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June/July 2014

Home prices are up and interest rates are still relatively low. However, sellers are doing fine selling but then finding a new place is becoming a bit of a hassle. Once they sell, they are struggling to compete with cash offers and others vying for the same property. What you can do is have a qualified buyers agent ready to place a solid offer and provide tips and tricks to getting your offer shown and accepted. Contact us for more information. As we head into summer around southern Washington, there will be more homes on the market and more buyers so get ready!

May, 2014

Great news on the real estate front- home prices are stable and up and our general housing market is improving. The market in Battle Ground is great and people are selling with more homes for sale and pending sales than over the last 5 years. We are closing more homes in the Clark County real estate market than last year and it looks like it's shaping up to be a great spring and summer. Call us today for great representation on your home either buying or selling in the area.

July 19 - 21
July means Harvest Days in Battle Ground Washington. Taking Pl., July 19th to the 21st at the Battle Grounds Fairgrounds Park at 912 East Main St., the 2013 Harvest Days will offer carnivals, parades, talent shows, old car cruise, activities for the kids, 4-H animals, radio Disney will be there as well is music, shopping, local vendors, delicious food, wine and beer garden and more. Don’t miss your opportunity to join other local at Harvest Days in Battle Ground.

March, 2013 - Third Annual Taste of Merrill Gardens
Date: April 17, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join us for the third annual Taste of Merrill Gardens! This palate-pleasing dining experience features the Top Chef finalist recipes from our communities nationwide. Enjoy an exquisite dinging experience and vote for your favorite soup, salad, entree and dessert. Help us name the 2013 Top Chef winners for Merrill Gardens!
RSVP by April 10th http://www.merrillgardens.com

February, 2013 Grapeful Women - Wine and Chocolate Tasting

Date: February 7, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wine and Chocolate Tasting At Rusty Grape, featuring Whimsy Chocolates
Beginning at 6:00 pm

April, 2012 - Short Sales on Decline
Many short sales are getting snatched up by investors and first time home buyers. Many don't need any cosmetic repair at all! Foreclosures are almost gone as more sellers realize they don't have to be behind on their mortgage to short sale their home!

December, 2011 - Christmas time in Battle Ground
Don't miss Santa in the Vancouver Mall and the tree lighting ceremonies happening in various towns around Clackamas County!

May, 2011 - Springtime!
Great time to be thinking about buying a home in Battle Ground or surrounding neighborhoods. Check out the amazing homes for sale in Meadow Glade Washington, Dollar Corner Washington, or Cherry Grove Washington

January 12, 2011 - Kid's Cooking Corner Opens in Vancouver Washington
The Kids Cooking Corner is a wonderful addition to Vancouver opening its doors Dec 1, 2010. Kids are shown how to cook as well as meal preparation, etiquette and food education. Read more about the Kid's Cooking Corner in Vancouver Washington here.

November 21, 2010 - How to Prepare Your Garden for Winter
The Northwest presents a quandary when deciding when to put your garden to bed. With roses and dahlias still hanging on the thought to retire the beds can be put on hold until the first frost. But then again you don't want to ruin anything for next year. But tender items such as fuchsias and geraniums will die if frost hits them so it maybe time to dig them up. Pots and planters that will not withstand freezing temps can be brought into a basement or kept for indoor use. Trying to keep the plants in a state of dormancy can help strengthen roots for next year. If you are protecting plants over winter outside keep them covered with mulch or straw. Burlap is also a good material to use to cover and will tend to keep pesky weeds just a little at bay over the course of winter. Learn more about wintering over your Clark County home and landscaping here.

November 11, 2010 - Is your Clark County Home Headed for Holiday Cheer?
Are you one of those "pack it on", "the more the merrier", kind of decorator? The local newspaper The Columbian, wants to know about it. If you decorate for the season a little over the top, tell them about it. They want to feature homes in Battle Ground, Vancouver and around Clark county in their paper and online for drive by touring during the Holiday season.

Please send them your address, a brief description of the decorations and the dates and times when your house will be on public display. Send information to Paul Suarez by e-mail, neighbors@columbian.com; fax, 360-735-4598; or mail, The Columbian, P.O. Box 180, Vancouver, WA 98666.

The Columbian will print a list of holiday homes — including names and addresses — several times before Christmas; the final deadline for submissions is Dec. 7.

November 3, 2010 - Local Events Spark Weekend Entertainment
The apple pressing is one of several seasonal weekend entertainment options in Clark County and Portland. Others include a Halloween-inspired concert, a spooky theatrical spoof and a visit from the headless horseman. There’s more to the latest train trip from the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad than a scenic ride through north Clark County. Along the way, the train will be chased by a headless horseman. The trip’s other highlights include going through a 330-foot tunnel and a brief stop at Big Creek Falls. Check out more events here.