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Fourth of July Fireworks Moved in Sandy!




Centennial 4th of July Fireworks
Monday, July 04, 2011 at 9:00 PM
Special Centennial Fireworks display sponsored by Clackamas County Bank (thanks CCB!).

At a new location this year due to construction of the new high school.
By the Sandy Cinema. Viewing areas on the sidewalk in front of the businesses by the cinema (food & refreshments by Smoky Hearth, Paris Cafe, Sandy Cinema et al). Or take your lawn chairs or blankets to the vacant grass lots at Champion Way & Industrial Way.

Walk or bike if possible; parking will be limited.


Sandy Oregon 20 Acre Custom Storybook Home

by Liz Warren

Custom built home with Mt. Hood views on twenty usable acres.


20 Acre Custom Home in Sandy Oregon

Pride of ownership throughout. This six bedroom home has nearly 3500 sq. ft. Floor to ceiling river rock fireplace, great room, warm pine, granite in kitchen and baths. Watch elk from your deck. Attached bonus guest area with bath and living area. Berries, trees, garden, new 36 X 36 shop, three car garage. Privacy and seclusion. This home has it all!

River Rock Fireplace

Take a tour of this fantastic home here.

Morning Coffee

by Liz Warren
Monday     Morning Coffee


"Competition will always place your life in the hands of others,
while initiative gives you the freedom to choose your own destiny."
- Willard & Marguerite Beecher


From childhood we learn to win by competing. If one marble player wins, the other loses. If our football team wins, the opposition loses. If we earn top honors for the greatest sales volume or number of transactions, our fellow associates don't. We are taught to be competitive - and we learn the lesson well.

In being competitive, however, we must always measure our success in relation to others. First we choose the leader whom we must surpass. Our objective is to exceed the performance of that individual - the current Number One. Then, when we become the leader, we live in constant fear of having our performance exceeded by those striving from below to surpass us.

By always competing, then, we are not free to focus on doing our very best. Everything we do is related to what others have done or may do. A refreshing alternative is to put initiative to work. You freely choose your own destiny, then work to achieve it - totally oblivious to what others around you are doing.

Initiative begins with a delightful vision of yourself achieving what you think is important. Followed up with action, you achieve not only your objectives, but also the thrill and satisfaction of knowing you are in charge

Grand Lodges Go To Auction

by Liz Warren

Skiers! Luxury units at the Grand Lodges in Government Camp are going to auction on July 24th this year. These are some of the nicest units in the area with great amenities including underground parking, covered walkways, swimming pool, and rec center. You can litereally walk to ski areas from this location.

The auction web site offers additional information. Minimum bids start at $275,000.

Morning Coffee

by Liz Warren
Monday   Morning Coffee


"Life is not always what the brochure promises."
- Amb Alon Pinkas


So . . . which brochure have you been reading? Maybe it's the one that promises "clear sailing" or "romantic sunsets" or "excitement guaranteed!" Maybe you're into the financial brochures that read "no money down" or "financial freedom in 30 days" or "sell a million dollars a month without leaving home."

For many years now, the brochures of our lives have promised and delivered success, satisfaction, and wealth. It's been a good run. There's another brochure many of us have signed onto - "for better or for worse." Notice that the "for better" comes first, and so it has been for a long time.

Nevertheless, our country experiences cycles, as do our lives. Few of us living today have ever experienced a serious "for worse" part of the national cycle. Yet, it has been those periods in the history of our country that have brought out the best in us. The Great Depression of the thirties was the catalyst for the strong work ethic of the baby boomers. Two world wars taught us to value our freedom.

So, maybe life isn't always "what the brochure promises." If we're entering one of those periods when we are to be tested, so be it. We are a resilient people. While we may have been dozing at the internal security wheel, lulled by the smooth purring of our national economic engine, we are also able to awaken in an instant. Our purpose and principles can quickly be brought to full throttle.

No matter the threat, we are a people united by the brochure's great promise of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness - ready, willing, and able to serve. Be alert and be of service!

Great Cabin Getaway Near Camp Creek

by Liz Warren


If you're looking for a  well maintained cabin near Government Camp, this is it! The condition is great and it comes completely furnished and ready to go for summer and ski season. It's located only a short walk to Camp Creek and the slopes are only about 7 minutes away!

It has a quiet location in a sunny spot in the Mt. Hood National forest. There are two private bedrooms and a kids loft upstairs with three sleeping areas. Kids love the loft! A toe warming propane stove heats up the living area. The great room floor plan is great for weekend getaways. There an extra long eating bar for serving up morning pancakes before you head up the mountain.

A nice deck is off the dining area to a full view of the woods. You can hear Camp Creek from the back deck.

VERY AFFORDABLE at $125,000!

take a tour here

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Mt. Hood Real Estate Sales

by Liz Warren

Market activity for the month of May has been reported to multiple listing service for Government Camp, Welches, Rhododendron and Brightwood. A total of four sales for the month of May.

Mt. Hood Real Estate Sales for May 2011


From the numbers above you can see year to date, pending sales are down nearly 24% from the year before. This makes for a very competitive marketplace for sellers. Buyers can pick and choose to their hearts content. It's the perfect time to buy while rates and down and costs are low for buyers. Even if prices go down further, this is the best time to purchase while the cost of borrowing is low.

Mt. Hood Inc.

by Liz Warren

Follow OPB's current series on Mt. Hood Inc. This story is about the economic impact of it Mt. Hood disappeared and what would happen to the many jobs in the area. It's called: How Many Jobs Disappear If Mt. Hood Inc. Leaves Oregon? and it covers ski areas, National Forest jobs, resort jobs and more. 

Mt. Hood Foreclosure List for June 13

by Liz Warren

Ten foreclosures are currently on the market in the Government Camp, Welches, Brightwood and Rhododendron area. From Collins Lake Condo units in Government Camp to small cabins in Brightwood, the selection is fairly good. Many need a little elbow grease and others a complete cosmetic overhaul!

Mt. Hood area foreclosures

Morning Coffee

by Liz Warren
Monday     Morning Coffee


"All that Adam had, all that Caesar could, you have and can do . . . Build, therefore, your own world."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Picture a builder hiring a new framing carpenter to help construct his new homes. The first day on the job, the new carpenter shows up without a tool belt . . . and without any tools . . . and asks, "Where do I begin?" How much progress do you think would be made by the end of the first day?

Most of us at some point in our lives are like the unprepared carpenter. We show up, but have no tools, and haven't the slightest clue what we want to build. Within us, we have the power to build any life we choose, yet at day's end, nothing has changed.

Oh sure, we actively pursue the day-to-day activities of our chosen career, yet we don't take time to visualize the finished product - our life. Thoreau said it best: "Live the life you've imagined." Steven Covey said it this way: "Begin with the end in mind."

To "build your own world," begin by deciding what that world will be like. Next, gather the tools required to begin construction. Finally, begin practicing until you are an accomplished master.

If you want to be a renowned musician, choose an instrument, take lessons, and practice eight hours each day. If you want financial independence, determine a method, learn how others have achieved wealth, and mimic their approach and techniques.

Just remember, the world you get is the world you chose. It's an awesome responsibility - knowing that what you become is the result of the choices you have made. It's also an awesome opportunity to enjoy all the peace, contentment, freedom and riches life has to offer.

Carpe diem! Seize the day!

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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