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by Galand Haas


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2231 Sandy Drive

Price: $320,000    Beds: 3    Baths: 3    Sq Ft: 2720

In highly desirable Ferry St Bridge area! Delightful 0.21 acre property on quiet street. Features recessed lights, skylights, vaulted ceiling and Pergo wood floor. Huge master suite with 3 closets and 5-piece bath. 3 bedrooms plus additional room th...
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One of the Primary Factors that Effects Home Value: Condition

by Galand Haas

Good Monday Morning!

Even during this time of a strong Real Estate market in the Eugene and Springfield area, there are homes that hit the market and fail to sell.  The primary reason for homes not selling in any market is pricing.  Homes that are priced above their competition will sit and be looked at, but may not get offers and typically will not sell.  One of the primary factors that effects the value of a home is it's condition.  Here are some ideas as to how to upgrade the condition of your home to get a higher sales price.

When it comes to looking at houses, we do tend to judge a book by its cover. That’s why it’s so important to make sure your home looks as appealing as possible, both inside and out, if you want to get top dollar when you sell. U.S. News & World Report talked to real estate experts, who said these home improvements will help boost your selling price.

Improve your landscape. Keep your lawn neat, trim the bushes, clear out any old or tired-looking shrubbery and replace with new ones, add color with potted plants or garden beds, and top everything off with a fresh layer of mulch or rock.

Spruce up your entryway. Paint the front door or replace it, and update your house numbers and mailbox.

Change out light fixtures and plumbing fixtures. Replacing outdated fixtures with more modern ones gives your house an instant lift.

Return rooms to their original uses. If you use the extra bedroom as an office, turn it back into a bedroom.

Replace dirty or worn carpet. Prospective buyers can tell the difference between new carpet and cleaned carpet, and often, cleaning it just isn’t enough. If you have hardwood floors underneath the carpet, your best bet might be to refinish them and forego carpet completely.

Remove window treatments, unless they are current and high-end. Your window treatments probably won’t match a prospective buyer’s décor, so you’re better off removing them. Plus, uncovered windows let in more light.

Depersonalize. House hunters want to imagine themselves in your home, so remove obvious and identifying personal items, like photos and knick-knacks.

Clean thoroughly. Make every inch of the house sparkle and shine by deep cleaning it. And then think about hiring a house-cleaning service to do it, too.


Paint every room. A fresh coat of paint in a neutral color appeals to everyone. It freshens up the house, making it look newer and more modern.

Consider replacing textured ceilings. For some buyers, popcorn ceilings are a deal-breaker. If your home was built before 1979, the ceilings could contain asbestos, so you would need to hire a professional to remove the texture. If it’s a newer house, you can scrape the ceilings yourself or, if your ceilings are high enough, you could just install drywall over them to create new ceilings

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2685 Valley Forge Dr

Price: $524,900    Beds: 3    Baths: 2    ½ Baths: 1    Sq Ft: 2302

Anslow & DeGeneault 2015 Tour of Homes model home. Gas forced air 92% efficiency, exquisite single level, located in beautiful Hawthorne Estates. Easily entertain in Great Rm overlooking backyard. Escape to luxurious owner’s ste w/ tray ceilin...
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A Potentially Costly Mistake to Avoid

by Galand Haas

Good Morning!

As I have mentioned previously, one thing that you can bet on is that things are not going to stay the same in the world of Real Estate for any long period.  Our extended run of historically low mortgage interest rates could be close to ending.  It now appears that the Fed will soon begin raising interest rates.  This could indicate that the Fed is putting the steps into place which will eventually normalize interest rates in this country.  How fast this all takes place is anybody's guess, but it has to happen and it now looks like this is the scenario that is rapidly approaching.

What does this mean for home buyers and home sellers?  Our long run of low mortgage rates has heated up a Real Estate market that otherwise would have been flat.  Low rates have kept buyers very active and this has created high demand, which in turn has created low inventories of homes from sale.  This situation has lead to home price increases across the country.  Higher mortgage interest rates will decrease buyer demand, allowing invetories to rise and this will in turn put pressure on home pricing.  This will not happen over night, but it will happen.  Also, remember that this country has struggled to fully recover from the recession and household incomes have not really increased in a long time.  All of this points towards a much slower housing market in the months ahead. A market that may not be nearly as attractive to buyers and sellers as the one we are currently enjoying.

If you are considering a home purchase or a home sale, don't hold off.  Don't wait for Spring.  This could be a very costly mistake.  Mortgage interest rates remain low at this time and buyer demand is high.  For sellers, this may be the be time to sell your home that you will see for years.  For buyers, home affordabilty may suffer when rates climb as well as your ability to qualify for financing.  Don't wait, as I mentioned above, the current mortgage rate situation is about to change and we may never see mortgage rates back at the levels they are today.

If you would like some information on buying or selling a home in this market, get in touch.  I would love to assist you.  As always there is no obligation, just good, honest information that will help you make the right decision.

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2231 Sandy Drive

Price: $330,000    Beds: 3    Baths: 3    Sq Ft: 2720

In highly desirable Ferry St Bridge area! Delightful 0.21 acre property on quiet street. Features recessed lights, skylights, vaulted ceiling and Pergo wood floor. Huge master suite with 3 closets and 5-piece bath. 3 bedrooms plus additional room th...
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Guidelines for Home Sale Success

by Galand Haas

Good Monday Morning!

If you are considering the sale of your home, then the following article from Realty Times is a must read.  Selling your home for top dollar and in the shortest period of time is not always easy if you miss the market.  This article will give you some good guidelines for home sale success.

A Comparable Market Analysis (CMA) can tell you what buyers recently paid for homes similar to yours, but that's not all you need to know to choose the right listing price. You need to know the market's appetite for your home, and that can only come from an overview of your community's current market conditions.

Market conditions are like a weather report; it helps you predict what the current crop of buyers will do. Using this knowledge, you can price your home to sell quickly, and for the most money possible.

Why is a quick sale important? The right price generates a bumper crop of buyers. If you price your home too high compared to other similar homes, you'll appear to be testing the market. Buyers will assume that you're going to be too difficult in negotiations.

Here's what you need to know - what kind of a market are you in? Market conditions are formed by buyer attitudes, made sunny or cloudy by jobs, incomes, mortgage interest rates, and overall consumer confidence.

It's possible that your community could have buyer's and seller's markets simultaneously. For example, your neighborhood may be hot, while the subdivision a mile away is stone cold.

A seller's market is characterized by confident buyers, short "days on market" and low inventory levels of less than six months on hand. This usually results in rising prices.

A buyer's market is characterized by longer "days on market," and high inventory levels of seven months' supply or more. To get buyers to come in from out of the storm, sellers must offer incentives such as seller-paid closing costs or lower prices.

The market conditions will tell you the long and short-term trends. If the market is heating up, you can ask a little more for your home. If the market is cooling, you may need to price your home slightly under the market in order to attract more buyers.

One thing you absolutely should never do is ignore market conditions. It's said the market is always right. If you price your home too high, you'll know when you get few to no showings.

That's why it's important to ask your real estate agent for occasional market updates as well as a fresh CMA. You'll get a better idea of what your home will sell for and how long it will take to sell.

If you would like an idea as to what your home would be worth on the market today, go to the web site www.forhomesellers.com.  This web site you give you an in depth look at your homes current market value.  Unlike Zillow, this information will be accurate and based on the Eugene/Springfield home market area.  Once you have signed up, it will also send you a revised analysis monthly.

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THIS WEEKS HOT HOME LISTING!


2279 Blackburn St

Price: $325,000    Beds: 4    Baths: 3    ½ Baths: 1    Sq Ft: 2212

One-of-a-kind! Spacious & airy renovation with Alterna vinyl tile floor, bedroom suite on each level, master bath with dual shower heads, large kitchen opens to dining area, living room with bay window plus family room/den with french doors. On 0.27...
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