I read some of your other questions, have you been to Vancouver yet to scout the area? That will be your best bet as to finding which neighborhood fits you best? If your husband works for Fisher, then Fisher's Landing or Camas are ideal. They're essentially one big area and much of it remains to be developed. Out here in East side we've got all the new stores, the local grocery stores (New Seasons, Chuck's, Whole Foods) plus the usual stores Fred Meyer, Safeway, QFC, Costco, Walmart, etc. East side is where it's all happening and I'm sure you've gathered from my other responses I'm biased. I've lived out here most of my life and it is the safest, cleanest part of town with the most potential to grow even better. My friends that live all across the County STILL come to East Vancouver to do their shopping - they even come from Portland to shop here. You won't find a better area across the board and you can get homes for a real steal right now. I'd recommend you come up, stay in the hotel over by Columbia Tech Center, drive around, scout the area, go to the stores - you'll see, the area sells itself.
P.S. I even see people here (adults and kids both) leave their bicycles in front of grocery stores or small strip mall stores without locking them! Now, I don't recommend that because I don't like to actually invite theft, but it's a testament to the mentality of the area.
I worked with Dale Chumbley at RealLiving - he knows Vancouver like the back of his hand.
Do you already have your financing lined up? I can assist if you need to get pre-approved so you can make and offer.
Will you need to sell your current residence before moving? If so, that could effect your ability to get the best deal if not planned for properly.
When do you plan to move? Home prices and inventory could change quite a bit later this year.
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If you would like some help finding a home or getting some more information on a home you see on the rmls, please feel free to contact me anytime. I would be, as always, happy to help!
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