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SALEM OREGON REAL ESTATE-SOUTH SALEM NEIGHBORHOODS-ROCK RIDGE ESTATES

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

SALEM OREGON REAL ESTATE-SOUTH SALEM NEIGHBORHOODS-ROCK RIDGE ESTATES

SALEM OREGON NEIGHBORHOOD INFORMATION FROM YOUR SALEM OREGON REAL ESTATE AGENT

Rock Ridge Estates is a beautiful subdivision that is located in South Salem.  Rock Ridge is close to shopping, parks, and the freeway.   If you are looking for a new, or newer home, then Rock Ridge Estates is a great place to start your home search as construction on these homes started in 2005 and continues today.  Home prices vary depending on location, size and view ranging from $300K to $700K.  Some of the builders in Rock Ridge Estates are J.R. Loney Construction, Rick Massey Construction, Sunco Homes and John Hammer, Jr.  These builders have all won Builder of the Year awards from the local Homebuilder’s Association, and some have served as past presidents of the organization.  Many of the homes in this subdivision have been on the Tour of Homes in past years, and a few have had the additional title of being the New Product House for the year.  New Product Houses are built with all of the latest “goodies” from that year.  Also, many of these homes and available lots have gorgeous views.

As of this posting, I currently have two new construction listings under construction by J. R. Loney construction, and one view lot available for a custom build.    These two homes that are under construction, 2050 Soapstone and 2070 Soapstone will be completed in time for the tax credit, if you are hoping to take advantage of the credit.  For more information about these two homes and lot, or any homes in Rock Ridge Estates, you may contact me at 503-931-1846 or email me at MelWagnerBroker@msn.com.


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SALEM OREGON REAL ESTATE-NEW CONSTRUCTION-ROCK RIDGE ESTATES $345,000

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

SALEM OREGON REAL ESTATE AND HOMES FOR SALE-NEW CONSTRUCTION-ROCK RIDGE ESTATES $345,000


Rock Ridge Estates-Completed in Time for You to Get Your Tax Credit!!



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$345,000
New Construction
For Sale
Main Features
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
1 Partial Bathroom
Interior: 2700 sqft
Lot: 00 sqft
Location
2050 Soapstone Ave SE
Salem, OR 97306

Mel Wagner

Mel Wagner

Coldwell Banker Mtn. West Real Estate, Inc.
(503) 931-1846
MelWagnerBroker@msn.com
http://www.MelWagnerBroker.com

    

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SALEM OREGON REAL ESTATE-NEW CONSTRUCTION-ROCK RIDGE ESTATES $319,900

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

SALEM OREGON REAL ESTATE AND HOMES FOR SALE-NEW CONSTRUCTION-ROCK RIDGE ESTATES $319,900



Rock Ridge Estates-Completed in Time for You to Get Your Tax Credit!!



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$319,900
New Construction
For Sale
Main Features
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Interior: 2350 sqft
Lot: 0.16 acre(s)
Location
2070 Soapstone Ave SE
Salem, OR 97306

Mel Wagner

Mel Wagner

Coldwell Banker Mtn. West Real Estate, Inc.
(503) 931-1846
MelWagnerBroker@msn.com
http://www.MelWagnerBroker.com

    

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SOUTH SALEM OREGON HOME FOR SALE-5713 FLAIRSTONE DR. SE

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

This is it! Your chance to own a 1 owner, single level home, that has been lovingly cared for. This three bedroom, two bath home has vaulted ceilings, large living room with gas fireplace, formal dining room and large master suite with WIC. The kitchen has plenty of storage and a breakfast bar. Nice backyard with large deck.


Single Level One Owner Home!



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$209,000
Single Family Home
For Sale
Main Features
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Interior: 1485 sqft
Lot: 0.12 acre(s)
Location
5713 Flairstone DR SE
Salem, OR 97306

Mel Wagner

Mel Wagner

Coldwell Banker Mtn. West Real Estate, Inc.
(503) 931-1846
MelWagnerBroker@msn.com
http://www.MelWagnerBroker.com

    

Listed by: Mel Wagner

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SALEM OREGON AREA REAL ESTATE-INDEPENDENCE HISTORICAL HOME FOR SALE

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

SALEM OREGON AREA REAL ESTATE-INDEPENDENCE HISTORICAL HOME FOR SALE!!

If you love historical homes with all the charm and character from yesteryear, you will love this home!!

Don’t miss your chance to own this diamond in the rough historical home that was on the Independence Historical Tour of Homes. This home is loaded with potential and still has the original woodwork and built-ins. The moment you come through the door, you will be stunned by all the charm of yesteryear. With the proper tools and motivation this 5 bedroom, 2 bath home will be back on the tour agian!!!


Looking for a Home in the Downtown Historical District of Independence, Oregon?
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$214,900
Single Family Home
For Sale
Main Features
5 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Interior: 2562 sqft
Lot: 0.15 acre(s)
Location
92 Log Cabin ST N
Independence, OR 97351

Mel Wagner Mel Wagner

Coldwell Banker Mtn. West Real Estate, Inc.
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MelWagnerBroker@msn.com
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FIRST TIME OPEN HOUSE 4643 Kingston CT, Salem OR 1/03/10 1-3 pm

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

SALEM OREGON REAL ESTATE-HOME FOR SALE-OPEN HOUSE AT 4643 Kingston CT. in Salem, Oregon.  This open house is  one of my newer listings, and is a first time open.  This is a lovely 3/2 single level located on a cul-de-sac.  It has a large, fenced backyard and many updates.   For more information you can call me directly at 503-931-1846.


Salem, Oregon home for Sale. Single Level 3/2 with large fenced backyard.
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$189,000
Single Family Home
For Sale
Main Features
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Interior: 1254 sqft
Lot: 0.16 acre(s)
Location
4643 Kingston CT NE
Salem, OR 97305

Mel Wagner Mel Wagner

Coldwell Banker Mtn. West Real Estate, Inc.
(503) 931-1846
MelWagnerBroker@msn.com
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SALEM OREGON REAL ESTATE—WHAT A DIFFERENCE A “STAGE” MAKES-HOME STAGING, THAT IS! SALEM OREGON HOME SELLERS, COULD STAGING BE THE ANSWER TO GET YOUR HOME SOLD? SEE THE BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES FOR YOURSELVES….. AND YOU DECIDE

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

SALEM OREGON REAL ESTATE—WHAT A DIFFERENCE A “STAGE” MAKES-HOME STAGING, THAT IS! SALEM OREGON HOME SELLERS, COULD STAGING BE THE ANSWER TO GET YOUR HOME SOLD? SEE THE BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES FOR YOURSELVES….. AND YOU DECIDE

If you are currently a SALEM OREGON HOME SELLER, or thinking seriously about putting your home on the market, I am sure you are aware of the fact that in the current SALEM OREGON REAL ESTATE MARKET your home must be the best home, at the best price. There is competition all around you, and your home needs to stand out as the BEST HOME in that price range!

Now, I am going to fess up right now…. In the past, I have not been a huge fan of home staging because my listings sold within a short time after putting them on the market. The last couple of years have shown a huge shift in the LOCAL SALEM REAL ESTATE MARKET.

I recently had the opportunity to get to know a local home stager, Margaret Oscillia, of Creative Concepts and Contracting, through some local blogging and social networking classes. After several months of my many, numerous questions, and viewing her before and after photos and results once she staged a home, I decided that maybe there was something to this “staging stuff”. I went ahead and booked her for two of my listings/sellers.

Here are some before and after pictures of one of my seller’s homes. This home began as a vacant home, but the great thing about a home stager is that they have several different levels of staging. You can do a full stage, or a partial or minimal stage. You can also start off with a consultation to see what kind of suggestions they have that can bring you a “Top Dollar” offer. Many times they can work with your current furnishings, just making minimal changes, and adding a little “pop” to the rooms.

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LIVING ROOM/DINING

FAMILY ROOM

MASTER BEDROOM

MASTER BATH

So, you decide, which pictures are more likely to peak your interest, and cause you to pick up the phone to schedule a showing appointment with your Realtor?

If you would like more information about SELLING YOUR SALEM OREGON HOME, you can contact me directly at 503-931-1846, or email me at MelWagnerBroker@msn.com.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Creative Concepts and Contracting, or if you would like to see more of their before and after photos, here is the link to their blog.

Of course, after seeing just a few of the photos for this fantastic home, you may want to see more. So, here is all of the information on this wonderful single-level 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in South Salem. This home is listed at only $249,900.


Lovely Single Level 3/2.5 with indoor sauna



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$249,900
Single Family Home
For Sale
Main Features
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
1 Partial Bathroom
Interior: 1999 sqft
Lot: 0.14 acre(s)
Location
5559 Novak CT SE
Salem, OR 97306

Mel Wagner

Mel Wagner

Coldwell Banker Mtn. West Real Estate, Inc.
(503) 931-1846
MelWagnerBroker@msn.com
http://www.MelWagnerBroker.com

Listed by: Mel Wagner

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SALEM OREGON REAL ESTATE HAS GREAT NEWS FOR SALEM OREGON HOME BUYERS AND SELLERS—THE FIRST TIME HOME BUYER TAX CREDIT WAS OFFICIALLY EXTENDED TODAY AND NOW INCLUDES SOME HOME SELLERS THAT WILL BE BUYERS!!

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

SALEM OREGON REAL ESTATE HAS GREAT NEWS FOR SALEM OREGON HOME  BUYERS AND SELLERS—THE FIRST TIME HOME BUYER TAX CREDIT WAS OFFICIALLY EXTENDED TODAY, AND NOW INCLUDES SOME HOME SELLERS THAT WILL BE BUYERS!!

Earlier today President Obama signed the unemployment bill which also includes an extension for the First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit, and a new tax credit for sellers who will also be home buyers once they sell, if they qualify.

Here is a basic rundown of what exactly this means to Salem Oregon Home Buyers and Salem Oregon Home Sellers:

  • Extends the First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit of up to $8,000 to first-time home buyers until April 30, 2010.
  • Expands the credit to grant up to $6,500 credit to current home owners purchasing a new or existing home between November 7, 2009 and April 30, 2010.

There are some qualifications that buyers must meet to be eligible for the tax credit:

  • First time home buyer must not have had an interest in a principal residence in the last 3 years.
  • Sellers must have lived in their home for 5 out of the last 8 years as their primary residence. 
  • All purchases must be in contract by April 30, 2010.
  • Buyers have until July 1, 2010 to close on their purchase.
  • Home purchase must be $800,000 or less.

Buyers must also meet income guidelines:

  • The single person income cannot exceed $125,000 to qualify for the full credit.
  • The married persons’ income cannot exceed $225,000 to qualify for the full credit.
  • There is a “phase out” in place for incomes exceeding that which may still qualify the buyer for a partial tax credit.
  • Married persons filing separately have different amounts of credit that they can qualify for-first time home buyers is $4000, and current homeowners is $3250.

If you would like to view a comparison of the previous credit vs. the new credit, the National Association of Realtors has put together a chart.

So, what could this mean to the Salem Oregon Real Estate Market, you may be asking?  The hope is that by extending the credit, it will keep those first time buyers buying.  In addition, by extending this credit to current home owners, these home owners will be moving up or down in size, which will bring more buyers into the market for those middle and higher price range homes.  That portion of our market has been lagging behind for some time now.

If you are a first time buyer, or a seller, that has questions, or would like assistance to get started, you can contact me directly at 503-931-1846, or MelWagnerBroker@msn.com.    

If you are relocating to the Salem Oregon area, I have a relocation package that can provide you with current information on home prices in Salem, Oregon.

If you are a Salem Oregon Home Seller that would like to know what the current market value of your home is, you can request a free, no obligation market analysis here.

If you would like to stay updated on new and breaking information regarding Salem Oregon Real Estate and Homes for Sale, be sure to join my business page on Facebook, and subscribe to my blog.

If you are just curious about whether or not the Salem Oregon Real Estate Market is stabilizing, or would like more information about a neighborhood that you may be interested in moving to, you can visit my Salem Oregon House Values site to see what is going on in any neighborhood that you are interested in.

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Salem Oregon Real Estate-Today is the Grand Opening for Real Deals in Salem, Oregon.

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

SALEM OREGON HOMES AND REAL ESTATE WANS YOU TO KNOW—There is a great new store in town!!  Today is the Grand Opening for Real Deals in Salem, Oregon. Real Deals will be open only two days a week-Thursdays and Saturdays! They are located at 1320 Liberty ST NE (corner of Liberty and Gaines). Hours of operation are 10-6 on Thursdays and 10-3 on Saturdays.

Whether you are a seller that could use some new home decor for staging your home, or a new home buyer looking for some home decor for your new home,  Real Deals has some great items for you at WAREHOUSE PRICES!!!    As a seller in the  Salem Oregon Real Estate market, you know that staging can make all the difference in having your home stand out to our Salem area buyers.  If you are interested in learning more about staging your home to sell,  or would like to set up a consultation for home staging services, you can visit Creative Concepts and Contracting

If you are just getting started with the home buying or selling process, please visit my website for some great tips for buyers and sellers, and also free reports

Happy Shopping!!

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Downpayment Assistance for First Time Homebuyers available July 1st.

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Great news for the Salem/Keizer Oregon real estate market. The City of Salem will once again re-open their program for downpayment assistance for first time homebuyers that are buying in the Salem/Keizer area. New funds will become available the first of July. This is a great program for buyers who can afford to make a monthly mortgage payment, but do not have the available funds for the 3.5% downpayment that FHA now requires. There are certain requirements that buyers must meet to obtain the downpayment assistance.

The first step to starting this process is to find a mortgage broker/lender that has your best interests at heart. You will need a trusted advisor skilled in working with the City of Salem program. I work with several trusted professionals that would be happy to assist you in your quest to buy a home using this downpayment assistance. I would be happy to refer you to my trusted partners. You can call me direct at 503-931-1846, or email me at MelWagnerBroker@msn.com for the names and numbers of these professionals.

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