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Monday Morning Real estate Update 5/26/08

by Galand Haas Team

Good Monday Morning!

Have a wonderful Memorial Day!

Speculation has it that mortgage interest rates could begin edging upwards by mid to late Summer.  With the current soft home prices and attrative interest rates, we may certainly be at the very best time to purchase a home. 

If you are considering the sale of your homne you can receive an e-mail analysis that will give you a good indication of your homes current market value at www.forhomesellers.com.

Have and Awesome Day!

AND HERE'S YOUR MONDAY MORNING COFFEE!!

Sincerely,
Galand

Monday Morning Real Estate Update 5/19/08

by Galand Haas Team

Good Monday Morning!

It was certainly a gorgeous Summer like weekend here in the Eugene and Springfield area.  It was just a teaser of what is coming in the months ahead.

The one thing that is certainly holding constant in this market is that if you are trying to sell your home, you will have to do everything just right.  You will need to price your home aggressively (below the values determined by the comparable sales), you must stage your home and having it looking better than your competitors and you then must promote it aggressively. If you do this you will have a fair chance of selling in this market.  If you do not you will be one of the homes that just sits and does not sell. This can be costly in a market that is continuing to decline in home values. Our current market is not for those who are just testing the waters. Selling your home in this market takes a full commitment to all of the factors mentioned. 

Have An Awesome Week!

AND HERE'S YOUR MONDAY MORNING COFFEE!!

Sincerely,
Galand

Monday Morning Real Estate Update 5/12/08

by Galand Haas Team

Good Monday Morning!

It looks like Summer may arrive this week.  90 degrees by Friday!!!

There is certainly a great deal of inflation taking place in the economy right now.  Gas is hitting $4 per gallon, postage went up to $.42 for a stamp, groceries and everything else are going through the roof.  One area that this is not the case is with home prices here in the Eugene and Springfield area.  Home prices are dropping and there are some extremely attractive opportunities available right now.  Mortgage loan rates are also attractive and are holding at under 6% for 30 year fixed financing.  It would appear that home prices may continue to decline even further over the coming months.  The unknown is whether mortgage rates will remain at the current low levels.

Have An Awesome Week!
AND HERE'S YOUR MONDAY MORNING COFFEE!!

Sincerely,
Galand

Monday Morning Real Estate Update 5/5/08

by Galand Haas Team

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

There have been a number of articles written as of late indicating that renting is a smarter choice than purchasing a home right now.  Although, renting may be necessary for some people, home purchase remains a smart choice for most.  Long term, home ownership is one of the best investments most of us can make.  There is not only appreciation over time, but there are also significant tax benefits.  My advice is don't let the negative press on home ownership frighten you away from one of the most sound investments you can make.  Right now with home prices being soft and mortgage loan interest rates low, home purchase is a safe bet.

Have An Awesome Week!

AND HERE'S YOUR MONDAY MORNING COFFEE!!

Sincerely,
Galand

Monday Morning Real Estate Update 4/21/08

by Galand Haas Team

Good Monday Morning!

Snow on the ground in the Eugene and Springfield area in mid-April?  Wow!!!!

The month of March Real Estate statistics are out and it is clear that the market here continues it's downward trend.  Average days on the market are currently at 90 days, this compares to 78 days for March of 2007.  The biggest change is the number of closed home sales.  Closed home sales were down by 29.1% and pending sales by 28.7% from March of last year.  There was 10 months of active inventory on the market for March of this year.  This compares to 3.8 months of inventory in March of 2006 and 5.6 months of inventory in March of last year. 

Mortgage interest rates remain extremely favorable with 30 year fixed loans at around the 5 3/4% mark.  What a great time to be a home buyer!

Have An Awesome Week!

AND HERE'S YOUR MONDAY MORNING COFFEE!!

Sincerely,
Galand

The Rob Levy Team is #1 in Sales in Portland Oregon for Prudential

by Galand Haas Team
The final results are out and I am proud to announce that in 2007 our team was #1 in sales for Prudential Northwest Properties in the entire Portland area.   Since then, we have been also #1 in sales for all of Oregon for the first quarter of 2008.

I want to thank my team in this forum for it may say "Rob Levy" on the sign, but its Sandy, Sandra, Kate, Clinton and Alicia that really help make this happen.  So thanks to my team and thanks to the well over 100 people in 2007 who entrusted us with either helping them find a new home, or selling their exsisting one, or in many cases both!

As the Realtor population is shrinking, its more important now than ever to use an experienced Realtor in selling your home, or buying a new one.  Parade Magazine recently said to not hire a Realtor with less than 8 years in the business.  I have almost 20 - all with the same office - and when you add up the years my team has been in the business we are well over 50 years combined.

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