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Sandy High School Open Enrollment

by Liz Warren

Big news if you live outside the Oregon Trail School district and you would like to attend the newest high school in the area in Sandy Oregon! Here's the latest news:

Sandy High School Open Enrollment

Here is a link to the application form.

Pent up Sellers Ready to Move in 2015

by Liz Warren

     Latest Information From NAR

           pent up demand for homes and cabins on Mt. Hood including Welches, ,Rhododendron, Brightwood and Government Camp

Septic Smart DEQ Program for Oregon Septics and Cesspools

by Liz Warren

The DEQ department for the state of Oregon has developed a new program for homes with septic and cesspools called Septic Smart. It’s Septic Smart program is designed to educate buyers and sellers about proper septic care and maintenance.

Along with the DEQ’s new program, Septic Smart, the Oregon Real Estate division now requires a septic addendum within your real estate contract addressing septic and cesspool inspection requirements, if needed. This restricts who can do the septic inspections for a real estate transaction to designated Oregon state certified DEQ inspectors. An up to date list of inspectors can be obtained online at the Septic Smart website.

The Mt. Hood area probably has around 80% of its homes on a septic or cesspool. 

Cabins located in the Mt. Hood National Forest require an upgrade at the time of sale for existing cabins served by cesspools. The septic upgrade process and time frame will be determined by the forest service on leased land cabins with severe restrictions on when and where any work may start or be completed. 

These new DEQ requirements put septics and cesspools as a number one priority in a real estate transaction. There is a program at Clackamas County that provides low income grants and loans for septic repairs and other home repairs listed on their site. 

Expect potential delays in a transaction if septic problems arise from these new requirements. 


Government Camp Condo Sales

by Liz Warren

2014 was the year of the Condo sales in Government Camp. Condo sales hit a total of 27 last year and 23 of those were in Government Camp. The majority sold in Collins Lake, a very popular facility with pools, hot tubs, hiking trails and easy access to Highway 26 for a quick trip to the slopes. There are six Collins Lake Condos for sale today. If Government Camp isn't the landing spot for you, several units in Welches near the Resort at the Mountain might serve your needs. 

Grand Lodges was also a hit with buyers. Five units changed hands in 2014. These luxury units are just before Collins Lake on the loop with underground parking and concierge services. Nearly all units overlook Collins Lake making a very scenic setting from the decks. Owners are also able to rent their units out through the Collins Lake office next door too. 

If you are thinking about purchasing either one, Collins Lake or Grand Lodges, taking a test drive with a rental is a great option for buyers for these units and easily done through the Collins Lake rental office. 


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