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 Baby it's cold outside. We're waking up to a frosty 32 degrees this morning at our multigenerational home in Camas, Washington. It's hard to believe we are just a couple of days away from December. There's still left-over turkey in the refrigerator, but we needed a break and ate cauliflower crus...
YouTube Thursdays - The Whole World Smiles with You   Today, we feature more YouTube videos designed to foster good feelings during the holiday season.  This week, we hope these bring a smile to your face.   We both absolutely love this classic from the old television show, WKRP in Cincinnati. I ...
MultiGen Home Sales - NovemberMultigenerational households can be a great option for all ages. The 2018 Pew Research Center study shows that 1 in 5 or 20% of all U.S. households are multigen families.  Although many young adults are part of this population, seniors are becoming a larger percentag...
Memories of the Beltsville Turkeys This Thanksgiving season, I read, more folks are looking for small turkeys. The news brings back mixed memories. I (Bernie) was born in Washington, D.C. when my parents lived in a small apartment on K Street. (No, not upscale lobbyist K Street, rather the unassu...
  This 2020 holiday season, we can all do our part to share the love. For most of us, the upcoming celebrations are going to be a bit different this year, but we still have to the ability to make them wonderful.   YouTube Thursdays will be focusing on all the positives from now until the New Year...
        We are both grateful for 2020. Our multi-generational home has functioned at its highest purpose and we have kept mom healthy and in good spirits. She  especially enjoyed outdoor visits with family members during the warmer months. Plus, with five of us in the house, we are better able to...
Gratitude for Active Rain flows easily. Most years, we can credit one or two of our sales from Active Rain member referrals. This year has been no exception. Thank you Adrian Willanger - this year marked the second listing referral from Adrian, and we both appreciate his confidence in our abiliti...
YouTube Thursdays - The Season for Making Memories - At Home  We are both big fans of fall, and the upcoming holiday season. Homes really shine this time of the year. At night, windows glow cheerfully with warm yellow light. Emotions run high too, which is why this season is a good time to sell a...
 We love knowing sweet gum trees  grow well in the Pacific Northwest. Also known as Liquid Amber (liquidambar styraciflua), the trees are beautiful. The leaves resemble a maple leaf, but are more deeply lobed and star-shaped.  Due to a recent change, our own sugar gum tree has taken center stage ...
YouTube Thursdays - Open Your Eyes and Mind to Inspiration   This week, we especially enjoyed a post in the YouTube Thursdays group submitted by Steffy Hristova. Check it out, the colors are beautiful.  Steffy spotted this beautiful flower swaying in the breeze and noticed how local designers and...

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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.