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Clark County real estate: What will $525,000 get you?

Median sales price has risen 16.9% in the past year

By , Columbian staff writer
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The median sales price for Clark County homes in June rose to $525,000. This Camas home, at 7416 N. 93rd Ave., boasts a number of amenities, including a neighborhood pool, hot tub and park.
The median sales price for Clark County homes in June rose to $525,000. This Camas home, at 7416 N. 93rd Ave., boasts a number of amenities, including a neighborhood pool, hot tub and park. (Photo contributed by Jessica Eisenhauer) Photo Gallery

A great view, a dip in a pool and a fenced-in yard are just a few of the things waiting for those willing to fork over a half-million dollars for a home or property today in Clark County.

Despite cooling real estate markets nationwide, the median sales price for homes in the area sat at $525,000 in June. That’s a 16.9 percent increase from where the median sales price was a year ago.

Where buyers are looking greatly impacts what they’ll be able to get for that price: Some homes are older. Some are bigger. And some have property.

One place listed at $525,000 is 1322 W. 16th Ave., near Northwest Pacific Highway in La Center. The 2,230-square-foot home offers four bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms and a 4,215-square-foot lot size. As part of a homeowners’ association, whoever purchases the house will pay $24 a month in homeowners’ association fees.

“It’s a great full-size family home with plenty of space on a corner lot,” said Realtor Tyler Townsend of Keller Williams Premier Partners.

Southwest of there, in west Ridgefield, is 34 N. Depot St. This 2,710-square-foot home has five bedrooms and 2½ bathrooms. The home was built in 1998 and thus has a bigger lot, 6,098 square feet.

“The downtown location, square footage for price point and large bedroom sizes are all amazing and hard to find,” said the home’s listing agent, Brandy Pettet of Cascade Hasson Sotheby’s International Realty.

Camas, meanwhile, is known for being a more expensive market. The one home previously listed at that $525,000 mark is now listed at $499,900. The home, which is just north of Lacamas Lake, is 7416 N. 93rd Ave. It is 1,902 square feet, with four bedrooms and 2½ bathrooms. The two-story home is on a 3,049-square-foot lot and has homeowners’ association fees of $66 a month.

The price was dropped for a quick sale, said Realtor Jessica Eisenhauer of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Real Estate. It was previously listed at $549,900.

Eisenhauer paints the home as one great for those wanting amenities. It has not only a neighborhood park with walking trails but also a pool and hot tub.

In the heart of Vancouver, 7808 N.E. 27th St. is listed at $525,000. It, too, has four bedrooms, as well as two bathrooms and an 8,712-square-foot lot. The house itself is 1,876 square feet.

Cascadia NW Real Estate Realtor Amanda Bennet’s listing calls the home a picture-perfect ranch, mentioning that it’s been completely remodeled.

“Every single surface is new,” the listing reads.

In the illustrious Lake Shore area is 2304 N.W. 84th Loop. This is not a home but rather a plot of land overlooking Vancouver Lake. It, too, is listed at the median sales price of $525,000. The plot is 0.35 acres and is said to be one of the last lots left in the Hawks View Gated Community. It comes with $275 a month homeowners’ association fees.

The property is located in a well-established neighborhood of luxury homes, said Rachel Gecho of Keller Williams Realty, the property’s listing agent.

“It has amazing views of Vancouver Lake and Portland city lights and is centrally located on the west side of Vancouver in Lake Shore,” she said. “It’s the only lot available in this neighborhood and one of a kind.”

Across the river, the median sales price is higher than in Clark County, but not by a lot. In June, Portland’s median home sales price was $575,000.

For those looking in the Longview area, there is one home listed at $525,000. The house, at 2030 Cascade Way, was built in 1959 and offers 3,004 square feet of space with four bedrooms and 1½ bathrooms.

“This mid-century gem sits just minutes from Interstate 5, making it convenient for everyone,” said the listing agent for the home, Diana Rutherford of Realty One Group Prestige.

The “immaculate, hand-crafted home is a piece of Cowlitz heaven on its own 0.4 of an acre,” she added.

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