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Rural Gardening - Now you see it, now you don't. A Disappearing Act This spring, I (Debb) transplanted a wild geranium to a sunnier spot in one of our backyard gardens. It has been growing nicely and we were looking forward to the blooms. We know deer will sometimes eat the blooms, and on occasio...
Mid-March Madness (Sadness) Losing our Golden Retriever, Mac, in mid March, about the same time our Governor starting shutting down the state, was a one-two punch. Things felt so surreal in our world.  However, our pals, Ron and Alexandra, reminded us that finding another pet to love is one of th...
YouTube Thursdays - Opportunities to Promote Your Brand  What happens to our marketing when a listing goes Pending within hours of being listed? It's happening a lot right now in our market. Properties in good condition, priced right, and with optimal marketing are selling quickly.  However, ther...
The Beauty of the Columbia River Gorge is Protected  In the pristine Columbia River Gorge, there are restrictions in place for building anything detracts from the natural beauty of the landscape. Including residential structures. In 1999, one family found themselves embattled in a property rights...
  Right across from the Little Washougal River, off Stauffer Road, sits this delightful property with outbuildings and fenced gardens.  Listen for the sounds of the river from the covered front porch.      Video and Aerial Tour coming soon. We already have appointments lining up  and it was "Jus...
YouTube Thursdays - Moment to Moment   Some of you may recall our Mac Moments videos. They are short vignettes, featuring Mac, with a reminder attached. Here's one, with the message - "Be Resourceful."  It was a hot summer day and Mac was looking for ways to cool down. Therefore, he spontaneously...
 We are both so thrilled for the sellers of this light and bright condo in Ridgefield, Washington. Mr. Seller's 100-year old mother now lives in a nursing facility in Seattle, where they also live. Therefore, since it's a trust sale, it took some time to get things ready. Due to restricted crowd ...
 This beautiful large condo went pending in hours. As usual, timing is everything. The parents are purchasing it, in part, due to its close proximity to their daugther's nearby workplace. She is the one who will be living there. Plus, since it's located in a gated community, they appreciate the e...
Life a Wee Bit out of Balance      Finnegan today - 10 weeks and 5 days Life at our multi-generational home has been out of whack for a couple of weeks. Due to a road trip to pick up our new pup, Finnegan, we stayed away from the rest of the family for two weeks. Mom spent her time with my sister...
YouTube Thursdays - Creating Some Excitement for Your Listings  Charlie Dresen of Steamboat Springs has done it again. It's always fun to see what he creates  This video is a great representation of how to build anticipation and excitement for a new listing. In about a minute, Charlie gives us a ...

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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.