Camas, WA Real Estate News

By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Closed Unit-Sales more than Double Last Year's Mark; With No Pause to the Rapidly Rising Sales Prices for Camas WA Real Estate in April 2021 Unit Sales for last year were affected (driven lower) by the initial government shut-down Order(s) with this year's posting more than double what we saw last year. Active Inventory remains very low owing to brisk sales. Financing rates are also extremely low on a historical basis. Thus, prices are now rising approximately 2% per month! Here are the highlights for this month: The Short-Term Average Price Trend jumped up approx. $21k to another new high and is 26.57% higher than last year ($150,054); with the 12-Month Moving Average also very strongly positive at 16.12%   The Inventory level is super-low at 0.5 month's of supply for pre-owned proper...
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By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Unit-Home-Sales slipped slightly; while New Listings, Pending Sales and Sales Prices Shot Up for Camas WA in March 2021 As we emerge from Winter this community's home sales market is starting out with a massive Price surge, as the increase in New Listings is being quickly absorbed by home buyers. Active Inventory that is visible at any one point in time is near its record low. Here are the key points for this month: The Short-Term Average Price Trend zoomed up about $38k and is 25.48% higher than last year ($141,053); with the 12-Month Moving Average now strongly positive at 14.52%   The Inventory level is still extremely low at 0.6 month's of supply for resale homes.      Approximately 40 Resale Homes closed in March 2021, compared to 43 Sold in 2020; which is 3 fewer (-6.97%) compare...
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By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
Today is National Go Birding Day. A special thank you to Kathy Streib for the heads up. Maybe that's why we got a visit from Woody the Woodpecker. Well, that's what we called him, but we think it's actually a red-breasted sapsucker. Bernie got a quick little snippet of video too, which isn't always easy with your arms held over your head. Plus, these birds move quickly up and down and around tree trucks. It's almost like they are playing a game, "now you see me, now you don't."   As nature-loving REALTORS®, are both so appreciative that we can "Go Birding" at home. It's one of the many joys of living in ViewHomes of Clark County with Nature As Neighbors! If you too would like to experience this rewarding lifestyle, call us today, we know how to find the gems.  
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By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Closed Unit-Sales Rebound Strongly; With Sales Prices Blasting Skyward to another New High for Camas WA Real Estate in February 2021 Unit Sales have jumped up a month or two early from what we typically see, although we also know this number has been constrained by the relatively extremely low Inventory. Very strong, and seemingly financially-capable buyers are driving prices quickly higher (over 20% annualized pace at this moment. Here are the highlights for this month: The Short-Term Average Price Trend Rocketed up to a new high and is 22.17% higher than last year ($119,218); with the 12-Month Moving Average also strongly positive at 12.11%   The Inventory level is super-low at 0.4 month's of supply for pre-owned properties.      Approximately 42 Resale Properties closed in February ...
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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 market for multi-generational homes continues to grow. While the trend isn't new,  the unique circumstances in 2020 created even more of an impetus for many families. Economics, a desire to be together, and emotional and/or physical support are key reasons families are choosing to live together under one roof.  We've been promoting and living the multi-generational lifestyle for a number of years. In fact, we are the first, and to our knowledge, only, REALTORS® who specialize in multi-generational homes in Clark County, Washington.  A choice to care for elderly parents created our reason for sharing a home.  What an adventure it's been too. Our situation is a bit different in that my sister and her husband are also living with us at our rural home in Camas. A diagnosis of dementia f...
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By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
Spring -  Celebrate the Pacific Tree Frog!   Thanks to a class of fifth-graders in Olympia, the Pacific tree frog is the official amphibian of Washington State.  Also known as the chorus frog, it’s scientific name - Pseudacris (rhymes with Ludacris) regilla - sounds like a rapper. And like Ludacris, these tiny frogs have a big song in their hearts, especially the males. Every Spring, you hear their loud  two-part ribbit designed to attract females.  The chirping stimulates other males to join in, and often, the resulting chorus of their joint efforts can be heard quite far away. It’s always sweet music to our nature-loving ears. Celebrating World Frog Day. March 20th is World Frog Day, so it’s timely that we recognize the importance of the Pacific tree frog to our environment. Found in ...
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By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Closed Unit-Home-Sales Easing for the Season; While Sales Prices Popped Another New High for Camas WA in January 2021 Now in the middle of the Winter Season, we have a typical a decrease in the number of Homes Sold; yet, the lack of Active Inventory, resale Home Sales Prices have posted another new high. Here are the key points for this month: The Short-Term Average Price Trend popped up about $11k+ and is 21.45% higher than last year ($114,243); with the 12-Month Moving Average now strongly positive at 12.45%   The Inventory level is now at the super low 0.3 month's of supply for resale homes.      Approximately 29 Resale Homes closed in January 2021, compared to 32 Sold in 2020; which is 3 fewer (-9.38%) compared to last year, and 21 fewer than last month;  REO/Bank Owned property sa...
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By Jill Watts, A Luxury Experience at Every Price Point!
(Realty Pro, Inc.)
HOME FOR SALE!!1820 SE 6th St.Camas, WA  98607 I'm happy to present this cute little home with big aspirations! Bring your hammer and nails and make it all yours!  Call for more informationa: Ed Goldhammer at 360-600-5225 or Jill Watts at 360-852-1689.      Here is what the actual RMLS says about the home:Public:Sweet one level home that needs a little updating, paint and carpet too. 2 bdrm/1 bath on 1 level on a 148x50 lot.Detached 1 car garage w/50 amp service,vinyl windows, hm well insulated, new 2019 roof, gas furnace 2006, replumbed drains, hardwood floors under carpet. Bsmnt has concrete. Located min frm popular downtown Camas, award winning Camas schools & Columbia river for some great fishing fun.Large bck concrete patio for entertaining + firepit. Fenced backyard. PDX airport,s...
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By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
We love snow. This year, because of our new English Cream Golden Retriever, we were especially hoping for a snowfall event with decent accumulation. Snow finally started falling yesterday, and kept building in momentum. The deeper it got, the more entertaining it became to 10-month-old Finnegan.  He never tires of chasing tennis balls and birds.   
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By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Closed Unit Sales up over 10%; with Sales Prices Blasting to another New High for real estate in Camas WA, December 2020 While gently "slowing" month-by-month for unit sales, the Camas real estate market has been extremely strong on a relative basis, causing prices to blast skyward. Extreme shortage of Active Inventory is nearing a crisis level. Here are the highlights for this month: The Short-Term Average Price Trend's new high this month is 15.91% higher than last year ($87,302); with the 12-Month Moving Average became double-digit positive at 10.03%   The Inventory level remained at the extremely low 0.5 month's of supply for pre-owned properties.      Approximately 49 Resale Properties closed in December 2020, compared to 44 Sold in 2020; which is 5 more (11.36%) compared to last ...
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By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
Homes With Views - Camas and Washougal Owning a home with a view of a river - or any vista - offers a unique living experience.  Views are always enjoyable and constantly changing.  Likewise, it will add value when you are ready to sell. We receive requests all the time from buyers who dream of having a home with views, and it's always a pleasure to help them find the right match.We are fortunate to live in the Pacific Northwest - recognized as one of the most scenic regions in the country.  This is especially true of Clark County, bordered on the south by the Columbia River.  Over eons, the "Mighty" Columbia carved natural canyons and gorges in its wake. In Clark County, this left rolling hillsides along the river which offer many vantage points with stunning views.  Likewise, some of ...
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By Team PNW, Your Clark County WA Real Estate Experts
(Team PNW)
Lack of inventory and buyer demand continues to drive prices higher. Only 1 month of inventory with the months resale supply being in extreme shortage territory. Prices on sold homes has increased by 9.2% in the last 30 days and 7.8% since the previous quarter. The average sales price for a home in Camas, WA for last month was $665,841.  The Camas, WA real estate market closed out the year with frenzy-level sales activity, fueled by low interest rates and a backlog of buyers. Less homes hit the market when compared to the previous quarter, but the average price for pending and sold homes continued to drive higher. This pricing trend should continue into 2021 as more home buyers enter the market after the holiday season. Camas, WA Home InventoryThese numbers represent the number of New ...
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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 stars shine brighter here in the country. They really do. The reason? They are not competing with the light pollution emanating from commercial areas,  porch lights, and street lights.  The air smells fresher too. Less traffic translates into less fuel emissions. Plus there are generally more trees around. Trees are remarkable air filters working to remove carbon dioxide and other gases from the air we breathe.   It's generally quieter in the country. At our rural home in Camas, Washington, we enjoy listing to the sounds of the Little Washougal River, especially in the fall and winter months when the rains bring higher water levels. Wind moving through the leaves of trees is also pleasant sound to hear. It has its own word too - psithurism. We can hear it through our windows, and of...
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By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Closed Unit-Home-Sales Turning Down for the Season; With Sales Prices Eking out Another Recent New High for Camas WA in November 2020 As we head into the Winter Season, we are starting to see a decrease in Homes Sold; but, with Home Loan Interest Rates so low, and a scarcity of Active Inventory, Home Sales Prices will continue to have strong support and perhaps gains. Here are the key points for this month: The Short-Term Average Price Trend inched up about $1,400 and is 10.11% higher than last year ($88,897); with the 12-Month Moving Average now strongly positive at 8.24%   The Inventory level dropped another 0.2 to an extremely low 0.7 month's of supply for resale homes.      Approximately 54 Resale Homes closed in November 2020, compared to 53 Sold in 2019; which is 1 more (1.9%) co...
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By Team PNW, Your Clark County WA Real Estate Experts
(Team PNW)
As overall activity slows for the winter season, lack of inventory and buyer demand continues to drive prices higher. Only 0.7 months of inventory with the months resale supply being in extreme shortage territory. Prices on sold homes has increased by 1.5% in the last 30 days and 5.7% since the previous quarter. The average sales price for a home in Camas, WA for last month was $615,991  The Camas, WA real estate market continues to stay strong in this time of uncertainty. Low inventory is driving prices higher as buyer demand is putting many sellers in multiple offers situations. Buyers are being forced to act quickly to pick up their own little piece of the Camas WA real estate market. Camas, WA Home InventoryThese numbers represent the number of New Listings, Pending, Sold and Off M...
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By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Closed Unit Sales Push to a New High; while Skyrocketing Sales Prices Post another New High for real estate in Camas WA for October 2020 We typically think of the Start of Fall as when real estate sales activity visibly slows - but, not this year! Strong Demand with Shrinking Supply has been a perfect storm for rapid rise of prices while available purchase-choices shrink. Here are the highlights for this month: The Short-Term Average Price Trend moved up to a new high this month and is 12.94% higher than last year ($69,703); with the 12-Month Moving Average also strongly positive at 8.47%   The Inventory level is incredibly low at 0.5 month's of supply for pre-owned properties.      Approximately 66 Resale Properties closed in October 2020, compared to 53 Sold in 2020; which is 13 more...
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By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
 Baby it's cold outside. We're waking up to a frosty 32 degrees this morning at our multigenerational home in Camas, Washington. It's hard to believe we are just a couple of days away from December. There's still left-over turkey in the refrigerator, but we needed a break and ate cauliflower crust pizza for dinner last night.  Tonight's meal is still up for debate. Mom eats her meals with us Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights. Wednesday through Friday, she eats with my sister and brother-in-law. Saturday used to be the night to eat out, but now, due to closures, she switches between our homes each week. Last night, she was with Cheri and Bob.  We're trying to help out the local eateries and order take-out on most Saturday nights. It's a fun change from the usual.  Last week, we ordered ...
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By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
 We love knowing sweet gum trees  grow well in the Pacific Northwest. Also known as Liquid Amber (liquidambar styraciflua), the trees are beautiful. The leaves resemble a maple leaf, but are more deeply lobed and star-shaped.  Due to a recent change, our own sugar gum tree has taken center stage in the yard this year.  Last month, an arborist determined that our Mimosa tree, which was located near the sweet gum,  was diseased and recommended removal.  His concern, the possibility of spreading disease to the other healthy deciduous trees on our property.  Therefore, we agreed, and the tree was removed.  We were happy to discover a pleasant upside to losing the tree - opening up the yard and gaining a new view. Yesterday, our elderly mother walked out to the front porch and exclaimed in j...
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By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Sales Prices Paused at their Recent New High, with Closed Sales Rocketing up to the Year's High for Camas WA in September 2020 We have another very strong showing for Prices and Units-Sold; although New Listings and Pending are starting to ebb. Active Inventory fell significantly to less than one month's of supply. Here are the highlights for this month: The Short-Term Average Price Trend held steady this month and is 9.30% higher than last year ($49,189); with the 12-Month Moving Average now strongly positive at 9.26%   The Inventory level dropped 0.2 to a super-low 0.9 month's of supply for pre-owned homes.      Approximately 76 Resale Homes closed in September 2020, compared to 52 Sold in 2019; which is 24 more (46.15%) compared to last year, and 13 more than last month;  REO/Bank O...
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By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
Heinie Warmer for the Winter Months We have native, year-round Anna's hummingbirds living in the woods at our rural home in Camas, Washington. For several winters, we have used a heated feeder to make sure the tiny birds have a reliable source of nectar when the temperatures drop. Otherwise, the nectar freezes and the birds can't drink. Unfortunately, we've had bad luck with the feeders leaking.  After replacing the first one, and having the same problem, we decided to explore other options.   The one that caught our eye is called the Hummingbird Heinie Warmer.  Admittedly, it's a bit of a curiosity during the day, but as the daylight fades, it comes to life and gets prettier and prettier. The string of C7 lights gives off enough heat to prevent the nectar from freezing, and give cold b...
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