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LPO/Escrow Officer

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Escrow Officer

Megan Wheatley
Escrow Officer

Jason Hanson
Title Officer

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Title Officer

Leah Stanley
Title Officer

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Marketing Director

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Article8Employee Spotlight: Breshae Brunette 

Breshae Brunette,
Title Typist
Breshae Brunette, Title Typist at Cowlitz County Title, works with title officers, REALTORS, lenders and escrow. She formats research into title commitment. Bre switched careers, moving from grooming dogs full-time to working in the title industry and will be celebrating her first anniversary with Cowlitz County Title next month. She believes your work reflects you as a person.

Bre has local roots, growing up in Longview and graduating from R.A. Long High School. She lives in Castle Rock with her two children and her fiancĂ©, Gavin. Bre enjoys hiking, camping, and reading. Her favorite local restaurant is El Tapatio Family Mexican Restaurant on the Columbia River in Rainier, Oregon. Her favorite vacations are "anywhere with a beach," and she has her sights set on Mexico for her next trip.  For your next title needs, contact Bre at  

Apple Bake 
8-10 med apples (cut into slices)
1/2 stick of butter (1/4 cup)
1 cup brown sugar
Sprinkle of cinnamon
Cook in a pot until apples are cooked down and soft.
Put filling into a 8x10 pan
1 cup butter (soft) (2 sticks)
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup oats
3/4 cup flour
Mix together, then drop and spread over apples. Doesn't have to cover every inch.
Bake 350 degrees for 30-35 min until top is golden brown.  Enjoy apple bake alone, with whipped cream or ice cream.

- Recipe by Ruby
Article5Home Trends Buyers Love
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Article6"Lead Loop" for Higher Lead Conversion
How successful is your lead follow-up?  If you're diligently following up on leads and not getting the conversion you want, or if you aren't utilizing a "lead loop process", odds are you're leaving thousands of  dollars on the table.  Converting leads into profits requires a process and a system designed to attract, engage and connect.  If you've been relying on the convenience of automated systems, you may be missing the mark.  Click here to learn more.
Invest in Professional Development

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Article2Mortgage Lending Will Beat 2019
There isn't much about 2020 that's been predictable.  And mortgage lending predictions are no exception.  According to a recent Fannie Mae forecast, and thanks in part to low rates boosting refinancing, mortgage lending in 2020 will likely total $3.4 trillion, about $1 trillion higher than 2019.  That would be the highest level of originations since 2003!  Click here to learn more.  

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