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Theresa Byrd Promoted to Full-Time Escrow Officer!


Theresa Byrd, Escrow Officer/LPO 

A few words of congratulation from the manager:


I'd like to take this opportunity to congratulate Theresa Byrd on her 7 years of service here at Cowlitz County Title.  For those of you who have had the pleasure to work with her, as Melissa's assistant these past years, you'll know that Theresa is not only a dedicated mother, but is also very dedicated in taking care of our clients.  Theresa has proven to me that she has what it takes to step into the shoes of a full time escrow officer and serve new customer's.  Please stop by the office on Wednesday, September 19th between 3:00-5:00 to wish her well and to say hello.


  And here are a few words from Theresa herself:


I am a lifelong resident of Longview and graduated from R.A. Long High School.  My family and friends are from the area and I enjoy helping people in becoming a homeowner in our wonderful area.  I welcome the opportunity to work with realtors and lenders in order to not only grow in my position here at Cowlitz County Title, but to also help you be successful.  Please help me obtain my goal by spreading the word to your colleagues too.  On a personal note, my son has been attending LCC this summer with hopes of joining the service this winter.  With my father being a retired Chief in the Navy, I am hoping he chooses that arm of the service and I am very proud of his decision to serve our country.  My son and I are enjoying the summer spending time with family and friends.  We enjoy golfing on the weekends with my parents at a par 3 course in Rochester along with practicing my swing at our makeshift golf range at my parents farm in Winlock. 


SAVE THE DATE!  Cowlitz County Title's 30 Year Anniversary Celebration!

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Friday, December 7th 
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This year we are celebrating our 30 years of service to our community.  We hope that you will join us for this time of celebration to reflect on our history together and celebrate the years to come!  More information to follow at a later date.  


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Have you started to leverage video in your marketing plan yet? Take a look at the latest stats on how video can help your business and six tips for making the most of it!  Read more...


Upcoming Events

united-way-doc Wednesday, September 12th - United Way Day of Caring - You are invited to become involved in Day of Caring through participation as a work team and/or through sponsorship of the event.  If you would like to help complete projects that benefit people and nonprofit organization within your community, or help with a sponsorship, please visit this website for more information...


Thursday, September 13th - Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce is holding their Third Quarter Membership Luncheon and you are invited to attend!  Please join us from 11:45 am - 1:30 pm at the Red Lion Hotel and learn from our city officials how the cities are faring during the recovery of the economy.  What changes we can expect in the coming months, years, and how the city is dealing with less revenues and continued pressure to provide more services.  For online registration click here,  or call the Chamber office at 423-8400.


Tuesday, September 18th - Business After Hours - Hosted by the Monticello Hotel from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.  For online registration click here,  or call the Chamber office at 423-8400.


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





Instead of conducting an Open House, why not hold a "Tour of Homes" instead?

 Industry statistics reveal that Traditional Open Houses are not very effective at selling homes. In fact, less than 1% of homes are sold as a result of a traditional open house. They're a huge waste of your time and effort, and they're a shameful waste of your clients' time and effort as well.  So how does a Open House differ from a Tour of Homes?  Read on...


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 read more on the most recent mortgage application survey. 


June 2012 Building Permits


Click here to view the June 2012 Building Permit records for our area.


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Happy Birthday To You! 


September 2nd: Diana Davis, Prudential NW Properties 
September 3rd:  Melinda Gottfryd, Cowlitz County Title 
September 3rd:  Patti Flores, Twin City  
September 5th:  Jay Hooper, Advanced Home Inspection 
September 5th:  Joel Lengyel, Cascade Title 
September 5th:  Mike Goodwin, Century 21 
September 9th:  Jackie Brown, Red Canoe Credit Union 
September 9th:  Phuong Elkins, Twin City Bank 
September 10th:  Debbie Williams, Windermere 
September 10th:  Theresa Byrd, Cowlitz Title 
September 10th:  Breanna Lopez, John L. Scott 
September 11th:  Loretta Archer, John L. Scott 
September 12th:  Jana Clarke, Windermere 
September 12th:  Melanie Harriman, RE/MAX Premier 
September 14th:  Nicole Cathcart, John L. Scott 
September 16th:  Stacey Mills, Prudential NW Properties 
September 17th:  Gerald Flaskerud, CB Bain 
September 17th:  Ray Pyle, Catlin Properties 
September 18th:  Tammie Wilson, Red Canoe Credit Union 
September 18th:  Marisa Vossen, CB River Country 
September 18th:  Ken Yoder, CB River Country 
September 19th:  Randy Peck, RE/MAX Premier 
September 21st:  Roy Spencer, Pacific NW Realty 
September 23rd:  Gina Sterline, Prudential NW Realty 
September 26th:  Darla Gould, CB Bain 
September 27th:  Lisa Nelson, Treasurer's Office 
September 29th:  Mike Smith, John L. Scott 
September 30th:  Dan Spreadborough, 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.  

"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."

                                                                                      - Bill Cosby



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