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Beat the Heat in Camas, WA at the City's Municipal Pool
Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington (The Carl Group, LLC)

Cool off this Summer at the Camas Municpal Pool.

Let's face it, we don't deal with the heat very well around here. When the thermometer Hot weatherstarts climbing, the whining tends to increase too. We tend to forget those cold, winter days when we long for the warm, summer sun. In our defense, the 90's are warm for many folks - even those who live in in less temperate climates.

Therefore, we're lucky to be able to cool off at the public swimming pool in Crown Park. This summer, Lacamas Swim and Sport is managing the lessons and the schedule. Speaking of lessons, this is the perfect time of year for out-of-school children to learn to swim, or perfect their swimming skills. 

Beat the July Heat and head to Crown Park for a Swim.

The July weather looks as if it's going to stay warm. Forecasters are calling for temperatures in the 90's for the next several days,  and cooling off to the 80's by Thursday. If you want to celebrate the summer season, take the family swimming - it's a great way to cool off. 

The Camas Municipal Pool was built in 1954 and is located in Crown Park. It has three pools - a large pool with depths from 3.5 to 10 feet, a junior pool with depths for 2.5 to 3.5 feet, and a baby pool with depths from 2" to 18". 

The schedule this summer includes public family swims, adult lap time, swim lessons, swim team, Water Aerobics, and numerous camps and training sessions at the pool. You can even purchase a season pass and save money.  See you at the pool! 

 

Summer Schedule for Camas Public Swimming Pool.

 

By the way, if you're looking for a home with a pool, I'd love to be your guide. Call me today and let's get together to begin your home search in charming Camas, Washington. 

 

 

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Debb Janes EcoBroker&Realtor®~Sells with Soul

The Carl Group, Serving Clark County, WA
Specializing in Vancouver - Camas - Washougal - Fisher's Landing    

you can always find me at ExploringClarkCounty.com

As an EcoBroker, I combine my love of nature, people and the planet with my job as a Realtor®, that way, I can help you live in a more beautiful, comfortable and healthier environment, and save you money. Let me be your guide.

In addition, my passion for the Northwest lifestyle and our area's many neighborhoods ensure you a great selling or buying experience. Debb Sells with Soul

 

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Crown Park Neighborhood in Camas, WA - A true Jewel in the City
Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington (The Carl Group, LLC)

Crown Park Neighborhood in Camas, WA - A true jewel in the city.

Crown Park Homes for SaleThe Crown Park neighborhood in Camas Washington is filled with a collection of eclectic homes, most built between 1920 and 1965. You’ll see some great craftsman style renovations and classic ranch homes in carefully restored condition. Naturally, you’ll also spot a few still in need of work.

Right now, there’s a 550 square foot 1920‘s bungalow, recently remodeled listed at $96,500. The most expensive on the Active sales list is one of my favorites, a 3272 square foot 2002-built craftsman. Priced at $439,900, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has plenty of old world charm, with the modern touches desired by today’s buyers.

There are currently 8 homes for sale in our MLS system - 3 pending, and four recent sales (within the last three months). Due to the condition and age of the recent sales, the average sold price per square foot comes in at $91. The average listing price of the current inventory is around $105 a square foot. While that sounds quite affordable, buyers should expect to pay more for homes in top condition, and those located within close proximity to the park.

It’s all happening at Crown Park!

The 7.4 acre park is dotted with towering fir trees which offer plenty of shade during the warm summer months. Two tennis courts, a public pool, picnic shelters, play structures, a 1/2 basketball court, and a baseball diamond set the stage for plenty of activity.

In addition, Crown Park is revered by the locals for it’s August park festivals, annual Easter egg hunt, Halloween party, and other fun community events. It’s also a popular spot for a family reunion, or other large celebrations.

Here are just a few of the popular local events at Crown Park.


Camas Summer Concert Series ( July,August)
Movies in the Park ( August)
Easter Egg Hunt ( Easter)
Camtown Youth Festival ( June)


If you’re interested in taking a tour of the available homes in Crown Park, I’d love to be your guide. Get started now with this short video tour of the park.

 

 

 

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The Carl Group, Serving Clark County, WA
Specializing in Vancouver - Camas - Washougal - Fisher's Landing    

you can always find me at ExploringClarkCounty.com

As an EcoBroker, I combine my love of nature, people and the planet with my job as a Realtor®, that way, I can help you live in a more beautiful, comfortable and healthier environment, and save you money. Let me be your guide.

In addition, my passion for the Northwest lifestyle and our area's many neighborhoods ensure you a great selling or buying experience. Debb Sells with Soul

 

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Escalating Matters! The Art of Winning in Multiple Offer Situations
Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington (The Carl Group, LLC)

Escalation Matters! The Art of Winning in Multiple Offer Situations

Escalating MattersLast week, one of my buyers wanted to see a brand new listing in a popular Camas, WA neighborhood. The home, located in Crown Park was priced right - in fact, right for multiple bids. When I called the owner to set up an appointment, she sighed " Oh my, I have one at 9:30, 11:00 and this afternoon at ---, I have a feeling this is only the beginning."  She was right.

My buyers have been looking for investment opportunities for quite sometime, but recently got serious about their efforts. We set up an appointment for 10:30 AM, and the property fit the criteria. Great neighborhood, good condition, family-friendly and highly desirable as a rental.

Naturally, we wrote up an offer immediately. I recommended using an Escalation Clause - the document requires the listing agent to submit evidence of a determining offer, therefore I feel comfortable using the form. We capped the offer at $10,000 over the listing price ( from recent comps) and offered $500 increments more than competing offers.

The rest of the offer was solid - no unusual contingencies and proof that my buyers have the financial muscle to perform. I always include a cover letter with my offers, outlining the details and strength of the contract. Still, there is no guarantee in multiple offer situations. And, we had two days to wait.

The Art of Winning an offer in a competitive Camas Real Estate market.

Yesterday, I got the call. "Congratulations," said the listing agent, "Your clients offer has been accepted, well done Debbra." Woo hoo!  A properly written Escalation Clause doesn't  always guarantee a win, but it when it works, it works well. The important considerations are as follows:

 

1. Take the time to do the research - make sure the offer does not exceed the recent comparable sales history.

2. Cap the offer.

3. Offer increments that have some weight - a dollar, or twenty dollar increase over a competing offer, is pretty weak. ($500 to $1000 is good)

4. Even with the research of recent sales, make sure there is an appraisal addendum included. This gives the buyers a chance to opt out if the sellers choose not to make price adjustments if the valuation comes in lower.

5. This is "not the time" to ask for extras. Remember, the best "net" is going to win the game. In multiple offer situations the sellers are in the catbird seat.


Escalating matters in a competitive market, and it can often result in accepted offers. When the competition is fierce, good solid principles prevail - there is an art to winning the deal in multiple offer situations. An Escalation Clause, used correctly, and in conjunction with an otherwise strong offer, can mean the difference between winning and losing a property. 

 

 

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The Carl Group, Serving Clark County, WA
Specializing in Vancouver - Camas - Washougal - Fisher's Landing    

you can always find me at ExploringClarkCounty.com

As an EcoBroker, I combine my love of nature, people and the planet with my job as a Realtor®, that way, I can help you live in a more beautiful, comfortable and healthier environment, and save you money. Let me be your guide.

In addition, my passion for the Northwest lifestyle and our area's many neighborhoods ensure you a great selling or buying experience. Debb Sells with Soul

 

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Crown Park Easter Egg Hunt - Sunday March 31st, 2013
Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington (The Carl Group, LLC)

Crown Park Easter Egg Hunt - Sunday March 31st, 2013

Crown ParkThe annual Crown Park Easter Egg Hunt in Camas gets underway this Sunday, March 31st beginning at 1:30 PM. Children, from 2 - 12 years of age, can search for more than 10,000 candy and toy filled eggs hidden throughout the park in designated areas. 

Parents must accompany all children, but mom and dad are only allowed in the section for the 2-3 year old toddlers. The 22nd annual Easter Egg Hunt also includes the popular hat and bonnet contest. Participants can show off their fanciest headwear.

Be sure to look for Sir-Launch-a-Lot, an egg throwing robot who always commands attention from young and old alike. The egg-citing robot was built by the Camas - Washougal FIRST Robotics Club. This marks the second year that Sir Launch-a-Lot will kick off the festivities.

Crown Park in Camas brings the community together with free family fun

The Crown Park Easter Egg Hunt is free, and organizers say credit for that should go to a supportive Mayor and City Council. The hunt is held rain or shine and luckily, this year, the forecast calls for sunshine with a high near 70. Perfect!

Crown Park is well-known for its August in the Park events, annual Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween party and many other fun community activities. The park is also a popular venue for family reunions, picnics and outdoor activities including swimming or a game of tennis.

Here's a peek at Crown Park in the Spring

 

 

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The Carl Group, Serving Clark County, WA
Specializing in Vancouver - Camas - Washougal - Fisher's Landing    

you can always find me at ExploringClarkCounty.com

As an EcoBroker, I combine my love of nature, people and the planet with my job as a Realtor®, that way, I can help you live in a more beautiful, comfortable and healthier environment, and save you money. Let me be your guide.

In addition, my passion for the Northwest lifestyle and our area's many neighborhoods ensure you a great selling or buying experience. Debb Sells with Soul

 

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Movies in the Park 2012 at Crown Park in Camas
Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington (The Carl Group, LLC)

Family Fun at Crown Park in Camas for Movies in the Park

Movies at Night Crown Park in Camas  plays hosts to a variety of activities throughout the year, but August really heats with family fun. On Friday, August 3rd, the Movies in the Park summer series gets underway at 8:46 PM with the big screen viewing of Cars 2.  

Kids can burn off some energy at pre-movie activities including Spy Games and Relay Races beginning at 7:45 PM. Best of all, the event is free so bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy the evening with the entire family.

There's something special about watching a film under the stars on a warm summer night. In fact, there's no better place to be this summer than at a your neighborhood park filled with families and friends. 

Cars 2Movies in the Park at Crown Park and other free family-friendly activities.

Camas Parks and Recreation offers a variety of free events throughout the year for all ages. Be sure to help support their efforts, if you can. The City of Camas offers volunteer and sponsorship opportunities for local businesses and residents.

 Free concerts, egg hunts and kids' parades are just some of the great events made possible because of donations provided by generous sponsors.

Here's a schedule of the 2012 Movies in the Park summer series at Crown Park.

  • Movies in the Park - Cars 2 (rated G) on Friday, August 3, at 8:45 pm in Crown Park.
  • Movies in the Park - A Bug's Life (rated G) on Friday, August 10, at 8:30 pm in Crown Park.
  • Movies in the Park - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (rated G) on Friday, August 17, at 8:30 pm in Crown Park.
  • Movies in the Park - Puss in Boots (rated PG) on Friday, August 24, at 8 pm in Crown Park. 
  • Movies in the Park - Dolphin Tale (rated PG) on Friday, August 31, at 7:45 pm in Crown Park

 Summer really heats up in August at Crown Park in Camas. Be sure to mark your calendar and plan on enjoying family fun Friday nights throughout the month at Movies in the Park 2012. 

Take a quick tour of Crown Park in Camas with Exploring Clark County with Mac and Me.

 

 

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Debb Janes EcoBroker&Realtor®~Sells with Soul

The Carl Group, Serving Clark County, WA
Specializing in Vancouver - Camas - Washougal - Fisher's Landing    

you can always find me at ExploringClarkCounty.com

As an EcoBroker, I combine my love of nature, people and the planet with my job as a Realtor®, that way, I can help you live in a more beautiful, comfortable and healthier environment, and save you money. Let me be your guide.

In addition, my passion for the Northwest lifestyle and our area's many neighborhoods ensure you a great selling or buying experience. Debb Sells with Soul

 

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Classic Homes For Sale - Crown Park Neighborhood
Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington (The Carl Group, LLC)

Classic Homes for Sale - Crown Park Neighborhood.

Homes in Crown Park neighborhood in Camas, Washington are best Classicsdescribed as classics.  And who doesn’t love a classic? Cool old cars, original coca-cola and a leather jacket are all great classics. And, so are many of the homes in the Crown Park neighborhood.

The center of the neighborhood is 7.4 acres called Crown Park. It’s a generally flat space with huge trees providing large areas of shade. It's a popular venue for Camas events such as the annual Easter Egg Hunt, and August park festivities for families.

The park's picnic shelters are also popular with local families celebrating birthdays or reunions. There are tennis courts, a baseball diamond and a public outdoor swimming pool which is open during the summer months. No dogs are allowed on the grounds of Crown Park.

If you're interested in buying a classic home located in Crown Park, there are currently five active listings priced from $95,000 to $299,000. Currently there are 202 active listings in the Camas, Washington real estate market.  These links feature popular search categories.

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Crown Park Classic Homes - ranch style.

Many of the homes near Crown Park are one level ranch style homes built in the 1950's. Recently, a 2500 square foot, one-level remodeled home sold for around $265,000. It was located right across the street from the park.

The Crown Park area homes currently listed are all older homes and range from a small bungalow to a daylight basement two-story offering peekaboo views of the Columbia River.

Here's a quick tour of Crown Park located in Camas, Washington.

As a former radio broadcaster at the oldies station, 97.1 KISN FM in Portland, OR,  I too have an appreciation for the classics. If you're interested in taking a tour of the classic homes for sale in Crown Park, or any neighborhood in Camas, I'd love to be your guide.

 

 

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The Carl Group, Serving Clark County, WA
Specializing in Vancouver - Camas - Washougal - Fisher's Landing    

you can always find me at ExploringClarkCounty.com

As an EcoBroker, I combine my love of nature, people and the planet with my job as a Realtor®, that way, I can help you live in a more beautiful, comfortable and healthier environment, and save you money. Let me be your guide.

In addition, my passion for the Northwest lifestyle and our area's many neighborhoods ensure you a great selling or buying experience. Debb Sells with Soul

 

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Easter Egg Hunt at Crown Park in Camas with Sir Launch-a-Lot
Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington (The Carl Group, LLC)

Meet Sir Launch-a-Lot, the egg launching robot, this weekend at the Crown Park annual Easter Egg hunt. The fun gets underway this Sunday, Crown Park, Camas, Washington Sir Launch a LotApril 8th at 1:30 PM. It's free too, and sponsored by the Camas Parks and Recreation department.

Children from two to 12 can hunt for over 10,000 candy and prize filled eggs hidden at Crown Park. All kids should bring a basket or container for their eggs and must be acommpanied by an adult.  No adults allowed except in the areas designated for toddlers.

The traditional Easter Bonnet and Contemporary hat contest will follow the egg hunts. However, it's certain that the egg launching robot, Sir Launch-a -Lot will command alot of attention, from young and old alike.

Other popular events held throughout the year at Crown Park include Camtown and the CEF Run. Later in the summer, families enjoy free films under the stars during the Movies in the Park series.

Easter weekend ushers in the Spring season, and the warmer weather. Soon Crown Park will we bustling with activities, from family birthday parties at the picnic shelter, to swim children's swim parties on hot days.

Let's take advantage of our community park and the FREE family fun this Sunday, April 8th at 1:30 PM. Sir Launch-a-lot, the egg launching robot should provide some interesting moments, and it's always a delight to watch children hunt for candy and prize filled eggs.

Exploring Clark County with Mac and Me takes you on a quick tour of Crown Park, in Camas Washington.  



 

 

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The Carl Group, Serving Clark County, WA
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you can always find me at ExploringClarkCounty.com

As an EcoBroker, I combine my love of nature, people and the planet with my job as a Realtor®, that way, I can help you live in a more beautiful, comfortable and healthier environment, and save you money. Let me be your guide.

In addition, my passion for the Northwest lifestyle and our area's many neighborhoods ensure you a great selling or buying experience. Debb Sells with Soul

 

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