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Happy Thanksgiving!

by Galand Haas
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Good Monday Morning!

Every now and then I run across something that just makes me feel good!  This video is one of those really feel good things that will lift your spirits.  With all of the negative that we are bombarded with, this video proves that there is still a great deal of positive out there in this world and lots to be thankful for.  ENJOY!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Video Link: http://eugeneoregonhomesforsale.com/video/On-the-Road-Middle-school-football-players-execute-life-changing-play



AND HERE'S YOUR MONDAY MORNING COFFEE!!

Sincerely,
Galand

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The Numbers are in: October 2013

by Galand Haas

October continued seeing seasonal cooling to real estate activity in Lane County, but the numbers are strong when compared to last October. New listings (370) decreased 5.4% from the 391 in September, but show an increase of 14.2% compared to the 324 listings from October 2012. Similarly, closed sales (303) dropped when compared to the 354 in September, but have increased 6.3% over the 285 closings from last October. Accepted offers, at 295, are down 5.1% when compared to September’s 311, but also down 9.5% compared to the 326 from October 2012.

Total market time increased by a week to 104 days in October, and inventory increased to 5.2 months.

Year-to-Date Summary

The 5,104 new listings represent a 16.0% increase over the 4,401 entered

in the first ten months of 2012. There have been 3,383 pending and 3,264 closed sales through October 2013, up 14.3% and 17.5%, respectively, from 2,960 pendings and 2,778 closed sales by October 2012.

Average and Median Sale Prices

The average price through October is $227,000, up 13.1% from this time in 2012, when the average was $200,700. In the same comparison, the median price increased 14.1% from $177,000 last year to $202,000 this year. 

Have An Awesome Week!

THIS WEEKS HOT HOME LISTING!

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88604 Ermi Bee Rd
Price: $499,000 Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Sq Ft: 3376
Wonderful Wooded Retreat! Surrounded by nature, this secluded 5 acre property offers lots of space and options! Granite, tile, skylights, vaulted ceiling, 4 decks, 3 sliders, beautifully landscaped grounds with water feature and pond, walking trails...



AND HERE'S YOUR MONDAY MORNING COFFEE!!

Sincerely,
Galand

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One of the biggest obstacles to selling a home these days.

by Galand Haas

Good Monday Morning!

As much as the market has been straining to break out of the recent recession and regain lost property values, one component of the market has been acting as an anchor, holding back or at least significantly slowing the positive progress.  That component is the dreaded appraisal.  I say dreaded, because it has become the biggest obstacle to sales these days.  The house can be in move-in ready condition with a clean bill of health from the home inspection and still have the sale ruined by a low appraisal.  That’s happening a lot these days.  Why is that?

One of the constant battles that go on in the real estate market is that between the Realtors involved in listing the houses and the appraisers over what the market value of the house should be.  Appraisals can be the cold splash of reality in the face for many sellers.  Appraisals take all of the emotion out of the process of putting a market value on your property.  The battle over market value is one that is likely to continue forever, just due to the different natures of the two sides in this argument.

During this current market it is really a great idea to listen to your Real Estate agent about pricing.  If your home is priced correctly with the comparable properties that your agent finds, then the chances for a low appraisal are minimal.  

If you would like to get an idea as to what your Eugene and Springfield area homes current market value is online, it is as easy as logging onto www.forhomesellers-nonSmartZip.com

Have and Awesome Week!

THIS WEEKS HOT HOME LISTING!

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24155 Hewett Rd
Price: $850,000 Beds: 3 Baths: 3 Sq Ft: 3154
Equestrian Oasis! Over 20ac of private & serene views, 2 pastures, 6-stall barn with tack rm, office, wash rack, indoor riding arena, loft, storage, shop, full bath & laundry. Custom home w/ vaulted 22’ glass prow front, great rm, 9 skylights,...



AND HERE'S YOUR MONDAY MORNING COFFEE!!

Sincerely,
Galand

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Good Monday Morning!

The trend has always been that most sellers place their homes on the market in the Spring thinking that the Spring and Summer months are the best time to sell.  The truth is that this is not always the case.  Spring and Summer will typically see the highest number of homes on the market for sale.  In the Eugene and Springfield area, Spring and Summer months are also busy because of the great weather.  This is a time for vacations and other activities and many would be buyers are occupied.  By contrast, the Fall and Winter months have a low inventory of homes for sale which means less competition and many years the buyers are out in force.  With lower competition buyers have fewer homes to choose from and many years we find that we sell the homes that we have on the market in less time and for more money during a time that most people feel is the off season for home sales.

If you are thinking about selling your home, you may be better of not to wait for the sun and the long days to return.  If you would like a complete assessment of your homes value, saleability and a look at when the best time to sell might be, contact me.  A no obligation 20 minute visit might help you make the best decision as to when you should sell your home.

THIS WEEKS HOT HOME LISTING!

Video Link: http://eugeneoregonhomesforsale.com/video/This-Month-in-Real-Estate-US-November-2013

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325 22nd Street
Price: $205,000 Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Sq Ft: 1578
Wonderful Updates and Features! Adorable home updated from floor to ceiling, laminate wood floors, tile shower with body jets, large master suite upstairs. Living room with fireplace, updated kitchen with dining area and slider. Attached 1-car garag...



AND HERE'S YOUR MONDAY MORNING COFFEE!!

Sincerely,
Galand

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