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Happy Labor Day Weekend!

by Mary Gilbert

Roseburg OR Real Estate For Sale
1839 Jasper Avenue, Sutherlin, OR  97479

Say hello to your new home! The finest in one level living highlighted by soaring high vaulted ceilings, easy care wood laminate and tile flooring, exposed beams, shiplap, plus NEW triple pane windows and ductless heating and cooling throughout are just the start to all the amazing features 1839 Jasper Ave has to offer! The vaulted living room is the heart of the home with its cozy wood stove surrounded by a wall of shiplap. A quiet nook is the perfect space for your desk as a home office or homework station. The spacious eat in kitchen offers abundant cabinet space, tile flooring, pantry, range, refrigerator and dishwasher, plus a large window view to the yard. The dining area can host casual meals or a larger party. Sliding doors to the patio lets you easily entertain outside. The vaulted bonus room with plush carpeting would be a perfect playroom! Retreat to the soothing master suite with plentiful closet space and an updated full bath. The two secondary bedrooms are generously sized with ample closet space, ceiling fans and share a full bath. Enjoy the quiet cul-de-sac location with a fenced yard, garden space and patio. This Cascade Estates home is worth a visit – schedule 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 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: Outdoor Low Impact Fitness

by Mary Gilbert


Meets weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays until September 26, 2019

 9:00 am – 9:45 am

 Fir Grove Park 

 $1.00

 http://www.cityofroseburg.org

This fun program offers older adults an opportunity to socialize while enjoying a light exercise routine. Participants will warm-up with some stretching, followed by low-impact exercise. Class will close with stretching and a cool down period.  Participants should wear loose, comfortable clothing and good walking shoes / sneakers.  

Fee: $1.00 per class on a drop-in basis. No time commitments or pre-registration, just come when you can!

Sponsored by Roseburg Parks & Recreation. 

Courtesy of The Mary Gilbert Group

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Tips to Beat the Heat While You DIY

by Mary Gilbert


When you’re a DIYer, it’s not unusual to have a variety of projects to work on over the summer. Some projects require warm temperatures and long days to get everything done, while others just happen to pop up during the summer months. Regardless of the reason you’re working on things during the summer, there’s one inevitable truth that you’ll have to face: It can get really hot when you’re working on things around the house during the summer months and into early fall.

 

Obviously, every summer sees higher temperatures than other seasons. In recent years, though, we’ve experienced some of the hottest summers on record. Too much heat and sun exposure can cause a variety of serious health issues including heat stroke and heat exhaustion, so it’s important to play it safe when you’re working out in the sun. Here are just a few things that you can do to avoid heat-related problems.
 

Stay Hydrated

This one should be obvious, but you’d be surprised at how many people don’t drink enough during the hot summer months. Increase your water intake before, during and after any periods where you’ll be out in the heat and sun. As hard as it is to hear, you should also try and avoid coffee, tea and other drinks with caffeine before going out in the sun as well, because the caffeine content can actually make you lose more water. Avoid sugary carbonated drinks and alcohol, though the occasional sports drink or other beverage with electrolytes won’t hurt, since your body needs electrolytes for proper functioning, as well.
 

Take Your Time

Depending on the conditions you’re used to, it can take anywhere from 7 to 14 days for your body to get used to high temperatures. If you’re going to be working outside a lot in the heat, then you should increase your heat exposure gradually. If you’re used to air conditioning, trying to take on a full workload outdoors can significantly increase your risk of heat-related health problems. Instead, try tackling smaller tasks with big breaks between until your body gets accustomed to being out in the sun.
 

Dress for the Weather

When it’s hot, it’s tempting to wear as little as possible. This can be a bad idea when you’re working outdoors, though. Not only does less fabric increase your risk of sunburn but it can also make you more likely to experience some sort of injury when you’re working. Contrary to what might seem logical, you should cover up more when working out in the heat. Cover as much of your skin as possible with light-colored, lightweight material that’s loose enough that it doesn’t cling to your body. Choose a fabric that breathes, or clothes made of wicking material designed to help keep you cool. Don’t forget a hat and sunglasses or other eye protection, either. Not only will this keep you from getting burned, but it will also slow down the rate at which your sweat evaporates (which is a good thing, as it will keep your body cooler than sweat that evaporates quickly.)
 

Build Some Shade

One thing that can make a big difference when working outside is having a little bit of shade to take a break in. In some cases, you’ll have plenty of trees or other overhangs to create shade for you. If you’re not that lucky, build a small shelter from the sun using some posts and a tarp or other material that can block the sun (making sure that you only cover the top and not the sides to allow for airflow.) If you really want to maximize the value of this cool-down spot, set up a fan that you can turn on to create a little bit of artificial airflow, if there isn’t any breeze when you stop for a break.
 

Watch for Warning Signs

Common signs of heat-related illness include greater-than-expected amounts of sweat, confusion, lightheadedness, slurred speech, dry skin, increased body temperature and loss of consciousness. If you start to notice any of these issues, get out of the heat immediately and seek medical assistance, if necessary. Since some of these symptoms can be hard to identify in yourself, it’s also not a bad idea to have a friend or family member come check on you at least once an hour to make sure that you aren’t starting to show signs of overexposure.

 

Contact the experts on The Mary Gilbert Group for all your Real Estate needs! 541.371.5500 or[email protected] 

By: Homekeepr, David Weinstein

Care and Feeding of Brick Siding

by Mary Gilbert


Having brick siding installed on your house gives it a classic look. Unfortunately, a lot of people view brick as an install-it-and-forget-it option and allow that look to deteriorate over time. Brick homes require basic maintenance and care just like vinyl and wood siding do, though the specifics of maintenance may be a little bit different. It’s just like with anything: If you want the look, you have to put in the work to keep it up.
 

Fortunately, maintaining your brick isn’t that difficult. Even better, the maintenance you do now can help prevent your brick siding needing major repairs in the future. So long as you’re willing to put forth a little effort, you should be able to keep your home looking great for years to come.
 

Cleaning Your Brick

The brick on your home is exposed to the elements on a 24/7 basis, and the rough surface of most bricks make them ideal for picking up dust and dirt. This can lead to damage over time, so once or twice a year you should take the time to clean your bricks. Most of the time this is as simple as spraying them down with a garden hose to remove any dirt and grime that’s built up on your home, though particularly tough spots and areas may need a scrub brush with soapy water as well. Avoid the temptation to use a power washer as the high water pressure can damage the brick.
 

Vegetation and Mildew Removal

While some plants such as ivy provide what some consider a dignified look, any vegetation that grows on your brick will damage it. Remove any vines, moss or other plants that you notice growing up your brick wall, making sure to wear gloves in case the plant is something that you don’t want to touch like poison ivy. You should also periodically check your brick for signs of mildew or mold, both of which can damage the brick surface as they grow. Scrub the area where you notice these growing, spraying them with a diluted solution of bleach and water to kill off any remaining remnants or spores. It’s a good idea to wet down the brick before you spray it, though, as this will prevent bleach from collecting in deeper contours of the brick and causing discoloration.
 

Checking for Damage

There are two types of damage you should check for at least once per year when you have a brick home. The first is impact damage, resulting from something hitting the brick and causing cracks, chips or other damage to it. This can come from a variety of sources, including things as ordinary as a lawnmower throwing a rock. The second type of damage to look for is water damage, which occurs when rain or splashing water repeatedly hits an area of the brick and starts to wear it away. Both of these can damage not only the bricks but the surrounding mortar as well. When damage is found, scrub the area to remove any loose material and keep an eye on the area to see if the damage gets worse over time. If the damage is caused by splashing water or other environmental issues, you might also adjust your landscaping or install additional drainage to redirect water and prevent further damage.
 

Repointing and Repair

As brick and mortar become damaged, you may need to make repairs from time to time. If the damage is just to the mortar, scrape and chisel away any damaged portions and apply new mortar to the entire area where wear and damage is present; this is typically known as repointing. If there are bricks that are damaged to the point that they need to be replaced, chisel away the mortar surrounding those bricks until they can be removed. Apply fresh mortar and new bricks to fill the damaged area.

 

Contact the experts on The Mary Gilbert Group for all your Real Estate needs! 541.371.5500 or[email protected] 

By: Homekeepr, Rob Morelli

373 Grandview St: Updated 3 Bedroom Home in Buck Rock!

by Mary Gilbert

Roseburg OR Real Estate For Sale
373 Grandview Street, Glide, OR  97443

One of a kind property perfectly situated on 0.75 acres backing to a 250 acre ranch! 373 Grandview Street is an updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath home featuring an open concept, split bedroom plan, high ceilings, crown molding, easy care wood laminate flooring, recessed lighting, plus an attached 2 car garage and 30X35 shop. Step inside to an entertainers dream layout with a propane fireplace as the focal point. The open living and dining areas create easy flow for hosting and daily function. The gourmet kitchen is a chefs delight with glistening granite counters, stainless steel appliances including a propane stove top and electric oven, an abundance of cabinetry, plus an eating bar with four pull out drawers underneath. Retreat to the soothing master suite with a walk in closet and private bath with granite dual vanity. The two secondary bedrooms offer plush carpeting, ample closet space, ceiling fans and share a lovely bath. The spacious laundry room helps you keep things organized and tidy with lots of storage. Enjoy outdoor living on the covered front or rear deck overlooking the yard with fruit trees and a fenced garden area. There is plenty of room for your equipment and hobbies in the shop with parking for 2 cars, plus an RV carport and extra parking under the awning off the side of the shop. Pack your bags and come on over, we are sure you will want to stay! 

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.

1365 SE Overlook Ave: Completely Restored Craftsman Home!

by Mary Gilbert

Roseburg OR Real Estate For Sale
1365 SE Overlook Avenue, Roseburg, OR  97470

Gorgeous, completely restored craftsman home offering vintage character and features of yester year, balanced with todays modern conveniences – they just don’t make them like this anymore! 1365 SE Overlook Avenue was brought back to life in 2005 without losing an ounce of its original integrity…completely updated HVAC, plumbing, electrical, sheet rock and more, plus coffered ceilings throughout, hand carved ceiling medallions, beautiful built ins, elegant moldings and archways, vintage light fixtures and SO much more! A toasty wood burning fireplace sets the scene in this spacious living room. Chair rail and picture frame moldings with a dazzling chandelier create a sophisticated formal dining experience. Cabinets galore, tile flooring and a charming breakfast nook make this large kitchen a chefs delight. These rooms flow effortlessly together offering easy every day living and entertaining! Two bedrooms on the main floor provide plush carpeting and ample built in storage space. A bonus room that works great as a home office or study. Two generously sized bedrooms and a half bath make up the upper level. Heading downstairs to the lower level, you will find tons of bonus space to match your familys needs… a large bedroom, full bath and two huge family rooms, both with French doors to the patio. Use this space for a teen hang out, media room or when the in-laws visit.  The covered porch and patio overlooking a private, lush backyard creates the finest outdoor living. Appreciate plenty of vehicle storage in the 2 car garage, plus RV parking. Do not hesitate to make your appointment today to see this one of a kind Roseburg OR beauty!

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.

Selling Your House From Out-of-State

by Mary Gilbert


When a move out of state is necessary, selling the house your leaving behind may seem scary. A well-thought-out
 plan is an absolute must for the sale to go smoothly.  Read on for some tips to help you get your home-selling plan in place: 

 

  • - Look for a REALTOR® who has experience with long distance sales and is comfortable handling the process with a seller that isn’t local.  Be available for lots of electronic communication with them. 
     

  • - Find a tax attorney or accountant with a background in handling out-of-state home sales, because you may have double capital gains taxes to pay.  A professional will be able to walk you through the tax process and let you know if there are any credits you can claim at the end of the year. 
     

  • - Unless your current home is paid for, you will have to pay as if you live in two homes once you move.  Bridge loans are always a possibility, and you’ll need to be certain your home sells within a certain time period, as bridge loans are short-term.  Learn more about bridge loans, and decide if one is the right fit for your budget. 
     

  • - Pricing to sell as soon as possible is imperative, so make certain you and your agent are on the same page.  From realtor.com®: “Your for-sale listing will have the most impact as soon as it is published. That’s when you’re most likely to get fair market value for the home—before people start questioning why your house has sat on the market for so long. 
     

  • - Consider a remote closing, especially if you are so far away that when it comes time to close on the property, you have to spend a lot in travel costs. 
     

  • - Consult your insurance agent before you move, as your homeowner’s insurance will need some changes on your policy, as the house will be vacant. 
     

  • - Leave the electricity on, and have timers on outdoor lighting, and in a few rooms inside.  Keep your security system in place, as well. 

 

Be wary of cash offers that aren’t through your real estate agent, as well as calls from those who call themselves investors.  Smart scammers see an empty house and know that the sellers are eager to move on.  In case the sale doesn’t happen within a certain time frame, talk to your agent about whether leasing or renting is a good idea for you.  Just keep in mind that your situation needs a REALTOR® with experience and confidence to handle the transaction. 

 

Contact the experts on The Mary Gilbert Group for all your Real Estate needs! 541.371.5500 or[email protected] 

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Saturday, August 24, 2019 & Sunday, August 25, 2019

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Bring the family and join us for live entertainment, including Celtic music, dancing, Scottish goods vendors, weapon demonstrations, Clan tents, food, and more!

Location:
Henry Estate Winery
687 Hubbard Creek Road
Umpqua, Oregon 97470

For more information call: (541) 679-0118

Courtesy of The Mary Gilbert Group

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1175 North Side Rd: Comfortable Country Home on 9+ Acres!

by Mary Gilbert

Roseburg OR Real Estate For Sale
1175 North Side Road, Sutherlin, OR  97479

Charm and character flourish in this comfortable country home on 9+ all usable acres. Enjoy this serene setting overlooking the pastures with mountain and valley views. You will appreciate the freshly painted interior and exterior, with spacious rooms, giant bay windows, and remodeled bathrooms! A toasty pellet stove with brick hearth is the focal point of the large living room the flows seamlessly to the dinning, eating bar and kitchen areas for easy entertaining or relaxation. The kitchen boasts abundant oak cabinets and counter-spaces with a full complement of appliances.  Easy care wood laminate flooring throughout, gives way to two generously sized bedrooms, with the master having its own private bath. To top it off, there is an additional 300 square foot bonus room, with an amazing bank of windows and walk-in closet that give you limitless possibilities. And for convenience, a Jack & Jill style bathroom opens to the bonus room and living area. For outdoor living and entertaining, the covered patio, with is draping wisteria and its built-in benches, offers you endless gathering opportunities.  And if simply gazing over the valley or perhaps arts are your thing, there is a fully windowed, custom built and enclosed gazebo.  Bring your animals and toys! There is a 2.5 car attached and insulated garage, large shop, second smaller shop, 48’ x 24’ pole barn, 36’x16’ covered RV parking, 2 stall Diamond D barn, and multiple additional out buildings for all your equipment and hobbies. Pastures are irrigated out of the Plat I with the main line installed and heads every 80 feet up the pasture with 90psi. The house is on a separate, generous well.  Fully cross fenced. This could be a great horse property or crop producing money maker. Let your dreams become reality in this exceptional Sutherlin OR property!

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.

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Roseburg OR 97471
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