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When: Friday, March 31, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Where: Wildlife Safari
1790 Safari Road
Winston, Oregon

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Experience the Umpqua River Valley this Spring!  Wildlife Safari is proud to present a play and stay package deal for families to experience everything the Umpqua River Valley has to offer! Enjoy a day at Wildlife Safari experiencing the most up-close and personal animal encounters around, stay in the newly remodeled and incredibly central Windmill Inn of Roseburg, and finish your day with a wine tasting at Abacela winery- boasting some of the best wines in Southern Oregon, where the best wines in the world are made! Stay two nights and enjoy the natural splendor of the Umpqua National Forest, visit the fan favorite Douglas County Museum of History and Natural History, take in the awe-inspiring Winchester Dam Fish Ladder, tour fish hatcheries or explore the falls and rivers all local to this natural paradise, and all included with your one purchase!  Wildlife Safari is home to hundreds of animals and the coolest species around. Visit the Wildlife Safari and experience a horticultural wonderland, a veritable paradise for wildlife, where you are truly captive and the animals roam free! Drive through over 200 developed acres and take in the sites of free-roaming animals in geographical areas from across the world. Drive through Africa where the Zebra and Watusi roam and the mighty Giraffe, while king, causes some of the coolest traffic jams around! Journey through Wildlife Safari's interpretive wetlands, where water flows through the entire park and leaves it cleaner than when it arrived- chalk full of local, unregulated species! Then take a trip through the forested hills of the North American Canyon where the bears and the bison roam! Visit the elephants as you head toward Asia and get lost in the carnivore loop as you enjoy Wildlife Safari's world class, and number two on Earth, cheetah breeding center. Wildlife Safari is truly an experience beyond a zoo where you are captive and they roam free! 

The Windmill Inn of Roseburg: Each of our spacious guest rooms are outfitted with complimentary wireless internet access, a microwave and mini-fridge. We're a dog-friendly hotel, too, and your furry friends are sure to enjoy the outdoor adventures of Central Oregon as much as you! Enjoy your stay with us, central to Roseburg with all its charm and downtown hotspots! An unforgettable experience awaits you as you travel from Wildlife Safari just next door to Abecala Winery! Enjoy a wine tasting and the Abecala patio which overlooks not only an incredible, sprawling vineyard, but also a unique view of the Wildlife Safari! Abacela is the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring and its bright, open spaces are sure to wow!  But that's not all!  The Land of Umpqua is ready to welcome you with open arms and open hearts! Experience the charm of downtown Roseburg, take in the natural splendor that surrounds you, explore the mighty falls or take a day trip to the coast. Whatever your hopes for a weekend away, The Land of Umpqua will meet and exceed them! We can't wait to see you! 

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Courtesy of Mary Gilbert, Roseburg Properties Group

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

by Mary Gilbert

Looking to Move-Up to a Luxury Home? Now’s the Time! | Keeping Current Matters

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, or can be found at a discount.

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 recent 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 are looking to step into a luxury home… Now’s the time to list your house for sale with Roseburg Properties Group and make your dreams come true. 541-371-5500 or [email protected]

 

Roseburg OR Real Estate For Sale
179 Camelia Street, Winchester, OR  97495

Welcome home to 179 Camelia Street, an attractive 4 bedroom home loaded with tasteful amenities! Located in desirable Saddle Butte Estates, this sprawling 2200+ sqft one story home features high ceilings, gorgeous refinished hardwood flooring, tons of natural light, laundry room and an oversized 2 car garage. High vaulted ceilings and a contemporary floor to ceiling stone fireplace with gas insert is the focal point on the stunning family room. An eating bar and plentiful cabinet and counter space highlight this lovely kitchen. Entertaining guests will be a delight in the formal living room and dining room. A knock your socks off master suite is highlighted with plush carpeting, a walk in closet and one of a kind bathroom remodel. Plenty of room for a growing family with 3 secondary bedrooms featuring abundant closet space, carpeting and a shared full bath. Work from home will be a breeze in the office or den with gleaming hardwood floors. Enjoy the freshly manicured front yard and fenced backyard with spacious patio perfect for BBQ’s, pets, a garden or pool! Offering so many special elements you will definitely want to make this Winchester OR house your 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.

 

Renting or Buying… Either Way You’re Paying a Mortgage

by Mary Gilbert
Renting or Buying… Either Way You’re Paying a Mortgage | MyKCM

There are some people who have not purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage - either yours or your landlord’s.

As Entrepreneur Magazine, a premier source for small business, explained this month in their article, “12 Practical Steps to Getting Rich”:

While renting on a temporary basis isn't terrible, you should most certainly own the roof over your head if you're serious about your finances. It won't make you rich overnight, but by renting, you're paying someone else's mortgage. In effect, you're making someone else rich.”

Christina Boyle, Senior Vice President and head of the Single-Family Sales & Relationship Management organization at Freddie Mac, explains another benefit of securing a mortgage vs. paying rent:

“With a 30-year fixed rate mortgage, you’ll have the certainty & stability of knowing what your mortgage payment will be for the next 30 years – unlike rents which will continue to rise over the next three decades.”

As an owner, your mortgage payment is a form of ‘forced savings’ which allows you to build equity in your home that you can tap into later in life. As a renter, you guarantee the landlord is the person with that equity.

Interest rates are still at historic lows, making it one of the best times to secure a mortgage and make a move into your dream home. Freddie Mac’s latest report shows that rates across the country were at 4.23% last week.

Bottom Line

Whether you are looking for a primary residence for the first time or are considering a vacation home on the shore, now is the time to contact Roseburg Properties Group and start the search for your new home! 541.371.5500 or [email protected]

By: KCM Crew

 

Exploring Roseburg Oregon: 42nd Annual Spring Craft Fair

by Mary Gilbert

Friday, March 24 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday, March 25 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Sunday, March 26 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location: Douglas County Fairgrounds
2110 Frear St.
Roseburg, OR

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Discover great gifts, handmade goods and more from the Land of Umpqua and beyond!  Check out their Facebook Page  for information about vendors and entertainment!

Courtesy of Mary Gilbert, Roseburg Properties Group

What Are the Experts Saying about Mortgage Rates?

by Mary Gilbert

What Are the Experts Saying about Mortgage Rates? | Keeping Current Matters

Mortgage interest rates have risen over the last few months and projections are that they will continue their upswing throughout 2017. What impact will this have on the housing market? Here is what the experts are saying:

Laurie Goodman, Co-director of the Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center:

“In 1984, 1994, 2000, and 2013, every time we have rate increases, we have increases in nominal home prices. We expect this to be more pronounced, as there is a big demand-and-supply gap at the present time.”

Scott Anderson, Chief Economist for Bank of the West:

“The tightening labor market, rising wage growth, high levels of consumer confidence and a millennial generation with a pent-up demand for housing should allow the housing market to weather the storm of gradually rising interest rates.”

Ivy Zelman in her latest “Z” Report:

“Although we strongly believe that the housing supply-demand imbalance for single-family homes will continue to drive above-average home price appreciation, just as falling mortgage rates aided pricing power on the margin in recent months, we expect the opposite effect to become evident in the coming months. As such, we project year-end home price inflation of 4.8% for 2017 and 4.1% for 2018.”

Bob Walters, President & COO of retail mortgage lender Quicken Loans:

“A modest increase in mortgage rates won’t have much of an effect on home purchases. A buyer may need to slightly re-evaluate which homes they can afford, but it’s not likely to make an impact on qualifying, in most cases.”

First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming:

"Our survey data shows that mortgage rates would have to be significantly higher to have any meaningful impact. The house buying power that borrowers have, even with rates below five percent, still remains historically strong."

If you are planning to purchase a home in 2017 NOW is the time! Contact Roseburg Properties Group to get started! 541.371.5500 or [email protected] 

 

Roseburg OR Real Estate For Sale
136 W Flangas Avenue, Roseburg, OR  97471

Beautiful one level home nearing completion in Red Hawk Estates. Be the first to enjoy the high ceilings, easy care flooring, neutral colors, modern fixtures, custom lighting, tiled laundry room, an attached 2 car garage and a split bedroom floor plan perfect for a growing family. The vaulted ceilings over the great room creates a soothing atmosphere while you toast your toes by the gas fireplace. A chefs dream kitchen is highlighted with gorgeous granite counters, an eating bar, black appliances and a pantry. The master suite is a soothing oasis featuring vaulted ceilings, a walk in closet and walk in shower. Plush carpeting and abundant closet space highlight the two secondary bedrooms. The concrete patio is the perfect outdoor entertaining space, plus a fenced low maintenance backyard.  The finest in one level living awaits the lucky buyer of 136 W Flangas Ave – 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.

4 Great Reasons to Buy This Spring!

by Mary Gilbert

4 Great Reasons to Buy This Spring! | Keeping Current Matters

Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.

1. Prices Will Continue to Rise

CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.9% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.8% over the next year.

The bottom in home prices has come and gone. Home values will continue to appreciate for years. Waiting no longer makes sense.

2. Mortgage Interest Rates Are Projected to Increase

Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey shows that interest rates for a 30-year mortgage have remained around 4% over the last couple months. The Mortgage Bankers Association, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac & the National Association of Realtorsare in unison, projecting that rates will increase by at least a half a percentage point this time next year.

An increase in rates will impact YOUR monthly mortgage payment. A year from now, your housing expense will increase if a mortgage is necessary to buy your next home.

3. Either Way, You are Paying a Mortgage 

There are some renters who have not yet purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage - either yours or your landlord’s.

As an owner, your mortgage payment is a form of ‘forced savings’ that allows you to build equity in your home that you can tap into later in life. As a renter, you guarantee your landlord is the person with that equity.

Are you ready to put your housing cost to work for you?

4. It’s Time to Move on with Your Life

The ‘cost’ of a home is determined by two major components: the price of the home and the current mortgage rate. It appears that both are on the rise.

But what if they weren’t? Would you wait?

Look at the actual reason you are buying and decide if it is worth waiting. Whether you want to have a great place for your children to grow up, you want your family to be safer or you just want to have control over renovations, maybe now is the time to buy.

If the right thing for you and your family is to purchase a home this year, buying sooner rather than later could lead to substantial savings. Let Roseburg Properties Group help you get started! 541.371.5500 or [email protected]

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Roseburg OR Real Estate For Sale
1916 Recreation Lane, Sutherlin, OR  97479


Prime location for this 41 unit RV park located in a developing area west of Sutherlin. Adjacent 3+/- additional acres (subject to partition and final recording) included and provides expansion/development for another 40+/- units. Office with laundry, bathroom/shower facilities. Views over the golf course and valley. Opportunity is knocking in 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
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.

Exploring Roseburg Oregon: St. Paddy’s Day Grub & Pub Crawl

by Mary Gilbert

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the 19th Annual St. Paddy’s Day Grub & Pub Crawl!

 March 18th from 4-10pm, Downtown Roseburg

Event kicks off at McMenamins with a pre-function from 4-6 pm that includes a beer garden, live music and face painting. Official Grub & Pub Crawl starts at 6 pm.

Learn more here: Event Website

Courtesy of Mary Gilbert, Roseburg Properties Group

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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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