Housing Market Statistics for Albany, Oregon (97321) through December 1, 2013

Housing Market Statistics for Albany, OR (97321)

by Terri Woods, I sell real estate in Corvallis OR, Albany OR and surrounding areas

The number of active listings in Albany (97321) dropped by 4.3% from the previous month.  The median number of days active properties have been listed is 108.  The number of sales in September dropped by 61.2% from the previous month.

Albany Stats 12.1.13

Albany Market Inventory 12.1.13

Market Insider Albany 97321 12.1.13

Albany, Oregon Real Estate New Listings

Albany, Oregon Real Estate Foreclosure Listings

Albany, Oregon Real Estate Short Sale Listings

Albany, Oregon Real Estate Single Family Homes for Sale

Albany, Oregon Real Estate Condos & Townhomes for Sale

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Albany OR Homes for Sale – Real Time List

Homes for sale in Albany Oregon (97321, 97322)

By Terri Woods, I sell homes in Corvallis OR, Albany OR and surrounding areas

Full details and photos of all available HOMES FOR SALE IN ALBANY, OREGON.  Our for sale property information is a direct feed from Willamette Valley MLS and is updated.

Is it time to sell? Request a FREE custom evaluation for your Home.

Albany, Oregon is the 11th largest city in Oregon with a population over 50,000.  Albany is located in Linn County and located just off I-5, south of Salem and east of Corvallis.

Two COOL FACTS:  Linn County is referred to as the “Grass Seed Capital of the World” (also exporting corn, beans, mint, strawberries and hazelnuts).  Albany is referred to as the “Rare Metals Capital of the World” (zirconium, hafnium, and titanium).

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Corvallis Market Stats through December 1, 2013

Corvallis Market Stats through December 1, 2013

By Terri Woods – I sell real estate in Corvallis OR, Albany OR and surrounding areas.

The number of active listings in Corvallis (97330) dropped by 21.4%from the previous month.  The median number of days active properties have been listed is 78. This is significantly shorter than the national average.  The number of sales in September dropped by 58.6% from the previous month.

The percent of unoccupied properties is very low in Corvallis (97330) . It is-11.56% below the national average.  The percent of owner occupied properties in Corvallis (97330) is16.32% below the national average. The percent of rental properties in Corvallis (97330) is 30.67% above the national average which is typical for urban areas.

Market Insider Corvallis 12.1.13

 

 

 

 

 

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Corvallis Homes For Sale – Real Time List

Homes For Sale in Corvallis OR (97330, 97333).

Full details and all photos of all available Homes For Sale in Corvallis, Oregon.

Our for sale property information is a direct feed from the Willamette Valley MLS and is updated several times daily.

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Corvallis OR

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Hard Freeze Warning in Corvallis, Albany and surrounding areas – Protect your plants

Protect Your Plants – Freeze Warning for Corvallis, Albany and Surrounding areas 

Freeze Warning for Benton County – PROTECT YOUR PLANTS

By Terri Woods, Selling Homes for Sale in Corvallis, Albany and surrounding areas

It’s beginning to FEEL a lot like Christmas. With temperatures dipping into the 20s for the week, plants will need that extra level of protection.  

Gazette Times Weather, The Weather Channel, AccuWeather

protecting from freeze

–Water your plants. I know it seems contradictory, but water actually holds heat better than dry soil, thus protecting the plant.

–Cover your plants. Old bed sheets, plastic sheets, and even cardboard boxes protect plants against the freezing temperatures. Prior to covering, you may want to have a stake to keep the plastic from touching the plants. Secure the covering from wind gusts.  Remove the coverings during the day and allow the sun to raise the temperature of the plant. NOTE: Frost Protection Fabric is available at Home Depot, Orchards or your favorite local nursery.

–Move plants to the garage or patio if possible.

–Cluster plants together for added warmth, possibly next to the house.

–Add extra mulch to the base of the plant. If the plant is too big, wrap the base with a blanket to protect the roots.

–Add lights to help with warmth. Even holiday lights can work. Be careful not to touch the foliage.

–Light snow is a natural protector for plants. Shake off the limbs carefully.

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Are you spending too much to buy a home in Corvallis, OR and Albany, OR?

Are you spending too much to buy a home in Corvallis, Oregon?

by Terri Woods, Real Estate in Corvallis, OR, Albany, OR and surrounding areas

Not too many people can live of life free of debt. Most home buyers will need to get a home mortgage of some sort. But do you know if you are spending too much?

Let’s do the calculations.

#1 – Add all your monthly bills – car payment, credit cards, child support, alimony, student loans, car loans, cable/internet, rent, utilities… essentially anything that you pay on a monthly basis.

Write that amount here $______________________

 

#2 – Add all your sources for monthly income including your salary, normal bonuses, investments.

Write that amount here $______________________

 

#3 – Divide the amount in #2 by the amount in #1 then multiply by 100.

GOAL (36%) ____________________

For example, if #1 is $2200 monthly bills per month, and #2 is $3600 income per month, take $2200/$3600 = .6111 and then multiply that by 100 which equals 61%.

Your goal is 36% and the lower the better.

 

If you have a dream of one day owning your own home, give me a call.  

There are many loan programs available along with great resources for budgeting.  If you would like a list of my VIP Preferred FREE Resources, contact me at terriwoods@kw.com or click here and request the Budgeting information.

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Store Credit Cards, Christmas Spending and The dreaded “B” word… Budget

Black Friday is the best day to talk about the dreaded “B” word… Budget

By Terri Woods, Selling real estate in Corvallis, Albany, and surrounding areas
I know Black Friday officially begins tomorrow. Some stores are opening on Thanksgiving to get that jump ahead of the competition.
The temptation is to take advantage of all those great deals. BUT BEWARE. 
Did you know that over half of all Americans are accumulating debt faster than they are saving for retirement?  And this time is year is when many families increase that amount.

For those wanting to buy a home, an increase in debt may make the difference in your ability to buy and home in the future.

There are many Budget Calculators available online.  One that I greatly endorse is Dave Ramsey’s Christmas Budget Tool which will help you keep you on track while looking for those deals.

ONE MORE THING… When you do buy something, and approach the register, you may be offered to save 10%, 15% or even 20%+ if you open a store credit card. 

Though you might save up front, just know that in most cases, store credit cards are not good ideas.

I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving and I wish you WISE SPENDING.
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Top 10 Reasons Why to Join the 4 Bedroom Club in Corvallis, OR and Albany, OR

Top 10 Reasons Why To Join the 4 Bedroom Club – 4 Bedroom Homes in Corvallis and North Albany

By Terri Woods – Selling Real Estate in Corvallis, North Albany and surrounding areas

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10. Your kid sister-in-law is going to OSU and wants to live with you.

9. Privacy from your Mom and Dad (ever-so-happy Grandparents) when they visit for more than a couple of days.

8. Extra closet space for the wife with shoes like Imelda Marcos (History Lesson – she had over 3000 pairs of shoes)

7. You found out the 80” TV that you bought at Costco will not fit in the den, so you have to knock out a wall between the 3rd and 4th bedroom so you can keep it.

6. You could not sleep one night and ended up purchasing a yoga mat, iron gym, and an elliptical… and your garage is full.

 

5. The ultrasound revealed that you are having triplets.

4. Home office because… you work from home.

 

 

3. Multimedia room so family members can watch different TV shows or use the internet without being in the midst of family activity.

 

2. Better Resale – traditionally, Four bedrooms homes have a better resale value.

1. The biggest benefit of a 4 bedroom home is FLEXIBILITY! 

Four bedrooms allows you to use the house however you want. YEAH!

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Has the real estate market shifted in Corvallis, Oregon?

Has the real estate market shifted in Corvallis, Oregon?

The average listing prices had a sharp decline while the median sales price continued to rise with the average home selling for $169 per sq. ft.  The overall market seems to be steady as we move into the 4th quarter, especially compared to other parts of the country.

SO… What does that mean to you as a BUYER? With interest ratinterest ratees still at historical lows, it is a great time to buy. The sellers that have their home on the market are serious sellers. There is still a good inventory of homes available with over 170 single family homes currently on the market.

My advice for BUYERS: If you find the house you want… BUY IT!

What does this mean if you are a SELLER? Price your home right! Homes that are priced according to the market sell no matter if it is a Buyer’s Market or a Seller’s Market. Overpriced homes will sit and sit and sit. Then, a buyer who knows the property has been on the market for a while will make a lower offer. But, if you price it right at the beginning, your home will be one of those that sale. Notice the huge increase in the Days on Market. Pricing right the first time will greatly reduce the days your house will be on the market.

My advice for SELLERS: Price your home right the first time. Be aggressive in price reductions.

When you are ready to BUY a home, SELL a home, or INVEST in real estate, give me a call. I will help you save time, money and stress.

 97330 Nov 6 2013 Sold vs List Price 

Corvallis Homes For Sale under $200,000

Corvallis Homes For Sale $200,000 – $300,000

Corvallis Homes For Sale $300,000 – $400,000

Corvallis Homes For Sale $400,000 – $500,000

Corvallis Homes For Sale $500,000 – $600,000

Corvallis Homes For Sale $600,000+

 
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Who Pays the Commission for a Buyer’s Agent?

Does the Buyer or Seller Pay the Buyer’s Agent?

Real Estate in Corvallis and Albany, Oregon

Answer:  In a traditional real estate transaction, the Seller has chosen to work with a Question markSeller’s Agent.  The Seller’s Agent normally markets the home in several different ways. One way the property is marketed is through the Multiple Listing Service.  In the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), the Seller’s Agent agrees to pay a Buyer’s Agent a determined amount.  In short, the Seller pays the Seller’s Agent and the Seller’s Agent pays the Buyer’s Agent.  (a.k.a. Buyers work with Buyer’s Agents for FREE!)

If I represent you in a transaction with an Unrepresented Seller (For Sale By Owner), my commission will be negotiated prior to any contract. In the past, I have found that For Sale By Owner’s do not have a problem paying a commission to a Buyer’s Agent.

This is a card I received from a For Sale By Owner who paid my commission.

 

 Dear Terri –

Josh and I want to thank you regarding your help with our recent house sale to Mike and Martha. We certainly appreciate your willingness to work with “by owner” sellers. We felt that the transaction went very smoothly and we are delighted to have Michael and Mary in the house. Thanks again for your help, Terri! Hope this finds you well.

    Sincerely, Kate and Josh

 

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