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Morning Coffee

by Liz Warren
Monday Morning Coffee


"Time is clay. Make something."
~ Unknown


To paraphrase a favorite tune, "If I could save time in a bottle..." I could have saved literally millions of minutes so far. Of course most of us think in terms of a 24-hour clock that gives us another chance to save each time we wake up. We think of time beginning anew with the start of each day. Not so. Time is actually a continuum, a straight line.

If you were born in 1952, you could have saved 27,856,800 minutes by now. Born in 1968? You'd have a bottle full of 19,447,200 minutes. No matter when you were born, it's easy to calculate just how many minutes you could have saved by now. The real question, of course, is how many minutes are left. Bet you didn't want to hear that.

Not to worry. It's what you do with what you've got that counts. So why not begin looking at time as clay - as something you roll in your hands and form into anything you like. Remember making little cars, or a house, or a little clay doll when you were little? Back then, no one told you what to make - you just let your imagination guide you.

As you got older, you were told what you could do, when you could do it, and how much time you had to get it done. You quit playing with the clay, and didn't have the time to let your imagination guide you. More than likely you fell into a routine (a.k.a. a rut), one possibly designed by someone else's imagination.

Why not take some of the time you have to rediscover the joy your own imagination can bring? Think back to those wonderful days of clay - and make something!

Hood to Coast Race Coming This Friday!

by Liz Warren

As every local resident knows, Hood to Coast is quite the event on Mt. Hood! Friday afternoon is a menagerie of runners, vans and support people that take over our area. The set up was in the works today at Timberline and various other locales getting ready for tomoorow's major start up event.


Check out details here

Grand Lodges Condos at Government Camp

by Liz Warren

One of the newest Condo projects in Government Camp is the Grand Lodges. This project can't be missed and if you haven't taken the tour, you should stop in the office and check it out. Underground parking, great views, spacious units, top end finish work makes for something worth seeing! The convenience of condo ownership in the winter is a plus!

Interested in seeing any  of these units or others in the Government Camp area, give me a call. It's time to start thinking about skiing!

In the past couple of days several units hit the market with new pricing points starting at $529,000. Here are the details below:










Cell Phones- Do Not Call List

by Liz Warren


REMINDER.....  All cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales calls.
To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone:    888-382-1222.
It is the National DO NOT CALL list. It will only take a minute of your time. It blocks your number for five (5) years. You must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked. You cannot call from a different phone number.

Mt. Hood Foreclosures

by Liz Warren

They're still coming and here is the current list of foreclosued homes in the Mt. Hood Area from Brightwood, Welches, Government Camp and Rhododendron:

Morning Coffee

by Liz Warren
Monday Morning Coffee


"To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it -
but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor."
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes


Imagine the Pearl Harbor attack of 1941 going unanswered . . . Many of our ships found at anchor by attacking planes went down, never to leave the harbor again. Imagine the economy floundering with interest rates at 12%, and learning that the head of "the fed" has taken a six-month, non-working vacation to Tahiti. Imagine how you would have felt on September 12, 2001 if our president had appeared on TV to tell us how sorry he was about the attacks without announcing action to protect us in the future.

We expect our nation's leaders to act in times of crisis, don't we? But - what do we expect of ourselves when a family crisis arises, our sales flounder, or we notice the numbers on our scale beginning to creep upward to uncomfortable levels? Do we set sail, or lie at anchor hoping "someone" will do "something?"

Babe Ruth sailed against the wind more often than with it. He is remembered for his home runs - 714 of them - yet he struck out 1,330 times in his career. Best of all, he set sail and got out of the harbor (took his bat to the plate) 8,399 times. Had he stayed safely in the dugout, he could have avoided all those strikeouts.

So - what about you? Having difficulty setting sail lately? Perhaps it's time to give your engine a little maintenance, or take out a needle and thread to repair torn sails. You may also want to pull out your map to redefine the direction you'll be taking in coming months.

If you've been spending too much time at the "Captain's Table" and not enough time on the bridge with the wheel in your hand, perhaps some planning now will send you full speed ahead out of the harbor and with some exotic port of call in sight. Bon Voyage!

Mt. Hood Buyer Alert

by Liz Warren

Ok, now is the time to make your move to purchase on Mt. Hood. In the past week we have seen 22price reductions alone on Mt. Hood inventory from Government Camp, Welches, Brightwood and Rhododendron! Sellers are getting even more motivated to get their property sold, sooner, than later! The rush is on for first time home buyers to use that $8,000 tax credit which is about to expire.

Interest rates are the lowest we've seen in the past three months.  So, is this the time to jump in and take advantage of the incredible inventory, low interest rates, and super home buyer credits from the Feds? You bet it is!


Do it Yourself or Hire a Contractor?

by Liz Warren

Zig Zag Riverfront Cabin New to Market

by Liz Warren

Do you love the sound and sights of the river? This is a great setting right on the Zig Zag River! The cabin boasts high vaulted ceilings with beams, a fireplace with a super wood stove insert, French doors off the living room area and dining room, a killer view of the Zig Zag River, new composite decking and MORE. The sleeping area has two bedrooms and a kids loft which is accessed with a ladder.

Offered at $218,900 with possible contract terms!


Take a tour here

The kitchen and dining room areas are spacious and the view from the dining room table is stunning. A nice oil heater warms the entire cabin!
Since this cabin is at a slightly lower elevation your winter access might be better for skiing! Tons of hiking in a pristine setting makes this a super location.

This cabin is located in the Mt. Hood National Forest on leased land. It's a short drive to premium ski areas and about 5 minutes to a 27 hole golf course.

Only about one hour from Portland!


Expiring $8,000 Credit for HomeBuyers!

by Liz Warren

The credit for $8,000 to first time home buyers that qualify is about to expire on November 30 of this year!

Housing lobbyists are busy working on a campaign to get this credit extended for at least another year. Some groups, like home builders, are pushing for the credit to be extended to anyone buying a home, not just first time home buyers. The chairman of the Senate banking committee, Chris Dodd, is pushing for an extension and an expansion to up to $15,000 max for a credit for an additonal year.

Don't count on anything passing but there are certainly groups trying to make this happen. The $8,000 credit has certainly helped the starter home sales but move up buyers have been slow to join the market recovery.

Details to come!

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