Eugene, OR Real Estate News

By Ken's Home Team LLC. | 360.609.0226 | Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA Real Estate Team, - SOLD IS OUR FAVORITE 4 LETTER WORD -
(Ken's Home Team LLC.)
393 Lenore LOOP Eugene, OR 97404 Offered at $248,900 Home for Sale in Eugene, OR (3bd 2ba) Category: For Sale Type: Single Family Home Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Sq Ft: 1649 Year Built: 2014 # Stories: 1 Garage: 2 Lot Size: .14 acres MLS#: 14481663 Features Fenced yard Covered Patio View of park Wood floors Sprinkler system Laudry Room Pantry Walk-in shower Granite Countertops Walk-in Closet Central Air Forced air heat Presented by Ken's Home Team Presented byOffice: (503) 597-8306Mobile: (503) 597-8306Website: www.seeyournewhometoday.com/ Pristine & brand new! This beautiful home offers spacious entry, laminate wood floors, granite counters, vaulted ceiling, gas fireplace & Great Room. Dining area w/ slider, kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances, island, eating bar & recessed lighting. ...
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A sign on West 11th Avenue in west Eugene, Oregon proudly claims that this Mexican restaurant has the best tamales in town.  Those are bold words for a recently opened business in a city with many Mexican restaurants and Plaza Latina, an international grocery store that makes its own tortillas, tortilla chips, and serves authentic Mexican lunches and dinners at the front of the store. I was born and raised in Phoenix and Tempe in Arizona.  I've tasted a lot of tamales made by a lot of different people and businesses over many years. Our neighbors were of Mexican heritage and would bring us homemade tamales every Christmas.  Every December we'd order several dozen tamales from a family-owned grocery store in nearby Guadalupe to consume at home after attending Christmas-eve services. Tam...
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  Standing proudly at the northwest corner of Gimpl Hill and Pine Grove Roads in Lane County, Oregon is the Spencer Creek Lutheran Church. It stands at a crossroads in the midst of a rural countryside seemingly sparsely inhabited of human population, but full of wild turkey, deer, sheep, cattle, and many other animals. Yet thus church has sheltered congregants since 1903 when this part of the Willamette Valley was just being settled by ranchers and farmers attracted by the rich soils and moderate temperatures. Today, the building hearkens back to bygone days, church potlucks, weekly social gatherings with neighbors, conversation and gossip, and a strong sense of community where neighbors know and look out for each other. Every time that I drive by the Spencer Creek Lutheran Church build...
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Climb the stairs to the second floor of a downtown parking garage in Eugene, Oregon and you're greeted with a sign you won't see in most communities: Close Gate in Case of Zombie Outbreak. No one can say that Eugene isn't at the forefront of emergency preparedness.  The local newspaper, The Register-Guard, hasn't reported any zombie sightings.  Could city government know something, but not want to panic the local citizens? The CDC's Office of Preparedness and Response even has a web page devoted to Zombie Preparedness.  Are zombies one more thing that we have to worry about? Anyone who has lived in or visited Eugene knows that the city is a unique place that still maintains a 1960's vibe.  It's not unusual to see someone or something around town, shake your head, and say to yourself "O...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Wordless Wednesday | Williamette River Last weekend was parent's weekend at University of Oregon, so I went to visit my daughter who is having a fabulous time. She is in a great dorm with a great view. I enjoyed the weekend visiting with her. We did go to a game on Saturday - Ducks vs Huskies - Ducks won 45 to 20. #GoDucks When walking to the stadium which is incredible, we walked past the Williamette river which is so beautiful and runs through Eugene. It is such a beautiful area, with the gorgeous trees, and of course the river.   
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By Retired from ActiveRain
 Discover Eugene & Lane County, Oregon I wasn't fortunate enough to be born in Lane County, Oregon.  But I was able to make it my chosen home.  No matter where we travel, my wife and I are always happy to return to this special place in the Pacific Northwest. We live in Eugene, home to the University of Oregon.  "Go Ducks" is a common substitute for "hello" or "good-bye" here.  It's the only place I've been where the city name is both a noun and a descriptive adjective. One could spend every weekend in a lifetime exploring the sights and activities within a two-hour drive of Eugene and still have plenty left to discover.  The justly famous Oregon Coast is just an hour away to the west.  The Heceta Head Lighthouse shown to the right is said to be the most photographed lighthouse on the W...
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By Arica Mitchell, Realtor
(Song Real Estate at Hybrid Real Estate)
          There are many important things for growing families to consider when moving into a new home. Every home buyer has a ton of details to worry about, but families have some very specific features to keep an eye out for during the home search.  It can be hard to remember all of the little things when it comes to what you should look for in a new town or neighborhood, so it is critical that you and your family take the time to get to know the city you are moving to. One of the more apparent decisions that families must make before moving to a new area is which school your children will go to.  Oregon has many High-ranking public and private schools, and you may want to explore different schools in the area you are looking at moving to.  You should research additional information a...
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By Arica Mitchell, Realtor
(Song Real Estate at Hybrid Real Estate)
Home Selling Process Selling a house is a complicated process, and there are many things to consider before you begin the procedure. One of the first decisions you should make when you are ready to sell your home is which real estate company and real estate agent will help you through this venture. It can be exciting to think of the ‘sold’ sign that will soon be posted in your front yard, but the road that will get you to that point can be long, frustrating, and at times confusing. Having a good, trustworthy Realtor is the best way to minimize your irritation and keep as well-informed as possible.    When you decide to sell your house, you should begin cleaning it, fixing it up, and preparing it for sale. Appearances are very important, and simply sprucing up the home can highly increas...
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By Arica Mitchell, Realtor
(Song Real Estate at Hybrid Real Estate)
The Song Real Estate Team is happy to announce:   Another Home Sale in Eugene, Oregon!   5601 Mehr Ave, Eugene, Oregon LISTED FOR 229,900 EXPECTED TO CLOSE ON 1-28-14 FOR $221,500   Beautiful Newer Home In Immaculate Condition: S.Steel Appliances w/ Gas Cooking, Large Finished Bonus Rm, Formal Dining Rm w/ French Doors, Breakfast Bar, Maple Cabinets, Walk in Shower, Refrigerator, Washer/ Dryer & Hot Tub Included in Sale. Home Backs to a Very Private Nature Preserve, Close To Bike Trails & More. If you would like a FREE Market Evaluation of your home... Call theSong Real Estate Teamtoday at: 541-935-8855   Song Real Estate, Hybrid Real Estate 88082 Territorial Road Veneta, Oregon 97487 Find us on the web:http://www.SongRealEstate.com
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By Arica Mitchell, Realtor
(Song Real Estate at Hybrid Real Estate)
A home inspection is a complete physical examination of the condition of a house.  NOT to be confused with an appraisal, the home inspection process is usually conducted within ten days after the home is sold.  This may cost between $400 and $500 depending on the size, age, and location of the house, but it is necessary to have an inspection in order to avoid buying a house or property that has hidden problems or costly repairs. Buying a home without getting an inspection is rarely worth the risk, and the last thing you, as a home buyer, need to worry about is an unforeseen complication with the house or property.  That is why taking the time and investing in a professional home inspection is so important. Your realtor may suggest home inspection companies for you to use, but you are fr...
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By Arica Mitchell, Realtor
(Song Real Estate at Hybrid Real Estate)
  Smart Houses   As we roll into 2014, it’s fascinating to look back at the last few years and reflect on the incredible technological advances that our world has contributed in the last few years.  Our age is perhaps the most innovative in history and the fields of science and computers have been growing exponentially.  Just the last 13 years have brought the astonishing developments of everything from iPods and HD TVs to YouTube and Facebook, not to mention smart phones, tablets, and Hybrid cars!   In a time where you can access the internet from a device that fits in your pocket, you have probably asked yourself, “What’s next?” There is a lot of remarkable new technology and advancement of current products coming in the next year.  As well as talk about Google Glass, Smart Watches, a...
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Every home town has interesting stories to tell about the people and places from the past and present.  With a little research, a relevant photo or two, and perhaps interviews with "those in the know", the number of localism posts is limited only by the blogger's imagination. Now sit back and be WOWed by an historic (and still used) building in Eugene, Oregon:   Once A Church, Now A Performing Arts Center    The Community Center for the Performing Arts (aka WOW Hall) is located in the historic Woodmen of the World Hall at 291 W. 8th Avenue near downtown Eugene, Oregon.  The location and current building have gone through several uses during its long history. According to the WOW Hall website: The corner of 8th and Lincoln has been a community gathering place since the days of city found...
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Where in Eugene, OregonWas This Picture Taken? Creating fresh and engaging content is always an issue in social media.  It takes time to research and write interesting stories and add eye-catching graphics or photos. Then, after investing your time and creative energies, you're often left with absolute silence from your audience.  The analytics are sometimes the only way you can tell that people are reading your posts and actually listening to what you say. I'm a featured contributor on the Eugene Oregon Facebook page, a fast-growing group with over 2,900 members.  In order to keep members returning to the page and encourage new members to join, I'm tasked with providing meaningful content on a regular basis. I've found one way to do this that takes little time, but generates many reade...
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By Arica Mitchell, Realtor
(Song Real Estate at Hybrid Real Estate)
Local Real Estate Specialist Arica Song . Principal Broker.  Song Real Estate at Hybrid Real Estate . 541-736-6314    1370 Luella Street, Eugene, Oregon   NEW TO THE MARKETING: $249,000   Large single level home in a desirable area close to Coburg Road. Nice oak hardwood floors throughout. carpeted living room, granite counter tops, arched doorways, tile roof, inside laundry, fully fenced yard, garden shed and more!         Arica Song Principal Broker Song Real Estate - Hybrid Real Estate Office 541-935-8855 Cell 541-736-6314 www.EugeneHomeFinder.com    
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By Wika Hutchinson, Broker, CRIS, SFR, CDPE
I was very impressed with how the Oregon Ducks and the California Golden Bears played the game in such a heavy rain yesterday. Each team was very determined to win the game, but The Ducks ended up winning with final score 55-16 (Go Ducks!! ) Even with the rain pouring like crazy, the Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon, was almost full. My family and I watched the game from our cozy living room. Here is a link to some really nice pictures by Daily Emerald: http://dailyemerald.com/2013/09/28/photos-oregon-football-ducks-vs-cal-golden-bears-pregame-festivities/ The next Ducks game is October 5 against Colorado.
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  Only in Eugene: The 1960's Lives On In The Whiteaker Neighborhood Eugene, Oregon is not your typical town.  Especially in the Whiteaker neighborhood near downtown.  This eclectic neighborhood defies stereotypes, but I find it to be the home to some very creative and expressive citizens. A walk through the neighborhood reveals fresh discoveries that make you smile in appreciation and think to yourself, "Only in Eugene." That's what I said when I discovered this fence made of brightly painted doors at the southeast corner of 4th and Monroe.  Fourteen doors of different designs are joined together along 4th Avenue to exhibit the imaginative creativity of the artist.  Posts with baskets on top finish off the unique fence unlike any other that I've seen. Each door has a different painting ...
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Only in Oregon: Shop WinCo FoodsTo Save Money on Groceries in Eugene There is a very good reason why the parking lot always seems to be full at the WinCo Foods store in west Eugene, Oregon. It's because people here know that WinCo has the lowest overall prices for grocery, meat, produce, bakery, bulk, and other necessities for the kitchen. I know, you're thinking - What about Costco?  WalMart Supercenter?  Cash & Carry?  Grocery Outlet? These stores all have good prices on grocery items.  But for overall selection and prices, WinCo has these stores beat. How do they do it? They don't advertise You have to bag your own purchases No matter how many cashiers there are, you usually have to wait in line to checkout You rarely can find a parking spot close to the entrance I can't tell you how...
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Only in Oregon Make Your Junk Disappear - Call "Junk Be Gone" If you live in Lane County, Oregon, you can make your unwanted items disappear with JUNK BE GONE! No this isn't an "As Seen on TV" sales pitch for a magical product and you won't have to read "But Wait, There's More!" (except now). JUNK BE GONE is a locally owned and operated business that frees up space in your home and garage by taking your unwanted and unused items away. The small business was started by Michael Archambault, a former Lane County Deputy Sheriff, and Lisa Trecroce, a former Pharmacy Technician and RN. According to their webpage, the two founded JUNK BE GONE as a way to gain more control over their livelihood and time.  They wanted to find a creative and low-stress business geared toward helping others.  A pr...
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Only in Eugene: Scary Dolls in Search of Storage Eugene prides itself on being different from a typical town.  I'm always discovering new and interesting places and examples that show why people here take pride in their individuality. This carries over to local businesses too.  This sign catches your attention when you're driving southbound on Danebo Road and crossing the railroad tracks near Castle Storage. Every time I drive this road, I never fail to see the clown doll and headline.  I don't currently need storage, but if I do I'll be thinking of Castle Storage as the place to store my stuff.
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By Arica Mitchell, Realtor
(Song Real Estate at Hybrid Real Estate)
      Search All Homes For Sale   Homes Close to Where You Work Eugene Homes For Sale Springfield Homes For Sale Arica Song Hybrid Real Estate 541-736-6314 eugenehomefinder@gmail.com    
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