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Exploring Roseburg Oregon: Kitchen Witches

by Mary Gilbert

September 21 - October 15

Jacoby Auditorium at UCC

Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle are two “mature” cable-access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years.  When circumstances put them together on a TV show called The Kitchen Witches, the insults are flung harder than the food!  Dolly’s long-suffering TV-producer son Stephen tries to keep them on track, but it’s a losing battle, and the show becomes a rating smash as Dolly and Isobel top both Martha Stewart and Jerry Springer!

Performances run September 21 to October 15, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm.

For more information and tickets call (541) 673-2125

Buy Tickets Here

Event Website

Courtesy of Mary Gilbert, Roseburg Properties Group

Roseburg OR Real Estate For Sale
235 Raintree Avenue, Sutherlin, OR  97479

 

Welcome home to 235 Raintree Ave, a comfortable 2 bedroom, 2 bath manufactured home in Raintree Estates. This very well maintained home offers an array of tasteful amenities including vaulted ceilings, spacious rooms, neutral colors, plush carpeting, heat pump for heating and AC, covered decks an an abundance of natural light pouring in through the many windows in this open floor plan perfect for family living and entertaining. The cozy wood stove in the vaulted great room will be perfect for the cool Fall nights ahead. The vaulted ceilings continue into the large dining area where you will enjoy hosting all your family gatherings. Guests can relax at the eating bar while the chef prepares a meal in the connecting kitchen. You will appreciate all the cabinet and counter space offered, plus a dishwasher, refrigerator and stove that stay with the home. Escape to your soothing master suite featuring a walk in closet and private bathroom. The guest bedroom has its own private deck! Keep things tidy in the laundry room with built ins and a sink. The oversized, detached garage has an attached workshop that will be great for all your tools, toys and hobbies. There is plenty of extra parking with room for an RV and a completely level, low maintenance yard. Hurry, this lovely home will not last long!

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.

What to Look for in Your Real Estate Team

by Mary Gilbert
What to Look for in Your Real Estate Team | MyKCM

How do you select the members of your team who are going to help you make your dream of owning a home a reality? What should you be looking for? How do you know if you’ve found the right agent or lender?

The most important characteristic that you should be looking for in your agent is someone who is going to take the time to really educate you on the choices available to you and your ability to buy in today’s market.

As Dave Ramsey, the financial guru, advises:

“When getting help with money, whether it’s insurance, real estate or investments, you should always look for someone with the heart of a teacher, not the heart of a salesman.”

Do your research. Ask your friends and family for recommendations of professionals whom they have used in the past and have had good experiences with.

Look for members of your team who will be honest and trustworthy; after all, you will be trusting them with helping you make one of the biggest financial decisions of your life.

Whether this is your first or fifth time buying a home, you want to make sure that you have an agent who is going to have the tough conversations with you, not just the easy ones. If your offer isn’t accepted by the seller, or they think that there may be something wrong with the home that you’ve fallen in love with, you would rather know what they think than make a costly mistake.

According to a Consumer Housing Trends Study, millennials have already started to prefer a more hands-on approach to their real estate experience:

“While older generations rely on real estate agents for information and expertise, millennials expect real estate agents to become trusted advisers and strategic partners.”

Look for someone to invest in your family’s future with you. You want an agent who isn’t focused on the transaction but is instead focused on helping you understand the process while helping you find your dream home.

Bottom Line

In this world of Google searches, where it seems like all the answers are just a mouse-click away, you need a team like Roseburg Properties Group to educate you and share the information that you need to know before you even know you need it. 541.371.5500 or [email protected]

By: KCM Crew

How to Get the Most Money from the Sale of Your Home

by Mary Gilbert
How to Get the Most Money from the Sale of Your Home | MyKCM

Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensure that you get the highest price possible.

1. Price it a LITTLE LOW 

This may seem counterintuitive. However, let’s look at this concept for a moment. Many homeowners think that pricing their home a little OVER market value will leave them room for negotiation. In actuality, this just dramatically lessens the demand for your house (see chart below).

How to Get the Most Money from the Sale of Your Home | MyKCM

Instead of the seller trying to ‘win’ the negotiation with one buyer, they should price it so that demand for the home is maximized. By doing this, the seller will not be fighting with a buyer over the price, but will instead have multiple buyers fighting with each other over the house.

Realtor.com gives this advice:

“Aim to price your property at or just slightly below the going rate. Today’s buyers are highly informed, so if they sense they’re getting a deal, they’re likely to bid up a property that’s slightly underpriced, especially in areas with low inventory.”

2. Use a Real Estate Professional

This, too, may seem counterintuitive. The seller may think they would make more money if they didn’t have to pay a real estate commission. With this being said, studies have shown that homes typically sell for more money when handled by a real estate professional.

A new study by Collateral Analytics, reveals that FSBOs don’t actually save any money, and in some cases may be costing themselves more, by not listing with an agent.

In the study, they analyzed home sales in a variety of markets in 2016 and the first half of 2017. The data showed that:

“FSBOs tend to sell for lower prices than comparable home sales, and in many cases below the average differential represented by the prevailing commission rate.”

The results of the study showed that the differential in selling prices for FSBOs when compared to MLS sales of similar properties is about 5.5%. Sales in 2017 suggest the average price was near 6% lower for FSBO sales of similar properties.

Bottom Line

Price your house at or slightly below the current market value and hire the professionals at Roseburg Properties Group. This will guarantee that you maximize the price you get for your house. 541.371.5500 or [email protected]

By: KCM Crew

Exploring Roseburg Oregon: Dahlia Show

by Mary Gilbert

September 23 - 24

30th Annual Dahlia Show

Come see 20 different bloom types of dahlias in the Floral Building of the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Sunday, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  There will be over 300 flower arrangements, baskets and blooms in either single or triple entries.  You will be able to see the beautiful array of colors that dahlias come in.

For more information call 541-672-7352

Douglas County Fairgrounds
2110 Frear Street
Roseburg, OR

Event Website

Courtesy of Mary Gilbert, Roseburg Properties Group

Roseburg OR Real Estate For Sale: 0 Melrose Road, Roseburg, OR 97471

by Mary Gilbert

Roseburg OR Real Estate For Sale
0 Melrose Road, Roseburg, OR  97471

Opportunity is knocking – the chance to build your dream home awaits on this rare lot in desirable Melrose in the heart of the Umpqua Valley! 2.01 acres completely useable with good farm soil. Enjoy the conveniences of close proximity to Kruse Farms, South Umpqua River, vineyards, wineries and Stewart Parkway. Prior septic approval and well on property. Building site is out of the flood plain. Let your dreams become a reality by building the home you have always wanted in Roseburg 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.

Home Sales Expected to Increase Nicely in 2018

by Mary Gilbert
Home Sales Expected to Increase Nicely in 2018 | MyKCM

Freddie MacFannie Mae, and The Mortgage Bankers Association are all projecting that home sales will increase in 2018. Here is a chart showing what each entity is projecting in sales for the remainder of this year and the next.

Home Sales Expected to Increase Nicely in 2018 | MyKCM

As we can see, each entity is projecting sizable increases in home sales next year. If you have considered selling your house recently, now may be the time to contact Roseburg Properties and put it on the market. 541.371.5500 or [email protected] 

By: KCM Crew

5 Reasons to Sell This Fall

by Mary Gilbert
5 Reasons to Sell This Fall | MyKCM

Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this fall makes sense.

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! More often than not, multiple buyers are competing with each other to buy a home.

Take advantage of the buyer activity currently in the market.

2. There Is Less Competition Now

Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply that is needed for a normal housing market.

This means that, in the majority of the country, there are not enough homes for sale to satisfy the number of buyers in the market. This is good news for homeowners who have gained equity as their home values have increased. However, additional inventory could be coming to the market soon.

Historically, the average number of years a homeowner stayed in their home was six, but that number has jumped to an average of almost nine years since 2008. 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. As home values continue to appreciate, more and more homeowners will be given the freedom to move.

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

3. The Process Will Be Quicker

Today’s competitive environment has forced buyers to do all they can to stand out from the crowd, including getting pre-approved for their mortgage financing. This makes the entire selling process much faster and much simpler as buyers know exactly what they can afford before home shopping. According to Ellie Mae’s latest Origination Insights Report, the time to close a loan has dropped to 43 days, after seeing a 12-month high of 48 days in January.

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

If your next move will be into a premium or luxury home, now is the time to move-up! The inventory of homes for sale at these higher price ranges has forced these markets into a buyer’s market. This means that if you are planning on selling a starter or trade-up home, your home will sell quickly AND you’ll be able to find a premium home to call your own!

Prices are projected to appreciate by 5.0% 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.

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.

Contact Roseburg Properties to find out how much your home is worth! 541.371.5500 or [email protected] 

By: KCM Crew

September 22, 2017
Friday   4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Abacela Vineyards & Winery

12500 Lookingglass Road
Roseburg, Oregon 97470
Map

Abacela's TGIF Wine & Pizza Night - Abacela Winery - Fri Sep 22 at 4:00PM 

Abacela will be open for wine tasting until 7:00 PM on Fridays throughout summer. Enjoy wine tasting, a glass of wine or bottle and order a hand-tossed pizza fresh from our outdoor horno to match.

Note; Last orders taken at 6:00 PM. Please no outside food or alcohol during this event.

Event Website

Courtesy of Mary Gilbert, Roseburg Properties Group

Roseburg OR Real Estate For Sale
688 SE Garden Way Drive, Winston, OR  97496


Lovely location and a super buy on this gorgeous new home in an area of newer homes! Situated on beautifully landscaped lot, this airy and open one level ranch offers easy care wood laminate and tile flooring, soaring high ceilings, neutral colors, modern fixtures and lighting, and an attached 2 car garage.  The vaulted great room is the perfect space for entertaining with easy access to the rear patio with captivating mountain and valley views.  The connecting kitchen is a feast for the eyes offering granite counters, bar seating, stainless steel appliances and an abundance of beautiful cabinetry. The spacious master suite is a relaxing oasis with a walk in closet and private full bathroom. Two generously sized secondary bedrooms provide privacy, plush carpeting and lots of closet space. Be the first to enjoy all this brand new Garden Way home has to offer!

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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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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