Fred’s Desk

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It’s Never Too Early To Think About Downsizing!

It’s Never Too Early To Think About Downsizing!

Tuning in to home purchasing, renovation and dream home programming on TV is appealing to more and more people.  It is both exciting and informative to get a glimpse into other parts of the country and often even other parts of the world and how they deal with housing.  A major lesson I have learned [...]

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What a surprising holiday season.

What a surprising holiday season.

What a surprising holiday season. The market here in Oregon, as in many areas, normally slows down drastically for the holidays. As I normally counsel my sellers to expect things to be pretty quiet during this season they were pretty pleasantly surprised at the traffic they did attract. I had a number of multiple offers [...]

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Following the Herd

Following the Herd

I am continually surprised to see how fear leads some to cowering in the background while others step out and move ahead.  As the end of our recession becomes increasingly tangible it is interesting to see how investors across the country are buying up homes for rentals.  What do they know that most others don’t?  [...]

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Add Up Another Internet-Email Hoax!

Add Up Another Internet-Email Hoax!

Fear mongers continue to spread the rumor that the new 3.8% tax in the health care reform bill will suck the equity right out of your house! It goes on to say that the National Association of Realtors is fighting this provision. Neither of these statements are true but it they are sure to ignite [...]

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Summer sales end strong and fall is set to look good too.

Summer sales end strong and fall is set to look good too.

Summer sales end strong and fall is set to look good too. According to the RE/MAX National Housing Report for September 2012 things continue to look good for the housing industry. For complete details here is the link to that full report! RE/MAX National Housing Report September 2012 Fred Adams

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College Towns Rule!

College Towns Rule!

There has been a lot in the press over the last 4-5 years about how small college towns have fared well during the recession. Right here in Corvallis has been a great example of that. We have been mentioned in national articles numerous times as one of the small hot spots (well maybe hot spot [...]

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The weather’s heating up and so is the Real Estate market.

The weather’s heating up and so is the Real Estate market.

The weather’s heating up and so is the Real Estate market.  I had one buyer out last week that by the time they came into the office 3 or the 7 homes we were going to look at had just received an accepted offer and were now off the market.  Talk about a turn around.  Couple [...]

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The West Heats Up!

The West Heats Up!

As financial news speaks more and more to a housing recovery I always think about how that relates to me, my clients and the local housing market in the Willamette Valley of Oregon and more specifically Benton County and Corvallis. Having been a full time realtor in Corvallis for over 32 years I have seen [...]

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Corvallis and Area Housing Update for March 2012

Corvallis and Area Housing Update for March 2012

Sales of Corvallis and surrounding area homes seem to keep improving according to the statistics for our Willamette Valley Multiple Listing System. Potential home buyers in Corvallis and the Willamette Valley are seeing the available inventory shrink. As we all learned in Econ 101 supply and demand create the market. The “Benton County Average Days [...]

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Most Statistics Point To A Very Active Spring and Summer Selling Season

Most Statistics Point To A Very Active Spring and Summer Selling Season

Remax International which leads one of the most productive sales forces and has a global reach of more than 80 countries publishes the National Housing Report each month around the middle of the month. The report is based on the reporting of multiple listing services covering around 53 metropolitan areas. The statistics include all residential [...]

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