Camas, Washington, is located in Clark County between the Columbia River and Lacamas Lake. Much of the city is sprawled across Prune Hill, an ancient dormant volcano cinder cone. Here, residents are treated to some amazing views of the lake, the impressive and stately Mt. Hood, and even the city lights of Portland, Oregon. Thanks to a moist climate, the region is also dotted with lush foliage and patches of forest.
In the last 10 to 15 years, Camas has become an increasingly popular location for corporate facilities and headquarters. Large research and manufacturing organizations, including Sharp Microelectronics, Linear Technology and WaferTech provide much economic opportunity and growth and a sense of optimism about the future. (more)
As business activity has grown, new residential subdivisions have sprung up. Real estate options throughout Camas include single-family homes, condominiums and townhouses, as well as land for custom building. The residential neighborhoods incorporate the demands of modern, family-oriented homeowners including expansive floor plans, fenced yards and amenity-rich kitchens. Because locals are dedicated to preserving Camas' natural character, the neighborhoods incorporate many trails and parks. The area's most popular leisure activities include walking, jogging, playing sports and exploring nature.
Camas School District is responsible for approximately 7,000 students attending eight school campuses. The elementary and intermediate schools feed into Camas High School, which has an enrollment of about 1,800. There are two high schools, two middle schools, and six elementary schools to choose from. Nearby colleges include Mt Hood Community College, Clark College, Concordia University Portland, and Portland State University.
Camas Real Estate Prices
Prospective buyers will be pleased with Camas' modern housing stock. Neighborhoods are characterized by multi-story homes with attached garages, fenced yards and manicured landscapes. Property prices vary widely enough to accommodate many budgets. Quality Camas area condominiums and townhouses can be purchased for as little as $300,000. Houses in Camas are also priced starting at $300,000 and topping out at $3.3 million. Water view homes in Camas start at about $450,000, while golf course frontage homes are priced somewhat higher. Modern showcase homes in Waterleaf, Deer Creek, Sunrise Vista or Summit Oaks subdivisions are available in the $400,000 to $700,000 range.
Camas Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of April 16th, 2020: homes priced around $560,626 compared to $560,626 the previous week, to remain steady with no change in listing price. For Thursday, April 16th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 4.51%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 3.90%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.41%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 4.12%.