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)
Camas Home Sales - November Market ReportCharming Camas is capturing the attention of relocation buyers from all over the country. The main attraction we keep hearing is small town atmosphere with close proximity to city amenities and services - all without the traffic jams! You will find rural estates, classic bungalows, waterfront homes, and homes with views. So, ask for it - we've probably got it. Plus, the Camas Schools district is highly rated and families appreciate knowing their children attend award-winning schools. This historic town, located right on the Columbia River, is always hopping with fun and activities. With its charming main street (4th Avenue), quaint shops and wide assortment of restaurants, downtown Camas is a great place to celebrate the holidays: November 14 - H...
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By John Slocum, Broker, SFR - Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Home Sales Finishing the Sales Season Strong for Camas WA in September 2019 This month Home Sales in Camas WA saw strong unit-sales results, with prices firming up. Here are the highlights for this month's report: The Short-Term Average Price Trend is in negative territory at -1.41% lower than last year (-$7,622) although higher than last month; with the 12-Month Moving Average barely positive at 0.87%   The Inventory level moved lower by 0.9 months to 2.4 months of supply for Pre-owned Real Estate.      Approximately 49 Resale Homes closed in September 2019, compared to 49 Sold in 2018; which is no change (0%) from last year, and 20 fewer than last month;   REO/Bank Owned property sales were 1 units (2% of total); no change from 1 (2%) in 2018.    Short Sale /Pre-Foreclosure property ...
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By Dawn Workman, Camas Real Estate Expert, MBA, 480-540-8100
(Veracity Real Estate Group, LLC)
Beinging a mom to adults and teens is fun, but it also is a little sad.  One of their favorite elementary activities was downtown Camas Wa's Boo Bash.  This year Boo Bash will be October 23rd, from 3-5 pm.  If you haven't taken your kidddos to Boo Bash you will want to!  The downtown area close the streets to cars and pass our candy in a safe and fun way.  You will be guaranteed to see some of the cutest little kids in some of the cutest costumes as well!   Here is what downtowncamas.com has to say about the event-  Bring the whole family down for some Downtown Camas trick or treating, Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 from 3-5pm. Local businesses give out candy or neat Halloween prizes to all the kiddos. Seeing all the kids (and many parents, too!) dressed in costume is exceptionally fun. ...
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By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
 Rural life has great benefits - clean air, beautiful views, and elbow room for the soul. But it also has its share of hazards: Lions (Mountain), and Tigers (Lilies - toxic to pets) and Pears! (Well, Pears are not exactly hazardous, but they can lead to frustration and disappointment.) Here's the story: Earlier this year, we posted a video explaining how to prune fruit trees for better production. After that demo, spring brought excellent results - full, bright blossoms that promised a bounty of apples and pears.   I (Bernie) continued to prune unwanted sprouts, spray with organic oil, and generally ensure there were no bugs.  I also took the additional precaution of placing mesh bags over the fruit as it started to form - this was mostly to ward off the large wasps that showed up last ...
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By John Slocum, Broker, SFR - Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Strong Unit-Sales with Softer Prices for Camas WA Real Estate Results in August 2019 The results this month for Real Estate in Camas WA was very positive overall, with lower financing interest rates and softer prices helping to fuel a late-summer surge in buying. Here are the main points for this month: The Short-Term Average Price Trend remains in negative territory and is now -5.52% lower than last year (-$30,326); with the 12-Month Moving Average barely positive at 0.36%   The Inventory level moved lower by 0.3 months to 3.3 months of supply for Pre-owned Real Estate.      Approximately 68 Resale Homes closed in August 2019, compared to 59 Sold in 2018; which is 9 more (15.25%) than in last year, and 10 more than last month;   REO/Bank Owned property sales were 0 units (0% of total)...
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By John Slocum, Broker, SFR - Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Sideways Market Action for Camas WA Homes For Sale in July 2019 The 2019 market for Camas WA Home Sales is very much exhibiting the formation of a market top, with an inability for prices to overcome their previous high. Here are the key points for this month: The Short-Term Average Price Trend has gone negative and is now -1.5% lower than last year (+$8,117); with the 12-Month Moving Average slightly positive at 0.74%   The Inventory level moved up 0.3 months to 3.6 months of supply for Pre-owned Real Estate.      Approximately 57 Resale Homes closed in July 2019, compared to 63 Sold in 2018; which is 6 fewer (-9.52%) than in last year, and 9 more than last month;   REO/Bank Owned property sales were 0 units (0% of total); down from 1 (1.59%) in 2018.    Short Sale /Pre-Foreclosure pr...
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By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
  Camas home sales remain strong in August of 2019. It's no wonder too. Charming Camas has captured the attention of relocation buyers - singles, couples, and families. Surrounded by nature, but also close to city amenities and services all without the traffic jams! You'll find rural homes, bungalows in downtown Camas, homes on lakes, rivers, and ponds, homes in gated neighborhoods, homes with views, you name it, we've likely got it. The Camas Schools district is highly rated and families appreciate knowing their children will attend award winning schools.  The historic town of Camas is always hopping with fun and activities. An active and creative Downtown Association knows the importance of visitors in keeping shops and services in business.  Here's a few of the events to look forward...
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By John Slocum, Broker, SFR - Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Camas WA Homes For Sale in June 2019 Forming a Top? These past few months action in Camas WA Home Sales show a much slower market, and perhaps the forming of a market-top. These are the highlights for this month: The Short-Term Average Price Trend is 2.17% higher than last year (+$10,904); with the 12-Month Moving Average up 4.08%   The Inventory level moved up 0.4 months to 3.3 months of supply for Pre-owned Real Estate.      Approximately 47 Resale Homes closed in June 2019, compared to 56 Sold in 2018; which is 9 fewer (-16.07%) than in last year, and 5 fewer than last month;   REO/Bank Owned property sales were 0 units (0% of total); down from 0 (0%) in 2018.    Short Sale /Pre-Foreclosure property sales were 0 units (0% of total); no change from 0 (0%) in 2018. The Average Sales P...
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By John Slocum, Broker, SFR - Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Real Estate Sales Rebound for Camas WA in May 2019 Camas WA Real Estate Sales results came in stronger than last month, with increased unit-sales and higher prices. Here are the key points for this month: The Short-Term Average Price Trend is rose to 4.96% higher than last year (+$25,194); with the 12-Month Moving Average up 6.66%   The Inventory level moved up 0.2 months to 2.9 months of supply for Pre-owned Real Estate.      Approximately 52 Resale Homes closed in May 2019, compared to 50 Sold in 2018; which is 2 more (4.0%) than in last year, and 18 more than last month;   REO/Bank Owned property sales were 0 units (0% of total); down from 1 (2.0%) in 2018.    Short Sale /Pre-Foreclosure property sales were 0 units (0% of total); no change from 0 (0%) in 2018. The Average Sales Pric...
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By John Slocum, Broker, SFR - Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Home Sales Soften for Camas WA in April 2019 Home Sales for Camas WA posted tepid results with a price decline; while improving Inventory moderately. Here are the highlights for this month: The Short-Term Average Price Trend is now only 0.87% higher than last year (+$4,339); with the 12-Month Moving Average up 4.94%   The Inventory level moved up 0.4 months to 2.7 months of supply for Pre-owned Real Estate.      Approximately 34 Resale Homes closed in April 2019, compared to 37 Sold in 2018; which is 3 fewer (-8.1%) than in last year, and 4 fewer than last month;   REO/Bank Owned property sales were 0 units (0% of total); down from 1 (2.7%) in 2018.    Short Sale /Pre-Foreclosure property sales were 1 units (2.9% of total); up from 0 (0%) in 2018. The Average Sales Price is now approxi...
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By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
Camas Home Sales With Nature as Neighbors Photo Courtesy WindermereCamas Housing Market OverviewCamas home sales have picked up in the last year. Although one of the oldest towns in the region, it has been discovered as the next “new” place for buyers. Many are relocating from out of state – or just across the river from Portland. And it’s no wonder.  Here, you can find a home close to nature, but also close to city amenities and services. Without the traffic jams!Although there are many new homes coming on the market, older homes tend to have larger lots and more room for a growing family, live-in relatives, or visiting friends. Add a view, and you can have a wonderful home with “Nature as Neighbors”.ViewHomes are good for you!Likewise, you are more likely to have space for that garden...
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By Dawn Workman, Camas Real Estate Expert, MBA, 480-540-8100
(Veracity Real Estate Group, LLC)
Are you looking for a fun evening while supporting Camas schools and fighting Cancer, than look no farther.   Friday May 3rd, Camas students are performing, After This Episode.  Camas works hard to produce quality theatrical performances and this is no doubt going to be a great show.  Here is what Camas School District has to say about the event-   Please join Camas High School Theater and Compass Oncology for an exciting evening of theatre, auctions, and treats. All proceeds go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) to fight blood cancer and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.After This EpisodeWritten by Brianna BarrettDirected by Sean KellyRae’s life is forced into a standstill when she is diagnosed with cancer during her senior year in high school. Confine...
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By Dawn Workman, Camas Real Estate Expert, MBA, 480-540-8100
(Veracity Real Estate Group, LLC)
Are you looking for something to do to kick off the weekend?  To enjoy this gorgeous weather? To support local businesses?  Or just to have a great time?  Downtown Camas is having Gnome & Fairy Gala!” for May First Friday 2019.  The Downtown Camas Association always does a great job putting together fun activities.  This one is guaranteed to be extra amazing, here is what they have to say about the night-  For a printable First Friday Passport & Activity List, click here!For First Friday, May 3rd, we will have a “Garden Gnome & Fairy Gala” in honor of the Camas Plant & Garden Fair the next week! 5-8pm with so much going on!Find those mischievous gnomes and cute fairies in each participating location and see what kind of fun each is having! You’ll earn tickets to win great prizes for eac...
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By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
  As you can see in this short video clip, our Bee-N-Bee is filled with activity at our rural home in Camas, Washington. The occupants are Mason Bees, a wonderful hardworking, and gentle (non-stinging), pollinator.  We work in the vegetable and flower gardens together in perfect harmony.   Although, unlike the honey bee, Mason bees do not produce honey. They make up for it though. These desirable bees pollinate approximately 1000 blooms a day. For reference, honey bees pollinate about 500 blooms day. Talk about productive!   In 2016, the UN released a sobering statistic. Nearly 40% of insect pollinators are in danger of becoming extinct. Native bees rely on us to help provide the proper habitat for them to not only survive - but thrive. Raising Mason bees is a good option for those of u...
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By John Slocum, Broker, SFR - Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Real Estate Sales Improving for Camas WA in March 2019 Camas Real Estate Sales moved upwards this month; while improving inventory slightly . Here are the highlights we have to report: The Short-Term Average Price Trend is now 5.79% higher than last year ($29,988); with the 12-Month Moving Average up 4.09%   The Inventory level moved up slightly to 2.3 months for Pre-owned Real Estate.      Approximately 37 Resale Homes closed in March 2019, compared to 44 Sold in 2018; which is 7 fewer (-15.9%) than in 2018, and 9 more than last month;   REO/Bank Owned property sales were 1 units (2.7% of total); no change from 1 (2.3%) in 2018.    Short Sale /Pre-Foreclosure property sales were 0 units (0% of total); no change from 0 (0%) in 2018. The Average Sales Price is now approximately $159,336...
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By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
One of our favorite places to run, walk, or just sit and listen, is the Lacamas Heritage Trail in Camas, Washington. Lucky us, it's just minutes from home too. Even Mac, our white golden retriever, was smiling during our hour-long outing. We had to take a minute and just listen...although, Mac would rather have been in the water.   Happy Spring - don't forget to soak up the signts, and the sounds. 
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By Dawn Workman, Camas Real Estate Expert, MBA, 480-540-8100
(Veracity Real Estate Group, LLC)
Under the direction of Mishele Mays and Brenda Sappington, Skyridge Middle School, is proud to present Lion King, Jr.  The kids have been working so hard and the results are amazing.  Shows will be held at Camas High School on April 26th and 27th.  Tickets are on sale now at the Skyridge Middle School office or are available at the show. 
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By Dawn Workman, Camas Real Estate Expert, MBA, 480-540-8100
(Veracity Real Estate Group, LLC)
Are you looking to sell a home in Camas, WA? Have you noticed the sign on the corner and want more information? You're in the right spot!  Dawn Workman with Veracity Real Estate Group is offering a 1% listing. Here is what she has to say about the program. Thank you for your interest in my 1% listing program. I believe in offering excellent service while being fair to my clients. Here are some of the highlights. Don’t hesitate to call, text or email me with any questions. It is full-service with no strings attached listing. I will do all the things you expect your REALTOR to do plus a lot more! Also, you are free to cancel your contract at anytime for any reason. I am willing to do a full-service listing on your home for only 1%. I will do all the standard things such as a sign, lockbox...
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By John Slocum, Broker, SFR - Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Home Sales Luke-Warm for Camas WA in February 2019 Home Sales in Camas basically went "side-ways" this month compared to last month's performance. Here are the highlights we have to report: The Short-Term Average Price Trend moved up about $14,000 (mostly due to last month's big move) this month with the 3-Month Moving Average at 8.29% higher than last year; with the 12-Month Moving Average up 4.69%   The Inventory level moved up quite a bit to 2.2 months for Resale Homes.      Approximately 28 Resale Homes closed in February 2019, compared to 29 Sold in 2018; which is 1 fewer (-3.4%) than in 2018, and the same number as last month;   REO/Bank Owned property sales were 1 units (3.6% of total); up 1 unit from 0 (0%) in 2018.    Short Sale /Pre-Foreclosure property sales were 0 units (0%...
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By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
" I cannot change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination."  -Jimmy Dean   This week, the gorge winds are blowing at our rural home in Camas, Washington. We enjoy the watching the tree limbs dance and listening to the tones of wind chimes as gusts swirl across the landscape. While we cannot actually see the wind, it always lets us know when it passes through. And, it generally carries a welcome reminder about expectations and resilience.      
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