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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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Douglas County Real Estate Market Trends for February 2015

Greetings: Happy Easter! For some reason I have never figured out the correlation of the Easter Bunny to Easter Eggs. I always wondered whether it was an “old wives tale” or did Hallmark Cards invent it to sell more cards and create another holiday. I do know for us Christians, it represents the resurrection of

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Douglas County Real Estate Market Trends for January 2015

Greetings: It was a sad day for many of us last Friday when our Governor, John Kitzhaber, resigned. He recognized that the issues surrounding him and his girlfriend had become a distraction in getting the business of running our state government done. I have known John since he practiced medicine in Douglas County and supported

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Douglas County Real Estate Market Trends for December 2014

Greetings: Happy New Year!!! The Hummel clan, all eleven of us, gathered in Colorado over the Holidays to celebrate, in fine fashion, Christmas at Adam and Jamie’s house in Grand Junction. Then it was off to ski the mighty Rockies in Beaver Creek, yes we found ourselves in Beaver country even in Colorado. We all

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Douglas County Real Estate Market Trends for November 2014

Greetings: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you and your families! I am certain that you are all looking forward to this season as we celebrate the Birth of Christ and enjoy one another’s company, especially with family and friends. Cathy and I are flying to Colorado to be with our children

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Douglas County Real Estate Market Trends for October 2014

Greetings: The voters of Douglas County and Oregon have cast their ballots, and while some were pleased with the results, we have those voters that were not. I was extremely impressed that over 70% of eligible, registered voters in Douglas County cast their ballots. This turnout is a true testament that we in Douglas County

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Douglas County Real Estate Market Trends for September 2014

Greetings: First off, I want to encourage all of you to vote! Regardless of your frustration with the lack of progress in Congress, the lack of getting things done in Salem or in county government, it is your right to exercise your vote; that is how our democracy works. It really frustrates me that so

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Douglas County Real Estate Market Trends for August 2014

Greetings: Even though the real estate market continues to be mixed nationwide the West is one of bright spots in real estate closed and pending sales. We always monitor pending sales because they lead to close sales. Most economists that follow the real estate market believe that this fall will be strong in terms of

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