The Importance of Mom

Posted May 16, 2017 in Real Estate Trends

Scott Hogan, Clark County WA real estate agent

In my last column, I noted the median sales price for Clark County houses sold had increased $30,000 in a year! Well, guess what? Prices continue to rise, and competition is fierce among buyers in some, if not all, price categories. My advice to people contemplating a real estate transaction is: consult with one of the many competent, professional Realtors or lenders in our area – when prices are rising rapidly and available properties are scarce, you really need experts on your side.

Speaking of experts on your side, allow me a moment to discuss someone who has been on my side for over 50 years (I won’t say how many more than 50): my Mom. Like most kids, when I was a certain age, I thought my parents were lame. Growing up here, I thought Vancouver was lame. When I’m in charge, I said then, things will be different – I’ll live an exciting life in an exciting place!

A few years later, after my world became a little larger, things started to look a little different. I discovered my parents weren’t as dumb as I thought – you could even call them wise! Likewise, Vancouver didn’t seem so lame, either. I’d put our quality of life and beautiful scenery up against any part of this country. We’re lucky to live here. Through it all, my Mom has been there for me, being supporting or forgiving as the circumstances required. Having kids of my own now, I’ve come to realize that you don’t stop being a parent just because the kids become adults. You always want the best for them.

Thank you to my Mom, and all Moms on this Mother’s Day! I think I’ll go now and give my Mom a hug. Thank you for reading this. Happy Mother’s Day from the professional title and escrow people of Clark County Title! Let us know if there is anything we can do to be of service to you – that’s how we earn our business: helping people buy, sell and refinance real estate – all with gratitude in our hearts!

Your neighbor,

Scott Hogan
Clark County Title