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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 inset red-brown marble flooring and a soaring two-story ceiling. Moving to the column-flanked formal living room, tray ceilings and crown molding give the room height while the fireplace exudes classic luxury. The details continue into the dining room, with ample room and sophistication for entertaining.

But the home’s true focal point is its kitchen. Marble floors, countertops and backsplash shine in the light streaming in from windows that face the yard’s creative collection of trees and shrubbery. Deep brown mahogany cabinets and 24-carat gold hardware complement the rich green marble. Ample storage and a large eat-in area offer the space functional opulence. The kitchen’s unique features define the home’s character, and its style reverberate throughout each room.

The exquisite details continue to the second level with the staircase’s mahogany bannister and the dedicated office’s wainscoting, window trim and crown molding. French doors with leaded glass panes open into the master suite. The expansive bath includes a jetted soaking tub, large vanity, custom cabinetry and green marble flooring.

This home is in excellent condition and ready for its next family’s perspective. The Columbia River and Mt. Hood provide awe-inspiring views for the property and surrounding neighborhood. It’s conveniently located just off the Evergreen Highway and close to several schools, as well as Fairway Village Golf Course.

Terrie Cox is RE/MAX’s top luxury broker in Oregon and Washington. She takes pride in helping clients find the home of their dreams — then craft an unbeatable offer to make it their own. To schedule your private viewing of this magnificent Vancouver listing, call or text Terrie directly at (360) 607-4100 or email terrie@terriecox.net.

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POSTED ON: March 2, 2017 8:17 pm BY:

Choosing between real estate in Oregon & Washington? Consider the taxes

Homebuyers relocating to the Portland-Vancouver region have the flexibility of choosing a home in either Oregon or Washington. The two cities and their outlying areas each boast beautiful neighborhoods, upscale shopping and dining districts, high-performing schools and world-class events.

Living in Washington, however, has one benefit Oregon can’t match: no income tax.

Though Washingtonians pay sales tax while Oregonians do not, they’re keeping more of their annual income — to the tune of nearly 10 percent — by living in a state without income tax. And with Portland just a short drive over the bridge, southwest Washington residents can still take advantage of its attractions and its duty-free shopping.

Luxury real estate agent Terrie Cox was born and raised in Oregon, but she calls Washington home because it makes sense for her business and her budget. She cautions that those who live in Washington must work in the state to avoid paying income tax. It’s tempting to consider commuting to a job in Portland then back home to Vancouver, but you would not be exempt.

Terrie, RE/MAX’s top broker in both states, works with her clients to buy and sell some of the Pacific Northwest’s most spectacular properties. Call or text her directly at (360) 607-4100 or email terrie@terriecox.net to talk about your next move to Oregon or Washington.

POSTED ON: January 23, 2017 6:00 am BY:

La Center property boasts prime fishing & design potential

Located on the east fork of the Lewis River in La Center, Washington, this home is an oasis for any outdoors enthusiast. Perched atop its 5-acre lot, the house is clear of flood danger but just steps from Mason Creek Hole, where springwaters create an ideal home for steelhead and salmon. Scenic riverbanks offer prime fishing spots, and the boat launch gives access to the creek and river, leading all the way to the Columbia. Surrounded by territorial views and peeks at Mt. Hood, the property feels rural and secluded, despite being just 15 minutes from shopping and 30 minutes from Portland International Airport.

Inside the house’s stately arched brick entry, the sweeping two-story foyer features gleaming black marble floors and a curved staircase. The formal sitting room and dining room continue an air of classic luxury. Meanwhile, the bright open-concept kitchen, dining area and living room are prepared for a buyer’s design touch. A bedroom and exercise room — as well as a massive deck for grilling, outdoor entertaining and taking in the scenery — round out the main floor.

Upstairs, double doors open into a large master suite with a wood-burning stove, executive study and bathroom with tile and marble finishes. Large windows boast the home’s most dramatic view. Two more bedrooms and a den give families individual space as well as plenty of room to spend time together.

Back outside, the landscaped yard includes a swingset and play area. The fenced-in pool gives swimmers a chance to soak up the sunshine, while the adjacent outbuilding houses a steamy sauna. The three-bay garage is outfitted with 14-foot doors to accommodate a boat or RV, and the shop inside has electricity and water access. Attached to the garage, the guest house is perfect for visitor lodging or as a second residence.

Terrie Cox is RE/MAX’s top Realtor in the Pacific Northwest. She’s an expert in advising her clients as they purchase and personalize their luxury homes. To schedule your private viewing of this sprawling La Center property and visualize its full potential, call or text Terrie directly at (360) 607-4100, email terrie@terriecox.net or visit www.usa-relocate.com.

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POSTED ON: January 5, 2017 11:14 pm BY:

Washougal retreat perfect for growing families, hosting friends

This modern Craftsman in Washougal, Washington, is a spacious property, spread over two tax lots in Leaptrott Estates. The abundant space — inside and out — and lush landscaping give the home and yard ample privacy amid the convenience of a neighborhood setting.

Harmonious landscaping, smart architecture and a wide open concept floorplan let the beauty of the home’s surroundings shine. The exterior stone treatment, front yard arbor and stained glass entry make an impressive statement. From the first step inside, clean sightlines yield natural light and breathtaking territorial views. Remarkable millwork and flooring – tile, wood and carpet – give each room a distinct, yet natural, character.

Consistent details and a complimentary color palette enhance the main floor’s flow. The two-story foyer and its flanking office lead to the dining room, giving way to the sunken great room with its stone hearth and spectacular vistas. The kitchen’s refined finishes, custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and a large granite island create a beautiful entertaining area; access to the deck streamlines outdoor dining.

Also on the main floor, the first of two luxurious master suites offers a walk-in glass shower and a soaking tub. A second suite, located upstairs with two additional bedrooms and space for a gym, is another elegant option. On top of the first suite’s amenities, it includes a fireplace and a private deck looking out over the river.

Downstairs, the finished basement houses a granite wet bar and boundless space for game tables other fun. Built-in sound system, projectors and four TVs are perfect for hosting a crowd for sporting events. A third deck includes a hot tub and plenty of room to entertain and relax. Stairs lead down to the secluded patio and waterfall feature, set against a variety of mature trees and shrubs.

This incredible home is not only an entertainer’s delight; located in the desirable Camas School District, it’s also perfect for growing families. With a four-car garage and generous storage throughout, there’s room for everyone and everything.

To schedule your tour of this exceptional Washougal property, call or text leading RE/MAX broker Terrie Cox at (360) 607-4100, email terrie@terriecox.net or visit www.usa-relocate.com. Terrie is Washington’s premier luxury real estate agent and recognized among RE/MAX’s top 50 Realtors in the world. She is uniquely qualified to negotiate the purchase of your luxury home with personalized guidance and experienced market insights.

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POSTED ON: January 4, 2017 7:20 pm BY:

River views & vaulted ceilings enhance Vancouver home’s tranquil spirit

This impressive 2,300-square-foot Vancouver home is situated in the coveted community of Steamboat Landing along the Columbia River in Washington. Its unique features include low-maintenance landscaping, vaulted ceilings, custom finishes and an abundance of natural light. This property offers homeowners the opportunity to embrace an upscale waterfront lifestyle in a stunning natural setting.

Greeted by a stately gated courtyard, visitors will enter the main floor’s open concept living space and immediately take in the spectacular river vista. Lofty ceilings and an attractive window layout invite light into the space, illuminating slab granite countertops and a sophisticated gas fireplace. A sliding door in the kitchen extends living and entertaining options to the newly installed Trex deck and backyard.

The home’s towering ceilings and scale continue up the grand staircase to the master suite. Floor-to-ceiling windows – with custom shades – and skylights keep the bedroom and bathroom bright without sacrificing privacy. The suite includes a jetted soaking tub, granite double vanity, custom shelving and a walkout deck with panoramic river views. With two additional bedrooms, as well as the main-floor study, there’s ample space for children, guests, work and leisure.

Outside, the amenities help residents take advantage of their waterfront community’s natural beauty. Walking trails line the riverside grounds and lead to the beach, marina, fishing spots and scenic overlooks. With popular Portland shopping, dining and entertainment districts just a short drive away, all of the advantages of city living are close at hand.

This elegant home is represented exclusively by Terrie Cox, RE/MAX’s top Realtor in the Pacific Northwest and a specialist in luxury waterfront real estate. Terrie’s expert guidance and industry insight will help you secure the perfect home and streamline your relocation. To schedule your private viewing of this Vancouver property, call or text Terrie directly at (360) 607-4100, email terrie@terriecox.net or visit www.usa-relocate.com.

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POSTED ON: December 7, 2016 1:33 am BY:

Vancouver condo includes modern luxury, wildlife sightings, Columbia River view

Envision riverfront luxury living in the serene community of Tidewater Cove in Vancouver, Washington. This three-bedroom, 2,900-square-foot condo is the picture of sophistication, featuring tray ceilings with crown molding, custom windows and Hunter Douglas window treatments, marble and travertine tile flooring, premium wool carpeting and unique lighting. Built-in Panasonic televisions, sound systems, central vacuum, a gas fireplace and high-end appliances give the home every modern convenience.

The real draw, though, is the spectacular view of the Columbia River. Homeowners can take in the scenery and sunsets through the great room’s expansive windows, on the covered patio, on the property’s wooded nature trails or at the marina, which is just steps away. Wildlife sightings are common; eagles, turtles, deer, occasional river otters and Tidewater’s own white swans also call the area home.

This condo boasts a grand open floor plan with many versatile, comfortable spaces for welcoming guests, gathering the family, relaxing and pursuing hobbies. The kitchen includes stainless steel Dacor and KitchenAid appliances, as well as granite countertops and bar seating. A butler’s pantry with dry bar and refrigerated drawers takes the heat off of the kitchen when entertaining. With huge windows running the length of the dining room and great room, the main living area is flooded with natural light.

The community amenities take this condo to the next level. The central clubhouse includes a spa and gym and is situated near the tennis court, pool and hot tub. Amenity access, as well as grounds maintenance and security, are covered by HOA dues. Being just a short walk from the marina, homeowners will enjoy the proximity to riverfront restaurants and shops. Marina slips accommodating boats up to 50 feet are available, as well.

Terrie Cox is Oregon and Washington’s premier luxury real estate broker. As RE/MAX’s top Realtor in the Pacific Northwest, Terrie will help you navigate the purchase of your riverfront home with expert guidance and industry insight. To schedule your private viewing at this beautiful Vancouver condo, call or text Terrie directly at (360) 607-4100, email terrie@terriecox.net or visit www.usa-relocate.com.

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POSTED ON: December 6, 2016 11:18 pm BY:

CLASS & COMFORT STAND OUT AT REFINED CAMAS RETREAT

The grandeur of this custom Camas estate begins on the winding driveway and continues throughout the property. Positioned at the end of a private cul-de-sac and overlooking the 16th fairway of Camas Meadows Golf Course, every inch of this 7,431 square foot home exudes inspired sophistication.

Inside, natural light streams through wide windows, accentuating the main floor’s raised ceilings and ornate light fixtures. The foyer’s columns and sweeping height give way to a lofty sitting room, as well as a formal dining area. In the kitchen – flanked by a cozy living area –custom cabinetry, high-end appliances and a breakfast nook are adjoined by a butler’s cook kitchen for elegant entertaining.

The secluded main-floor library features custom millwork, two built-in desks, a 20-foot octagon dome ceiling and a fireplace. The Cinetopia theater room includes a 10-foot screen, stadium seating, a wet bar and a true theater surround sound experience for watching movies, enjoying sports and playing games.

The master wing is an oasis. An elevated tub flanked by Tuscan pillars, sitting area, fireplace, walk-in closet and heated floor create a sumptuous suite. Three more luxurious bedroom suites, one with a balcony overlooking the golf course, offer plenty of additional room.

Back outside, the terrace, pool, hot tub and basketball court offer limitless options for entertaining and exercise. Three garages on either side of the home can accommodate three vehicles, as well as a 48-foot RV. Courtyard and backyard fountains add an extra touch of class to this property’s luxurious ambience.

Terrie Cox is Oregon and Washington’s premier luxury real estate broker. Recognized nationally and internationally among RE/MAX’s top 50 Realtors in the world, Terrie is uniquely qualified to help you negotiate the purchase of your luxury home with expert guidance and industry insight. To schedule your private viewing at this magnificent Camas home, call or text Terrie directly at (360) 607-4100, email terrie@terriecox.net or visit usa-relocate.com.

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POSTED ON: September 21, 2016 5:15 pm BY:

BREATHTAKING VIEWS, BOUNDLESS SPACE SET WASHOUGAL ESTATE APART

Find secluded elegance in this expansive Washougal home, positioned on more than 6 acres and surrounded by mountain views. Lush landscaping– including a serene pond – throughout the grounds creates a paradise for entertaining, gardening or simply relaxing under the trellis next to the fire. The vast grounds are spacious enough for a pool, basketball and tennis courts, a dog run or even a helicopter pad.

Large windows and luxe outdoor living spaces blur interior and exterior, with sophisticated crown molding, arched doorways and custom millwork balancing earthen tile floors and stone detail inside and out. The tone and functionality of the gourmet kitchen continue through the sliding door to the deck’s cooking space, which also includes stainless steel appliances and granite countertops.

A massive, versatile rec room anchors this home with a vaulted timbered ceiling that accommodates the towering stone fireplace, granite and wood finishes, a full bar and built-in cabinetry. The space comfortably hosts 200 guests and leads directly to a deck with a Jacuzzi and soaring views of the Columbia River valley.

Everyone can have their own space in the home’s four bedrooms and grand master wing. And the in-law suite – or guest house – attached to the barn and eight-car garage offers additional family and visitors a private retreat. A main-floor office is ideal for remote work, studying and reading. More finished space in the basement offers room for exercise and low-key recreation.

Terrie Cox is Oregon and Washington’s premier luxury real estate broker. Recognized nationally and internationally among RE/MAX’s top 50 Realtors in the world, Terrie is uniquely qualified to help you negotiate the purchase of your luxury home with expert guidance and industry insight. To schedule your private viewing at this incredible Washougal home, call or text Terrie directly at (360) 607-4100, email terrie@terriecox.net or visit usa-relocate.com.

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POSTED ON: September 21, 2016 5:14 pm BY:

TRANQUIL, TRADITIONAL VANCOUVER HOME FILLED WITH DISTINGUISHED DETAILS

A sense of comfortable peace permeates this Vancouver, Washington, home, situated at the end of a private cul-de-sac in a secure community. Semi-circle benches invite cozy nights gathered around the fire pit, while the backyard’s waterfall koi pond and pleasing landscaping inspire serene reflection. Inside, clean lines and plenty of windows build harmonious flow and allow natural light to stream in. Clever sightlines through doors, balconies and stately columns reveal thoughtful vignettes throughout the home.

The main level’s tall tray ceilings and gallery-quality lighting make the living room an ideal environment for displaying treasured artwork. Stately columns give way to a spacious — yet intimate — formal dining room. Gleaming wood floors and counter space abound, leaving the kitchen wide open for creating and entertaining; the butler’s pantry ensures you’ll always have what you need on hand.

Each of the four bedrooms comes with its own personality and luxurious accommodations. The master suite opens through double doors to a spacious retreat with vaulted ceilings, a fireplace, a private balcony, a massive custom closet and a generous master bath with a soaking tub and walk-in shower. Also upstairs, a relaxed family room and home gym offer outlets for entertainment as well as exercise.

In the lower level, an enormous state-of-the-art wine cellar and tasting room beckon enthusiasts to sit, sip and share favorite bottles from their collection. Outside, a covered patio with a large stone hearth provides another tranquil spot for conversation. This sitting area opens up to the rest of the backyard oasis, but includes curtains for privacy and protection from the weather.

This Vancouver property is bold, warm and welcoming from the first look. To schedule your private viewing, contact Terrie Cox, Oregon and Washington’s premier luxury real estate broker, by calling or texting (360) 607-4100, emailing terrie@terriecox.net or visiting usa-relocate.com. Terrie is recognized among RE/MAX’s top 50 Realtors in the world. With nearly three decades of industry expertise, she’s uniquely qualified to help you negotiate the purchase of your luxury home.

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POSTED ON: September 21, 2016 5:12 pm BY:

BRUSH PRAIRIE HOME’S BOUNDLESS VIEWS, ABUNDANT RECREATION IDEAL FOR ACTIVE FAMILIES

Perched atop an elevated lot, this spacious Brush Prairie, Washington, estate is a true paradise for families. A magnificent waterfall is the centerpiece of the property’s lush landscaping, welcoming guests to the front entry and creating privacy. The terraced backyard features a pool and hot tub, large play structure, fire pit, four-hole putting green and sport court with several areas to relax, entertain and enjoy the incredible scenery.

Inside the grand foyer, the soaring ceilings and detailed metalwork on the split staircase make a statement that resounds throughout this dignified home. The great room’s floor-to-ceiling windows incorporate territorial panoramas into the elegantly rustic décor, set off by a stone fireplace, wrought iron light fixtures and unique built-ins. A wet bar and countertop seating connect the great room to the kitchen, featuring Viking stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, tray ceilings and gorgeous custom cabinetry. The dining room and a private walk-out deck offer more breathtaking views.

The main floor continues with a cozy game room, as well as a secluded office and library. In the sumptuous master suite, homeowners will enjoy a fireplace and an accommodating bathroom that includes a dual vanity, walk-in glass shower and large jet tub. The second floor adds three bedrooms and another sitting area, perfect for everyone to play and unwind together.

Back outside, a large covered patio hosts a barbecue, outdoor kitchen and bar alongside all of this property’s outdoor recreation options. Stone pillars and decorative concrete flooring tie in the natural elements and design themes of the house’s interior.

To schedule your private viewing at this impressive Brush Prairie home, contact Terrie Cox, Oregon and Washington’s premier luxury real estate broker, by calling or texting (360) 607-4100, emailing terrie@terriecox.net or visiting usa-relocate.com. Terrie is recognized among RE/MAX’s top 50 Realtors in the world. With nearly three decades of industry expertise, she’s uniquely qualified to help you negotiate the purchase of your luxury home.

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POSTED ON: September 21, 2016 4:41 am BY: