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2016 Home Sales Doing Just Fine!!

by Mary Gilbert

2016 Home Sales Doing Just Fine!! | Keeping Current Matters

Some of the housing headlines are causing concern for some consumers who are in the process of either buying or selling a home. Pundits are concerned over the lack of new construction or the month-over-month sales numbers. Let’s set the record straight; 2015 was a good year for residential real estate in the United States and 2016 is starting out stronger.

Here is a graph of total homes sold (new construction and existing homes) in the first two months in 2016 compared to last year:

2016 Home Sales Doing Just Fine!! | Keeping Current Matters

Will this momentum continue?

If we look at foot traffic (the number of purchasers currently out looking at homes), we can see that the spring buying market has started early and all indicators point to the fact that we may have the best spring in over a decade.

2016 Home Sales Doing Just Fine!! | Keeping Current Matters

Bottom Line

The 2016 housing market started out well and looks to be gaining steam. If you are thinking of buying or selling a home, now may be a great time.

 

Roseburg OR Real Estate For Sale
316 Greystone Street, Sutherlin, OR  97479


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comfortable and stylish living awaits in this sprawling ranch situated on a picture perfect corner lot in Mont Claire Estates. Three bedrooms, 2 full baths, flowing floor plan, soaring ceilings, easy care flooring, neutral colors, ramp entries and minimal steps, plus an attached 2 car garage could all be yours at 316 Greystone Street! Open and bright one level living with endless entertaining possibilities starts in the great room with vaulted ceiling and a gas fireplace. Flowing right into the kitchen, the chef in the bunch is sure to be impressed with the cooking island, bar seating, pantry and a sun filled breakfast nook. A soothing master suite is also highlighted with vaulted ceilings, plus spacious walk in closet and private bath with double vanity. Two generously sized bedrooms offer plush carpeting, an abundance of closet space and share a full bathroom. Built in cabinetry and a sink make laundry day a breeze. A relaxing patio overlooks the fenced yard with mature landscaping, a new tool shed and RV parking. Start living the good life in West Sutherlin OR!

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, 541-430-9949, and discover the difference she can make during your family's move.

REAL ESTATE, SAFETY, AND YOU!

by Mary Gilbert

If you’ve seen the news in the last year you have likely seen a couple very sad stories involving real estate agents meeting unknown potential clients on a whim with little known information about them.  Our policy Pre-Approval to Begin Looking at Homes assists a REALTOR® in staying safe and knowing they are assisting a qualified potential buyer. It also keeps our sellers safe knowing qualified buyers are entering their home! 

Determining how much home you can afford, or what payment you feel comfortable with, can be a trying process. Calling lenders, looking at mortgage loan programs and interest rates can be confusing, to say the least. There is an easy way to get started, and give yourself an idea of where you stand.

I can put you in touch with a mortgage originator and we can start looking today!

Roseburg OR Real Estate For Sale
1289 SE Main Street, Roseburg, OR  97470


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charm and character abound in this light filled home built by the Jackson family per the seller! Beautiful hardwood floors, fireplace, built ins, moldings, wainscoting, French doors, utility room, and an attached 1 car garage are just some of the many quality features presented! Offering ample space to enjoy the company of family and friends in an alluring atmosphere awaits in the cozy living room. Cute eat in kitchen with pantry and an abundance of cabinetry helps to keep you organized. An elegant formal dining room with picture frame molding and shelf is sure to be a favorite gathering space. Fantastic sun porch would make an ideal art studio or office. First floor master bedroom, plus two secondary bedrooms upstairs all generously sized with plenty of closet space. Large lot with driveway to the rear of the property and plenty of room for parking! Big fenced backyard with garden area, stone walls and mature landscaping is perfect for outdoor entertaining! Come on over to 1289 SE Main Street, a one of a kind Downtown Roseburg OR charmer!

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, 541-430-9949, and discover the difference she can make during your family's move.

Sales Contracts Hit Highest Level in Months

by Mary Gilbert

Sales Contracts Hit Highest Level in Months | Keeping Current Matters

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just announced that the February Pending Home Sales Index reached its highest reading since July 2015.

What is the Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI)?

NAR’s PHSI is “a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings”. The higher thePending Home Sales Index number, the more contracts have been signed by buyers that will soon translate to sales. February’s Index rose 3.5% month-over-month to 109.1.

What does this mean for the market?

Lawrence Yun, NAR’s Chief Economist explained:

"After some volatility this winter, the latest data is encouraging in that a decent number of buyers signed contracts last month, lured by mortgage rates dipping to their lowest levels in nearly a year and a modest, seasonal uptick in inventory."

"Looking ahead, the key for sustained momentum and more sales than last spring is a continuous stream of new listings quickly replacing what's being scooped up by a growing pool of buyers. Without adequate supply, sales will likely plateau."

So What Does This Mean For Buyers?

There is a lot of competition out there right now for your dream home. Prices are going to continue to climb, act now before you are priced out of your future home.

What Does This Mean For Sellers?

If you are on the fence about listing your home for sale and debating whether now is the time to move on with your plans of relocating… don't wait!

There are more buyers that are ready, willing and able to buy their first, second, third, vacation, or investment property now than there has been in years! The supply of homes for sale is not keeping up with the demand of these buyers.

Listing your home for sale now will give you the most exposure to buyers and the best sales price.

Bottom Line

Whether you are planning on buying or selling a house this year, waiting to act no longer makes sense.

 

Happy Easter!

by Mary Gilbert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Roseburg OR Real Estate For Sale
318 East Bradley Court, Roseburg, OR  97470


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome home to 318 East Bradley Court, a spectacular home located at the end of the cul de sac in N Roseburg. Tasteful amenities and recent improvements include four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a flowing floor plan, easy care flooring, spacious rooms, loads of natural light, laundry room with cabinetry, plus a carport with lots of covered storage and parking! The sun filled kitchen provides a pantry, eating bar and an abundance of cabinet and counter space to keep you organized.  Dining area with sliding door to the yard. Plush carpeting and neutral paint highlight the living room. Master suite is on the lower level with a full bath and sitting area with access to a deck and side yard. Working from home will be a breeze in the lower level office or den. Three secondary bedrooms on the main level feature durable flooring, plenty of closet space and share a full bath. Two covered decks, lush landscaping, mature trees, a tool shed and fencing offer a relaxing outdoor oasis! 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, 541-430-9949, and discover the difference she can make during your family's move.

3 Charts That Scream ‘List Your Home Today’

by Mary Gilbert

3 Charts That Scream ‘List Your Home Today’ | Keeping Current Matters

In school we all learned the Theory of Supply and Demand. When the demand for an item is greater than the supply of that item, the price will surely rise.

SUPPLY

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently reported that the inventory of homes for sale stands at a 4.4-month supply. This is considerably lower than the 6-month inventory necessary for a normal market.

3 Charts That Scream ‘List Your Home Today’ | Keeping Current Matters

DEMAND

Every month NAR reports on the amount of buyers that are actually out in the market looking for homes, or foot traffic. As seen in the graph below, buyer demand in February significantly outpaced the last six months.

3 Charts That Scream ‘List Your Home Today’ | Keeping Current Matters

Many buyers are being confronted with a very competitive market in which they must compete with other buyers for their dream home (if they even are able to find a home they wish to purchase).

Listing your house for sale now will allow you to capitalize on the shortage of homes for sale in the market, which will translate into a better pricing situation.

HOME EQUITY

Many homeowners underestimate the amount of equity they currently have in their home. According to a recent Fannie Mae study, 37% of homeowners believe that they have more than 20% equity in their home. In reality, CoreLogic’s latest Equity Reporttells us that 72.6% actually do!

3 Charts That Scream ‘List Your Home Today’ | Keeping Current Matters

Many homeowners who are undervaluing their home equity may feel trapped in their current home, which may be contributing to the lack of inventory in the market.

Bottom Line

If you are debating selling your home this year, meet with a local real estate professional who can evaluate the equity you have in your home, as well as the opportunities available in your market.
 

Roseburg OR Real Estate For Sale
512 Oak Valley Loop, Winchester, OR  97495


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome home to 512 Oak Valley Loop, a 3 bedroom Winchester home offering the full package! You are sure to love the gleaming walnut wood floors, high ceilings, modern fixtures and lighting, spacious rooms, tiled bathrooms, plus an attached 2 car garage. The gourmet eat in kitchen fits todays busy lifestyle with granite countertops, alder cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances. Kick your feet up and relax in the sun filled great room with cozy fireplace. The formal dining room is an inviting space to entertain guests. High ceilings, a walk in closet and spa bath with jetted tub and walk in shower highlight this soothing master suite. Two additional bedrooms provide plush carpeting, an abundance of closet space and share a full bathroom. Great bonus room could be a fourth bedroom, mancave office, or playroom. Large laundry room with cabinets and sink helps to keep you organized. Impeccable curb appeal, low maintenance and fenced backyard, plus a patio add to the many desirable features offered. You will find every detail in perfect order in this move in ready Winchester OR 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, 541-430-9949, and discover the difference she can make during your family's move.

The Mortgage Process: What You Need To Know

by Mary Gilbert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some Highlights:

  • Many buyers are purchasing a home with a down payment as little as 3%.
  • You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don't have perfect credit.
  • Take advantage of the knowledge of your local professionals who are there to help you determine how much you can afford.

 

 

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Roseburg OR 97471
541-371-5500
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