Clark County, WA Real Estate News

By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Closed Unit-Sales Keep Sliding; With Sales Prices Shooting Up to another High this month for Camas WA Real Estate in August 2021 Once again we see prices 30%+ higher than last year, and $200k higher than about a year ago. We are also seeing a slowing in Pending Sales, and a slight easing in New Listings. Mortgage Interest rates however, remain below 3.0%. Here are the highlights for this month: The Short-Term Average Price Trend shot-up approx. $43k to $772,977; which is 33.68% higher than last year; with the 12-Month Moving Average also very strongly positive at 24.50%   The Inventory level is Still below one-month's worth at 0.8 month's of supply for pre-owned properties.      Approximately 54 Resale Properties closed in August 2021, compared to 63 Sold in 2020; which is 9 fewer (-14...
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By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Highest Unit-Sales Posting for this Year; while Prices Eke-out another New High Level for Battle Ground WA Real Estate in August 2021 Battle Ground's hot real estate action is challenged by prices that have run up way too high and too fast, and we are now seeing a recent slowing to the overall rise. Still, we opine that more units would be sold if more would become available for sale. Here are the key points for this month's report: The 3-Month Moving Average Sales Price increased by approximately $3k and is now $596,525 which is 26.52% higher than last year; with the 12-Month Moving Average now at $546,246 or, 23.29% compared to last year.  The Inventory level for Resale Homes at any one time is super low, and is at the low 0.9 Month's of Supply.  Approximately 73 Pre-owned Homes clos...
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By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
A Modest Easing for Unit Sales; With Sales Price Up Slightly for Vancouver WA Condos in August 2021. Although Unit's Sold eased from last month, they posted the Second-Highest number we've recorded ever. Prices stopped their slide, and the short-term trend is matching the rise of the long-term trend-line. Active Inventory remains stubbornly below one-month's worth of Supply. Here are the key points for this month: The Short term Condo Sales Price (3-Month Moving Average) gained just under $5k and is now at $329,533; which is up 4.99% compared to the prior August; and the 12-Month Moving Average is at 11.78% compared to the prior year;    82 Resale Condominiums were sold, which is up 28 units compared to August 2020, and 9 fewer than last month;  REO/Bank Owned Condominium sales came in...
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By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Seasonal Slowing in Unit Sales while still Stronger than last year; are combined with a Slowing Price Rise for Vancouver WA in August 2021. The Pace of Sales and level of Active Inventory show we are still in a strong Seller's Market. Mortgage rates remain below 3% Real estate Prices in Vancouver WA slowed their rise to approximately $3k aver last month (up 19%+ year-over-year). Here are the key points for this month: 506 Resale Residential Properties closed this month, which is 83 more (19.62%) compared to the same month last year; and 80 fewer than last month.   The 3-Month Moving Average Price Trend again posted a new high, and is now at $487,365, with a year-over-year gain of 19.15% ; with the 12-Month Moving Average at 17.84%.  Short Sale /Pre-Foreclosure property sales were at 0 ...
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By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Sales Prices still 33% Higher than last year; with continued Strong Unit-Home-Sales  for Camas WA in July 2021 Continued strong demand for homes in this community, combined with only a modest increase in new listings, is keeping the sales prices much, much higher. The extremely brisk pace of sales also continues. Here are the key points for this month: The Short-Term Average Price Trend moved up about $10k and is 33.38% higher than last year ($182,022); with the 12-Month Moving Average now massively positive at 22.85%   The Inventory level improved modestly to 1.1 month's of supply for resale homes.      Approximately 66 Resale Homes closed in July 2021, compared to 63 Sold in 2020; which is 3 more (4.8%) compared to last year, and 13 fewer than last month;  REO/Bank Owned property sal...
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By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Unit-Home-Sales Ease only Slightly; with Home-Sales-Prices Continuing their "Moon-Shot" Rise for Battle Ground WA in July 2021New Listings moved up strongly again this month; with Pending Sales also making a moderately strong upward move. Closed Sales Prices are the big news coming in a $661k on a monthly average, which is $96k higher than in June! Here are the key points for this month: The 3-Month Moving Average Sales Price jumped up by about $41k and is now $593,519 which is 34.45% higher than last year; with the 12-Month Moving Average now at $540,292 or, 25.60% compared to last year.  The Inventory level for Resale Homes finished the month up one-tenth at 1.0 Month's of Supply.  Approximately 63 Pre-owned Homes closed, compared to 52 Sold in 2020; and 5 fewer than last month.  REO/...
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By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
A Record High for Unit Sales; While Sales Price Easing for Vancouver WA Condos in July 2021. This month we posted the highest Unit sales number ever. Prices continued their slide, even though we had one luxury condo sold. The strong unit-sales ensured the Active Inventory was below one-month's worth of Supply. Here are the highlights for this month: The Short term Condo Sales Price (3-Month Moving Average) fell almost $3k and is now at $324,785; which is up 7.88% compared to the prior July; and the 12-Month Moving Average is at 13.80% compared to the prior year;    91 Resale Condominiums were sold, which is up 21 units compared to July 2020, and 15 more than last month;  REO/Bank Owned Condominium sales came in at 0 units (0% of total); no change from 0 (0% of total) in July 2020.  Sho...
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By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
A Slight Slowing to the Rising Home Sales Prices to a New High; while Unit-Home-Sales hit another High for Vancouver WA in July 2021. Home Sales in Vancouver WA are still in a strong Seller's Market, with units-sold hitting another high; and prices hitting another high. Active Inventory is still less than Month's worth ending the month at 0.7.  Nation-wide the average Home Loan rates dipped to 2.87%. Here are this month's highlights: 581 Resale Homes closed this month, which is 60 more ( 11.5%) compared to the same month last year; and 49 more than last month.   The 3-Month Moving Average Price Trend moved up approx $10.6k from last month, and is now at $484,735, with a year-over-year gain of 21.48% ; with the 12-Month Moving Average at 17.78%  Short Sale /Pre-Foreclosure property sale...
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By Jill Watts, A Luxury Experience at Every Price Point!
(Realty Pro, Inc.)
8018 NE 38th AveVancouver, WA 98665Sweet and well maintained Townhome in lovely Cindy's Parkview neighborhood.  There are approximately 255 Townhomes in this group with a  median owner age of 36-49 but all age owners live there too. 8018 NE 38th Ave was built in year 2004. It has 3 nice sized bedrooms, the largest bedroom is the master bedroom on the main. The master has a sink washbasin and has a also has a nice walk-in closet. (Who doesn't love a walk-in closet?!)Upstairs you will find 2 other bedrooms and a spacious loft for your library sitting/reading area or an efficient office space.  Here is what the RMLS has to say about this home:"Spacious and lovely 1779 sq ft townhome, 3 bdrms+loft plus largest bedroom on main / 2/1 baths. Cook and chat with your guests in this open-concept ...
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By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
50% Higher Unit Sales from Last Year; with the Average Sales Price Continuing its Slide for Vancouver WA Condos in June 2021. Unit sales are still very strong compared to last year. However, with fewer Luxury Condo sales, this segment's Sale Prices are now well below this segment's high.  Here are the key points for this month: The Short term Condo Sales Price (3-Month Moving Average) fell about $19k and is now at $327,424; which is up 10.83% compared to the prior June; and the 12-Month Moving Average is at 14.73% compared to the prior year;    75 Resale Condominiums were sold, which is up 25 units compared to June 2020, and 3 fewer than last month;  REO/Bank Owned Condominium sales came in at 0 units (0% of total); no change from 0 (0% of total) in June 2020.  Short Sale /Pre-Foreclos...
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By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Closed Unit-Sales hit the Highest ever One-Month Mark; With the Now-Very-High Sales Prices not Increasing this month for Camas WA Real Estate in June 2021 This community has been the strongest performer in the County this past year;  with Unit Sales this month hitting 79 sold - the highest seen for a one-month result. Active Inventory is stuck at very low levels, keeping prices high. Mortgage Interest rates are also near historic lows. To be sure -  prices much higher this year than they were last year! Here are the highlights for this month: The Short-Term Average Price Trend eased approx. $6k to although it is 28.87% higher than last year ($160,767); with the 12-Month Moving Average also very strongly positive at 19.63%   The Inventory level is super-low at 0.7 month's of supply for ...
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By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
A Modest Increase in Unit-Sales; while Prices Strongly at a High Level although Easing for Battle Ground WA Real Estate in June 2021  Battle Ground's hot real estate action is challenged by prices that have run up way too high and too fast, and we are now seeing a recent slowing to the overall rise. Still, we opine that more units would be sold if more would become available for sale. Here are the key points for this month's report: The 3-Month Moving Average Sales Price decreased by approximately $5k and is now $547,255 which is 25.35% higher than last year; with the 12-Month Moving Average now at $518,185 or, 21.63% compared to last year.  The Inventory level for Resale Homes at any one time is relatively scarce, and is at the low 1.0 Month's of Supply.  Approximately 66 Pre-owned Ho...
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By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Extremely Robust Unit Sales combined with Continued Strong Price Rise (21%+) for Vancouver WA in June 2021. Active Inventory remains quite low despite a decent rise in New Listings (Supply). Mortgage loan rates remain below 3% causing prices for Real estate in Vancouver WA to rise about $10k aver last month (up 21%+ year-over-year). Here are the key points for this month: 522 Resale Residential Properties closed this month, which is 116 more (28.57%) compared to the same month last year; and 48 more than last month.   The 3-Month Moving Average Price Trend is regularly posting new highs, and is now at $474,136, with a year-over-year gain of 21.95% ; with the 12-Month Moving Average at 16.52%.  Short Sale /Pre-Foreclosure property sales were at 0 units (0% of total); down from 2 in June...
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By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
DOG DAYS OF SUMMERIt’s commonly thought that the expression “Dog Days of Summer” refers to the hottest time of the year. If true, that would have been during June’s heat wave. But the expression actually derives from ancient observations of Sirius, the Dog Star and its annual rising in the morning during summer.  It is also the brightest star, after the sun. The Old Farmers Almanac places Dog Days at 40 days from July 3 to August 11. Both observations just happen to coincide with (typically) the hottest time of the year.But, what if you actually have dogs and you want to enjoy the hotter days of summer in Clark County WA?  Here are a few suggestions - just remember to bring water for yourself and your canine companions. And observe common courtesy - leash up where required and always cl...
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By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Unit-Home-Sales continue to Out-Pace previous years action; with Sales Prices 33%+ Higher for Camas WA in May 2021 This modest sized community in SW Washington is experiencing a massive increase in Demand combined with relatively low inventory when compared to that Demand; resulting in drastically higher sales prices, and a very brisk sales-pace. Here are the key points for this month: The Short-Term Average Price Trend moved up about $9k and is 33.72% higher than last year ($182,551); with the 12-Month Moving Average now strongly positive at 18.99%   The Inventory level is still extremely low at 0.5 month's of supply for resale homes.      Approximately 74 Resale Homes closed in May 2021, compared to 60 Sold in 2020; which is 14 more (23.3%) compared to last year, and 9 fewer than las...
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By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Unit-Home-Sales Up Strongly with Increase in Inventory; while Home-Sales-Prices Pause at a Very High Level for Battle Ground WA in May 2021 New Listings jumped strongly this month, with Pending Sales unable to "consume" all those new listings. With Closed Sales Prices already extremely high level took a pause, helped by the increase in homes available for sale. Here are the key points for this month: The 3-Month Moving Average Sales Price eased by about $180 and is now $552,850 which is 27.59% higher than last year; with the 12-Month Moving Average now at $506,296 or, 19.73% compared to last year.  The Inventory level for Resale Homes finished the month moving up but is still low at 0.9 Months of Supply.  Approximately 77 Pre-owned Homes closed, compared to 55 Sold in 2020; and 16 more...
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By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Unit Sales Double from Last Year; with Sales Prices Backing-Off from Recent Highs for Vancouver WA Condos in May 2021. Unit sales did Double (+1 unit over) this month compared to last year. Sale Prices continued to ease from their recent high; but, although up 21.5%+ over last year. Here are the highlights for this month: The Short term Condo Sales Price (3-Month Moving Average) fell over $18k and is now at $347,111; which is up 21.51% compared to the prior May; and the 12-Month Moving Average is at 16.70% compared to the prior year;    75 Resale Condominiums were sold, which is up 38 units compared to May 2020, and 4 more than last month;  REO/Bank Owned Condominium sales came in at 0 units (0% of total); no change from 0 (0% of total) in May 2020.  Short Sale /Pre-Foreclosure propert...
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By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
Father's Day turned out to be a memorable one at our house. A planned Father's Day/6th Birthday celebration at my son's house had to be scrapped when a pet sitter sent us this photo and text - "They found mud!"   Apparently, I (Debb), left a hose running to water hydrangeas in the back garden. Oops. The next text from the pet sitter said, "I don't do mud."  She had on a pink summer dress and was worried about getting it dirty. Why an experienced pet sitter wears a pink frock to a job is a question that comes to mind. Back to the tough mudder brudders.  These two adventurers continued to dig, roll, and eat mud for nearly twenty minutes. Driving back home, we kept her on the phone urging her to use food to lure them out of the quagmire. They are both very food motivated dogs.She did manag...
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By Jill Watts, A Luxury Experience at Every Price Point!
(Realty Pro, Inc.)
   20313 NE 10th AveRidgefield, WA  98642 Lush,Green 25.55 Acres zoned for a commercial/business park or a horse property.......added value is a beautiful 3,688 sq ft remodeled ranch home. You could develop as an investment or live the horse life!   This light and bright 3 bed/3 bath "U' shaped home features four fireplaces (some with granite hearths), central vac, 2 hvac systems, 2 water heaters, 2 furnaces, surround sound, a sewing room, 2 car garage and a 3 car garage and much more!  There are serene views from every window.  There is a lovely large patio for you to fill with music, flowers and your friends.                     There is a great kitchen in this home.  It is open concept, has beautiful  cabinetry, those ever-popular appliance "garages," custom tile artistic touches. An...
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By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Home Sales Prices Rocketing Up to a New High; as Unit-Home-Sales are 52% Higher for Vancouver WA in May 2021. Homes for Sale in Vancouver WA are "flying off the self" with the number of homes selling are 52% higher than this month last year, with prices $80k higher! Active Inventory is scarce at 0.4 Month's worth; while Home Loan rates dipped to slightly below 3%;. Here are this month's highlights: 463 Resale Homes closed this month, which is 158 more ( 51.8%) compared to the same month last year; and 11 more than last month.   The 3-Month Moving Average Price Trend moved up approx $10.3k from last month, and is now at $465,299, with a year-over-year gain of 20.79% ; with the 12-Month Moving Average at 15.34%  Short Sale /Pre-Foreclosure property sales were at 0 units (0% of total); do...
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