Ashland, OR Real Estate News

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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)
Run by the YMCA for many years, now being operated by Table Rock Fellowship (TRF), Camp Apserkaha is a sixty-six acre camp located on the southern shore of Howard Prairie Lake. Amenities at Camp Apserkaha include a dining shelter, commercial kitchen, twelve cabins, and almost a half-mile of lake frontage.  Just steps away from the Pacific Crest Trail, this camp lies in a beautiful setting in the Southern Oregon woods with incredible views of Mt. McLoughlin.   Camp Apserkaha is available for day use as well as overnight camps, and is being used by several Southern Oregon groups such as YMCA, 4-H, Future Farmers of America, Jackson County Youth Authority, and TRF's Youth Programs.          Camp Apserkahahas seen quite the face lift since TRF took over January 2007. Great efforts have been...
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By Adam Bogle, CRS, Southern Oregon... The Most Recognized Realto
(TEN Realty Group)
Ashland is home to a growing, in both quality, and size, indepenent film festival.The Ashland Independent Film Festival received a grant this year from the Acadamy of Motion Pictures (you know, the Oscars) to help bring talent to Ashland. The seventh annual ashland independent film festival will be held April 3-7, 2008. Consistently each year, 90+% of the seats at the ashland independent film festival are filled for all five days. 2/3 of the shows sell out to engaged, arts-oriented audiences. Last April 6,000 film-goers purchased over 15,000 tickets to 92 feature, documentary and short films.The festival takes place on the five screens of the intimate art-deco Varsity Theatre and at the Historic Ashland Armory - within a few blocks of each other in historic downtown Ashland, Oregon. See...
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By Adam Bogle, CRS, Southern Oregon... The Most Recognized Realto
(TEN Realty Group)
 A new artistic director starts this year, and the line-up is....Angus Bowmer Theatre A Midsummer Night's DreamFeb. 15 - Nov. 2 FencesFeb. 16 - Jul. 6 The Clay CartFeb. 17 - Nov. 2 The Further Adventures of Hedda GablerApr. 15 - Nov. 1 A View from the BridgeJul. 23 - Nov. 1New Theatre Welcome Home, Jenny SutterFeb. 19 - Jun. 20 CoriolanusMar. 26 - Nov. 2 Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerJul. 1 - Nov. 2    Elizabethan Stage OthelloJun. 3 - Oct. 10 Our TownJun. 4 - Oct. 11 The Comedy of ErrorsJun. 5 - Oct. 12  
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By Adam Bogle, CRS, Southern Oregon... The Most Recognized Realto
(TEN Realty Group)
 Property Tax in Oregon does not increase because of a sale on a property. Ballot Measure 47 was a 1996 initiative in the U.S. state of Oregon. It was approved, increasing the Oregon Constitution's limitations on property taxes on real estate, first imposed by Measure 5.Measure 47 required that property taxes be no higher than 10% less than those imposed in the 1994-1995 tax year, or those imposed in the 1995-1996 tax year. Thereafter, property taxes increases were to be capped at 3% per year.Property TaxThe amount of property tax levied in Ashland is one of the lowest tax levy amounts of any major city in Jackson County. Ashland's electric utility users tax helps keep property taxes low. Ashland's fixed tax rate is $3.9747 /$1,000 ($1.7069 goes to the general fund, $0.1750 goes to the ...
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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)
 Like Greg and Valri Williams' dream development Verde Village in Ashland, a 62 unit project mix consisting of cottages, single-family homes and 15 affordable housing units that will all be Net-Zero Energy Homes (homes that combine energy-efficient construction, equipment, lighting and appliances with commercially available renewable energy systems to provide homeowners with annual net-zero energy consumption), Southern Oregon Builders are on board the Green Building train which is picking up steam on a journey toward rapidly expanding the number of Energy Star, Earth Advantage, L.E.E.D. certified homes, emphasizing clean air, clean water, with limited impact on landscape in the Rogue Valley.  From Shady Cove, to Jacksonville, to the Applegate, to Talent, on to Ashland, with many other ...
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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)
Although Southern Oregon has a wealth of natural beauty to share with us, one of her special places is Lithia Park. This was one of the first places my family and I discovered upon moving here in June 2004, as we attended the City of Ashland's 4th of July Parade, enjoying the many different food, art and craft booths lining the entrance drive to the Park on this special day. We enjoy this park so much, every person who comes to visit us is brought here to experience the glory this National Historic Reserve has to offer, strolling through the many paths picking Mulberries and Blackberries, putting their feet in Ashland Creek, laying on the grass deciphering cloud formations, feeding the ducks, viewing the incredible landscape and wildlife that present themselves.                   In the...
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By Jared Hokanson, Your Home Sold, GUARANTEED!*
(Hokanson Realty & Jared Realty Group)
With all of the news on the economy throughout the past several months, its time for a realistic reality check on what the market in Ashland is really doing. In 1998, the median home sold for $166,250In 2002, the median home sold for $259,000In 2007, the median homes sold for $426,250During that entire 10 year history, the median price has NEVER gone down from year to year.  Ashland Oregon real estate continues to be a great long term investment both for homeowners and investors. www.jaredhokanson.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)
It was a beautiful day to go sledding, and we weren't the only Southern Oregon residents to think so!  We headed off to our favorite sledding hill at Table Mountain Winter Play Area just across from Hyatt Lake. This is one of our favorite family time day trips for many reasons. Only 20 miles from Ashland, Oregon, off Hwy 66 to Dead Indian Memorial Road to the turnoff to Howard Prairie/Hyatt Lake, its location cannot be beat.                                The roads are well maintained, although sometimes a little icy with the gorgeous pines in this forest shading the roads. Once you turn off to go up to the snow park, you will traverse .7 miles on top of the packed snow. We attempted it once in our Honda Civic, but even with chains on, could not make the grade once we turned on to the e...
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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)
It's a beautiful Friday evening in October, and what are we going to do? Head out to dinner for a sumptuous meal at one of the wonderful Ashland Restaurants? Head in to Lithia Park to check on the status of the fall color display? Head over to Allyson's of Ashland for some wine tasting?By George, I've got it! It's First Friday, and the Summer Crowds have gone. Let's go have dinner at Tabu Restaurant , then walk off some calories while enjoying the Ashland First Friday Artwalk. The summer tourist crowds have thinned, and we're bound to find some familiar, friendly faces.See you there!
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By Jared Hokanson, Your Home Sold, GUARANTEED!*
(Hokanson Realty & Jared Realty Group)
Ashland Oregon Real Estate Market Update 70 existing homes sold July 1 - September 30, 2007 compared to 89 in same period 2006.91 average days on market 2007, 87 days on market 2006 July 1 to September 31.September 2007 Median price $380,000.  September 2006 Median $344,75010/1/07 385 active listings compared to 330 on 10/1/06All statistics based on SOMLS report released 10/8/07.
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By Jared Hokanson, Your Home Sold, GUARANTEED!*
(Hokanson Realty & Jared Realty Group)
Ashland Oregon Real Estate Market Update 88 existing homes sold June 1 - August 31, 2007 compared to 91 in same period 2006.97 average days on market 2007, 68 days on market 2006 June 1 to August 31August 2007 Median price $417,500.  August 2006 Median $442,5009/1/07 424 active listings compared to 338 on 9/1/06All statistics based on SOMLS report released 9/17/07.
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By Patie Millen
(John L. Scott Real Estate)
Lots going on in the real estate market nationwide. Some of that activity and news impacts our market. However, the Northwest, and particularly, Ashland, located in Southern Oregon, is faring better than most parts of the country. The good news for buyers is that there are plenty of deals to choose from. Buyers are calling the shots for the first time in a very, very long time. The good news for sellers is that buyers are in the market and making decisions. If you want your property considered by buyers in this market, make sure you are priced right. By that I don't necessarily mean that you should be priced at market price. With the unprecedented inventory levels, it is a good idea to position yourself just below market price. Buyers know the market as never before. The Internet has al...
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By Jared Hokanson, Your Home Sold, GUARANTEED!*
(Hokanson Realty & Jared Realty Group)
106 existing homes sold May 1 - July 31, 2007 compared to 85 in same period 2006.99 average days on market 2007, 62 days on market 2006 May 1 to July 31July 2007 Median price $462,000.  July 2006 Median $472,5008/1/07 439 active listings compared to 332 on 8/1/06All statistics based on SOMLS report released 8/8/07.
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By Jared Hokanson, Your Home Sold, GUARANTEED!*
(Hokanson Realty & Jared Realty Group)
What is the real estate market like right now in Ashland, Jackson County Oregon?Now that school is out and the 4th of July is over...we get ready to enter one of the historically busiest real estate sales months of the year.  For those that are buying or selling a house the timing is perfect to be able to close escrow right before school starts up, and get the kids started in their schools just in time for the beginning of the new year.Homes are continuing to be bought and sold in Ashland and 2007 should prove to be one of the top 5 years in total sales.  The big difference this year compared to other years is that buyers have a lot to choose from and sellers are pricing their homes just right and staging them to appeal to the widest audience at the most competitive prices.  Below are t...
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By Jared Hokanson, Your Home Sold, GUARANTEED!*
(Hokanson Realty & Jared Realty Group)
Ashland Oregon RestaurantsJared Hokanson - Ashland Oregon Realtorwww.jaredhokanson.com  Bakeries Lela's Bakery & Cafe.  258 A Street, #3, Ashland, OR 97520.  Phone: 541-482-1702.The Village Baker.  372 E Main Street, Ashland, OR 97520.  Phone: 541-488-9130. BreweriesCaldera Brewing Company.  P.O. Box 3196, Ashland OR, 97520.  Phone: 541-482-4677. Siskiyou Brew Pub.  31 'B' Water Street, Ashland, OR 97520.  Phone: 541-482-7718.Standing Stone Brewing.  101 Oak Street, Ashland, OR 97520.  Phone: 541-482-2448.  E-mail Coffee HousesBeanery.  1602 Ashland Street, Ashland, OR 97520.  Phone: 541-488-0700. Campus Grounds Coffee Den.  1474 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, OR 97520.  Phone: 541-488-5367.Good Bean Co.  116 Lithia Way, Ashland, OR 97520.  Phone: 541-488-5012. Rogue Valley Roasting Co.  917 E...
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By Jared Hokanson, Your Home Sold, GUARANTEED!*
(Hokanson Realty & Jared Realty Group)
About Ashland OregonJared Hokanson - Realtor Medford Oregonhttp://www.jaredhokanson.com/Ashland is a pretty, small town...surrounded by gorgeous mountains, lazy creeks, and roaring rivers.  This is a place where incredibly talented chefs prepare locally grown cuisine to pair with award winning local wines.  A place where high tech meets high touch.  Home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and a variety of other visual and vocal artistry.  Ashland offers you the space to remind yourself who you truly are.  We invite you to come see it, drink it in, soak it up, and indulge your senses.Web LinksAshland School DistrictCity of AshlandSouthern Oregon UniversityThe Daily TidingsTravel OregonTripCheck.com From the Ashland Chamber of CommerceJared Hokanson - Realtor Medford Oregonwww.jaredhokans...
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By Cia Khakaura
(Re/Max Realty Group)
When I first started as a real estate agent in 1983 in California, most all my work was done within a 30 mile radius. Times have changed, thanks to the internet and the increase in real estate investing as a common way of building wealth. Nowadays, as an agent, I keep up with several different markets around the world for my clients. People are just as likely to buy in Costa Rica or list their condo for sale in Mexico at the same time. They may find they want to buy an apartment house in Texas or a new tract home as a rental in North Carolina. People want to know where the hot markets are, and it's my job to keep up and inform. That means that many times, instead of pushing my home town of Ashland, Oregon, I might be referring them to my friend in St. George, Utah who is building a bran...
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