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 My husband is an avid reader and fan of "The Onion," an online news and information source. Therefore, when he saw this real estate ad, he just had to forward it to me.  It's doubtful I'll ever steal the copy for any of my listings, but it did make me laugh. Hope you get a chuckle out of it too....
Design Changes - YouTube Channels All of our YouTube channels will be updated to a new design on March 7th, 2012. You can change it to the new design now, or if it was changed for you, you can revert back to the old design, I assume, until the permanent change goes into effect.   Personally, I li...
I got an offer on a Clark County short sale listing this week, it was too low. The seller's listened to my advice and rejected it. Not long after sending the rejection notice, the buyer's agent called me to argue about the decision. "Just submit it," he encouraged, "my buyer's willing to pay more...
If you have a sidewalk in front of your Clark County home, you essentially own it, and therefore, are responsible for keeping it clear of debris.  Keep in mind though, local government dictates exactly how and when to execute your responsibility. A recent snowfall in Clark County Washington, prom...
  The art of being green isn’t a fad or trendy. It's mostly common sense, and a time honored perspective that recognizes our link to all living things. 

Rather than celebrating our power over nature, a green attitude understands the joy and benefit of living in harmony with nature. Living in har...
Happy Chinese New Year - The Year of the Dragon Celebrations in Portland, Oregon Today marks the lunar New Year for Asian Americans, also known as Spring Festival. It is always celebrated on the first month of the lunar year. As a result, Chinese New Year may fall in the second half of January or...
It may be winter, but detached homes in Washougal, Washington are still moving, albeit at a somewhat slower pace in comparison to other areas in Clark County. However, in the last 30 days, 15 detached homes have sold between a price point of $109,000 to $850,000. The average sold price is $261,65...
It may be winter time, but homes in Camas, Washington are still selling. In the last 30 days, 24 detached homes have sold at the average price of  $293,650. The highest price point was $635,000 and the lowest price point was $99,500. The average time for a detached home to sell in Camas, Washingt...
I know my neighbors really well. In fact, very, very well. They are my parents. We've lived next door to one another for five years. Fortunately, they are for the most part, still quite independent and capable. None the less, it's good to be close - just in case.   Naturally, in these five years,...
Sorry, I'm a day late for this week's YouTube Thursdays. Shh, maybe no one will notice. :) Richard Yates is the man who encouraged me to get into video production and marketing. And recently, he provided us with another great example of how to maximize our viewing opportunities. After all, if you...

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Debb Janes and Bernie Stea have been a real estate team for over a decade in Clark County, WA, where they specialize in ViewHomes™, family estates, multi-generational living, and homes with large lots or acreage.