Accidental Investors

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I just left the title company where our clients picked up a $61,000 check – the proceeds from selling their house. What makes this such a great story is how young and financially smart this couple has been. I first met this twenty- something couple, two and a half years ago when he was transferred here by the army; she …

The Tipping Point

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We just posted four articles to our blog, (expertprops.com/blog) from major publications – all focused on Southern Oregon. One article has Ashland listed, and another has Jacksonville listed, as the top towns in the US to visit. The other two both talk about our wine industry – one noting the awards we received from the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition …

Las Vegas – The Adult Disneyland

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We just got back from a week long real estate conference in Las Vegas. We hadn’t been there in a while and I was quickly reminded of what man has built in the Nevada desert. It’s a strange combination of fantasy hotels, 5-Star restaurants or buffets, carnival rides, gambling, world class productions and live entertainment, all with a slight undertone …

Southern Oregon: Five Terrific WineTasting Stops

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Southern Oregon: Five Terrific Wine Tasting Stops Article by Mary Orlin, The Mercury News When people think of Oregon and wine, it’s the Willamette Valley — the famed chardonnay and pinot noir mecca just south of Portland — that springs to mind. But Southern Oregon boasts an appealing wine region near Medford, with more than 150 wineries producing 70 varieties of wine. …

The Tipping Point Article By Graham Farran

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The Tipping Point We just posted four articles to our blog, (expertprops.com/blog) from major publications – all focused on Southern Oregon. One article has Ashland listed, and another has Jacksonville listed, as the top towns in the US to visit. The other two both talk about our wine industry – one noting the awards we received from the San Francisco …

Southern Oregon Wineries take Top Honors at San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

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Article By Mail Tribune For the second time in four years, Pebblestone Cellars has walked away from the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition with Best of Class accolades. The 2014 Ellis Vineyards Viognier topped its peers last week in the nation’s largest wine competition, judged in the Sonoma County berg of Cloverdale and celebrated at Fort Mason. The Camp Baker …

5 Tips For Winter Weather Maintenance

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The winter season causes some serious challenges and dangers for homeowners. This is true whether you live in your home, rent it out or have it up for sale. The severe weather and storms that are indicative of the winter season include things like rain, snow, high winds, thunder and lightening. Each of these weather systems can cause some serious …

Applegate and Rogue Valleys are among the top twelve underrated wine regions in the WORLD.

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Oregon is often confused as being a misty gray place full of lush forest, Pinot vineyards, and affected hipsters. Yes, those conditions exist, but mostly in the northern rain shadow between the coast and the Cascade Range. Much of the state has a dry and sunny clime, including down south where the diverse vineyards of the Rogue and Applegate Valleys …

How To Manage Maintenance Requests At Your Rental Property

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Having a rental property is a great investment and as we go into the new year and you get ready to file your taxes – those investment benefits will be realized! However, a big part of maintaining your investment is to make sure that the maintenance to the property is upheld. Here are a few ways that you can deal …

9 Ways to Prepare for Winter

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9 Ways to prepare for winter    Now that the leaves are falling, you know snow and freezing temperatures are soon to follow. Here are 9 good ideas that we need to get done before winter to prevent costly home repairs. 1. Prevent Plumbing Freezes – Protect your outdoor facets A ruptured pipe can ruin your home and everything in …

The best small towns in America

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While there’s nothing quite like the energy of the big city, the hectic pace isn’t for everyone, and urbanites themselves often need a respite. But the U.S. is home to thousands of perfectly charming small towns that are great places for weekend escapes—or to settle down in. We’ve swept the country to find some of the best, whether you’re looking …

430 South Fifth Street Jacksonville Oregon 97530 – For Sale

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$299,000 MLS# 2962707 Beautiful 2 Story Cedar home. 3 bedroom, 2 baths in the heart of downtown Jacksonville. Beautiful landscaping surrounds the entry of the home. On the main floor is the living room, open and spacious kitchen with stainless steel appliances, one of three bedrooms with a sitting area, dining area open to the living room, full bathroom and …

Moving Made Easy

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There is nothing easy about moving but there are some wise tips I have learned over the years that can make moving much easier.  I have been a Realtor for 15 years and have watched over 1,000 clients move. I’ve also helped friends, mother and grandmother, so I have seen a lot of pain but I have acquired a lot …

Home prices increase by over 66%

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But will they continue to increase? Being so involved in real estate we look at sales numbers and home values every month, quarter and year. Sometimes the numbers go up and sometimes the numbers go down, but if you look at the numbers over a longer period of time they tell a clear story. In the last 5 years, Jackson …

To Own or Not to Own. That is the Question?

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Rental Market: The rental market has gone crazy in the past few years with three inter-related trends that have impacted the rental market and have caused rents to skyrocket in Southern Oregon and throughout the United States. The first is the rapidly growing population. There has been very little building during the recession and it hasn’t kept up with the …

3 Things we learned in Panama

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 3 Things we learned in Panama We recently had an unexpected opportunity to visit Panama, a country we only knew for the canal, Panama hats, the Van Halen song and recent tax invaders. What we found were ships of all types lining up to sail through the canal, a rain forest, and the perfect place to hide your millions! Rain …

Home prices increase by over 55%

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Over the last 5 years the median price of real estate in Jackson County has increased 55.6%! What makes these numbers even better is that most of the price increase has come in the last three years as 2011 and 2012 weren’t great years for real estate values. Homes are selling quickly, pending sales are up and the number of …

Jacksonville Voted Top 20 Small Towns to Visit by Smithsonian Magazine

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“Jacksonville’s gold deposits were discovered in the 1850s, and the town’s past still glitters today, literally. The famed Jacksonville Inn was actually built out of sandstone that had specks of gold in it. The town thrived as a commerce capital until its fate changed when, in 1884, the railroad connecting eastern Oregon with a national rail network bypassed Jacksonville, and …

Southern Oregon Voted Top 10 Wine Destinations in 2016

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“Shakespeare Festival Once known for its Shakespeare festival, wine now steals the show in Ashland. Oregon MapThe story of Oregon wine no longer begins and ends with Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, as many of the state’s most exciting new offerings hail from Southern Oregon. The region’s six American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) begin at the California border and extend north nearly …