August 2011
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Greetings from Cowlitz Title!  

A Message from Melissa Hixson...  



Melissa Hixson
Escrow Officer/LPO

     Having started in the business in 1997 with customer service and data entry, I found myself within a couple of months entering into the world of escrow, performing escrow assistant duties.  I realized quickly that escrow fit me well and I obtained my Limited Practice Officer's license and have now been working under my license for 10 years, with 9 of those being at Cowlitz Title.  What I love most about escrow is that there is the opportunity to learn something new every day.  I have been blessed to have such amazingly loyal customers and wonderful co-workers over the years. 


     In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Jamie, who works in the fly fishing industry, and my son, Zander, who is three and a half.  We have enjoyed the summer spending time with family and friends at Camper's Hideaway and boating on Lake Merwin.  We are also anticipating an exciting Christmas season as we are expecting to welcome the addition of a second child.


     Thank you for your business and I look forward to continuing those relationships here at Cowlitz Title in the years to come.


Housing and Economic Forecast Points to Rising Activity

Home sales are expected to stay on an uptrend through 2012, although the performance will be uneven with mortgage constraints weighing on the market, according to experts at a residential real estate forum today.  Click here to read more... 


Tips for Managing Your Online Reputation
Put Your Best Face Forward

Successful agents are taking a proactive approach to managing their online reputation by understanding rating systems, maximizing their reach, and more. Find out how to put your best face forward while building your buyer business by reading more here.



Upcoming Events

Bianca Poker Run
Bianca & Mike Lemmons enjoying a prior Poker Run.
Saturday, August 20th - Credit Union Charity Ride.  Fibre Federal Credit Union and IQ Credit Union are pleased to announce their 6th Annual Credit Union Charity Ride.  All proceeds from the day are donated to Doernbecher Children's Hospital.  The 2011 gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts is scheduled with a 150-mile poker run up Spirit Lake Highway.   For more information about registration and ride details, visit the website.  Once again, the ride theme is "Bring a Friend." 



mega2011Save the Date for the Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce Mega Mixer!  This year's edition of MEGA MIXER 2011 will be August 23, 2011, from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. on 16th Avenue between the Chamber building and the Longview Post Office. Business display booths, tables, food, beverages and entertainment will again make this a memorable and fun networking event.  Learn more about the event here.


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.


Cowlitz Title Is Now On Facebook
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Parade of Homes
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Happy Birthday To You! 


August 2:  Shannon Crayne - Windermere

August 2:  Joy Hawley - Auditor's Office  

August 3:  Demetrio Flores - Windermere  

August 3:  Joni Geier - Windermere  

August 3:  Danielle Davis - CB River Country  

August 5:  Tina Moore - Windermere  

August 6:  Bob Lund - Century 21 R.E. Lund  

August 7:  Kevin Campbell - Windermere  

August 9:  Eric Pucci - RE/MAX Premier  

August 9:  Carey Mackey - Red Canoe Credit Union  

August 13:  Sabra Warthen - Hometown Bank  

August 13:  Roger Kadey - Umpqua Bank  

August 15:  Terry Woodruff - Cowlitz Title  

August 18:  Linda Peck - Windermere  

August 20:  Dyann Crayne - Cowlitz Title  

August 21:  Rene Mandrones - Cascade Pacific Home Loans  

August 23:  Aman Wasu - Prudential NW Properties  

August 28:  Kristina Mack - Windermere  

August 28:  Laura Yoder - Prudential NW Properties  

August 31:  Kathy Holden - The Daily News


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


"Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile."

-  Gary Ryan Blair


july 2011

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