Ashland, OR Real Estate News

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)
While reading fellow Active Rainer Mike Jones' post about the bicycle friendly towns and cities listed by the League of American Bicyclists, I saw that Ashland Oregon had made the cut. I knew Ashland has great bike lanes and paths throughout town, as well as trails for mountain bike enthusiasts up in the watershed on the base of Mount Ashland.                      This university town needs systems in place like this, but they're great for residents and workers, too. My husband rides over to our weekly Rotary Meetings, arriving within 5 minutes of the time it would take him to drive, while enjoying the opportunity to get out there for a breath of fresh air and some exercise.                                                   See you out there! Karen Cooper - OR/CA Mortgage Consultant - w...
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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)
In the heart of downtown Ashland, Standing Stone Brewery is another favorite stop of ours for lunch, dinner, snacks and, of course, a hand made ale. You will even find some of our delicious Southern Oregon wines on the menu, by the bottle and by the glass, and a full bar, too. You will also find this award winning restaurant has a heart, having "greened" everything they can at their restaurant - and winning a State Sustainability Award in 2007 for their efforts.   Just across the street from one of my favorite Ashland Realtors, we frequently stop here for lunch for a delicious midday meal and some networking. Vegans and Meat Lovers alike will find a wide variety of delicious menu selections, from some delicious soups and salads to unique sandwiches and dinner dishes. How about a Wood Fi...
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By Adam Bogle, CRS, Southern Oregon... The Most Recognized Realto
(TEN Realty Group)
  It looks like there is some movement on whether or not the train will start running through Ashland again. A petition was filed to let another provider start running the service. As a fan of railways as a mode of transportation, I am at odds with how I feel about the train coming through Ashland again. This line carries little other than lumber from Northern California to Roseburg. It is not a passenger train...and the freight can still go by rail..it just has to take a very circuitous route up the other side of the Cascades, and over through Springfield. With the number of old railway crossings in Ashland, and the questionable health of the tunnel at the top of the Siskiyou Pass, I think it would be wise to let this train line be permanently disabled. This story is not reported in th...
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By Adam Bogle, CRS, Southern Oregon... The Most Recognized Realto
(TEN Realty Group)
  I have a little trailer that is kind of a glorified tent on wheels. It has a table, icebox, bed, and stove. It is shorter than my truck, both in legnth and hight. I love the thing because it makes camping so easy. I spent last night on the banks of Howard Prairie Lake. It is 30 minutes from my house in Ashland. You can fish, ski, swim, etc... A client of mine owns the resort. He is an excellent and friendly guy named Joel. If you get a chance to camp up here, tell Joel hi from the Agent In A Kilt. Who knows, there might be a free soft serve Ice Cream in it for you. Back to the campfire now. P.S. There is high speed wireless access here!!!!   Quoted from http://www.howardprairieresort.com/: Southern Oregon Camping | Campground and RV Park Near Ashland and Medford Oregon Since 1997 the ...
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By Krista L. Walker, Oregon- Homes & Real Estate for Sale
(Coldwell Banker Pro West)
My top 5 now 6 restaurants in Ashland, Oregon. Cucina Biazzi - It is a cute little Italian restaurant/house.  Order the Lobster Ravioli.  It is a cheese ravioli with a luscious lemon and lobster cream sauce. Morning Glory - How can one even pick what to order there???? Incredible omelettes served with cheese polenta, amazing hash browns, or pancakes, and bread or a muffin.  Or their waffles and pancakes... These are not your mothers cakes.  The coffee and everything else is too good.  Plan to spend 10 minutes just reading the menu. Dragon Fly - Asian & Latin combo cuisine.  I love the Nuevo Rollups for lunch.  It is a odd combo of noodles, veggies, and peanut sauce in wrap.  Amazing good.  and yes, I eat the whole thing! Golden Dragon - Chinese.  Order the shrimp egg rolls and lemon chi...
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By Adam Bogle, CRS, Southern Oregon... The Most Recognized Realto
(TEN Realty Group)
Excercise in Ashland There are a lot of great places to get exercise in Ashland. But come winter, and through the heat in summer, it is nice to belong to a club and to exercise there. As the president of the board of directors for the Ashland Tennis and Fitness club, I obviously feel like the best place to go in Ashland in ATFC. I am still playing with my new video camera, and thought I would shoot a little bit at the tennis club. You can see that we have a very nice swimming pool, fun people to hang out with, a clean and available exercise room, and four very nice indoor tennis courts. There are free yoga and exercise classes for fitness members. This club is different from the YMCA, because it is a lot less crowded. I have always been able to find a lane in the pool, the machine I wan...
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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)
Want a unique, consistently delicious restaurant to go to in Ashland Oregon for breakfast or lunch? Not far from our office on the South end of town across from Southern Oregon University, Morning Glory Restaurant is a personal favorite of mine. This award-winning breakfast and lunch establishment run by chef/owner Patricia Groth. Using organic and local ingredients whenever possible, every dish I've ordered has been delicious. Walk on over to Morning Glory at 1149 Siskiyou Blvd in Ashland to start your day off right!   See you out there! Karen Cooper - OR/CA Mortgage Consultant- www.Quality4Loans.com
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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)
Have you experienced the fabulous dishes turned out by Ashland Oregon's best chef in 2007, Chef Neil Clooney and his partner Chef Isabel Cruz at Dragonfly Café and Gardens? Using ingredients that are sustainably farmed and meat free of hormones, these unique Latin-Asian Fusion dishes are a delight to the taste buds and the system. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or an evening snack/dessert on your way to or from the Oregon Cabaret Theater, Dragonfly Café & Gardens at 241 Hargadine Street in Ashland is a place to experience. See you out there! Karen Cooper - OR/CA Mortgage Consultant - www.Quality4Loans.com
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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)
There is new green, affordable housing available in Ashland Oregon. Seven energy efficient condos constructed of interlocking concrete forms are on the market for $239,000-$269,000 containing many environmentally-friendly features and sustainable building materials. With sizes of 600 to 1,000 square feet, they are designed to meet the needs of the single person or two-person household. Located at Iowa and Garfield streets, close to Southern Oregon University, this is a great Ashland location for students and university staff alike. These are market rate condos priced for today's dip in real estate values. If you are looking for similar features, but would like to be part of the building construction process, you might want to consider Verde Village's units being built by Rogue Valley Co...
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By Krista L. Walker, Oregon- Homes & Real Estate for Sale
(Coldwell Banker Pro West)
Rick Harris/Krista Bolf, Principal Brokers | Coldwell Banker Pro West | 951-2323/944-2172 252 Timberlake Drive, Ashland, OR Enjoy the view of Emigrant Lake and the Siskiyous from the large wrap around deck! 3BR/2BA Single Family House offered at $585,000 Year Built 1989 Sq Footage 1,770 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 2 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 4.44 acres HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Just inside of this 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1770 square foot contemporary, Tahoe-style home are vaulted wood ceilings, wood clad windows, custom oak kitchen cabinetry, eating bar and a cozy new 24-hr woodstove. Also new exterior and interior paint, new carpet and vinyl, newly painted deck, new well pump. The 4.44 acres is a private and manicured oak tree oasis. Covered RV parking, hooku...
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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)
Living in this beautiful area of Southern Oregon, surrounded by forests, rivers, lava flows, caves and lakes, our biggest challenge is to figure out which wonderful terrain we want to go see when there is so much gorgeous scenery to see.          One of our most favorite destinations is Howard Prairie Lake. This mountain lake experiences some wonderful breezes, making it not only the lake of choice for boaters looking to fish, ski or cruise (like we do), but it is ideal for the sailboats, too.     This is our third year keeping our boat at Howard Prairie Lake during boating season. My family and I often times head up to the boat after work from Ashland, or on the weekends from our home in Medford. Only 30-45 minutes and we feel like we are in a whole new world. We go there to unwind and...
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By Adam Bogle, CRS, Southern Oregon... The Most Recognized Realto
(TEN Realty Group)
Ashland is Hot! Oh, Summer has finally arrived in our glorious Ashland, Oregon. I know some people who live here feel that is should always be 75 degrees. I, on the other hand love when the heat finally decends upon the Rogue Valley and warms my bones. I guess as a kilt wearer, I may enjoy the warm weather a little more than those poor souls who feel a need to wear pants. But this is my favorite time of year. But what do you do if you live in Ashland, and don't like the heat as much as I do. Well, the public swimming pool is always a great option. Daniel Meyer Pool is open for business. A mere blocks from my home, this is the classic American swimming pool. Open for Lap Swimming for $2.00 Open For Family Swimming for $1.50 And even an Adult Open Swim for $1.50.  Temparatures this week i...
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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)
Here we are, barely two weeks in to this year's summer break from school, I'm working from my home office more often then not, and already I've heard "I'm bored" several times. This last time instead of my standard response of "would you like to start on the Household To Do List?" I thought "I'm bored, too"! Just having finished up on an extra project I had been working on since March that was separate from my usual mortgage business, still riding on the wave of satisfaction of a job well done, it's time to go celebrate, right? Time to play hooky! A picnic in Lithia Park, one of our most favorite serene getaways, was just the ticket. So off we went to pick up Subway sandwiches and head to the park to see what is in bloom. First stop, the White Mulberry Tree to see if there were any ripe...
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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)
Rogue Valley Community Development Corporation announced this week that they will have an informational meeting on the 15 affordable housing units they plan to build through their Mutual Self Help Housing Program in Verde Village in Ashland. Go to RVCDC's website for information on qualifying for this program  , and if you think you may meet the income criteria and are able to commit to contributing 16-32 hours per week to meet the sweat equity requirements, plan to attend the meeting Thursday June 19th at 6p.m. at Pioneer Hall, 73 Winburn Way, Ashland, Oregon. Or contact Roxanne Zepeda at Rogue Valley Community Development Corporation 541-734-2355 for further information. Verde Village has dedicated 15 units of the 60+ total units within this Net Zero Energy development to be located o...
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By Krista L. Walker, Oregon- Homes & Real Estate for Sale
(Coldwell Banker Pro West)
Rick Harris/Krista Bolf, Principal Brokers | Coldwell Banker Pro West | info@ashlandprowest.com | 951-2323/944-2172 3443 Highway 66, Ashland, OR Super Close-In Creek Front Horse Property 3BR/2BA Single Family House offered at $569,900 Year Built 1930 Sq Footage 1,980 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 2 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 3.2 acres HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Super close-in creekfront horse property just outside Ashland City Limits! 3.2 mostly level acres with 1854 irrigation rights from Neil Creek, good 3-stall barn, all-weather riding arena, turnouts and pasture, too. Original Songer Homestead nicely updated over the years with contemporary oak/tile/granite kitchen, private master suite with vaults and double basin sink, fireplace, excellent utility room,...
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By Krista L. Walker, Oregon- Homes & Real Estate for Sale
(Coldwell Banker Pro West)
Rick Harris/Krista Bolf, Principal Brokers | Coldwell Banker Pro West | info@ashlandprowest.com | 951-2323/944-2172 122 N. Wightman, Ashland, OR A Prize in the Millpond Area 3BR/2BA Single Family House offered at $399,900 Year Built 1987 Sq Footage 1,728 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 2 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size .13 acres HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION A Prize in the Millpond area. One of the larger homes in Millpond. This property features hardwood floors in the formal living room and dining room, fireplace, upgraded tile floors in the master bath, wood trimmed windows, vaulted ceilings, recent interior paint, a light-filled sunroom off the dining room plus a covered Trex deck off the dining room to take advantage of the nice-sized backyard. The corner lot provi...
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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)
Rogue Valley Community Development Corporation's Terrace Court Project in Ashland, Oregon on Siskiyou Blvd between Park Street and Normal Avenue is well on its way to completing the second group of homes in this project, 6 townhome style units on Siskiyou Blvd. at Park Street. These homes are framed up with roof trusses on, and the participants met with Roy Cooper of Superior Windows & Doors in Ashland to choose the interior doors and hardware they wish to have for their homes. The homes completed last year in this project were 7 similarly styled homes on Siskiyou Blvd. at Faith.The community bond that can form between these participants is a sight to behold. The atmosphere of excitement found at "build day" this past Saturday was a wonderful experience, Roy told me. He is so happy to b...
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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)
There is an International Affordable Housing Program being supported by The Rotary Club of Ashland to promote affordable housing internationally. This is the Guanajuato Housing Project, a project that like Habitat for Humanity, requires an investment by the home's recipient. The homeowner must own their own land and build their own home, a home which will cost $2,600 US to build. The Rotary Club of Ashland raises $650 per home, the City of Guanajuato also contributes $650 per home, then the State of Guanajuato matched that $1,300 each per home. The Mayor of the City of Guanajuato and the president of the Club Rotario de Guanajuato, Alejandro Navarro and his wife Samantha, attended a celebration for the completion of the first 50 homes in this village that will be a Rotary International ...
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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)
The City of Ashland and Developer Doug Irvine have been in discussions over the possible trade of land. Doug Irvine is interested in acquiring a 2 acre parcel of land within Westwood Park plus three residential lots on Strawberry Lane, for which he will in return trade 10 acres of land he owns on Clay Street.  The City of Ashland has been great proponents of affordable housing for its residents, and they are looking to build 60 homes on 5 acres if this parcel of land on Clay Street with soccer fields on the other 5 acres. Doug Irvine is looking to build 4 luxury homes on the 2 acre Westwood Park parcel. A new group, Friends of Westwood Park, has formed in order to oppose this impending transaction. Their 60 members, which include prominent environmentalists as well as a former Mayor of ...
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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)
Today was Opening Day for Trout Fishing on three Southern Oregon Lakes, Diamond Lake, Hyatt Lake and Howard Prairie Lake. And a BEAUTIFUL day it was! Diamond Lake and Hyatt Lakes were both still covered in ice, so anglers were going to be drilling holes in the ice to enjoy opening day on those lakes. Although they were just battling snow last week, anglers found gorgeous Spring conditions at Howard Prairie Lake today. New owner Joel LeGrande spent most of last week breaking ice still on the lake, so Southern Oregon Anglers could enjoy this annual tradition. Today, Joel described the bubbles that formed under the ice due to warming temperatures having popped, resulting in a sudden dropping of the ice on the lake. My first thought was, "what about the fish?",but Joel explained it was a su...
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