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Good Monday Morning!

Wow!  This weekend was a true taste of Summer!  We will take all that we can get.  

Congratulations to the University of Oregon Men's and Women's track teams for winning the Pac 10 championships over the weekend.

The statistics are in for the April 2010 Real Estate market in the Eugene and Springfield area.  April of 2010 saw closed sales increase by a whopping 67.6% over April of 2009.  Pending sales were also up and were 48.9% higher than the previous April.  New listings hitting the market were up as well and rose by 29.9%.  April closed sales were also up over March closed sales by 12.7%.  The inventory of homes on the market for sale stood at 7.3 months and this was down considerably from 10.5 months in April of 2009.  The Median home price continues to drop and was down by 4.2% from April of last year and now stands at $199,000.  The average time it now takes a home to sell is 109 days, which was down from 143 days in April of 2009.

The question now is, how much of this market upswing was created by the tax credits?  Now that the tax credits are gone, we will get an indication.  Low interest rates and continuing lower home prices are also adding to increased sales activity.

THIS WEEKS HOT HOME LISTING

 

 

 

 

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3114 Riverbend Avenue
Price: $389,000 Beds: 4 Baths: 2 Sq Ft: 2160
Beautiful, custom-built home w/ fantastic floor plan in quiet neighborhood. Featuring a vaulted living room w/ fireplace, open light & bright kitchen & dining area, huge, main-level master w/ bath w/ jet tub & WI closet & patio access, plus a large ...



AND HERE'S YOUR MONDAY MORNING COFFEE!! 

Sincerely,
Galand

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May 3, 2010 Foreclosed Home List for Eugene and Springfield

by Galand Haas

Here is your weekly updates list of foreclosed homes in the Eugene, Springfield and surrounding areas.  If you see any homes of interest and would like more information or wish to view a property, please contact me.

Foreclosed Homes. Click on the following link to download this week's list. 

Download Here

Sincerely,
Galand


Galand Haas, Keller Williams Realty
FREE automated reported Home Reports:
What's your home worth? click here
Thinking of buying? click here 

Licensed in the State of Oregon

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Good Monday Morning!

It was certainly a great weekend in Eugene for sports enthusiasts.  The Spring Oregon Duck football game, several Duck baseball games, the relays and and the Eugene marathon.  Wow! Sports town USA!

The statistics are in for Real Estate sales during the month of March and they clearly show an improving market.  The average months of active home inventory was at 7.8 months and this was down from 9.7 months in March of 2009.  Remember, 6 months of inventory is an even market, below that level is a sellers market and above a buyers market.

Closed sales were up again and were at an increase of 39.6% from March of 2009.  Pending sales also were up significantly at 51% from March of last year.  New listings were also up significantly at 45.7% over last march.  The average sales price was up slightly over February, but down considerably from March of 2009 with a decrease of 6.9%.

It looks like we are experiencing a small bubble in sales activity.  Most activity remains in the lower price ranges and pricing pressure remains high with large numbers of foreclosed homes and short sales still hitting the market.  Don't expect this trend to end any time soon.

Have An Awesome Week!

THIS WEEKS HOT HOME LISTING!

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1054 Brookside
Price: $258,000 Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Sq Ft: 1682
A classic home with lots of special features incl. a sunken living room, open dining area, a fantastic kitchen with eat bar & built-in pantry. Each guest bed has excellent closet storage and easy access to the large guest bath. The spacious master h...



AND HERE'S YOUR MONDAY MORNING COFFEE!! 

Sincerely,
Galand

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Good Monday Morning!

It was certainly a great weekend in Eugene for sports enthusiasts.  The Spring Oregon Duck football game, several Duck baseball games, the relays and and the Eugene marathon.  Wow! Sports town USA!

The statistics are in for Real Estate sales during the month of March and they clearly show an improving market.  The average months of active home inventory was at 7.8 months and this was down from 9.7 months in March of 2009.  Remember, 6 months of inventory is an even market, below that level is a sellers market and above a buyers market.

Closed sales were up again and were at an increase of 39.6% from March of 2009.  Pending sales also were up significantly at 51% from March of last year.  New listings were also up significantly at 45.7% over last march.  The average sales price was up slightly over February, but down considerably from March of 2009 with a decrease of 6.9%.

It looks like we are experiencing a small bubble in sales activity.  Most activity remains in the lower price ranges and pricing pressure remains high with large numbers of foreclosed homes and short sales still hitting the market.  Don't expect this trend to end any time soon.

Have An Awesome Week!

THIS WEEKS HOT HOME LISTING!

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1054 Brookside
Price: $258,000 Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Sq Ft: 1682
A classic home with lots of special features incl. a sunken living room, open dining area, a fantastic kitchen with eat bar & built-in pantry. Each guest bed has excellent closet storage and easy access to the large guest bath. The spacious master h...



AND HERE'S YOUR MONDAY MORNING COFFEE!! 

Sincerely,
Galand

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Here is your weekly list of Foreclosed and Bank Owned homes listed for sale in the Eugene and Springfield area.  If you would like further information or if you would like to view any of these homes, please contact me.

 

Foreclosed Homes. Click on the following link to download this week's list.

 Download Here

Sincerely,
Galand


Galand Haas, Keller Williams Realty
FREE automated reported Home Reports:
What's your home worth? click here
Thinking of buying? click here 

Licensed in the State of Oregon

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A Gentler Market for Eugene and Springfield

by Galand Haas

Good Monday Morning!

It was another gorgeous Spring weekend in the Eugene and Springfield area. Everything is very green.  It's not hard to see how we got the name the Emerald Empire!

The Real Estate market in the Eugene and Springfield area continues to hold up better than the country in general.  It is good that we did not see the kind of inflation in prices here that many parts of the country experienced.  The result is that our down market has been much gentler than those areas which saw huge growth and inflation.  Nationally, there is currently $1.25 trillion in non performing mortgages. In fact 24% all all mortgages are underwater with negative balances and cities like Las Vegas have 75% of all outstanding mortgages underwater.  

In the Eugene and Springfield area we are not exempt from the current problems and the number of foreclosures and short sales are very high, but not even a drop in the bucket compared to cities like Las Vegas and Phoenix.  Look for our crash to be gentler and maybe our upswing to be slower, but we will be heading upwards from a far better position than many other national market areas.

Have An Awesome Week!

THIS WEEKS HOT HOME LISTING!

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965 Hiwan Ct.
Price: $225,000 Beds: 3 Baths: 1.5 Sq Ft: 1296
Great 1-level home with fun floor plan & deck on huge, fenced lot with lots of extras including fruit tress, berry bushes, grape arbor, plenty of room for storage and much more. Inside offers a cute kitchen & wonderful dining area, laundry access, a...



AND HERE'S YOUR MONDAY MORNING COFFEE!! 

Sincerely,
Galand

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Good Monday Morning!

Have you had enough rain? April showers bring May flowers you know!

The statistics are in for February 2010 homes sales in the Eugene and Springfield market area. The sales statistics show a continuing changing market here.  Closed sales were up by 22.6% over February of 2009.  Most sales were in the price range of below $250,000, but there were slight gains in the upper end market.  Pending sales also rose by a whopping 40.9% over February of last year.  It appears that most of the increase in sales continues to be in the first time buyer area and most likely influenced by the $8,000 tax credit that ends on April 30 of this year.  New listings were also up by a whopping 45% over February of last year.  This has provided more homes for the increased numbers of home buyers.  Inventories do remain low in many areas in the sub $200,000 range.  The inventory of homes active on the market was at 10.9 months not only has this dropped from February of last year when it was at 13.1%, it also declined from January of this year when it was at 14.1%.  Remember that inventory at 6 months is an even market and half way between a buyers and sellers market.  At 10.9 months, we are clearly remaining in a buyers market.  

Even with increased sales activity, the average sales price continued to decline and now sits at $212,000.  This is down 7.9% from February of last year.  The combination of having lower home prices and mortgage interest rates at historical low levels gives home buyers what might be the best home buying opportunity they will see in their life time.

Have An Awesome Week!

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3690 River Pointe Drive
Price: $465,000 Beds: 4 Baths: 2.5 Sq Ft: 2976
A beautiful home w/ fantastic floor plan featuring wood floors, wall-to-wall carpet, skylights, canned lights, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, surround sound system, security system, vaulted ceilings, large bonus room. The master suite...



AND HERE'S YOUR MONDAY MORNING COFFEE!! 

Sincerely,
Galand

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April 9, 2010 Foreclosed Home List

by Galand Haas

Here is your weekly list of all Foreclosed and Bank Owned homes listed for sale in the Eugene and Springfield area.  Please contact me if you would like further information on any of these properties or if you should wish to view a property.  

Foreclosed Homes. Click on the following link to download this week's list. 

Download Here

Sincerely,
Galand


Galand Haas, Keller Williams Realty
FREE automated reported Home Reports:
What's your home worth? click here
Thinking of buying? click here 

Licensed in the State of Oregon

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Buyer Tax Credits End

by Galand Haas

Good Monday Morning!

It looks like Spring has been put on hold for a bit.  The good news is that we now have most of our lakes and reservoirs filled to normal levels and our mountain snow pack is looking much better.

The current buyer tax incentives for both first time homebuyers and move up homebuyers will end on April 31st of this year, unless extended again by the Feds.  The first time home buyer tax credit is for $8,000 and the move up buyer credit is for $6,500.  Currently, if you are in contract by April 31st and close by June 31st and you meet the criteria for either credit then this will apply to this years Federal tax.  There is much speculation at this time that the tax credits will not be extended again and as a result we are certainly watching a surge of buyer activity as the deadline quickly is approaching.  The tax credits have certainly benefited many and they have also added some heat to a very ill national housing market.  But, the real benefit to buyers during our current down housing market is not the tax credits.  With mortgage interest rates continuing to be at historic low levels and home price remaining extremely low and most likely dropping to even lower levels, the true savings to the consumer lies here.  It is important at this point for would be homebuyers to not get caught up with the fact that tax credits are going away, but to focus on the fact that we will most likely not see home purchase opportunities be this favorable again in our life times.

Have An Awesome Week!

THIS WEEKS HOT HOME LISTING!

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6906 A Street
Price: $159,000 Beds: 3 Baths: 1.5 Sq Ft: 1244
Charming newer home located on the banks of city-maintained wetlands with a seasonal pond, wildlife & walking paths. The main level features a living & dining room with lam floor & woodstove, a space-efficient kitchen with lots of lots of storage, a...



AND HERE'S YOUR MONDAY MORNING COFFEE!! 

Sincerely,
Galand

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