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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Million Dollar Views for less than Half That!

I shot this from the Master bedroom Deck with my cell phone.
I was out showing some homes the other day in Camas and came across a few listings that offered up spectacular views at prices far more pedestrian than one might expect.

I showed a few houses that were priced under $400k and these homes had pretty good views. The downside was that they were on Prune Hill in neighborhoods where the yards are not at all level. That said a nice, 2200 SF home with a deck off the master and the view you see here, priced at $379,900 is hard to believe in this market. But there it is. This listing did not have the best "curb view" as the boxy design sits high up top of a steep driveway. That is par for the course on Prune Hill however.

Listed on the local MLS at $379,900
This particular home does not have a dramatic sweeping view, but it is pretty darn good all things considered including its reasonable price.

The downside to homes like this are the three level cliff side styling. The garage is a full flight of steps up to the main level and then there is a third level on top of that. Stairs become a big part of your life. But for many, that is a small price to pay for a bargain value view home.

The listing I am showing here was one of several I showed priced under $500k with views of either Lacamas Lake or Vancouver and Portland. These reasonably priced homes offer great views but many of them in the sub $400k range are 1990s built homes that have not enjoyed any modern updating. But that allows the owner to update as they see fit. There is nothing wrong with that!

Take a ride up on Prune Hill and enjoy the view!