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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!

Foreclosures in Lane County

by Galand Haas
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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!

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Price: $305,000 Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Sq Ft: 1700
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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.

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.

Good Monday Morning!

The statistics are here for the July 2010 Eugene and Springfield area Real Estate market and as expected our local market took a sharp down turn.  Closed sales were down by 33.7% from July of 2009 and were also down by 34.3% from June of this year.  Pending sales were down by 17.4% from last year and new listings were up 8.1% from last year.  There was 11.9 months of active inventory for July of this year, which is up considerably from July of 2009 when it was 6.2% and from June of this year when it was 7.2%. The average home price fell slightly and stands at $225,000.

These numbers are not surprising due to the fact that the buyer tax credit sucked home buyers out of the future and left a vacuum of buyers after it ended.  The fact is that with mortgage interest rates at historic lows and with lower homes prices and higher inventory those who bought during the tax credit most likely would have been better served to have waited and purchased now.  Of course, if interest rates hold steady and home prices continue to fall, there will be even better purchase opportunities in the months ahead.  

Have An Awesome Week!

THIS WEEKS HOT HOME LISTING!

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Price: $139,900 Beds: 3.00 Baths: 1 Sq Ft: 1200
Wonderfully updated home with Hardie-plank siding, granite countertops, new appliances, new carpet, fresh paint, and new fixtures. W/ a vaulted living room, light & bright kitchen and dining room set on a fun floor plan, a welcoming front porch, gre...



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Sincerely,
Galand

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National Real Estate Experts Say Bottom is a Long Ways Away!

by Galand Haas

Good Monday Morning!

After a week at a national Real Estate conference in Nashville, it's great to be back in Eugene. Just visit that part of the country this time of year and it really makes you appreciate Eugene and Springfield.

The overall opinion of the national Real Estate experts at this conference was that we are not even near bottom yet as far as home prices are concerned.  Depending on where you are in the country, there could be 18 months to 3 years of decline yet to come.  I would think that in our local market area we may fall somewhere in the middle of all of that decline.  Needles to say though, another 10% to 15% decline in home prices in our market area is not out of the question. With that said, a healthy Real Estate market increases at a rate of 1% to 3% per year.  Don't be shocked if it takes another 5-8 years for our home prices to rebound to where we are today.

This is why I get so upset when I watch fellow Real Estate agents over price homes in this market. It's not hard to understand that every day a home sits on the market for sale right now, it's value declines.  By hitting the price to high, sellers lose value as their home sits on the market without selling.  When they adjust the price down the road, it is often not enough and it is always to a point that is lower than if they would have received good honest advice in the first place and priced their home with the market.  My caution here is that if you are going to sell a home in this market, do your home work and be cautious about the information you receive from your Real Estate agent.  Always make sure that you pick an agent that has a good track record during this current market.  If you have an agent tell you what you want to hear in regards to price and you follow this advice without research, you just might cost yourself many thousands of dollars.

Have An Awesome Week!

THIS WEEKS HOT HOME LISTING! 

 

 

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3114 Riverbend Avenue
Price: $334,000 Beds: 4.00 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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2644 Suzanne Way, Eugene OR 97408 
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Weekly Eugene and Springfield Foreclosed Home list for 8/30/10

by Galand Haas

Here is your weekly list of Foreclosed and Bank Owned homes listed for sale in the Eugene/Springfield and surrounding areas.  If you should want further information on any one of these homes or wish to view a home, please contact me.

 

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

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Sincerely,
Galand


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Foreclosed Home List For Eugene and Springfield 8/19/10

by Galand Haas

Here is your weekly list of Bank Owned and Foreclosed homes listed for sale in the Eugene/Springfield and surrounding areas.  If you should want further information on any one of these homes or 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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2644 Suzanne Way, Eugene OR 97408 
Direct: 541-349-2620
Office: 541-431-6480

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 

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