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Good News For The Fading Year – Issue 130

Thursday, December 15, 2016

dec-2Thanks to an abundance of Black Friday sales and two more selling days, November U.S. light-vehicle sales posted a 3.5% gain over prior year sales for the same month. Average price? $31,719.


Good News For The Fading Year – Issue 129

Thursday, December 1, 2016

dec-2Retail Sales Up!

The U.S Dept. of Commerce reports that retail sales in October were up .8% and upgraded September sales to a 1% increase. Together these were the largest 2 month increase since spring, 2014!

So Are Housing Starts!

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that October starts of privately-owned housing were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,323,000, or 23% above October, 2015!


Good News For the Fading Year – Issue 126

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

october-2016DMV Speeds Into 21st Century!

We’re pleased to tell you that the Oregon Dept. of Motor Vehicles now accepts credit and debit cards! We’re not sure why they’re so late to the party that everyone else joined long ago, but we’re glad they did.


Good News For The Fading Year – Issue 125

Thursday, September 22, 2016


Fidelity Monitor&Insight newsletter reports that home sales have reached an annualized “six million units…for four straight months – something not seen since the housing crash. Personal income rose a solid .04% in July.”


Good News For Midyear! – Issue 123

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

August-2016-Calendar-Printable-2Good news for Lane County home sellers – Through July the average price for a home increased 6.7% over last July.

And for Lane County home buyers – Housing inventory rose to 2.5 months in July from 1.8 months in June.

And good news for Lane County realtors – Average days on market for sold homes decreased by 24.1% from a year ago!


Good News For The Midyear! – Issue 122

Thursday, August 11, 2016

August-2016-Calendar-Printable-2The Commerce Dept. reports that U.S. new home sales rose to a seasonally adjusted 592,000 in June – the best since February, 2008!