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HOME & LIFESTYLE GUIDE Issue 22 vol 12

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Beautiful Remodel just minutes away from downtown Vancouver! This 3 bedroom home has it all! Open floor plan, granit counters, tile backsplash, additonal detached garage, and many more updates throughout! Perfect for mother in law quarters. Downstairs is plumbed for kitchen, could potentially have two units.

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Craftsman Home Located in Camas

5 BED | 2.5 BA | 3053 SQ FT | OFFERED AT $679,900

Previous Model Home w/luxury features! Modern craftsman design, Custom Open Wood Beams, True Wood Floors, granite/quartz, chef’s kitchen, covered patio w/firepit. Camas Schools, walk to Lacamas Lake & Energy * Certified!

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Large ranch style home classic northwest flavor. Plans for this lot are not yet cemented in stone so other options and floor plans are still available to consider.  Text R666484 to 52187 to see inside

Views in Washougal, Wa 5 BED | 4 BATH | $549,900

Peek-a-boo views of the Columbia from rear deck and front porch/den. 5 beds 3 down 2 up (den has closet is 5th bed) 4 baths. Master on the main. Excellent build quality. Basement area is HUGE and has high ceiling, could be finished out for another 1000-1500 feet.  Text R666485 to 52187 to see inside

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Stunning Columbia Rivers Views! Camas, Wa

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Columbia River waterfront home with boat slip in Camas. Live on the river in this single story home. Updated inside and out. Redesigned to capture the breathtaking views from the kitchen, living/dining area’s & Master bed. Features 4 BR 3.5 BA, Indoor bar area & oversized Laundry/wet room, HW floor/tile custom wall finishes w/more.  Text R542933 to 52187 for more information!

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HUNTER RIDGE ESTATES!

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Pacific NW beauty at its finest in Hunter Ridge Estates. ou’ll en oy the short scenic drive to work, P airport & Portland. Inviting great-room concept w/ superior finishes including 10’ ceilings, 8’ solid core doors, distressed hardwood floors, new carpeting. Gourmet kitchen w/slab granite & enn-Air stainless steel appliances. Huge master suite w/gas FP, walk-in shower & dream closet by Empire. Stunning custom patio w/gas fireplace. 3-Car attached garage.

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3 VIEW ACRES OFF HWY 14! 3BD | 1.5 BA | 2264 SqFt

Development potential - 3 acre property with stunning City and Columbia River views! Property is located above SR 14 with two existing homes. Main home is nicely finished with hardwood and tile floors, 3BR/1.1BA, full basement. 2nd home has large front deck,3BR/1BA, full basement. Great potential to build your dream estate on this one of a kind 3 acre lot or possibly subdivide 3 lots.

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IF YOU DEMAND THE BEST, THIS IS ONE YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS! An architectural masterpiece situated on the Columbia River, offering panoramic views of the river, mountain and Portland Hilltops. Escape to the Master Wing complete with expansive dressing room, fireplace and featuring a spa like bathroom with heated floors and sauna. Not one single detail was overlooked. Open the large sliding doors to create your indoor/outdoor living.

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$769,500 LOCATION AND LIFESTYLE ARE THE HALLMARKS OF THIS SPACIOUS FLOATING HOME. Nestled between the vibrant Sellwood and John’s Landing neighborhoods, this river oasis is both your urban pied-a-terre and your weekend escape. High ceilings and large rooms create the backdrop for stunning Willamette River views! Step out your door and right into your boat for a cruise into downtown for dinner. The possibilities are endless!

$659,888 WELCOME HOME to this hard-to-find custom design w/a Mediterranean/Spanish flair! A true beauty, featuring marble floors and a grand granite staircase. Stunning views from the kitchen & LR, plus a chef’s kitchen w/eat-in bar, built-in appliances, granite counters and butler’s pantry, formal dining room and cozy fireplace in living room, make this home perfect for entertaining. Main floor den/office w/high ceilings, french doors, and built-ins. Privacy and tranquility.

know how choosing “the best realtor” can be very stressful because there’s probably plenty of us out there. I Dineve Ramirez Isuggest you give me a call and just say hi, get to know me before you hire me. See if you like my attitude and personality. Throughout the years I’ve learned that each person and each transaction is different. So I simply tailor my duties to your needs.

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4 BR | 2.1 BA | 2465 SQ FT OFFERED AT $407,000

4 BR | 2.1 BA | 2346 SQ FT OFFERED AT $395,000

NEW CONSTRUCTION Move into this beautiful home with high-end finishes. Lovely office on the main floor. Low maintenance yard. Close to WSU and Legacy Hospital. Commuters dream location.  Text R671588 to 52187

EXCEPTIONAL HOME designed w/gorgeous granite counters & SS appliances, HW floors, gas FP. Large master suite w/quartz counters, step in shower, & soaking tub. Easy freeway access, a commuters dream location.  Text R671575 to 52187

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CALL OR TEXT ANYTIME We’ll Answer! When you Speak, We Listen. Available 24|7 $419,900 | VANCOUVER

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SPACIOUS 6 BEDROOM HOME with 2 Master Suites Main floor has a Master suite that opens to the backyard, Large Kitchen w/granite eating island, dining area & nook along with living area & laundry 2nd floor has another Master + 3 Bedrooms, Large living area, and laundry room. 3rd Floor 1 more Bedroom. Large Fenced backyard w/play structure, 3 storage sheds, Garden area & RV Parking!! New Roof, Plenty of parking & room for all your toys!!

EXECUTIVE 4 BEDROOM HOME w/ 3 Full Baths + Den & 2 Living Areas! Kitchen features large island w/ gas cook-top, granite, pantry, & pullout cabinetry. Soaring Staircase Leads to Huge Master Suite. Security & speaker system thru-out, built in safe & all appliances included! View of Columbia River from Upstairs. Wonderfully Landscaped Yard and Covered Patio for Entertaining on the quarter acre lot! 3 car garage w/ LED lighting. See Video!

IMMACULATE 4 BEDROOM HOME with Den on 2+ Acres in Brush Prairie Granite counter-tops, SS Appliances, Hardwood floors, Heatpump w/AC, and 2 water heaters! Paved Circular driveway leads you to the Home Nestled in the Woods with a Creek out back. Landscaped yard w/ fruit trees, garden area, decked swimming pool, play structure, treehouse, 2 large Entertaining Porch’s, and a 3+ Car Garage/shop. Peaceful & Quiet, Come see your New Home!

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GORGEOUS TREED USABLE LAND WITH PARTIAL CLEARING. Perk Approved! Ready for your New Construction or Manufactured Home! Creek on Back of Property! Only 1.7 Miles on the Left Side on Dole Valley Rd.Unbelievable Price for This Land!

SIMPLY GORGEOUS 5 BEDROOM HOME with Amazing Privacy on a Greenbelt! Open Kitchen, Eating and Family Room for Entertaining or Your Enjoyment! Kitchen Features Huge Island w/Seating, All New SS Appliances, Gas Range, Designer Granite & Beautiful Cabinetry! Master Includes New Walk-In Tile Shower, Jetted Tub Overlooking Greenspace & Dbl Designer Sinks and Cabinet! Central Vac & Stereo Sound on Both Floors! Yard Features Invisible Fence!

ELEGANCE AND BEAUTY Radiates thru this Gorgeous 4 Bedroom Home! Rich Hardwood Floors, Den with Full Wall of Built-Ins, Sitting Room with Views of Mt St Helens, a Gourmet Kitchen with Granite, S.S. Appliances, Butler’s Pantry, High Ceilings and a Huge Master Suite are all Waiting for you!The Back Yard Features a Covered Patio, Water Feature and Lined with Trees for Privacy! Check out the 450 SQ FT Man Cave/Exercise Room!Hot Tub Included! MLS:17193698

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LUXURY 7868 SQ FT ESTATE HOME ON 5.89 ACRES! Hardwood & Marble Floors thru-Out! Master w/ Sauna & Steam Rooms! 2600 SQ FT Income/Guest Home! 7200+ SQ FT Shop,Helicopter & RV Doors! Helicopter Pad & 2400 S F float home Horse Stalls & Pasture Marina has 29 covered slips, 6 Open Slips, and 6 Large Slips licensed for 116 slips. Cash Buyers Only Must show proof of funds before touring Homes, Shop, Marina.

INCREDIBLE HOME FOR A FAMILY. 3 bedroom den/office on a huge fenced cul-de-sac lot. Big chefs kitchen, fireplace, updates, open great room concept, granite tile, laminate floors throughout. New roof 2 yrs ago, 14x14 shed, Clerestory and bay windows, skylights,his and her sinks, soaking tub are among the many extras in this quality Palm Harbor home. A must see!

Business Opportunity... Busy Day Care in growing La Center WA, committed to quality childcare! First Childcare center in Clark County to be selected in the Early Achievers State Rating Program! Preschool and After School clients. La Center is scheduled to grow by over 12% due to the largest entertainment project, the Ilani Casino. All furniture & equipment to stay with Center.

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• Painted millwork throughout (including • Stainless steel appliances (free standing gas range/ • Painted millwork throughout (including • Stainless steel appliances (free standing gas range/ oven, dishwasher and microwave/hood combo) window wrap) oven, dishwasher and microwave/hood combo) window wrap) • Gas Fireplace • Plank Hardi fibercement Plank fibercement lapwith siding with Tyvek • Gas Fireplace • Hardi lap siding Tyvek housewrap – 2x6 double wall construction • Fully fenced & landscaped with irrigation housewrap – 2x6 double wall construction making making • Fully fenced & landscaped with irrigation your home more energy • Tankless H20 waters your home more energy efficientefficient • Tankless H20 waters LIC JBHOMH*914QS WA WA LIC JBHOMH*914QS

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4 Bedrooms (ALL w/Full Baths) | 3.5 Bathrooms | 3724 Sq Ft | New Carpet Thru Thru-Out Home

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$ $859,000 REDUCED $6,000

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$319,900 WOODLAND, WA

4 BEDROOM | 3 BATH | 2,418 SQ FT Location is Key, with Lake Views! Offering an inviting floor plan with eilings, arge itchen, antry, amily oom, as ireplace, Spacious Master edroom with alk-in loset and rivate eck. more edrooms, featuring alk-in losets, aundry upstairs, enced ackyard, reenhouse and ar arage. All this on a large corner lot, conveniently located ust off , with Schools, estaurants and Shopping nearby, elcome ome!

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Should I Stay or Should I Go? HOW TO KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME TO SELL Part of being a homeowner is dealing with the intermittent thought, “Hmm, maybe I should put my house on the market . . .” Obviously, deciding to sell your home is no small decision. In fact, it’s right up there with deciding to buy a home in the first place. Before making an irrational decision, it’s important to consider several factors that could influence your choice on whether now is the best time to sell. Here are four indicators that can help you decide whether now actually may be a good time to list your home: YOU’RE OUT OF SPACE. While it might be nice to have more room for your shoes, does that warrant a new home? On the other hand, is there a baby on the way? An in-law moving in? If your household is getting ready to grow, it may be time to move on to a house that will accommodate your expanding needs. Make sure to think 10 years down the road when purchasing a bigger home.

YOU’RE IN A HOT MARKET. If “sold” signs are popping up frequently in your neighborhood and prices are rising quickly, it might be worth talking to your real estate agent. If now is the time you can potentially make a big return on your investment, you might want to consider making a move. If nothing else, you can add to your savings with the money made by the sale. YOU’RE SICK OF YARD WORK. If raking leaves and restaining your deck are no longer considered fun projects, you may be at a stage where you’re looking to scale down to a more streamlined, less work-intensive living situation. Consider townhomes with an HOA that includes yard work and upkeep as a part of dues. YOUR LIFE HAS CHANGED. If you’ve had a major life event - marriage, separation, new job, retirement - it may necessitate a new home and/or a new location that makes more sense for your new life. Consider whether your current home is still the right fit. Reprinted with permission from RISMedia. ©2017. All rights reserved.

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WHERE

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WA S H I N G TO N 98642

MARCI CAPUTO 360.901.5597

Around the Town SMALL TOWN... 

BIG HISTORY. Generations of my family have grown up here all proud RHS Spudders! This little town has seen so much change over the last 100 years and is set for a lot more.

CASCADE SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY

www.luxerealtyhomes.com As an agent who’s an expert in this local area, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It’s not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. I am eager to serve you. Marci

W

ith so many new homes being built the landscape is ever changing but the feeling is still the same. Head downtown and enjoy the same small grocery stores, delis and post office that have been here for well over 50 years. The old theater is still bringing the arts to the area. And the hardware store still has what you need for that repair.

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hat used to be an old feed store, bowling alley and sweet shoppe have made way for local restaurants, a tea house and variety of local shops. Ridgefield’s amazing 4th of July celebration, farmers market, parks, wildlife refuges, views and so much more all combine to create a welcoming town. Take a step back in time all while looking into the future with a walk through downtown Ridgefield.

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Must-Have Features to Look for When Shopping for a Home By Mikkie Mills

W

hen you're in the real estate market, you may have an

of clean laundry in your living room or home office with a

idea of the type of property that you're looking for in

space that is designated for cleaning your clothes.

a specific area. Although most people want plenty of square footage or a stunning bathroom, there are particular home

2. Patio

features that are often considered to be must-haves. Here

More and more people want to spend time outside and get

are a few essential home features to look for when shopping

use out of their backyard. A patio addition is a desirable

around:

feature that makes it easy to spend more time outdoors.

1. Laundry Room

Patios make for a great place to entertain when you want to barbecue or dine outside with your guests. You can also

Many people want to own a home that features a laundry

use the space to lounge around, read or relax while taking

room due to the convenience that it offers. Laundry rooms

in the views. Most buyers look to buy a house that features

are increasing in popularity because they provide a space to

a ground-level patio that is hardscaped and features plenty

fold laundry and hang delicate clothes that need to air-dry.

of patio furniture.

Today, laundry rooms often include a place for added storage or even pets’ belongings.

3. Hardwood Floors Although carpet was a popular flooring material that was

An enclosed space for the washer and dryer will also pre-

commonly used in residential properties in past decades,

vent the noise of the appliances from inconveniencing oth-

more people are looking for homes that have hardwood

er family members who may want to spend time in a quiet

floors. Hardwood floors contribute to the design of the in-

setting. You also won't have to worry about having piles

terior setting and can boost your home's value due to their

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durability and appearance. You won't have to worry about dirt or grime showing up in areas of traffic. Those who are on a budget can look for homes that feature prefinished hardwood flooring, which is color-treated and has a high level of appeal.

4. Well-Maintained Neighborhood It can be easy to fall in love with a home without taking a close look at the neighborhood. Check the surrounding area by inspecting the other lawns and houses to determine if they're in good condition. You'll want to live in an area that

5. Updated Kitchen The kitchen is considered to be the most used room of the home where many people spend time with family or entertaining. The kitchen should be updated with new cabinets, a decorative backsplash, and an island that offers more storage space. You should also have plenty of space to cook and prepare food with the amount of counter space that is available. Look for specifics such as the size of the island, if there’s enough space in the case of a remodel, and what type of stove top is currently in the kitchen.

is maintained well, which will affect the value of your home.

When you're looking for a new property on the real estate

It's also necessary to determine the distance of the property

ly popular and are considered to be must-haves. By finding

to your job, local schools, and parks that are available. Some people don't want to travel too far when they need to shop for groceries or find a Christmas tree sale in the area.

market, it's important to look for features that are currenta quality home to purchase, you can get more use out of the home and enjoy various aspects that will enhance your quality of life. Reprinted with permission from RISMedia. Š2017. All rights reserved.

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2018

Forecast: Is Inventor y Relief on the Way? By Suzanne De Vita

Ask the 60-some percent of brokers in RISMedia's 2017 Power Broker Survey: Almost every housing market is plagued by short supply. In fact, inventory nationally for pre-owned properties is at 3.9 months, down 10.4 percent from last year, the National Association of REALTORSÂŽ (NAR) recently reported. According to realtor.com, the challenge could moderate in the next year. The 2018 National Housing Forecast reveals that groundbreaking is projected to increase by 3 percent, with single-family starts accounting for 7 percent of those. The catch? Activity won't kick up until later in the year, and many builds will be higher to mid priced - not an ideal scenario in the short term. Lower-priced homes, which were hit hardest in the recession, will be the last to recover. "We are forecasting next year to set the stage for a significant inflection point in the housing shortage," says Javier Vivas, director of Economic Research for realtor.com. "Inventory increases will be felt in higher-priced segments after home-buying season [in the fall], which limits their impact on total sales of the year." Home prices will increase in 2018, but at a lesser pace than in 2017, the forecast shows: 3.2 percent. As with inventory, prices in the starter supply will take longer to lose steam. Existing-home sales are expected to grow 2.5 percent. Considerable gains in prices and sales will be seen in: Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nev.; Dallas-Ft. Worth-Arlington, Texas; Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Fla.; Stockton-Lodi, Calif.; Lakeland-Winter Haven, Calif.; Salt Lake

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City, Utah; Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, N.C.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, Tenn.; and Tulsa, Okla. Realtor.com also anticipates 43 percent of buyers in 2018 will be millennials, up from the 40 percent projected for 2017. The biggest group of millennials is turning 30 in 2020, so their share is likely to continue tracking upward. Expected to grow, as well, are mortgage rates, averaging 4.6 percent and possibly reaching 5 percent by year-end, the forecast states. Action by the Federal Reserve and economic factors, including inflation, will precede the rise. Markedly, more first-time homebuyers were able to get a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage this year than last year, despite a rate uptick. The 30-year, fixed mortgage rate averages 3.92 percent at present, according to Freddie Mac. 2018's homeownership rate, meanwhile - which has gone up thus far this year - is forecasted to land at 63.9 percent. A potential wrench is tax reform. The forecast was made prior to the House bill passing and the Senate bill being voted on; as such, realtor.com cautions that certain cuts - among others, the mortgage interest deduction and the state and local tax (SALT) deduction - could lead to less in the way of prices and sales. The forecast, however, is optimistic overall.

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10 TIPS for MAKING AN OPEN HOUSE WORK By Barbara Pronin With 92 percent of buyers using the Internet in their home search,* the value of open houses has been debated among today’s real estate professionals. It’s a full day’s work that includes marketing, preparing materials, placing and removing signs, and assessing the interest of neighbors, strangers, serious buyers, and lookie-loos with nothing else to do. However, the benefits are clear - it does put your face and expertise in front of people you might not otherwise meet. For savvy agents everywhere, the key to success is in orchestrating an open house that works. Here are ten tips that may help:

1. PLAN AHEAD Listing on the MLS early in the week gives you time to plan a well-attended open house.

2. INVEST A SUNDAY Absent a listing of your own to show, offer to host an open house for a colleague. It’s always a good a way to meet prospects.

3. SPREAD THE WORD Promote it as widely as possible, using all available real estate and social media sites. Email your contacts and area real estate offices.

4. INVITE THE NEIGHBORS They’re a great source of referrals. With a new listing, one top agent we know knocks on doors in surrounding streets, leaving as many as 2,500 open house notices.

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5. MAXIMIZE SIGNAGE Cover an area well beyond the immediate, placing a generous amount of open house signs in surrounding areas, including nearby new home construction sites.

6. TAKE A BUDDY For safety’s sake and to help interact with guests, take another agent, a trainee or two.

7. KEEP SIGN-IN OPTIONAL Offer a sign-in book, but be sensitive to those who avoid it. Introduce yourself, and invite questions, but don’t hover.

9. KNOW THE INVENTORY Be prepared to discuss competing listings in the vicinity as well as recent sales and price statistics. Your sensitivity and local market knowledge are the surest way to win clients.

10. STAY IN TOUCH Leads won’t pay off unless you pursue them. Check back with the neighbor who ‘might know someone,’ make all the callbacks you promised, and offer feedback and suggestions to the homeowner.

8. RESPECT THE COMPETITION Try to ascertain whether guests are working with another agent. If they are, respect the relationship.

*2015 NAR Profile of Buyers and Sellers

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Should You Build in the Winter? BY MEGAN WILD

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aybe it has taken longer than expected to find the perfect house, or perhaps you've always wanted to build. You find construction exciting and adore the idea of designing a home from the ground up. Surprisingly, an ideally situated plot just landed on the market, and it's priced to sell. Unfortunately, there's an issue. Winter is approaching, and it doesn't intuitively feel like a good time for building or renovating. On the one hand, you're concerned about getting involved in a project challenged by cold weather conditions. On the other, you don't want to lose your auspicious real estate opportunity. Variables unique to wintertime construction are worth consideration. Below we've compiled several things to consider to help you make well-informed decisions and implement effective project plans, even in freezing temperatures.

Sub-Freezing Temperatures

If the thermometer reads below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, any task that requires water is compromised. Mortar used in brickwork, for instance, will not bind properly. If a brick structure is in progress, freezing temperatures may cause cracks to form as water in con-

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nective mortar expands. This can significantly damage the structure's stability, resulting in the need to demolish and rebuild. Rendering exterior walls, paving with asphalt and pouring cement are also problematic. It's vitally important to monitor both outdoor and ambient temperatures carefully, as well as future-forecasted probabilities. Delaying projects because of the weather can be costly, but perhaps not as much as having to redo them entirely if caution is not heeded. Some contractors find a happy medium setting up heat lamps or arranging portable fuel heaters. These temporary measures work well, as long as potentially dangerous fumes are vented out, and site electrical wiring supports added wattage. Other cold weather strategies include use of materials developed with year-round efficacy in mind. Precast concrete, for example, is cast and cured in a temperature-controlled factory setting. From there, materials are shipped straight to construction sites for installation. Concrete panels for walls, flooring, beams and planks are guaranteed for strength and durability, as well as fire resistance.

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Extra Safety Considerations

Contractors who work in winter bundle up. Extra layers of clothing, bulky jackets and insulated gloves all lend distinct safety concern to any cold weather project. Not only does added padding slow laborers down, but it also increases the potential for accidental clashes with running equipment and valuable materials. Snow and ice onsite present another challenge. Extra time to shovel out and sufficiently warm up machinery takes its toll on overall productivity, while great care must be exercised to avoid slip-and-fall injuries. Projected time loss, however, should be reviewed in comparison to cost. Many bid contracts that reflect lower pricing to secure work during the slow winter months. If your deadline is not urgent, consider saving on labor-related fees. As long as site safety remains the focus, together with flexible completion requirements, it's a win-win.

Early Nightfall

Diminished daylight is an inevitable winter trademark. If proposed tasks take longer than expected - perhaps due to weather conditions or even the slow pace of bundled-up laborers - and require closure after nightfall, spot or floodlights may be needed. Again, this is a question of potential added cost versus overall bid, as well as all-important electrical support.

Batten Down the Hatches

arly nightfall presents site-specific security risks. It is not uncommon for expensive machinery to be parked in the lot overnight. Metal scraps, hand tools and boxed appliances awaiting installation are easy enough to stow away in storage trailers, but large equipment and piles of heavy material remain outdoors, open to the possibility of criminal damage and theft. Contractors can minimize such threats with a number of strategies including employment of overnight security guards, arranging for webcam surveillance and placing motion detector floodlights in strategic locations.

Move-In Ready

Consider broadening your definition of what constitutes move-in ready. If your preliminary home structure is up and passes inspection, you can move in. Put decorative touches such as exterior paint, fence installation, gateway erection and property landscape on hold for warmer months. By that time, after living in the house and familiarizing yourself with its flow, you may have a completely different vision altogether of how you'd like the outside to look. Choosing to build in winter can be cost-efficient and advantageous as long as weather and safety-related issues are identified and addressed proactively. Go ahead—get that perfect piece of real estate. It'll make an unforgettable holiday project Reprinted with permission from RISMedia. Š2017. All rights reserved.

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5 Ways to Protect Your Home This Winter

Brrr! It's cold in here. When winter weather starts frosting, you're not the only one reaching for a sweater. Your home needs to be protected from the chill too. Joe Todaro, director of operations of Gold Medal Service, offers these tips for homeowners so they can prepare their home for a cold winter: 1. Protect your outdoor unit: Your outdoor air conditioning unit needs a little help staying healthy throughout the winter. You may want to consider a cover for your unit not unlike the cover you use for a grill or a car. Covers can keep snow, ice and heavy rain from potentially damaging the unit. 2. Patch leaks around doors and windows: Check windows and exterior doors for any gaps or openings that would let cold air in or warm air to escape. Leakage like that may not only cause you to have cold spots in your home, but make your heating system run longer than necessary – costing you money on your energy bills. Naturally, having your heater tuned up by a professional for peak performance is a proven way of saving on energy bills as well. 3. Reduce heat loss through the fireplace: If the home has a fireplace, it's a good idea to keep the damper closed when it is not in use to prevent heat loss. Close any doors leading into the room when a fire is burning. If you have a gas fireplace, be sure that it burns cleanly, evenly, and safely. 4. Use sunlight to your advantage: You can naturally heat your home by opening curtains and window coverings on south-facing windows during the day. Closing curtains at night will protect your home from losing heat through those same window openings. 5. Prep the plumbing: As winter approaches, you'll want to make sure you don't have any water freeze-ups – those can potentially become a big headache. To eliminate that risk, drain any water from outdoor faucets, and arrange to have any in-ground sprinkler systems blown out. Drain and roll up garden hoses and store them inside, in a garage, shed, or basement, to shield them from the severest temperatures. If any pipes in the home have been prone to freezing in past winters, consider using heat tape to keep them warmer during extremely cold weather. Source: Gold Medal Service

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

COLUMBIA RIVER VIEWS!

4115 SQ FT | 4 BD | 2.5 BA Branded Gas Station in Camas, across from Paper Mill. GREA LOCA ION on’t miss out on this great business opportunity in Gated Community Spacious great-room floor plan with gourmet kitchen, large island. Outdoor covered entertainment area with downtown Camas Be part of the growing community. amazing views. 2 laundry rooms, 1 in MBR 1 on main. Large bonus rm upstairs. 4th BR or en on main. Off Evergreen Hwy. www.RealtyProWeb.com/17037834 Offered at $774,900  Text R659261 to 52187 FOR TOUR  Text R512059 to 52187 FOR TOUR www.RealtyProWeb.com/1739744

INVESTMENT ALERT!

3 UNITS - EACH 1093 SQ FT 2 BD | 2.5 BA Opportunity nocks itchen w/dishwasher & microwave. Laundry room has hookups. Each B has BA sink & access to tub & shower. Great rental. Parking for 5 cars. Live in 1 & rent the others. Walk to Clark College. Only a few minutes to freeways. www. RealtyProWeb.com 17492529  Text R668305 to 52187 FOR TOUR

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NEW CONSTRUCTION

1365 SQ FT | 3 BD | 2 BA | $329,000 1-level easy living close in 3B en & a covered patio. Energy Efficient home w/High-End finishes Granite counters, Vaulted ceilings, natural gas 95 Efficient furnace, tankless gas hot water heater, landscaped, fenced, matching tool shed. ownsize in style www.RealtyProWeb.com/17620884  Text R645806 to 52187 FOR TOUR

GREAT FOR ENTERTAINING

6360 SQ FT | 5 BD | 3 FULL 2 HALF BA Columbia River View Separate guest living on the main level. Large master suite with amazing ceiling woodwork and all 3 levels have covered decks. Beautiful landscaping compliments this ri-Level Home. www.RealtyProWeb.com/170460206

BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME

2.5 PRIME ACRES | $150,000 On the Lewis River Gorgeous 2.5 wooded acres, unpaved road access. Enjoy the sights & sounds of nature while out in your yard. Host Family gatherings or simply relax in the serene atmosphere. Easy access to I5, owntown Ridgefield & Battle Ground.  Text R675626 to 52187 FOR TOUR

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