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Have a Happy New Year!

by Galand Haas
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HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

The Galand Haas Team

Keller Williams Realty

Eugene and Springfield

Video Link: http://eugeneoregonhomesforsale.com/video/Happy-New-Year-2014



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Sincerely,
Galand

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Merry Christmas!!

by Galand Haas
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Good Monday Morning!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!  I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas!  Please enjoy this little bit of Christmas nostalgia!  For many of us Bing Crosby was Mr. Christmas!  Enjoy!

Galand Haas

Video Link: http://eugeneoregonhomesforsale.com/video/Bing-Crosby-Its-Beginning-to-Look-A-Lot-Like-Christmas



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The Numbers are in: November 2013

by Galand Haas

Good Monday Morning!

The Real Estate market in the Eugene and Springfield area remains improved over 2012, but activity has slowed some and the active inventory has now hit 6 months.  This means that we are currently sitting on the fence between a buyers and sellers market. The first quarter of 2014 will give us a good indication of where our local housing market is going to be headed long term.

Real estate activity in Lane County continued its seasonal cooling this November, but numbers are still up for the year. Pending sales (251) decreased 14.9% compared to October, but bested the 244 accepted offers from last November by 2.9%. New listings (269) fell by 27.3% compared to October but are 4.7% ahead of last November. At 238, closed sales dropped 21.5% compared to October and dropped 1.2% compared to last November. Florence had the best November for closed sales (30) since RMLSTM started recording data in 2007!

Total market time decreased slightly to 102 days in November, and inventory rose to 6.0 months.

Year-to-Date Summary

The 5,376 new listings represent a 15.1% increase over the 4,669 entered

in the same period of 2012. There have been 3,607 pending and 3,184 closed sales through November 2013, up 13.3% and 15.5%, respectively, from 3,184 pendings and 3,037 closed sales by November 2012.

Average and Median Sale Prices

The average price through November is $225,900, up 12.4% from this time in 2012, when the average was $201,000. In the same comparison, the median price increased 13.0% from $177,500 last year to $200,500 this year. 

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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...



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Eugene One of the Best Places to Live

by Galand Haas

Anyone looking for a new place to live should seriously consider the city of Eugene in Oregon. Eugene has almost everything anyone could want in a city, from a gorgeous locale to a strong economy, excellent school system and a well-regarded arts scene. In fact, these factors have led to a high rating in terms of being one of the best places to live in the country. Eugene, Oregon ranks #9 on Livability.com’s best places to live.

Liveability.com takes into account a number of different factors when determining their list of best places to live in the country. These factors include economics, healthcare, housing, social and civic capital, education, amenities, demographics, and infrastructure, factors that Eugene scored highly on.

Eugene, Oregon #9 of Livability.com's Top 100When discussing the city of Eugene, which at a population of approximately 158,000 people makes it the second largest city in Oregon, one cannot ignore the locale. Eugene is one of the most beautiful cities in the country--one that appeals to outdoor enthusiasts due to the close proximity to both the Pacific Ocean as well as the Cascade Mountains. In fact, residents won’t have to travel more than 60 miles in order to reach either. Outdoor lovers will find plenty to do in the city itself as well, with plenty of outdoor options available from golf to fishing to rock climbing to miles of running and biking trails and even kayaking. Affectionately referred to as Track Town USA, Eugene has hosted the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on four separate occasions. The year round climate makes outdoor recreation quite easy as well.

The location of the University of Oregon in Eugene helps to ensure that there are plenty of jobs available in addition to contributing to the arts and culture of the city. Eugene’s largest employer, however, is PeaceHealth Medical Group. The median household income of Eugene is a respectable $42,241, while living in the city is relatively affordable with the median home price being roughly $205,000. A number of multinational companies have started in Eugene as well, including Nike and Taco Time.

In addition to the ideal location of the city, Eugene, Oregon ranks #9 on Livability.com’s best places to live in part due to the growing art and culture scene. The city council even created the slogan “World’s Greatest City for the Arts & Outdoors” in 2005. However, due to the more modest nature of Eugene’s citizens, the slogan was changed in 2010 to “A Great City for the Arts & Outdoors.” Some of the cultural events the city is known for include the Lane County Fair, the Asian Celebration, the Oregon Bach Festival, the Oregon Festival of American Music, and the KLCC Microbrew Festival. There are also plenty of museums to check out, including the University of Oregon’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, the Oregon Air and Space Museum, the Museum of Natural and Cultural History, and the Maude Kerns Art Center, just to name a few.

Eugene, Oregon ranks #9 on Livability.com’s best places to live for a number of reasons. Eugene is a gorgeous city to live in for lovers of the outdoors, it is a city art and culture, a city with a great educational opportunities due to the University of Oregon, a city that provides its residents with ample job opportunities, a city with an affordable cost of living, and much, much more. Anyone considering a move should consider Eugene Oregon, a city that continuously ranks high for best places to live in the United States. Contact us for more information on real estate in Eugene or start your search here.

Home Values in 2013 and heading into 2014

by Galand Haas
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Good Monday Morning!

Both nationally and locally home values are well above where they were during 2012.  Even with home values slipping slightly over the past couple of months, nationally they remain at about 13% higher than 2012. At this time it is really hard to predict where home values will go in 2014.  There are so many variables that come into play including the economy and mortgage interest rates.  Without radical changes with the economy my instincts tell me that 2014 will most likely see a leveling off of the Real Estate market with home values holding tight.  Time will tell!

With the recent changes in home values, most home owners would like to be able to keep in touch with what their home current home value looks like. This is now an easy process because of a new automated web site that will give you an instant look at your homes approximate market value and also then give you a monthly update.  This webs site is www.forhomesellers-nonSmartZip.com.  This is an automated site, so remember that the values are approximate only, but it should give you a good idea as to what is happening with your homes value over time.

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

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Price: $895,000 Beds: 2 Baths: 3 Sq Ft: 2850
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Galand

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Home Seller: Christmas and Holiday decor

by Galand Haas

Good Monday Morning!

Now that Thanksginving 2013 has passed us by, it is time for most of us to begin focusing on Christmas.  Along with this comes the Christmas and Holiday decor.  I am often asked by those with homes on the market as to how far they should go with decorating for Christmas.  My thoughts have always been to decorate just as you always have.  Exterior lights and decor along with interior decorations and a tree really enhance the appearance of most homes and truly add to the magic of the season. I think that Christmas decor can add to the feeling that one might have when visiting the home and actually help with the process of the potential buyer having a vison of living in the home.

One important tip is to make sure that all of your Christmas and Holiday decor is removed right after New Years.  Lingering decor after the Holiday season can be a negative for most potential home buyers.

Have An Awesome Week!

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24993 CHERRY CREEK RD
Price: $150,000 Beds: 2 Baths: 1 Sq Ft: 840
Very nice property on 7.23 acres. Well and septic in buildable site. Pasture, creek, 28 x 20 garage/shop/stable. Great horse property, mostly pasture....



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Galand

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