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Mt. Hood 1927 Classic Cabin for Sale

by Liz Warren

Step back in time and enjoy this secluded Mt. Hood cabin right on the Zig Zag River! Just offered at $185,000. A stone fireplace is the heart of the open living room and dining area. Wood floors and original paned windows take you back in time. An updated kitchen and bath with a claw foot tub bring modern conveniences to your mountain getaway. Skiers will love the seven minute drive to Government Camp slopes. No more heavy traffic jams to get to your hill. The Mt. Hood forest gives a pristine setting for exceptional hiking and mountain biking! This leased land cabin sits in a magical location between the Zig Zag river and a seasonal creek with an old fashioned foot bridge for crossing. 

Mt. Hood National Forest CabinMt. Hood National Forest Cabin

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Mt. Hood Real Estate Sales for August 2011-14 Sales

by Liz Warren

Mt. Hood Real Estate Sales for August 2011

Here's a great Mt. Hood vacation getaway for skiers that's VERY affordable. Located in the pristine Mt. Hood National Forest it sits in a prime location near Rhododendron and it's only an hour away from Portland. Listen to the Zig Zag River from your front deck and let your cares slip away in your Mt. Hood cabin.

This cozy A-Frame features a toe warming wood stove, a loft upstairs for sleeping and a bonus room down that could be another bedroom. The kitchen is open to the living room area. There's a back deck too for enjoying the surrounding firs and wildlife. Lots of wood and big beams make a warm setting in your living room area. Big windows face out to the forest.

Skiers will love the convenience of a short 20 minute drive to the slopes. With the Mt. Hood National Forest out your back door there are tons of hiking trails to take advantage of. It's a short walk to either the Zig Zag River or Still Creek

Asking $100,000

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Mt. Hood Real Estate Sales from Market Action-RMLS

by Liz Warren

Here is a recent chart of activity comparing last year to this year in our Mt. Hood real estate area from Government Camp, Welches, Brightwood, and Rhododendron. This is direct from RMLS reflecting activity in July 2011.

Mt. Hood Real Estate Sales for July 2011 from RMLS

Comparing 2010 to 2011 pending sales are down 45%. Our average sale price, year to date, is down 11.1%. This figure doesn't give much of an indicator though due to so little data. Closed sales by the end of July for the mountain hit 49. This is really surprising considering the incredible interest rates available. Now is the time to buy on the mountain with plenty of inventory and excellent rates for great affordability. 

Mt. Hood Sales Numbers for July 2011

by Liz Warren

Sales numbers are in for the Mt. Hood real estate sales for July 2011. A flurry of activity is occurring in August so sales numbers should be up into September and October as pending sales get to closing. The late summer weather may have compressed activity into a short time frame. Time will tell.

Eleven sales in Government Camp, Welches, Brightwood and Rhododendron for the month of July brought in the greatest numbers of this year.

The break down in numbers:

Six foreclosures or short sales

One forest service cabin

Five creek or riverfront sales

Mt. Hood real estate sales for July 2011

If you've kept up with the MHNFA's efforts with C2 on getting a resolution on CUFFA, it's been a long time project. With the budget debate in Congress it might be difficult to get their attention to deal with these issues. Here is the latest news. Does this sound like an alphabet soup you might not understand? 

Visit the Mount Hood National Forest Homeowner's Association web site to get caught up with what you can do and who you can write to help move forward in this political process.

Refurbished Mt. Hood 1930's Cabin

by Liz Warren

Located in the Mt. Hood National Forest cabin is a  gem of a cabin has been refurbished with brand new windows, updated plumbing,refinished original Douglas Fir hardwood floors and more. All the tough work has been done and this turn key  Mt. Hood cabin is ready for occupancy. There's a large stone fireplace in the main cabin living area, tons of windows to look out on the forest and high vaulted wood ceilings! A bedroom is on the main level and a loft up the stairs with two beds for company. The kitchen has brand new hickory cabinets and butcher block counter tops. Sit on your deck and listen to the Zig Zag River just steps from the cabin. It's just a short drive up to premium ski areas and there's tons of hiking and biking trails close by. This is the perfect Mt. Hood getaway to your recreational paradise! Only one hour from Portland on leased land in the Mt. Hood National Forest.

$160,000

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This custom built home is a gem in the woods. It's very close to the Mt. Hood National Forest, in fact, just down the street. Have the entire forest at your disposal with hiking trails along the Salmon River! The home was built by local builder Dave Eldredge of Welches. This charming three bedroom, two bath home has a large great room that is perfect for family or friends gathering. A huge covered deck faces a treed setting and seasonal creek. It's perfect for entertaining!

If you're a skier, the convenience of the slopes only 20 minutes away is a real bonus. A 27 hole golf course at the Resort at the Mountain is a just down the road too so you've got the recreational end covered. There's nothing like a day of skiing and putting your feet up in front of the wood stove to warm up the toes! Or, hop into the hot tub just steps away from the deck. 

Asking $210,000, this is a great buy!

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Classic Salmon River 1940's Cabin

by Liz Warren

Here is a little gem right on the banks of the Salmon River in a tucked away location close to the Mt. Hood National Forest. This 1940's original has a wonderful stone fireplace in the living room with high vaulted beamed ceilings and wood floors. This comfortable getaway has two bedrooms. I love the dining room with windows all around to look up and down the river.

It's location is off the beaten path up Welches Road and close to the Mt. Hood National Forest. A mile or so down the road is the Resort at the Mountain for a 27 hole golf course and lodging. A quick drive up the mountain and you're at the slopes in 20 minutes. The best part of all is it's only one hour from Portland!

A little bit of history too, this cabin is owned by the family of former Congressman for Oregon Bob Duncan. Catch this wonderful getaway before it's gone! $230,000.

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Steiner Log Home Tour

by Liz Warren

If you love classic log homes and cabins you will love the August 13th, 2011 Steiner Log Home tour through Rhododendron, ZigZag, and Brightwood. Henry Steiner and his sons built hand crafted log homes and cabins in the early 1900's. This event is sponsored by the Mt. Hood Museum. Details may be downloaded here.

There's one Steiner log cabin currently on the market in Rhododendron along the old Highway, currently called Road 9 in the Mt. Hood National Forest on leased land. Asking price is $279,950. Take a tour.

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Other partial or full log homes and cabins can be found in today's great selection of properties. Here they are and if you have any questions about these properties, give me a call!

Log Homes 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