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Market Report - April 2013 Numbers

by Galand Haas

Good Monday Morning,

The Real Estate Market in the Eugene and Springfield area continues to heat up as you will see below.  Overall, the market contnues to be a sellers market with low inventories.  The one thing that we must keep in mimd though is that not all parts of the local Real Estate market are red hot.  The upper end properties, prices over $400,000 and rural properties in general continue to see slower activity.  Even in this market, we are finding that homes need to be priced right or they just sit.  Here are the latest market statistics.

The Lane County market continues to have a strong showing in 2013. At 405, pending sales increased 22.7% over the 330 posted in April 2012 and 13.4% over March’s 357 accepted offers. There were 544 new listings, a 10.6% increase over the 492 entered in April 2012, and a 15.7% increase over the previous month. This month also saw 309 closed sales, a 30.4% increase over the 237 transactions last April, and a 11.2% increase over March’s 278 closed sales. Despite the increase in listing activity, inventory remains low, currently sitting at 4.5 months. 

Have an Awesome Week!

THIS WEEKS HOT HOME LISTING!

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Price: $575,000 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...



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Galand

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Autzen Stadium Receives North Side Face Lift

by Galand Haas

On Friday, Jan. 18, the Oregon Board of Higher Education said yes to a proposed $5 million renovation for Autzen Stadium on the campus of the University of Oregon, and will be funded primarily by long-time U of O benefactor and co-founder of Nike, Phil Knight and his capital contracting company, Phit Too, LLC.

The plan calls for improvements to the stadium's accessibility features, addressing problems like the human bottleneck on the north side created by the pre-game and post-game rush to and from the parking lot.

To accomplish this lofty goal, as well as to bring the structure in line with the current Americans with Disabilities Act's requirements, the approved recommendations include removing current ramps on the stadium berm's north face, re-grading a section of it and replacing it with a series of new and better ramps. In addition, a 20-foot concrete switchback and new stairs will be added in order to facilitate the efficient and safe flow of fan foot traffic. Once the facelift on the north side is completed (making the steep hill and its inherent difficulties fade into oblivion like visiting football teams at the home of the Ducks), fans of all ages, able-bodied or otherwise, will have easy, free-flowing access to their seats.

But these are not the only big changes woven into the details of the renovation project. It will also include several aesthetic improvements. As the finishing touches are made on the soon-to-be berm-less north side of the stadium, crews will start trucking in more than 30 live trees. They will arrive already mature and stretching 35 to 40 feet tall. The varieties will include Douglas fir, giant sequoia, coast redwood, incense cedar, Canadian hemlock and western red cedar.

To keep these trees company on non-game days, contractors will carve two gullies for streams to bubble and splash around their roots. Complete with moss-blanketed basalt stones, these man-made waterways will enhance this pleasant and beautiful nature scene.

According to the Register-Guard, the $5 million bottom line for these new renovations is twice the amount of money ($2.5 million) it took to complete all of the construction on Autzen Stadium back in 1967, its inaugural year. In 2002, the stadium underwent a major, $90 million renovation that added 12,000 seats and 32 skyboxes, increasing the stadium's maximum seating capacity to 54,000.

Bone Marrow Registry

by Galand Haas
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Good Monday Morning!

I received an e-mail this morning from a fellow Keller Williams Real Estate agent in Park City Utah.  The e-mail was not about the Real Estate market or home sales.  It was about his wife's current battle with leukemia which she was diagnosed with just a few days ago. Now their search has started for a bone marrow transplant match. This is a long process and it can be successful, but not always. This e-mail served as a reminder to me as to how important it is for all of us to register with the national bone marrow registry www.marrow.org/ 

My attention was brought to the national bone marrow registry several years ago when my daughter was ill with a rare bone marrow disease and was in need of a bone marrow transplant. (my daughter is completely healthy today). There is less that 2% of the population in the U.S. that have registered and because of this finding the right match is often difficult or impossible.  It is easy to register and the process for determining bone marrow type involves only a mouth swab.  By registering you have the opportunity to save a life.  That life could be someone in your family! www.marrow.org/

Have An Awesome Week!

THIS WEEKS HOT HOME LISTING!

 
 

Video Link: http://eugeneoregonhomesforsale.com/video/Knock-Out-Blood-Cancer-with-Robert-Guerrero-and-Be-The-Match

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Price: $237,500 Beds: 2 Baths: 2 Sq Ft: 891
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AND HERE'S YOUR MONDAY MORNING COFFEE!!

Sincerely,
Galand

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Two Factors To Keep In Mind If You Want Your Home To Sell

by Galand Haas
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Good Monday Morning!

What a gorgeous weekend we had here in the Eugene and Springfield area!  it looks like there is more of the good weather to come.

Even with the improved Real Estate market in the Eugene and Springfield area many homes continue to struggle with selling.  There are two factors that are absoutely a must if you want your home to sell in this market and sell for top market value.  The first factor is price.  It is extremely important that your home is priced right.  Over priced homes sit on the market and get looked at but don't get offers.  In this market if a home sits more than two weeks without an offer then the price is too high and it will need to be adjusted down.  Many times it may take several adjustments before the correct price is found.  Once a home hits the right price in this market it will get good showing activity and offers.  The second factor is condition.  Having your home looking great to potential buyers is essential.  This starts with lawns and landscaping and goes into the house with being clean, uncluttered and having paint, etc. all looking fresh.  Staging a home for sale is an important part of the process as well.

This is a great time to sell your home and I can help with both pricing and staging.  Obtaining a sale at top dollar value is not hard to achieve if both of these key issues are addressed.

Have An Awesome Week!

THIS WEEKS HOT HOME LISTING!

 
 

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

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AND HERE'S YOUR MONDAY MORNING COFFEE!!

Sincerely,
Galand

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