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Home Sale Statistics: August to October 2011 - Ashland, OR
Jared Hokanson, Realtor Southern Oregon (Hokanson Realty)

 

 

Ashland is a city in Jackson County, Oregon, USA. It is near the California boarder and located south of the Rogue Valley. Ashland is well-known for its annual Oregon Shakespeare Festival that brings thousands of tourists to the city each year. Other than the OSF, Ashland also has the Cabaret Theater and Independent Film Festival which features musical and films every year. Ashland is also known for its parks and recreation areas. This includes Lithia Park which is more than 92 acres, that has two ponds, a Japanese garden, tennis courts, public greens, outdoor stage, and hiking trails. Population in Ashland increases at 2.8% from last year, totaling to 20,078 according to U.S Decennial Census.

 

Statistics from August - October 2011

 

 

89.4% of the residential properties that sold from August 1 through October 31 this year including rural.

 

Total active listings for the Jackson County reached 1,490 houses. 254 houses were sold in Ashland for an average of 117 days in the market, getting a median price of $195,000 with a 3.5% drop from last years’ quarter period of $305,000.

 

The number of Ashland foreclosures (reo's) is 7 with a median price of $207,500. The number of Ashland short sales is 4 with the median of $186,500.

 

 

 

If you or someone you know is looking to buy or sell in Southern Oregon, contact JARED HOKANSON for a free consultation.

 

Median Price means the midpoint, with half of the sales being above and half below the listed number; it is not the same as average. Median prices reflect overall market trends and are not a measure of pricing for individual properties. Small sampling sizes can lead to wide variances in year to year comparisons. “REO” means Real Estate Owned, indicating bank or mortgage company ownership. “Short” stands for Short Sale, where third party approval is required for the transaction.

Statistics are based on reporting by REALTORS® to the Southern Oregon Multiple Listing Service.

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A Glorious Sunday Drive On Route 66
Karen Pierce (Karen Pierce | Housing Counselor |Oregon)

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.

    Green Springs Mountain scrub oak displaying fall colors

The scrub oak are presenting their fabulous colors, coating entire hillsides with their rusty color palate.

   Near Hyatt Lake, Ashland Oregon

The groves of birch trees we found after looping out around Hyatt Lake and Howard Prairie Lake made a brilliant splash of yellow against the vibrant green of their evergreen backdrop.

   Near Hyatt Lake, Ashland Oregon

Looping back around Dead Indian Memorial, SR 37 and Highway 140 gave us our chance to bid our Summer playground adieu, while preparing ourselves for the different color palate we'll see when this playground becomes our Winter playground within the next couple of months. 

  Near Hyatt Lake, Ashland Oregon

This area sees a fair amount of snow each year, but the main roads are kept clear of snow leaving all our favorite spots accessible to us year round.  Howard Prairie Lake Resort's season runs April 15 - October 15, but the rest of the area is open during the winter. We plan to make it to Table Mountain Winter Play Area for sledding, with lunch and hot cocoa afterward at either Hyatt Lake Resort's restaurant or at Green Springs Inn

If the temperatures are cold enough this winter to freeze this section of the Howard Prairie Lake, we just might try snow shoeing from Camp Apserkaha over to Buck Island, which is one of our favorite places to anchor our boat off of when we sleep out under the stars in the Summer time.

We so love living and working in Southern Oregon!

See you out there!

Karen Cooper - OR/CA Mortgage Consultant - www.Quality4Loans

Karen Cooper Southern Oregon|California Mortgage ConsultantKaren Pierce - Housing Counselor/Certified Foreclosure Intervention & Default Counselor

               NMLS #223305

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Winter Fun on Table Mountain at Hyatt Lake, Oregon
Karen Pierce (Karen Pierce | Housing Counselor |Oregon)

It was a beautiful day to go sledding, and we weren't the only Southern Oregon residents to think so!  We headed off to our favorite sledding hill at Table Mountain Winter Play Area just across from Hyatt Lake. This is one of our favorite family time day trips for many reasons. Only 20 miles from Ashland, Oregon, off Hwy 66 to Dead Indian Memorial Road to the turnoff to Howard Prairie/Hyatt Lake, its location cannot be beat.

                              

The roads are well maintained, although sometimes a little icy with the gorgeous pines in this forest shading the roads. Once you turn off to go up to the snow park, you will traverse .7 miles on top of the packed snow. We attempted it once in our Honda Civic, but even with chains on, could not make the grade once we turned on to the entrance road, so would recommend you take an All-wheel or 4-wheel drive vehicle.

   Table Mountain Winter Play Area

After the fun, we headed over to the restaurant at the Mountain Resort at Hyatt Lake. Whether it is for our traditional post-sledding hot cocoa or for a nice hot lunch, we've always enjoyed the friendly, good service and great food at this restaurant so close to Table Mountain Winter Play Area. This resort also offers Camping Cabins for rent year round from $129-169 per night depending on the size and amenities, and winter Sno-Cat rides. Right next to the many snowmobile, Nordic ski, snowshoe trails here along the Pacific Crest Trail, it has a great location for winter sports enthusiasts.

 

See you out there!

Karen Cooper - OR/CA Mortgage Consultant - http://www.quality4loans.com/

Karen Cooper Southern Oregon|California Mortgage ConsultantKaren Pierce - Housing Counselor/Certified Foreclosure Intervention & Default Counselor

               NMLS #223305

ACCESS - "Helping People Help Themselves Since 1976"

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