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Longview, WA is the largest city in Cowlitz County which is in the southwest portion of the state and is home to 37,602 residents according to the latest United States Census. Situated along the Columbia River Longview is 45 minutes north of Portland, OR and approximately 2 hours south of Seattle, WA providing very convenient access throughout the State of Washington.

Welcome to Longview, WA

Longview offers buyers a wide range of housing options in a variety of price ranges including older single family homes, new construction, condominiums, townhomes, manufactured homes in a park and on real property, along with multiple options for rental properties.

According to the Northwest MLS, the average sales price in Longview for 2018 was $235,150 an increase of 10.7% from

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Kelso, Washington serves as the county seat of Cowlitz County and has a population of just under 12,000.  The small city borders Longview, Washington and is part of the Longview-Kelso metropolitan area with a population of 102,000. Known to the natives as Tiahanakshih, Kelso was home to one of the original Cowlitz Indian village sites that prospered along the Cowlitz River.  In the late 1800s the city was incorporated and named after the founder’s hometown of Kelso in Scotland. Today, the tribal office for the Cowlitz Tribe is located in nearby Longview, Washington.

Due to its convenient location on I-5, Kelso provides easy access to nearby cities, mountains, and beaches. Kelso is only 45 miles from Vancouver, Washington, about 50 miles from Portland,

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Longview WashingtonLongview, Washington is the largest city in Cowlitz County with a population of approximately 35,000 people. The climate in Longview is moderate with an average temperature of 51 degrees. The area provides recreational opportunities year-round, has a small town feel, and yet is well situated for easy access to Vancouver, Portland, Seattle, the mountains, and the ocean.  

The City of Longview is 120 miles from Seattle, Washington and 50 miles from Portland, Oregon.   Bordered to the south by the majestic Columbia River, Longview is just a short drive across the historic Lewis and Clark Bridge to Rainier, Oregon.   Due to its convenient location, Longview has played an instrumental role in the Washington and Oregon marine transportation industry since

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Here in Southwest Washington, being so close to Portland, OR we often hear “Keep Portland Weird.” While we love all the weirdness that Portland has to offer we bring a different form of weird to the table once the “Go 4th Festival” comes to town.  The Cardboard Regatta is something unique and weird that Longview offers its citizens and visitors to enjoy during the summer.  This makes the sixth year for the race which takes place on July 2nd from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Lake Sacajawea. The boats are man-powered no motors to help push them to the finish line. The theme for this year’s race is Sports so pack up your best sportswear and get ready for a fun-filled evening.  Personally, I can’t wait to see what type of boats will be racing this year. 

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That old saying is it is American as Apple pie.  Yes, Baseball! It is that time of year that American’s look forward to Baseball season!  In June of 2010, Cowlitz County jumped onto the Baseball bandwagon with a professional style minor league team named the Cowlitz Black Bears.  The 2014 Season kicks off on June 5th against the Portland Ports here in Longview at 6:35 pm followed by 3 more home games against Medford Rogues.

Story field has many areas for fans to enjoy while taking in the game.  There is the party suite and Bob’s sporting goods party deck on the left side of the field, a “Home Plate Club” behind home plate, General admission seating on the third base side of the field while on the first base side is a picnic area and play area for the

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There is nothing better than knowing you are helping your community than buying local.  Those Ma and Pa shops are the foundation of our community.  Here at Pacific Northwest Realty Group, we love those little shops!  The best place to discover a new local business or even one that has been around for years is at the local farmers market.

This year will mark the 37th year running. Where you can find flowers, fruit, veggies, baked goods garden décor, crafts, and if you are lucky you might just get to enjoy some local entertainment while you shop.  Since the farmers market has been around for so long you are bound to make many family memories for years to come just by spending an afternoon shopping.  Just remember you are not only shopping when you go to

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Is now the time to buy that dream home you've been considering? Washington state area information indicates mortgages are still available at good rates. With the increasingly high cost of rental units, it makes more sense than ever to explore owning your own home. Pacific Northwest Realty can be instrumental in making your dreams come true.

There's been a lot of talk lately in the Seattle Times about the number of area rental units increasing rapidly. But as the demand remains greater than the supply of rental units, the monthly rental rates are also rising. The affordable pool of rental units continues to fall as developers look for high end properties to rent that will increase their bottom line. This is not a great time to find an affordable rental

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If you're planning on buying or selling real estate in Vancouver or anyplace else in Southwest Washington, it's useful to know what the average homes are going for. You can then see if the property you're interested in is a bargain or overpriced. Zillow reports on these prices, which are current as of the date of this post.

  • Home values are up to $192,600, which equals 17.9 percent, in the twelve months ending July 2013. This represents the median values of all properties that are both on the market and not for sale.
  • The median list price is $213,000, up 15.1 percent. The median sales price is up 16.7 percent to $204,000.
  • The area with the highest-valued properties is Old Evergreen Highway at $441,600, which is up 9.9 percent. The one with the
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Buying your first home will be one of the biggest decisions that you make in your life. While the Evergreen State's draw may be its beauty and history, many young professionals and their families would enjoy living in this beautiful state. Here are some home buying tips that can make the process of buying your home in Southwest Washington stress free.

Know The Difference Between Your Wants and Needs

Typically it is difficult to find everything in a home that qualifies as your dream home, but your search can come pretty close if you are patient and willing to bend on some of those little extras that you may not truly need in a home. The best way to prioritize is to make a list of what is most important, second important and least important. Would you

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Anyone interested in living in Clark County will find it’s a place that provides residents with a variety of historic landmarks, urban areas as well as access to pristine forests.  People who live here can enjoy the views of the Columbia River with the stunning Cascade Mountains in the background.  Within Clark County, there are seven different cities where people can live.  The smallest is Yacolt and the largest is Vancouver. 

Clark County has scenic driving tours that are best enjoyed more than once.  During the drive, people can see places such as Lucia Falls.  This is a 24-acre park that has hiking trails and impressive views of nature.  There is even an opportunity to see steelhead launching themselves up the falls.  There’s the Cedar Creek Grist

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