541.349.2620 or Email us

Blog

Displaying blog entries 1-10 of 90

The Eugene and Springfield Real Estate market is very interesting right now.  There seems to be good buyer activity in the home price ranges of $175,000 and below.  Above that it is spotty.  Homes above $300,000 just are not getting many showings right now. We need the upper end home market here to take off!

Considering Selling Your Home?

by Galand Haas

VideoVideo

Good Monday Morning!

Congratulations to the University of Oregon Ducks football team for winning their third straight Pacific 12 Championship and earning the right to play Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl on January 2, 2012.

If you are considering the sale of your home in the near future, I would suggest that you consider putting your home on the market sooner rather than later.  One of the biggest problems home sellers have faced over the past several years in competition in the market.  The inventory of homes for sale typically reaches it's lowest points in November, December, January, February and March. Homes on the market during these months will face far less competion.  To date, this year has been the same as we are now watching the inventories of good homes on the market hit levels that make it tough for home buyers.  Your chances of selling your home and obtaining top dollar are best if you act quickly and get your home on the market before the Spring rush.  

Have An Awesome Week!

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

Image Unavailable
85075 Ridgetop Drive
Price: $375,000 Beds: 4 Baths: 2 Partial Baths: 1 Sq Ft: 2354
Gorgeous getaway minutes from town! 5 acres with amazing mountain views! Very light & bright w/ hardwood flrs & underground sprinklers. Master suite has his-&-her sinks, soaking tub, shower, & slider to balcony! Kitchen with eating bar & pantry, liv...



AND HERE'S YOUR MONDAY MORNING COFFEE!!

Sincerely,
Galand

Facebook

The Housing Market in Eugene and Springfield

by Galand Haas

Good Monday Morning!

There is some good news for our housing market in the Eugene and Springfield area.  We had another month of increased home sales.  For October of this year closed home sales were up by 14.4% over 2010 and Pending sales were up by 7.3% for the same time period. New listing were down again and were off by 18.1%.  A personal observation on listings notes that the majority of the new listings are distressed sales and that those homeowners who do not have to sell are making the choice not to sell in this market.  This has actually created a short supply of homes in some areas, especially in the price ranges of $175,000 and below.

Closed home sales fell in October from September by 7.4%, but pending sales were up by 18.3% for the same time period.  The number of new listings hitting the market fell by 9.2% for the same time period.

There is currently 7.6 months of active inventory of homes for sale.  The average sales price declined again and fell by 2.9% from October of last year and now rests at $203,800.  The average time it is now taking for a home to sell is 141 days.

As long as mortgage interest rates remain constant and home inventories continue to decline, this trend should remain fairly constant.

Have An Awesome Week!

THIS WEEKS HOT HOME LISTING!

Image Unavailable
2594 Pierce Street
Price: $235,000 Beds: 4 Baths: 2 Sq Ft: 2139
Contemporary with great views of nature! Great open floor plan, wood floors throughout most of home, skylights in almost every room, large entry, vaulted ceilings, kitchen with eating bar and area. Master suite with walk-in closet. Plus good size lo...



AND HERE'S YOUR MONDAY MORNING COFFEE!!

Sincerely,
Galand

Facebook

Eugene, Oregon Real Estate Market Update

by Galand Haas

In the interest of providing you with accurate, up-to-date and unbiased information on the real estate market in Eugene, Oregon, here are some vital statistics taken from the real estate aggregating website Trulia:

  • Average Listing Price (week ending 10.26.2011): $288,777, down 0.3% ($821) compared to the prior week
  • Median Sales Price: $204,950 down 4.7% ($10,050), based on 388 home sales from July to Sept., 2011
  • Average Price Per Square Foot: $152, down 3.2% compared to the same period last year
  • Number of Sales: 388, +3.5%

Definitions

These dollar amounts and percentages might seem self-evident, but just to be clear, here’s a paraphrasing Trulia’s definition of these terms:

Average Listing Price
This is based on daily average prices for the most recent week on new and resale houses listed on Trulia, which says it updates these prices weekly.

Median Sales Price
This is the median residential sales price for the latest 90-day period for which sales are available to the public. It is the price at which 50% of the homes sold for more than the median price and 50% of the homes sold for less than the median price. Median sale price is restructured each week as fresh sales data is released.

Average Price per Square Foot
This is determined using sales from the most recent 90-day period and kept up-to-date weekly from the latest transaction data available via public record sources.

Perspective Is Reality

In order to put the above numbers into the proper perspective, you need to compare them with the numbers for some of the other cities near Eugene. Once again, we turn to the real estate website Trulia for these figures (for more details, click on the city):

Nearby City Median Sales Price Average Listing Price
Springfield $153,800 $246,292
Coburg $109,250 $183,776
Creswell $149,900 $246,329
Junction City $149,450 $262,548
Harrisburg $124,900 $218,964

 

What Do All These Stats Mean To Me?

If you are or think you might soon be buying or selling a home in Eugene, use these facts and figures as a base on which to make well-informed decisions about property transactions. Information is power, after all, and empowerment gives you confidence.

And when it comes to the amount of time, money and, let’s face it, emotion involved in home sales transactions, regardless of whether you’re the buyer or the seller, you want all the power and confidence you can get.

Current Home Trends in Eugene/Springfield

by Galand Haas
VideoVideo

Good Monday Morning!

First time home buyers continue to make up the majority of home sales in the Eugene and Springfield area.  Affordable homes in the price ranges below $200,000 are continuing to be the most desireable homes on the market.  This is also where we are seeing the lowest inventory numbers at this time.  Also many homes in this price range are distressed properties, which means they are either bank foreclosures or short sales.  Most likely the demand for these homes will continue strong in the future as well and inventiries may also remain low.  

Have An Awesome Week!

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

Image Unavailable
1336 Tamarack St
Price: $165,000 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

Facebook

Find Us on Facebook

by Galand Haas

Good Monday Morning!

What a gorgeous sunny Northwest day it is in the Eugene and Springfield area.  It looks like an entire week of it ahead. Yeah!!!!

Social media is quickly becoming one of the most popular communication tools used by many of us.  Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus all are widely used.  Facebook now has over 800 million users with over 300 million people on line at any given time.  We want to remain on the cutting edge and make sure that we are providing Real Estate information consistently to anyone looking for that information in the Eugene and Springfield area.  Our new Facebook business page has been designed to do just that.  Check us out at www.facebook.com/galandhaasteam.  While you are there click the "LIKE" button and you will be updated on local Real Estate news and tips along with exciting new home listings.  

Have An Awesome Week!

THIS WEEKS HOT HOME LISTING!

Image Unavailable
46747 Goodpasture Rd
Price: $925,000 Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Sq Ft: 3124
Custom home with awesome river views! Great room welcomes you with spacious rooms, numerous windows and skylights, vaulted ceiling with wood columns, detailed custom woodwork throughout. Master suite includes his-&-her closets and sinks, soaking tub...



AND HERE'S YOUR MONDAY MORNING COFFEE!!

Sincerely,
Galand

Facebook

Foreclosures in Lane County

by Galand Haas
VideoVideo

Good Monday Morning!

Recently, the number of homes going through foreclosure in the Lane County area shot through the roof.  There were over 300 foreclosure properties that went to auction within one week last month.  This is well above the number that we had been seeing on a monthly basis.  What this means is that in the near future we are going to see the number of bank owned properties on the market for sale skyrocket.  This will put pressure on inventories, home prices and most likely make it harder for non-forclosure properties to sell.  The positive side of this is that there will be some very good purchase opportunities out there on many of these properties once they hit the market.

Have An Awesome Week!

THIS WEEKS HOT HOME LISTING!

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

Image Unavailable
1004 54th Street
Price: $305,000 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...



AND HERE'S YOUR MONDAY MORNING COFFEE!!

Sincerely,
Galand

Facebook

Find us on Facebook

by Galand Haas
VideoVideo

Good Monday Morning!

If you have not checked out our new Facebook Real Estate Business Page you can do so at www.facebook.com/galandhaasteam. Here you will find posts and tips about buying and selling homes both locally and nationally and many hot new home listings. You can also conduct home searches from here and request a home value analysis.  While you are there make sure that you click on "Like It".

Have An Awesome Week!

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

Image Unavailable
4085 Eddystone Place
Price: $305,000 Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Sq Ft: 2518
Stylish and spacious! Vaulted ceilings, skylights, open floor plan, well-sized bedrooms and large windows make it very light and bright inside. Living and family room, fireplace, utility, plus bonus room. Master suite with his and her sinks, shower ...



AND HERE'S YOUR MONDAY MORNING COFFEE!!

Sincerely,
Galand

Facebook

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!

Image Unavailable

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...

View this property >>



AND HERE'S YOUR MONDAY MORNING COFFEE!!

Sincerely,
Galand

National Home Sales Tick Up!

by Galand Haas

Good Monday Morning!

Finally, some good news from the National Association of Realtors.  Nationally, home sales were up 3.7 percent for the month of April.  This is extremely good news because of the fact that homes sales had been on a long term skid downwards.  NAR is not predicting a 5% to 10% increase in homes sales nationally this year.  

The Real Estate market both nationally and locally can be affected by consumer confidence.  Anytime positive information comes about it has a significant impact in this market.  Many times good news brings about even more good news.

Have An Awesome Week!

THIS WEEKS HOT HOME LISTING!

Image Unavailable
86040 Cherokee Drive
Price: $775,000 Beds: 6 Baths: 4 ∏ Baths: 1 Sq Ft: 4300
Gorgeous, secluded rolling hills setting in Cherokee Hills. Heart of wine country. Open beam ceilings, brick fireplace, 2 master suites. All brand new. Tudor Style home with 4 car garage. Just minutes from town....



AND HERE'S YOUR MONDAY MORNING COFFEE!! 

Sincerely,
Galand

Displaying blog entries 1-10 of 90

Syndication

Categories

Archives

Living in Eugene is more than your address,


its a way of life...

Click to explore Eugene and surrounding communities.

You'll discover exactly which neighborhood suites your lifestyle.

Google+