Vancouver, WA Real Estate News

By Vancouver Real Estate Expert
(Team Quintana - MJ McAdams)
Hi Everyone,  Vancouver Washington Home Values are getting easier to get and becoming more useful than ever before. With the Vancouver Real Estate market shifting with the national markets making a decision of whether to buy or sell or refinance means you need up to date information on what is going on in your neighborhood and with your home.   We are now offering Free Vancouver Washington Home Value Reports to Vancouver Wa home owners so they can keep up to date on what their home is worth in todays Vancouver Wa market. Whether you are thinking of selling or just curious about what your home is worth, you should have a local expert come out and tell you what your home is doing in this market and what is happening in your neighborhood. The best thing is it's free. In a quick walkthrough...
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Finding a good source of affordable moving boxes can be tough.  Why add frustration to an already difficult time?  We just found a website for moving boxes and discounted moving supplies.  It's called www.boxesovernight.com.  The website has a moving box calculator to help you determine how many boxes you will need based on the number of rooms being moved.  In addition to boxes, the recommended package will include packing tape, bubble wrap and permanent markers.  The per box price including these additional packing materials and free shipping looks to be less than $3 per box. For those of you in the Vancouver WA / Clark County area, we can also recommend 'Bob'.  Bob offers previously used (but clean!) moving boxes for $1.00 each or less (ex; 50 for $40).  Call Bob at (360) 607-1354. Lo...
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By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Vancouver WA Real Estate For Sale | West Area Market Report for May 2008 This month has 65 more Vancouver WA homes for sale in the active category, and the average days on the market has decreased five days to 99 days. For the listings that are agreeing to offers the average time on the market is now 92 days -- no change from the prior month. It is our observation and opinion that all price ranges in these areas are still in a Buyer's Market. There are more homes being sold, at the same time more homes have come on the market. Good Hunting! For 2008 year-to-date the Vancouver Washington MLS data is showing the Average home Selling Price for these Vancouver areas ranging from: $167,200 to $430,000; and the Median Selling Price ranging from: $165,000 to $250,000. The Clark County - wide A...
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A recent article in The Columbian caught the attention of our friend, Cindy.  The article told the story of a parrot that flew from his cage in Nagareyama, near Tokyo, and was lost.  The parrot was rescued by police and, after spending a night at the station, was transferred to a local veterinarian.  Though tight-beaked with the police, the parrot ultimately opened up at the vet's office, saying "I'm Mr. Yosuke Nakamura" and gave his full home address.  After entertaining the staff with a few songs, Mr. Yosuke Nakamura was happily reunited with his family. Other pets may not be quite so articulate.  That's why many areas require pet licensing.  Benefits of licensing include: pets are more likely to be united quickly with their owner pets will receive a longer care period at the shelter ...
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By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Vancouver WA Real Estate For Sale | Salmon Creek, Felida and Hazel Dell Market Report for May 2008 This month has 35 more Homes For Sale in Vancouver WA in the active category, and the average days on the market has moved up to 117 days for the active listings. For the listings that are agreeing to offers the average time on the market is now about 68 days -- 21 days fewer than last month. This month we have 62 homes Pending -- 9 more than last month. All prices ranges in these MLS areas appear to be a "Buyer's Market." For March year-to-date the Vancouver MLS real estate data is showing the Average home Selling Price for the Felida, Salmon Creek & Salmon Creek areas ranging from: $260,000 to $425,600; and the Median Selling Price ranging from: $260,000 to $392,500. The Clark County - w...
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By Vancouver Real Estate Expert
(Team Quintana - MJ McAdams)
Hello Everyone,   Buying a home is much more than just finding the right home. There are many people who are involved in the transaction once you find the the home. The lender - includes the loan officer, wholesale lender, underwriter, and admin staff The Realtor - includes them and their team, transaction coordinator, broker, and office admin The other Realtor - includes, them and their team, transaction coordinator, broker, and office admin Home Inspector Closer -includes your closer, their team and office admin Title Company - includes them and their team and admin Insurance Company - includes the insurance agent and their team and admin By the time you find the home you have to coordinate between a large group of people who can ruin or make great your purchase. So how do you pick al...
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By Lorie Carroll, REO, Short Sale Expert
(RE/MAX equity group)
When? Saturday, June 14,20089:00am - 1:00pmThe Arc Family Center6511 East 18th St.Vancouver, WA What? The Arc in Motion is a community event designed for all ages and abilities, we welcome casual and competitive athletes to participate in our 1st annual event to promote an inclusive community. Join us on the beautiful Burnt Bridge Creek Trail, located directly behind the Arc Family Center, for your choice of a 5K walk or 10K run, followed by carnival games, food, fun and entertainment in Alexi's Garden, the Arc Family Center Playground. REGISTER TODAY: Individuals and Families: go to the registration page, print the registration form (remember to print one for each participant, including the kids) and mail with payment and signed waiver to: Arc in Motion, 9415 NE Fourth Plain Rd, Vanco...
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By Vancouver Real Estate Expert
(Team Quintana - MJ McAdams)
Hello Everyone,  I just wanted to introduce myself and tell you about a new Vancouver Washington Real Estate Website we just launched called www.HomesForSaleVancouverWa.com . We are excited to launch it and ask you to stop by and tell us what you think about it. It's still new and any feedback would be appreciated. Remember to call us for any Vancouver Wa Real Estate Needs. We can help you Buy Vancouver Homes, See Virtual Tours of Homes in Vancouver Wa, Connect with a Local Lender and get pre approved with a Vancouver Washington Home Loan, and Get you Free Vancouver Wa Home Values. Feel free to email us or call us and we can share our Top Vancouver Real Estate Resources with you. Vancouver Real EstatePremium Real Estate ServicesTeam Quintana - MJ McAdamsVancouver, WaWork: 800-756-5251 e...
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MOVING YOU FORWARD Breast Cancer 5k Walk & Natural Health Expo Saturday May 31, 2008  9:00am-3:00pm Esther Short Park in Downtown Vancouver   Explore natural medicine for personal health, kids health and breast cancer care including nutrition, exercise and natural therapies! The 5k Breast Cancer Fundraising Walk is a noncompetitive fun walk with a rolling start allowing walkers to begin walking as early as 9am or as late as 1pm, finishing at their leisure.  The Kids Walk begins at 10:30.  There will be an early morning yoga/stretching warm up at 8:15am as well!. 5k pre-registration fees, received by May 16:  $15 for adults, $10 for kids 6-12 and 5 & under are free. After May 16 add  $5 to the registration fee.  You can register online at www.clarajean.org/, by mail, at the event, or dro...
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By Becky DeHaan
(Keller Williams)
If you are not buying in a buyer's market.... when will you buy? There is no such thing as a bad real estate market. There are times when the market is good for sellers and there are times when the market is good for buyers.  Currently, in many areas across the country the market favors the buyer!  Vancouver, WA while not as pressured as the rest of the nation, is no exception.  Currently, there is a good selection of homes available, sellers are motivated, prices are lower AND interest rates are at historic lows!  But, how long will the buyers hold the upper hand? Have we hit  the bottom??? Timing the market is impossible. Really! We won't know we hit bottom until after it has passed. The only indication we will get that prices have hit the bottom is when the reports show that prices h...
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We have been shopping at Home Depot for years and spent thousands of dollars with them as we renovated a church into our home.  It wasn't until today, though, that we learned of their online workshops and were reminded of the quantity and variety of In-Store Clinics and Workshops. Home Depot's educational series include Online Workshops, In-store Clinics, Do-It-Herself Clinics and Kids Workshops.  The current Online Workshop is about "Installing Crown Moulding".   It's a 30 minute tutorial to help you learn all about installing crown moulding, from selecting the right style to measuring and cutting angles. There are also In-store Clinics.  We don't know if they vary across the country, May In-Store Clinics in the Vancouver/Portland area include: Container Gardening and Hanging Basket Ar...
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YOU'RE INVITED TO DOZER DAY 2008! What is DOZER DAY? Dozer Day is a kid-friendly fair-like event where the rides are dozers, dump trucks and other heavy equipment. The event is organized by the Nutter Foundation and benefits the Parks Foundation. With a professional, licensed driver at their side, kids have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to drive a big yellow bulldozer, backhoe, loader or other piece of heavy equipment. It's a dream come true for kids--and great fun for the whole family! What can the whole family do at Dozer Day? Dozer Day is a fun event for the entire family. For grown-ups, a diamond dig and a tool dig are popular as is a picnic in the park and KUPL live on site. For kids of all ages, riding all kinds of equipment, panning for treasures, tire and pipe crawls and coll...
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By Gabriel Pratoussy
(RE/MAX equity group, inc.)
 According to the Clark Public Utilities monthly news letter:One way to lighten the load of electric and water bills is to reduce your consumption by investing in energy efficient products and services.Beginning this month, many of us will receive a tax rebate check as part of the economic stimulus package that passed Congress earlier this year. As you think about ways to use this money, consider investing some or all of it in energy efficient products and services to save energy and lower your monthly energy bills.Things to consider include compact fluorescent light bulbs, sealing air leaks in your home, adding insulation, or installing a programmable thermostat. If your in the market for a refrigerator or clothes washing machine or want to install a solar water heater, check out reba...
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By Candace Grunlose
(Persimmon Realty)
I have lived in Clark County all my Life. If you are new to the area I would love to show you around and help you find the perfect neighborhood for you and your family, and a place to call your home. I enjoy working with my clients and I love to show homes. I try to put my clients at ease by letting them know I am there for them. I will do my best to show you homes you want to see not just what I want to show. This is the best time to buy. Let me show you around! If you have a home to sell you can be assured I will do every thing in my power to help you do just that. By advertising and I can help you stage your home whether you are living in it or not.  
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  Please join the Clark County Historical Museum for An Old-Time Barn Dance, BBQ & Auction Saturday, May 31, 2008 5:00 - 10:30p   This event will be held at the Colf Family Horse Barn in Woodland and will include live and silent auctions, live band, dance lessons and spirits.  Schedule of Events 5:00p               Barn Doors Open   Live Band and Dance Lessons Silent Auction Begins Breeding Chute Bar Opens  6:00p               BBQ Dinner Begins 6:45p               Silent Auction Closes 7:00p               Live Auction Begins - Tevis Laspa, Auctioneer 8:30p               Live Music & Dancing, Featuring Lincoln's Beard   Tickets: $75 ($65 for CCHS Members) Tickets are limited. RSVP by May 16, 2006 by calling (360) 993-5679   Proceeds benefit the Clark County Historical Society/Museum.  Gu...
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By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Vancouver WA Real Estate | Cascade Park; Fishers Landing Market Report for April 2008 This month has many more Vancouver WA Homes For Sale in the active category, and the average days on the market remained at 108 days. For the listings that are agreeing to offers the average time on the market is about 81 days, which is 4 days fewer than last month. The number of Pending sales has gone from 151 to 196! It is our observation that homes priced below $300,000 are experiencing Seller's Market type of activity in this part of Vancouver; while higher priced homes are still in a Buyer's Market. In other words, homes priced near or below the median in this area are HOT right now! For April year-to-date the MLS data is showing the Average home Selling Price for these Vancouver areas ranging fro...
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By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Vancouver WA Real Estate For Sale | West Area Market Report for April 2008 This month has 7 more Vancouver WA homes for sale in the active category, and the average days on the market has increased one day to 104 days. For the listings that are agreeing to offers the average time on the market is now 92 days -- an decrease of 2 days from the prior month. It is our observation and opinion that all price ranges in these areas are still in a Buyer's Market. Good Hunting! For 2008 year-to-date the RMLS data is showing the Average home Selling Price for these Vancouver areas ranging from: $167,200 to $430,000; and the Median Selling Price ranging from: $165,000 to $250,000. The Clark County - wide Average Home Selling Price is: $294,600; while the Median Selling Price is: $247,400. This repo...
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Here are some of the events coming up this week in the Vancouver WA / Clark County area:May 5 - 11:Hulda Klager Lilac Days 2008 (Daily, 10:00a - 4:00p)Gift Shop open, Hulda Klager Historical House Open, beautiful garden full of lilacs and other plants for your enjoyment. You can even buy lilacs to plant in your own garden or give to your gardening friends. Remember ... Mother's Day is May 11! $2 fee payable at the gate.Location: Victorian Farmhouse Gift Shop & Garden, 115 S Pekin Rd, Woodland WA May 8:Pink Power Strikes Again (5:00p - 10:00p)1,000 women are expected to attend this event which will again include fabulous shopping from great local vendors, yummy food and drink, including pink cocktails as well as music and dancing.  NEW this year will be the added fun of bowling (for thos...
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  We recently had out-of-town clients who stayed at a great little Bed and Breakfast called the Briar Rose Inn Bed and Breakfast. We had visited the home a couple years ago when it was still being renovated. It was wonderful to step back into the home recently and experience what a warm, comfortable and inviting place it has become. The Briar Rose Inn is a 1908 Craftsman style home listed on the Local Historic Register and located in the heart of historic downtown Vancouver, Washington. It is conveniently located just 15 minutes from the Portland International Airport, 10 blocks from the Vancouver Amtrak station, and just a short distance to Hilton Convention Center, Esther Short Park, Vancouver Farmers Market, Clark County Court House, Officer's Row and many shops & restaurants! You w...
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By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Vancouver WA Real Estate For Sale | Salmon Creek, Felida and Hazel Dell Market Report for April 2008 This month has 66 more Homes For Sale in Vancouver WA in the active category, and the average days on the market has remained the same for the active listings. For the listings that are agreeing to offers the average time on the market is now about 89 days -- 10 days fewer than last month. This month we have 53 homes Pending -- 23 fewer than last month. All prices ranges in these areas appear to be a "Buyer's Market." For March year-to-date the Vancouver MLS data is showing the Average home Selling Price for the Felida, Salmon Creek & Salmon Creek areas ranging from: $260,000 to $425,600; and the Median Selling Price ranging from: $260,000 to $392,500. The Clark County - wide Average Hom...
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