Salem, OR Real Estate News

By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905
(John L Scott Market Center)
Fishhawk Lake Real Estate-Mid-Century Modern Sold in One Day!Full Price: $259,000Listing Agent: Gayle Rich-Boxman  REALTOR® Vernonia Realty Direct: (503)755-2905My sellers are now full time residents at their new home at Fishhawk Lake. So glad to have them as neighbors!After a pleasant experience selling them their home at Fishhawk Lake, they asked me to list their home in Salem. Because they are so wonderful, I agreed, even though it isn't my niche market. I got some great photos and that was what the selling agent told me initiated the interest of her first-time homebuyers. SOLD IN ONE DAY FULL PRICE OFFERJust think what I can do for you at Fishhawk Lake!!Gayle Rich-Boxman  REALTOR® Vernonia Realty Direct: (503)755-2905
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By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905
(John L Scott Market Center)
New Listing in Salem Oregon! Mid-century ModernI recently sold a home at Fishhawk Lake to two wonderful people and we created such a great "working" relationship that they asked me to list their unique home high on a hill,  in Salem Oregon. Normally I wouldn't agree to something out of my niche market, but these sellers convinced me and once I saw this retro-style classic Mid-century Modern in the tradition of Frank Lloyd Wright, I believe that it will not be long before some lucky buyer snatches it up!The sellers have lived in this home for many years and know it inside and out. They will be the perfect ones to market this property. I had the priviledge of taking photographs and had a great time viewing this classic! If you know of anyone in the Salem area looking for a view property t...
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By Leslie Stewart, Realtor, ABR, CRS, Oregon Licensed Broker
(Oregon Licensed Broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Professionals)
Brenda Bonebrake Phone Number Direct: 503-385-0033 Office Phone: 503-769-3448 Other: 503-932-0977 Office Fax: 503-385-2008 Email Address brendaandsandy@bhhsrep.com Web Site www.bonebrakeco.com Mobile Search m.bonebrakeco.com Mailing Address Real Estate Professionals Stayton1155 First Avenue N Stayton OR 97383 http://www.bonebrakeco.com/WVY686934 4150 Coates Crest Salem, OR 97317 MLS#: 686934 Price: $379,900 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1.5   Privacy & views! Beautiful idyllic country setting draws you in and the vintage home has plenty of charm & character. Old-fashioned country kitchen w/area dining. Lrg liv rm w/laminate wood floors plus separate den (or could be xtra bedrm) w/slider to deck to enjoy the outdoors. Multiple outbldgs incl 8000± SF barn & machine shed, 2nd barn w/concrete fl...
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By Leslie Stewart, Realtor, ABR, CRS, Oregon Licensed Broker
(Oregon Licensed Broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Professionals)
Brenda Bonebrake Phone Number Direct: 503-385-0033 Office Phone: 503-769-3448 Other: 503-932-0977 Office Fax: 503-385-2008 Email Address brendaandsandy@prurep.com Web Site www.bonebrakeco.com Mobile Search m.bonebrakeco.com Mailing Address Real Estate Professionals Stayton1155 First Avenue N Stayton OR 97383 http://www.bonebrakeco.com/WVY684201 2117 Nomad (-2123) Ct Salem, OR 97306 MLS#: 684201 Price: $339,900   Nice clean 4-plex w/fireplaces in each living room, large bdrms & deck with each unit. Long-term tenants: 9 yrs, 7 yrs and 4 yrs. so rents have been kept below market. According to area mgmt. co, rents should be $725 for upper units & $750 for ground-level units. Owner pays approx. $345/mo for water, sewer & garbage. Tenants pay own electric. Great location & solid investment! ...
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By Leslie Stewart, Realtor, ABR, CRS, Oregon Licensed Broker
(Oregon Licensed Broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Professionals)
Brenda Bonebrake Phone Number Direct: 503-385-0033 Office Phone: 503-769-3448 Other: 503-932-0977 Office Fax: 503-385-2008 Email Address brendaandsandy@prurep.com Web Site www.bonebrakeco.com Mobile Search m.bonebrakeco.com Mailing Address Real Estate Professionals Stayton1155 First Avenue N Stayton OR 97383 http://www.bonebrakeco.com/WVY683680 3252 D St Salem, OR 97301 MLS#: 683680 Price: $240,000 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2   Almost 3/4 acre lot in the heart of town! Charming older home with hardwood floors, & French doors. One and half story home with full basement that is partially finished. 1 car detached garage (14x22) also houses well tanks plus there is a large shop 30x60 with two 10' doors, concrete flooring, 220 & 110, hot tub housed in a cabana, enormous potential to divide lot...
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By Catherine Ulrey, Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist
(Keller Williams Capital City)
We have done it again!  Sold another horse property in Salem Oregon!     This 5 acre property was located in a fantastic area just South of town.  Easy I5 access and rural neighborhood made it very desirable to the buyers.  Over time, they will be updating the home, as it was built in the 70's.  The 3 stall barn had a tack room, hay storage and a hitching post!  Gently sloped pastures and durable fencing await their horses.   If are ready to buy or sell horse property in Oregon, let us know how we can help!  
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By Catherine Ulrey, Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist
(Keller Williams Capital City)
This great country home for sale is just minutes East of Salem, Oregon. The home was built in the 50's, but features many updates including vinyl windows, newer roof, paint and a professionally remodeled kitchen. The land is flat, very usable.  The barn has 3 standard stalls, plus one foaling stall.  Plenty of room to store hay too.  Separate paved driveway to barn, allows for easy trailer storage and mud reduction.  Mature fruit trees, vegetable garden and back deck to enjoy as you watch your horses graze in the pasture.  This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with over 1700 square feet on 1.5 acres is offered for sale at $350,000.  MLS#680772.  To find out more click on one of the photos above.      
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By Catherine Ulrey, Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist
(Keller Williams Capital City)
Looking for affordable country living in Salem Oregon? Front Driveway Living room with vaulted ceiling Kitchen  Dining room with vaulted ceiling Barn for sale on acreage country home Level pasture on Salem Oregon home for sale.  This property is offered at $270,000.  For more details just click on any of the above photos, or call 503-999-4497.  
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By Catherine Ulrey, Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist
(Keller Williams Capital City)
Looking for some fun, outdoor activity to enjoy summer this weekend?  Check out these events: Marion County Fair.  Held at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem, the Marion County Fair is going on now through 6pm Sunday, July 13th, 2014.  There are many events going on throughout the fair, check out the list of events.  Tickets are $8 or less, parking is free.  And, Sunday, for the last 2 hours of the fair, entrance is FREE! Salem Movies in the Park.  Downtown at the Riverfront Park, bring a blanket or lawn chair and set up your "spot" before 9pm.  Watch the movie Top Gun. Can't make this Saturday?  Next Saturday night is Ferris Bueler's Day off!    Wow, that movie is making me feel old. Salem Oregon Live Arts and Music Explosion.  On Friday and Saturday from 3pm to 2am, you can take in...
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By Catherine Ulrey, Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist
(Keller Williams Capital City)
Last week I had the privilege to deliver the keys to this home in Salem, Oregon.  The buyers were first time home buyers, so they were very excited to get a place of their own! It is an older, classic ranch style home that needed a lot of work.  But, we were able to successfully negotiate the repairs with the sellers and get the work done.  Everybody is happy now!   If you need help with real estate in or around Salem, Oregon, let us know!  We can help you too.  503-999-4497 or info@homeswithhorsesense.com.      
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By Catherine Ulrey, Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist
(Keller Williams Capital City)
Need a home with a big shop?  This one is perfect!  Now Just $407,000.  Great South Salem Oregon location, and Sprague school district. This shop has a concrete floor, 2 RV doors, and a finished office.  Approx. Dimensions are 30x70.  There is also a 48x48 barn on the property, 1.5 acres and a newer 4 bedroom house.  Call or email for more info.  503-999-4497 or info@homeswithhorsesense.com    
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By Catherine Ulrey, Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist
(Keller Williams Capital City)
Update on the current acreage real estate update for the Salem and Keizer Oregon market.   More country homes sold in Salem and Keizer for the month of April over March, but it took longer to make it happen.  The median days on market for the 10 homes that sold in April was 161 days, up from just 101 in March.  The median sales price was also down, to just $310,000, but that merely represents the homes sold in that month, values are still holding. As of the time of this post, there are 195 homes on acreage for sale or pending in Salem and Keizer.  The median asking price is $425,000.   To get an accurate, current evaluation of your country real estate in Salem or Keizer, tell us about your property.  
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By Catherine Ulrey, Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist
(Keller Williams Capital City)
Looking for a place to tinker?  You know who you are, you have 2-3 cars you are working on.  And then there is that wood working bench, some furniture you want to refinish and the boat you are trying to rebuild.         Well, you need a place to put all those projects!  Try this place on for size in South Salem, just off Liberty road.           The home features 4 bedrooms, 2. 5 bathrooms, cherry wood floors, AC, high ceilings, a family/great room and living room. Situated on just over 1.5 acres with an additional 48x48 barn.     One thing I really appreciate about this house is that it is CLEAN and well maintained.  Come check it out for yourself, it's like new!  Offered at $409,000. Call 503-999-4497 or email for your appointment today!
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By Catherine Ulrey, Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist
(Keller Williams Capital City)
Looking for a home in the Sprague School district?  Try these acreage homes currently for sale in Salem, Oregon.  As per the MLS, they all state that they are in the Sprague School District.  I would strongly encourage you to call the Salem/Keizer School District or check their website to verify that information. If you need to sell your acreage home in the Sprague School District, tell us about it!      
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By Catherine Ulrey, Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist
(Keller Williams Capital City)
We don't get snow very often here in and around Salem, Oregon.  But, when we do, extra care is required for our 4 legged critters.   For starters, horses need shelter, a place to get out of the wind, rain or snow.  A lean to or thick grove of trees will work if a stall is not available. If they do not have a thick, wintery coat, then a water proof turnout blanket is ideal. Extra hay will keep their body temperatures up. Access to fresh water, not ice to keep them hydrated.  It is natural for them not to drink as much water in these cold temps.  This can lead to dehydration, compaction and colic.  Check the water buckets or troughs several times a day to break ice if needed. Clean hooves daily.  The snow packs in the hooves, creating a rounded foot.  It's like walking on a ball, and can ...
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By Catherine Ulrey, Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist
(Keller Williams Capital City)
Did your house value go up in 2013?  If you have acreage, it likely did not go up in value, but your chances of getting sold went up greatly.  Homes on acreage in the Salem and Keizer Oregon area median sales prices were slightly lower in 2013 over 2012, month for month. If you need an individual market evaluation for your acreage home, just tell us!     However, the number of units sold every month greatly increased year over year, often double the number of properties sold in 2012.  So if you tried to sell your acreage home in 2012 without success, 2013 would have brought you about a 50% increase in chances to get it sold.  Is it too late?  No, as the threat of rising interest rates sticks around, more and more buyers are flocking to the offer table before the low rates below 5% are h...
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By Catherine Ulrey, Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist
(Keller Williams Capital City)
The Salem Oregon real estate market has several homes on acreage for sale right now.  In fact, at the time of this blog, there are currently 142 homes on acreage for sale with a Salem address. There is something for everyone, from little homes on about an acre with just enough room for a vegetable garden for around $170,000 to 5,000 square foot homes with 20 acres for over a million and everything in between. If you want to narrow down your list of homes to view, just go to the HomesWithHorseSense.com home page, select the "Search for Acreage Listings" drop down menu, and then go to "Salem Acreage."  At the top of the search results, you will see a 'Modify Search' option. From there, you can narrow down the price, desired number of acres and other options. If you would like us to presen...
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By Catherine Ulrey, Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist
(Keller Williams Capital City)
I received an interesting call this afternoon.  It was from an acquaintance, we have mutual friends.  Her initial message went something like this: "Hi Catherine, I know you sell horse properties, but I was calling to see if you could help my cousin buy a residential house." When I called her back, she filled me on the details. She is a cash buyer, and not just in the starter price range either.  Her cousin, the buyer, had called several agents over the past 2 months, with no luck.  They either wouldn't call her back, or just tried to sell her one of their own listings, which she was not interested in.   I am shocked ( I think) that a cash buyer, in the average to above average price range around here would have such a hard time finding an agent to help her buy something.  Are agents se...
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By Catherine Ulrey, Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist
(Keller Williams Capital City)
Congratulations to Bob and Marilyn, we got your house sold to the very first buyer that saw it!   This single level house in South Salem, Oregon, has 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths,  a family and a living room, sits on a large inside corner lot.  There are 2 sheds in the back, perfect for garden tools and misc.  It was also just a couple blocks from Trader Joe's!  It was a pleasure to work for you both while you make this transition to a smaller, low-maintenance home.      
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By Catherine Ulrey, Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist
(Keller Williams Capital City)
Trying to find horse property for sale around Salem Oregon can be a challenge. Not if you work with an Equestrian Real Estate Specialist!   Looking for a house in town?  I can't help you. Looking for a duplex?  I can't help you. Looking for a commercial office?  I can't help you. Looking horse property, acreage large or small? NOW I can help you!   Check out my website dedicated to acreage and horse property buyers and sellers, HomesWithHorseSense.com Be sure to tell me what kind of Salem Oregon Horse Property you are looking for.  It's very possible that I know of a place soon to be for sale, and you could get it before someone else does.  
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