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Roseburg OR Real Estate For Sale
899 Valley Vista Street, Sutherlin, OR 97479


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy the views in Cooper Creek Estates from this brand new home! The finest in one level living with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, an open floor plan, soaring high ceilings, durable easy care flooring, plus an attached 2 car garage. Entertain guests in the stylish and comfortable great room featuring a gas fireplace providing warmth and ambiance, plus a romantic dining room for formal gatherings. Gorgeous granite countertops and stainless steel gas appliances highlight the gourmet kitchen sure to impress the most seasoned chef. Relax in the soothing master suite with plush carpeting, walk in closet and private bathroom. Two secondary bedrooms offer room to grow and share a full bathroom. Enjoy beautiful views from the many windows throughout and from the rear covered deck. Front yard landscaping with in ground sprinklers. A super buy for all the amenities this home offers! Make your appointment today to see 899 Valley Vista!

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.

Gap Between Homeowner’s & Appraiser’s Opinions Narrows Slightly | Keeping Current Matters

In today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. One major challenge in such a market is the bank appraisal.

If prices are surging, it is difficult for appraisers to find adequate, comparable sales (similar houses in the neighborhood that closed recently) to defend the price when performing the appraisal for the bank.

Every month, Quicken Loans measures the disparity between what a homeowner believes their house is worth as compared to an appraiser’s evaluation in their Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). Here is a chart showing that difference for each of the last 12 months.

Gap Between Homeowner’s & Appraiser’s Opinions Narrows Slightly | Keeping Current Matters

The gap between the homeowner vs. appraiser’s opinion has started to head in the right direction (closer to even), as June saw a slight decrease from May’s -1.95% to -1.89% nationally.

Homeowners in the western part of the country, however, have been pleasantly surprised as their homes have appraised higher than they expected. Denver received its highest HPPI last month as homes came in an average of 3.28% higher than the homeowner believed it would. Nine of the twelve metro areas that had a positive HPPIlast month were located in the west.

Quicken Loans’ Chief Economist, Bob Walters explains:

“The hot housing markets along the West Coast are growing quicker than owners realize, giving way to higher than expected prices for buyers and more home equity for existing owners.  

On the other hand, the housing markets are more balanced in the East and Midwest, leading owners to be slightly over-enthusiastic about their home’s appreciation.”

Bottom Line 

Every house on the market has to be sold twice; once to a prospective buyer and then to the bank (through the bank’s appraisal). With escalating prices, the second sale might be even more difficult than the first. If you are planning on entering the housing market this year, meet with an experienced professional who can guide you through this, and any other, obstacle that may arise.

 

Roseburg OR Real Estate For Sale
1836 Lake View Drive, Sutherlin, OR  97479


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome home to 1836 Lake View Drive, a custom family home nestled among the tall firs within close proximity to Cooper Creek Reservoir! This 4 bedroom, 3 full bath Ridgewater home has been beautifully updated with barn wood accent walls, laminate flooring and carpeting, plus spacious rooms, built ins, laundry room, and an attached 2 car garage. Glistening granite countertops, Kitchen Aid appliances, eating bar and abundant cabinet space highlight the stylish eat in kitchen. The dining room and living room effortlessly flow together with deck access offering endless entertaining possibilities! Relax at days end in the soothing main level master suite with walk in closet, garden tub, separate shower and dual granite vanity. Work from home in the den/office or use as the fourth bedroom. A lower level family room brings delight to family and guests of all ages with a wood stove and private deck. Two generously sized bedrooms on the lower level feature plush carpeting, plenty of closet space and share a full bathroom. Two levels of decking at the rear of the home provide unmatched outdoor living and enjoyment overlooking the 0.54 acre lot lined with mature trees and landscaping for privacy. Pack your bags and come on over, we are sure you will want to stay at this Sutherlin 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, 541-371-5500, and discover the difference she can make during your family's move.

Roseburg OR Real Estate For Sale
2128 Linnell Avenue, Roseburg, OR  97471

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy the beautiful valley views from this lovely home in Green District! Sprawling 2 story home with nearly 2000 sq ft featuring 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, spacious rooms, neutral paint, tile floors, utility room, tons of storage, plus a carpet allowance of $3000 included with agreeable offer! Large living room provides comfortable everyday living with plenty of space for friends and family. Abundant cabinetry and counter space make meal prep and organization a breeze in this sun filled kitchen. 3 generously sized bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms on the main level while the 4th bedroom and second full bath on the lower level make for great guest quarters. Lower level family room is a thriving space to entertain with a cozy wood burning fireplace. Take the party outside on the private deck at the rear of the home overlooking the flagstone patio, fenced yard and mature landscaping. One lucky buyer gets to call this beautiful Roseburg OR property 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.

 

5 Reasons to Sell This Summer

by Mary Gilbert

5 Reasons to Sell This Summer | Keeping Current Matters

As the temperature rises, buyers are coming out ready to purchase their dream homes. The summer is a great time to list your home for sale. Here are five reasons why:

1. Demand Is Strong

The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing and able to purchase… and are in the market right now!

Take advantage of the buyer activity currently in the market.

2. There Is Less Competition Now

According to NAR’s latest Existing Home Sales Report, the supply of homes for sale is still under the 6-month supply that is needed for a normal housing market at 4.7-months.

This means, in most areas, there are not enough homes for sale to satisfy the number of buyers in that market. This is good news for home prices. However, additional inventory is about to come to market.

There is a pent-up desire for many homeowners to move, as they were unable to sell over the last few years because of a negative equity situation. Homeowners are now seeing a return to positive equity as real estate values have increased over the last two years. Many of these homes will be coming to the market this summer.

Also, as builders regain confidence in the market, new construction of single-family homes is projected to continue to increase over the next two years, reaching historic levels by 2017.

The choices buyers have will continue to increase. Don’t wait until all this other inventory of homes comes to market before you sell.

3. The Process Will Be Quicker

Fannie Mae just announced that they anticipate an acceleration in home sales that will surpass 2007's pace by late summer. As the market heats up, banks will be inundated with loan inquiries causing closing-time lines to lengthen. Selling now will make the process quicker & simpler.

4. There Will Never Be a Better Time to Move Up

If you are moving up to a larger, more expensive home, consider doing it now. Prices are projected to appreciate by 5.3% over the next year, according to CoreLogic. If you are moving to a higher-priced home, it will wind up costing you more in raw dollars (both in down payment and mortgage payment) if you wait.

You can also lock-in your 30-year housing expense with an interest rate below 4% right now. Rates are projected to increase by nearly a full percentage point in the next 12 months.

5. It’s Time to Move On with Your Life

Look at the reason you decided to sell in the first place and determine whether it is worth waiting. Is money more important than being with family? Is money more important than your health? Is money more important than having the freedom to go on with your life the way you think you should?

Only you know the answers to the questions above. You have the power to take control of the situation by putting your home on the market. Perhaps the time has come for you and your family to move on and start living the life you desire.

That is what is truly important.

 

Roseburg OR Real Estate For Sale
1463 South Side Road, Sutherlin, OR 97479

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calling all Investors! Development potential zoned R-1. Suitable for residential development. City water and sewer run through the property. Subject to minor land partition of approximately 8.43+/- acres. Previously platted for 32+ lots. Located in an area near residential development. This would make an excellent horse or livestock property with room for garden or animals!  Opportunity is knocking in Sutherlin OR! Come on out and take a look! 

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.

Do Homeowners Realize Their Equity Position Has Changed?

by Mary Gilbert

Do Homeowners Realize Their Equity Position Has Changed? | Keeping Current Matters

Yesterday, we reported that according to CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report, nearly 268,000 homeowners regained equity and are no longer underwater on their mortgage in the first quarter. Homes with negative equity have decreased by 21.5% year-over-year.

study by Fannie Mae suggests that many homeowners are not aware of how their equity position has changed as their home has increased in value.

For example, their study showed that 23% of Americans still believe their home is in a negative equity position when, in actuality, CoreLogic’s report shows that only 8% of homes are in that position. 

The study also revealed that only 37% of Americans believe that they have “significant equity” (greater than 20%), when in actuality, 74% do!

Do Homeowners Realize Their Equity Position Has Changed? | Keeping Current Matters

This means that 37% of Americans with a mortgage fail to realize the opportune situation they are in. With a sizable equity position, many homeowners could easily move into a housing situation that better meets their current needs (moving to a larger home or downsizing).

Fannie Mae spoke out on this issue in their report:

“Homeowners who underestimate their homes’ values not only underestimate their home equity, they also likely underestimate: 1) how large a down payment they could make with their home equity, 2) their chances of qualifying for mortgages, and, therefore, 3) their opportunities for selling their current homes and for buying different homes.”

CoreLogic’s report also revealed that if homes were to appreciate by an additional 5%, over 800,000 US households would regain positive equity.

Bottom Line

If you are one of the many homeowners who is unsure of your current equity situation and would like to know your options, contact a local real estate professional who can help.

Roseburg OR Real Estate For Sale
672 W Pilger Street, Roseburg, OR  97471


This lovingly maintained home awaits one lucky buyer! Welcome to 672 W Pilger Street, a one level ranch offering many quality features including 4 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, gorgeous hardwood floors, neutral colors, RV parking, plus an attached carport. Natural light pours into the living room through the large picture window creating a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere with a cozy wood burning fireplace. The sunny eat in kitchen features gas appliances, eating bar, ample cabinetry and connecting dining area for family enjoyment. Hardwood floors, spacious closet and a private bathroom highlight the master suite. Three secondary bedrooms, two with hardwood floors, provide privacy and room to grow. Bonus room/den could easily be a fifth bedroom! Every mans dream awaits in the fully finished and heated workshop with built in work benches, plus a second workshop with sliding doors and built ins. Enjoy the gated front yard and expansive rear decking surrounded by mature landscaping. Make your appointment to see this West 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, 541-371-5500, and discover the difference she can make during your family's move.

Roseburg OR Real Estate For Sale
462 W Myrtlewood Court, Roseburg, OR  97471

Charm and character highlight this Westside 4 bedroom, 2 bath ranch home! Situated on a large corner lot and conveniently located near Stewart Park, the YMCA, Legion Field and the South Umpqua River, this home has so much to offer in location and quality! Illuminated with natural light through the many windows, gleaming hardwood floors, built ins, neutral paint, tons of storage, plus an attached 2 car garage are just a few of the many perks. The wood burning fireplace sets the scene for comfortable everyday living in the cozy living room, plus access to a large patio for indoor/outdoor entertaining! The sunny kitchen offers abundant cabinetry and counter space, hardwood floors, plus a dining area and bar seating for guests to join the chef. High ceilings and plush carpeting make the family room a warm and inviting space. Work from home in the den/office or use as the fourth bedroom. Retreat to the soothing master suite with crown molding, huge walk in closet and private bathroom. Two secondary bedrooms enjoy wall to wall carpeting, plentiful closet space and use of a shared full bathroom. Roomy front yard, RV parking, and a spacious backyard with great deck for grilling and chilling. 462 W Myrtlewood Court is a home you do not want to miss, 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.

Thinking of Selling? 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t FSBO

by Mary Gilbert

Thinking of Selling? 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t FSBO | Keeping Current Matters

In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers.

Here are the top five reasons:

1. There Are Too Many People to Negotiate With

Here is a list of some of the people with whom you must be prepared to negotiate if you decide to For Sale By Owner:

  • The buyer who wants the best deal possible
  • The buyer’s agent who solely represents the best interest of the buyer
  • The buyer’s attorney (in some parts of the country)
  • The home inspection companies, which work for the buyer and will almost always find some problems with the house
  • The appraiser if there is a question of value

2. Exposure to Prospective Purchasers

Recent studies have shown that 88% of buyers search online for a home. That is in comparison to only 21% looking at print newspaper ads. Most real estate agents have an internet strategy to promote the sale of your home. Do you?

3. Results Come from the Internet

Where did buyers find the home they actually purchased?

  • 44% on the internet
  • 33% from a Real Estate Agent
  • 9% from a yard sign
  • 1% from newspapers

The days of selling your house by just putting up a sign and putting it in the paper are long gone. Having a strong internet strategy is crucial.

4. FSBOing Has Become More And More Difficult

The paperwork involved in selling and buying a home has increased dramatically as industry disclosures and regulations have become mandatory. This is one of the reasons that the percentage of people FSBOing has dropped from 19% to 8% over the last 20+ years.

The 8% share represents the lowest recorded figure since NAR began collecting data in 1981.

5. You Net More Money When Using an Agent

Many homeowners believe that they will save the real estate commission by selling on their own. Realize that the main reason buyers look at FSBOs is because they also believe they can save the real estate agent’s commission. The seller and buyer can’t both save the commission.

Studies have shown that the typical house sold by the homeowner sells for $210,000, while the typical house sold by an agent sells for $249,000. This doesn’t mean that an agent can get $39,000 more for your home as studies have shown that people are more likely to FSBO in markets with lower price points. However, it does show that selling on your own might not make sense.

Bottom Line

Before you decide to take on the challenges of selling your house on your own, sit with a real estate professional in your marketplace and see what they have to offer.

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Keller Williams Realty Umpqua Valley
2365 NW Kline Street, Suite 201
Roseburg OR 97471
541-371-5500
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