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By Fred Chamberlin, Oak Harbor/Whidbeynulls, #1 Experienced FHA Mortgage Consultant
(Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA)
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Todd Clark (Realtor), GRI (Your Washington Co. Real Estate Expert) : Helping Families Home - Your Oregon Real Estate Blog, has tagged me with an interesting MeMe, a Christmas one. The idea behind the Christmas MeMe is that if we could get just one present, what would it be? I would be happy with ...

By Fred Chamberlin, Oak Harbor/Whidbeynulls, #1 Experienced FHA Mortgage Consultant
(Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA)
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Springfield Christmas Parade, December 2008 by Fred Chamberlin, Springfield/Eugene Real Estate Loan Officer

By Fred Chamberlin, Oak Harbor/Whidbeynulls, #1 Experienced FHA Mortgage Consultant
(Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA)
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I joined Active Rain in June and made my first "barely" adequate post on June 27 but between then and the end of the month, I posted 13 times and got 2 comments. Obviously I was the hit of the neighborhood. The bright spot was I picked up my first associate and subscriber, Leslie Stewart who has ...

By Fred Chamberlin, Oak Harbor/Whidbeynulls, #1 Experienced FHA Mortgage Consultant
(Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA)
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By Fred Chamberlin, Oak Harbor/Whidbeynulls, #1 Experienced FHA Mortgage Consultant
(Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA)
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By Fred Chamberlin, Oak Harbor/Whidbeynulls, #1 Experienced FHA Mortgage Consultant
(Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA)
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By Fred Chamberlin, Oak Harbor/Whidbeynulls, #1 Experienced FHA Mortgage Consultant
(Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA)
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Since it is the end of a long weekend, I thought I might end it with a photo essay and a few fun things to celebrate thankfulness. For those that don't know, Three Dog Night was a term used for how cold it was. On a particular cold night, three dogs would be invited into bed with your, therefore,...

By Fred Chamberlin, Oak Harbor/Whidbeynulls, #1 Experienced FHA Mortgage Consultant
(Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA)
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I thought a long time (for me anyway) about whether to write this blog or not. I didn't want to come across as if I were tooting my own horn just to hear it toot. I changed my mind about that when I was talking with a Realtor® that I really trust on the Springfield Board of Realtors® and she conv...

By Fred Chamberlin, Oak Harbor/Whidbeynulls, #1 Experienced FHA Mortgage Consultant
(Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA)
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While I was at the Fiesta Latina Saturday night, I tried a night view of the bridge over the Willamette River. I think it came out better than I expected. Needless to say, taking this kind of a picture with flash doesn't work. So, what do you think, is the picture worth the space? Our rivers are ...

By Fred Chamberlin, Oak Harbor/Whidbeynulls, #1 Experienced FHA Mortgage Consultant
(Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA)
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Viva La Fiesta!A celebration of Latin music, food, art and dance at Springfield's Island Park Friday and Saturday. Bienvenidos!   Bands played, dancers danced, food vendors fed patrons, car nuts saw the inside of low riders and found out how the heck they could jump up and down. Take a look at wh...

By Fred Chamberlin, Oak Harbor/Whidbeynulls, #1 Experienced FHA Mortgage Consultant
(Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA)
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I know there will be many people that will post basically this same blog today, but I still want to be one of them. I was getting dressed in the bedroom in Boise Id while watching Fox News (yes, I am one of those conservative types.) When all of a sudden, the program was interruped with a scene s...

By Fred Chamberlin, Oak Harbor/Whidbeynulls, #1 Experienced FHA Mortgage Consultant
(Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA)
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I got a call yesterday from my 6 year old granddaughter. She is the apple of her Grandfather's eye and knows how to make this gruff (sometimes) old man melt. I took her and her little brother to Disney World just after New Year's and am their favorite grandparent. Now, I don't know if Disney Worl...

By Fred Chamberlin, Oak Harbor/Whidbeynulls, #1 Experienced FHA Mortgage Consultant
(Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA)
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Bright Oak Meats, on the corner of 7th and Main Street in downtown Springfield Oregon is a real find. I didn't know about it until word of mouth reached my ear, and I had driven by it many times.  See, I am not just about flowers and vegetables. I like meat too. Local meat and different meat tha...

By Fred Chamberlin, Oak Harbor/Whidbeynulls, #1 Experienced FHA Mortgage Consultant
(Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA)
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Herrick Farms, a great place for fresh produce I love this time of year in Oregon. There is nothing better than fresh sweet corn on the cob and fresh field ripened tomatoes. Add a bit of cantaloupe and peaches for desert and you are in heaven. There are several places in and around the Eugene/Spr...

By Fred Chamberlin, Oak Harbor/Whidbeynulls, #1 Experienced FHA Mortgage Consultant
(Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA)
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I have two dogs, Peanut (minature poodle) and Princess Grace (Shi-tzu) and overall, they are good companions. This story is about Gracie. Now, when you think about Gracie, remember she is a Shi-tzu, with the emphasis on the first syllable. Gracie won't be one until November and has been an intere...
This post is meant to be a signal to all Realtors dealing with First Time Home Buyers, as well as first time home buyers themselves.  Beware of the loan officer that tells you that everything is going to be like a walk in the park.  Truth is, you are going to need to document everything that has ...

By Fred Chamberlin, Oak Harbor/Whidbeynulls, #1 Experienced FHA Mortgage Consultant
(Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA)
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OK, I have been thinking about this for some time. The only thing stopping me was I wasn't sure how to start it. I also didn't know exactly how to end it. As a matter of fact, I wasn't exactly sure what to put in the middle either. But, other than that, I knew exactly how I wanted it to go. I wan...

By Fred Chamberlin, Oak Harbor/Whidbeynulls, #1 Experienced FHA Mortgage Consultant
(Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA)
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The Jasper Extension, renamed the Bob Straub Parkway, should be done this fall when connection is made with Jasper Road. As an Oregon native and knowing who Bob Straub was (Governor 1975 - 1979), I am quite surprised that anything is named after him, except for a small rest area somewhere remote....

By Fred Chamberlin, Oak Harbor/Whidbeynulls, #1 Experienced FHA Mortgage Consultant
(Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA)
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Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend, Springfield, OR, is the newest, most state of the art hospital in Oregon. It has to be the newest, because it doesn't open until tomorrow. The staff has been working to get everything ready for the opening, including doing dry runs to transfer patients. T...

By Jason Roebuck
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Here is yet more motivation to get out there and get those buyers off the fence.  The Federal Open Market Committee decided to keep its target for the federal funds rate at 2 percent.  There was one dissenter on the committee who said that he recommended that they raise the target by a quarter.  ...

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