Friday, October 29, 2010


It's the time of year when the leaves are falling, the pumpkins are on the porch, the kids are picking out their Halloween costumes and we are all dragging out our sweatshirts and flannel preparing for the fall and winter. 
One of the other things going on right now is the great fall "specials" available in real estate in La Grande.  Lots of owners are becoming aware of the problems related to keeping vacant homes through the winter, are seeing the buyer activity slow down as the Holiday season approaches and are beginning to adjust what they may see as their "bottom line".  If you are a buyer looking for a good opportunity, this is an ideal time.  The inventory is still plentiful, the mortgage rates are at or near all time lows, Rural Development loans are available and you may be able to land a great deal if willing to move in the cooler weather.  Many will tell you that you should wait, the market may get better, the rates may get lower, the inventory may grow....... They may be the same people that kept thinking the market would continue to go up and you should wait to sell-only to see the market stall and not get your house sold.  My opinion is that the factors are all lined up right now.  Sure, they may get better, but they may get worse.  Really, how likely is it that interest rates will get lower than they are now??  Don't pass up the best buying opportunity La Grande has had in years by trying to outsmart the market..... Take advantage of it instead.  Call one of our skilled and caring agents and let them help you move forward to home ownership........ now!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

New, New, New

Well, here we go again! After a delay of a few weeks we are "back in the saddle again". We have a new and improved website that I invite you to check out and cruise around in. Hopefully you will find it user friendly. We look forward to your comments. We are under construction-and will be for a while-but it is already beginning to take shape.

You can also follow us on Facebook on our "RE/MAX Real Estate Team" page.  Just as on our website, you can find all kinds of helpful information and photos on the Facebook site. If you dont find what you are looking for on either site, please contact us at anytime. 

What's up with the blog name?  Good question!  We have heard in our travels in real estate that some people refer to real estate as "dirt".  Because of that, Eastern Oregon Real Estate Dirt seemed like a fitting name for a real estate blog. So, hop on board. We hope to provide interesting and sometimes useful information.  Check in often. You never know what might show up next!