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June 2016 Sales Numbers from RMLS for Mt. Hood

by Liz Warren

The latest RMLS sales statistics are in for the Mt. Hood area. Numbers are showing fifteen closed sales for the month of June, 2016. Activity is at a booming pace right now with occasional multiple offers depending on the property or price range.

BIGGEST CHALLENGE right now for financed properties: APPRAISALS. Lenders are having a nearly impossible time getting appraisers to come to the mountain and complete appraisals. The pace and appraisal business in Portland is in so much in demand that coming to Mt. Hood is frequently turned down for easier jobs closer to the urban core. Count on a good 30 days before you'll see an appraisal for a bank loan and that may not include the "due time" back to the lender-an additional 7-10 days. 

Delayed closings are becoming the norm for our area and that is brutal for buyers moving from far away and sellers timing their new purchase and move. I receive multiple calls in a week from mortgage brokers, banks and AMC's (Appraisal Management Companies) begging for names of appraisers. Welcome to the Mt. Hood summer market!

Mt. Hood real estate sales for the month of July 2016


Big Spacious Rhododendron Cabin with Three Bedrooms!

by Liz Warren

Here's a great recreational cabin that has room for a lot of folks! A huge living room with a stone wood burning fireplace and lots of wood is the main gathering area. The master bedroom is on the main level. Upstairs are two more bedrooms plus a loft area to add more sleeping area if needed. Serve up the pancakes as you chow down in a window filled dining area. Steps to your spacious backyard deck and very easy access over to the Zig Zag River. 

This cabin is located on a paved road that gets plowed in the winter time for easy access for skiing. You can walk across a foot bridge over to Rhododendron to stores and restaurants. Just a quick 15 minutes to the slopes makes this the perfect ski cabin in winter. 

Hiking trails are close by in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Only one hour from Portland, this is the perfect place to get away from the PDX traffic and density! Located in the Mt. Hood National Forest.                                               Asking $159950

More Details on 26986 E. Still Creek Road

     Mt. Hood National Forest Cabin in Rhododendron Oregon      Mt. Hood Ski Cabin in Rhododendron Oregon



Sandy Mountain Festival is this Weekend

by Liz Warren

If you're looking for a fun time this weekend, the 44th Sandy Mountain Festival is the place to be. Fun, music, food booths, entertainment, artists, crafts, carnival games, and rides are in the city of Sandy and at Meinig Memorial Park. 

                            Saturday, July 9th - 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
                            Sunday, July 10th - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.



Directions to Meinig Park:
(Festival Grounds)

Sandy, Oregon is located at the base of Mt. Hood about 30 miles east of Portland. Head east to Mt. Hood on US HWY 26 and you will drive directly through Sandy. Meinig Memorial Park is located directly behind City Hall just past the past the intersection of Hwy 211on the right hand side of the street.


If you're looking for a cozy little cabin getaway perched over Still Creek in the Mt. Hood National Forest you might enjoy this location. Within walking distance to Rhododendron, you can have your Mt. Hood getaway only an hour from Portland. This cozy little cabin sits above the water so the sounds are soothing and on a hot day a quick dip in kid and pet friendly Still Creek will cool you off. A huge deck sits above the water and the cabin has all the amenities you need. Open kitchen, eating area and living room with a wood stove and a bedroom and bath.

Asking price is  $119,950   More details and photos of this Road 12A Lot 10 Cabin

Still Creek Cabin in the Mt. Hood National Forest near Rhododendron Oregon

Still Creek in the Mt. Hood National Forest     Rhododendron Cabin in the Mt. Hood National ForestMt. Hood Natioinal Forest Cabin on Still Creek


Fourth of July Fireworks in Sandy!

by Liz Warren

City of Sandy Fireworks Show

Date: June 25, 2016
37400 Bell St
Sandy, OR 97055
Come to the 2016 City of Sandy Fireworks Show

Join us on the evening of July 4th for the annual City of Sandy Fireworks Show sponsored by Clackamas County Bank to celebrate Independence Day!  The event will be held at Sandy High School - same as last year.  Spectator seating has been reserved at the baseball field parking lot.  Parking will be available in the lot next to the football field and at the old high school.  This is a highly attended event and parking is always a bit of a challenge - your patience is appreciated.  And if you can walk to the event, please do so! 

Note:  Due to the fire restrictions, no personal fireworks are allowed.  Also pets, tobacco, and alcohol are not allowed on school district property.  

Mt. Hood One Level Home on Over 1.5 Acres  Huckleberry Drive Welches OregonOne Level Home in Welches Oregon     Mt. Hood Ranch on over 1.5 Acres

Offered at $489,000    More photos and details on this Mt. Hood one level home


Secluded one level cedar home in immaculate condition on an acre and a half of perfection. Four bedrooms, three baths. Open floor plan features updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances a skylight, granite counter tops and cooking island. Hardwood floors are in the dining room and kitchen area.  A cozy fireplace with wood stove insert and surrounding built in cabinets are an added feature for warmth and ambiance in the main living area of the living room, kitchen and dining room. Through the French doors you enter a bonus family room with vaulted ceilings, a window seat that looks out to the patio and forest, a stained glass window and a cozy propane stove to add ambiance to the room. The master bedroom is off the family room with it's own bay window looking out to the flower garden. An updated master bath features it's own double head tile shower, heated floors and walk-in closet.  Gardeners will enjoy all this yard has to offer from fruit trees, perennial flower garden and a vegetable garden too. The green house is great for starts for your vegetable garden and an extra garden shed houses all your tools for planting. Bonus barn for projects complete with electricity and heat. A finished storage area above makes an additional work area or storage spot. This home is on 1.58 acres of level usable land in a very private location with paved road in from Welches Road and paved circular driveway. BIG BONUS: tons of sun! This is a very private location but you can walk to stores, restaurants and post office.  Pride of ownership throughout. Download all the features! Must see Welches gem!

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