Debb Dodges Raindrops - Exploring Clark County Washington

Waterfront Lot for Sale on the Lewis River - The Power of Water

East Fork Lewis River

.45 Acres on the East Fork of The Lewis River

Recently, we were visiting our property along the East Fork of the Lewis River, clearing up the paths down to the river.  It's in a remote part of the county, but occasionally you hear the normal sounds of civilization - cars on the road and planes overhead.  Yet, while sitting along the bank and listening to the waterfall nearby, nature won out. The sounds of civilization dissolved into the background.

Water has a natural, meditative effect on us -- the sight and sound of moving water helps put us in a relaxed, reflective mode that seems to ameliorate any disruptions around us. This is one of the many reasons waterfront properties are at a premium - there is a built-in asset that many homes don't have. Some buyers want easy access to boating and active watersports. Others want a peaceful place for quiet reflection. Either way, we are drawn to water.

Waterfront property requires Due Diligence 

We are fortunate to live in an area where there are many diverse bodies of water - lakes, streams, and rivers that are still in their natural state.  Protection of these waterways is the focus of the state Shoreline Protection Act, passed by the legislature in 1971. It places strict limitations on any activity that could have "adverse effects" on aquatic natural resources - land, water, and marine life.  Development of any designated shoreline properties comes with tight regulations, setbacks, and mitigation requirements.

This can cause frustration for anyone trying to build or expand a house along a natural waterway (previous structures are grandfathered in). Jumping through regulatory hoops is no one's idea of a fun activity, but once you understand the guidelines, the ultimate purpose of preservation is a worthy goal. Especially if it preserves a natural environment where everyday distractions dissolve into the background of nature's resonance.




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Oh what a great shot...I would love to live on the water too!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 4 years ago

Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD The sounds of water are so satisfying that many people spend thousands to replicate "water features" on their property. How lucky you are to have it naturally.

Bill Roberts

Posted by Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner (Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate) over 4 years ago

What a nice property you have, Debb. Indeed, the sound of water surely is very good to hear around a property.

Posted by Garreth Wilcock, Homes at Mueller (Sherlock Homes Austin) over 4 years ago

Hello Debb and Bernie, congratulations on the listing of this waterfront lot. Sound of water is relaxing no matter what time of day it is, having it in your backyard is a great benefit. 

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) over 4 years ago

Wow, great location for a getaway - grats on the listing and best wishes for a quick sale Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD 

Posted by Jennifer Mackay, Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582 (Counts Real Estate Group, Inc.) over 4 years ago

Thank you for sharing this fantastic property. I am sure you will have it SOLD soon enough!

Posted by Jeremy K. Frost, Associate Broker, ABR, CNE, CRS, ePro, PSA, SRS (Keller Williams Realty) over 4 years ago

Debb and Bernie,

What a lovely piece of land.  I am sure that jumping through all the hoops is worthwhile considering the benefits.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 4 years ago

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - I remember learning about all kinds of things that I never thought I would have to worry about in real estate. Everything I learned I have encountered over my years!  Water rights being a big one. This looks like a great property!

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Realty) over 4 years ago

Hi Debb & Bernie - Congratulations on that very special riverfront lot. I'm sure your expertise is going to be a very useful resource in finding a buyer with the right approach to building there.

Posted by Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC) over 4 years ago

Debb, wonderful new listing and your expertise shines. I have no doubt you will find the right buyer who is willing to jump through the hoops in the name of preservation. Such a worthy cause for a little extra work on the buyers part.

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty) over 4 years ago

Thanks all, we were out showing water properties all day yesterday. We have a job that gets us out and about in Nature. Tough work, but somebody's got to do it, right? ;) 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) over 4 years ago

Hi Debb and Bernie --- everyday distractions dissolve -- hmm -- yeah, I'd happily sign up for that.   

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 over 4 years ago

Good Morning Debb - It is great to have waterfront property.  It comes with responsibilities.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 4 years ago

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - what a soothing way to market and introduce prospective buyers to your river-front lot listing! You had me by the river, contemplating, reflecting, and hoping for the chatter of human noise and negative interruption to stop. And in that moment, it was peaceful and quiet. 

But as you so poignantly remind your readers, with waterfront ownership comes human responsibilities. People, like drugs, may have an adverse impact on the environment, humans, and animals too; therefore, due diligence is not only high priority, it's the law!  


Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 4 years ago

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