Ashland, OR Real Estate News

By Jared Hokanson, Your Home Sold, GUARANTEED!*
(Hokanson Realty & Jared Realty Group)
Bright and Beautiful in Ashland!Type: Single Family HomeLocation: 1049 Tolman Creek Rd, Ashland, OR 97520Bedrooms: 3, Bathrooms: 2 full, 0 half, 0 three-quarter bathPrice: $225,000Description: Come see inside this bright and beautiful home. Wonderful open floor plan with lovely kitchen with laminate flooring and tile countertops and backsplash. Newer range/oven and dishwasher. Split floor plan with large master suite with master bath with double vanity. Easy access to downtown, schools, and shopping.Visit www.TopSouthernOregonAgent.com for more information.Contact Information:Jared HokansonRE/MAX Platinum2594 East Barnett, Suite B Medford, OR 97504Phone: 541-772-7653Fax: 541-734-5559Email: Jared@TopSouthernOregonAgent.com 1049 Tolman Creek Rd (google map) (yahoo map)
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By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Grants Pass, OR)
Extreme Makeover Home Edition Features Ashland Oregon Business.  A Southern Oregon business will makes its debut on the ABC television show Extreme Makeover Home Edition. Ashland Oregon business, Funagain Games, sells all kinds of games, but specializes in hobby and designer games.  Last August, the business received an e-mail from a producer who works for Extreme Makeover Home Edition asking for help with one of their projects.  The company agreed to help. Funagain Games was told by the show's producers that the design team was building and decorating, not only a home, but also a community center for kids.  The company donated a wide range of games for all ages, from easy to complex.  "Altogether it was about $1,700 dollars worth of stuff," said, Funagain Games Manager Nick Medinger. W...
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By Jared Hokanson, Your Home Sold, GUARANTEED!*
(Hokanson Realty & Jared Realty Group)
Ashland Oregon Real Estate Update 2008 vs 2009 When you are thinking about selling or buying a home in Ashland Oregon, it is important to know what the price of other homes in the Ashland Oregon Real Estate Market are priced at and selling for.   Sales 2008 Sales 2009 Days on Market 2008 Days on Market 2009   199 240 140 118             Median Price 2008 Median Price 2009 One Year % Change     $375,000 $328,125 -19%     If you are interested in selling your Ashland Oregon home for top dollar in the quickest amount of time, please contact me anytime at 541-772-SOLD (7653), or Click Here and send me an email requesting further information.  For a complete list of homes for sale in the Ashland Oregon real estate market, including Ashland foreclosures, Ashland short sales, & Ashland Luxury ...
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By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Grants Pass, OR)
What's in Your Coffee?  An interesting blog called "Putting Weird Things in Coffee" by a Canadian grad student has hit the Internet.  He has experimented with putting the most unlikely ingredients in his coffee, such as smoked salmon cream cheese, bacon, and cheese bread to name a few.  You might ask, why in the world would anyone combine such strange ingredients in their morning cup of joe.  The grad student explains, (as he puts it) "I drink coffee every day, but get bored with the same old cream and sugar." Perhaps boredom can be the catalyst for ingenuity and creativity.  If so, perhaps we should all consider giving it a try.  So I ask, what's in your coffee? 
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By Jared Hokanson, Your Home Sold, GUARANTEED!*
(Hokanson Realty & Jared Realty Group)
Area Activity 10/1-12/31/08 Activity 10/1-12/31/09 Days on Market 10/1-12/31/08 Days on Market 10/1-12/31/09 Pricing Oct. 1 - Dec 31 1 year change 10/1-12/31/08 Median $ 10/1-12/31/09 Median $ Ashland 53 72 191 91 -15.90% $368,000 $309,500   For all of your Ashland Real Estate needs, whether buying, selling, traditional, short sale, foreclosure, or REO sale, please contact Jared at 541-772-SOLD (7653)
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By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Grants Pass, OR)
Calling All Southern Oregon Artists - Ashland, Oregon!  The Ashland Forest Lands Commission (AFLC) is sponsoring an Ashland Watershed Map Contest calling all local Southern Oregon artists to enter a rough black and white drawing of a cartoon like map of Ashland's watershed and city.   The winning artist, who will be selected by the AFLC at their April meeting along with members of the SOU Arts Department and the Arts Commission, will then create a full color map of Ashland's Watershed and other key features of the city. The artist will have their name put on the map and will be awarded $500 for the completed map.  The map will also function as a tourist map of Ashland highlighting key features of the city and surrounding area. See www.ashland.or.us/mapcontest for more information. Local...
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By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Grants Pass, OR)
RV'rs Welcome in Ashland Oregon!  Located in Southern Oregon, Ashland has ample indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities.  This quaint little town hosts the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the December Festival of lights, and numerous concerts, parades and festivals.  On any given day, you will find fine dining, art galleries, book stores, the Shneider Museum of Art and the Oregon Cabaret Theatre.  There are many activites for the outdoor enthusiast in Ashland Oregon, such as hiking and biking trails, ski resorts, fishing, swimming and boating in various Southern Oregon rivers and lakes.  And RV'rs are welcome in Ashland Oregon too!  Here are some great places to camp the RV overnight: Glenyan RV Park - Located on Neil Creek, Glenyan RV Park has a quiet, wooded setting. It has RV and ...
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By Jared Hokanson, Your Home Sold, GUARANTEED!*
(Hokanson Realty & Jared Realty Group)
Stunning and Beautiful...A Must See!Type: Single Family HomeLocation: 1320 Apple Way, Ashland, OR 97520Bedrooms: 3, Bathrooms: 2 full, 0 half, 0 three-quarter bathPrice: $250,000Description: This beautiful single level home has a fabulous, functional floorplan with large living spaces. Mature landscaping is a great feature on this corner lot. Stunning stone fireplace. Home is located in nice and mature neighborhood with side streets and big side yard setbacks. A must see!Visit www.TopSouthernOregonAgent.com for more information.Contact Information:Jared HokansonRE/MAX Realty Group2594 East Barnett, Suite B Medford, OR 97504Phone: 541-772-7653Fax: 541-734-5559Email: Jared@TopSouthernOregonAgent.com 1320 Apple Way (google map) (yahoo map)
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By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Grants Pass, OR)
Snowshoe Walks - Crater Lake National Park.  Ranger-guided snowshoe walks are being offered every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. at Crater Lake National Park through April 25, 2010.  The walks last about 90 minutes and cover one mile of moderately strenuous terrain.  There is no cost, and snowshoes are provided free of charge.  Space is limited, and reservations are recommended.  Sign up at the Visitor Center or call 541-594-3100.  Participants should be at least 8 years old.  Come prepared with warm, water-resistant clothing and footwear. KS Wild snowshoe hike - Feb. 6, 2010 -South Cascades snowshoe hike on the Pacific Crest Trail around the slopes of Brown Mountain, a young shield volcano covered with scree from relatively recent lava flows. Meet at Evo's Coffee Lounge, 376 E. Main Str...
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By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Grants Pass, OR)
The 10th Annual Rogue Valley Blues Festival in Ashland Oregon is an event for the whole family.  The 3-day music festival starts January 15, 2010 through January 17 (Martin Luther King Jr., holiday weekend), at the historic Ashland Oregon Armory at 208 Oak Street in Ashland, Oregon.  Doors open 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Sunday for barbecue dinner sold by Geppetto's Restaurant.  The 10th Annual Rogue Valley Blues Festival will feature a wide variety of great music, concerts and workshops.  Free performances at Standing Stone Restaurant, Alex's Restaurant and Avalon Bar & Grill.  Beer and wine will be sold by Creekside Bistro.  For more information and tickets for the 10th Annual Rogue Valley Blues Festival go to www.stclairevents.com or call 541-535-3562.  The cost is $55/wee...
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By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Grants Pass, OR)
Ashland Oregon - Hersey House Bed & Breakfast.  The Hersey House is one of the premier bed and breakfasts in Ashland, Oregon.  With it's charming Craftsman details, Shakespeare-themed rooms, quaint, colorful gardens and relaxing, cozy porches, it is a vacation oasis.  The Hersey House Inn is also ideally located within walking distance to downtown Ashland, providing easy access to boutique shops, eclectic eateries, magical theaters, and beautiful Lithia Park.  Located in Asland's Historic District, the Hersey House was built in 1904 for William and Ella Breeden.  It was sold to James and Carrie Hersey in 1916, where five generations of their family lived until it was sold again in 1974.  The Hersey House was restored and converted into a bed & breakfast in 1983.  The Olde Globe Cottage,...
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By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Grants Pass, OR)
Mt. Ashland Ski Area - There's No Business Like SNOW Business!  It's that time of year again... Mt. Ashland Ski Area, located in Ashland Oregon, has announced they are open for business.  With 36 inches of packed snow, Mt. Ashland Ski Area is ready for snowboarders and skiers to visit the mountain.  Operating Schedule:  Mt. Ashland Ski Area will operate daily through January 4, 2010 from 9am to 4pm.  After the holidays, the ski area will operate from Thursdays through Mondays, and will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Twilight skiing, which is offered every Thursday and Friday evenings from 3pm to 9pm, will begin January 7 and run through March 12.  To view the operating schedule... click here. Mt. Ashland Ski Area - There's No Business Like SNOW Business!
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By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Grants Pass, OR)
The Southern Oregon Nordic Ski Club offers cross country skiing in Southern Oregon.  Where the Siskiyous meet the Cascades. Southern Oregon Nordic skiers are blessed with a ring of snow surrounding the Rogue Valley during winter months. The Southern Oregon ski season typically starts by early December and sometimes as early as the first week of November.  Snow cover in the local area starts to thin by mid March, but some skiers are willing to travel to nearby Mt. Shasta and Crater Lake.  Telemark skiers interested in climbing Mt. McLaughlin and Mt. Scott may extend their ski season into April, May and beyond.  Here is a schedule of upcoming local outings for the Southern Oregon Nordic Ski Club: Dec 13:  Novice ski tour; location depends on snow conditions easy four to six miles.  For in...
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By Krista L. Walker, Oregon- Homes & Real Estate for Sale
(Coldwell Banker Pro West)
According to: Associated Press, Alan Zibel (12/10/2009) Only about 4 percent of the home owners who signed up for loan modifications-fewer than 31,000-had received them by the end of November, according to figures released Thursday by the U.S. Treasury Department. Of the largest lenders, Bank of America Corp. had the worst results. It completed a total of 98 modifications. With 7,100, GMAC Mortgage completed the most. Lenders have blamed their lack of success in part on the failure of borrowers to complete the paperwork necessary for the process. The government says it will expedite its efforts to push through as many modifications as possible. I have heard from a few people that their loans have been approved for modification, BUT the loan payment is more than the existing loan payment...
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By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Grants Pass, OR)
Tails of Love is a heart-warming video produced by Mark J Asher.  It is a story of tragedy and triumph in the life of Donna and her canine companion Tuxedo.  If you love animals, you will love this touching story.  Interesting too, the story takes place in Simi Valley, CA, which happens to be my old stomping ground.  Mark J Asher is a terrific author who has written several books (Old Friends, Barking up the Family Tree, Bark & Ride) capturing the love between humans and their canine friends.  Mark resides in Ashland Oregon with his faithful canine pal, Payten.  
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By Jared Hokanson, Your Home Sold, GUARANTEED!*
(Hokanson Realty & Jared Realty Group)
A Victorian beauty, heart of AshlandType: Single Family HomeLocation: 678 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, OR 97520Bedrooms: 5, Bathrooms: 3 full, 0 half, 0 three-quarter bathPrice: $312,500Description: A Victorian beauty in the heart of Ashland. Close to downtown, shopping, SOU and parks. Open kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Large master suite with jetted tub. Alley access with lots of parking.Visit www.TopSouthernOregonAgent.com for more information.Contact Information:Jared HokansonRE/MAX Realty Group2594 East Barnett, Suite B Medford, OR 97504Phone: 541-772-7653Fax: 541-734-5559Email: Jared@TopSouthernOregonAgent.com 678 Siskiyou Blvd (google map) (yahoo map)
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By Karen Cooper, Helping Homeowners w/Home Loans in 27 US States
(Karen Cooper | Sr Retail Loan Originator ! NMLS # 223305 | 360 Mortgage Group LLC Austin Texas)
Did you know that Rotary International, with the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, have set a goal to eradicate Polio worldwide? Each Rotary Club is finding a way to do their part to support this lofty goal. The Rotary Club of Ashland Oregon is having a 5k & 10k run on Saturday October 3, 2009. Come on out and show your support of this great event and worthy cause!   Lithia Park - Ashland, OR 5k and 10k Run/Walk    These 10K and 5K runs offer a beautiful tour of Ashland, Oregon. 10K Runners start at the band shell in Lithia Park, run through the Historic Railroad District, and take the bike path towards Ashland Ave. The return route follows Siskiyou Boulevard past Southern Oregon University, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and finishes with a run through beautiful Lithi...
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By Adam Bogle, CRS, Southern Oregon... The Most Recognized Realto
(TEN Realty Group)
Now that the Ashland fire is apparently under control, I can return to the boring statistics of Ashland Oregon real estate. I've come to the conclusion that statistics are not exciting for anyone to read. I post them because I personally find them fascinating, but I don't consider myself to be a boring person. I'm not really sure what that says about me. So perhaps I should start with a joke. This actually comes from the homepage of the American Mensa Societywhich I was looking at to see what you had to do to be part of Mensa. I have no idea what Mensa meetings are about. It seems kinda strange to me, but I got curious yesterday. But when I found that one of their incentives to get you to join was people will understand your jokes. Now that got me interested. Also, for the record, I'm a...
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By Adam Bogle, CRS, Southern Oregon... The Most Recognized Realto
(TEN Realty Group)
   The biggest difference is the temperature...and the low temp in Bend is makes it unbearably cold to me at night in all but the summer months. The averages are only about 5 degrees difference, but look at the charts for the extremes. The exteme low on record for Ashland is -5 degrees, where in Bend the extreme low is about -25 degrees.   ASHLAND, OREGON (350304) Period of Record Monthly Climate Summary Period of Record : 7/ 1/1892 to 4/30/2009   Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual Average Max. Temperature (F) 46.4 51.9 56.6 63.0 70.3 77.8 86.8 85.9 78.6 66.8 53.5 46.2 65.3 Average Min. Temperature (F) 29.9 32.0 33.8 36.8 42.0 47.3 51.8 51.1 45.5 39.3 34.2 30.5 39.5 Average Total Precipitation (in.) 2.66 2.04 1.97 1.52 1.54 0.99 0.38 0.44 0.83 1.56 2.79 3.07 19.78 Av...
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By Karen Cooper, Helping Homeowners w/Home Loans in 27 US States
(Karen Cooper | Sr Retail Loan Originator ! NMLS # 223305 | 360 Mortgage Group LLC Austin Texas)
After over five years living here in beautiful Southern Oregon, we are still making new discoveries all the time. New paths to take on walks and hikes. New streets to travel on to familiarize ourselves with the various neighborhoods here while discovering the different viewpoints here in the Rogue Valley. New shops/businesses to explore. All new to us, anyway.   We recently celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary. Since we had house guests at the time, we postponed our celebration until after they left. On Saturday, my hubby and I headed over to a restaurant we’ve wanted to try, having heard such wonderful things about them from people that have dined there before. Off to the Winchester Inn Restaurant we went!                                                                             C...
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