Skamania County, WA Real Estate News

By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
Starry Nights and Wide Open Spaces - 10 Acre Lot in the Columbia River Gorge - Pending When we both first walked this property last summer, the Dixie Chicks song “Wide Open Spaces,” played in our heads. We envisioned a potential buyer recognizing the somewhat remote, and gated location as a perfect retreat from the world. A place to make new adventures. Naturally, with its close proximity to the pristine Columbia River Gorge, it’s surrounded by beauty and recreation. Two flat building sites on the 10 acre parcel give buyers choices. One site has a fabulous view of the Silver Star Mountain and the Washougal River Valley, and the larger site, on the lower slope of the property, is wooded and surrounded by meadows. In the Spring and Summer months, wildflowers dot the open fields and line t...
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By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
The Washougal River Washougal River Road is a scenic sixteen and half mile drive from downtown Washougal to Dougan Falls in Skamania County. It winds and curves along the banks of the Washougal River, so it takes longer to travel than the miles alone suggest. We love showing and selling the waterfront homes located along the Washougal. By the way, the name comes from the Cascade Chinook tribe and means "rushing waters." We think it's perfect. Washougal River WaterfallsThere are series of water falls along the 33 mile stretch of the Washougal River. From lowermost to uppermost, the named falls on the river include Salmon, Dougan, Nake, Reeder, Stebbins Creei, and Doc Drop. Dougan Falls is 30 feet high. There's a deep blue pool in front of the falls that is popular in the summer months wi...
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By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(RE/MAX Gold)
I hate to see dogs tied up. I realize sometimes you can't help it, though, especially if your dog is with you when you decide to stop at a restaurant to eat. It's certainly better to tie up your dog and leave a bowl of water for your pet than to lock the poor thing in a car like some morons manage.Strolling along the Columbia River yesterday, we captured a few Ingress portals and then stopped at Clark and Lewie's for lunch. There, on the ramp were two beautiful dogs that seemed oh-so-happy to see us. It wasn't hard once we got inside to figure out who the dog's owners were because they sat directly behind us, and the dogs could see them through the glass, so they started to cry. Really sad, pitiful, mournful cries. Enough so that the owners of the restaurant let them bring the dogs insi...
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By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
Skamania Lodge - A Favorite Spot and Dog Friendly Too. We're big fans of Skamania Lodge. It’s located in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge National Scenic area and is about a 30 minute drive from our home in Camas, Washington. Its close proximity makes it one of our favorite spots for a weekend away, a special occasion meal, or just an afternoon of relaxation.   The lodge is build in Pacific Northwest style which translates into a rugged sense of natural elegance in massive proportion.  Soaring ceilings, plenty of glass, heavy beams, massive rock fireplaces, and accents of wood, Native American art and design, and an ode to wildlife mix perfectly in Skamania Lodge’s many rooms.   Skamania - Swift Waters Most of the main rooms in the lodge face the Columbia River. Skamamia, a Chinook In...
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By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905
(John L Scott Market Center)
Fishhawk Lake-Trip to Mount St Helens Several members of our family from the east coast came to visit for about a week and one of the trips we took was to visit Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument in Washington State in the Gifford Pinchot forest. On May 18, 1980, approximately six months after I moved to Oregon from Philadelphia, PA, Mount St. Helens erupted and I took a photo of it while sitting in a gas station in Gresham, Oregon. It was with a pocket instamatic and it was the last photo of the roll. I have it somewhere, and it shows a plume of smoke with a gas station sign in the foreground. Fast forward 33 years to August 2013 and a stunningly gorgeous day to learn more about an incredible natural occurrence to a volcanic beauty that is slowly changing every day.   It was a...
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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.)
Short Home Sale in Washougal ..Make This Desirable Home Yours - Located at CEDAR FALLS RD, Washougal WA 98671 HOA includes snow removal, Hardwoods … Visit Today … Bedrooms 3 / Bathrooms 2 School District: CAPE/SKYE / WASHOUGAL For more information - visit Short Home Sale in Washougal If you are in the market to buy or sell real estate in Oregon or SW Washington make sure to call Ken's Home Team, where you're part of the team. We can help you with short sales, HUD (Government owned) homes, foreclosures, regular sales and just all around great deals, call us today and be home by next month!
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By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
(Kelly Right Real Estate)
  Another ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com Listing SOLD - We Can Help Sell Yours!   The summer real estate market is in full swing and property is selling! This private, serene home in Carson (the Washington side of the Columbia) just closed. This lovely 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, 2700 sq. ft. mountain home was just one of many great values available now.                 One of the keys to selling a home fast and for the most possible money is exposure, Exposure, EXPOSURE. People can't buy it if they can't see/find it! If you have chosen to sell your property FSBO (for sale by owner), we can help you market it What we can do for you:      - Present multiple photos and detailed info about the property on your own web page at www.ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com      - Provide a web address specific to your proper...
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By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
(Kelly Right Real Estate)
  New Listing! Nestled In Secluded Forest, Lots of Space, Mill A, WA   This lovingly restored home is nestled in secluded forest in the tiny mountain town of Mill A, minutes from the Columbia River Gorge. Nicely and tastefully updated throughout, this large home is impeccably maintained and move-in ready.                           ·5 bedrooms, 3 baths + bonus room · 3,450 square feet, 2.67 acres · House extensively remodeled in 2006 · New windows throughout, fir French doors, wood floors, carpet, custom fireplace · Gourmet kitchen, new De Mils cabinets · Family room large enough for pool & ping pong tables · Lower level can function as a complete rental unit with kitchen, laundry & bathroom · Two laundry rooms · Detached garage/shop, 30’x48’ · Large, spring-fed pond · Backyard Jacuzzi a...
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By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
(Kelly Right Real Estate)
  Speechless Sunday - High Country   I took this photo on the way to a new client's house in Mill A, Washington this afternoon. As the name of the town suggests, this is logging country and although the photo doesn't show it as well as I would like, the drop off here is drastic, plummeting to the river hundreds of feet below. This is a mere four miles from the Columbia River. The peaks and valleys here are simply stunning.      
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By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
(Kelly Right Real Estate)
  New Listing! OPEN HOUSE SAT! Secluded Mountain Retreat in Carson, WA     This home is a supremely private, secluded mountain retreat, yet is only minutes to the charming town of Carson, Washington. The custom built cedar home features new, higher end updates in a open floor plan with lots of designer touches. Impeccable, move-in ready and priced to sell! Visit this Saturday, 2 - 5 p.m.       · 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, plus bonus room, on 3 levels · 2,712 square feet, 2 acres · Brand new carpet & paint in 2012 · Gourmet kitchen: Italian tile floor, new slab granite counters & tile backsplash in 2011 · Master bedroom with vaulted ceiling · Brick fireplace, hardwood flooring refinished in 2012 · Walk out daylight basement, 1/2 finished · Oversized 2 car garage · Expansive decks built for o...
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By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
(Kelly Right Real Estate)
  Yep, It's Another Football Blog! Hood River Tsunami Wins Big Today!   What an incredible way to spend a lovely, fall Saturday morning... watching youth football. Our 11 year old son, Ben, plays on the Hood River Tsunami (5th and 6th grade), youth tackle football team. Their team won big today, 30 to 0, against Stevenson in Stevenson, which puts the boys in the running to win the entire league this season. These team has worked so hard for so many weeks we are so proud of them all. The Tsunami season continues next Saturday in Lyle, Washington, when they play White Salmon at 10:30. Ben is number 57, the last blue player on the left below and he's an outside linebacker.  
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By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
Fall ushers in some of the best hiking of the year in the Columbia River Gorge. Cooler temperatures and clear days make the climbs more enjoyable, while changing leaves make the views even more spectacular. The Columbia River Gorge is so endlessly beautiful, it has been given the unique distinction as a National Scenic Area. The Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area encompasses 292,000 acres. The gorge is an 80 mile canyon carved out of the Cascade Range by the Columbia River. It separates  two states, southern Washington and northern Oregon, and is filled with rugged cliffs, waterfalls, rock pillars and smaller canyons. The Columbia River Gorge is truly a natural treasure and nirvana for hikers and climbers. In fact, this year, to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the National Scenic Act, F...
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By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
(Kelly Right Real Estate)
  Bridge Of The Gods Kiteboarding Festival This Weekend!   Once again, the Columbia River Gorge will live up to its reputation as the premier kiteboarding destination in the United States. In case you don’t know, kiteboarding is a sport where the athlete stands on a specialized “board” and hangs onto the rigging going to a huge kite. The geological construction of the Columbia River Gorge offers an uncommon, windy location that not only moves the athlete, but can lift him far off the water where he can perform tricks. From all over the US, kiteboarders will be competing August 19 - 21 in the nation's longest running amateur kiteboarding contest. The Festival has the reputation as being the place to compete to move from amateur to professional status. Contestants will compete in the cate...
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By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
Looking for a great summer concert that’s close to home? Skamamia Lodge in Stephenson, Washington is currently hosting it’s 2011 Summer Concert series. Concerts are held every Friday evening at the lodge’s Columbia River Gorge Amphitheater. Skamania, the Chinook Indian word for “fast water, is an elegant, but decidedly rustic northwest-style lodge.  The setting is idyllic with unobstructed views of the Columbia River and nearby mountains. You can spread out a blanket on the lawn and soak up the views as Skamania Lodge Summer Concert Series makes beautiful music.   The Crazy 8’s, Linda Hornbuckle and Bobby Torres are just some of the acts scheduled to perform this summer. And should you decide to spend the night, here’s good news. Skamania Lodge is offering special summer discounts on th...
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By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
(Kelly Right Real Estate)
Meet The Honey Man!This is one cool guy... friendly, a real local "character". Last weekend, Mel was photographing a client's land and spent some time taking scenery photos, too. That's when he met Daryl, the Honey Man. He sets up shop from the back of his car on the Washington side of The Bridge of the Gods, near Stevenson, WA. He has 1,200 colonies of bees from which he makes pure, specialty honey.  He mentioned a new combination of blackberry and poison oak variety - interesting. Can't wait to try that one - I think? A lot of his business is return customers which only speaks to how truly wonderful his product is.  Many visitors to the area take his honey home, then contact him for more which he mails out.  Stop by and see Daryl for some great honey.  He is usually on the Washington ...
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By Mark Hall, Homes for Sale Vancouver Washington
(Realty One Group Cascadia)
I ran across this shot while golfing with friends earlier this week. Looks like they have been waiting for a sunny day too!Photo Journal - Vancouver Washington Real Estate is a side project for me. A blog that is 100% real estate gets to be a little stale so I will occasionally post interesting pictures of the non real estate world as I see it. I am not sure where this will take me but I know that it will be a fun ride.Follow this link to see the rest of Photo Journal - Vancouver Washington Real Estate
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By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
(Kelly Right Real Estate)
The Columbia River Through The Trees I just wanted to share a picture Mel took of the Columbia River, through the trees. It's beautiful even in the winter. If you are looking to purchase a home in the Columbia Gorge region, be sure to check out ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com.  Home and Property Owners in Hood River, The Dalles, White Salmon, Parkdale, Goldendale and other Columbia Gorge communities have chosen ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com to assist them in marketing their properties.  Be sure to view what the Columbia Gorge FSBO market has to offer potential buyers.  Sellers, we can assist you in marketing your home to achieve SOLD!.  Call us at 541-716-4254 or 509-540-1309.
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By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Guarding The Mighty River - The Northwest's Pillars of Hercules (in the very center)... Photo by John Slocum, Vancouver Washington, USA, taken from Crown Point, Oregon.Alexander~Slocum Team, with REMAX Vancouver WA. Think of selling your home in this market? We have the insight and passion for selling to get you moving!Visit Vancouver WA Real Estate, and Homes For Sale Vancouver WA for more information.
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By Lynn Krogseng
(Keller Williams Premier Partners)
30 Seconds at Washougal River I've worked all weekend, and in between tasks today, we rode our motorcycles over to Washougal River (great little twisty-windy road) and up to Dugan Falls. Skamania County. On today's ride we went through some nice farm areas and then in to more woodsy settings. Riding a motorcycle, I am aware of the different scents of the places I'm traveling through - the sweet grasses as we pass by the farm, the distinct animal smells as we pass the dairy, the earthy woodsy smell as we approach closer to the falls and the river. Add to that the thermal variations as I drive from sunny to shady areas and it's a full-meal-sensory-deal. I can't help but grin the whole time I'm riding. I'm not an experienced motorcyclist, and I couldn't video the ride, so I brought you the...
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By Lynn Krogseng
(Keller Williams Premier Partners)
30 Seconds on the Pacific Crest Trail You couldn't be there with us, so I took this video of our hike on part of the Pacific Crest Trail. The trail spans 2556 miles from Mexico to Canada. The trail has a a great story. Our little part of the trail was accessed across the road from the Washington side of the Bonneville Dam. Probably because of my recent visit to Yellowstone, or maybe because of my ongoing involvement in sustainability here in Vancouver Washington, the importance of the vision that people like Clinton C. Clarke had is on my mind often these days. I hope you will get out and enjoy the benefits of past visionaries and the lovely naturally beautiful lands around Southwest Washington. If you decide to stay, call me and I'll help you find the right home! Whether you're looking...
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