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Cowlitz Title's Senoritas of Escrow:  Linda Comley, Melinda Gottfryd, Deena Dolbey, Melissa Hixson, Theresa Campbell and Theresa Byrd (not pictured)


     Who says you can't have a little fun while still providing great service!?!   However you choose to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, be sure and know your history and have a couple of Cinco Sip recipes on hand, too!


Listing Presentations Made Perfect! 


Sellers expectations for agents are higher than ever in this market; so your listing presentation needs to impress.  Here are a few tips for delivering a "wow" presentation.  You may also wish to look beyond just bringing a CMA to your listing presentation, and show them some other powerful pricing tools.


NAHB - Nielsen Stands Up For Housing on Fox Business News 


NAHB (National Assoc. of Home Builders) Chairman, Bob Nielsen, appeared on Fox Business News last week as he brought our key messages on housing finance topics to a national audience.  Read more.

Upcoming Events   


artSaturday, May 7th - Art is an Outburst of the SOUL.  Family House Academy cordially invites you to enjoy an elegant evening of delicious d'oeuvres, delectable desserts, and wine tasting while viewing a stunning collection of incredibly affordable art.  The preview begins at 6:00 p.m. and the auction begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. at the Monticello Hotel.  Admission is $30.00.  For additional information contact Sally Bartlett at 431-9929.  Proceeds benefit Family House Academy.


ewtsWednesday, May 11th - The Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce and the Education Foundation presents An Evening with the Stars.  Please join them as they honor outstanding individuals and businesses that make a difference in the local education and business community.  To be held at the Cowlitz Regional Conference Center, with social hour starting at 5:30, dinner at 6:00.  For registration and sponsorship opportunities, please contact the KLCC at 423-8400.



PinsFriday, May 20th  - 14th Annual REALTOR Party - PINS FOR RPAC - 6:00pm - Triangle Bowl - Longview.  Fun, Food & Drinks, Prizes and Bowling.  FRIDAY NIGHT FUN FOR EVERYONE! Cost is $37.00 ($30 payable to RPAC for RPAC donation and $7 payable to Triangle Bowl on the day of the event for shoe rental and 3 games).  Arrive at 6 p.m., games start at 6:30 p.m.  Coordinate your team and dress up in your creative outfit to show your team spirit and enthusiasm for RPAC.  For more information contact Mike Wallin at or call (360) 569-3636 or Larry Cowan at or (360) 749-4753.

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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Don't Forget!
Mother's Day is May 8th!


If you're looking for that special something for that special mom, or just enjoy beautiful flowers for your own pleasure, look no further!  Longview Junior Service League  is having a hanging flower basket fundraiser.  These beautiful hanging baskets from DeGoede Nursery are available for only $25.00!        Approximate delivery date is Friday, June 3rd, time & location TBD.  Questions?  Feel free to call Diane at 431-0513 or you may e-mail Joanne Pucci at or call her at 431-3773

 Happy Mother's Day to all the mother's and mother figures out there!

Happy Birthday To You! 


May 1:  Karen Johnson - CB Bain

May 2:  Darla Brown - Windermere

May 4:  Kim Miller - Auditor's Office

May 5:  Tami Sari - Bank of America

May 6:  Melissa Hixson - Cowlitz Title

May 7:  Paul Young - Windermere

May 8:  Angie Stout - Kathy & Steve Real Estate

May 8:  Britney Rister - Hometown Bank

May 9:  Laura Bradbury - CCT Retired

May 11:  Shawn Warren - Prudential NW Properties

May 12:  Steve Jones

May 14:  Joe Amrine - Fibre Federal Credit Union

May 17:  Andrea Gebhardt - Heritage Bank

May 18:  Venancio Gonzales - Windermere

May 19:  Su Merrill - Pacific NW Realty

May 20:  Sia Keefe - Prudential NW Properties

May 21:  Melinda Howard - Prudential NW Properties

May 23:  Lance Brown - Windermere

May 23:  Todd Wade - Woodford Real Estate

May 26:  Bruce Kell - John L. Scott

May 29:  Jean Mertes - Treasurer's Office

May 31:  Jill Clark - Pacific NW Realty


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

Remember last year's RPAC Bowling Tournament?  CCT's "Woody and the Gutterball Girls" WON the spirit award! 
"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving."

 - Albert Einstein

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