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Sandy Riverfront Custom Built Home

by Liz Warren

Looking for a great waterfront home in the Mt. Hood area? Look no more at this Sandy Riverfront custom home!

New to the market, this private custom built home has a wall of windows to watch the river flow by. It's sits above a gentle bank on a jr. acre of land. The great room is perfect for family gatherings or entertaining. A big deck sits on the river side of the house and a sandy beach area is below with a campfire ring. Theres no lawn to mow and the owners have kept the landscaping natural.

Tall vaulted ceilings in the living room area give lots of natural light. The entryway boasts a tile floor and skylight. Updates to the kitchen and a converted family room with built in cabinets are perfect for storage. Three bedrooms and two and a half baths. $375,000

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More details on this Mt. Hood custom built Sandy Riverfront Home.


Monday Morning Inspiration on Mt. Hood

by Liz Warren

Hit the coffee below to enjoy your Monday Morning Inspiration on Mt. Hood.

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Tuesday Morning Coffee

by Liz Warren

Hit the coffee below for this week's inspiration from Mt. Hood.

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Five Star Professional Honor

by Liz Warren

I happy to say I was nominated as a 5 Star Agent for 2011 by my past clients and industry colleagues. Thank you to all who voted for me. I am honored to be a part of this select real estate group and humbled. 


                   Five Star Professional Award for 2012                     Portland Monthly Magazine April 2012

The award winners appear in a special section in the April issue of Portland Monthly. Five Star Professional partnered with Portland Monthly to conduct research to identify a select group of real estate agents who are exceptional in both their ability and their commitment to overall satisfaction. Fewer than seven percent of the 10,000 Portland area residents holding real estate licenses were selected. A survey was provided to all Portland area residents who purchased a home over $100,000 within a 36-month period (June 2007 to June 2010), 7,000 subscribers of Portland Monthly and 250 mortgage and title companies. 

Respondents were asked to evaluate real estate agents they knew through personal experience and to evaluate them based on nine criteria. Both negative and positive evaluations were included in the scoring. All qualified real estate agents were screened with the state Real Estate Commission’s database to verify that licenses were current and no disciplinary actions were pending. The final list was reviewed by a panel of local realty company executives, professional and trade association officers and others directly involved in housing-related businesses. 

Five Star Professional provides localized, independent client satisfaction research on the performance of service professionals. Five Star Professional conducts research with consumers, and industry peers and leaders, to identify service professionals who score highest in overall satisfaction. Award candidates also undergo a thorough regulatory review. 

Five Star Professional joins forces with city and regional magazines to make the research results available to consumers in more than 45 markets across the United States and now, Canada. Five Star Professional was founded in 2005 and is based in Minneapolis. For more information, go to: 





Collins Lake Condo Sales for Government Camp

by Liz Warren

Two recent Condo sales in Government Camp's Collins Lake are showing prices may be stabilizing a bit. Recent foreclosure sales dipped as low as $158,000 over the past year but two recent sales this past couple of week show there's demand. The last foreclosure listed received multiple offers (final price was $225,000)  for the interior end unit. Both were financed with conventional loans with sales prices of $225,000 and $280,000!


Collins Lake Condo sales

Mt. Hood IInspiration

by Liz Warren

Looking for a little inspiration for your Tuesday morning? Hit the coffee below!

Morning Coffee

If you are a follower and fan of log homes on Mt. Hood you are familiar with Steiner log homes and cabins. Master craftsman John Steiner has passed away. He was 99 and died on Friday. All locals in the Mt. Hood area are familiar with his incredible craftsmanship in the area. Henry Steiner and sons John and Fred are considered masters of Oregon Rustic style.

Here are more details about master Mt. Hood Oregon craftsman John Steiner and his legacy.

Steiner Log Cabin


Camp Creek Cabin Just Reduced

by Liz Warren

Stunning setting sitting right on Camp Creek has just been reduced $10,000! Located in the Mt. Hood National Forest on leased land, this Mt. Hood gem has one of the top locations on Camp Creek and only steps to the water. Large knotty pine living room, cozy built in eating area, loft upstairs for sleeping and a bonus bedroom too. Relax on your deck and listen to the river! Reduced to $145,000!

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Numbers are out from the Regional Multiple Listing Service for the Mt. Hood Area. March 2012 statistics are listed in this chart: New listings are coming on the market fairly quickly as we foresee a very competitive summer coming up this year. Pending sales are way up from a year ago likely reflecting the investors and second home buyers scooping up great homes with incredible prices. Market times are still quite long with 182 day averages for current month sales. With Mt. Hood foreclosures making up 50% of sales this month, the impact on pricing will be downward with more foreclosures hitting the market this year. Oregon has 12.5 months of shadow inventory to get through. (see below RMLS chart)

Market Snapshot for Mt. Hood real estate sales March 2012


Oregon Months of Shadow Inventory

Mt. Hood 1927 Classic Cabin for Sale

by Liz Warren

Step back in time and enjoy this secluded Mt. Hood cabin right on the Zig Zag River! Just offered at $185,000. A stone fireplace is the heart of the open living room and dining area. Wood floors and original paned windows take you back in time. An updated kitchen and bath with a claw foot tub bring modern conveniences to your mountain getaway. Skiers will love the seven minute drive to Government Camp slopes. No more heavy traffic jams to get to your hill. The Mt. Hood forest gives a pristine setting for exceptional hiking and mountain biking! This leased land cabin sits in a magical location between the Zig Zag river and a seasonal creek with an old fashioned foot bridge for crossing. 

Mt. Hood National Forest CabinMt. Hood National Forest Cabin

Take your Mt. Hood Cabin Tour below or see more details here.


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