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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)
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It's that time of year again! Rotary Club of Ashland Oregon will be holding their "A Taste of Guanajuato" fundraising event in August. The City of Ashland's sister city is Guanajuato, Mexico. Several reciprocal events take place throughout the year, and one of these events is the International support of Rotary Club of Ashland Oregon, Rotary International and the people of the Rogue Valley who are in partnership with Guanajuato Mexico and her citizens building affordable homes - FOR AROUND $3,000 EACH!!!! Rotary Club of Ashland is holding the second "A Taste of Guanajuato" with the hopes that once again Ashland will be able to help build 50 homes contributing $750 toward each of them with matching funds coming from City of Guanajuato and the State of Guanajuato, and the support of Club ...
By Chris Toogood, Coronado Local 619-865-3334
(Big Block Realty)
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I'm actually busy writing offers, so, I just wanted to post these stats and move on... http://www.somls.com/docs/180%20Day%20Stats%200609.pdf       But, of course, I want to add a few words (it's the Realtor in me) I just want everyone to take a moment (and call me as well) if these statistics don't add up to you. Sometimes they are hard to "read"... I also still feel that even though the market has leveled off there are some great buying opportunities out there. Like wise the inventory is still lower than average and if you are looking to buy now, this is a great time to use a Realtor. The reason is that we know the listings that are not currently on the market, so we can find what's out there, even if it's not listed.  Also, all the "For sale by owners" I have approached are willing t...
By Chris Toogood, Coronado Local 619-865-3334
(Big Block Realty)
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This year Ashland's, small town, family friendly, 4th of July event went safely and smoothly. It sounds like everyone had a nice time. This year the parade was video taped and placed on the Chamber of Commerce website for the first time ever. http://www.ashlandhome.us/ They are trying to work on the sound quality and promise next year the sound will be much better. I'm not sure how long this link will stay posted, but I thought it would be nice to watch if you missed the parade.        I really enjoyed being the Head Parade Chairman. This was my first year and luckily I had a ton of help from experienced parade officials from prior years. The parade went smoothly and the only negative comment so far was about a restaurant entry that was about three blocks long and very slow. Oh, and the...
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)
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                    Karen Cooper - OR/CA Mortgage Consultant - www.Quality4Loans.com Providing high Quality, Professional, Ethical service to Oregon and California home buyers and owners since 1983. Whether you are taking out your first home loan or your fiftieth, for your home, your second home or for investment, put my knowledge and expertise to work for you.
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)
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Karen Cooper - OR/CA Mortgage Consultant - www.Quality4Loans.com Providing high Quality, Professional, Ethical service to Oregon and California home buyers and owners since 1983. Whether you are taking out your first home loan or your fiftieth, for your home, your second home or for investment, put my knowledge and expertise to work for you.
By Chris Toogood, Coronado Local 619-865-3334
(Big Block Realty)
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I love the phrase that Mark Twain popularised. "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."  I believe The Southern Oregon Multiple Listing service truly does their best to keep the stats as accurate as possible. But things can get a bit skewed without anyone trying. Also not having all the information can distort statistics. One statistic comes to mind (not included in the attached statistics)  is the percentage of "Final Sales Price" compared to the "Listing  Price".  For example the average in Ashland right now is 94%. I have noticed that these percentages don't take into account prior "Price Reductions". So the 94% of asking price might actually look like 85% if you took into account the price reductions prior to that home recieving an offer.               Sta...
By Adam Bogle, CRS, Southern Oregon... The Most Recognized Realto
(TEN Realty Group)
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There are currently 315 houses listed for sale in Ashland. There are 35 pending sales, and 26 places sold last month. This roughly shows a 10 month supply of inventory in Ashland.
By Adam Bogle, CRS, Southern Oregon... The Most Recognized Realto
(TEN Realty Group)
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With every set of statisics I run or receive there is always good news....and there is always some bad news. That is the nature of real estate. What is good for sellers, is not necessarily good for buyers...and vice versa. That being said...it appears that we are approaching a point in the market where the two may be getting close to meeting...where there is a balance in the market, and neither the seller, nor the buyer has the convincing upper hand. That point is if we hit a point where there is about 6 months of housing supply at the current rate of sales and listings. We are getting there. It looks right now like there may be about a 8 month supply (down from 14). Sales by volume are up by 30% over this time last year (county wide) Sales by volume in Ashland are up 35% Median prices ...
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)
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One of the many amazing community programs the Rotary Club of Ashland Oregon has is the sponsorship of inbound and outbound youth exchange students. The community support that has gone in to this amazing life experience the participating foreign exchange students have is truly incredible, from the families that house them to the schools that teach them. For each incoming exchange student, three Host families step up to the plate and give the student a home during their stay here, sharing themselves, their homes, family and friends with these students.   The Rotary Club of Ashland's inbound student this year (2008-2009) is Nacho from Argentina who arrived at Rogue Valley International Airport in August. The Rotary Club of Ashland has two outbound students through the Rotary Youth Exchang...
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)
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It's that time of year again! The Rotary Club of Ashland Oregon is holding its annual Wine Raffle Fundraiser. Want to enjoy a truckload of wine? Southern Oregon Wines as well as many others? The members of the Rotary Club of Ashland Oregon each donate two bottles of wine (that's usually over 250 bottles, folks!), and there are some exquisite tasting wines included. I'm probably going to bring a couple of bottles of Agate Ridge Vineyard's award winning Petit Syrah to go with the Roxy Ann wines that are liekly to be in the truck. If you twist my arm, I might even sell you a chance to win - $10 per ticket. The proceeds of this raffle support several programs assisting under-priveleged youth and seniors in our local community, so it's a win-win! See you out there! Karen Cooper - OR/CA Mortg...
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)
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Lithia Springs Resort in Ashland Oregon is having their first Ashland "First Friday" event this Friday.   Southern Oregon Concierge Event! - Free Admission - No host bar   Artist:                       Rex Holt - Music by Incognito - Rogue Opera Display Food & Beverages:                Long Sword Vineyard - Wallaby White Walk About Brewery - Event Grill BBQ & Rogue Coffee Roasters Healers:          Marie-Hunter Ripper Indian Practitioner, Robert Levin, Chair Massage, Julia Marie Burns- Moving Aura Photography, Rex Holt-Certified Advanced Rolfer Gigi & Lynn Psychic Counseling - Light of Ashland Spa Health & Beauty Products-Joy Hiler Arbonne   Come on out and enjoy Ashland's First Friday, or stop by and discover the wonderful ambience you will find at the Lithia Springs Inn & Resort and e...
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)
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Last weekend was the Rotary Club of Ashland - Lithia Springs annual Crab Fest here in lovely Ashland Oregon. The event was sold out, as the secret is out about not only do you really get a TON of delicious crab to eat with your meal, but you'll have great company, music and good stuff to bid on at a great Silent Auction, with all proceeds going to a worthy cause - Kids First! With over $30,000 raised, lots of good work will be done. Who says the economy is putting a crimp in fundraising events! Congratulations Rotary Club of Ashland - Lithia Springs and Kids First! My husband and I were amongst the Big Winners of the Season Pass to Camelot Theater, a Gift Certificate to The Blue Giraffe Day Spa Salon and my husband is looking forward to having his teeth whitened by Dr. Mamut. See you o...
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)
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Have you heard of one of Rotary International's World Community Support projects, an affordable housing project that is a direct result of the Sister City partnership of Ashland, Oregon and Guanajuato, Mexico? This collabortive effort between multiple agencies has led to the construction of 50 affordable homes in Guanajuato communities, 200 Lorena Stoves and 6 playgrounds. Published in am.com.mx by Cinthia Rosiles Bejarano: Members of the Rotary Club of Guanajuato in conjunction with members of Rotary Club of Ashland donated 196,940 pesos for Andalusia DIF municipal building, 200 lorena stoves, and six playgrounds.  "Support is for families in diverse communities of the city with the delivery of the stoves by the end of March", said Martha Siekman Romero, president of the unit. To carry...
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)
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I attended the Ashland Oregon Greeters meeting this morning, kindly hosted byRick Harris and Krista Bolf, owners of Coldwell Banker ProWest in Ashland Oregon. We were given a treat to open up the holiday spirit by two of the Ashland Holiday Carolers. This group is recruiting singers who would like to volunteer to sing on the weekends during this holiday season, strolling through downtown Ashland sharing joy with us all. Look for them while doing your holiday shopping at the many wonderful Ashland shops or dining at the fantastic restaurants here. They'll be Singing in the Plaza from 6-9p.m. following the Festival of Light Parade Friday November 28th. Want to participate? Dress in period clothing? Sing at the top of your lungs? Have time available Saturdays and Sundays from Noon - 4p.m.?...
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)
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Recently, we visited the Green Springs Inn outside of Ashland Oregon. The restaurant here has been a pit stop of ours since our early days of moving to the Rogue Valley in Southern Oregon. Diarmuid McGuire had contacted me here through Active Rain, having seen from my Blog that I have a love of nature and an appreciation of the incredible beauty to be found here in Jackson County Oregon and the surrounding areas.                         Diarmuid wanted to share the amazing project he and his son Paddy have been working on - building 15 cabins next to the Green Springs Inn just 10 miles South of Ashland Oregon where the Siskiyou and Cascade Mountains meet. This is not just another hotel. These cabins are works of art that reflect the heart and soul of their builder/owners. Diarmuid told ...
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)
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Any Southern Oregonian who plays in the vicinity where the Siskiyou and Cascade Mountains join in Southwestern Oregon understands the incredible beauty to be seen in this federally protected area of Jackson County containing the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Pacific Crest Trail hikers, horse back trail riders, snowmobilers, cross country skiers and snowshoers from all around come to this area to enjoy its natural beauty and easy accessibility.                   At the junction of E. Hyatt Lake Road, which leads to the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, and Highway 66, about 10 miles South of Ashland Oregon you'll find the Green Springs Inn Restaurant and Lodge. After a handful of years being operated by different owners, this restaurant which first opened in 1982 and was purchase...
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)
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Did you know Route 66  winds its way right through Southern Oregon?  It was such a wonderful Autumn Day, with temperatures in the high 70's. We were chomping at the bit to get out of the house and enjoy this day. What better destination to have than no destination at all? Having communicated earlier in the week with Diarmuid McGuire, owner of the Green Springs Inn located about 10 miles South of Ashland Oregon (the McGuires are back!), we thought we would start our meanderings in that direction, and head down Route 66 to see what Fall Foliage we might experience along the way.      The scrub oak are presenting their fabulous colors, coating entire hillsides with their rusty color palate.    The groves of birch trees we found after looping out around Hyatt Lake and Howard Prairie Lake ma...
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)
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It is with great excitement that the new homeowners who have participated inthe Rogue Valley Community Development Corporation's Mutual Self-Help Program at Terrace Court are moving in to their homes. These 6 homeowners have completed their townhome units on the South side of Ashland on Siskiyou Blvd at Park Street, and are moving in to their homes. Congratulations to these homeowners and the incredible support system they have had through Rogue Valley Community Development Corporation and Jobs Corp teams that have helped these six families' dreams to become homeowners a reality! Rogue Valley Community Development Corporation is a local non-profit housing developer who has successfully built a number of homes for low income Jackson County residents. RVCDC held their meeting this past we...
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)
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Tabu Restaurant & Martini Bar is a favorite choice of locals and visitors alike. If you are looking for Nuevo Latino Cuisine, Martinis and/or some late night Free Salsa Lessons and Salsa Dancing afterward to work off your delicious meal, Tabu is the place to go.   Check out Tabu Restaurant and Martini Bar in Downtown Ashland across from the Shakespeare Festival at: 76 North PioneerAshland, OR 97520Phone: 541-482-3900     See you out there! Karen Cooper - OR/CA Mortgage Consultant - www.Quality4Loans.com
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)
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Allyson's Kitchen is a multi-faceted experience for its visitors. From their wonderful deli counter lunch offerings, to their Gourmet Chef supplies and cooking classes, to their Friday Night Wine Tastings, if you haven't been to Allyson's Kitchen, you are missing out on several wonderful experiences.  Check out Allyson's Kitchen in Downtown Ashland at: 115 East Main StreetAshland, OR 97520Phone: 541-482-2884 (Allyson's Kitchen is also open in Bend now, too.) See you out there! Karen Cooper - OR/CA Mortgage Consultant - www.Quality4Loans.com

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