Medford, OR Real Estate News

By Coldwell Banker Cutting Edge, "Your Proactive, Trusted Real Estate Advisor"
(Coldwell Banker Cutting Edge)
 Southern Oregon is a magical place to live and we are blessed to have thee most amazing builder in our Gated Community in the East Medford Hills, Innsbruck Ridge.Last night, Sam Sarich Construction, won the 2015 Builder of the Year award for Jackson County. He is our only builder in the 60 lot Gated community of Innsbruck Ridge. There are still 54 lots available and Sam Sarich builds custom dream homes starting in the $650,000 range on up. Call us today for your own private tour of what we have available at Innsbruck Ridge and to see what we can build for you in Innsbruck Ridge! Clason & Brittny WhitneyColdwell Banker Pro West(541)840-6573
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By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Grants Pass, OR)
Not long ago, I asked Siri a question... What's the meaning of life?  She replied, "Life... is a Magazine."  Classic, I thought.    After the shits and giggles wore off, I started to reflect on her answer.  When I was young, my Mother used to share sugar over the fence post with her neighbors.  Now, we share life's happenings over Facebook and Twitter posts.  No difference I guess... but sometimes minus the sugar.Our viral conversations can be snippety snip and often contain a bite bigger than the neighborhood dog.  Would our parents have said such things over 'real' posts in years gone by?  I wonder.In a world where negativity runs rampant at the speed of light, a gracious word and kind deed stands out like honey to our lips.  Perhaps we can all make more of a concerted effort to share...
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By Coldwell Banker Cutting Edge, "Your Proactive, Trusted Real Estate Advisor"
(Coldwell Banker Cutting Edge)
   Fabulous Craftsman style home in Medford's newest fully gated community, Innsbruck Ridge, built by Sam Sarich Construction. "The Clearwater" plan will feature cedar front custom entry with lots of wood styling. Timber Tek decking overlooking the city of Medford. Home has 4 bedroom, den/office, 3 and a half baths of quality all on .28 acres with room for a pool. The cooks kitchen has stainless appliance package. Granite counters, hardwood floors, and pantry. Master has custom tile shower, double sinks, tub, walk-in closet and great views. Come visit Medford's Innsbruck Ridge, a 60 lot gated community!THIS BUILDER WILL BUILD CUSTOM HOMES ON THESE LOTS TO SUIT BUYERS NEEDS.
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By Coldwell Banker Cutting Edge, "Your Proactive, Trusted Real Estate Advisor"
(Coldwell Banker Cutting Edge)
  Expansive valley views from this gorgeous knoll top home. Brand new TimberTek deck is a great way to enjoy the valley views below. This home has a large main level with all of your living necessities, kitchen, living room, dining, bedrooms, etc. Downstairs is a bedroom/studio with it's own bathroom, sauna, and outdoor patio. Upstairs is a large master suite with a balcony! This beautifully designed home also has a private gated entry, oversized garage, large shed, and a lot of paved parking. Plenty of room for your RV! Yard is very low maintenance. Welcome to your dream home! -4 Bedrooms-4 Bathrooms-3,109 Square Feet-1.93 Acres-$485,000 
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By Coldwell Banker Cutting Edge, "Your Proactive, Trusted Real Estate Advisor"
(Coldwell Banker Cutting Edge)
 Spectacular, unobstructed views!  This magnificent Northwest contemporary home built by Sam Sarich has an incredible look and feel. Massive .43 acre lot with plenty of room to install a pool. Huge reclaimed fir wood beams, stately gas fireplace with mantel. Wall of windows invite one to take in the soaring mountain views. Step onto the Timber Tek deck for entertaining or relaxing. Kitchen has chiseled edge granite, Wolfe range, subzero fridge, and pantry. Master has custom tile shower, tub, double sinks. This Amethyst floor plan is spectacular. This is Medford's newest fully gated community. 4 Bedrooms 3.5 Bathrooms 3872 Square Foot .42 Acre  
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By Coldwell Banker Cutting Edge, "Your Proactive, Trusted Real Estate Advisor"
(Coldwell Banker Cutting Edge)
 Outstanding one of a kind custom home on nearly 1 acre, .70 irrigated year around. Griffin Creek frontage to BBQ around and listen to the sound. Huge shop area and tons of storage. Could be more sq. ft. if one wanted. Radiant floor heat throughout, gas fireplace, and second story large room. 21 ft. cedar vaulted ceilings. Two large decks, property is bordered on 3 sides by farmland. This home shows extremely well and is a hard to find gem in the Rogue Valley. This property is tranquil and so peaceful.~4 bedrooms~2 bathrooms~2410 Sq.Ft.~$450,0002200 Hull Rd. 
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By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Grants Pass, OR)
There's a new buzz on the street and it starts with Z.  Many of you may be noticing that your active listings on Zillow are no longer showing 'For Sale.'  If you haven't checked, you should.  The dark days of Zillow have begun.  Up until a few days ago, Zillow received their listing syndication feed from a portal called ListHub (which is owned by Move, Inc).  The two companies have been feuding and recently parted ways, leaving Zillow without a direct feed to listings.  As a result, many listings have gone 'dark' and are no longer showing up 'For Sale' on Zillow. Zillow has been negotiating with 850 MLS's across the country to secure a direct feed for listings.  Smaller MLS's may be last in line to secure a feed with Zillow, as larger MLS's are receiving top priority.  That said, you ma...
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By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Grants Pass, OR)
I read a quote from Mark Zuckerberg this morning.  When asked what he looks for when hiring a prospective employee, the brainchild responded, "I will only hire someone to work directly for me if I would work for that person."  Words of wisdom from a Millennial genius. Is there truth to... Great minds think alike?  Should we surround ourselves with brilliance?  People often say that if you're the smartest person in the room, you're in the wrong room.  My childhood mentor used to tell me that "Iron sharpens iron."  Nuggets of truth. In a recent MLS class, a group of newbie Realtors fired off questions in usual fashion, which I had no trouble answering.  But then, I was hit with a few zingers that I hadn't encountered before.  In that moment, I recognized some brilliant souls in the room. ...
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By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Grants Pass, OR)
Do you find yourself juggling a boatload of tasks that only YOU have the expertise in handling?  Just when you think you have one problem solved, you jump into the ring to conquer another contender.  Exhausted and overwhelmed from the constant barrage of peeps pulling at your coattails, you begin to conjure up imaginary thoughts of running away to a deserted tropical island.  Does this sound like you?  If so, you're not alone. Entrepreneurs are not only doers... they're dreamers too.  We start off with grandiose ideas that lead us down the yellow brick road in search of the magic kingdom and its mysterious wizard.  No one tells us about the tripping hazards along the way.  Maybe we skipped that class or we just weren't listening.  Yes it's true, entrepreneurs can have thick heads too.  ...
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By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Grants Pass, OR)
  I watched a YouTube video interview of one of my favorite musicians, Ed Sheeran, and I was intrigued by his incredibly kind and humble demeanor.  When asked about the origin of his good nature, he responded, "I have good parents."   A lovely answer, and one that caused me to reflect upon life in general.  Recently, our Southern Oregon real estate community lost another beloved soul.  It's no surprise that Realtor Jolie Johnson's sudden and unexpected death has generated an outpouring of love on Facebook.    I was touched by a common thread of adjectives used to describe her... "she was kind, loving, and a gentle spirit."  Her colleague's admiration for her speaks volumes to a life well lived.  It's obvious that love emanated from her veins.    When it comes right down to it, and the f...
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By Coldwell Banker Cutting Edge, "Your Proactive, Trusted Real Estate Advisor"
(Coldwell Banker Cutting Edge)
Immaculate updated home in the Larson Creek Subdivision. This home is ready for the perfect buyer to come through, it shows like new. Lovely hardwood floor throughout the main living area and master. Gorgeous arched doorways throughout this home. Large great room with a gas fireplace, granite and vaulted ceiling in the kitchen and a nice pantry. Formal and informal dining areas. Split floor plan with master separate from other bedrooms. Master boasts a walk-in closet, large soaking tub, large shower, and a double vanity There is a lot of built in storage in this lovely home. Mature landscaping in the backyard to enjoy while sitting on your private covered patio. The yard also has privacy fencing and in-ground sprinklers. New 25 year roof put on in 2013. New water heater in 2014. Gated ...
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By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Grants Pass, OR)
Today, I looked up into the heavens and said... Yes, there is a God!  With little time to spare, but plenty of fret to waste, we held our breath as I presented our 5th written offer for my clients.  For a moment, I felt like Moses pleading with God... Please don't let my people be homeless! With just three days left before my clients had to move out of their home, and three rejected offers under our belt, things were not looking good.  Panic started to set in.  So, I did what any good Realtor would do... I started to pray (in the shower... LOL). God... we need a newer 4 bedroom home, on a large lot, that's move-in ready.  And oh, it must be vacant, and the owner must be willing to allow early occupancy so my clients can move in asap.  Is that too much to ask... God? The next day, a hous...
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By Coldwell Banker Cutting Edge, "Your Proactive, Trusted Real Estate Advisor"
(Coldwell Banker Cutting Edge)
This beautiful home offers breathtaking views from atop the Rogue Valley. It was built in 2005, and still looks like new. It boasts 4 bedrooms and 2 full, and 1 half bathrooms and is 2877 Sq. Ft.. There is an office as well as a large game room/family room. There are 2 decks to enjoy the expansive views right from your own home! It is located at 4109 Barbara Jean Way in Medford, OR, please call either listing agent for a tour of this one of a kind home!       It is a bit rainy here the day of posting, but even in the rain, this home shows beautifully!                 How can you beat this beautiful view of our Rogue Valley?       This home shows pride of ownership and shows like new. Top notch views of the Roxy Ann Vineyard, the Rogue Valley, and the city lights. Huge decks with cedar ...
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By Coldwell Banker Cutting Edge, "Your Proactive, Trusted Real Estate Advisor"
(Coldwell Banker Cutting Edge)
              Great Investment Opportunity! Brand new paint with new shutters gives this 4-Plex great curb appeal. Each unit is 910 sq. ft. with 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. Each unit has washer/dryer hookups, and kitchen appliances. All units are currently rented out to good renters. Currently brings in $2615 monthly in rents. Seller currently pays water, sewer, and garbage. Convenient location, alley access, solid property. A definate must see for any investor, or for yourself, if you want a monthly cash flow!   Call listing agent to preview this property, do not disturb the tenants! 23 Elm St. Medford,OR 97501 $350,000  
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By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Grants Pass, OR)
Many have asked why I chose the pen name... The Naked Blogger.  Especially since I'm a relatively conservative gal who's pretty much chosen the straight and narrow path through life... accompanied by a trusted moral compass.  So what's all the fuss about The Naked Blogger?   When I was in the sixth grade, I dabbled in a game or two of Truth or Dare.  Every time someone asked... Truth or Dare, I waited with eager anticipation to hear the answer.  The risky behavior that sometimes followed filled me with curiosity.  However, my fascination for the game quickly ended when I accepted a dare that sent me to the closet with a boy I didn't like.  Awkward for sure, but a useful lesson in teaching me to make wiser choices.      Truth is...  getting naked doesn't have to be awkward.  Inhibition o...
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By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Grants Pass, OR)
There's something incredibly appealing about being called gorgeous.  Even if one isn't gorgeous, being called gorgeous might make one revel the thought (even for a moment).  Recently, I had one of those moments. It's been a long and physically taxing week to say the least.  I staged and listed two homes, attended one signing, celebrated one closing, minus one hour of sleep thanks to Daylight Savings.  If you know me well, you know I cherish my zzzzz's. My feet felt like I'd walked a thousand miles barefoot over burning coals, and my legs gave way to jello.  But, who needs a reason to play?!  Not this girl.  I drove 30 miles along a scenic stretch of Interstate 5 in the Pacific Northwest from Grants Pass to Medford, Oregon.  My car instinctively knew the route to Mellelo Coffee Roasters....
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By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Grants Pass, OR)
Hello REALTORS®.... Did you know that you'll be able to get a .REALTOR domain name in the near, near future? Yes indeed, NAR is securing their own .REALTOR Top-Level Domain for REALTORS® to use.  It's a cool way to brand yourself as a REALTOR® and stand out from the crowd.  For those of you hoping to claim your name (i.e. MelindaPeterson.REALTOR), it's best to 'reserve' your spot on the Priority Registration List now, especially if your name happens to be a common one like Smith or Jones.  Here's the skivvy... Only members of the National Association of REALTORS® and the Canadian Real Estate Association can call themselves REALTORS®, and only REALTORS® will be allowed to use the new .REALTOR domain in connection with their names.  Sign up now through Dec 31 to be first in line to receiv...
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By Kathryn J., Rentec Direct
(Rentec Direct)
 Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October, 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect battered women’s advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. The Day of Unity soon became a special week when a range of activities were conducted at the local, state, and national levels. These activities were as varied and diverse as the program sponsors but had common themes: mourning those who have died because of domestic violence, celebrating those who have survived, and connecting those who work to end violence. In October 1987, the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was observed. That same year the first national toll-free hotline was begun. In 1989 t...
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By Jared Hokanson, Your Home Sold, GUARANTEED!*
(Hokanson Realty & Jared Realty Group)
  The following information is what the "seller says": We love the small town feel of Medford, with a larger town feel!  Lots of outdoor things to do like golfing at Centenial, skiing at Mt. Ashland, ice skating at the RRink, boating at Stewart State Park.  We've love salmon fishing the world famous Rogue River or rafting with some of the great rafting companies during the summer, or hunting in the nearby hills outside of Prospect.  Don't miss a hike to the Table Rocks or Roxy Ann to take in the view of all of Southern Oregon. Medford has some great restaurants, especially if you like ethnic foods: El Arrieto for Mexican food, King Wah & Silver Dragon are some of our favorites. Our favorite grocery shopping places are Winco (they have great fresh produce) & Costco when you want some lar...
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By Joe Yates
(eXp Realty)
To Be The Best...   What Does It Take To Be The Best?   No one ever accidently went to work at 6am. No one ever accidently set goals and created business plans. No one ever accidently trained and studied their profession. No one ever accidently delivered on a promise.   That's Right! No one ever accidently became The Best.   The desire to be good at what you do is common and the motivation can come from many sources. It may be Competition, Fame, Fortune or just wanting to show those who said "you couldn't do it" that you actually could.   These may be good ways to get started but they are not the source that will allow us to sustain our motivation and become...The Best.   True motivation that will lead to true success must come from within. All motivators except for ourselves are ever c...
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