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Zig Zag Riverfront Cabin near Mt. Hood

by Liz Warren


$210,000   only SEVEN minutes to skiing!


Charming and well maintained ski cabin on the banks of the Zig Zag River only seven minutes from ski areas! It's spacious with nearly 1400 square feet of living space. Plenty of room in the living room, kitchen and dining area. Franklin fireplace for warming up after skiing. The living room has tall ceilings with wood beams and wood accents.

The kitchen and dining area are open and you can watch the river through a wall of windows that look out to the forest and river.

A deck is located on the front of the cabin for listening to the river.

Most of the windows have been replaced making a warm and cozy cabin for wintertime use.

A handy wood storage area is just off the mud room. You'll love the bathroom which was completely rebuilt  including a full sized shower and tub.

A metal roof is perfect in case it snows. The snow will slip right off the roof for easy care.

Located only one hour from Portland in the Mt. Hood National Forest with thousands of miles of hiking trails in your back yeard. leased land in the Mt. Hood National Forest.


Mt. Hood Newsletter Hot Off the Press!

by Liz Warren

If you're interested in what is happening locally in the Government Camp, Welches, Rhododendron and Brightwood real estate markets plus nationally in real estate news you might want to sign up for my monthly newsletter to keep up with what is happening! I cover trends in Mt Hood National Forest cabins, Government Camp properties, local improvements that may inpact your ownership, lending issues and more.

Here is the latest copy!

Monday Morning Inspiration

by Liz Warren
Monday Morning Coffee


"Ideas come from space. This may seem astonishing and impossible
to believe, but it is true. Ideas come from out of space."

~ Thomas Edison


From the "Commercial and Financial Chronicle" (December 10, 1932) comes this quote from an article entitled "El Dorado":

"El Dorado, a country rich beyond all precedent in gold and jewels, lies at every man's door. Your bonanza lies under your feet. Your luck is ready at hand. All is within; nothing is without, though it often appears that men and peoples by dumb luck or avarice or force or overreaching strike upon the sea of prosperity. Man individually and collectively is entitled to life in all abundance. What do you seek? Pay the price and take it away. There is no limit to the supply. By a full and powerful imagination anything can be brought into concrete form."

Thomas Edison was a man of 10,000 ideas - a virtually endless supply. Grasping those ideas that he attributed as coming "from space," he created a long string of life-changing inventions. By his "full and powerful imagination" he brought the light bulb into its tangible form.

Inside each of us lies that same power - to see the future through our own imagination, and then cause it to happen by taking actions consistent with its manifestation. As author Wayne Dyer said in his book by the same name, "You'll see it when you believe it." By understanding the power of your own imagination, you are capable of creating your own "El Dorado," both in the physical and the spiritual plane.

Brightwood, Welches and Rhododendron Road Construction

by Liz Warren

Locals and travelers passing through the Brightwood, Welches and Rhododendron area in August will be slowed down a little bit by an Oregon Department of Transportation project. A long awaited turn lande will be added between Wildwood to Wemme. There will also be paving from the Hiway 26 Salmon River Bridge all the way to LoLo Pass Road.

Expect single lanes at times but the traffic will always be moving. If you would like more details on the project check out this link:

Mt. Hood Original 1925 Cabin

by Liz Warren

This is an original 1925 cabin near Still Creek in Rhododendron. Lots of charachter and charm in this two bedroom cabin. Wood floors, old fashioned paned windows and a great deck to relax and listen to the Creek will lull your cares away.

Walk to Rhododendron across the footbridge. Located only one hour from Portland in the Mt. Hood National Forest! Minutes to year round skiing and thousands of miles of hiking trails in your backyard!

$95,000    TAKE A TOUR HERE

Mt. Hood Salmon River Lodge

by Liz Warren

Stunning setting on the Salmon River with nearly two acres of land bordering hundreds of acres of BLM land! Custom built in 2007 with all the bells and whistles. Huge soaring great room with over 26 foot ceilings, a wall of windows, hardwood floors and a floor to ceiling fireplace. Open floor plan with dining room and kitchen open to the great room. Gourmet kitchen with top end appliances, granite countertops throughout the house. Three full bedrooms and two and a half baths with over 2500 square feet of living space.

Call for a punch list of items included in this home. It will amaze you. Huge wrap around deck with covered areas, french doors, a spacious loft upstairs with two bedrooms and another full bath upstairs.

The bottom level of the house boasts an over sized two car garage and massive shop area which could also be used for storage.

This custom built home is located in Brightwood down a private gated road with Boulder Creek frontage, Salmon River frontage ( wilth around 260 feet of riverfront) and is next to BLM (Beaureau of Land Management) park areas. Walk to your own swimming hole.

ML# 8070585   $749,950    TAKE A TOUR HERE

It's only a short drive up to year round skiing on the Palmer glacier and three great ski areas, a short drive to a 27 hole golf course at the Resort at the Mountain. Portland sits only one hour away and even less time to the Portland International Airport!

Own your little piece of paradise at the gateway to the Mt. Hood National Forest! All the work is done and it's ready to go.

Thursday Morning Inspiration

by Liz Warren
Monday Morning Coffee


"Pursue the good ardently.
But if your efforts fall short, accept the result and move on."

~ Epictetus


Who do you want to be? Which are the principles by which you want to live? Do honesty, perseverance, and wisdom define you? Are sincerity, generosity, and a caring attitude your trademark?

Having a vague idea of the benchmark traits you wish to exhibit is not enough. To be extraordinary, it is necessary to define yourself in specific terms. If you haven't adopted a precise set of principles, consider choosing from the list that follows: humility, diligence, moderation, silence, temperance, chastity, courage, resolution, justice, industry, faithfulness, order, tranquility, cleanliness, encouragement, frugality, generosity, sincerity, persistence, honesty, perseverance, or caring.

Choose five that most closely match the person you would choose to be. Next define what each means to you, and how you can adopt them as your trademark traits. Finally, begin acting like the person you would be. Ben Franklin kept a small diary and rated his actions each day by placing a checkmark each time he violated one of his personal principles. Over time, as the checkmarks dwindled for one principle, he would move on to the next.

There's no need to discuss your quest for a principle-centered life with anyone. This is personal, very personal. It's also important to accept the fact that once you've adopted a credo, you won't do a perfect job of living up to it. When you find you've fallen short, "accept the result and move on."

Unless you're living the perfect life right now, and most of us aren't, give some thought to redefining yourself. Decide to be extraordinary and do whatever you must do - NOW!

July 3rd Report: Inventory is way up!

by Liz Warren

Summer has finally hit the mountain with warm temps and hazy Northern California smoke interrupting our Mt. Hood views. Along with the smoke rolling in we are seeing increasing inventory of properties rolling in.  All price ranges are seeing jumps in active numbers. Take a look at the info below to see the current numbers.  Average days on market have hit 106 with a  22 month supply of homes currently for sale.  Of course some price ranges are moving better than others. The majority of the homes sold in the past twelve months were in the $225,000-$235,000 range.

If there was ever a great time to purchase on the mountain it is right now. Interest rates are historically screamingly low hovering at 6.3-6.5% and a large choice in inventory. It’s a buyer’s paradise.

We suspect as the 4th of July weekend moves on we will see the bargain hunters emerge.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

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