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January 2013 Numbers Are In

by Galand Haas

Good Monday Morning!

January saw a healthy start to real estate activity in Lane County. Pending sales, at 260, were the best January since 2008, when 270 were entered. Accepted offers were 32% higher than December’s 197. Closed sales fell slightly compared to both the previous January and the previous month. At 182, they were 8.1% lower than the 198 in January 2012 and 25.1% lower than December’s 243.

New listings rebounded strongly from December with almost twice as many entered (334 vs. 180). However, they were slightly under new listings entered in January 2012 (375).

At 1,234, the active listing count is even lower than December, but the decrease in the number of closed sales has caused the inventory to rise slightly. 

The inventory of homes for sale was 5.2 months in December 2012, 6.8 months in January of 2013 and 7.8 months in January of 2012.  We have clearly bounced back into a stronger buyers market.

The average sales price is up slightly at $204,300 in comparison to $200,700 In December of 2012.

As I have been warning anyone who is thinking about selling a home, inventory number will most likely begin to rise between now and June.  This means more competition for your home. If you want to sell your home, don't wait until Spring,  Right now is when you want to hit the market.  Waiting could cost you both time and money.

Have An Awesome Week!

THIS WEEKS HOT NEW HOME LISTING!

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84955 Spencer Hollow Rd
Price: $395,000 Beds: 3 Baths: 2 ½ Baths: 1 Sq Ft: 1784
Relaxing Retreat! Secluded wooded property offers huge maintenance-free composite deck, large backyard, fire pit, 24x24ft shop, dog run with kennel & oversized 2-car garage with finished attic. Light & bright, great room with fireplace, bay window &...



AND HERE'S YOUR MONDAY MORNING COFFEE!!

Sincerely,
Galand

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What is my home worth? Have you tried our Smart Zip tool?

by Galand Haas

Good Monday Morning!

In this ever changing world of home values there is a new online tool that will provide you with a quick and easy look at your homes value and update you every 30 days.  Not only is this new online tool easy, the update feature keeps you on top of the market with your homes value.

The webs site is www.forhomesellers-nonSmartZip.com. This site uses the state of the art system Smart Zip.  You will be amazed as how quickly this site will find your home and provide you with market information.  Check it out!

Have An Awesome Week!

THIS WEEKS HOT HOME LISTING!

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4381 Marcum Ln
Price: $150,000 Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Sq Ft: 1199
Pride of Homeownership! Updates throughout from floor to ceiling! Living room with vaulted ceiling, pellet stove & slider to back, which opens to dining area and kitchen with eating bar. Master bedroom with bath. Outside features mature landscaping,...



AND HERE'S YOUR MONDAY MORNING COFFEE!!

Sincerely,
Galand

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The Benefit of Professional Home Inspectors

by Galand Haas
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Good Monday Morning!

One of the most important things you will want to do when purchasing a home is to have it inspected thoroughly by a professional home inspector.  Not only will your home inspector be able to find any damage such as dry rot or pest infestation but they can also find potential probelms with heating systems, roofing, plumbing electrical, appliances, etc.  Serious problems with homes do not just show up with older homes, but newer homes as well.  Don't ever feel that the home you are purchasing is in great shape without a thorough inspection. This is one thing that you never want to leave to chance.  Home inspectors can also point out areas that might need attention down the road and give you helpful information on how to maintain your home and service systems such as heating, plumbing and electrical.

When choosing a home inspection provider, it is adviseable to ask your Real Estate agent as to who they recommend.  Once you have ordered the inspection, it is also a good idea to meet with the inspector at the home and follow the inspector as they perform their inspection. This way your inspector can actaully show you problem areas and talk with you about how to do routine maintenance.  Once the home inspector has completed the inspection, they will generate a written report.  It is also adviseable to sit down with your home inspector and go over the inspection report.  Investing some time and money with a whole house inspection is one of the best investments you can make when purchasing a home. 

If you are considering selling a home, one of the best investments you can make as a seller is to have your home inspected before you place it on the market.  By having your home inspected ahead of time you can address any major repair issues prior to going on the market. This alone will save you time and greatly lessen your stress in selling.  It will take away the pain of negotiating repairs with a buyer part way through your sales transaction.  I find that pre-inspected homes sell faster and for more money than those that have not been inspected. 

If you would like to connect with a prefessional home inspector in the Eugene and Springfield market area, please contact me.  I would be happy to furnish you with a list of home inspectors that we have found to do a great job.

Have An Awesome Week!

THIS WEEKS HOT HOME LISTING!

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

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165 Wilkes Drive
Price: $145,000 Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Sq Ft: 1245
Cozy Home with Privacy! Open floor plan/great room is perfect for entertaining. Kitchen with island and eating bar and dining area with slider opens to living room with large window. Master bedroom with bath. Great office with floor-to-ceiling built...

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