Medford, OR Real Estate News

By Jared Hokanson, Your Home Sold, GUARANTEED!*
(Hokanson Realty & Jared Realty Group)
Immaculate home in Medford!Type: Single Family HomeLocation: 3000 Far West, Medford, OR 97501Bedrooms: 4, Bathrooms: 2 full, 0 half, 0 three-quarter bathPrice: $159,900Description: Remarks WOW! You'll love this home with its fresh new look! The bright living with gorgeous laminate flooring opens up to the dining room and stunning kitchen. The kitchen is immaculate with its luxurious tile countertops and new Thomasville/Diamond cabinets with self closing features, new range/oven and dishwasher. The family room/Sun room is perfect for relaxing. Master suite with beautiful tile surround. Large fully fenced backyard with separate workshop and shed. This home even has RV parking and RV hookup. Visit www.TopSouthernOregonAgent.com for more information.Contact Information:Jared HokansonRE/MAX...
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By Jared Hokanson, Your Home Sold, GUARANTEED!*
(Hokanson Realty & Jared Realty Group)
Custom Craftsmanship!Type: Single Family HomeLocation: 2426 E. Main Street, Medford, OR 97504Bedrooms: 3, Bathrooms: 2 full, 0 half, 0 three-quarter bathPrice: $195,000Description: Quiet East Main custom Art Dubs built home on corner lot. Experience the quality craftsmanship with lots of custom woodwork. Large open living room with vaulted ceiling and fireplace. Family room and living room open to the back patio. Kitchen includes breakfast bar, trash compactor, oven, and cooktop. Large lot with in-ground sprinklers and mature vegetation. Nice planting area for garden with brick retaining wall. Large storage room and shop off of the two car carport. Visit www.TopSouthernOregonAgent.com for more information.Contact Information:Jared HokansonRE/MAX Platinum2594 East Barnett, Suite B Medfo...
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By Jared Hokanson, Your Home Sold, GUARANTEED!*
(Hokanson Realty & Jared Realty Group)
Move in Ready!Type: Single Family HomeLocation: 3180 Forest Hills Dr #B, Medford, OR 97504Bedrooms: 3, Bathrooms: 2 full, 0 half, 0 three-quarter bathPrice: $130,000Description: Move in Ready! Close to schools and shopping. Fantastic open great room. Kitchen has lots of cabinets and tile flooring. Range/Oven, dishwasher, and refrigerator included. Master suite with private patio. Fully fenced backyard. 2 car garage.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 3180 Forest Hills Dr (google map) (yahoo map)
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By Coldwell Banker Cutting Edge, "Your Proactive, Trusted Real Estate Advisor"
(Coldwell Banker Cutting Edge)
                       All Homes On Market (including rural)   Ashland Oregon had a -22.7% change. Talent Oregon had a -19.3% change. Phoenix Oregon had a -39.5% change. Jacksonville Oregon had a -14.8% change. NW Medford Oregon had a + 28.9% gain. West Medford Oregon had a -29.9% change. SW Medford Oregon had a -6.9% change. East Medford Oregon had a -19.2% change. Central Point Oregon had a -16% change. White City Oregon had a -32.8% change. Eagle Point Oregon had a -18.5% change. Shady Cove/Trail Oregon had a -3.7% change. Gold Hill and Rogue River Oregon had a -23.1% change.   All but one area had a good sized decline in Listing inventory in Southern Oregon which is a good sign we are going to get balanced back out.  
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By Coldwell Banker Cutting Edge, "Your Proactive, Trusted Real Estate Advisor"
(Coldwell Banker Cutting Edge)
For the folks who don't know what this is about I think it is fabulous for downtown Medford Oregon as it will bring life and some class to the area.  Lithia Motors is going to build a four story 40,000 sqft Lithia Building and a two city park blocks.  This is an area right now that does not look pretty and Medford Oregon is such and amazing place that it is great to get downtown area spruced up a lot. Now the negative people are saying well this is not what was intended in the first place, there was supposed to be a 10 story 100,000 sqft building and some other goodies but what they fail to look at is the demise of the auto industry.  Granted things are coming back but everyone as learned a lesson and needs to re-tool their agenda. Go for it Lithia MotorsI am behind you 100% and when yo...
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By Gary Swanson
(Century 21 Harris & Taylor)
Moving To Southern Oregon Southern Oregon was once centered around Jacksonville because it quickly became the gold mining capital of the area. As mining was responsible for developing the entire Southwest corner of Oregon, Jacksonville was the county seat.  It was named for Jackson Creek which runs through the town. Unfortunately for Jacksonville, it was off the beaten path and higher in altitude than Medford, so logically for the future railroad, everything had to shift to the east.             Medford, so named because it was the middle of three fords across the Rogue River, was the logical choice for the future dominance of the area. Several times over the years Medford greatly increased in size; 1905-1910 saw a 400% boom, and there were more automobiles per capita in Medford than an...
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By Coldwell Banker Cutting Edge, "Your Proactive, Trusted Real Estate Advisor"
(Coldwell Banker Cutting Edge)
This picture is taken of North Medford High School in Medford Oregon 97504. North Medford was the winner of the 2004 OSSA Oregonian Cup - recognizing excellence in academics, athletics, activities and sportsmanship. The North Medford High Black Tornado finished 3rd in the 2006 Oregonian Cup race, 2nd in 2007 and 3rd in 2008.  Fabulous work to all involved in these accomplishments. Whether looking for the correct school district in Medford Oregon/Jackson County or looking to purchase a home you can use me as a resourse.  I know all the Medford Oregon School Districts and I have a map which shows me the street lines for cut offs. If looking to purchase a home in a certain Medford OR School district I can narrow the search down that way and have homes directly emailed to you.  I can also ...
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By Coldwell Banker Cutting Edge, "Your Proactive, Trusted Real Estate Advisor"
(Coldwell Banker Cutting Edge)
Hoover Elementary School Medford Oregon 97504, this is the front of the school.   This school not only rates as one of the top elementary schools in Medford Oregon but ranks up there in the State of Oregon for Exceptional school. This school is located off of Siskiyou street in East Medford.  Hoover Elementary school in Medford was rated as Exceptional by the State of Oregon 7 out of the last 9 years which only a small fraction of schools out of 600 in the state were rated Exceptional by the state multiple time. Congratulations to all that accomplished that feat, awesome work!   I am very familiar with the area around Hoover Elementary School in Medford Oregon so if you are needing help locating a home in this school district or any other school disctrict in Jackson County I will be mor...
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By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Grants Pass, OR)
Happy Valentine's Day from Harry & David - Medford Oregon.  One of my favorite places to shop in Southern Oregon for chocolates and other yummy gift ideas is Harry & David - Medford Oregon.  America's most wonderful gift company for over 75 years, Harry & David offers delicious Valentine's Day gifts including fresh flowers, gift towers, and gourmet chocolate gifts.  A great way to say "I Love You," Harry & David offers a yummy assortment of classic chocolates with a variety of flavors and fillings, making perfect Valentine's Day gifts for everyone of your favorite Valentines.  Voted Money Magazine's winner over both Godiva and boutique brands, Harry & David's chocolate gifts are sure to impress. Valentine's Day Gifts From Harry & David - MEDFORD OREGON Looking for more romantic Valentin...
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By Jared Hokanson, Your Home Sold, GUARANTEED!*
(Hokanson Realty & Jared Realty Group)
Beautiful Like-New!Type: Single Family HomeLocation: 2986 Merriman, Medford, OR 97501Bedrooms: 3, Bathrooms: 2 full, 0 half, 0 three-quarter bathPrice: $125,000Description: This beautiful like-new home has a fantastic open floor plan with the kitchen and great great room. Private Master Suite with large walk-in closet. Laundry with sink. Fully fenced backyard! 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 2986 Merriman (google map) (yahoo map)
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By Jared Hokanson, Your Home Sold, GUARANTEED!*
(Hokanson Realty & Jared Realty Group)
Quiet and Affordable in the East Side!Type: Single Family HomeLocation: 2046 Young Circle, Medford, OR 97504Bedrooms: 3, Bathrooms: 2 full, 0 half, 0 three-quarter bathPrice: $164,900Description: Great East Side Home! Well maintained home on a cul-de-sac. It's close to everything. Vaulted ceiling in the living and dining rooms, hardwood floor as well. Covered backyard patio and fully fenced yard too! This home is a must see!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 2046 Young Circle (google map) (yahoo map)
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By Jared Hokanson, Your Home Sold, GUARANTEED!*
(Hokanson Realty & Jared Realty Group)
A Classic & Elegant East Medford Home!Type: Single Family HomeLocation: 1538 Pebble Beach Court, Medford, OR 97504Bedrooms: 4, Bathrooms: 3 full, 0 half, 0 three-quarter bathPrice: $415,900Description: A classic and elegant East Medford home! This home features a 3 car garage and detached 2 car garage/shop. A rare 4 bedrooms + office and 3 full baths. Open gourmet kitchen with island adjacent to family room with fireplace. Large new deck. Fully sprinkled landscaping on quiet cul-de-sac.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 1538 Pebble Beach Court (google map) (yahoo map)
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By Jared Hokanson, Your Home Sold, GUARANTEED!*
(Hokanson Realty & Jared Realty Group)
Excellent East Medford Location!Type: Single Family HomeLocation: 3075 Century Way, Medford, OR 97504Bedrooms: 3, Bathrooms: 2 full, 0 half, 0 three-quarter bathPrice: $214,500Description: Excellent East Medford location!! Close to country paths or downtown shopping in a 10 minute drive. Hoover/Hedrick School area - home is just minutes to RVMC! Fresh exterior and interior paint with relaxing colors throughout. New high-efficiency windows and new roof summer 2009. Glass top range with convection oven is less than 1 year old! Family room has a fireplace with insert. New automatic sprinklers. Other upgrades include new gas water heater 2007, new toilets in last three years, digital thermostat, and range area is plumbed for gas if conversion to gas range is desired.Visit www.TopSouthernOr...
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By Jared Hokanson, Your Home Sold, GUARANTEED!*
(Hokanson Realty & Jared Realty Group)
Rare 4 bedroom home!!!Type: Single Family HomeLocation: 949 Ivy Street, Medford, OR 97501Bedrooms: 4, Bathrooms: 2 full, 0 half, 0 three-quarter bathPrice: $100,000Description: 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 949 Ivy Street (google map) (yahoo map)
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By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Grants Pass, OR)
Dutch Bros Coffee - Southern Oregon Canned Food Drive.  Grants Pass-based Dutch Bros Coffee Company plans its annual Dutch Love "Cans for Coffee" food drive to benefit ACCESS Inc.  Coffee lovers can receive a free cup of their favorite Joe (today) in exchange for bringing 3 cans of food to any of the 19 Dutch Bros coffee locations in Jackson County Oregon. Last year's Dutch Bros Coffee - Southern Oregon Canned Food drive raised 9,522 pounds of food for ACCESS, Inc.  The ACCESS Food Share Pantry (22 pantries in total) provide food for more 7,200 people each month in Southern Oregon.
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By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Grants Pass, OR)
Best Buy Store comes to Medford Oregon!  Southern Oregon's first Best Buy electronics store will set up shop at the former site of Joe's Sporting Goods in the busy Poplar Square shopping center in Medford.  Finally, Southern Oregon will have a place to shop for electronics.  Now, if only we could score a Trader Joe's! Best Buy Store will open sometime this summer in Medford Oregon.  Best Buy will likely employ an estimated 100 people.  That's good news for Rogue Valley residents... especially if you're searching for the latest and greatest electronic gadget. Welcome Best Buy!  We've been waiting for you!   
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By Coldwell Banker Cutting Edge, "Your Proactive, Trusted Real Estate Advisor"
(Coldwell Banker Cutting Edge)
On January 26 th the CoStar Group presented their 2009 review of the U.S. retail market.  Take heart!  While the numbers aren't pretty, it's not all doom and gloom.    Shown below are the top 10 salient points from their webinar presentation.  The positive points have been bolded:   1.    Retail sales per capita are down about 7% from their peak in 2007.   2.    The largest declines in retail sales since April 2009 have occurred in Furniture & Home Furnishing stores (-3.3%) and Building Materials & Garden Supplies (-4.1%).    3.    Same store sales are improving from December of 2008 (down -8% to -10% from the previous year) to December of 2009 (0% to 2%).   4.    The last 3 quarters of 2009 showed ever increasing leasing activity indicating an improving economy.    5.    Free standing ...
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By Matt Jameson, Medford Web Designer
(The Atlas Group - Southern Oregon Real Estate-Medford Homes)
  A new social networking platform was recently released called Google Buzz. www.google.com/buzz I thought as our companies designated technology research-ist, I had better sign up and check it out. Here are my thoughts: 1. What does it really do? Well, so far I am not impressed, and am quite under-whelmed. The interface is clunky, slow, and difficult to navigate (and I say that as a techie) - which I think will ultimately prevent it from catching on as quickly as its competitor. 2. Where' the Google juice? I always look to see how beneficial a blog or social network will be for my Google search rankings. So far I see no real value in this platform, until at which time they allow for more robust content posting. Currently you can only post updates and photos (similar to the Twitter mode...
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By Matt Jameson, Medford Web Designer
(The Atlas Group - Southern Oregon Real Estate-Medford Homes)
 So you have a Facebook page to promote your business. Do you know how to use it? Most Realtors with Facebook pages utilize them to help market listings and keep their Facebook "friends" up to date about the changing market. Some go a step further and also provide information for buyers and sellers designed to make the buying and selling process easier to understand. These are great uses of Facebook, but many Facebook users overlook one very important thing: Using your account privacy settings to ensure that your posts are viewed by the right people. Before I get into what this entails it is important to understand why Facebook privacy is important. You should ask yourself this question: Did you use Facebook as a personal social network PRIOR to using it for marketing? If so you need to...
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By Coldwell Banker Cutting Edge, "Your Proactive, Trusted Real Estate Advisor"
(Coldwell Banker Cutting Edge)
I have a great newly remodeled home in SW Medford it was an REO foreclosure, my clients purchased it and fixed it up. The property closed December 19th 2009, so I get a call yesterday and an agent asks me do we need to wait 90 days to write an offer since her buyer is from an FHA loan?  I personally thought that went away as I read an article about that a couple weeks ago. I called my lender from Wells Fargo and he said the program stopped Feb 1, 2010 and the new rules have not come out yet.  Another question can we write on the property and close after the 90 days if it is still in effect?  Better yet who can explain the 90 flip FHA rule?
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