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Cowlitz Title SingersWe trust that all of you had a wonderful Christmas and are ready to ring in the New Year!  Speaking of ringing, did you recognize some Salvation Army bell ringers? 

You might have recognized a few of your Cowlitz Title staff at the 15th Avenue Safeway ringing the bells.  If not, you might have heard the bells ring, the guitar strings strung and the ukulele chords played in your office as some of your favorite Cowlitz Title employee's including Dan Lindstrom, Bianca Lemmons, Theresa Campbell, Terry Woodruff and Arlene Reynolds shared their caroling talents with you!  Either way, all of us here at Cowlitz Title wish you a happy and healthy 2011!


Sincerely -

Bianca Lemmons and the Cowlitz Title Staff

Local News


County's Furlough Fridays Ending
The Friday closures of Cowlitz County offices will come to an end beginning in January.  After two years of furlough-driven closures, county offices will be open for Friday business starting January 7th.


Realty World Changes Name

Realty World in Longview has a new name.  Their new name is Pacific Northwest Realty and they can be reached at 360-423-4663 or visit their website at http://www.pacificnorthwestrealty.com.


10 Tips for Real Estate Success in 2011

Got a plan?  Write it down!  Skip the production lows that normally come at the beginning of the year by setting your goals for the new year right now.  Read more...

Lower Columbia Contractor's Assocation
Upcoming Events

lccaThe Lower Columbia Contractor's Association will be holding their Installation of Officers & Awards Banquet on Tuesday, January 18th  at the Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center.   A Social will begin at 5:30 with Dinner at 6:00.  The guest speaker will be David Crowe, Ph. D., Chief Economist& Senior Vice President of the NAHB.  Dr. Crowe is responsible for NAHB's forecast of housing and economic trends, survey research and analysis of the home building industry and consumer preferences, as well as microeconomic analysis of government policies that affect housing.  Dr. Crowe will be updating the LCCA members on the industry housing forecast for 2011, so you won't want to miss out on what he has to say!  For information on becoming a member of the LCCA or to R.S.V.P. for the event, please contact the office at 360.425.8820.

MBA Statistics
Rates and Trends
The Mortgage Bankers Association application statistics can be an interesting picture of what's going on in the real estate market. Click here to view some of the most recent graphs.

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Economic News for 2011
Growth in 2011?

Most forecasting economists see real growth during 2011 at a 2.5%-3.0% annual rate, with the Federal Reserve's forecast a bit more cheery.  Read more...

Kelso Longview Chamber Update

Take a minute to peruse the Chamber website and find out about upcoming events that could help you and your business!

Happy Birthday To You!

Jan. 1:  Butch Henry, H&S Enterprises

Jan. 4:  Carrie Medack, Prime Lending

Jan. 6:  Tonya Christorhus, Prudential NW

Jan. 6:  Linda Comley, Cowlitz Title

Jan. 8:  Donna Clifford, Kuling Group

Jan. 11:  Debbie Nelson, RE/MAX Results

Jan. 13:  John Schmit, RE/MAX Results

Jan. 15:  Theresa Beisse, Red Canoe C.U.

Jan. 17:  Christy Maggs, Cowlitz C.U.

Jan. 19:  Scott Hogan, Cascade Title Vancouver

Jan. 20:  Dee Winsman, H&S Enterprises

Jan. 20:  Maxine Newell, NWMLS

Jan. 21:  Pam Wells, Twin City Bank

Jan. 21:  Kurt Nickelsen, Inspection Consulting Vancouver

Jan. 22:  Rich Johnson, Cowlitz County Assessors Office

Jan. 22:  Bob Davis, Life Mortgage

Jan. 24:  Jason Mills, Prudential NW

Jan. 27:  Janie McVicker, Columbia River Properties

Jan. 29:  Brenda Snyder, Cowlitz County Auditor's Office

Jan. 30:  Debbie Walker, Prudential NW

Have we missed your birthday?  Please contact the office of Cowlitz title at 423-5330 to get you added to our birthday list.

"The thing I'm most thankful for right now is elastic waistbands."
- J. Miller
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