In This Issue:
POSTPONED: Business After Hours at Cowlitz County Title 

Deanna Cornelison
LPO/Escrow Officer

Kristy Norman
Escrow Officer

Jason Hanson
Title Officer

Darren Plank
Title Officer

Dyann Crayne
Title Officer/Title Plant Administrator

Leah Stanley
Title Officer

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Dyann Crayne,
Title Officer/Title Plant Administrator
Dyann Crayne, Title Officer/Title Plant Administrator at Cowlitz County Title works with the community to answer their title needs. Dyann has 32 years of experience with Cowlitz County Title and 36 years in the title business. She creates the "title bible" for the company, keeping the title plant at Cowlitz County Title up-to-date and accurate. She is also the author of the ever-popular monthly "Mortgage Barometer". Dyann loves her work and is proud of being good at it.

Dyann has local roots and is a Mark Morris graduate. She enjoys line dancing, knitting, and crocheting as well as camping and fishing with her husband, Dave. Dyann's favorite day of the week is Sunday. She is an active member of Abundant Life Church of the Nazarene in Kelso, where she sings with the worship and praise team. For your next title needs, contact Dyann at  

An Easter Morning Favorite:
Barbi's Skiers French Toast
2 Tbsp. light corn syrup
½ c. butter
1 c. brown sugar
1 loaf French bread
5 eggs
1 ½ c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
¼ tsp. salt
Heat corn syrup, butter and brown sugar till bubbly; pour in 9x12 inch pan.  Slice French bread 1 inch thick: arrange in pan on syrup.
Beat eggs, milk, vanilla, salt and pour over bread.  Cover with plastic wrap.  Refrigerate overnight.  In morning, uncover and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.  Invert; decorate with powdered sugar.  Serves 8.
- Recipe from Rocky Point Resort Petersburg, Alaska

furnished-dining-room.jpg A picture perfect listing is the key not only for in-person home tours, but for online property photos, since 90% of home buyers search for homes online.  A properly staged home highlights both the beauty and function of the property and enables buyers to picture themselves living there.  Knowing that photos are your customer's first, and most important look at a new home, you'll want to put your best foot forward in this area.  Click here for some tips on how to prep your home and set yourself up for picture perfect listings. 
Article5 DIY Projects for Shelter in Place
purple_blues_brush.jpg Chances are you're spending more time at home right now than ever before as we seek to "flatten the curve" in the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic.  But that doesn't have to mean weeks of internet-surfing and Netflix-bingeing.  (Though it doesn't hurt to enjoy a bit of that too!)  Use this time to increase the value of your home by tackling a home improvement project that you've been delaying for a "rainy day". Click here for some ideas for DIY projects to take on while you shelter in place. 
POSTPONED: Business After Hours at Cowlitz County Title!
We've certainly missed the opportunities to connect face-to-face in our community during this COVID-19 crisis.  After all, there's nothing like a Business After Hours event to help you connect with your community and see what your local area has to offer, and like all gatherings, this has been postponed.  This is a great opportunity to socialize, network, and enjoy some local food and beverages!  In particular, this event is a chance to come check out the new remodel at Cowlitz County Title! 
Stay tuned for our future date announcement for this event at 1159 14th Avenue in Longview.  We can't wait to see you and debut our fresh new look!  In the meantime, stay connected with us on both Facebook and Instagram

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- Roy T. Bennett

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