Greetings from Cowlitz County Title!
Happy CCT Anniversary!   


Happy Anniversary to Terry Woodruff, Title Officer, who has been with CCT for 31 years this month, and to Melanie Gwynn, Escrow Assistant to Theresa Byrd who is celebrating her 1 year anniversary with CCT.   So glad to have you as part of the Team!



- Bianca Lemmons


The "April Fools" of Cowlitz County Title


Think the Cowlitz County Title staff is limited to only providing the best service in title and escrow?  Think again.  In celebration of April Fool's Day, check out this (totally made-up) list of "hidden talents of CCT employees."  


1.  You might think that they're out spending time with precious grandbabies when they're away from their desks -- but the reality is that Title Officers Arlene Reynolds and Dyann Crayne are responsible for coining the "12th Man" phrase and are the leaders of a Seahawks groupie underground (pictured, below). 

  2.  Melanie Gwynn, escrow assistant, currently holds the Guinness World Record for "largest living squirrel collection," and will be displaying her brood of caged critters at this year's squirrel fest -- including the fatty pictured with her, below.

  3.  Speaking of hidden talents, very few people know about Terry Woodruff's current gig:  when a certain famous guitarist is "sleeping off" last night's post-perfomance party, Terry moonlights as bass player for the Eagles.  Catch him in concert during this most recent tour...

  4.  If hearing the voice of Receptionist Kristy Norman on the phone has reminded you of the lilting tones of Disney princesses, it's not a mistake.  Kristy spends her weekends touring as Princess Belle with "Disney on Ice."



Are you getting enough Vitamin D?


It can be difficult to get enough Vitamin D while living in Washington, especially during the gray months, but it is vital to our overall health.  Do the following to make sure you get an adequate amount of Vitamin D, even while the sun is hiding.

Exercise regularly

   Physical activity helps with the body's natural production of Vitamin D.

Eat nutrient rich foods

  Although diet alone typically does not provide enough Vitamin D, eating Vitamin D rich foods such as eggs, liver and salmon can be helpful.

Take a supplement

  Some people may benefit from a Vitamin D supplement, but should consult a physician before taking any new medications.

Get outside (and show property!)

  When the sun is shining, being outside for a limited amount of sun exposure is a great, natural way to make sure you are getting enough Vitamin D.

Recent Building Permits


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


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. 


Upcoming Events
Building Bridges Business Showcase,
Thursday, April 17, 2014, Cowlitz Regional Conference Center, 1900 7th Ave., Longview, 1-7 p.m., Open to the public. FREE to attend!  *Booth and table space still available to businesses interested in representing themselves at this event!  Click link to sign up for booth or table:



Chamber Visitor Center Open House, Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 105 Minor Rd., Kelso, Open House: 3-6 p.m., Ribbon Cutting: 4 p.m.,  The Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Center would like to invite you to celebrate our new location and facility with us! Enjoy a ribbon cutting ceremony, food and beverage pro-vided by Summerland Catering, and a chance to win raffle prizes!     



Chamber Business After Hours at Stageworks Northwest - Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Experience the magic of the stage at this exclusive Chamber member event! See a sneak preview of two numbers from the musical "9 to 5." Tour the theatre facility, and enjoy food, beverage and a chance to win many fabulous prizes!  Click here to purchase your tickets. 




Happy Birthday to You! 


April 2nd:  Pam McCormick, Cowlitz County Title
April 2nd:  Ann Furman, RE/MAX Premier
April 6th:  Kim Caskey, C-21 R.E. Lund
April 9th:  Ashley Simmons, Twin City Bank
April 10th:  Sue Lantz, Windermere
April 10th:  Mike Lemmons, Republic Mortgage
April 12th:  Barbara Brusco, Options Financial
April 12th:  Dennis Bird, Cascade Title
April 14th:  Jason Hanson, Cowlitz County Title
April 14th:  Don Rodman, Rodman Realty
April 14th:  Robin Schierscher, John L. Scott
April 16th:  Matt Peters, RE/MAX Premier
April 17th:  Sara Brunelle, Life Mortgage
April 20th:  Billie Scroggins, Retired CB Bain
April 20th:  Sandra Irvin, C-21 R.E. Lund
April 22nd:  Donna Britten, Woodford Real Estate
April 24th:  Duanna Coleman, Red Canoe C.U.
April 25th:  Donna Hammond, Windermere
April 27th:  Jeanette Almos, Windermere
April 29th:  Dennis Lavoie, CB Bain
April 29th:  Chris Frye, Columbia River Properties
April 29th:  Vicki Rigdon, Retired
May 1st:  Karen Johnson, CB Bain
May 2nd:  Darla Brown, Windermere
May 4th:  Kim Hort, Cowlitz County Auditor's Office
May 5th:  Tami Sar, Bank of America
May 6th:  Melissa Hixson, Cascade Title Vancouver
May 7th: Paul Young, Eric Fuller & Associates
May 8th:  Britney Rister, Hometown Bank
May 9th:  Laura Bradbury, Retired, Cowlitz County Title
May 11th:  Shawn Warren, RE/MAX Premier
May 11th:  Sharleen Woods
May 12th:  Steve Jones
May 14th:  Joe Amrine, Fibre Federal Credit Union
May 17th:  Andrea Gebhardt, Heritage Bank
May 18th:  Venancio Gonzales, Windermere
May 18th:  Diana Downing, RE/MAX Results
May 19th:  Su Merrill, Pacific NW Realty
May 20th:  Sandy Allen
May 23rd:  Lance Brown, Woodford Real Estate
May 23rd:  Todd Wade, Woodford Real Estate
May 26th:  Bruce Kell, John L. Scott
May 31st:  Jill Clark, Pacific Northwest Realty
"The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes."
- Winston Churchill


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