Vancouver, WA Real Estate News

By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Vancouver WA Real Estate For Sale | Felida, Hazel Dell & Salmon Creek  Market Report for October 2007 This month has 7 fewer homes for sale in Vancouver WA in the active category, and the average days on the market has decreased by eight (8) days. . For the listings that are agreeing to offers the average time on the market is now about 80 days -- twelve (12) days shorter than last month. For the first half of 2007 the MLS data is showing the Average home Selling Price for these Vancouver Washington areas ranging from: $240,300 to $365,300; and the Median Selling Price ranging from: $223,500 to $302,000. The Clark County-wide Average Home Selling Price is: $309,300; while the Median Selling Price is: $264,900. This report is a simple tabulation of Vancouver Washington homes in the real ...
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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 | Vancouver Washington Market Report for October 2007 This month has 38 fewer Vancouver WA Homes For Sale in the active category, and the average days on the market has crept up by nine days. For the listings that are agreeing to offers the average time on the market is about 76 days, which is seven (7) days more than last month. For the first half of 2007 the MLS data is showing the Average home Selling Price for these Vancouver Washington areas ranging from: $240,300 to $365,300; and the Median Selling Price ranging from: $223,500 to $302,000. The Clark County-wide Average Home Selling Price is: $309,300; while the Median Selling Price is: $264,900. This report is a simple tabulation of Vancouver Washington homes in the real estate data base, separate...
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By Amy Dawson, Vancouver, WA Realtor
What to wear to work?  This is a topic that is always coming up.  I just watched Oprah a few days ago, and an entire episode was devoted to this topic.  It disscussed dressing appropriately for your career, and the, "do's" and "don'ts."  What about the saying, "dress to impress?"  How accurate is that statement?  A study by Karl, Peluchette,  and Rust, states, "There appears to be a strong belief that such behavior has a positive impact on workplace outcomes and emotions.  By manipulating their attire, individuals believed that they could influence other's views, achieve greater power and influence, and obtain work-related outcomes, such as advancement or compensation increases.  Respondents also indicated that, when using their clothing to impress others, they experienced positive work...
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By Dale Chumbley
(Real Living - The Real Estate Group)
Alright, I don't normally have to head into Portland, OR first thing in the morning but last Thursday I found myself doing just that. Let me say... we need a new bridge! What under normal circumstances would be a 15 minute drive from my house was almost a hour and twenty minutes. I'd say this exceeds an acceptable level of service. For those of you who make this drive daily, my hats are off to you. You deserve a medal. I called a friend of mine to let him know I'd called the Vatican and nominated him for sainthood as he makes this drive everyday of every week. I don't know how he does it. I know that the problem is being addressed, and I'll be curious to see what is decided. You can follow along with some of the potential options here. It will not be inexpensive and it will not be easy,...
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By Dale Chumbley
(Real Living - The Real Estate Group)
Fall is in the air and the streets are covered with gold in Fisher's Landing right now. Today I was driving through Fisher's Landing showing houses and found the area to be most beautiful.The fall colors are in full swing and the leaves are falling fast. The windstorm and rain these past few days certainly helped this process out. It is amazing how quickly things change around here. While we are in Fisher's Landing let's talk about the Year-To-Date numbers for this great neighborhood. As of the end of September the Average Sale Price is $314,300 and the Median Sale Price is $300,000. The average days on the market is running around 50 days. We are still seeing Fisher's Landing appreciate at a rate of 5.2%. This chart shows the Year-To-Date single family residential activity. A total of ...
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By Dale Chumbley
(Real Living - The Real Estate Group)
That's what this thing is. You probably have wondered as I have what they are building across Hwy 14 as you pass by Fort Vancouver. This is a natural path 40' wide crossing which will reconnect the Fort to our waterfront.Back in the day you used to be able to walk from one to the other and as growth has happened this link was broken. Now this link is being rebuilt. This will hopefully provide a renewed appreciation of our long history with our very own Fort Vancouver and the Hudson's Bay Trading Company. Our waterfront has become a great place to enjoy wonderful food, incredible views and even a little excercise. Now that trail becomes just a little bit longer.Through the efforts of Confluence Project members, the National Park Service, the City of Vancouver and the Washington State De...
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By Amy Dawson, Vancouver, WA Realtor
I have had some great feedback when properties are staged.  By staged, I mean the place looks like a model home. I think it makes a huge difference when you are showing a home.  When a place is staged, I've noticed feedback is usually very positive.  People get ideas for decorating it, as if it were their own place.  It also can show them how to use unusual spaces, that may be questioned if it weren't for the staging.  Every little thing can make a huge difference, from having the pantry organized to having a plant on a shelf.  Just thought I would share some little advice, that makes a huge difference.
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By Amy Dawson, Vancouver, WA Realtor
Hello,I just wanted to share with you about my trip to New York. I went to NYC for the first time a little while back.  I had such a great experience.  I love to travel, so any new place is a fun place!  I have to say it was better than I expected.  I didn't get to see as much as I would have liked, so I think I need to plan another trip back.  I mainly spent my time in Times Square and the shopping areas around that.  It was a little overwhelming how much stuff there was to see, but I enjoyed every minute of it! Next time I would love to see some shows on broadway and ground zero.  Any ideas for some shows? Here's a picture of me downtown by Nasdaq, enjoy! 
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By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Vancouver WA Real Estate | Vancouver WA Homes | Market Report for September 2007 Vancouver East MLS Areas This month has about 52 fewer Vancouver WA Homes For Sale in the active category, and the average days on the market has crept up by thirteen days. For the listings that are agreeing to offers the average time on the market is about 67 days, which is only two days more than last month. This report is a simple tabulation of Vancouver, Washington's eastern area homes in the real estate data base, separated into price ranges, and: Active, Pending and Sold categories, for the Historical month of September, 2007. For the first half of 2007 the Vancouver MLS data is showing the Average home Selling Price for these Vancouver areas ranging from: $240,300 to $365,300; and the Median Selling ...
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By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Vancouver WA Real Estate | Vancouver WA Homes | Market Report for September 2007 Vancouver West MLS Areas This month has 10 fewer Vancouver WA Homes For Sale in the active category, and the average days on the market has increased by four days. For the listings that are agreeing to offers the average time on the market is now up to 72 days -- an increase of 11 days. For the first half of 2007 the Vancouver MLS data is showing the Average home Selling Price for real estate in these Vancouver areas ranging from: $182,700 to $396,000; and the Median Selling Price ranging from: $172,500 to $283,000. The Clark County - wide Average Home Selling Price is: $309,300; while the Median Selling Price is: $264,900. This report is a simple tabulation of Vancouver's western area homes in the real est...
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By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Vancouver WA Real Estate | Vancouver WA Homes | Market Report for September 2007 Felida, Salmon Creek and Hazel Dell MLS Areas This month has 30 fewer Vancouver WA Homes For Sale in the active category, and the average days on the market has crept up by four days. . For Vancouver home listings that are agreeing to offers the average time on the market is now about 92 days -- 8 days longer than last month, and 27 days longer than two months ago. For the first half of 2007 the Vancouver MLS data is showing the Average home Selling Price for these areas ranging from: $293,300 to $339,300; and the Median Selling Price ranging from: $271,000 to $312,900. The Clark County wide Average Home Selling Price is: $309,300; while the Median Selling Price is: $264,900. This report is a simple tabulat...
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By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Vancouver / Camas Washington Real Estate "Blue Moon" Season to Move Up an Opinion by ClarkCountyExpert.com Vancouver, Camas and Felida Washington real estate news, as in other parts of the country finds the local media reporting fear and angst in the real estate industry. However, in our opinion this is a once in a "Blue Moon" season to make one of the best real estate moves... According to Wikipedia, from the Maine Farmers Almanac a Blue Moon is an infrequent but periodic event where instead of the typical 3 Full Moons in a Calendar quarter, there are 4 Full Moons. The third full moon in a four-full-moon quarter is tagged as the "Blue Moon." In 2007 there was a Blue Moon on May 31st. For real estate in Vancouver / Camas, Washington, we think the Blue Moon is right now. Here's why: In ...
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By Dale Chumbley
(Real Living - The Real Estate Group)
I wanted to invite you to our church this Sunday at 10:30 AM; we will be having a very special guest speaker. Ron Heagy has spoken to over 3,000,000 people and just recently spoke to several large Disney conventions and this weekend is speaking at a NIKE event. He loves sharing his story with churches of all sizes and he is excited to be at our church this weekend. Ron is quadriplegic and his story is amazing. I've been told that his sharing will take you on an incredible ride from tears to laughter. Many people who have heard Ron speak have said that he is the best speaker they have ever heard.  My mom actually has had this privilege and she would agree with that.Ron is so inspiring that I want to encourage you to invite anyone that is going through some tough times, who may need a lau...
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By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
A Bright Spot in the Media for Washington Real Estate regarding the Mortgage Market, Foreclosures, and comments on the Sub-Prime Lending Market As in other parts of the country, the local media has reported many stories on the "crisis" in the real estate industry and the "melt-down" of the sub-prime mortgage market. Indeed, there have been impacts to many mortgage firms, and real estate agents working with borrowers requiring a sub-prime loan; including impacts to some of our clients. However, as some of the "media fog" is starting to clear, we are getting a better picture of what is happening in the the Washington State scene, and to the sub-prime market nation-wide. From the Seattle Times September 15th article, some important perspectives must be recognized when trying to understand...
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By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Vancouver WA Real Estate | Vancouver WA Homes | Market Report for August 2007 West MLS Areas This month shows 114 more Vancouver WA Homes For Sale in the active category, and the average days on the real estate market has increased by one day. For the Vancouver homes listings that are agreeing to offers the average time on the market is still about 61 days. For the first half of 2007 the Vancouver MLS data is showing the Average home Selling Price for these Vancouver areas ranging from: $182,700 to $396,000; and the Median Selling Price ranging from: $172,500 to $283,000. The County-wide Average Home Selling Price is: $309,300; while the Median Selling Price is: $264,900. PS - Nobody sells more homes than RE/MAX. Look to the Alexander ~ Slocum Team for your real estate needs in Vancouve...
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By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Rural Heritage Fair -- September 8, 2007 @ FELIDA RED BARN 1915 NW 119th Street, Vancouver, Washington The Felida Red Barn is hosting this year's Rural Heritage Fair at their location in Felida. They are planning activities for All Ages; including: Farm Animals to see; Butter Churning; Rope Making and More... Demonstrations Will be Held Throughout the Day. Food (to eat on site) will be available for purchase from 12-5. Location for the event: 1915 NW 119th Street, Felida (Vancouver), WA 98685 Map it with Google Maps! Date & Time: September 8, 2007 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm NOTES: The Felida Red Barn is a local farm store selling locally grown produce and locally made crafts. This month they are selling excellent Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, Peaches, Blueberries, Greens, Carrots, Pears, Blackbe...
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By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Vancouver WA Real Estate | Vancouver WA Homes | Market Report for August 2007 East MLS Areas This month there were 24 fewer Vancouver WA homes for sale in the active category for the Vancouver MLS east areas, and the average days on the market has crept up by eleven days. For the listings that are agreeing to offers the average time on the market is about 65 days, the same as last month. For the first half of 2007 the Vancouver MLS data is showing the Average home Selling Price for these areas ranging from: $240,300 to $365,300; and the Median Selling Price ranging from: $223,500 to $302,000. The Clark County wide Average Home Selling Price is: $309,300; while the Median Selling Price is: $264,900. PS - Nobody sells more homes than RE/MAX. Look to the Alexander ~ Slocum Team for your re...
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By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Vancouver WA Homes For Sale| Vancouver WA Real Estate| Market Conditions Report for August 2007 - Felida, Salmon Creek, Hazel Dell This month there are 10 more Vancouver WA homes for sale in the active category, and the average days on the market has crept up by eight days. . For Vancouver listings that are agreeing to offers the average time on the market is now about 84 days -- 19 days longer than last month. For the first half of 2007 the Vancouver MLS data is showing the Average home Selling Price for these areas ranging from: $293,300 to $339,300; and the Median Selling Price ranging from: $271,000 to $312,900. The Clark County wide Average Home Selling Price is: $309,300; while the Median Selling Price is: $264,900. PS - Nobody sells more homes than RE/MAX. Look to the Alexander ~...
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By Isabel Da Costa
(John L. Scott Real Estate)
Everyone that knows me well, knows that I love my food!  These are the places that I would like to share with you.  In Vancouver I love the Jerusalem Cafe (Mediterranean Cuisine), The Hawaiian Cafe (on Mill Plain), Arawan (Thai Food, Mill Plain), Cactus Ya-Ya (South-Western).  Camas, Around- the- Table (Downtown), Salut (Downtown), Roots (192-nd).  If you enjoy eating as much as I, go out and enjoy!!! 
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By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
This week's Sunday Drive from our home in Vancouver Washington took us up the famous Columbia River gorge. We had been leaning strongly for another drive to the Coast however, with rain showers upon us, we felt we'd have drier and sunnier weather by heading East -- boy we were right!!! This day we decided to take most of the Drive on the Oregon side of the River on Interstate 84. Our first stop for shopping and lunch was in Hood River, Oregon. The Old Downtown has many fun shops (Antiques, Jewelry, Art, Windsurfing, Fly-Fishing, White-Water sports, Cycling, Up-scale Clothing, etc.) and many nice restaurants and cafes. With the summer weather, and almost ever-present wind at this location, the Hood River / Bingen - White Salmon, WA area has become a Mecca for Windsurfers and Kite-Boarder...
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