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Market Conditions Report - July 25th, 2011

by Galand Haas

Good Monday Morning!

Yeah!  We actually had a Summer weekend here in the Eugene and Springfield area.  I hope that you were able to enjoy it!

The market statistics are in for the month of June for home sales in the Eugene and Springfield and surrounding areas.  Closed sales were down for June of 2011 from June of 2010 by 11.3% and pending sales for the same period were up by 0.7%.  New listings declined for the same period by 17.7%.  

Comparing June of 2011 to May of 2011, closed sales were up by 10.8%. For the same period pending sales decreased by 18.6%. New listing also fell by 5% from May to June of 2011.  Currently there is 7 months of listing inventory on the market and the average time it took a home to sell was 132 days.

Over the past 12 months the average sales price has decreased by 6.5%. This indicates that the market remains in decline.  My thought is that this trend will continue for no less than the rest of this year.

If you have not checked out the new Galand Haas Real Estate Teams Facebook Business page you need to do so.  This page was built with home buyers, sellers and homeowners in mind.  It is updated with new listings, market reports and general information on the Eugene and Springfield Real Estate market.  Check it out at http://facebook.com/galandhaasteam  While you are there make sure that you click on "LIKE IT".

Have An Awesome Week!

THIS WEEKS HOT NEW HOME LISTING!

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1004 54th Street
Price: $325,000 Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Sq Ft: 1700
A great home on a spacious .99 acre dividable lot! This charming home has many features including granite counters and cooking island in the kitchen, a fireplace in the living room, and a master bedroom with french doors and his-and-her closets. Rel...



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Sincerely,
Galand

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Richardson Park

by Galand Haas

Richardson Park is part of the Fern Ridge District of parks maintained by the Lane County Parks Division and is located on Fern Ridge Lake in Junction City. The 157-acre space is 16 miles west of Eugene is available for day and overnight use. Campers, sportsmen and nature lovers will admire Richardson Park for its 88-site campground, ample amount of play areas and breathtaking views of Fern Ridge Lake. Visitors can do more than look at the lake, however, since Richardson Park has a swimming area and marina with a boat ramp.

The play areas are great for the whole family, as they include play structures and swing sets. While the kids are at play, the rest of the bunch can participate in a heated game of volleyball at the sand court. After working up a good appetite, families can head over to the concessions stand for a delicious lunch. Richardson Park provides a full day of good old-fashioned outdoor recreation plus an affordable overnight stay at the campground.

The 88-site campground is open from mid-April through mid-October and reservations must be made three days prior to the day you plan to arrive. Booking a reservation costs only $10 plus a site fee of $20 per night and the process is simple. Contact the Lane County Parks office at 541-935-2000 or book online at www.ecomm.lanecounty.org/parks. You can also reserve one of three picnic areas for a group of up to 150 for $150. The areas come with picnic tables, running water, a barbeque, serving counter and electrical outlets.

Mortgage Interest Rates - July 18th, 2011

by Galand Haas

Good Monday Morning!

Mortgage interest rates continue to be at all time record lows.  For those of you who have not taken advantage of these low rates it might be time to consider a refinance of your home. I personally refinanced my home slightly over 2 years ago at the outstanding rate of 4 1/2% on a 15 year conventional loan.  Recently, I decided to refinance again at 3.5% with a conventional 15 year loan.  The difference of 1% will have a huge impact on the amount of interest I pay over the life of my loan.  If your current interest rate is 1 percent or more than the current rate then you should also consider taking advantage of the current low rates.  If you need a competitive mortgage professional to do an evaluation for you, please contact  me and I can furnish you with a list of competitive mortgage brokers.

Have An Awesome Week!

THIS WEEKS HOT NEW HOME LISTING!

Video Link: http://eugeneoregonhomesforsale.com/video/This-Month-In-Real-Estate-US-July-2011

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1061 Oak Meadows Place
Price: $155,000 Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Sq Ft: 1404
Wonderfully maintained home inside and out! Manufactured home sits in quiet culdesac, offering open floor plan, vaulted ceiling, large kitchen, master suite includes bath with his-and-her sinks. Second bedroom has walk-in closet. Outside includes pa...



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Sincerely,
Galand

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Splash! at Lively Park

by Galand Haas

Summer is here and the time is now to enjoy the season’s wettest and wildest fun! Splash! Lively Park Swim Center is the best place in Lane County to do it. The indoor waterpark and municipal pool, located at 6100 Thurston Rd. in the Thurston area of Springfield offers fun for the entire family. With a 144-foot water slide, wave pool, kiddie pool, water basketball hoop, hot tub, concessions stand and sundeck, Splash will not only keep visitors cool, but also busy all day long. Families can enjoy a full day at the waterpark and keep their wallets fat at the same time since admission is affordable, even more so for in-district residents and kids. There are also Splash Fun Packets available, so groups can save money by coming back all summer. Check out these low rates!

Admission Fees In-District Out-Of-District
Toddler (Under 3 yrs) $4 $4.50
Single $5.50 $6.50
Family of 4 $17 $20
Groups of 6 or more $4.50 (each) $5.50 (each)
Splash! Fun Packet (10 visits) $42.50 $52.50

 

The summer also brings special offers, as if the prices weren’t good enough. Parents can teach their kids swimming skills, as well as simply splash around during Kiddie Pool Play Swims, which take place from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 5 p.m.-8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The kiddie pool will be reserved during these times for parents and kids less than six years of age. In-district kids get in for just $3.50 and parents get in for free. So what are you waiting for? Come on in, the water is just fine!

2011 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

by Galand Haas

The fireworks in Eugene started over a week before Independence Day when on June 23-26 a record attendance of 40,351 at Hayward Field watched record-breaking performances at the 2011 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Track Town USA and legendary Hayward Field hosted the event for a 7th time since 1986 and with all the fanfare and fantastic athletes; it would be easy to argue that 2011 was the best one yet.

The event got off to a fast start, as two women athletes set new event records on the first day. Shalane Flanagan of Oregon Track Club Elite in Portland clocked in at 30:59.97 in the 10,000 meters, breaking the previous mark of 31:22.69 set by Amy Yoder Begley in 2008 at Hayward Field. Michelle Carter broke the record for women’s shot put when her 62-foot 2-inch throw edged out Jill Camarena-Williams’ 62-foot 1 and ½ inch effort.

Current and former Ducks represented their school and the host city well as several captured event titles. Former University of Oregon star and Olympian, Galen Rupp, returned to Hayward field and won his third consecutive title in the men’s 10,000 on day one. Other winners with UO ties included Ashton Eaton, a UO alumnus who won the decathlon, and Oregon Junior Matthew Centrowitz, who won the 1,500 meter event. In the process, Centrowitz also became the first UO undergraduate to win a U.S. title since Steve Prefontaine in 1971.

On the final day of the event Trevor Barron broke four USA Junior records in the 20 km race walk and became the youngest winner (18 years old) in the event’s history. He will be the youngest member of the USA team headed to Daegu, South Korea to compete in the IAAF World Championships, which will run Aug.27-Sept.4.

Announcing my new Facebook Business Page!

by Galand Haas

Good Monday Morning!

I am excited to announce that my new Facebook Business Page is up www.facebook.com/galandhaasteam.  This new Facebook page will have updates on our latest listings and great home buys as well as up to date information on what's happening in the local Eugene and Springfield Real Estate market areas and around the country.  When you get a chance, go check it out at www.facebook.com/galandhaasteam.  While you are there make sure to click the "LIKE IT" button.

Have An Awesome Week!

THIS WEEKS HOT NEW HOME LISTING!

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1178 Ginger Avenue

Price: $150,000

Beds: 3

Baths: 1

Sq Ft: 1008

Lovely home in great location! This comfortable home sits in a great neighborhood around the corner from a park. Feel at home in this 3 bed, 1 bath house offering a living room with pellet stove, large master bedroom, and dining area with slider. Th...

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AND HERE'S YOUR MONDAY MORNING COFFEE!!

Sincerely,
Galand

Closes Sales Trend Up In Eugene and Springfield

by Galand Haas

Good Monday Morning!

Yeah!  The sun is out!!!!

The new numbers are in for the Eugene and Springfield area Real Estate Market.  There is good news and bad news.  The good news is that sales activity improved from the dismal numbers we saw in January and February of this year.  The bad news is that March of 2011 was off significantly from March of 2010.  Closed sales were down 17.5% from March of 2010, pending sales were off by 30.9% and new listings decreased by 33.8%.  

The number of closed sales finally took a jump over the two previous months.  January saw 160 closed sales in Lane County and February saw 167 closed sales.  There were 227 closed sales in March, which is very good news.

There are currently 1,943 residential properties on the market and this adds up to 8.6 months of active inventory.  The amount of active inventory has been shrinking over the past several months.  The average sales price of a home continues to slide and it was 9.9% less than in March of 2010. The average time on the market for a residential property is 152 days.

Have An Awesome Week!

THIS WEEKS HOT NEW HOME LISTING!

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1336 Tamarack St
Price: $180,000 Beds: 4 Baths: 2 Sq Ft: 1471
Wonderfully updated home with huge backyard. On quiet street close to park and schools. Features light and bright living room with brick fireplace, well-sized bedrooms, updated baths, master suite with walk-in closet. 4th bed could be an office. New...



AND HERE'S YOUR MONDAY MORNING COFFEE!! 

Sincerely,
Galand

Considering Listing Your Home?

by Galand Haas
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If you are considering putting your home on the market then watch this short video.  It could help you get more money for your home and keep expenses down!

Have An Awesome Week!

 


Video Link: http://eugeneoregonhomesforsale.com/video/This-Month-In-Real-Estate-US-May-2011

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2665 Cumberland Drive
Price: $500,000 Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Partial Baths: 1 Sq Ft: 2871
Custom luxury home in Hawthorne Estates offers many luxury features: central vacuum system, central sound system, built-in alarm system, garage has above ground storage, the office has built-in cabinets and french doors, dining room offers built-in ...



AND HERE'S YOUR MONDAY MORNING COFFEE!! 

Sincerely,
Galand

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