This is 3 months in a row where each time we check in on national projections the outlook gets a little more pessimistic. Last month only one of six trusted economists were predicting a decrease in home values for 2023. This month it’s half of them, although 2 of the 3 expect very small decreases.
Locally the changes don’t appear significantly different than the typical fall cooling. As mentioned last month, all of the data that I can find still indicate that Eugene’s market will not be as adversely effected as other areas in the country may be.
Whatever happens in the future, history has shown us that between 10-20% of households will buy/sell regardless of market conditions. That means roughly 7,000 – 14,000 real estate sales in our area per year. If you want to buy or sell there is always a market for you. I’ll help you find it.
Small Business Spotlight
Dustin & Kris Pearce started their business about the same time that I started my career in real estate. Watching their vision come to fruition has been such a pleasureDustin & Kris Pearce started their business about the same time that I started my career in real estate. Watching their vision come to fruition has been such a pleasure.
They have created a welcoming, supportive community that participates in runs together every Wednesday evening. My life is always better when I am a regular participant!
Another wonderful thing that they do, aside from fitting you for the best quality running gear, is to provide a way for all of us to help support the running community through their gear grants program. This program helps K-12 students access affordable running shoes and gear.
If you want to donate, or know a student who could benefit from participating in the program, visit their website.
Hope to see you there for a group run soon!
Slice of Life
Lindsay’s efforts for Joe’s first birthday were truly remarkable. The 14 foot pirate ship in our living room was a favorite for kids and adults alike. We were joined for the celebration by a mix of family and friends in a way we haven’t enjoyed since pre-pandemic times. I am one grateful dad/husband.
A couple of other peak experiences this past month included Joe’s first visit to Matt Knight Arena to take in a Duck’s basketball game and a visit to Portland to spend time with family. I especially love the bond that Joe and his second cousins are forming as they get to spend more time together.
Taylor Made Activity