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Douglas County Real Estate Market Trends for February 2016

Greetings: It was interesting to read in last Sunday’s News-Review, our local paper, data about the 2012 Agricultural Commodity Sales that I wanted to share with you. Historically, timber was always our biggest agricultural crop, but that has given way to cattle at 29%, with hay and foliage at 17%, and timber at 14% of

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Douglas County Real Estate Market Trends for January 2016

Greetings: Nationally the real estate market continues to move upward in January led again by the Western and Southwest Region of the US. Lawrence Yun, attributes this continued growth to steady employment gains and tight inventory. However, he predicts that 2016 housing market will slow because of higher interest rates, higher costs of resale homes

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Douglas County Real Estate Market Trends for December 2015

Greetings: Can you help us solve the homeless problems in our community? Everyone that lives and works in Douglas County has been impacted one way or another regarding the growing population of homelessness. There has been many meetings and discussions about what can be done, if anything, regarding the right thing to do. Over the

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Douglas County Real Estate Market Trends for November 2015

Greetings: We want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. This time of year is my favorite with all the joys of Christmas and time spent with friends and family. I especially enjoy our grandbabies’ reaction to their gifts and attending the Children’s’ version of Midnight Mass.

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Douglas County Real Estate Market Trends for October 2015

Greetings: The bombings and shootings in France and Lebanon gave me a chill and a reminder that we are all living in a different state of affairs. We all know by now how barbaric this world can be. Many of our differences can be traced to extreme ideologies and religions. We all want to think

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Douglas County Real Estate Market Trends for September 2015

Greetings: It is with heavy heart to write this newsletter with all that occurred at Umpqua Community College on October 1st. A date and event that has been etched in my mind forever. Even to this day I am having difficulty wrapping my mind around it. Nine innocent victims were murdered and several other students

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Douglas County Real Estate Market Trends for August 2015

Greetings It is difficult for me to comprehend the devastation that is occurring in our part of the county with all these raging wildfires. I have lived in our community since 1956. When fires occurred back then, the loggers with their cats and fire trucks would have handled them with greater urgency than what we

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Douglas County Real Estate Market Trends for June 2015

Greetings: Cathy and I just returned from Alaska, and every story I heard about how awesome the salmon fishing was, is true. With 4 fishermen, we landed 109 Alaskan King Salmon in our boat. We stayed in a river camp and fished 9 hours each day for 5 days. Cathy really surprised me by going

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Douglas County Real Estate Market Trends for April 2015

Greetings: Cathy and I learned the challenges of purchasing a home after 39 years. We decided to move out into the country on what we are calling “Layla’s Lodge”. There were a number of hoops we had to go through in order to obtain financing, we now understand what it takes to purchase your dream

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Douglas County Real Estate Market Trends for March 2015

Greetings: Well, we survived tax season once again. I know that all of us who are self-employed are always dreading the day of reckoning, April 15th. Just to share some trivia, the Revenue Act was adopted in 1861 to fund the Civil War and the amount paid was based on assessments not incomes. After a

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