homes for sale: Homes For Sale in Grants Pass and Rogue River Oregon - December 2009 - 01/07/10 12:12 AM
Homes For Sale in Grants Pass and Rogue River Oregon - December 2009
The following results for the month of December 2009 for Grants Pass and Rogue River were compiled from records of single-family residential homes listed with the Southern Oregon Multiple Listing Service.
This inventory may be misleading when you consider all of those people who have either withdrawn their homes temporarily from the market and/or all those who are waiting until the market gets stronger before they attempt to list their Home For Sale.
December 2009 Grants Pass and Rogue River Real Estate Statistics
Number of Homes Sold: 69
 Number of Homes Actively on the … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Homes For Sale in Josephine County Oregon - December 2009 - 01/06/10 12:18 AM
Homes For Sale in Josephine County Oregon - December 2009
The following results for the month of December 2009 were compiled from records of single-family residential homes listed with the Southern Oregon Multiple Listing Service.
This inventory may be misleading when you consider all of those people who have either withdrawn temporarily from the market and/or all those who are waiting until the market gets stronger before they attempt to list their Homes For Sale.
December 2009 Josephine County Real Estate Statistics
 Number of Homes Sold: 74  
 Number of Homes Actively on the MLS: 733                    89 are Short Sales                    53 are Foreclosures
77 Are New … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Homes For Sale in Grants Pass and Rogue River Oregon - November 2009 - 12/04/09 09:23 AM
Homes For Sale in Grants Pass and Rogue River Oregon - November 2009
The following results for the month of November 2009 for Grants Pass and Rogue River were compiled from records of single-family residential homes listed with the Southern Oregon Multiple Listing Service.
This inventory may be misleading when you consider all of those people who have either withdrawn their homes temporarily from the market and/or all those who are waiting until the market gets stronger before they attempt to list their Home For Sale.
November 2009 Grants Pass and Rogue River Real Estate Statistics
Number of Homes Sold: 71
 Number of Homes Actively on the … (2 comments)

homes for sale: Homes For Sale in Josephine County Oregon - November 2009 - 12/04/09 09:22 AM
Homes For Sale in Josephine County Oregon - November 2009
The following results for the month of November 2009 were compiled from records of single-family residential homes listed with the Southern Oregon Multiple Listing Service.
This inventory may be misleading when you consider all of those people who have either withdrawn temporarily from the market and/or all those who are waiting until the market gets stronger before they attempt to list their Homes For Sale.
November 2009 Josephine County Real Estate Statistics
 Number of Homes Sold: 75  
 Number of Homes Actively on the MLS: 822                    78 are Short Sales                    39 are Foreclosures
73 Are New … (0 comments)

homes for sale: 10 Reasons Why The Holiday Season Is A Great Time To Sell - 11/15/09 11:39 AM
Kim Boekholder makes some really great points about why this is a great time of year to sell your home.  Please give me a call if I can help you. 541 441-4410.

10 Reasons Why The Holiday Season Is A Great Time To Sell.  Below is a list of reasons why now is the time to list.... Don't wait until spring.
 
*Sellers are dropping out of the market for holidays, less competition
*Buyers who are looking in the winter tend to be more serious buyers.
*Singles, couples, and empty nesters tend to wait while school is in session to … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Homes For Sale in Josephine County Oregon - 11/05/09 09:24 AM
Homes For Sale in Josephine County Oregon
The following results for the month of October 2009 were compiled from records of properties listed with the Southern Oregon Multiple Listing Service.
This inventory may be misleading when you consider all of those people who have either withdrawn temporarily from the market and/or all those who are waiting until the market gets stronger before they attempt to list their Homes For Sale.
October 2009 Josephine County Real Estate Statistics
 Number of Homes Sold: 74  
 Number of Homes Actively on the MLS: 880                    81 are Short Sales                    51 are Foreclosures
118 Are … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Homes For Sale in Grants Pass and Rogue River Oregon - 11/03/09 12:58 PM
Homes For Sale in Grants Pass and Rogue River Oregon
The following results for the month of October 2009 for Grants Pass and Rogue River were compiled from records of properties listed with the Southern Oregon Multiple Listing Service.
This inventory may be misleading when you consider all of those people who have either withdrawn their homes temporarily from the market and/or all those who are waiting until the market gets stronger before they attempt to list their Homes For Sale.
October 2009 Grants Pass and Rogue River Real Estate Statistics
Number of Homes Sold: 65
 Number of Homes Actively on the MLS: 742
79 Are … (3 comments)

homes for sale: Homes With Acreage For Sale In Cave Junction Oregon - 10/30/09 07:10 PM
Homes With Acreage For Sale In Cave Junction Oregon
Cave Junction is only a scant thirty minutes from Grants Pass in the heart of the beautiful Illinois Valley.
The Illinois Valley was originally named by one of the early settlers as it reminded them of home.
Those of us who move here from larger cities are used to spending anywhere from a half hour to a couple of hours twice a day just to go to work and back.  After awhile living here, we tend to think fifteen minutes is a long drive to anywhere.
I just sold a lovely home … (0 comments)

homes for sale: 3 Bedroom Foreclosures For Sale, Grants Pass, Oregon - 10/15/09 05:03 PM
3 Bedroom Foreclosures For Sale, Grants Pass, Oregon
Times are tough, and we all want to get good value for our money, and that is certainly true when buying a home.  In fact, we want great value, and buying a foreclosed home is a terrific way to do that!

As I am writing this, there are 45 active foreclosed homes for sale in Grants Pass, and 56 in Josephine County, Oregon.
Of the 45 in Grants Pass, 23 of them are 3 Bedroom Foreclosures For Sale,  currently priced between $60,000 and $450,000.  They range in size from 970 to 3324 interior square feet, and .11 and 10.1 acre lot sizes, … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Beginning the Wilderness Experience From Grants Pass, OR - 10/12/09 12:54 AM
Beginning the Wilderness Experience From Grants Pass, OR


Fall is a great time on the wild Rogue River. It looks so peaceful as it languishes through what normally are some of the most treacherous areas you could ever imagine.

A favorite place we have found can be reached by a trail that starts about 200 feet above the water,


and winds slowly downward through the striking Manzanita and pine trees.

Mixtures of

oak and a host of other varieties of deciduous trees



are warmly welcoming the change of season with their … (1 comments)

homes for sale: Hellgate Canyon, Near Grants Pass, OR - 10/12/09 12:38 AM
Hellgate Canyon, Near Grants Pass, OR


Here's another great reason to move to Grants Pass, OR.

Scenery like this in many parts of our country would cost you a bundle to enjoy. Here, it is free! All we ask is for you to take whatever you bring with you,  back out when you leave, so others may enjoy the beauty without litter and the scars of man.

This is the Hellgate Canyon where John Wayne and Katherine Hepburn fought the bad guys in the movie "Rooster Cogburn." My one regret is that I didn't accept the invitation … (0 comments)

homes for sale: A Dam Goodbye in Grants Pass, OR - 10/11/09 08:23 PM
A Dam  Goodbye in Grants Pass, OR
                                                                  
The Savage Rapids Dam in Grants Pass, OR is no more.
It stood since 1921, but Oregon's needs changed and she no longer needed the dam.  Besides that, recent studies by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife and the United States Fish and Wildlife have in the last two years come up with new statistics on the harm being done to our native salmon and steel-head by dams. 
I remember all these last 39 years I have lived in Oregon, seeing them dump millions of hatchery fish into our rivers each year to … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Going Rogue In A Drift Boat From Grants Pass, OR - 10/11/09 08:01 PM
Going Rogue In A Drift Boat From Grants Pass, OR
The fall is a beautiful time to travel lazily downstream. 

Drop off a vehicle down from where you want to start, go upstream to a good drop off area, and you'll wind you way through some of the world's most majestic scenery.


It looks so different from the river.

Be ready though, because the scene can change in the matter of a few short minutes, from tranquil to "keep the bow pointed downstream!"



"Look out for that rock!"

"Okay, we made it." 

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homes for sale: Move to Grants Pass, OR - 10/10/09 08:52 PM
Move to Grants Pass, OR
Have you wondered what it would be like to work in Grants Pass, OR?

As I sit here in my second floor office, I can see mountains. 

If I walk across the building, I can see mountains.  If I go to the other two sides of the office building, I can see mountains. 
 
When I first arrived here, I had not remembered that no matter where you look, you can see beautiful scenery.  Having lived in larger cities most of my adult life, it is a pleasure to look around and see something … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Move to Grants Pass, OR - 10/10/09 08:32 PM
Move to Grants Pass, OR
The city of Grants Pass lies in the beautiful Rogue River Valley about 60 miles north of Oregons' border with California.
Records show the name Grant was chosen for the new town to honor General Ulysses S. Grant for his victory at Vicksburg in 1863  in our Civil War.
 
Since Oregon already had a town of Grant,  the US Postal department made them choose another, so it was named Grants' Pass.  Yes, with the apostrophe which eventually disappeared.
From a town that originally was located at the site of a stage stop, namd Louse Creek, … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Another reason to move to Southern Oregon - 10/09/09 01:48 PM
Another reason to move to Southern Oregon
Near Gold Beach on Oregon's southern coast are numerous beaches that seldom, if every, see human footprints.
Many secluded coves and hidden inlets await the explorer who has time to search.  A very low population due to this area being so remote from any industrialized areas of the state leaves vast open spaces to the summer tourists.

 
When people travel to scenic destinations, they will try to see as much as possible in a limited allowed time.  With so much to take in, there are many areas the lie virtually undisturbed.

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homes for sale: A beautiful reason to move to Grants Pass, OR - 10/09/09 11:24 AM
A beautiful reason to move to Grants Pass, OR
A two hour drive from Grants Pass, OR leads you to the breathtaking Oregon coast and the town of Brookings-Harbor, Oregon.  From here northward are considered to be the most beautiful beaches in the entire state.



Views of the striking Pacific ocean are plentiful and are protected from unsightly development my the state owning and maintaining numerous parks and waysides.



You can sit and watch the ever changing kaleidoscope of green to blue waves as they plunge over the soft sands of our magnificent southern coast.  … (2 comments)

homes for sale: AT YOUR SERVICE WHEN MOVING TO GRANTS PASS, OR - 10/08/09 10:26 PM
AT YOUR SERVICE WHEN MOVING TO GRANTS PASS, OR
As your agent, I am at your service when moving to Grants Pass, OR.  Whatever your specific needs are, I  will fill them.  For example, if you're looking for a modest home in a small subdivision, near the water, I can find it for you.



When selecting your home, I'll  keep you out of the flood zones.
 

And I'll make sure that you're sitting high and dry!

When it comes to assisting you in other matters, I can refer you to the proper people.  If you … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Going Rogue! - From Grants Pass, OR - 10/04/09 05:52 PM
Going Rogue! - From Grants Pass, OR (no, not Sarah Palin's book)
The Rogue River was born in Oregon's Cascade Mountains in what is now Crater Lake National Park.  It grew up along a winding path through the rugged mountains to the blue Pacific Ocean.  It's childhood was a rough one, and it matured with a reputation for being both beautiful and unpredictable, and above all, extremely wild.

The Rogue River is aptly named after the Native American Tribes that lived in its valleys.  French Canadians employed by the Hudson's Bay Company, named the area Natives "Coquins," which is French for "Rogue," … (1 comments)

homes for sale: Moving to Grants Pass, OR and Josephine County, OR - 10/04/09 02:10 PM
Moving to Grants Pass, OR and Josephine County, OR
A great place to research the history of Grants Pass and Josephine County is the Josephine County Historical Society.
It is staffed by local citizens who volunteer because of a love for the area and can always use help.
They have a wealth of knowledge about the area and are truly public spirited, dedicated individuals who watch over an invaluable public trust.
Anyone who moves to Grants Pass, OR and Josephine County, OR does so because they want to!  No one moves to such a beautiful country because they have no other … (0 comments)