Longview Washington Real Estate Market

Posted by Matthew Lahti on Monday, May 20th, 2013 at 12:01pm

Longview Washington is ideally located between Portland, OR and Seattle, WA offering residents and visitors a wide range of activities and year-round opportunities. Longview is the largest city in Cowlitz County with approximately 36,648 residents according to the 2010 census and 102,478 countywide. 

Because of Longview’s close proximity to Seattle, Portland, the Cascade Mountains and the Pacific Ocean it has long been a desirable location for residents looking for a small town feel while offering a quick drive to several top destinations.

Longview’s local and primary multiple listing services (MLS) is the Northwest MLS (NWMLS).  The NWMLS breaks up the city into twelve different areas and neighborhoods including Broadway, Highlands, St Helens, Olympic, Old and New Westside, Columbia Heights, Hillside, Northlake/Columbia Valley Gardens, Pacific Way, Beacon Hill, Robert Gray/Mint Valley, and West Longview

Longview is also covered by a secondary MLS, the Regional MLS (RMLS).  The RMLS does contain some local listings though the NWMLS remains the most complete and accurate representation of the local Real Estate Market.   Most Real Estate Agents are only members of the NWMLS though Pacific Northwest Realty Group is members of both providing our sellers with double MLS exposure.

Pacific Northwest Realty Group is one of the few local brokerages that comingles the NWMLS and RMLS listings into one display when searching for a new home or property.  With our online MLS search, you can be assured you will see every property listed.  This is also extremely helpful if you’re looking for real estate in Clark County.  The primary MLS in Clark County is the RMLS.

In addition to the local MLS, there are two local Real Estate Books that provide print advertising for local listings.  They are The Daily News Real Estate Book and the Cowlitz County Buyer’s Guide.  The Daily News Real Estate is distributed once a month through The Daily News Newspaper and through some local stands throughout the city.  The Cowlitz County Buyers Guide is distributed throughout Cowlitz, Wahkiakum, and portions of Clark and Lewis Counties via print stand kiosk.

Longview offers buyers a wide range of Real Estate to choose from including condominiums, townhomes, stick built single family homes and manufactured homes on leased land and on permanent foundations with their own land. 

Buyers looking for homes or manufactured homes on acreage tend to look in the West County areas including Coal Creek, West Longview, and Bunker Hill. 

While there are condominiums in Longview they’re few and far between.  Some newer condominium projects were built in West Longview and along the Cowlitz River.  The West Longview project is called the Solo Pointe Condominiums and the riverfront condos are called River’s Edge.

If you’re looking for a stick built home in a residential neighborhood you’ll find a wide range of housing available from homes built in the early 1900s to brand new construction.  It’s not uncommon to find a brand new home built next door to a home built in 1910.  Established neighborhoods can be found in Columbia Valley Gardens, Mint Valley, Olympic, St Helens, Old and New Westside, Broadway, Northlake, Robert Grey, and Beacon Hill.

Upscale housing within the city is typically found right around Lake Sacajawea and Hillside.  The hills just to the north of the city area known as Hillside, Pacific Way, Lone Oak, Cascade Way, and Columbia Heights.  Homes in these neighborhoods can start in the $200,000 range and go all the way up to $1,000,000.

If you want to build your dream home lots and acreage can be found all around the city whether you want the neighborhood feel or some privacy.  Several builders are available in the area that can build your basic stick built home all the way up to a fully custom floor plan inside and out.

Longview Washington Real Estate has something for everyone and Pacific Northwest Realty Group can make the buying and selling experience as stress-free as possible.  Our REALTORS are experienced, dedicated and true professionals that provide a level of service that will far exceed your expectations.  We stand ready, willing and able to assist in meeting your real estate goal.  Contact Us today, we're available seven days a week.

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