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by Mary Gilbert

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Buying a Home Can Be Scary... Unless You Know the Facts

by Mary Gilbert
Buying a Home Can Be Scary... Unless You Know the Facts [INFOGRAPHIC] | MyKCM

Some Highlights:

Many potential homebuyers believe that they need a 20% down payment and a 780 FICO® score to qualify to buy a home, which stops many of them from even trying! Here are some facts:

  • 40% of millennials who purchased homes this year have put down less than 10%.
  • 76.4% of loan applications were approved last month.
  • The average credit score of approved loans was 724 in September.

It's not scary when you buy a house with Roseburg Properties! Give us a call today 541.371.5500!

By: KCM Crew

Exploring Roseburg Oregon: Zoobilee at Wildlife Safari

by Mary Gilbert

Come to Wildlife Safari for a family-friendly evening of animals, fun and prizes at this year’s Harvest ZOObilee.  The Safari Village will be filled with games, light displays, face painting, crafts, candy treats, prizes and of course animals!  Savor favorite harvest treats and enjoy this wonderful fall event happening October 27th and 28th from 5-8pm.

For more information, call Guest Services at 541-679-6761 ext. 200

Courtesy of Mary Gilbert, Roseburg Properties Group

The #1 Reason to List Your House, NOW!

by Mary Gilbert
The #1 Reason to List Your House, NOW! | MyKCM

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released the results of their latest Existing Home Sales Reportwhich revealed that sales rose 0.7% month-over-month, but remain 1.5% lower than they were a year ago. Some may look at these numbers and think that now is not a good time to sell their house, but in fact, the opposite is true.

The national slowdown in sales is directly tied to a lack of inventory available for the buyers who are out in the market looking for their dream homes! The inventory of homes for sale has fallen year-over-year for the last 28 months and has had an upward impact on home prices.

NAR’s Chief Economist Lawrence Yun had this to say,

“Home sales in recent months remain at their lowest level of the year and are unable to break through, despite considerable buyer interest in most parts of the country.

Realtors® this fall continue to say the primary impediments stifling sales growth are the same as they have been all year: not enough listings – especially at the lower end of the market – and fast-rising prices that are straining the budgets of prospective buyers.” (emphasis added)

The houses that are on the market are selling fast, too! According to NAR’s Realtors Confidence Index, the median number of days it took for a house to go from listed to under contract over the past three months was 34.

Bottom Line

If you are one of the many homeowners who is debating listing your house for sale this year, the time is now! Let’s get together to discuss the specifics of our market! 541.371.5500 or [email protected]

By: KCM Crew

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying a Home

by Mary Gilbert
The Cost of Renting vs. Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC] | MyKCM

Some Highlights:

  • Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision.
  • Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (29.2%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (15.8%), the choice becomes obvious.
  • Every market is different. Before you renew your lease again, find out if you can put your housing costs to work by buying this year!

RoseburgProperties.com, 541.371.5500 or [email protected]

By: KCM Crew

Exploring Roseburg Oregon: Saturday Kids Art Classes

by Mary Gilbert

Saturday, October 21st, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

 Umpqua Valley Arts Association

 $5.00 p/kid

 SATURDAYS | 9 - 10:30 AM & 11 AM - 12:30 PM 

 Every Saturday during the school year, starting Sept 23rd, Saturday Kids Studio offers a creative and supportive environment for kids 7-12 years of age. Every studio session is different; led by a professional artist demonstrating a variety of art mediums and techniques.

Details here:

Event Website

Umpqua Valley Arts Association
1624 W. Harvard Ave
Roseburg, OR  97471

Courtesy of Mary Gilbert, Roseburg Properties Group

Moving-Up to a Luxury Home? Now’s the Time!

by Mary Gilbert
Moving-Up to a Luxury Home? Now’s the Time! | MyKCM

If your house no longer fits your needs and you are planning on buying a luxury home, now is a great time to do so! We recently shared data from Trulia’s Market Mismatch Study which showed that in today’s premium home market, buyers are in control.

The inventory of homes for sale in the luxury market far exceeds those searching to purchase these properties in many areas of the country. This means that homes are often staying on the market longer which can eventually lead to a price change.

Those who have a starter or trade-up home to sell will find buyers competing, and often entering bidding wars, to be able to call your house their new home.

The sale of your starter or trade-up house will aid in coming up with a larger down payment for your new luxury home. Even a 5% down payment on a million-dollar home is $50,000.

But not all who are buying luxury properties have a home to sell first.

In a Washington Post article, Daryl Judy, an associate broker with Washington Fine Properties, gave some insight into what many millennials are choosing to do:

“Some high-earning millennials save money until they are in their early 30s to buy a place and just skip over that starter-home phase. They’ll stay in an apartment until they can afford to pay for the place they want.”

Bottom Line

The best time to sell anything is when demand is high and supply is low. If you are currently in a starter or trade-up house that no longer fits your needs and you are looking to step into a luxury home, now’s the time to list your house for sale and make your dreams come true. RoseburgProperties.com, 541.371.5500 or [email protected]

By: KCM Crew

Roseburg OR Real Estate For Sale
977 Forest Heights Street, Sutherlin, OR  97479

 

Act fast, this nearly new one level home in Forest Heights will not last long! Sprawling 1,433 sq ft featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, easy care flooring, modern fixtures and lighting, neutral colors, plus an attached, oversized 2 car garage with storage awaits one lucky buyer! The well appointed kitchen is sure to impress with tile floors, gas appliances, granite counters and an eating bar that opens to the spacious great room – perfect for family function. Relax at days end in the comfortable master suite with plush carpeting, walk in closet and private bath with an upgraded tiled walk in shower. Two generously sized secondary bedrooms offer ample space and privacy for all. A great utility room to keep you organized with folding table stubbed for gas or electric dryer! Enjoy outdoor entertaining on the private patio at rear of the home with wonderful westerly views of the valley and city. Pack your bags and come on over, this fantastic Sutherlin OR home will not last!

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
Umpqua Valley 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.

Thinking of Selling? You Should Do It TODAY!!

by Mary Gilbert
Thinking of Selling? You Should Do It TODAY!! | MyKCM

That headline might be a little aggressive; however, as August 2017’s housing market data begins to roll in, we can definitely say one thing: If you are considering selling, IT IS TIME TO LIST YOUR HOME TODAY!

In a recent article by CBS News, they explained that the number of existing home sales is shrinking, and Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors, said:

“There should be 3 million homes on the market right now…Yet, there are only 1.9 million.”

And this situation will be affected greatly by recent natural disasters. Yun continued by saying:

“Before the hurricanes I would have predicted 1.35 million in new-home construction in 2018…I’ll have to scale that down now.”

NAR, in their August 2017 Realtors® Confidence Index, indicated that:

“Amid sustained job creation and sustained historically low mortgage rates, REALTORS® reported…that buyer demand is stronger compared to conditions one year ago… and that fifty percent of properties were on the market for less than one month when sold.”

The only challenge to today’s market is a severe lack of inventory. A balanced market would have a full six-month supply of homes for sale. Currently, there is only a 4.2-month supply of inventory, which is down from 4.5 months one year ago.

Bottom Line

With demand increasing and supply dropping, this may be the perfect time to get the best price for your home. Let’s get together and discuss the inventory levels in your neighborhood to determine your next steps. RoseburgProperties.com, 541.371.5500 or [email protected] 

By: KCM Crew

Exploring Roseburg Oregon: Umpqua Brew Fest

by Mary Gilbert

October 14, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Douglas County Fairgrounds

Enjoy craft beer, cider and more from the Umpqua Valley and Pacific Northwest at the Umpqua Brew Fest.

Music includes Cast of Clowns, Phamous Phaces and local group Antonucci Collective.  There will be Iron Chef and Food Court from our local vendors.  The Ducks and The Beavers football games will be shown on tv.

This is a 21 and older event.

For more information call (542) 672-7065

Event Website

Courtesy of Mary Gilbert, Roseburg Properties Group

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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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