Eugene, OR Real Estate News

By Jim Hale, Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website
(ACTIONAGENTS.NET)
HOMES FOR SALE - Active Listings, Closed Sales, Average Price - SANTA CLARA RMLS Market Area REAL ESTATE - Months of SEPTEMBER, 2001-2012 - Jim Hale, Principal Broker, ACTIONAGENTS.NET     THE MOST MEANINGFUL (SEASONALLY ADJUSTED) LOOK AT DATA FOR       HOMES FOR SALE IN EUGENE, OR        IS TO COMPARE     THE CURRENT MONTH WITH THE SAME MONTH IN PRIOR YEARS    The number of Closed Sales in Santa Clara during SEPTEMBER dipped from recent years  while the inventory of Active Listings was well down.    Meanwhile Average Price came in at the level of the last three years.      Now for the        SANTA CLARA         RMLS Market Area, HERE ARE:    A decade's worth of supply (Active Listings) and demand (Closed Sales) for the         Months of SEPTEMBER       2001 - 2012:    And a decade of A...
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By Jim Hale, Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website
(ACTIONAGENTS.NET)
HOMES FOR SALE - Active Listings, Closed Sales, Average Price - NORTH GILHAM RMLS Market Area REAL ESTATE - Months of SEPTEMBER, 2001-2012 - Jim Hale, Principal Broker, ACTIONAGENTS.NET     THE MOST MEANINGFUL (SEASONALLY ADJUSTED) LOOK AT DATA FOR      HOMES FOR SALE IN EUGENE, OR       IS TO COMPARE   THE CURRENT MONTH WITH THE SAME MONTH IN PRIOR YEARS    The number of Closed Sales in North Gilham during SEPTEMBER held steady  while the inventory of Active Listings was down.  But the Average Price is still low - reflecting the fact that homes at the lower price range are still selling relatively better then those nearer the top.     Now for the       NORTH GILHAM         RMLS Market Area, HERE ARE:    A decade's worth of supply (Active Listings) and demand (Closed Sales) for the     ...
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By Jim Hale, Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website
(ACTIONAGENTS.NET)
HOMES FOR SALE - Active Listings, Closed Sales, Average Price - FERRY STREET BRIDGE RMLS Market Area REAL ESTATE - Months of SEPTEMBER, 2001-2012 - Jim Hale, Principal Broker, ACTIONAGENTS.NET     THE MOST MEANINGFUL (SEASONALLY ADJUSTED) LOOK AT DATA FOR     HOMES FOR SALE IN EUGENE, OR        IS TO COMPARE  THE CURRENT MONTH WITH THE SAME MONTH IN PRIOR YEARS    The number of Closed Sales in Ferry Street Bridge during SEPTEMBER was up while the inventory of Active Listings was down. But the Average Price is still low - reflecting the fact that homes at the lower price range are still selling relatively better then those nearer the top.     Now for the      FERRY STREET BRIDGE        RMLS Market Area, HERE ARE:    A decade's worth of supply (Active Listings) and demand (Closed Sales) f...
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By Arica Mitchell, Realtor
(Song Real Estate at Hybrid Real Estate)
Call: Arica Song Realtor, Keller Williams Realty www.eugenehomefinder.com Phone: 541-736-6314 2644 Suzanne Way, Suite #100, Eugene, OR 97408   SEARCH HOMES FOR SALE IN EUGENE   Eugene is the second largest city in Oregon, surpassed only by the state capital, Salem, and located south in the south end of the Willamette Valley.  The population of Eugene is roughly 105,000. Eugene is home to the University of Oregon and is noted for its natural beauty, recreational opportunities (especiall bicycling, running/jogging, rafting, kayaking), focus on the arts, activist political leanings, and residents with "alternative" lifestyles. Eugene's slogan is "A Great City for the Arts and Outdoors" It is also referred to as the "Emerald City", and as "Track Town, USA". ** CONTACT ME TO VIEW HOMES IN EU...
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The Photography for Real Estate blog wrote a post called So You Want To Be A Real Estate Photographer.  Since a big part of attracting buyers and selling homes starts online, excellent photos are an important element in a Realtor's marketing package.  The post identifies some of the essential gear that a photographer should have if he or she wants to become a professional real estate photographer: Wide-angle lens with a focal length between 14 and 24 mm DSLR camera body Tripod Small flashes Post processing software like Photoshop or Photoshop Elements Knowledge of your craft A quick look through the listings of my local RMLS shows that many people don't use professional photographers, don't have or use the necessary equipment, and lack photographic skills. How important are good photog...
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This picture shows the peaceful scene of two fishermen in a small boat on the Willamette River in western Oregon.  Yet, the picture was taken from a wide pedestrian bridge near the downtown of Oregon's second most populous city - Eugene, Oregon. Bicyclists, joggers, skateboarders, rollerbladers, and more passed by me while I waited for the boat to move into position for the picture.  The day before, thousands walked across the bridge on their way to a University of Oregon football game.  More people are unseen on the paths on both sides of this river. I grew up in Phoenix and Tempe, Arizona.  The Salt River ran through the cities, but gravel, rocks, and sand were much more predominant than water there.  The Salt River flows through Phoenix only when the dams upstream have to release wa...
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By Arica Mitchell, Realtor
(Song Real Estate at Hybrid Real Estate)
  Get Your FREE LIST of Luxury Homes- EUGENE, OREGON   LUXURY HOMES - Homes Priced Over $450,000+ Do you want to move into a larger home? Would you like to find a luxury home at a discounted price? Simply let us know what you are looking for and we will help you find a great deal on a Luxury Home! Please fill out the form below to get started!   Fill out my Wufoo form!
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The City of Eugene has an active neighborhood program with 23 neighborhood associations.  If you live in Eugene, Oregon, or are thinking about moving here, you can enter your address to find out which association you belong to.  Regular meetings are held and grant monies are often available to fund approved neighborhood projects.  If you're a real estate agent, these associations could be good organizations to get involved with to help establish yourself as the neighborhood real estate expert.
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Car washes are popular fundraising activities for school, church, and non-profit organizations everywhere.  People hold up signs urging drivers to pull in and get their vehicle washed in exchange for a donation.  It's a fun activity that helps to generate much needed revenues for the groups. Little thought is given to what happens to the dirty and soapy wash water as it flows into the storm drains and eventually into the local waterways.  The Cities of Eugene and Springfield provide non-profit groups with free fish-friendly car wash kits to direct the dirty water into the sanitary sewer system where it can be treated and then released into the Willamette River.  The flyer below shows who to call for more information and to obtain a kit.  The area code for Lane County, Oregon is 541.  
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    THE MOST MEANINGFUL (SEASONALLY ADJUSTED) LOOK AT DATA FOR     HOMES FOR SALE IN EUGENE, OR        IS TO COMPARE  THE CURRENT MONTH WITH THE SAME MONTH IN PRIOR YEARS   Below you'll see the number of Closed Sales in Ferry Street Bridge during AUGUST is at about 85% of level we saw in the first four years of the new century - when we were experiencing the last "normal " market.  Meanwhile the inventory of Active Listings is at a six-year low.    At month's end, Ferry Street Bridge now has a 4-month inventory.    Those factors certainly explain the slow uptick in August average prices.      It looks like we have a trend here.     Now for the      FERRY STREET BRIDGE        RMLS Market Area, HERE ARE:    A decade's worth of supply (Active Listings) and demand (Closed Sales) for the    ...
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By Arica Mitchell, Realtor
(Song Real Estate at Hybrid Real Estate)
Fire Sale! Bank Owned Property, Eugene, OR 97408   ** HUD HOME- SOLD AS IS ** $135,000 4 Bedroom home with approximatley 1349 square feet of living space Square footage, bedrooms and baths per HUD appraisal. Repairs: electrical-$500; Exterior-repair dry rot-$1000; damaged siding-$500; Interior-missing floor covers-$500 = $2500+10%=$2750. Call for Details http://www.eugenehomefinder.com/listing/mlsid/210/propertyid/12140670/ For Online Bidding & Showing Appointment: Arica Song Broker Keller Williams Realty 541-736-6314
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For over 30 years, the No Name Garage in west Eugene, Oregon has been the place to take your car for repair.  They specialize in Volkswagen cars and buses, as well as other German cars.  That's wise in Eugene, which is probably second to Berkeley, CA for the number of Volkswagens traveling the local roads. I noticed this garage, not for its reputation, but for its unusual fence.  The entire chain link fence surrounding the property is slatted with old snow skis.  One wonders how long it took the owners to collect the hundreds of used skis lining the fence. The garage has only a few reviews on Yelp and Google+, mainly from satisfied Volkswagen owners.  It's located in an industrial park next to the Overtime Grill off of 11th Avenue and Bertelsen.  The garage with no name can be found "O...
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Next month my wife and I will be living with a graduate student from Kathmandu, Nepal in south Asia.  We'll also be living with students from Japan and China.  In the past, we've lived with students from South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Myanmar, Singapore, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Senegal, Cameroon, Ghana, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, and Argentina.  Yet our passports have expired, we won't be getting on an airplane, and we'll be sleeping in our own bed every night.  How can we do this? We don't go to the students' homes.  The students come to our home.  We're a host family for international students attending the University of Oregon through the Friendship Foundation for International Students (FFIS) and the U of O's American English Institute (AEI).  The University of Oregon has a rapidly grow...
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By Karen Church, RE/MAX Integrity: CDPE, SFR
(RE/MAX Integrity)
  Recommend Realtor Karen Church, Your Remax Integrity "Go To Gal"! How likely are you to recommend Karen Church? highly likely Rate Karen Church on specific characteristics Local knowledge:   Process expertise:   Responsiveness:   Negotiation skills:   Summary of their experience I would happily recommend Karen Church to assist you in the selling of your home. My Mom needed to move out of her house and into a retirement living community. Karen assisted with every detail of the move, the estate sale and clean-up afterwards, lawn care, and staging. I live a five hours drive from Eugene and my sister is three hours away. There were times we just couldn't get to Eugene and Karen stepped in for us. Further she used appropriate technology (phone, texts and e-mail) to keep in touch even when ...
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Life in the "big" city of Eugene, Oregon can take on a country feel at times.  The city is home to over 160,000 people, but wildlife also makes itself at home here.  We live well within the city limits in southwest Eugene and seeing wildlife is part of our life. It's not unusual during my daily walks to see turkey, deer, and squirrels.  The turkey on the Valley Covenant Church sign is one of two who have been hanging around the church grounds near Churchill High School.  Sometimes they'll be in the middle of the intersection, seemingly oblivious to the traffic around them. The other picture shows a turkey hen with six poults that I saw 1/4 mile from our home.  A few weeks later, this same family strolled through the front yard.  As Thanksgiving approaches, they might want to make themse...
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  Eugene and Springfield, Oregon residents can receive $15 haircuts until the end of the world at Analog Barbershop in downtown Eugene.  At least, that's what the sign says in front.  The fine print at the bottom does say that Mayan calendar rules apply, so the offer might end when 2013 arrives. The sign reflects the quirky humor that makes Eugene such an interesting place to live in.  Don Rich, the barbershop's owner, has an interesting background himself, going from a homeless drunk to a respectable business owner with the help of St. Vincent de Paul. Analog Babershop got its start in 2010 in Astoria, Oregon. Don Rich (aka Don Da Barber) is a former DJ and artist.  It's not your typical barbershop.  The decor reflects Don's devotion to art and music.  Like the sign in front, Analog B...
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Lori Spohn | RE/MAX Integrity | (541) 914-6920 1154 W 27th Pl, Eugene, OR Filet Mignon Living in Eugene's South Hills 3BR/2+1BA Single Family House offered at $254,900 Year Built 1993 Sq Footage 1,632 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Your search for a home may be over in Eugene's south hills att 1154 W. 27th Place. This 3 bed, 2.5 bath home sits in a quiet cul-e-sac, not far from south Eugene amenities. Sit by the wood fireplace in the living room and enjoy the music coming through the surround sound system. Relax on the deck off the master bedroom or in the fenced yard with mature landscaping. Walk barefoot on the hardwood and tile floors. Prepare delicious meals in the kitchen. The vinyl windo...
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Jan Sohlman | RE/MAX Integrity | (541) 302-4810 81448 Territorial Hwy, Eugene, OR Large Custom Home on 17.75 Acres Just Below King Estates Winery 4BR/3BA Single Family House offered at $630,000 Year Built 2002 Sq Footage 3,783 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 full, 0 partial Floors 2 Parking 3 Car garage Lot Size 17.75 acres HOA/Maint $0 per month see additional photos below ADDITIONAL PHOTOS 81448 Territorial Lane81448 Territorial Lane81448 Territorial Lane81448 Territorial Lane81448 Territorial Lane81448 Territorial Lane81448 Territorial Lane81448 Territorial Lane81448 Territorial Lane81448 Territorial Lane81448 Territorial Lane81448 Territorial Lane81448 Territorial Lane81448 Territorial Lane81448 Territorial Lane81448 Territorial Lane Contact info: Jan Sohlman RE/MAX Integrity http://www.Jan...
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Greetings! I hope that you all are having a wonderful week! Summer is in full swing, and that means lots of stuff is going on in and around Lane County. I've listed just a few events that are going on this weekend. Summer time events this week:   Bohemia Mining Days~ Thursday July 19th Through Sunday the 22nd at Coiner Park A historical celebration of the discovery of gold. Vendors, live entertainment, carnival, food, Gold panning and parades in beautiful Cottage Grove.   Call for details 541-942-5064    Eugene Emeralds Baseball~   They playagainst the Boise Hawks. Thursday July 19th and Friday July 20th at 7:05 at PK Park. $6.00 to $12.00 per person.  541-342-5367   Coburg Golden Years~ Friday July 20th through Sunday July 22nd in Coburg. Variety of Arts, crafts, food booths, unique mu...
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