Debb Dodges Raindrops - Exploring Clark County Washington

New Construction View Homes of Clark County - At a Premium

Newly Built Homes with Views Sell for a Premium 

One of our relocation clients has very specific needs. As a busy upper level manager for a major retail chain, he travels frequently. Therefore, his time spent at a home is a luxury.  His requirements are quite specific too, including the desires of the majority of our clients - a sense of privacy and a view of Nature As Neighbors

The first step with clients unfamiliar with the area, requires an educational process. We explain the various areas of the County with new construction homes that match their criteria. This particular buyer also needs somewhat close proximity to Portland International Airport, for obvious reasons. 

Needless to say, we spend a lot of time with our clients to get a feel for the right location, and a home style that best suits their needs. A well-planned and appointed kitchen is a must, a large master bedroom with generously size master bathroom is also an important requirement. Vaulted, or high ceilings, with plenty of windows and welcoming views, round out the basics list. The rest is specific to the individual(s). 

Clark County builders, like many around the country, tend to build large, new homes on smaller parcels of land. If they can get 30 homes into a new development, versus 25, it adds to the profit margin. However, we look for the exceptions, new construction homes built on larger lots with the luxury of privacy. The addition of an adjacent green-space, or nature preserve, can greatly enhance the desirability. 

ViewHomes™ on Larger Parcels of Land are in Demand

We'll be writing up an offer this week for a new construction home in a lovely Felida neighborhood called the Reserve at Ashley Ridge. Marketed as a premier gated community, the Reserve offers large home sites, with many spacious single level and master on the main floor plans up to nearly 4,000 SF in size.  The lot our buyer chose overlooks the Salmon Creek Greenway, and is a comfortable distance from the neighborhood kayak/canoe access trail to Lake River. 

We'd love to help you find a new construction ViewHome too. If you appreciate views of Nature As Neighbors and feel that privacy is the ultimate luxury, we're a perfect match. Contact us today to discuss your Real Estate needs. And, if you'd like to learn more about ViewHomes of Clark County, visit us today at ( Don't worry, no registration is required!) 



ViewHomes™ grew out of our passion for nature, beautiful surroundings, and peaceful environments. Starting together in an urban environment, over the years we've gravitated towards areas with smaller populations and less density. We now enjoy our lifestyle in a rural environment, but with close proximity to metropolitan areas where we appreciate all the amenities of fine restaurants, shopping, and an easy drive to an international airport.
Living in ViewHomes™ is like having “elbowroom for the soul”.





Comment balloon 15 commentsDebb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD • November 08 2016 08:27AM


WOW! Those are gorgeous homes. Talk about some curb appeal! Because we live in an area that is more of a second home community larger homes tend to have a higher DOM. But views do command a premium!  First words out of just about all clients.... "I want a home with a view!"

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 2 years ago


So glad you found your client the perfect location and home builder.  Views are so important to many of us.  Wishing you both a great week.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 2 years ago

I bet these homes are just gorgeous.  There is nothing quite like brand new construction.

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) over 2 years ago

Thanks all, it's always an adventure.  We love the process and getting to know cool people is frosting on the cake. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) over 2 years ago

Hi Debb & Bernie - We find a similar strong demand for larger lots, privacy and views, and they sell at a premium here as well. But our clients feel that the lifestyle is well worth the extra cost, as I'm sure yours do as well.

Posted by Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC) over 2 years ago

I hate slammer developments as do my clients. People want the luxury of a nice size lot Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD .

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) over 2 years ago

Large lots are getting so hard to find in my area. New homes prevail over used homes in most situations.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 2 years ago

Debb & Bernie , I worked with a lot of Relocation Clients and indeed it takes more effort, energy and education but at the end you get a very loyal client, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 2 years ago

Hi Debb music to me ears is New Construction View Homes of Clark County. That is progress. 

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 2 years ago

Debb, your local knowledge serves your clients so well. It's not easy when your clientele doesn't know the area and I know you are always going the extra mile to make sure you show them all their options. There's just nothing quite like new construction, such a joy to be a part of that process.

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group ) over 2 years ago

It is really hard to find a decent lot. I find many buyers care far less about community amenities like pools/open space and more about beautiful lots to enjoy with the family.

Posted by Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes (Waves Realty) over 2 years ago

Hi Debb and Bernie -- I like the matchmaking technique you utilize in order to find the right home for your clients.   Careful listening and knowing the market as you do make you the smart choice for those looking to make a move in Clark County.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 over 2 years ago

Hi Debb and Bernie - I am sure that your clients really appreciate the fact that you carefully listen to their needs.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 2 years ago

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD you are a rare find for clients looking to buy in the Clark County area and beyond.  Such a beautiful area for a relocation client to call home!

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) over 2 years ago

Near-city living with all that nature can offer--what a great combo for this client! I love the idea that since he's not home much, home IS luxurious to him. Not just a place to change his clothes. You two are such a winning combo for your clients...they're so lucky to find you. 

Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) over 2 years ago