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Happy Holidays from Cowlitz Title!
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 Making Christmas Escrow Wishes Come True! 


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Is your Christmas wish for a smooth effortless closing?  Well then be sure and choose Cowlitz Title for your next transaction and we'll ensure that your wish comes true!  Our knowledgeable staff will handle your transaction with care, providing you with speedy customer service and accurate title searches.   And our escrow department is here to help accommodate your closing, just in time for you to relax for the Christmas holiday.  And we offer this all with a smile.  If you haven't worked with Cowlitz Title, we'd love for you to give us a try and see the difference for yourself.  So next time you're writing an offer, choose COWLITZ TITLE!     


Merry Christmas from all of us!


Appraisals Take Center Stage in More Deals

It's not just your imagination -- appraisals are becoming more and more important in sales as a national trend.  Click here to read more about this phenomenon.


Past-Due Mortgages: 6,298,000

Although a daunting number, the data shows that it's actually been on a fairly steady decline for nearly two years now.  Read more... 


Five Great Things About Home Ownership...

If you've been on the fence about home ownership, now's the time to take a leap!  Read more...  


Cowlitz Title's Open House Door Prize Winner!

Congratulations to Kim Filkowski, hubsand of Coldwell Banker Bain Agent Liesel Filkowski.  He won the door prize at the Cowlitz Title Open House!


Upcoming Events

Economic Summit 2012 - Thursday, December 1st, 5:30-8:00 pm.  Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce and Cowlitz Economic Development Council present Economic Summit 2012, featuring the "Best Guess" projections for 2012.  Keynote Speaker is George Sharp, Executive Director of the Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor and Convention Bureau.  Education Issues with Rob MacGregor, Kelso School Superintendent, Commercial/Residential Developments by Don Rodman and Business Lending with Brett Bryant of Heritage Bank.  For more information and registration contact Amy Johnson or visit the website.


Hollywood Nights - Friday, December 2nd.  6:00pm.  Your are cordially invited to the Cowlitz County Association of Realtors 2011 Awards & Installation banquet.  Come walk the red carpet in your finest formal attire while supporting your local CCAR.  For advance tickets, please call Larry Hembree at the CCAR 360.560.9987 or email


St. Johns Foundation presents "A Star Affaire" -  St. Johns Foundation's 10th Annual Gala will be a fun and entertaining evening to benefit Dialysis with great performances, dinner and auction.  Saturday, December 10th, 2011.  Doors open at 5:30pm.  For online registration, visit their website.   Please RSVP by December 5, 2011.


Holiday Business After Hours - Tuesday, December 13th at the Lower Columbia College Rose Center.  Come enjoy holiday music and delicious yuletide treats and beverages brightened by the warm camaraderie of your chamber colleagues.




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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Happy Birthday To You! 


December 2nd:  Tami Cheatley, Windermere

December 2nd:  Peggy Dent, John L. Scott

December 4th:  Paul Thielen, Hometown Bank

December 4th:  Alan Engstrom

December 7th:  Lynn Frost, Windermere

December 10th:  Amy, Citifinancial

Decmeber 11th:  Amanda Nippert, Prudential

December 13th:  Carissa Hooper, RE/MAX Premier

December 15th:  Angela Tover, Century 21

December 16th:  Shelly Rinard, RE/MAX Premier

December 16th:  Anna Lunday, Treasurer's Office

December 20th:  Deanna Killett, Auditor's Office

December 21st:  Kaye Sanders, Red Canoe Credit Union

December 21st:  Jason Meunier, Twin City Bank

December 26th:  Julia Davis, Coldwell Banker Bain

December 28th:  Cheryl VanCleef, Century 21

December 28th:  Cindy Parker, Twin City Bank

December 28th:  Sam Ellis, Rodman Realty

December 30th:  Debbie Peterson, RE/MAX Premier

December 30th:  Steve Larsen, Rodman Realty 



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

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"There has been only one Christmas - the rest are anniversaries."


~W.J. Cameron  

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