Architectural beauty, phenomenal views tie for Washougal home’s top feature

This modern ranch in Washougal, Washington, wows with spectacular views of the Columbia River and Mt. Hood, as well as careful architectural details. The large, level lot is slightly raised and set back from the street, allowing unobstructed vistas without sacrificing privacy. Walking up the path, visitors will get the sense there’s plenty to see both inside and outside this interesting home. Native Camas stone continues from the exterior into the foyer and great room. Lofty cedar ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows,... Read More

The cure for cabin fever? Prepping your home & yard for warm-weather living

Spring is finally here in the Pacific Northwest, and another glorious summer is around the corner. Prepare your outdoor spaces, guests accommodations, and indoor details for the sunny days and relaxing evenings ahead. Lawns & landscaping Late spring is a great time to address trouble spots in your lawn. Sow new see and apply any necessary herbicides or fertilizers. Aerating compacted soil will also encourage growth and prevent weeds from taking root. Once grass is 2-3 inches tall, break out... Read More

Skip the open house: Focus on fantastic staging & photos

Many sellers think an open house is a surefire strategy for getting offers and quickly selling their home. While they can’t hurt, open houses are less about homeowners and more about the real estate agents representing them. “My take on open houses is they’re really for the benefit of the agent,” says Terrie Cox, RE/MAX’s top individual broker in Washington and top-10 in the country. “On my site, you’re open every day.” Terrie focuses on staging her listings and taking... Read More

Pristine views, schools, and details make Washougal home a tremendous triple threat

Homeshoppers with an eye for detail and elegance will be inspired by this Washougal property, featured in Southwest Washington’s 2005 Parade of Homes. Its 3,500 square feet are adorned with gleaming wood floors, stately columns, crown molding, plantation shutters, and extensive custom woodwork. Located near the outstanding Camas school districts, this is an ideal listing for families relocating or upgrading to a new home. The property exudes sophistication with its meticulous landscaping, fountain, and unique brick-and-shingle exterior. Anchored by a... Read More

Stylish, spacious, exclusive Vancouver home boasts lake views & designer details

This recently built Vancouver property in the Bella Ridge community is a must-see for families looking for a perfect blend of style and space. With six bedrooms, four bathrooms, a four-stall garage, and more than 5,600 square feet, the home overlooks Vancouver Lake and other stunning surroundings. It’s located in a gated cul-de-sac, offering both security and exclusivity in this prestigious neighborhood. The stone and wood arched entry is just one of the remarkable architectural details in this superb home.... Read More

Know your way around the kitchen to plan a perfect one

The kitchen is the heart of the home, where family and friends gather to share special meals and everyday moments. It’s also the room home shoppers often look forward to most in each property they tour. If a house checks every box but the kitchen, include it during negotiations, then upgrade or renovate what doesn’t work post-sale. Sellers of great houses with lackluster kitchens may consider tackling the project before listing to ensure their home gets the attention it deserves.... Read More

Brasada Ranch cabin blends the best of rugged, upscale living

Find rustic luxury in this exceptional home away from home in Powell Butte, Oregon. The 1,500-square-foot cabin is located at Brasada Ranch. Owners have access to exclusive community amenities and endless activities in this Central Oregon paradise. Ideal for small-scale entertaining or relaxing after a day enjoying the outdoors, this home boasts majestic Cascade Mountain views and wild — yet tranquil —desert scenery. The home includes everything active vacationers or retirees need to enjoy the Bend area’s fun, rugged lifestyle.... Read More

With high-end woodwork & marble, Vancouver home a gem

Come home to a house where even the laundry room feels elegant. This dazzling Vancouver home, located in the desirable Rivercrest Estates neighborhood, is adorned with marble flooring, mahogany woodwork, tray ceilings and abundant natural light. Lived in by just one owner since it was built in 1993, the four-bedroom home is equally grand and intimate with expert craftsmanship around every corner. Just inside the 9-foot carved mahogany double doors, the impressive entry sets the tone for the home with... Read More

Spacious Vancouver home on green belt lot offers lush, secluded living

Tucked inside the private Vancouver pocket neighborhood of Hammann Farm, this sprawling three-story home is a blank canvas that will come alive with your family’s personal touch. With 6,600 square feet, five bedrooms and four bathrooms, it’s the perfect property for a home office, large parties, studio or fitness space, guests and more. The lush green belt lot’s natural landscaping and water feature blend into the woods, giving the house and its outdoor areas secluded beauty. Towering ceilings, gleaming tile... Read More

Want to sell fast? Staging will get your home looking its best for buyers

Experienced, design-driven RE/MAX broker Terrie Cox says there's nothing like professional staging to prepare a home to go on the market. These interior designers are in tune with modern décor trends, as well as what buyers want in their next home. One thing they definitely don’t want? Too much personal touch. Buyers need to visualize what their lives would look like in a different home. Old furniture, family photos and other details from the current owners can be distracting. “When... Read More