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Salem Oregon Real Estate-South Salem Neighborhoods-Cambridge

Salem Oregon Neighborhood Information From Your Salem Oregon Real Estate Agent/Consultant

Cambridge is home to several different phases and time periods.  Cambridge Woods, Cambridge Crest, Cambridge Meadows, Cambridge Heights and Cambridge View.

Cambridge Woods was the first to be built in the 70’s and 80’s.  You will love the beautiful tree lined streets and larger lots that these homes have to offer.   The Woods have some great street names such as Arithmetic, Constitution, Independence, and Colony.  Home prices can go as high as $600k, but most homes are in the high 200k and 300k price range.

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Cambridge Crest homes were built in the late 90’s and early 2000’s.  These homes range in size from 2000 sq. ft. up to 3700 sq. ft.   Home prices in this area can go as high as $600K.   Most homes are in the 300k to 400k price range. Some of the street names is this phase of Cambridge are Alex, Olivia, Southhampton, Barrington and Churchhill.   There is also a Southhampton subdivsion that sits next to Cambridge.

Cambridge Meadows homes were built in the 80’s and 90’s.  Most of the homes in this section are over 2500 sq.ft. and prices range from 300k to 500k.  Look for streets Webster, Brewster, Cambridge, and Standish when driving this neighborhood.

Cambridge Heights homes were all built in the 90’s with the exception of just a few.  These homes range in size from under 2000 sq. ft. to as large as 5300 sq. ft.  Most home prices range 300k to 400k range.  You will know you are in the Heights when you see the street names Kinsington, Wickshire, Albion and Chauncey.

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Cambridge View is one of the newer sections of Cambridge that is still being built.  Building started in 2007.   When you see the street Celeen, you will see where they are building, and also some of the homes that are already built.

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Cambridge Oaks is a smaller area made up of streets already mentioned such as Webster, Independence and Cambridge.  Most of these homes were built in the mid 90’s.

If you would like more information on current homes available in Cambridge, or any homes available in the Salem/Keizer area, you can call me direct at 503-931-1846 or email me at MelWagnerBroker@msn.com.

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SALEM OREGON REAL ESTATE-SOUTH SALEM NEIGHBORHOODS-CREEKSIDE

SALEM OREGON REAL ESTATE-SOUTH SALEM NEIGHBORHOODS-CREEKSIDE GOLF COMMUNITY-GOLF CLUB ESTATES

SALEM OREGON NEIGHBORHOOD INFORMATION FROM YOUR SALEM OREGON REAL ESTATE AGENT

If you love to golf, and desire to live in a golf community, then Golf Club Estates at Creekside may just be the perfect place for you to call home.   Homes in this community start at around $300K and and can go as high as 1+ Million Dollars.  The pricing of homes depends on where the home is located within the community, and also on views and lot size.

Hawaii Northwest Ventures hired local PGA touring professional and golf course architect Peter Jacobsen in the early 90’s to develop Creekside Golf Club. Construction began in 1992, with the current back nine opening in 10/93.  The current  front nine opened in 6/94.  When the full 18 hole championship course was completed, Golf Digest rated Creekside as one of the top new courses in the State of Oregon.  Creekside is a beautiful course to play on and has 3 separate playing areas to cover the full 18 holes.  This also means that there are many options for homeowners wanting to live with a golf course literally in their backyard.

Creekside and Golf Club Estates also has an elegant club house/restaurant that spans 20,000 sq. ft.  The amenities include banquet facilities, a bar and grill/restaurant (Creekside Lakeview Restaurant), pro-shop, locker rooms, health club, outdoor heated swimming pool, snack bar and more.

For more information about living in Golf Club Estates, please call me direct at 503-931-1846.



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NEW TO THE MARKET AND MOVE-IN READY!! 5457 SUGAR PLUM AVE SE SALEM OREGON


One Owner Home – Move-in Ready!



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$239,900
Single Family Home
For Sale
Main Features
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Interior: 1709 sqft
Lot: 0.14 acre(s)
Location
5457 Sugar Plum
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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MOVE-IN READY SINGLE LEVEL AT AN UNBELIEVABLE PRICE!! 2825 VINTAGE AVE SE SALEM OREGON


Single Level Move-In Ready Home!!



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$219,900
Single Family Home
For Sale
Main Features
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Interior: 1496 sqft
Lot: 0.12 acre(s)
Location
2825 Vintage Ave SE
Salem, OR 97306

Mel Wagner

Mel Wagner

Coldwell Banker Mtn. West Real Estate, Inc.
(503) 931-1846
MelWagnerBroker@msn.com
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J. R. LONEY NEW CONSTRUCTION IN ROCK RIDGE ESTATES-2070 SOAPSTONE AVE SE SALEM OREGON


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
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SALEM OREGON REAL ESTATE-SPEND A LITTLE, GET A LOT SELLERS TIPS PART 2

SALEM OREGON REAL ESTATE-SPEND A LITTLE, GET A LOT SELLERS TIPS PART 2

33378386_thmIt’s time for the second installment of our Spend a Little, Get a Lot series for Salem Oregon Home Sellers courtesy of your Salem Oregon Real Estate Agent.   When preparing your home for sale, there are many quick and easy tips that can get your home in top showing condition.  Here are a few more to get started on:

  • Don’t have the time to keep the house clean?  Consider hiring a cleaning service to keep your house in shape while it’s on the market.
  • If your wall-to-wall carpet looks fine except for a couple of worn spots, have it professionally cleaned and cover the imperfect areas with small rugs.
  • Make sure stairways are safe by freeing them of toys or slippery mats, securing the handrail, and installing good lighting.
  • Don’t wait until the last minute to call professional painters because their schedules may be filled.  Hire them as soon as you make the decision to sell.
  • Keep your lawn looking thick and green by fertilizing during the appropriate season.

Now, mind you on the carpet tip-a good buyer’s agent will look under your throw rugs.  So, you aren’t trying to hide anything from the buyer concerning the carpet, you are just trying to give the home an overall better presentation.

If you are considering selling your home and would like more tips on preparing your home for selling, or would like a complimentary market analysis to give you a better idea of what your home will sell for in the current market, you can contact me directly at 503-931-1846.

For more seller tips visit:

Spend a Little, Get a Lot Part 1

Salem Oregon Sellers Top Dollar Series

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SELLERS, SELLERS, SELLERS-WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?

SELLERS, SELLERS, SELLERS-WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?  THIS TITLE MAY BE A DEAD GIVEAWAY THAT I HAVE NOT HAD A GOOD SHOWING, AND THERE IS SOMETHING THAT COULD BE DONE ABOUT IT!!

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So, I may have already “showed my hand” on this blog by my title, but really-this needs to be addressed!  For the sake of Real Estate Agents and Buyers everywhere.

I have this wonderful family that has been searching for “the home” for a few months now.  We are limited to a small town in the Salem Oregon area/Polk County.  The amount of listings that come on the market each month is limited because it is a smaller town.

We had a good one, or so it sounded, come on the market.  So, we immediately set up a time the following evening to view this wonderful home.   I arrived before the buyers and obtained the key from the contractor’s box on the front door.  I then proceeded to open the front door.  What happened next, I cannot even describe with appropriate words.  Here is this lovely home, in a well established neighborhood, where all of the other homes are kept up.  The door opened and I immediately was blown over by one of the worst dog/urine smells I have encountered.  So, okay, I am a trooper, and my buyers were really excited about this home from the outside.  I knew right away, there is NO WAY I would be able to spend any time at all in this home without some fresh air.  So the first thing I did was open all outside doors for some air, and then bravely sauntered through to turn on the lights.

Shortly thereafter, my wonderful buyers arrived.   I met them at the door to welcome them, and they stepped inside.  Now, in some areas of the home, the smell was not as bad at this point.  Mind you, the sellers did have the carpet cleaned, and had two rooms that they were going to replace the carpet.  Unfortunately, those are the two rooms that do not have the extra thick carpet.   My buyers liked the layout, the backyard is fabulous…. we have discussed the smell somewhat, and that my buyers would rather have a flooring credit than new carpet in the two rooms that are planned to have new carpet.   As we spend more time on this other plush carpet… we are really noticing that the biggest smells are coming from these rooms.  As we stand in the kitchen, where there is no carpet, debating on an appropriate offer, considering all the flooring will need to be replaced, and possibly some sub flooring….  I am now itching, really itching…. and trying to be cool about changing from one foot to the other, scratching my legs…. one of my buyers says….. “I’m sorry, I have to go outside”.  Okay, I had been feeling a little itchy, okay, maybe a lot itchy.   All of sudden we are all scratching madly as we make our way through to be sure the doors are locked, and the lights are off.  By the time that we are outside discussing the home, I am scratching everywhere, not just my legs, as are the buyers.

Sellers, when people cannot even remain in your home…. that may be a sign that you need to replace all of the flooring, or at least set off a bug bomb or two.

Needless to say, as much as my buyers loved the layout and the backyard.  We will not be making an offer on this home. Yes, once I shook off my pants legs and entered my car, I did lift up the legs of my pants in between scratching my head to see if there was anything crawling on me.   Thankfully, it was my last appointment on Friday night and I headed home at high speed.   I am blessed to have a hardwood entry on my main level that leads to the laundry room where I immediately put my clothing in the washer, wrapped up in a folded towel from the top of the dryer, and hit the shower. To my great delight, after the shower, the itching had stopped.

Sellers, smell is a very important part of getting your home sold.  If your real estate agent makes suggestions for you because of the smell of your home due to pets, or anything else…. listen to them!  If you have animals, be prepared that you may have fleas or other irritants….   take care of these issues before you list home and you won’t lose good buyers……

Thanks for listening to my vent for February….  I don’t think I can top this one, this month….. at least I hope not!!

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HOME FOR SALE IN SALEM OREGON-1570 COTTAGE ST SE

SALEM OREGON REAL ESTATE FOR SALE.  Charming cottage located in the beautiful Historic District of downtown Salem, and less than 1 block from Bush Park. Home remodeled in 1983. Hardwood floors and tons of storage and built ins. Newer gas furnace, CAC, UGS and appliances. Fenced backyard with large deck. Close to downtown shopping, restaurants, WU, State Offices and Salem Hospital.


Charming cottage located in the beautiful historic district of downtown Salem.



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$189,900
Single Family Home
For Sale
Main Features
1 Bedroom
1 Bathroom
Interior: 869 sqft
Lot: 0.11 acre(s)
Location
1570 Cottage ST SE
Salem, OR 97302

Mel Wagner

Mel Wagner

Coldwell Banker Mtn. West Real Estate, Inc.
(503) 931-1846
MelWagnerBroker@msn.com
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TOP FIVE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FOR DOGS

HERE IS A LITTLE HUMOR ON THIS NEW YEAR’S DAY FROM SALEM OREGON REAL ESTATE AND HOMES FOR SALE.  HAPPY NEW YEAR’S EVERYONE!!  MAY YOUR YEAR BE FILLED WITH GOOD HEALTH, HAPPINESS AND MUCH SUCCESS!!

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5.    I will not suddenly stand straight up when I am lying under the coffee table.

4.  I will no longer be beholden to the sound of the can opener.

3.  I resolve to get a bite into the guy who gives me shots every year.

2.  I WILL break into the pantry and decide for myself how much food is “too” much.

And the #1 New Year’s resolution made by dogs……

1.  I will not chase the stick until I see it leave the hand!!

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Salem Oregon Home Buyers-How to Cut Your Spending up to $500 a Month.

Salem Oregon Home Buyers-How to Cut Your Spending up to $500 a Month.  CNN Money shows us how! 

Whether you are saving for your first home, or a homeowner already, we can all use some tips to save money on our monthly expenses. If you are saving to buy a home in Salem, Oregon these tips can help you get your downpayment together in no time.  If you save $500 a month for one year, you will have saved up $6000 for a downpayment.  That is enough down for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in our area.  These tips for saving money cover everything from grocery shopping to insurance savings and more.

If you would like more information on the Salem Oregon Real Estate Market or buying or selling a home in the Salem Oregon area, please let me know.

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