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Roseburg OR Real Estate For Sale
271 Seabiscuit Loop, Roseburg, OR  97471

Welcome to Pegasus Estates! An exquisite gated community with luxury homes in the desirable Fisher Rd and Garden Valley area in west Roseburg. Build your custom home on one of the last available lots and enjoy beautiful views of the valley and Callahans. Ideal for horse enthusiasts or those wanting to live in an upscale area! Community barns, stables, indoor & outdoor riding arenas, irrigation water, riding trails, and ponds! Make your dreams a reality and start living the good life.

Mary Gilbert, Licensed Realtor in Oregon has distinguished herself as a leader in the Roseburg OR real estate market. Mary assists buyers looking for Roseburg OR real estate for sale and aggressively markets Roseburg OR homes for sale. 

Mary, Licensed Realtor in Oregon brings with her a keen eye for the details of buying or selling a Roseburg OR home and seemingly boundless determination and energy, which is why her clients benefit from her unique brand of real estate service. Rooted in Tradition, Focused on the Future –Mary Gilbert of Keller Williams Realty Eugene Springfield will help make the most of your Roseburg OR real estate experience. Give her a call today, 541-371-5500, and discover the difference she can make during your family's move.

 

What to Expect From Your Home Inspection

by Mary Gilbert

What to Expect From Your Home Inspection | Keeping Current Matters

So you made an offer, it was accepted, and now your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. More often than not, your agent may have made your offer contingent on a clean home inspection.

This contingency allows you to renegotiate the price paid for the home, ask the sellers to cover repairs, or even, in some cases, walk away. Your agent can advise you on the best course of action once the report is filed.

How to Choose an Inspector

Your agent will most likely have a short list of inspectors that they have worked with in the past that they can recommend to you. Realtor.com suggests that you consider the following 5 areas when choosing the right home inspector for you:

  1. Qualifications – find out what’s included in your inspection & if the age or location of your home may warrant specific certifications or specialties.
  2. Sample Reports – ask for a sample inspection report so you can review how thoroughly they will be inspecting your dream home. The more detailed the report, the better in most cases.
  3. References – do your homework – ask for phone numbers and names of past clients that you can call to ask about their experience.
  4. Memberships – Not all inspectors belong to a national or state association of home inspectors, and membership in one of these groups should not be the only way to evaluate your choice. Membership in one of these organizations often means that there is continued training and education provided.
  5. Errors & Omission Insurance – Find out what the liability of the inspector or inspection company is once the inspection is over. The inspector is only human after all, and it is possible that they might miss something they should have seen.

Ask your inspector if it’s ok for you to tag along during the inspection, that way they can point out anything that should be addressed or fixed.

Don’t be surprised to see your inspector climbing on the roof, crawling around in the attic, and on the floors. The job of the inspector is to protect your investment and find any issues with the home, including but not limited to: the roof, plumbing, electrical components, appliances, heating & air conditioning systems, ventilation, windows, the fireplace & chimney, the foundation and so much more!

Bottom Line

They say ‘ignorance is bliss,’ but not when investing your hard-earned money in a home of your own. Work with Roseburg Properties Group to give you the most information possible about your new home so that you can make the most educated decision about your purchase. 541.371.5500 or [email protected]

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January 31, 2017 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

1171 W Harvard Ave., Roseburg. OR

Directions To Venue

Come and see the Douglas County Youth Orchestra’s first concert of the season as they bring to life classic and contemporary music. The hour and a half concert starts at 7 pm under the direction of Annissa Olsen and assistant direction of Jenna Cooksey and Kelly Quesada. Attendees will experience a wide variety of music. Come early for a seat.

Due to the venue, there will not be any late seating. No flash photography, cell phones, food or drink.

For more information call (541) 236-2566

Learn more here: Douglas County Youth Orchestra

 

Courtesy of Mary Gilbert, Roseburg Properties Group

Roseburg OR Real Estate For Sale
1074 NE Grandview Drive, Roseburg, OR  97470


Check out this amazing, energy efficient home centrally located in Roseburg OR with city, mountain and valley views! Wonderful interior features include new flooring downstairs, fresh paint throughout, high ceilings, an open kitchen/living room, modern fixtures and lighting, plus 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. The modern and chic living room with soaring high ceilings sets the scene for easy entertaining and family function. Sliding doors to the spacious deck make it easy to take the entertaining outside while enjoying the beautiful views. The stylish kitchen comes equipped with stainless steel appliances, large center island, and an abundance of cabinetry. A main level master suite creates a relaxing atmosphere with plush carpeting, large walk in closet and a private bath with his and her vanities. Heading downstairs, two generously sized bedrooms, one with bamboo floors and the other with a walk in closet, provide tons of privacy and room to grow. A full bathroom and laundry hook ups, plus the lower level walks out to the covered patio with terraced areas. Thick exterior walls along with the geothermal heating help keep the temperature stable, minimize utility bills and provide comfort and indoor air quality. Don't miss the opportunity to retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, simply by coming home!

Mary Gilbert, Licensed Realtor in Oregon has distinguished herself as a leader in the Roseburg OR real estate market. Mary assists buyers looking for Roseburg OR real estate for sale and aggressively markets Roseburg OR homes for sale. 

Mary, Licensed Realtor in Oregon brings with her a keen eye for the details of buying or selling a Roseburg OR home and seemingly boundless determination and energy, which is why her clients benefit from her unique brand of real estate service. Rooted in Tradition, Focused on the Future –Mary Gilbert of Keller Williams Realty Eugene Springfield will help make the most of your Roseburg OR real estate experience. Give her a call today, 541-371-5500, and discover the difference she can make during your family's move.

Roseburg OR Real Estate For Sale
644 NE Cummins St, Roseburg, OR  97470

Loaded with all the bells and whistles, this proposed one level home is sure to impress. Vaulted ceilings, an open floor plan, easy care flooring, built ins, laundry room, 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths spread out over 1,562 sq ft. The gorgeous kitchen will be complete with granite counters, locally made cabinets, gas appliances and an eating bar. Soaring high ceilings in the living room and a dining room with patio access creates the perfect space for entertaining and family function. Relaxing master suite with vaulted ceilings, a walk in closet and private bathroom. Two secondary bedrooms will feature plush carpeting and abundant closet space, plus a shared full bathroom. An attached 2 car garage with access to extra parking, plenty of room for a yard and shop, plus front landscaping is included. Subject to final partition of the lot. 644 NE Cummins St is a super buy for all the amenities offered - make your appointment today.

Mary Gilbert, Licensed Realtor in Oregon has distinguished herself as a leader in the Roseburg OR real estate market. Mary assists buyers looking for Roseburg OR real estate for sale and aggressively markets Roseburg OR homes for sale. 

Mary, Licensed Realtor in Oregon brings with her a keen eye for the details of buying or selling a Roseburg OR home and seemingly boundless determination and energy, which is why her clients benefit from her unique brand of real estate service. Rooted in Tradition, Focused on the Future –Mary Gilbert of Keller Williams Realty Eugene Springfield will help make the most of your Roseburg OR real estate experience. Give her a call today, 541-371-5500, and discover the difference she can make during your family's move.

Buying a Home is More Affordable Than Renting in 66% of US Counties

by Mary Gilbert

Buying a Home is More Affordable Than Renting in 66% of US Counties | Keeping Current Matters

According to ATTOM Data Solutions’ 2017 Rental Affordability Report, buying a home is more affordable than renting in 354 of the 540 U.S. counties they analyzed.

The report found that “making monthly house payments on a median-priced home — including mortgage, property taxes and insurance — is more affordable than the fair market rent on a three-bedroom property in 354 of the 540 counties analyzed in the report (66 percent).”

For the report, ATTOM Data Solutions compared recently released fair market rent data from the Department of Housing and Urban Development with reported income amounts from the Department of Labor and Statistics to determine the percentage of income that a family would have to spend on their monthly housing cost (rent or mortgage payments).

Rents have been surging faster than home prices in about 37% of the markets measured. Daren Blomquist, Senior Vice President of ATTOM Data Solutions warns that rising interest rates could be the tipping point of affordability:

“While buying continues to be more affordable than renting in the majority of U.S. markets, that equation could change quickly if mortgage rates keep rising in 2017. In that scenario, renters who have not yet made the leap to homeownership will find it even more difficult to make that leap this year.”

Bottom Line

Rents will continue to rise and mortgage interest rates are still at historic lows. Before you sign or renew your next lease, let Roseburg Properties Group help you determine if you are able to buy a home of your own and lock in your monthly housing expense. 541.371.5500 or [email protected] 

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Have You Saved Enough for Closing Costs?

by Mary Gilbert

Have You Saved Enough for Closing Costs? | Keeping Current Matters

There are many potential homebuyers, and even sellers, who believe that they need at least a 20% down payment in order to buy a home or move on to their next home. Time after time, we have dispelled this myth by showing that many loan programs allow you to put down as little as 3% (or 0% with a VA loan).

If you have saved up your down payment and are ready to start your home search, one other piece of the puzzle is to make sure that you have saved enough for your closing costs.

Freddie Mac defines closing costs as:

“Closing costs, also called settlement fees, will need to be paid when you obtain a mortgage. These are fees charged by people representing your purchase, including your lender, real estate agent, and other third parties involved in the transaction. Closing costs are typically between 2 and 5% of your purchase price.”

We’ve recently heard from many first-time homebuyers that they wished that someone had let them know that closing costs could be so high. If you think about it, with a low down payment program, your closing costs could equal the amount that you saved for your down payment.

Here is a list of just some of the fees/costs that may be included in your closing costs, depending on where the home you wish to purchase is located:

  • Government recording costs
  • Appraisal fees
  • Credit report fees
  • Lender origination fees
  • Title services (insurance, search fees)
  • Tax service fees
  • Survey fees
  • Attorney fees
  • Underwriting fees

Is there any way to avoid paying closing costs?

Work with your lender and real estate agent to see if there are any ways to decrease or defer your closing costs. There are no-closing mortgages available, but they end up costing you more in the end with a higher interest rate, or by wrapping the closing costs into the total cost of the mortgage (meaning you’ll end up paying interest on your closing costs).

Home buyers can also negotiate with the seller over who pays these fees. Sometimes the seller will agree to assume the buyer’s closing fees to get the deal finalized, which is known in the industry as ‘seller’s concession.’

Bottom Line

Speak with your lender and Roseburg Properties Group early and often to determine how much you’ll be responsible for at closing. Finding out you’ll need to come up with thousands of dollars right before closing is not a surprise anyone is ever looking forward to. 541.371.5500 or [email protected] 

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Exploring Roseburg Oregon: Dino’s Ristorante Italiano

by Mary Gilbert

For authentic Italian dining in Roseburg, check out Dino's Ristorante Italiano!

Come taste our distinctive Italian cuisine featuring fresh, locally grown ingredients prepared in modern combinations.

Whether you choose seafood, chicken, or beef, you can experience the most authentic and delicious Italian food around. Our inventive cuisine, attentive service, and a casual, atmosphere has made us one of the most popular restaurants in Roseburg. We have been in business and family run since 1998.

Our hours of operation are 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Private parties with reservation welcome anytime.

Experience the true leisurely style and authentic cuisine of Italy!

Check out the menu here: Menu

Address & Directions

 

Courtesy of Mary Gilbert, Roseburg Properties Group

Roseburg OR Real Estate For Sale
251 Winchester Creek Ave, Winchester, OR  97495

Breathtaking views of the Wine institute and vineyards from this custom craftsman home is just waiting for you! Built for entertaining and family function, 251 Winchester Creek Ave offers so many desirable features…. hardwood and tile flooring, high ceilings, fresh custom paint, granite bathrooms, tons of storage, modern fixtures, recessed lighting, plus 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths spread out over 2800+ sq ft. Style and utility are masterfully fused together in the gourmet kitchen highlighted with granite countertops, center island, stainless steel appliances, pantry and a sunny eat in area. The connecting living room with a gas fireplace and sound system is the perfect space to kick back and relax. Host the finest dinner parties in the formal dining room with a dazzling chandelier and beautiful views. High ceilings and plush carpeting in the three main level bedrooms including the master suite with a private bathroom. The fourth bedroom, a full bath and spacious family room on the lower level adds so much extra living space. Situated on a lovely 0.53 acre lot with expansive upper and lower decks, plus an attached 2 car garage for all your tools and toys. You will enjoy coming home to this beautiful Winchester OR home – make your appointment today!

Mary Gilbert, Licensed Realtor in Oregon has distinguished herself as a leader in the Roseburg OR real estate market. Mary assists buyers looking for Roseburg OR real estate for sale and aggressively markets Roseburg OR homes for sale. 

Mary, Licensed Realtor in Oregon brings with her a keen eye for the details of buying or selling a Roseburg OR home and seemingly boundless determination and energy, which is why her clients benefit from her unique brand of real estate service. Rooted in Tradition, Focused on the Future –Mary Gilbert of Keller Williams Realty Eugene Springfield will help make the most of your Roseburg OR real estate experience. Give her a call today, 541-371-5500, and discover the difference she can make during your family's move.

What Would a Millennial Baby Boom Mean for Housing?

by Mary Gilbert

What Would a Millennial Baby Boom Mean for Housing? | Keeping Current Matters

Recently released data from the National Center for Health Statistics revealed that 1.3 million Millennial women gave birth for the first time in 2015. There are now over 16 million women in this generation who have become mothers.

“All told, Millennial women (those born between 1981 to 1997) accounted for about eight in ten (82%) of U.S. births in 2015.”

The data also shows that this generation has waited until later in life to become parents as only 42% of Millennial women were moms in 2014, compared to 49% of Generation X at the same age. A Pew Research Center article discussing the data, points to social influences that may have contributed to the delay:

“The rising age at first birth is hardly limited to the Millennial generation. It has been a trend since at least 1970. Many factors may contribute, including a shift away from marriage, increasing educational attainment and the movement of women into the labor force.”

Do Millennials Want to Be Parents?

“While Millennials may be delaying parenthood, it’s not for a lack of interest in eventually becoming moms and dads. Members of this generation rated being a good parent as a top priority in a 2010 Pew Research Center survey.  

Some 52% said it was one of the most important goals in their lives, well ahead of having a successful marriage, which 30% said was one of their most important lifetime goals.”

So, What Does This Mean for the Housing Market?

As Jonathan Smoke, Chief Economist for realtor.com explained: “At any given time in our history, demographics would explain 60-80% of what’s happening [in the market], and we are in a period of time where Millennials make up a largest demographic group.” 

As more and more Millennial families are formed, this generation will shift their focus to providing the best home for their children to grow up in, the best school districts, and often to the stability that owning a home of their own provides.

Two-thirds of Millennials have not yet reached the average first-time home buying age of 32, as reported by the National Association of Realtor. The homeownership rate amongst Millennials has nowhere to go but up!

Bottom Line

Millennials as a generation have delayed traditional social norms until later in their lives. Whether getting married, having children or buying a home, the desire to provide for their family is still there, even if it takes a little while longer than it did for previous generations.

Contact Roseburg Properties Group today to start the search for your new home! 541.371.5500 or [email protected]

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Mary Gilbert
Keller Williams Realty Umpqua Valley
2365 NW Kline Street, Suite 201
Roseburg OR 97471
541-371-5500
Fax: 541-371-5501

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