May 2012
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Photo taken by Lemmons family from Mt. Brynion -
 May 1980
Today (May 18th) we celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens.   Although a devastating event at the time, it is a big part of our region's history.  We as a community came together at a difficult time to  stabilize and revitalize our community, and since that Sunday on May 18th in the year 1980,  new growth and new life  has rapidly taken shape within our Gifford Pinchot National Forest,  and within our county.  In many ways, this is not too different from what we are experiencing  in the real estate industry.   We will look back and realize our dedication and hard work to serving our real estate community will be showing signs of new growth.


And while we're on the subject of anniversaries, Cowlitz County Title has some  "explosive" news!  We will be celebrating our 30 YEARS in business this December!  Stay tuned for more...

Yours Truly,  


Bianca Lemmons 

Upcoming Events

Friday, May 11th - 15th Annual Realtor Party "PINS FOR RPAC".  6:00pm at the Triangle Bowl.  Total cost per person is $40.00.  For more information or questions, contact Mike Wallin at [email protected] or call 560-3636.


chhhFriday, May 11th - "Home at Last" 35th Anniversary Celebration and Charity Care Fundraiser Benefiting Community Home Health & Hospice.  Come as you are or as you were in 1977!  For information contact Julie at [email protected] or visit the website for registration and sponsorship opportunities.  


Saturday, May 12th - It's a Blast!  Join the Mount St. Helens Institute for an exciting event at the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.  10:00 am - 5:00 pm at the Johnston Ridge Observatory.  Kid activities, food, guided hikes, ranger talks and more!


Saturday, May 12th - 2012 Annual Relay For Life Benefit Concert - Silent auction, dancing, prizes...all for a good cause.  Life music by The King Brothers.  Event is being held at the Eagle Lodge at 1526 12th Avenue at 7:00pm.  Entry donation of $10.00.  For questions and tickets, call the office of Prudential NW Properties at 442-7800.


Thursday, May 17th - Cowlitz County Regional Business Expo and After Hours Reception.  For more information regarding vendor options and registration for business after hours, contact the Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce office or visit the website.


Friday, May 18th - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! '80's Party! - A fundraiser for the CAP foundation.  Ladies, come celebrate the '80s with music ('80s DJ & karaoke by Raeann), dancing, prizes for best '80s outfits, blackjack, raffles and auction.  Tickets $40 advance, $50 at the door.  Available at CAP and Longview Curves, and online at  Event starts at 7:00pm and is being held at the Monticello Hotel.


Friday, June 1st - Lower Columbia Contractor's Association "Cheaters Cup" Golf Tournament - Three Rivers Golf Course, 1:00pm shotgun start.  $90/pp or $350/foursome.  Contact the LCCA at  [email protected] or by phone 360.425.8820 for more information. 


Monday, June 11th - Chamber Golf Classic - Make your reservations early!  Held at the beautiful Longview Country Club with a shot gun start at 1:00pm.  For more information visit their website... 



Pending Homes Sales Rise to Highest Level in Two Years

Pending home sales increased in March and are well above a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors.  Click here to read more. 


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.


 ALTA Reports 2011 Title Insurance Premium on Pace; Industry Pays $1.02 Billion in Claims Last Year

The American Land Title Association reported $9.47 billion in title insurance premiums written during 2011, after ending a string of four consecutive years of declining title insurance premiums written... read more


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Happy Birthday To You! 


May 1:  Karen Johnson, CB Bain
May 2:  Darla Brown, Windermere
May 4:  Kim Hort, Auditor's Office
May 5:  Tami Sari, Bank of America
May 6:  Melissa Hixson, Cowlitz Title
May 7:  Paul Young, Windermere Commercial
May 8:  Angie Stout
May 8:  Britney Rister, Hometown Bank
May 9:  Laura Bradbury, Cowlitz Title (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:  Sandy Allen, Valley Bugler
May 23:  Lance Brown, Woodford Real Estate
May 23:  Todd Wade, Woodford Real Estate
May 26:  Bruce Kell, John L. Scott
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.  


"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome."

-- Anne Bradstreet




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