Gated Estate Home Coming Soon…

fifteenthousand

Coming soon is a brand new listing that will be an amazing opportunity for some lucky homeowner. The teaser site is live now and can be found at www.fifteenthousand.com. Go check it out and call or email with any questions.

Take care,

Dale Chumbley

Clark County Real Estate Guide
The Chumbley Team

New Olive Garden In Fishers Landing

Do you get tired of waiting for a table at the Olive Garden by Vancouver Mall? If so, have no fear, relief is coming. Soon Clark County residents will have a brand new Olive Garden to enjoy. It is located in the Fishers Landing area of east Vancouver, WA. It is located on the SE corner of Mill Plain and SE 164th Avenue. Stay tuned to find out when!

Take care,

Dale Chumbley

Clark County Real Estate Guide
The Chumbley Team

Isn’t The Market Horrible?

It’s Just Different

I get asked this question on a regular basis. Continually, I let people know “no, it is not a horrible market”. It is a different market than the one we experienced a couple years ago. Not horrible, just different. Actually, the market is much more normal now than it was then. As a real estate professional I feel like I have a better grip on the market and how to price properties.

Throwing Darts At A Dart Board Is Not The Way To Price Properties

Unfortunately this is how things were being priced back then by a lot of people. Even then, the prices were being escalated into heights unheard of. The demand was there and the inventory wasn’t. Mixed with low interest rates and way to relaxed lending policies disaster was inevitable (as we all now know).

What About Now?

People will always need to sell homes and buy homes. This will not change. For those buying with nothing to sell, welcome to an incredible place to be! You are in a market that still has historically low interest rates and prices that are getting back into the place they should be. It is an amazing time to be purchasing a home or investment property.

If you are selling, remember you will not get what you “might have gotten” two years ago. That is the way of the market. If you have owned your home for more than three years you should still have made a great profit on your investment. Owned it for more than five years? Even better. Look at the return on your investment over that period of time, not “how much you lost” since the anomaly in the real estate market. Plus, if you are buying after you sell, you will pick up the same advantage of great prices as a buyer.

Questions?

If you have any questions about buying or selling, please don’t hesitate calling or emailing me. That is why I’m here. To counsel and advise in all your real estate needs.

Take care,

Dale Chumbley

Clark County Real Estate Guide
The Chumbley Team

100,000 People Swarm Vancouver, WA To Devour Sausage

Today is the day we wait for all year! The day to see all our old friends, catch up on local gossip and eat good food. Yes, today kicks off the one and only Vancouver Sausage Fest.

Beginning at 5 pm today we get our fill of great sausage, corn on the cob, ribs, chicken, spuds with all the fixin’s and of course… the elephant ears! The kids can ride the rides on the midway, you can purchase products from local vendors and you get to check out all sorts of local talent on the main stage. All this for only $1 per person. Yes, only $1 per person.

The Sausage Fest is happening at St. Joseph School & Parish Grounds located at 6500 Highland Drive, Vancouver, WA.

If you have never been you owe it to yourself to go! I’ll be there sometime Saturday for sure. Shoot me a text message at 360-260-3253 and say hi. I might even buy you a sausage.

Take care,

Dale Chumbley

Clark County Real Estate Guide
The Chumbley Team

1904 H Street Home For Sale In Vancouver, WA

This fabulous home has just come on the market. Just blocks from downtown Vancouver’s Uptown Village. Experience urban living today!

Featuring almost 2,000 square feet of finished living space plus another almost 900 square feet of potential space in the basement.

To see this fine home give me a call.

Take care,

Dale Chumbley

Attn: First-Time Home Buyers

If you are a first-time home buyer (someone who hasn’t owned a home in the past three years), now is the time for you to buy! The IRS is extending a tax credit of $7,500 for first-time home buyers within certain income limits: less than $75,000 income for single or head-of-household and up to $150,000 for married filing joint. Married couples who earn between $150,000-170,000 are eligible to receive a partial first-time home buyer tax credit. You can receive the $7,500 tax credit for the purchase of any home between April 9, 2008 – June 30, 2009. Buyers can take this tax credit on their 2008 or 2009 tax returns and it is a refundable credit (meaning that if you owe no tax, you would still get a $7,500 refund).

If you are a first-time home buyer, this is not the only reason to buy at this time. In addition to the tax credit, mortgage interest rates are good and the opportunity to get a good buy on a home is great right now. I would be happy to speak with you about your financial situation and how we might structure a loan that will work for you. I’m here to help you find the right loan at the right rate, right now!

For all mortgage-related questions, feel free to give me a call at (360) 907-911 or click the link below to go to my website and to apply online!

Take care,

Chris Hyde
Chris Hyde Mortgage

A Walk In The Park: Cottonwood Beach

Captain William Clark Park at Cottonwood Beach in Washougal is a great place to enjoy the beautiful sunny days that we have been having. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark established a camp at Cottonwood Beach on March 31, 1806, while they secured provisions for the return trip through the Columbia River Gorge and points east.

Today, acres of riverfront property on this site have been developed into a beautiful park. There are walking, biking, and equestrian trails as well as picnic shelters and historic interpretive elements for your whole family to enjoy. The beach at the park is a great place for summer sunning, swimming, and play. Located at the intersection of S. Index Street and S. 32nd Street in Washougal, Captain William Clark Park is one of Clark County’s gems and a great place to enjoy the beauty of the Columbia River and the entrance to the Gorge!

Take care,

Chris Hyde
Dale Chumbley