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On a weekly basis we bring up to date current information about the real estate market in Medford, Eagle Point, Pheonix and the surrounding areas of Jackson County and Josephine County Oregon.!

Tag Archives: Ashland Oregon

Oct 31 2013

Mistakes Home Owners Often Make With Their House


When it comes to remodeling or taking care of a house, some homeowners make some unrealistic choices. Do not go overboard on the remodeling of your house.  It is so easy to get caught up in the emotional attachment or the designing that you can throw the budget out the window. Be realistic about pet odor.  Animals can be wonderful and bring us great joy.  But along with that they bring odors and hair.  Big or small they all smell and they likely shed as well.  You should have your carpets and furniture cleaned at least every six months and open the windows frequently to help get rid of any pet odors. Do not remove walls unless you verify they are not load bearing.  It can be disastrous if you do not get the help of a professional contractor. Curb appeal separates one neighborhood from another.  Unkempt yards can reduce property values.  Do not be “that” neighbor who does not mow their lawn or trim the shrubs.   Related articles Remove Those Pet Odors With These Quick Tips

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Jul 29 2013

First Time Buyers Purchase Short Sale


A Short Sale For First Time Home Buyers When first time home buyers purchase a short sale it can be very challenging.  There is nothing I enjoy more than  helping a client find a home.  Buying a home for the first time can be scary and challenging.  Making a final decision is not easy.  Recently we had an opportunity to help these buyers find their first home in Medford Oregon. Our first home buying experience was a wild ride; luckily we had the right help to get us through this new experience and made it as memorable and fun as we were hoping for.  We ended up putting an offer in on a short sale house shortly after we began looking at homes in the Medford area. Vic started by showing us houses that were in our price range with the features that we were looking for without pressure to jump on any one. Of course once we found the one we wanted it became a little nerve racking making that big decision to buy it. We decided on a two bedroom, one bath house that was built in the 1950’s. It was our perfect starter house. Overall the process was as smooth as we could have hoped for with a short sale and with Vic on our side we ended up coming in under budget and closing earlier than we expected.  Now we are loving everyday in our new home and are very excited to begin adding our own little touches. If you are looking for a home or know someone who is searching for a home in the Medford Oregon tell them about the Alba Group or better yet give us a call and we promise we will follow up and treat your referrals like royalty. Related articles Do you know What exactly is a short sale in real estate? Need to know how to Handle a Short Sale of your home? Want to Buy after Short Sale or Foreclosure?  

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Jul 28 2013

What Sold For $1,000,000 in Ashland Oregon?


 Sold For $1,000,000 The highest sale that sold for $1,000,000 or more in Southern Oregon during June 2013 was 10880 Corp Ranch Road in Ashland Oregon. This amazing estate created of high quality and efficient materials and systems offering an incredible value for those discriminating buyers looking for a home of this magnitude. This 6,000-square-foot home is part of an exquisite estate nestled amidst 13.84 acres of privacy and solitude, complete with sweeping views of the Cascade and Siskiyou Mountains. Exteriors are wrapped with mahogany siding and trim, flowing Klamath River rock belly band and the roofs with concrete tiles.  Energy Saving The energy saving geothermal radiant heated floors consist of bamboo, tile and travertine. The home features high efficiency insulation plus low-voltage Vantage lighting and control systems. Gorgeous Kitchen In the kitchen you will find rare imperial blue quartz granite is used for counter tops, there are mahogany and lacewood cabinets and built-ins. Throughout the house you will find maple doors and windows. Large windows and skylights allow for natural light to pour in, not to mention mesmerizing views when looking out!  Great Room The great room was made for entertaining and comprises approximately 1,000 square feet, and features hand-worked 100-year-old fir beams forming a spoke pattern in the vaulted ceiling, plus massive skylights, top-of-the-line lighting system, gas fireplace and a wood-burning fireplace.  Master Bath The master bathroom features limestone flooring, rain forest marble dual-sink vanity top and back splash, jetted tub with rain forest marble surround and glass enclosed dual shower, toilet and bidet, and radiant heat flooring.  The Garage The detached 3-car radiant heated garage has 1,266 SF of additional living space above, including guest quarters with a full bath and an executive-style office with half-bath.  Outdoor Landscaping The landscape design includes a lagoon style pool, multiple waterfalls, jetted spa and landscaped pond.  Sold For $1,000,000 The property came on the market on August 24, 2012 for $1,790,000 and sold on June 10, 2013 for $1,450,000. Buyer used conventional financing to complete the purchase. Current year’s property taxes are $20,309.  

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Jun 20 2013

What Can You Buy For 1 Million Dollars in Ashland Oregon?


142 Hitt Road, Ashland, OR The highest sale in Southern Oregon during May 2013 was 142 Hitt Road in Ashland Oregon. This 4,800 sq ft estate with four bedrooms and four full baths was custom built in 2004 and is situated on 1.4 acres in the Strawberry Lane area. It’s private, yet it’s located just a few minutes away from Lithia Park and the downtown Plaza.  Located in Ashland Oregon The stucco-finish house features beautiful mountain and panoramic views  of Ashland Oregon to the north, well-proportioned living areas, and top-quality construction and design throughout this luminous home. There’s a Polynesian-style roof, dramatic entry and beautiful natural surfaces including limestone, granite and beechwood flooring. In addition to the four bedrooms, there are two beautiful offices, a family room, a formal dining room, a whole-house water filtration system and allergy-free ventilation system. Nearby are excellent hiking trails as well as other upscale homes on large lots. The property in Ashland Oregon, came on the market on November 11, 2012.  Orginially it listed for 41,399,oo0.  It sold on may 31, 2013 for 92.9% of list price.  Purchased for $1,300,000, this buyer got a deal! The buyer of this property used conventional financing to effect the purchase. Current year’s property taxes are $14,894. Related articles Happy Home Buyers of Medford Oregon 2013 Fire Season Begins In Ashland On June 3, Three Weeks Earlier Than Last Year Southern Oregon’s best cultural festival: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, naturally Southern Oregon’s best bike ride: Bear Creek Greenway’s trail connects Ashland, Central Point

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