for the holiday break but some snow should be arriving late this coming week. 

And, how's the market? This has been a busy December and lots of buyers are out in the area taking advantage of great interest rates and still plentiful inventory in the mountain area. We will end the year with the most sales we've seen since the crash of the great recession. Year end numbers will be coming out soon. Stay tuned

Cabin Fee Act is Passed by Congress

by Liz Warren

Great news for cabin owners in the Mt. Hood National Forest! All the hard work has paid off in getting the cabin fees under future control. Here is the latest news.





The National Forest Homeowners and Cabin Coalition 2 are proud to announce that at approximately 5:00pm EST today, the U.S. Senate passed the Cabin Fee Act along with dozens of other lands bills as part of the National Defense Authorization Act. Having passed the House on Thursday, Dec. 4, the bill will now be sent to President Obama to be signed into law, which is expected to happen in the next few days.  This success brings permanent and very welcome permit fee relief to cabin owners all across the country.  Ring those bells and break out the champagne!!


This milestone achievement coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Recreation Residence Program on National Forest lands. Passage of the Cabin Fee Act ensures the continuation of the Cabin Program for generations to come with stable permit fees, increased only by inflation, while also protecting the value of cabin-owner improvements.


Passage of the Cabin Fee Act completes more than 7 years of work by the leadership of National Forest Homeowners and its partner organizations in the Cabin Coalition 2: Oregon Forest Homeowners, Washington State Forest Homeowners, Lake Wenatchee Summerhome Assoc., Priest Lake Permittees Assoc., Sawtooth Forest Cabin Owners, and Mt. Hood Forest Homeowners Assoc.  These volunteer efforts succeeded due to the generous financial support of tract associations and individual cabin owners who contributed repeatedly in support of the cause.


Our efforts as cabin owners, thankfully received early support from Chairman Doc Hastings (R-WA), our sponsor in the House and Senator Jon Tester (D-MT), our sponsor in the Senate. Both gentlemen and their staffs have been extremely helpful and unwavering in their support and dedication throughout this multi-year effort. Additionally, the Cabin Fee Act was co-sponsored in both House and Senate by many key legislators of both parties, as a result of the overwhelming number of emails and telephone calls from their constituent cabin owners. We strongly encourage cabin owners to express a personal thank you to their Representatives and Senators for acting to secure the future of the Recreation Residence Program. Contact information is provided for this purpose on the NFH website.


Finally, crucial to the drafting and passage of the Cabin Fee Act has been the cooperation and assistance of senior management of the U.S. Forest Service. Early on, the Forest Service recognized the inconsistencies and administrative problems in the existing permit fee process (CUFFA) and the opportunity that the Cabin Fee Act presented to eliminate the cumbersome and expensive appraisal-based fee system. The end result, with the passage of CFA, is a more equitable and efficient system. We are indebted to Chief Tom Tidwell and his senior staff for their unwavering support of the legislation on behalf of the cabin community and the American public.


What Happens Now?


Passage of the Cabin Fee Act has an immediate impact on cabin fees for those cabin owners whose CUFFA fee exceeds $5,600.  It will take the Forest Service time to develop and issue administrative directions in accordance with the new Act.  For those cabin owners with 2015 fees exceeding $5,600, you may consider delaying payment.  Please refer to the NFH website for additional information.


Although the Cabin Fee Act is a relatively short and simple piece of legislation, there will be questions about process, implementation, and timing.  To facilitate receiving and responding to questions, a CFA Frequently Asked Questions document has been linked to the NFH website homepage, along with a CFA Questions? form for submitting questions.  We’ve also posted an easy to read CFA Summary document, summarizing the key provisions of the bill.  Please check the NFH website periodically for updated information.




We are excited and significantly relieved by passage of the Cabin Fee Act and completion of this seven-year-long effort. Our efforts will continue, working in cooperation with the Forest Service to ensure that the CFA is implemented as intended. Thank you all for your persistence, support and commitment to this effort. We could not have completed this journey without you.


Jay Tripathi, NFH President, for the Cabin 2 Coalition

December 12, 2014

C2 Steering Committee

Geoff Anderson                   Brad Aspell               Barbara Bailey

Pete Bailey                          Dave Damron           Doug Gann              

Roy Glauthier                      Jay Tripathi               Ernie Atencio, Exec Director


C2 Committee Members (past and present)


Mike Hoover                          Glen Hildreth            Dick Almy

Al Molineux                           Bernie Kosola           Ron Yandt

David Mead                           Lynn Watkins           Albert Pollmar

Dick Burrows                         Sarah Dahl               George Cardinet

Sally Goodin                          Fran Filer                 Ted Filer

Nancy Chapman                   Barry Davis               Mary Clarke Ver Hoef

Sharon Karr                           Bill Kennedy             Bill Johnson


C2 Washington Representatives


Aubrey King, Aubrey King & Associates

Michelle Giguere, Ball Janik LLP

Heath Heikkila, Ball Janik LLP


Zig Zag Riverfront Cabin Price Reduced $10,000!

by Liz Warren

This is a wonderful cabin located along the Zig Zag River just off Highway 26 with original knotty pine, a stone fireplace with wood stove insert, and two bedrooms upstairs. A big deck on the riverside makes the perfect spot for summer barbeques. Skiers will like the easy access for getting up to the slopes less than 15 minutes away!

Originally built in 1925, it's in great shape for it's age. The warmth of wood is throughout the cabin. A big woodshed is just steps from the cabin too. Enjoy a bit of Mt. Hood history when you put your head down in this cabin! Just reduced to $129,950

Mt. Hood National Forest cabin on the Zig Zag RiverMt. Hood National Forest Cabin on the Zig Zag River

Mt. Hood National Forest Cabin on the Zig Zag RiverZig Zag River in the Mt. Hood National Forest

Mt. Hood Inspiration

by Liz Warren

Hit the coffee below for some Monday Morning Inspiration

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