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Mt. Hood Inspiration for Monday Morning

by Liz Warren

Looking for some inspiration this morning? Hit the coffee below to get your morning going.

Morning inspiration for Mt. Hood

Soaring Mt. Hood Sales For Summer 2013

by Liz Warren

The glorious summer and massive influx of visitors brought higher sales this July for the Mt. Hood area. Sixteen sales for Brightwood to Government Camp were posted in the multiple listing service.

Here's a break down of what sold this past month and the actual sales are listed below.

Condo sales took off, but mostly in Government Camp with four units selling, one Shadow Hawk unit closed in Welches.

Two Timberline Rim homes closed!

Two Mt Hood National Forest cabins were sold. Current inventory is large for cabins right now.

Two golf course homes were purchased with one at the Resort at the Mountain and the other on Fairway Avenue with an acre of land and killer view.

Five waterfront properties closed this month.

July 2013 real estate sales for Mt. Hood

July 2013 Sales for Government Camp, Welches, Rhododendron


July Mountain Sales Take Off

by Liz Warren

No misprint below. Yes, there were sixteen sales that closed in July! It's been a busy summer. There's lots of inventory to choose from. Our incredible summer weather has visitors and tourists flocking to the mountain. Take advantage of still low interest rates and buy your mountain getaway today.

        July 2013 Mt. Hood Real Estate Sales

CPFB-Consumer Protectoin Financial Bureau Lacks Transparency

by Liz Warren

The CPFB was created after the Wall Street implosion to help protect consumers from financial transactions including mortgages. In the process, strict mortgage qualifications were developed so loans that would be packaged were solid (no liar loans) and these loans were called Qualified Mortgages. If a qualified mortgage failed it would give the right to the consumer to sue the lender in the event of foreclosure.  These rules for qualified mortgages were written by the CPFB.

After the Qualified Mortgage package was passed in January 2013, the director of CPFB, Raj Date, left to "spend more time with his family" and several months later created an investment advisory company called Fenway Summer LLC to make loans to people who did not qualify for the "qualified mortgage". He also hired many former CPFB employees setting his company up to make billions in future loans.

The CPFB didn't raise any alarms at what happened in their own backyard. Read the letter from the Committee of Oversight on Government Reform and the Committee on Financial Services sent out July 31st. to the current chair of the department.

Look for further news on this story in the next several months.

Coming August 17th and 18th will be the Barlow Road Ride: a bike ride over the century old historic Barlow Trail. This two day event will cover 100 miles of the Barlow Trail starting in Oregon City and ending in Government Camp! This is the perfect training ride for Cycle Oregon Riders. At the end of the line there will be a festival in Government Camp from 3:00 to 8:00 with music, beer garden, spaghetti feed and more! Checkout many more details and registration information for the Barlow Trail Road Ride.

Barlow Road Ride



Here's a clip from the 2012 Barlow Road Ride with highlights from the website.

Mt. Hood Steiner Log Home Tour 2013-August 10th

by Liz Warren

Mt. Hood log home lovers and historians look forward to this event every year. It's the Steiner Log Home tour coming this Saturday August 10th. Enjoy your self guided tour of hand crafted log cabins built between 1920's to 1940's. You can purchase your Steiner Log Home Tour Tickets Online. (Scroll down to the bottom to purchase the ticket).

Steiner Log Home Tour 2013


If you're in the market to purchase a log home in the Mt. Hood area, here is a complete selection that is available today.

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