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Monday Morning Coffee

by Liz Warren
Monday Morning Coffee


"People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it!"
~ Anonymous


Some of the best minds suggest that when you have a dream, you should keep it to yourself. You should set about quietly achieving your dream, but without sharing it with others. Their reasoning is that when you share your lofty goal, you open yourself up to the ridicule and criticism of those who say, "It cannot be done." This is distracting, and can negate your efforts.

Avoid the crowd who says, "It cannot be done." Instead, spend time alone giving your dream a form. Imagine what it will feel like when your dream has been achieved. Picture it happening. Decide what actions you must take to set your dream in motion. Finally, "just do it!"

You'll find that you don't need the adulation of others when your dream becomes reality. Just knowing that you caused it will be enough. True - others will wonder how you accomplish so much in life, while they seem to struggle for the slightest movement forward. So be it.

As the Disney theme song says, "When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are. Everything your heart desires will come to you!"

Ten Reasons To Buy A Home Now

by Liz Warren

The recent media bash for homeownership by Time Magazine was disappointing to read. The housing bubble and crash was not created by "homeownership" it was created by EASY CREDIT and LENDING PRACTICES.

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal by Brent Arends explains why this is the perfect time to purchase a home. Here is a summary:

 10 reasons to buy a home on Mt. Hood

Morning Coffee

by Liz Warren
Monday Morning Coffee


"If ever I go looking for my heart's desire, I won't look any further than my own backyard!"
- Dorothy (from the The Wizard of Oz)


Have you ever made big plans to strike out in a new direction? Maybe you've dreamed of a better education, a new career, or the magic of some far away wonderland where life seems to come alive. You checked out your idea, researched all the possibilities, made plans, told your friends and family, and took the risk.

Soon after beginning your quest, however, maybe you realized it wasn't for you. Guilt or embarrassment may have set in, and you weren't sure what to do. After all, you already told everyone about your grand plans, and now what would they think of you for making a 180¼ turn in midstream?

John Greenleaf Whittier, in his well-known poem "Maud Muller," wrote "For all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: It might have been!" His message? Take a risk! Strike out on your own if that be your desire. Give it a try! Don't be afraid! In other words, don't let fear rob you of the opportunity to learn what "might have been."

Better to take the chance and have no regrets, than to fear giving it a try. If you later find, to your chagrin, that the new direction is not right for you, try looking, as did Dorothy, in your own backyard. Very often, everything you needed to be totally fulfilled already existed at your beginning point.

Remember - "There's no place like home!"

Mt. Hood Sales for August 2010

by Liz Warren

Recent numbers are out from the Multiple Listing Service for our August Mt. Hood sales. The numbers are squeaking out at a total of five sales for August.

Here is the chart.

Mt. Hood Real estate Sales chart for August 2010

Reflected in this chart is that pending sales compared to a year ago for the month of August are down 50%. Less buyers in the market at this time and more competition for sellers for those buyers. The number of closed sales is inaccurate as the real number is five vs. four.

The summer hang over from the governments home buyer's tax credit will be over soon and a more realistic number will appear in the months ahead. Despite all the media doom and gloom over the numbers, nationally about 10,000 homes close each day in the US.

Mt. Hood Heritage Day in Government Camp

by Liz Warren

This Saturday celebrates the Mt. Hood Heritage Day in Government Camp. This is a local fund raising event for the Mt. Hood museum in Government Camp.

Details may be found here. 

Mt. Hood Steiner Log Cabin For Sale

by Liz Warren

Steiner Log Cabin   $279,000!

Mt. Hood Steiner Log Cabin for sale

New to the market and rarely available! This refurbished Steiner log cabin has just become available in Rhododendron in the Mt. Hood National Forest. It's turn key ready for new ownership and all the work has been done! $279,000.

Steiner built log homes on Mt. Hood in the 30's and his re-known craftsmanship in the Northwest is coveted. This cabin is one of the classics built in his time. Curved hand rails and half log steps are some of his better know signature characteristics.

The cabin boasts three bedrooms and a large sleeping loft with nearly 1500 sq. ft. of living space. A huge stone fireplace dominates the log beamed living room. Shiny fir floors and original paned windows in a forested setting are special. The Zig Zag River is right across the street and its roar can be heard from the covered porch.

The cabin sits on a tree lined dead end street and typically has good winter access for skiers who are only 15 minutes from the nearest slope. As far as a vacation home, this can't be beat since it's only one hour from Portland!

Turn key ready and all the hard work has been done from the roof, septic, updated kitchen and baths!  Take a tour here:


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Mt. Hood Real Estate August Sales 2010

by Liz Warren

Great News! All five of the Mt. Hood area real estate sales this past month were non foreclosed properties! Most months about half of the sales were distressed foreclosure sales.

Here are the sales:

Another forest service cabin sold and one Clear Hills Condo unit closing at $190,000.

Morning Coffee

by Liz Warren
Monday Morning Coffee



1. The illusion that personal gain is made up of crushing others
2. The tendency to worry about things that cannot be changed or corrected
3. Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it
4. Refusing to set aside trivial preferences
5. Neglecting development and refinement of the mind, and not acquiring the habit of reading and study
6. Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do

~ Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 B.C. - 43 B.C.)


Imagine that you lived 50 years before the birth of Christ. What if one of the educated sages suggested that if you traveled to the ends of the known world he could still carry on a conversation with you? What would you say to him? No doubt, "That's impossible!!!" would have been your answer. Yet, even then, radio sound waves existed. They were undiscovered, but they existed.

What if someone said it were possible to travel to the moon and back? Same answer - "Impossible!"

Would your answer to those questions be the same today? Think how often we fail to set goals for ourselves because we believe them to be "impossible". We won't even dare to try because of the artificial limitations we place upon ourselves. Just because we haven't seen or heard of something being accomplished before, we assume it to be impossible.

So . . . what would you like to accomplish? What steps would you need to take to bring your objective to fruition? The solution, the realization of, the path to your objective already exists - it just lies hidden at the present moment. Because it is not in sight, however, is no reason to assume it is not within your grasp.

Sometimes it is necessary to "let go" of the limitations that hold us back. In letting go of the need to control the outcome, we allow our desired objective to approach us without hindrance. If it sounds a little deep and complex, it's really not. For more on this fascinating concept, pick up a copy of Wayne Dyer's "Wisdom of the Ages."

Unbelieveable Value! Home and Shops on Acreage at Mt. Hood

by Liz Warren

$309,500   No Misprint!!!! This is really the price!

This immaculate property has everything you might want on acreage! The price has just been dropped to $309,500 because the sellers are ready to move. The home is very well built and shows pride of ownership throughout. A floor to ceiling fireplace in the living room with high vaulted ceilings is a fantastic place to relax.

Spread out on 3.6 acres of land complete with a seasonal creek and pond.

You will enjoy the two shops and tons of storage areas on the property. The views are fantastic and there is lots of sun!!!

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Morning Coffee

by Liz Warren

Monday Morning Coffee


"Begin to be now . . . what you will be hereafter." 
~ St. Jerome


Here's a short list of questions. Take time to answer them and today's message will be crystal clear. It needs no further explanation, so enjoy!

Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
Name the last five Heisman Trophy winners.
Name the last five winners of the Miss America pageant.
Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.

How did you do?

The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are not second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Here's another quiz. See how you do on this one:

List four teachers who aided your journey through school.
Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
Think of five people you enjoy spending time with. 
Name half a dozen heroes whose stories have inspired you.


The lesson?

The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care.

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