Just Listed: 86+ Aurora, Oregon Acres

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This just-listed Aurora property is located east of I-5 at near Exit #278, north of Ehlen Road.

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Soils include desirable Class II Amity Silt Loam. Also included is Oregon irrigation permit G-17574 for 78 acres.

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Priced at $1,249,900, possible seller financing is available.

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For more information, contact Roy with Certified Realty, our AuroraOregon.com sponsor, using the convenient form below, or call (800) 637-1950.

10 Reasons Why Aurora, Oregon Winter Homeselling is Hot

12 Oct

Oregon Real Estate Podcast, Winter HomesellingWhile there is a case to be made for homeselling in each of the four seasons, Winter is one of the most powerful times that Aurora, Oregon sellers can place their home on the market and for ten very good reasons.

Click here or the play button below for the audio podcast presentation of this article.

  1. Price & Market Time. Statistics show homes sell faster and for more money in Winter. One way to understand this phenomenon is by considering a motorist with a flat tire in bad weather. That motorist has an urgent need and is less likely to haggle, or even seriously consider less expensive options, in order to meet an immediate need. Our local Winter homebuyers around Aurora, Oregon can experience the same kind of urgency and this helps to explain the premium that homes can command during the real estate ‘off season.’ Another way to look at the Winter market dynamic is if you want to buy snowshoes in July (at least around Aurora), expect to pay more, since availability is typically lower. Oregon Real Estate Podcast
  2. High Quality Buyers. Because home touring is generally less convenient, there tend to be fewer ‘Looky-Loos’ during the Winter. This means Aurora, Oregon homesellers have fewer buyers tracking dirt into their house, in Winter, with less energy spent preparing for real estate ‘Tire-Kickers.’Oregon Real Estate Podcast
  3. Less Seller Competition. Let’s face facts: It’s convenient to sell in the Spring and Summer, especially locally around Aurora. The weather is usually better, flowers are blooming and with plenty of homebuyers looking, it’s a ‘target-rich environment.’  Yet while it’s easier and more convenient to sell in sunny weather, this convenience often comes at the cost of increased competition from other sellers. Conversely, Aurora’s Winter homesellers can expect fewer like-minded sellers competing for buyers. Just like the successful contrarian investor who sells when everyone else is not, avoiding a ‘herd mentality’ can pay off with a higher price and faster sale. Oregon Real Estate Podcast
  4. Higher Buyer Motivation. Is your idea of a fun time getting into a car on cold drizzly nights to look at houses? Probably not…unless you just got a job transfer. Or a nice raise. Or you received an inheritance and want to get out of your tiny apartment. It’s helpful for Aurora’s prospective Winter homesellers to know that corporate relocations are common in the first quarter.  Plus family changes can occur anytime and estates are settled year around.
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  5. The Hunt for Red December: Get a ‘Jump’ on the New Year’ s Competition. The best time to get your Aurora property on the market could be when everyone else isn’t. Placing your home for sale in Winter gives you access to hyper-motivated buyers who have made homebuying a New Year’s resolution. That way, when these eager homebuyers begin their ‘hunt,’ your house will be a prime ‘target’ as visible as Rudolph’s nose. So if your home is market-ready and available to tour leading up to the New Year, expect to tap into this highly focused ‘pent up demand.’
    Oregon Real Estate Podcast
  6. Your Aurora Home Looks Inviting During the Holidays. Who doesn’t enjoy the happy glow of a Christmas tree or other holiday decorations, along with the pleasant smell of fresh-baked pumpkin pie, cinnamon buns, or a vanilla candle? Homes often look their most inviting during the holidays.
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    And given the pleasant, even emotional attachment so many have during that time of year, expect some homebuyers to fully embrace the holiday theme of ‘Peace on earth, good will toward men.’ As a result, such positive feelings can spill over into the home selling process and make it easier.
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  7. Your Lawn & Landscaping is Virtually a Non-Issue. Forget to mow your lawn? No worries. Some Aurora buyers won’t care if they tour your property and it’s covered in snow, raining hard, or after sundown. Buyer landscaping expectations can be quite reasonable during Winter months around Aurora.Oregon Real Estate Podcast
  8. When Your Home Sells, You May Buy With Less Competition. Few Aurora homesellers stop to consider that given good timing with their sale, their own future home purchase may also benefit from similar, unique seasonality. So depending on a variety of factors in the market where and when you buy, Aurora homesellers can sometimes take advantage of lower Winter activity levels to successfully negotiate with a motivated seller. This is because some sellers place their home on the market during Winter not for convenience, or desire to maximize their selling price, but from genuine need. In other words, they are highly motivated. Such homesellers could therefore provide a good buying opportunity.
    Oregon Real Estate Podcast
  9.  Fewer people relocate in Winter, so this means you’re likely to have an easier time booking a mover.
    Competition for moving companies can be challenging during the real estate ‘high season.’ As a result, expect less difficulty scheduling your moving company when you sell in Winter.
    Oregon Real Estate Podcast
  10.  You Can Dictate Which Days & Times Are Available for Showings. As an Aurora, Oregon homeseller, you typically have control over tour times and dates for your home. This includes during Winter months. Given holiday-related gatherings and events, buyers are likely to understand their need to schedule their tour of your home. Your Realtor can help by specifying days and times your home is available for showings. For example, you could have your house available for tours on Saturdays from 2 to 5pm, weekday mornings after 9:00am, or between 5 and 8pm weekday evenings.

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Thinking about selling your Aurora, Oregon house this Winter? Use the convenient form below to contact our AuroraOregon.com sponsor, Certified Realty, for a FREE consultation!





Aurora Colony Days Arrives!

12 Aug

Aurora Colony Days has officially begun. This year we celebrate the 160th year of Aurora, Oregon’s founding.

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There are many events happening around Aurora, including a parade, 5k run/walk, concert in the park, family friendly beer garden, Old Colony Museum living history exhibits, plus much more.

For a complete list of events occurring throughout Aurora, Oregon this weekend, please visit the Aurora Colony Days website here


Aurora Marijuana Grow & Processing Site Proposed

16 Jun

A recent application for a proposed ‘marijuana grow and processing site’ was recently submitted before the Aurora planning commission. 

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Click to Enlarge Hearing Notice

The proposed property location is on Ottaway Road NE, not far from the Aurora post office.

The hearing is scheduled at the Aurora City Hall on July 5, 2016 at 7:00pm.

Aurora Country Living-Sold!

31 Mar

Aurora Oregon, Oregon Acreage, Hobby FarmThis now sale-pending spacious and attractive 3+ bedroom home is located on 1.58 level acres just minutes to Wilsonville, Portland and Salem.
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Aurora Oregon, Willamette Valley, Real Estate, Oregon Hobby Farm, Horse Property, Wilsonville Horse Property, Canby Oregon Hobby FarmThe home includes tasteful carpet, tile, and laminate flooring.Oregon Hobby Farm, Willamette Valley Real Estate, Oregon Acreage, Oregon Horse Property, Wilsonville Oregon, Hobby Farm Horse OregonThe master bedroom features a bathroom and indoor sauna.Aurora Oregon, Oregon Horse Property, Equestrian Oregon, Aurora Oregon Real Estate, Oregon Homes, Hobby Farm OregonAdded features include front and back decks, plus plenty of room outside for animals. With plenty of level ground, this property definitely has equestrian appeal and is horse-friendly.Aurora Oregon, Home on Acreage, Hobby Farm Oregon, Oregon Acreage, Oregon Equestrian, Oregon Horse PropertyThe home has more than 2,200 square feet of living space, plus living and family rooms, so there is plenty of room for entertaining, inside and outside. Possible 4th bedroom could also be an office, den, computer room or sewing room.Aurora Oregon, Oregon Horse Property, Willamette Valley, Oregon Homes, Wilsonville Horse Property, Oregon Horse Property, Oregon Aurora, 97002This property is located in the desirable Canby school district and includes a spacious 36’×48′ 3-bay shop with 10′ doors & openers.
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The shop includes a cement floor and power.
Aurora Oregon, Oregon Aurora, 97002, Oregon Horse Property, Oregon Horse Land, Small Acreage Oregon, Horse 97070Also included is a sturdy 35′ x 14′ x 12′ covered RV shed .

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This property was sold by our AuroraOregon.com sponsor, Certified Realty. Thinking about selling your Aurora, Oregon property? For a free consultation on what your Aurora area property could sell for in today’s real estate market, contact Certified Realty using the convenient form below, or call 503-682-1083.


Aurora, Oregon Real Estate: Steady

22 Mar

Fresh figures were just released on Oregon’s real estate market by the Regional Multiple Listing Service, or RMLS. To put the results in a nautical vernacular, we remain ‘steady as she goes.’

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Portland Metro
Let’s begin with greater Portland, where our backlog of home supply is unchanged at 1.8 months.

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This means greater Portland’s housing supply remains well below the oft-suggested ‘normal’ range of 3 to 6 months, especially when compared to years past. When the pipeline of homes is this low, it suggests we remain squarely in a ‘seller’s market.’

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Along with housing inventory, home prices are another helpful indicator of market direction. The above chart is evidence of greater Portland’s sustained price growth, providing more confirmation of a ‘seller’s market.’ Most recent figures show an overall regional home price increase around greater Portland of 7.1%. 


View the entire new free real estate report on your Portland area town or neighborhood by clicking here or on the Market Action image above.

Salem Metro

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Greater Salem is also experiencing stable growth, as evidenced by little change in a relatively modest housing supply of 3.9 months as seen above, matched with an overall trend of increased home prices, seen below.

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Most recent figures show an overall regional home price increase around greater Salem of 8.4%. Click here for the free latest complete Salem area real estate report, which includes Woodburn, or on the Market Action image below.

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Given our location between Salem and Portland, Aurora routinely experiences a mix of both markets. While figures specific to Aurora are sparse, the bottom line is that greater Marion County home values have risen a grand total of 7.8% over the past year.

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Greater Canby came in with an annual home price increase of 11.2% and neighboring Wilsonville saw a home price increase of 9.5% during that same period. As a result, Aurora and our region remains on an upward trend. Click here and view page two for specifics about the latest housing figures that include Aurora.
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Thinking about selling your Aurora, Oregon property in this hot seller’s market? Whether you live in Aurora or somewhere else in Oregon, our AuroraOregon.com sponsor, Certified Realty can help with a free consultation, provide information on your Oregon property’s value, or answer questions about steps in the home selling process.

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