Ridgefield, WA Real Estate News

By Lynn Krogseng
(Keller Williams Premier Partners)
Love's Leathers What a fun place to go! We went to Love's Leathers in Ridgefield today. We had beautiful fall weather today and I saw many fellow motorcyclists taking advantage of one of the last good days for riding. Funny what a couple days of rain will do. Today I found a nice pair of chaps that are USA made. I'm not against world trade, but I am glad to buy local when I can - even when it's only local continent...   Whether you're looking for your first home, or possibly your last, or selling either of them, I have the patience and experience to help you make the best choice in Vancouver Washington. The Natural Choice in real estate is working with a professional real estate agent (me!) at Krogseng Real Estate who listens to your needs and works as a trusted advisor to get the best ...
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By John Slocum, Broker, SFR - Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Real Estate Market Activity in Ridgefield Washington - September 2009 Early in October we logged into the MLS for Vancouver and Ridgefield to obtain a quick snap-shot view of what happened real estate wise within the confines of Ridgefield, in Clark County Washington. Here is what we have to report: From this quick view we see an almost 45% higher number of Pending transactions compared to the number of SOLDS, as well as more than one year's supply of inventory available at the end of the month. This month the 3rd Party + Pre-Foreclosures + Foreclosures combined are about 25.6% of the Active homes listed (28.1% last month), yet they represent about 43.8% of the homes going under contract (71.4% last month). Key items we are looking for in a market turnaround are not just an increase in...
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By John Slocum, Broker, SFR - Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Real Estate Market Report for Ridgefield Washington - August 2009 On the first of September we logged into the MLS for Vancouver and Ridgefield to obtain a quick snap-shot view of what happened real estate wise within the confines of Ridgefield, in Clark County Washington. Here is what we have to report: From this snap-shot view we see an almost 18% increase in the number of Pending transactions compared to the number of SOLDS, as well as less than one year's supply of inventory available at the end of the month. This month the 3rd Party + Pre-Forclosures + Foreclosures combined are about 28.1% of the Active homes listed, yet they represent about 71.4% of the homes going under contract. Key items we are looking for in a market turnaround are not just an increase in the number of transac...
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By John Slocum, Broker, SFR - Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Got Nuthin' to do this weekend?  Come on out to the 2009 Clark County Fair!!!   Hope you enjoy our quick video of some of the things we saw and participated in!       The Clark County Fair is located in Ridgefield, Washington; just a few minutes up I-5 or I-205 from Vancouver, WA and the Portland Oregon Metro area.  Parking this year is $5 per car. There's still lot's of entertainment, rides, food, vendors and more to enjoy.  Ends August 16th.  Hope you can make it! View Clark County Fair in a larger map           Our Blog Posts related to living in SW Washington: SW Washington Moving Resources: Part 101 SW Washington Moving Resources: Part 102 SW Washington Moving Resources: Part 103 Miscellaneous SW Washington Reports: Clark County WA Real Estate Market Snapshot for the month of July...
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By Dan Bradstreet, Real Estate Agent - Vancouver WA
(ReMax equity group)
  You could buy a home even if you have 0 Money on hand however to be successful it comes down to three steps that really aren't to difficult....... 1) Qualify for a loan -- This means you must have an income along with an average credit score. "not perfect but just not bad" 2) Find a home that the seller is willing to sell for less money than it will appraise for. 3) USDA loan "farm home loan", contact Dan Bradstreet for a Farm Home Loan Map. FHA loan ....    "you will need to be gifted the down payment". VA loan   ....     "If you qualify for a VA loan this might be a great option. There are other factors that your lender can address or give you advice on what you need to qualify for the price range desired. The possibility of finding a home that will appraise for enough money to cove...
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By Lynn Krogseng
(Keller Williams Premier Partners)
Back at the bird shop Previous raving about The Back Yard Bird Shop doesn't end. This morning I got myself out of bed, when I'd much have enjoyed staying there, to go on a bird walk. I'm not a 'BIRDER'. I like birds, I put bird seed in the two feeders off my deck, I can identify maybe 12 birds by general class (swallow, eagle, hawk...). But I'm not a birder. So, when I was visiting The Backyard Bird Shop I signed up for the 'birdwalk' at the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge for the coming Saturday; I was doing so in the spirit of learning. The bird walk was today. Well, it was an interesting group that showed up at the shop to carpool to the refuge. Let me back up a few steps - I'm a walker, a hiker. When I signed up for a walk that leaves at 8 and returns around noon, I'm expecting that we'l...
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By Dan Bradstreet, Real Estate Agent - Vancouver WA
(ReMax equity group)
For a current bank owned foreclosure Homes list "all homes are active" of available bank owned or foreclosed Ridgefield WA property for sale.                Bank Owned List
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Music lovers in SW Washington are fortunate to have easy access to the Clark County Amphitheater.  This modern outdoor venue is known to be one of the best in the state and, many believe, among the top in the US.  As such, it is able to host some of the world's best musical performers.  Here are some of the concerts / entertainers that will be here in 2008:      Rush - June 1 (Sunday), 7:30p      Kenny Chesney - June 3 (Tuesday), 7:30p      Uprising Festival - June 6 (Friday) - Cancelled      Tim McGraw - June 25 (Wednesday), TBD      The Police - July 11 (Friday), 7:30p      James Taylor - July 24 (Thursday), TBD      Maroon 5 & Counting Crows - Sept 20 (Saturday), TBD      Journey, Cheap Trick & Heart - Sept 21 (Sunday), TBD The Clark County Amphitheater is located at 17200 NE Delfel ...
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By John Slocum, Broker, SFR - Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Clark County Parade of Homes 2007 -- Ridgefield, Washington Report by: John Slocum REMAX Vancouver WA   August 25, 2007 Portland / Vancouver -- This year's Parade of Homes for Clark County started with a stop to the Ridgefield High School (The Spudders!) to park and be shuttled to the show location. We were glad we brought good walking shoes as the location started with a slight slope, which increased to quite a steep slope to negotiate between the 3rd and 4th/5th homes. The return up the hill required at least one stop to catch our breath (wonder what that will be like when the winter ice/snow hits?). The Architecture, Craftsmanship, and Materials used made the show worth attending. Our family loves to get new ideas for building and remodeling, and what we saw was excellent except for...
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