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SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON

HOME & LIFESTYLE GUIDE Issue 23 vol 5

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RIDGEFIELD WA

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STORYBOOK NEIGHBORHOOD 4 Bd 2 Ba 2440 Sq Ft. 0.12 acres

Beautiful home on interior street of desirable Bellwood Heights neighborhood. Soaring 2-story entry w/elegant staircase & art shelf. Newer laminate floors on the main! Open kitchen w/smooth-top range, pantry, lots of cabinet space! Huge master suite w/ big closet & relaxing jet tub. Large formal living & dining rooms, spacious family room w/eating area open to the kitchen. rivate fenced backyard w/large covered patio. Close to 2 parks! MLS 1823409

2017 MANUFACTURED HOME ON GATED ACREAGE WITH ALL THE UPGRADES! 3 Bd | 2 Ba | 1784 SF | 4 Acres

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LOTS of home for very LITTLE money! uiet in-park setting, fenced backyard, tool shed, covered parking. Open floor plan w/ vaulted ceilings & skylights. Vaulted master suite w/soaking tub, walk-in closet, dual sinks. All appliances included! Close to schools, shopping & bus lines, backs to a park. Features new front wheelchair ramp. Space rent is 442 per month and includes cable. A little TLC flooring & paint and this home will shine! MLS 18112190

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EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY INSIDE AND OUT! Occasionally, something special becomes available. This gated estate, perched atop Prune Hill, is that something special. Offering tranquility, privacy, stunning views! An abundance of windows. Luxurious appliances. Architecturally designed landscaping.

CONTEMPORARY EARTH ADVANTAGE GREEN BUILT HOME meets luxury living. Enjoy the river view and city lights from any of the multiple decks or from the expansive windows in the great room and entertainer’s kitchen. Don’t miss this highly sought after Sequoia View neighborhood. This home offers a stunning master bathroom, ideal main floor living, ICF construction and an exceptional indoor/outdoor living space.

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$369,900 BEAUTIFUL REMODEL Boat/RV-parking! Featuring 4 BR & 2.5 BA. NEW roof, granite, NEW flooring t/o, NEW interior/exterior paint, NEW fixtures, stainless steel gas appliances and more! Private fenced backyard with pond & NEW landscaping. Dog run, shop, gazebo w/ hot tub. This home offers privacy and tranquility. Convenient to parks, trails, shops, schools & grocery stores. Approx. 10-min from SR-500 & 20-min from PDX!

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$310,000 SPACIOUS 3 BD 2 BA ranch home on quiet street, conveniently located to highway, shopping, and restaurants. $519,000 PEACEFUL AND UNIQUE GETAWAY. Take a tour Light and bright with vaulted ceilings, and covered RV through this beautiful cabin on Zigzag river. An all year parking! Just a short walk to the river, and swimming paradise just minutes away from golfing and skiing. Call holes. Huge back and side yard, with enough room to fit a boat and RV. RV parking has a 50 amp circuit, and me for your personal tour or to SEE INSIDE! water and sewer hook up.

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BEAUTIFUL BOULEVARD NORTHWEST HOMES Starting at $279,900

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Woodland has the small town charm that immediately draws you in with a quaint downtown & an abundance of opportunities to get out in nature & take advantage of the outdoors: Horseshoe Lake Park is in the center of town, Goerig Park, world-class fishing & kayaking in your backyard on the Lewis & Columbia, & incredible hiking & camping opportunities up the road at Gifford Pinchot National Forest & Mt St Helens. Only 1.5 hours to the Ocean & skiing on Mt. Hood. We have it all here—the living is great!

NICHE COMMUNITY at the confluence of the Lewis & Columbia River, the location of this community is a show-stopper. Boulevard Homes NW- provides a home with standard luxury features, & a spacious home creating unprecedented value. Featuring 3 & 4 bedrooms 3 bath homes with granite counters & stainless appliances in kitchen, Master suite with tile master bath, oiled bronze fixtures, AC, irrigation system, & 2 car garage. The Woodland community is a culturally rich, small town along the I-5 corridor, just 30 minutes to PDX & 10 minutes to the new McMemamins in Kalama.

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CALL OR TEXT ANYTIME We’ll Answer! When you Speak, We Listen. Available 24|7 RIDGEFIELD 1 ACRE/2 PARCELS! | $589,000!!

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Text R802737 to 52187 FOR TOUR! 4 BEDROOM 4400 SQ FT 2 PLUS ACRE ESTATE OFFERED AT $695,000 RARE LAKE ACCESS! alk from home to your boat All Summer long. reat location with year-round outdoor recreation like hiking, boating, and snowmobiling! leaming Brazilian hardwoods, high vaulted ceilings, and skylights, 2 Covered TimberTech Decking with fireplace complete this home!

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2 GARAGES WITH ROOM FOR 8 CARS & A COVERED CARPORT! 4 Bedroom home w/ 3 large entertaining areas. Many windows for Lots of natural light. Fenced 3/4 acre pasture with tack-room, Stall & Hay storage on a Separate Tax arcel!! Another 18x24 shop w/ power & heat for your projects. alking trails to downtown Shopping, Schools, arks & Marina. Enjoy the sunsets and partial Columbia iver views from your Trex deck. Kids lay structure, V arking, eaceful and uiet!

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Text R850763 to 52187 for more pictures! BREATHTAKING VIEWS OF MT. HOOD and Panoramic Views to the Valley, orge and ortland Lights! Flat Usable 5 Acres with Underground ower, hone and eady to Build! Only 20 Minutes to ortland Airport, 10 Minutes to Downtown ashougal and Shopping! Come alk the Acreage and Fall in Love with the Serenity and Beauty! ou on’t be Disappointed!!

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STUNNING CUSTOM HOME! Enjoy 180 degree Columbia iver Views. Exquisite features throughout. Soaring vaults, hand-scraped wood floors, 3 fireplaces, 1 wood, and 2 gas. Two main floor master suites and 3rd master suite up. Elaborate waterfall feature with pond off the extensive patio. Finlandia sauna, sound system, temperature wine cellar. Beautiful views from every room.

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SPACIOUS 5 BEDROOM HOME with RV Parking! Remodeled Kitchen w/ Granite, New Gas Range, walk-in Pantry & Bar island. Family room has a as fireplace to keep you cozy and New Carpet through-out the entire house! Enter thru French doors to Master Suite w/Large alk-in Closet, Dbl Sink Vanity & Soaking Tub. Fenced Backyard with reenhouse, Storage Shed, arden-space, spinklers & Concrete atio with a Fire- it! No Flood Insurance equired!

WONDERFUL HOME IN THE TERRIFIC GLENN AT FISHERS LANDING! Home Features ood Floors on Main, as Fireplace & Slab ranite! Island Kitchen with All Appliances, Includes Frig and asher & Dryer! Large Master with alk-In Closet and Full Bath! Easy Maintenance ard with Deck for our Barbecues! Union School! Close to estaurants and All Ammenities!

SPACIOUS CHALET STYLE HOME on eaceful Acres for your Entertaining! Open floor plan w/ Soaring Vaults, Huge Island Kitchen w/ ranite, Massive Beamed Ceilings, & Amazing Basement to Ceiling Stone Fireplace w/inserts. All Bedrooms have Balconies, Large Basement, 800 sf Deck, & Covered arking for cars! 3 Bay Shop w/ attached 3 Stall Barn, Corral Area, arden, Fire-pit, Cross Fenced asture & Manicured ard w/ sprinklers- V arking!

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Remarkable RANCH home on nearly 13 acres close in with a shop. Original owners, paved driveway, one level ranch, extreme privacy, hardwood floors, central vac, built in speakers, heated tile floors in master bath, large tile shower, soaking claw foot tub, geothermal heating system, heated shop, private well over 20 gallon per minute, private hiking access to Salmon Creek! $925,000 CALL Seth McCauley for details 971-322-4679

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812 COTTONWOOD DRIVE WOODLAND. Riverfront Property with low bank access to the North Fork of the Lewis River & views of the Lewis iver olf Course. Custom Home features Vaulted Ceilings, high-end finishes, Master on the Main w/ rivate Deck & more. lenty of extra space in the 1 2 sqft Unfinished Storage area. Enjoy the serenity of the ark-like setting w/ anoramic views of Nature & the Lewis River Golf Course. Fish from your Front Yard, or use your Private Community Boat Launch. Own a Piece of Paradise!

1429 COAL CREEK ROAD LONGVIEW. Waterfront Property. Enjoy the blissful tranquility & soothing sound of your own waterfalls from the 0’ long rear-covered deck of your new creek side home. This newly constructed custom home is built on a low-maintenance, private acre of land. It has an open concept floor plan with 9’ ceilings, custom hardwood cabinets with granite, and LED lighting throughout. The 1,158 garage allows ample room for storage or a shop. elcome Home!

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RIVER FRONT PROPERTY WITH LOW BANK ACCESS TO THE NORTH FORK OF THE LEWIS RIVER AND VIEWS OF THE LEWIS RIVER GOLF COURSE. This beautiful one level, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom home features hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings and phenomenal views of the river, golf course and all mother nature has to offer. Enjoy the peaceful, park-like setting nestled in the woods. Private Community Boat launch.  FOR TOUR! Text R848773 to 52187

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This Felida, Wa. home boasts detail and craftsmanship from Brazilian Cherry floors, huge kitchen with granite, office with crown molding, and master suite with vaulted ceilings, to the oversized bonus/theater room. The patio and large private backyard are perfect for entertaining! MLS:18021479

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KNOW WHAT GOES INTO YOUR CREDIT SCORE You’re probably well aware of how important your credit score is. A good score grants you access to loans and favorable interest rates for a mortgage, and opens up many different possibilities for a healthy financial future. But do you know how your credit score is determined? Be aware of the factors used in credit-scoring models so you can work towards achieving a higher credit score, and therefore a better interest rate from your lender. Here are some of the top factors:

ON-TIME PAYMENT PERCENTAGE

HARD INQUIRIES

This is the percentage of payments you’ve made on time during your credit history. This plays a big role in determining your creditworthiness, so just a couple of late payments could significantly impact your score for the worse. An easy way to avoid late payments? Set up automatic bill pay or create calendar reminders for bill due dates.

When you apply for a credit card, mortgage or auto loan, a hard credit inquiry is initiated on your credit report. One hard inquiry will usually have little impact, but multiple inquiries can have a larger impact. A soft inquiry is when you check your rate to see what you qualify for. If you’re unsure, check with your potential creditor or lender before applying to see if they will do a hard or soft pull.

CREDIT CARD UTILIZATION This is a percentage that is calculated by taking the total of your credit card balances and dividing that number by your total credit card limits. This will show creditors how much of your total available credit you are already using. The lower your credit card utilization, the higher your credit score.

TOTAL ACCOUNTS Consumers with more accounts (or more lines of credit) often have higher credit scores because it indicates that more lenders are willing to give them credit. Having a good mix of different types of credit is good for overall credit health as well. But be prudent: Only apply for credit you actually need.

AVERAGE AGE OF OPEN CREDIT LINES The longer your credit history and the older your accounts the better. That’s why it’s a good idea to keep older cards open and active, and to start applying for credit at a young age.

DEROGATORY MARKS Derogatory marks are negative items on your credit report like collections, tax liens or bankruptcy. These records can stay on your credit report for 7 to 10 years. If you have one on your credit report, it can show a lender that you may have mismanaged your credit in the past. The best way to overcome derogatory marks is to start rebuilding healthy credit again. This will gradually weigh in your favor.

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TOP 9 REVERSE

MORTGAGE MYTHS SEPARATING FACT FROM FICTION Recent headlines pointing to the detriments of reverse mortgages aren’t getting the story straight. A leading reverse mortgage lender, Generation Mortgage Company, wants to separate fact from fiction. “Because so many Americans over the age of 62 are facing significant financial stress due to dropping retirement and savings account balances, as well as higher healthcare costs, many groups are targeting seniors under the guise of helping them,” said Scott Peters, CEO and President of Generation Mortgage. “HECM reverse mortgages are Federal Housing Administration-insured products and are heavily scrutinized by regulators and legislators looking to protect seniors’ best interests. As a result, more than 600,000 American seniors have obtained reverse mortgages that have enriched their lives by allowing them to stay in their homes and pay off their bills.”

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THE MOST COMMON REVERSE MORTGAGE MYTHS INCLUDE: Myth: If I take out a reverse mortgage the lender will own my home.

Myth: If I outlive my life expectancy, the lender will evict me.

Fact: False. Homeowners still retain title and ownership to their homes during the life of the loan, and can choose to sell the home at any time. As long as the house is maintained and property taxes and homeowners insurance are paid, the loan cannot be called due.

Fact: False. Reverse mortgage lenders put no time limit on how long seniors can stay in their homes. Since homeowners still own the property, lenders cannot evict them, provided they follow the program guidelines.

Myth: My children will be responsible for the repayment of the loan. Fact: False. Reverse mortgages are non-recourse loans. That means, if the property is sold to pay-off the loan when the homeowner passes away or decides to leave the home for other reasons, there will be no mortgage debt for the family and heirs to repay. The maximum amount owed is the current market value of the house. If the homeowner’s heirs want to keep the home, they would pay the balance in-full to the reverse mortgage lender. Myth: I can’t get a reverse mortgage if I have an existing mortgage. Fact: False. With enough equity, you may be able to pay off your existing mortgage or other debt with the reverse mortgage. The reverse mortgage must be in a first lien position, so any existing mortgage must be paid off. Seniors who take out reverse mortgages are free to do anything they want with their reverse mortgage proceeds. Paying off an existing mortgage is the number one reason most seniors take out a reverse mortgage. Myth: Only low-income seniors get reverse mortgages. Fact: False. Although some seniors may have a greater need than others for the monthly proceeds or lump sum funds reverse mortgages offer, most simply prefer to be free of monthly mortgage payments. Without monthly mortgage payments, many homeowners find they can maintain their existing quality of life and build their savings to help with future expenses. A growing number of people who have no immediate need are taking out these loans so that they have a financial cushion for future expenses.

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Myth: There are no objective advisors available to seniors trying to decide if a reverse mortgage suits their needs. Fact: False. Borrowers are required to work with independent, third party counselors approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in their local communities. This educational session helps them make the right decision for their unique situations. Myth: There are restrictions on how reverse mortgage proceeds may be used. Fact: False. There are no restrictions. The cash proceeds from the reverse mortgage can be used for virtually any purpose and borrowers should be cautious of lenders attempting to cross sell other products. Many seniors have used reverse mortgages to pay off debt, help their kids, make ends meet or to have a financial reserve. Myth: Reverse mortgage lenders take advantage of seniors. Fact: False. Seniors who have been victims of reverse mortgage lending schemes are extreme exceptions and typically victims of unsavory lenders. As a consumer, you should only work with lenders who are Better Business Bureau and National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA) members and adhere to those organizations’ strict Code of Ethics and Standards for Trust. Myth: I’ve heard I won’t qualify for a reverse mortgage because of my limited income. Fact: Unlike a traditional mortgage where mortgage payments must be made each month, a reverse mortgage pays you. Because of this, many seniors who do not qualify for traditional financing are eligible for a reverse mortgage.

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The Council Of esidential Specialists is an affilate of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

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This “client first” philosophy has always been my approach and it requires me to continually improve my skills and ways of doing business. In addition, I’ve found that the latest technologies are enabling me to do everything I’ve always done, only much more quickly and efficiently. They’ve also helped me to extend the range of services I provide to my clients. So when you decide that you’d like to buy or sell a home in the Vancouver WA, SW Washington, Clark County and surrounding areas areas, please contact me.

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STUDY REVEALS BEST TECHNIQUE FOR PRICING A HOME The best technique for pricing a home when listing it for sale is setting the asking price just below a round number, according to recent research published by the Journal of Housing Research. These findings will help real estate professionals and anyone else selling their home develop more informed listing and marketing strategies to better suit sellers’ needs. The results of this study take a lot of guess work out of the marketing of homes for real estate professionals. The study looked at 1,000 buyers in Virginia considering a pool of more than 370,000 listings. The researchers were able to determine the impact of “rounded pricing” listing strategies versus “just below pricing” listing strategies. “Our study suggests that by using the just below pricing strategy sellers can price their home slightly higher without driving away potential buyers,” says Eli Beracha, Ph.D., of Florida International University, who conducted the study with Michael J. Seiler, Ph.D., of The College of William & Mary. “As a result, they end up selling their house for more.” How does dropping your asking price ever so slightly impact the final outcome? “On average, buyers are more attracted to a house priced at $199,000 than to a house priced

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at $200,000 and it appears that ‘just below’ pricing works out favorably for sellers in terms of their bottom line,” Beracha explains. “Based on our research, the ‘just below’ pricing strategy yields a selling price that is, on average, roughly 2.5 to 3 percent higher, $5,000 to $6,000 on a $200,000 house, compared with a rounded pricing listing strategy.” While residential real estate agents may disagree on the appropriate pricing strategy to use when listing residential real estate for sale, the researchers found that homebuyers more often prefer homes priced using a “just below” pricing strategy. This preference allows sellers to list their home for a higher initial listing price. On the other hand, due to the demand effect, rounded priced homes typically have shorter time on the market and a lower discount relative to listing price. Their findings suggest that sellers’ ability to set higher listing prices for properties using a “just below” pricing strategy outweighs the lower discount and shorter time on the market associated with similar rounded priced strategy homes. “We tested the age-old debate concerning the best technique to price a home when listing it for sale,” Seiler says. “We find that using a price just below a round number works best, particularly in connection to the left-most digit in the price. So, $199,000 works better than $200,000.”

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GET GREENER PLUMBING, TODAY You may be greening up your cleaning products or your eating habits, but have you stopped to consider your plumbing? Read the following green plumbing tips, and reach out to your local, trusted plumber to help implement them.

INSULATE WATER PIPES.

Heating water for homes can account for as much as 30 percent of residential energy consumption. By insulating the pipes and using high-grade pipe insulation, it can lower the energy expenditure needed to heat your water. Your plumber can install insulation on your pipes and save you money in the process.

INSTALL WATER SAVING FEATURES.

In older homes, plumbing features such as faucets, showerheads and toilets are as historic as the homes themselves. By replacing these dated units with modern, energy-efficient counterparts, you can reduce leaks, conserve water and reduce your energy bill. • Newer and more efficient toilets can cut down the amount of water used by as much as 80 percent. A low-flow toilet only uses 1.28 gallons of water per flush, whereas a full-flow toilet uses 3.5 gallons per flush. A dual-flush toilet uses only 1.6 gallons for solid waste

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and only 0.8 gallons for liquid waste. A newer toilet can translate to a potential savings of 10,000 gallons of water each year. Newer toilets essentially pay for themselves, so get your plumber to install one today. • Install a tankless water heater, which uses much less energy than a standard water heater. Instead of wasting energy keeping a huge reservoir of hot water at all times, a tankless water heater heats the water only as it is needed. • Replacing a traditional showerhead with a low-flow showerhead will reduce the traditional water usage by around 50-70 percent. The homeowner can also get their plumber to install an even greener shower product, the steam shower. While traditional showers use 25 gallons of water per shower, a steam shower uses around 1 gallon of water per shower.

INSPECT YOUR HOME PLUMBING FOR LEAKS.

Detecting leaks can be a difficult task, and in some cases, small leaks can be unnoticeable to an untrained homeowner. Hire a professional to help you hunt down hard to spot leaks. Contact your plumber today, and together you can implement these tips to save money and the environment. Your plumber might also have additional green plumbing solutions they can bring to your home.

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RETIRING? d n o y e THINK b THE BEACH Starting to think about where your post-career phase of life might take you? A lot of people look at warm weather locations like Florida or Myrtle Beach, S.C., where they can play golf or be near the beach. But what if a house on the golf course or a beach community isn’t what comes to mind when you think about retirement? Well, don’t worry, you’re not alone. With about 4 million baby boomers retiring each year, it’s no surprise that the location options are expanding. While warm weather states such as Florida, Arizona, Texas and Georgia are still top choices, more and more of today’s retirees are opting for hardier climates - with states like Colorado, Pennsylvania and Maine making Forbes’ 2017 list of best places to retire. Also growing in popularity are urban locations, as many retirees are choosing to stay in the city they’ve lived in for years or choosing to downsize by moving to an apartment in an urban center. Cities offer high walkability scores, boundless options for entertainment and culture, plenty of restaurants to go out to eat at or order out from, and quick access to affordable public transportation and plenty of quality healthcare.

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If city life is your option for retirement, do your research and talk to local real estate professionals to rate any city you’re considering on the following factors: AFFORDABILITY SAFETY CONVENIENCE AGING-FRIENDLY HOUSING OPTIONS  ACCESS AND SAFETY OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION  COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT  CULTURAL OFFERINGS    

Of course, pedestrian-friendly streets and a strong local economy are important as well. Some cites that meet these criteria are also in warmer locals, such as Florida cities Tampa, Orlando, and Miami. Scottsdale, AZ; Austin, TX; Atlanta, GA; and Denver, CO are also attractive choices. So retirees are able to live in a friendly climate, while also having all of the convenience that city life offers. Remember, city life can be within your reach, no matter what your age. Consult The Real Estate Book in the locations you’re interested in living to find the perfect place to spend your golden years.

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4 BEDROOM | 3.5 BATH | 4002 SQ FT A stunningly beautiful home. Master w/ city & river views. A curved wall of windows, high ceilings, formal dining, hardwoods, 2 family/media rooms, den & 877 sq. ft. garage. Jack & Jill Bath. Huge deck & stamped concrete patio, fenced, landscaped to perfection. Dual heat/A. Come see this beautiful former Parade home on a street of million dollar homes. Great schools, close to the freeway, parks, shopping, walking paths, and tennis. Call today!  Text R894143 to 52187 for more pics & info

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SOL WASHOUGAL, WA | Offered at $445,900

3 BEDROOM | 2 BATH | 1400 SQ FT | 2.5 Acres Parklike Country setting! 2.5 acres w/438 ft of Little Wash River frontage. 1400 sqft Ranch home w/3 bdrms/2 baths & good sized utility room. Home needs updating and some finish work. NEW ROOF and NEW lower deck. Large oversized detached garage w/shop area. Cute little barn for extra storage. Enjoy the sounds of the river from the deck overlooking the river. About 10 minutes to Camas or Washougal.  Text R894106 to 52187 for more pics & info

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GREAT AREA OF NEWER HOMES. Pride of ownership. I-5 access nearby plus shopping, restaurants & parks. Hardwoods, granite, 18’ ceilings. Den main. Good floor plan for entertaining. Kitchen island open to family room w/ FP. 4 bedrooms w/ Large master w/ lighted trey ceiling, walk in & spa bath. Heat pump for cooling & heat. Yard, patio & fenced. Wired for stereo and vacuum system. Includes 1 year warranty too!  Text R747086 to 52187 for more pics & info

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PEACEFUL, PRIVATE, VIEW HOME! Beautifully landscaped with attached greenhouse. Large updated kitchen with island that opens to living room and dining room. elax in the Den/ Library for your reading and hobby leisure. 2 car detached garage with shop. This home offers it all. MLS 1304520  Tour this home by texting R867904 to 52187 $625,000

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PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP! 4 BED OOM 2 BATH CASTLE OCK, A reat neighborhood of newer home. opular open floor plan with one bedroom on the main floor. Fenced backyard. One year warranty.

ELEGANT CLASSIC TRADITIONAL BRUSH PRAIRIE 4 BEDROOM 3 BATH Home is nestled on 2.85 flat park-like acres. Master on main with fireplace. ich hardwood floors. Shop and beautiful fruit trees. MLS 1318514

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COUNTRY ELEGANCE ON 4 PLUS ACRES! 4 BED OOM 3.5 BATH Drive 10 minutes from Kelso a and arrive in a serene private setting. Listen to the creek from the stamped concrete patio. Charming kitchen with hickory cabinets and beautiful hardwood floors. The convenient shop is wired and heated. Covered parking and additional outbuildings. MLS 1325510  Tour this home by texting R897269 to 52187

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Trending Around Town

Taste the Difference in Historic Downtown

Driving in any direction in Vancouver and you will notice new apartment and condo complexes, new neighborhoods, schools, and commercial buildings. The Waterfront Project is bringing quite a bit of attention to our community, and many are eagerly awaiting the opening of new restaurants near the pier. With all this growth, the heart of downtown’s historical neighborhoods remains as vital as ever before.

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t wasn’t too long ago that many Clark County residents had to drive south into Portland for fine dining and a night out. That has changed. There are several options to satisfy one’s craving for a good craft beer, wine made locally with Washington Grown grapes, and establishments with fresh ingredients sourced from local farmers.

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istorical downtown is now home to breweries such as Bearded Brothers Brewing and Heathan Brewing, The Thirsty Sasquash, plus more. Cellar 55 and Burnt Bridge Cellars are just a couple options for wine enthusiasts. We even have a cycle tour of breweries and wineries in downtown! And, not to tour on an empty stomach, there are new choices for dinner as well.

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ne such addition to the heart of historical downtown is Elements at Willem’s. Elements is a modern American restaurant with global influence. Sourcing local, sustainable, fresh ingredients celebrating the bounty of the pacific northwest. Prepared by chef and owner Miguel Sosa.

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iguel is no stranger to the restaurant life. He got his start when he was 14 in Chicago learning from the top chefs. He was good and learned he had a passion for cooking and soon worked his way up to the head chef position at Nick’s Fish Market in Chicago. His philosophy is simple; buy sustainable local ingredients. He shops locally and buys all of his meat and veggies from Vancouver farmers. Very little of his food goes to waste. He uses scraps of all vegetables for his demiglace and his secret mole, which he prepares daily.

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ll of his dishes for his seasonal menu are freshly made. His high expectations for his chefs are molding them to be the best. He studied and trained from many cultures bringing together a fusion of tastes. He will be changing the name of the restaurant to Elements representing the four elements.

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uilding vibrant neighborhoods without losing community is the goal of downtown Vancouver. As we enter the summer months, there will be many opportunities to partake in community events. Summer concert series at Esther Short Park, movies in the park, Vancouver Beer & Wine Festival, Cruise the Gut, and many more events are planned. We look forward to seeing you there!

Story by Ramona Locken | Photos by Iris Leonardo

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ONE OF A KIND OPPORTUNITY IN SELLWOOD - Less than a block to shopping & dining! Tastefully remodeled 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom home + 800 sq ft apartment + 400 sq ft office w/ private entrance, reception area, bathroom. Updated plumbing & electrical, gas heat, master on the main. Over-sized garage & fenced backyard. Ideal property for live/work, multi-generational living or investment. $900,000

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AUGUST 2018 | The Real Estate Book | 31 26205.23.5.031.indd 1

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AMES IMBALL R E A LT OR/B ROKER

james@jameskimball.com

(360) 901-1000

PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID GAINESVILLE, GA PERMIT 85

***ECRWSSEDDM*** RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER

TOP 1 % • OVER 1000 HOMES SOLD! • STAR MARKETING GUARANTEED!

 TEXT JKTEAM TO 52187 FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS YOUR FUTURE IS HERE!

CAMAS SCHOOLS 3727 SF | 4 BR | 3 BA 2018 Hi-tech Custom Home w/Stunning Views! reat room floor plan, wired for sound, home automation & security. ourmet kitchen w/SS appliances. Spectacular Master suite w/custom closet & soaking tub + heated floors. 12’ ceilings & walls of glass. Outdoor Living Area. This home has everything. 15 min to D .

OFFERED AT $799,900

 Text R750188 to 52187 for more info & pics. www.RealtyProWeb.com/18319456

COLUMBIA RIVER VIEW!

4115 SF | 4 BR | 2.5 BA Spectacular Columbia River Views! Gated Community! Spacious great-room floor plan with gourmet kitchen, large island. Outdoor covered entertainment area / amazing views. Two laundry rooms, one in master suite one on main. Large bonus room upstairs.4th bedroom or Den on main. onderfully located off desirable Evergreen Hwy, 5 minutes to D airport, nearby shopping.

Offered at $744,900

 Text R716961 to 52187 for more info & pics. www.RealtyProWeb.com/18152865

10 ACRES IN RIDGEFIELD

4 BR | 3.5 BA Luxurious idgefield Country Estate. rivate & eaceful Setting. Bonus m, uest uarters. ranite Kitchen Counters, as Appliances, Hardwood Floors, aint, Custom Cherry Cabs, Fireplace in Master Suite, Living, Family & Basement. Car arage, Shop, Close to Tri-Mountain olf Course & just 25 Minutes to D or downtown ortland.

Offered at $929,000

 Text R614628 to 52187 for more info & pics. www.RealtyProWeb.com/17620916

FAIRWAY VILLAGE 55 + COMMUNITY

2034SF | 2BD | 2BA

Single level on the 3rd fairway. Open living space w/lots of windows. 2 car gar, room for golf cart. Large utility room.

Offered at $469,900

 Text R844882 to 52187 for more info & pics. www.RealtyProWeb.com/18557237

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• Clubhouse • Planned Activities • Pool • Close to Shopping and Dining • 15 minutes to Portland, Or

2174SF | 3BD | 2.5BA

lus loft with 2 bedrooms, and full bath. rivate balcony. Deluxe master suite. Covered atio.

Offered at $469,000

 Text R846624 to 52187 for more info & pics. www.RealtyProWeb.com/18693693

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The Real Estate Book of SW Washington  

August 2018

The Real Estate Book of SW Washington  

August 2018

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