Camas, WA Real Estate News

By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
View Homes in Camas Washington If you’re looking for a Columbia River view home in Camas, Washington, you’re in luck. There are currently 36 active listings. Although, 3 of those are actually Washougal addresses, but are located within the Camas school district.The inventory ranges in price from $225,000 for a 1900’s remodeled farmhouse in Crown Point, to a $1,400,000 estate off of SE Brady Road. Naturally, there are plenty of homes listed at price points in between. The average list price is $552,960 and the average price per square foot is $143.  But the average sold price for Columbia river view home is  $386,413, so there are deals to be made! In Camas, we do get our share of wind, so be forewarned, especially in hilly and unprotected areas. However, the views can be awe inspiring. ...
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By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
If you develop a craving for authentic Mexican food, you should stop in at Neustra Mesa in downtown Camas. This refreshingly different restaurant features fresh, organic (when possible) and flavorful food. Those of us who live across the river from Portland, love to find a local spot that could compete among that city’s many wonderful eateries. And Neustra Mesa can and does!NeustraMesa, or “Our Table,” is owned and operated by Todd and Tania Moravitz.  Years ago, Todd traveled to Mexico and opened a small restaurant in the fishing village of Sayulita. It was there where he met his wife, and their love, and mutual love of food,  blossomed.  The couple eventually moved to the Northwest and spent time working in the food industry in Seattle and Portland gaining experience and ideas. Todd ...
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By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
 Friends of Trees As a little girl, one of my best friends was actually a tree – an evergreen we called “Old Faithful.”  For as long as I remember, he stood out there in the woods across from my house – tall, solid, majestic. At the base of his trunk my friends and I would play for hours.  There was even the occasional bird funeral, complete with solemn procession and a little eulogy as our giant comrade presided quietly over the proceedings.  On occasion I’d climb up, sit nestled in those big solid limbs and just marvel at nature and all that surrounded us.   So, it’s no surprise to me that trees can be one of our best friends in our effort to be more responsible with our resources. Trees, properly selected and placed, can become effective windbreaks, saving considerably in annual heat...
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By Jill Watts, A Luxury Experience at Every Price Point!
(Realty Pro, Inc.)
It's Almost Here! It's Almost Here!! LaCamas Shores Annual Community Garage Sale in Camas WA, Saturday, June 4, 2011         It's always the first Saturday in June!! This is an annual event you won't want to miss! We meet lots of friends on this big day. There is a ton of traffic that day, a few sore feet but happiness too as buyers find some great treasures. The LaCamas Shores Annual Community Garage Sale Saturday is June 4, 2011 and it is going to be a big one this year. The expanse of LaCamas Shores is your map of good deals and perhaps something you've always wanted will be going home with you. LaCamas Shores Events Calendar Here's an exerpt from my 2010 article about LaCamas Shores Garage Sale: LaCamas Shores Garage Sale in Camas WA is always the 1st Saturday in June! Don't Miss i...
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By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
  Naming a Favorite Child?If we were all clinging to the side of a cliff, who would you save first?  Do your kids ever prompt you to name a favorite? My daughter, always testing, used that scenario on me for years. Naturally, I'd shake my head, smile and say something like, "Oh good grief, that will never happen, and if it did, I'd jump over the edge because it would be too painful to choose." Naming a Favorite Grandchild?So fast forward through the years, and now I have four unique and wonderful grandchildren. Do I have a favorite? Of course not. Skyler with her bouncy curls and penchant for bugs is just the most adorable and delightfully feisty little girl. The oldest, four year old Sage, lives up to his name with a sensitive, soulful and loving demeanor. And Connor, with big brown ey...
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By John Slocum, Broker, SFR - Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Camas Washington Real Estate - An Excellent Month. Camas Pending Home Sales took a jump up of over 50% from February's results, showing that home buyers this year are ready to move!Earlier this month we've logged into the Camas MLS to identify what direction the real estate market is heading. Here are the key statistics we have to report: From this quick look at the home sales action we see 5.7% more Active listings with the mix consistently weighted relative to the distressed property category levels at just under 1/3rd of the existing inventory. However, the distressed Pending Sales finally dropped down to a similar level as the Active inventory. The number of Closed Sales moved up to 36, which is an excellent sign of a more normal market. The table below shows the RMLS market data f...
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By Julie Baldino, Opening Doors to New Chapters...
(Front Door Realty)
Dear Beneficial Mortgage Customer: I wanted to call to your attention a short sale experience I had with Beneficial Mortgage Company (a division of HSBC). I have a current client who lost his job and could no longer afford his Camas, WA home financed by Beneficial Mortgage. After months of struggling to get a loan modification, we listed the house as a short sale. Within a week I was in contact with the appropriate party at the bank, and was able to negotiate a pre-approved price plus a generous relocation fee for my client. A month later we are moving on to closing, and my seller is moving on to a new life without the burden of this debt. This sale was not a part of the HAFA program, it was a special deal I negotiated with Beneficial on his behalf. If you considering a short sale, lett...
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By Jill Watts, A Luxury Experience at Every Price Point!
(Realty Pro, Inc.)
    The adorable Puffin Cafe is located in the Port of Camas Washougal WA on the Columbia River. It is such a fun little Carribean type restaurant to sneak away to grab a bite to eat and watch the water traffic of boats, people and birds. The food is delicious, reminisent of Jamaican/Carribean flavors. There are so many items on the menus to try out that are different from your usual burger, fries and a drink. And speaking of drinks...The Puffin Cafe is such  a happy party place. Just gather your friends and meet there for Happy Hour or a meal and you  will be pleasantly surprised.Here is the info you need to find their great hang-out spot: A Taste of the Tropics! We're located at 14 S A Street, Washougal, WA 98671 FLOATING on the Columbia River at the Port of Camas/Washougal Phone: (36...
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By Ken's Home Team LLC. | 360.609.0226 | Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA Real Estate Team, - SOLD IS OUR FAVORITE 4 LETTER WORD -
(Ken's Home Team LLC.)
Camtown Youth Festival in Camas Washington,  is Saturday June 11th from 11:00am till 3:00pm at Crown Park Ages 3 to 16 can come (parents you must be with your children) to play and the whole Family is welcome to join in.  This is the 10th Anual Event!! Join the Camas Parks & Recreation and the Camas School District for the yearly event Camtown Youth Festival .  There is a kids flea market, so bring your old toys and trade them for some new ones!  This is Great for the kids they can trade what they donnot use and get something they will play with and use. Come help support Treasure House, bring canned foods, non-perishable foods, new toys to help families in need.  The past few years have been hard for many people lets all help eachother.  Children, this is the time help sell trade and h...
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By John Slocum, Broker, SFR - Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Camas Washington Real Estate - Another Better Month. Camas home prices have drifted lower since their near-term high from July 2010; while being realatively stronger than prices in Portland and Seattle. The benchmark 30 year fixed rate mortgages have fallen back below 5%, encouraging more buyers to get off the fence.Earlier this month we've logged into the Camas MLS to identify what direction the real estate market is heading. Here are the key statistics we have to report: From this quick look at the home sales action we see 7.9% more Active listings with the mix consistently weighted relative to the distressed property category levels at just above 1/3rd of the existing inventory. However, the distressed Pending Sales did remain at a very high level of 58.8% (50.0% last month) . The n...
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By Ken's Home Team LLC. | 360.609.0226 | Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA Real Estate Team, - SOLD IS OUR FAVORITE 4 LETTER WORD -
(Ken's Home Team LLC.)
Clark County Restaurant Review, Top Burger in Camas WA,What an Icon... This restaurant has been around for a long time since 1951! sitting across from the Camas Park and that was where we started this adventure.  I have talked to several people read several reviews, and they have told me that they were kids going to Top Burger and have always loved it!Top Burger located at  1436 NE Everett St Camas WA. Check Out the YELP Comments, I have been there several times, Its a down home local drive in, the staff is quick and friendly and willing to help.  They are GREAT Folks there.  Go to Top Burger Facebook and like them, Follow them on Facebook and you will find out what the specials are or when they add some special items to the menu.  OK, Lets get to the Clark County Restaurant Review for ...
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By Ken's Home Team LLC. | 360.609.0226 | Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA Real Estate Team, - SOLD IS OUR FAVORITE 4 LETTER WORD -
(Ken's Home Team LLC.)
A Little History of Camas WA, So I was out & about yesterday and got to see a few things about Camas WA that I did not know it is centered around what started Camas The Papermill: 1883-The Lacamas Colony Company under the leadership of Henery Pittock bought 2500 acres of land and started the construction on the paper mill to supply paper to the Oregonian 1884- Henery Pittock, JK Gill and William Lewthwaite formed the Colombian River Paper Company  1885- The Paper mill produced the first wood pulp manufactured in the Northwest  1888- The Mill is rebuilt to include two paper machines a ground wood mill a sulfate mill with two digesters, and a sulfur burner.  The plan employed 65 people. 1904- No. 4 paper machine started up making newsprint 1906- The bag factory was built and equipped with...
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By John Slocum, Broker, SFR - Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Homes for sale Camas WA - Getting Revved Up. Mortgage rates are hanging in there at low levels, and with prices moderating, Home Buyers got Active, while new Sellers are waiting for the Super Bowl before launching their bid...Earlier this month we've logged into the Camas MLS to identify what direction the real estate market is heading. Here are the key statistics we have to report: From this quick look at the home sales action we see fewer Active listings with the mix consistently weighted relative to the distressed property category levels at just under 1/3rd of the existing inventory. However, the distressed Pending Sales did remain at a high level of 50.0% (50.0% last month) . The number of Closed Sales, at 19, is consistent with the low number of Pending sales the previous month. ...
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By Mark Hall, Homes for Sale Vancouver Washington
(Realty One Group Cascadia)
Homes For Sale Camas WA - 2234 NW 22nd Ave. Camas WA 98607 Why pay more to live in Hunter's Ridge when you can have this gorgeous home for much less and live on a better lot?Beautiful home with wonderful built-ins and excellent storage space. The separate living quarters w/private entrance is perfect for guests or boarders. This home boasts a wonderful XL master suite w/sitting area. Enjoy the privacy of the greenbelt, custom touches, all of the flex space and storage, and the temperature controlled wine cellar. This one won't last long. Check out the video tour! For more homes for sale Camas WA follow this link to our free search tool:Homes for sale Camas WA
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By John Slocum, Broker, SFR - Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Camas WA Real Estate -- A Cool December. With the Mortgage Interest Rates bumping up, along with the inclement weather and Holidays, pending home sales in Camas fell by more than half... Earlier this month we've logged into the Camas MLS to identify what direction the real estate market is heading. Here are the statistics we have to report: From this quick look at the home sales action we see 12 fewer Active listings with the mix consistently weighted relative to the distressed property category levels at just under 1/3rd of the existing inventory. However, the distressed Pending Sales did remain at a high level of 50.0% (52.6% last month) . The number of Closed Sales was 8 more homes than last month. The BIG News is that Pending sales volume dropped by more than one-half to 18 homes! ...
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By Julie Baldino, Opening Doors to New Chapters...
(Front Door Realty)
Inventory is up in Camas, WA 98607 and washougal, WA 98671, while price per square foot remains stable. Median prices for sold homes in Camas/Washougal are in the low 300k range, while active listings remain high and are likely overpriced. Please click here to search all Camas WA homes! This report includes statistics on Homes For Sale, Sold Homes, For Sale By Owner, and Properties Listed in the MLS  in the following neighborhoods:     Grand RidgeBrady RidgeKnight PointeSundancePerrywoodWestridgeColumbia SummitCanyon Creek EstatesLivingston MountainTidland HeightsColumbia ViewRolling MeadowsHathawayGranite HighlandsNorth ShoresBluestoneHerons LandingCrestwood TerraceMidland AcresTidland HeightsRohan CommonsColumbia TerraceBethea ParkLakesideWoodburn HillRussell AcresKaitlyn's CrossingHi...
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By John Slocum, Broker, SFR - Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Camas Washington Real Estate -- November Home Sales showing more action than October! With the Interest Rates making their last stand at such low levels, a third more buyers put their purchase bids in. Earlier this month we've logged into the Camas MLS to see if real estate within the confines of Camas had any changes. Here is what we have to report: From this quick look at the home sales action we see 19 more Active listings with the mix consistently weighted relative to the distressed property category levels at 1/3rd of the existing inventory. However, the distressed Pending Sales did jump from just over 38.5% up to 52.6% . The number of Closed Sales is 4 homes lower than last month.As we are in the end of Fall Season the mortgage interest rates have now risen from the low 4's or hi...
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By Julie Baldino, Opening Doors to New Chapters...
(Front Door Realty)
Search all Camas WA homes for sale here!Inventory spiked way up on the last few months, and all year:Days on the market has gone up drastically, while sold vs. list price remains stable at 89%:Search all Camas WA homes for sale here! Winders Meadows, Campen Creek, Vintage Crest, Raven Tracts, Forest View, Mount Pleasant, Mt. Pleasant, River Walk ,Lower Washougal, Summit View, Summer Slope, McCallister Tracts, Sunset Ridge, Mt. Norway, Mount Norway, Walnut Valley, Leeward, Gause, Gibbons Creek, Washougal River, Addy Street, River Estates, Cape / Skye, Canyon Creek, Summer Homes, Bear Prairie, Skamania County, Little Washougal River, Hathaway Summer, Lookout Ridge, River View Terrace, Coda Ridge, Prune Hill, Lacamas SHores, Lacamas View, Fern Prairie, Proebstel, Autumn Hills, Forest View,...
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By John Slocum, Broker, SFR - Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Camas Washington Real Estate -- October Home Sales were about the same as September! Even a favorable Indian Summer couldn't bolster home sales in Camas above the low level set in September. Earlier this month we've logged into the Camas MLS to see if real estate within the confines of Camas had any changes. Here is what we have to report: From this quick look at the home sales action we see 30 fewer Active listings with the mix consistently weighted relative to the distressed property category levels in the existing inventory. However, the distressed Pending Sales did slip back down to just over 1/3rd. The number of Closed Sales is 6 homes lower than last month.As we are fully in the Fall Season the mortgage interest rates continued to remain in the low 4's or high 3's for a 30 year f...
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By Ken's Home Team LLC. | 360.609.0226 | Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA Real Estate Team, - SOLD IS OUR FAVORITE 4 LETTER WORD -
(Ken's Home Team LLC.)
Great Customer Service in Camas/ Washougal WA Coffee House! do you remember Norm??? You know the tax accountant at Cheers, he walk in and everyone says HELLO Norm....  That's what it is like when I go to Starbucks in Camas/ Washougal off HWY 14, The staff is amazing they are always working hard to and they say hello to every time I walk in.. I get that Large Decaff coffee all the time.  Then they ask if I am getting my wife anything or my little girl.  They are so happy to help.. if you have not been there in a long time you need to go....   If you have been there you need to go back and just say thank you!!  We all get tied up with things going on, and we usually forget to say thank you to peopel that help us.. Yes they are getting paid, that does not mean we can not say "Thank you".  ...
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