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Big Names In Music and Comedy Coming to Eugene

by Sherri Smith

This new year promises to be a great year for live music and comedy here in Eugene. Some of the biggest names in music and comedy will be performing here during the next few months.  Take a look at who’s on their way to the Emerald Valley!


Saturday, March 18 @ 8:00 PM
Matthew Knight Arena

Elton John

Saturday, Mar 4 @ 8:00 PM
Matthew Knight Arena

Brian Regan

Jan 14 @ 8:00 PM
Hult Center For the Performing Arts

Cherry Poppin' Daddies

Apr 19 @ 8:00 PM
Wow Hall

Check Out Our Top Featured Properties

by Sherri Smith

Our top featured properties in Creswell and Springfield offer the finest in Northwest living.  Take a look at all these fine properties have in store.


This large custom home with 5 beds and 4 baths is just waiting to be the perfect home for your family.  It features a gourmet kitchen, large soaker tub, amazing bonus room with bar, along with a theater/family room with 80” LEDTV and stadium seating.  It the perfect home in Creswell to entertain and live in luxury.

Visit the property detail page for more info and stunning photos!


Here’s an enchanting farmhouse from the turn of the last century that’s flowing with old world charm.  This lovely home is set on a beautifully landscaped property that adds to its privacy.  There’s a country kitchen and a parlor-style family room that’s perfect for relaxing with family and friends.

There’s so much more to see, so visit the property detail page for more info and stunning photos!

Merry Christmas from the Sherri Smith Team!

by Sherri Smith

As we all know, a major ice storm hit the area and took out hundreds of trees and power lines here in Eugene and Springfield. It’s been called one of the most destructive storms in our history. The damage the storm dealt to our power system was widespread, and was made worse by all the fallen trees.  Almost 20,000 EWEB customers lost power on Wednesday, but there are still almost 3000 who are still without power almost a week later. But that’s certainly not due to a lack of effort on EWEB’s part.

In fact the response to this crisis has been massive and unprecedented.  EWEB is being helped by an additional 2 crews from other utilities for a total of 34 crews resorting power. Most crews worked 38 to 40 hour shifts without rest! Finally most of them were sent to for 8 hours to rest, as it’s a dangerous job.

So to all the hard working crews working tirelessly to restore our power, we say a huge thank you, and stay safe!

Buy Your New Home in Eugene - The Emerald City!

by Sherri Smith

Eugene is famous for many reasons. It’s the home of the University of Oregon and the Ducks Football program. It’s famous for its artistic and music community. It’s known as “Tracktown USA” and is where Nike was born.  Eugene is known for its natural beauty and is virtually covered with trees and surrounded by rolling hills.  There’s miles of bicycle trails to not only navigate the city without a car, but to enjoy all its unique features and Willamette River.

If you’re looking to move to a truly unique city, the Eugene certainly fits the bill.  There’s large city amenities, yet a strong sense of community binds Eugenians. 

And if you want to get away to the country, skiing, the coast, or Portland, just pick a direction and start driving.

There are some truly fine homes for sale in Eugene. And make sure to visit our Eugene Community & Real Estate page for more great reasons to move to Eugene, “The Emerald City.”

Here’s a preview of some of the great homes for sale in Eugene right now.

Cottage Grove – A Small City WIth a Big Heart

by Sherri Smith

One of the advantages of buying a home in the Southern Willamette valley is the abundance of choices when it comes to small cities.  You get a great sense of community here, but also the conveniences of the big city, if that’s what you need. Cottage Grove is one of those cities that encapsulates the best of country living and big city amenities, not only in town, but just 30 minutes away in Eugene-Springfield.

Despite being a smaller city, Cottage Grove has a satisfying array of places to shop and dine.  Shops include  antiques, art, collectibles, gifts, clothing, shoes, jewelry and new and used books.  Baker Bay Bead Co claims to have the largest selection of beads and supplies in Lane County.   Books on Main is a bookstore where you can buy, sell, or trade books.  Cottage Grove is also a great place to dine.  When you’re in the mood for BBQ, there’s Big Stuff Barbeque.  Hillcrest Market offers breakfast burritos, donuts, and biscuits and gravy.  The Koffee Cup is a coffee shop and diner that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday.  Stacy’s Covered Bridge boasts delicious steaks and seafood along with the best martini in town.  Other great places to eat include Szechwan Chinese, The Vintage Inn, Toreros Family Mexican, Jasper’s Deli, and many others.

And don’t forget the recreation!  With 2 lakes, there’s no shortage of water sport options.  And there’s also the Hidden valley Golf Course.

Does Cottage grove sound like the idea place to buy your next home?  Then check out homes for sale in Cottage Grove today!

Find Your Dream Home In Junction City

by Sherri Smith

​Are looking to buy a home in the Willamette Valley, but not as interested in moving to the city? How about something in-between?  Junction City may be just what you’re looking for.  Only a few minutes away from Eugene and the I-5 corridor, Junction City is a favorite place for many to live.  In fact, many people from the north end of Eugene find it an ideal alternative for shopping, as it’s a pleasant drive through the country and picturesque farms down River Road.

Junction City has a nice balance of shopping and dining.  It’s also a great place to go car shopping, as there it’s been the longtime home of Guarantee Chevrolet. And folks in “JC” are pretty friendly as well.

Search for your dream home now in Junction City using our powerful home search tool.

Here’s a previous of some of the great homes available now!

Pleasant Hill Lives Up to Its Name With These Fine Homes

by Sherri Smith

Just southeast of EugeneSpringfield there’s a quiet community with stunning country views called Pleasant Hill.  And it’s no wonder where the name came from when you look out the window of these lovely featured homes for sale!


This ranch style home offers great views of rolling pasture and the Cascade Mountains.  This remodeled home features granite counters, pine cabinets, gas stove, hardwood floors, and much more.  There’s plenty of space out back as well to enjoy as you sit on the patio. 

Check out the features and photos!


If you’re looking for a home that equals its country surroundings in beauty, then here it is! This custom built estate sits on over 8 acres and features 5 beds and 3 baths in 6511 sq ft of luxury living space! This home has no shortage of features that will make your family and guests fell right at home.

Check out the features and photos!

We have more featured homes available in Eugene, Springfield, Creswell, Vida, and Pleasant Hill. Take a look and contact us today if you’d like more information or to schedule a showing.

Move Away From the City In These Fine Featured Homes

by Sherri Smith

There’s no doubt that the EugeneSpringfield area is one of the best metro areas in the nation to live.  And at the same time, the Willamette Valley offers its entire natural splendor.  So why not have both?  The towns of Vida and Creswell are great locations that are not far from the conveniences and fun of the metro area, while offering a country surrounding.  Here are a few homes from our Featured Property page to consider.


Exceptionally maintained home on corner lot! This home features 3 bedroom 2 baths with a updated kitchen with an eating bar, glass tile back splash, newer fridge, sink and dishwasher, pantry with pull out & 2 appliance garages, dishwasher, disposal, Laminate floors oak cabinets. Visit the property detail for more info and photos.


Fantastic value for this Canadian LOG HOME 14 acres w/MARKETABLE timber! Spacious 3 bedroom,2 1/2 bath with 2228 Sq. Ft. Features vaulted ceilings, main level master suite w/claw foot tub & walk closet. Visit the property detail for more info and photos.

Looking for something different in Vida or Creswell?  There are 83 homes available now on our powerful property search tool.

Here’s a preview of what you’ll find.

Stay Safe In the Great Outdoors of the Willamette Valley

by Sherri Smith

This time of year is a great time to go for a hike around Eugene and the Willamette Valley.  Oregonians love outdoor activities.  And if you’re new to the area, no doubt you want to get out there and enjoy it as well. But you need to remember that’s it’s easy to get lost or hurt. Right now, two high-profile searches are being conducted for missing people here in Oregon who went missing while hiking.

How can you prepare for enjoying the beauty of the valley and surrounding hills and wilderness, while staying safe?  Here’s 10 things to bring with you that will help.

But first: Tell someone where you’re going and when you plan on returning. If no one knows where you’re going, searching for you will be nearly impossible if something happens to you.

Here’s 10 essentials to bring:

  • Waterproof Matches /Fire Starter
  • Flashlight / Extra Batteries and Bulb
  • First Aid Kit
  • Extra food and water
  • Signaling Device: Whistle or Mirror
  • Map and Compass
  • Emergency shelter: Tarp, Blanket, or Lg. Plastic Bag
  • Extra Clothing
  • Knife
  • Sunglasses and Sunscreen

So enjoy the great outdoors around Eugene and Springfield. And stay safe so you can come back home!

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