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Monday Morning Real Estate Update 3/10/08

by Galand Haas

Good Monday Morning!

Spring is happening!  The flowers are beginning to bloom and the leaves are coming out on the trees.  It is the beginning of a gorgeous time of year.

The Eugene and Springfield Real Estate market also seems to be awakening from Winter.  There are more buyers out looking right now than there has been in months.  If this starts turning into sales, we should see a marked improvement in homes sales over the next several months.  Mortgage interest rates have been on a roller coaster ride over the past week, but still remain extremely favorable with 30 year fixed rates in the low 6% range.  Look for these rates to continue their up and down ride over the next few months.

One bit of interesting news is that the average time it takes a home to sell in our current market is 92 days.  The average time it is currently taking homes listed by the Galand Haas Team to sell is 54.4 days.  Strong and aggressive marketing makes a difference in this market.

Have An Awesome Week!



Monday Morning Real Estate Update 3/4/08

by Galand Haas

Good Monday Morning!

Sunday was another Spring like day!  We will take all we can have.

Mortgage loan interest rates climbed steadily for about a week and then dropped slightly at last weeks end.  With the poor economic news nationally, look for the Fed to drop short term rates again.  This could have an effect on mortgage interest rates and send them on the decline.  It has been a roller coaster.

The mortgage rate situation has had little impact on local home sales, where the average time on the market remains at about 92 days.  The climate is remaining very attractive for home buyers.  Look for home sales activity to pick up if rates decline again.

Have An Awesome Week!



Monday Morning Real Estate Update 2/25/08

by Galand Haas

Good Monday Morning!

Look for the Fed to drop short term rates again this week.  A bumpy ride with the bond market last week sent mortgage loan interest rates on the increase.  Rates did not jump considerably, but any increase at all is not good news for the already sluggish national housing market. 

The mortgage loan situation continues to be tough.  If you are considering either a home purchase or the refinance of your existing home, be cautious.  You will want to do your research and also do some shopping for the best rates, lowest fees and good advice on what loan program is best for you.  If you should need help with this, just hit reply to this e-mail and ask for lender information.  I would be glad to furnish you with a list of very good mortgage brokers in the Eugene and Springfield area.

Have An Awesome Week!



Neighborhood News 2/8/08

by Galand Haas

Presented by: Galand Haas Team

Lane County Real Estate

 RMLS December 2007 Reporting Period 



When comparing December 2007 with December 2006, new listings were up 5.7%. However, closed and pending sales decreased 11.4% and 26% respectively. On the other hand, inventory dropped to its lowest level since September, at 7 months.




Lane County saw a 1.8% increase in new listings in 2007 compared with 2006. However, pending sales fell 14.8% and closed sales dropped 11.7%.


Comparing 2007 with 2006, the average sale price grew 4.1% ($265,300) v. $254,800) and median rose 4.6% (234,900 v. $224,500). Total sales volume equaled $1.1 billion, which is a slight decrease from $1.2 billion in 2006.


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Natural Highs

1. Falling in love.

2. Laughing so hard your face hurts.

3. A hot shower.

4. No lines at the supermarket

5. A special glance.

6. Getting mail.

7. Taking a drive on a pretty road.

8. Hearing your favorite song on the radio

9. Lying in bed listening to the rain outside.

10. Hot towels fresh out of the dryer.

11. Chocolate milk shake (vanilla or strawberry).

12. A bubble bath.

13. Giggling.

15. The beach.

16. Finding a 20 dollar bill in your coat from last winter.

17. Laughing at yourself.

18. Looking into their eyes and knowing they Love you

19. Midnight phone calls that last for hours.

20. Running through sprinklers.

21. Laughing for absolutely no reason at all.

22. Having someone tell you that you’re beautiful.

23. Laughing at an inside joke with FRIENDS

24. Accidentally overhearing someone say something nice about you.

25. Waking up and realizing you still have a few hours left to sleep.

26. Your first kiss (either the very first or with a new partner).

27. Making new friends or spending time with old ones.

28. Playing with a new puppy.

29. Having someone play with your hair.

30. Sweet dreams.

31. Hot chocolate.

32. Road trips with friends.

33. Swinging on swings.

34. Making eye contact with a cute stranger.

35. Making chocolate chip cookies.

36. Having your friends send you homemade cookies.

37. Holding hands with someone you care about.

38. Running into an old friend and realizing that some things (good or bad) never change.

39. Watching the expression on someone’s face as they open a much desired present from you.

40. Watching the sunrise.

41. Getting out of bed every morning and being grateful for another beautiful day.

42. Knowing that somebody misses you.

43. Getting a hug from someone you care about deeply.

44. Knowing you’ve done the right thing, no matter what other people think.


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Monday Morning Real Estate Update 2/11/08

by Galand Haas

Good Monday Morning!

It looks like we have some better weather here for a few days!  We welcome what we can get this time of year.

In a recent report on the current national Real Estate market, it looks as if our current market situation may be around longer than we first thought.  It is now being predicted that our market down turn will most likely last for about 3 more years.  The part nobody can answer though is whether we have hit bottom yet or not.  It is possible that we have bottomed out and we will now just experience a flat market. Some experts believe it hinges on what happens with mortgage rates.  Any uptick in rates could set the market into further decline.  So, buyers who think they will wait this thing out longer and get an even better deal on a home purchase are gamblers. The combination of Lower prices and attractive mortgage interest rates may not improve from where they are today.

Have An Awesome Week!



Monday Morning Real Estate Update 2/4/08

by Galand Haas

Good Monday Morning!

If you are looking for a change in the Real Estate market you will have to look outside of the Eugene and Springfield area.  There really has been little change over the past several months and I don't look for much change in the months ahead.  This is why our current market remains one of the most opportune times to purchase a house that there has been in decades.  Home prices remain extremely attractive and there are many seller incentives out there.  With the current low mortgage rates, this is a wonderful opportunity.

If you would like to receive e-mail updates as new homes meeting your search criteria hit the market, you can log onto to receive informative daily e-mail updates on homes listed for sale.

Have An Awesome Week!



Monday Morning Real Estate Update 1/28/08

by Galand Haas

Good Monday Morning!

The white stuff paid a rare visit to our area over the weekend.  It is gourgeous outside!

Nationally, the housing market had it's worst performance in 25 years last month.  Locally, we continue to dodge the bullet that has hit the national market.  The recent drop in mortgage interest rates actually is breathing some new life into home sales in our area.  If you are considering the sale of your home, I would not wait much longer.  It would be wise to take advantage of our recent upswing.

Have An Awesome Week!



Monday Morning Real Estate Update 1/21/08

by Galand Haas

Good Monday Morning!

Happy Martin Luther King Day!  For all of those who have today off, enjoy the sunshine!

Mortgage interest rates continue their slow decline.  Will the housing market react?  This is a very good question. The Federal Government does not feel confident that the current low rates are enough and they will continue to drop their short term rates.  This does not always have an immediate effect on long term rates, so the jury remains out on what the future will bring us with mortgage rates.  Watch closely because the Real Estate market may just surprise us all in the next few months.

Have An Awesome Week!



Monday Morning Real Estate Update 1/14/08

by Galand Haas

Good Monday Morning!

It was certainly nice to see sunshine on Sunday!

Nationally, the housing market continues to slump.  Look for the Feds to make further moves to kick start housing by dropping the prime again. Also, look for a substantial drop this time.  How much effect this next drop has on mortgage interest rates is yet to be seen.  Rates are already at a 3 year low and a further decline can do nothing but help at this point.  Negative press on the availability for mortgage financing is somewhat exaggerated.  There are plenty of good loan programs out there for those who qualify.  The sub-prime loans that were feeding financing to those who were at very high risk are the loans that are gone.

Have An Awesome Week!


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Keller Williams Realty Eugene and Springfield
2644 Suzanne Way
Eugene OR 97408
Direct: (541) 349-2620
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