Aug 2012
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Don't Let Summer Slip Away Without Having Some Fun!


     If you're starting to feel that summer is nearly finished and you haven't even started with it, don't despair!  Make a point of going to Squirrel Fest (see article below), or take a ride up to the volcano and check out the changes at the Johnston Ridge Visitor's Center.


     Also, don't forget to join us in supporting the Cowlitz/Wahkiakum County Relay for Life on August 11th and 12th.  If you haven't attended before, this is a great event to raise funds to facilitate finding a cure for cancer -- and it's a fabulous community celebration!  We hope to see you there!




-  Bianca    


LoCAR Golf Tournament

Pictured )left to right):  Terry Woodruff, Jerry Wilkins, Bianca Lemmons and Roger Allen
For those of you who participated, whether by sponsorship, golfing, or committee member, I'd like to personally say "thank you" for a job well done!  Based on the feedback and what I saw out on the course, everybody was having a wonderful time and on behalf of the LoCAR, I hope that you will encourage others to participate next year in making it even bigger and better!


Upcoming Events

mega2011 Tuesday, August 7th - Don't miss the Chamber Mega Mixer - cowboy style!  This year's Mega Mixer will be held in the adjoining parking lot between this year's sponsors:  Twin City Bank, Bowlby Chiropractic, Futcher-Henry and Longview Radiology.   Come out for a fun evening with friends and business associates from 5-7 pm and enjoy a western BBQ and the music of The Last Ride Band.  Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door.  Click here to register online.  


Squirrel Fest Saturday, August 25th - Squirrel Fest 2012 is a family friendly event and the admission is free!  Event is being held from 10am-11pm at Longview's Historic Civic Circle.  For information and event schedule, visit the website  or call 360.636.4490.


lifeworks j&J Saturday, September 22nd LifeWorks 4th Annual Jeans & Jewels - Come and enjoy the sights and sounds of New Orleans from 6:00pm-9:30pm.  Sample incredible gourmet food, take a stroll through the French Quarter and try your luck at winning spectacular prizes!  Find out what makes Life Works great and help it support people with disabilities.  All funds raised from the event support Life Works and the many services provided through its programs.  For more information contact Wendy at (360) 577-9093 or visit




You're An Individual -- Just Like Everybody Else!

If you don't know what sets you apart from the thousands of other agents out there, how will your clients know?  Finding your niche can be as important to your business as quickly returning your clients calls.  Read this article to understand how to better set yourself apart from the competition.  Then take a minute to find out the difference between marketing strategies and tactics once you find that niche


HARP Accounts for 20% of May Refinances: FHFA

Refi FormWith the help of record-low mortgage rates, HARP refinances surged in May, accounting for 20 percent of all loans refinanced by the GSEs, FHFA announced.  For more on this click 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.


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Happy Birthday To You! 


August 2nd:  Shannon Crayne - Windermere
August 2nd:  Joy Hawley - Auditor's Office
August 3rd:  Demetrio Flores - Windermere
August 3rd:  Joni Geier - Windermere
August 3rd:  Danielle David - Coldwell Banker Seal
August 5th:  Tina Moore - Windermere
August 6th:  Bob Lund - C21 R.E. Lund
August 7th:  Kevin Campbell - Windermere
August 9th:  Eric Pucci - RE/MAX Premiere
August 9th:  Carey Mackey - Red Canoe Credit Union
August 13th:  Sabra Warthen - Hometown Bank
August 13th:  Roger Kadey - Umpqua Bank
August 15th:  Terry Woodruff - Cowlitz Title
August 20th:  Dyann Crayne - Cowlitz Title
August 23rd:  Aman Wasu - Prudential Northwest Properties
August 28th:  Kristina Mack - Windermere
August 28th:  Laura Yoder - Prudential Northwest Properties 


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

"Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out."
-   Frank Clark


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