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Mt. Hood's Hood to Coast Relay Begins Friday!

by Liz Warren

The biggest relay race in the country begins tomorrow, Friday the 26th. This marks the 35th year of the Hood to Coast Relay run which starts at Timberline Lodge and ends at Seaside at the coast. Locals get ready for the stunning invasion of 1050 teams of runners with 8 person teams plus volunteers and support groups. As locals prepare there are a few places we don't want to be on Friday and that is on Hiway 26 between Government Camp and Sandy during the afternoon. It's a welcome economic boost to our area and we turn our Village over to the runners for Friday.

Spectators can enjoy the whimsical runners outfits and transportation vehicles in all their glory. Vans will be heading to the mountain today and restaurants will be packed this evening for pre-race celebrations. 

Good luck to all runners!

Good news for higher priced homes in the Mt. Hood area for July. Three homes sold for over $500,000 and two in the $400,000 range. Dwindling inventory and affordable mid price range homes are few and far between in this market with multiple offers coming in on many properties.

As home equities rise in Portland we are seeing many new buyers purchasing that second home. We are also seeing many new full time residents moving to the mountain to escape the urban density of Portland. Here are the July sales for Mt. Hood. 

July 2016 real estate sales on Mt. Hood

Four Bedroom Home on Nearly Quarter Acre In Welches

by Liz Warren

Spread out in this four bedroom home with private neighborhood location bordered by greenway on two sides! Lots of extras that will make this a bonus purchase. Great room is vaulted and open with brand new carpet and paint. Bonus sun room that can be used as a dining room or rec room with tons of windows. There's a single car garage attached to the house and behind the house is a two car garage or shop. A bonus studio or play room is also in this sunny back yard. Plenty of room for a hot tub and a garden too. Just a short walk to schools, shopping and restaurants from this location. All on sewer and water. Borders a 5 acre common area with NO HOA fees! A great buy at $299,950!

            Four Bedroom Welches Home on Nearly Quarter of an Acre

Four Bedroom Home on Twinberry Loop in Welches Oregon       Twinberry Loop Four Bedroom Home in Welches, Oregon


More info on  68284 E. Twinberry Loop Welches, Oregon




July 2016 Sales Numbers for Mt. Hood From RMLS

by Liz Warren

July sales numbers are in to multiple listing and here is how the month stacked up against 2015 and year to date. Pending sales are up 28% over July 2015! With this past month's sales closing we see a total of 101 year to date. Shorter days on market with a 42 day average is a big improvement. Buyer demand has been high. Many buyers are searching for waterfront which is in major shortage for 2016. Sellers with waterfront are getting top dollar for their properties. The majority of waterfront buyers have moved from deeded properties to leased land where this is a small supply of cabins. 

Closing times for lender purchases are taking lots of extra time to complete. Sometimes up to 60 days due to the Northwest appraiser shortage. Buyers and sellers are frustrated with the time frames. More rural properties outside of the urban growth boundary are suffering the most with 6 to 8 week appraisal time lines. It's at a crisis point for the real estate industry. Patience is the word of the year in getting properties to close on time with current appraisal challenges. 

        Mt. Hood real estate sales for July 2016 from RMLS

Mt. Hood Ski Cabin

by Liz Warren

Affordable ski cabin only five minutes to slopes in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Get out of weekend traffic and enjoy this Zig Zag Waterfront cabin close to Government Camp! Family owned since the 1950's, its time to pass the torch to a new owner! Updated septic system, gated driveway, sturdy and well build forest cabin right on the Zig Zag River. Open floor plan with a big brick fireplace to warm up after skiing! Huge loft with tons of beds! Could be converted into two bedrooms. 

Located in the Mt. Hood National Forest on leased land, this pristine setting can't be beat! Just steps to the Zig Zag River too.  Asking $145,000

Mt. Hood National Forest Cabin on the Zig Zag River   Mt. Hood Ski Cabin near Government Camp

National Forest Cabin on Mt. Hood

Road 35 Lot 133 Government Camp

Million Dollar View Clear Hills Condo

by Liz Warren

This upper unit Condo is located at the Resort at the Mountain in Welches. Only one hour from Portland. This two bedroom two bath condo has a premium view of Salmon Valley. Vaulted ceilings and a view out nearly every window that will take your breath away. Wake up with a view of Hunchback Mountain out your master bedroom window. Have a glass of wine on your deck and watch the golfers on the course. Enjoy the floor to ceiling fireplace after a day on the slopes. Its steps to a 27 hole golf course. The Resort provides easy access to all Mt. Hood's recreational activities. It's a 20 minute drive to premium ski slopes, Sandy Ridge Mountain Biking Park is five minutes away, and the Mt. Hood National Forest for hiking is just down the street! This one will not last! $190,000

More details on this Clear Hills Condo

Mt. Hood Clear Hills Condo at the Resort at the Mountain          Clear Hills Condo on Mt. Hood


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