One truth Coldwell Banker Seal’s real estate brokers have come to learn over the years is that owning waterfront property in Oregon and Southwest Washington offers an unmatched long-term investment value. Whether you’ve considered buying waterfront property for a primary residence or a vacation retreat, there are many benefits to such an investment. 




Owning waterfront property offers very real long-term value. Oregon and Southwest Washington waterfront homes have typically appreciated faster than their landlocked neighbors. In fact, the pace of appreciation may soon accelerate as real estate experts anticipate that an influx of retiring California baby boomers will choose to take advantage of our area’s more abundant and affordable waterfront living. Oregon and Washington’s waterfront and water-view homes have always been highly-sought after, but perhaps never more so than in the coming years.

Investing in waterfront property also offers a certain cachet. Waterfront homes carry a high perceived value, a fact that is proven time and again by the prices buyers are willing to pay for coveted waterfront addresses. The most expensive Oregon real estate is typically along the state’s Pacific beaches, with high demand for homes on the shores of Lake Oswego and the bluffs of the Willamette River, in towns like West Linn. In Vancouver and Southwest Washington, lakefront and riverfront property is most sought after and garners top dollar at resale.

More than any other reason, waterfront land and homes are so desirable because they provide a unique and sought-after lifestyle. From privacy and exclusivity to boating, fishing and even float planes, Southwest Washington and Oregon waterfront properties offer recreational fun, personal comfort and a high sense of achievement. Many people regularly enjoy our region’s rivers, lakes and oceans, but not many have had the privilege of doing so from their own back yards.

Whether you’re thinking about life in a beach house on the Oregon Coast, seeking a waterfront retreat along the Columbia or Cowlitz Rivers, or eyeing the perfect estate along the shores of Lake Oswego, why not turn your dream into the beneficial reality of owning waterfront property? To look into owning a waterfront home in Oregon or Southwest Washington or to learn more about the long-term investment value of doing so, contact your Coldwell Banker Seal Realtor today.