About Graham Farran

Graham FarranGraham Farran is a broker with Expert Properties, located at 620 N. 5th Street in Jacksonville. Contact them at 541-899-2030 or visit them online at www.expertprops.com.

Home Prices Soar…Will it Last? – by Graham Farran

Let’s Talk Real Estate – September 2017

Home prices soared over the last 5 years with the median price of a single family home in Jackson County increasing from $176,000 at the end of 2012 to $282,500 as of August 2017, yielding an increase of over 60%. The increase in the median price is only part […]

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What doesn’t sell in a hot market? – by Graham Farran

Let’s Talk Real Estate – July 2017

Southern Oregon, as well as most of the nation, is experiencing a record-low inventory of homes for sale. Matched with strong demand, prices are being driven up. One would think that all properties on the market are faring well, but it always goes back to supply and demand—and not […]

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Accidental Investors – by Graham Farran

Let’s Talk Real Estate – June 2017

I just left the title company where our clients picked up a $61,000 check—the proceeds from selling their house. What makes this such a great story is how young and financially smart this couple has been. I first met this twenty-something couple, two and a half years ago when […]

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Las Vegas – The Adult Disneyland – by Graham Farran

Let’s Talk Real Estate – May 2017

We just got back from a week-long real estate conference in Las Vegas. We hadn’t been there in a while and I was quickly reminded of what man has built in the Nevada desert. It’s a strange combination of fantasy hotels, 5-Star restaurants or buffets, carnival rides, gambling, world-class […]

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The Tipping Point – by Graham Farran

Let’s Talk Real Estate – April 2017

We just posted four articles to our blog, (expertprops.com/blog) from major publications—all focused on Southern Oregon. One article has Ashland listed, and another has Jacksonville listed, as the top towns in the US to visit. The other two both talk about our wine industry—one noting the awards we received […]

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5 Mistakes Sellers Make – by Graham Farran

Let’s Talk Real Estate – March 2017

According to a 2014 survey by the National Association of Realtors, 83% of people view their home as a good financial investment. Not only is their home the biggest single asset they own, it’s also filled with family memories—the average seller has lived in his house for a decade, […]

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Real Estate Prices Rise to Near-Record High – by Graham Farran

Let’s Talk Real Estate – February 2017

When you look at home values, you get a better picture if you look at long-term trends and not short-term trends. Quarterly home prices go up and down, but yearly growth and long-term growth give you a much better picture of where the market is headed.

Home values in Jackson […]

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Moving Made Easy! – by Graham Farran

Let’s Talk Real Estate – November 2016

There’s nothing easy about moving but there are some tips that can make moving easier. I have been a Realtor for 15 years and have watched 1,000+ clients move. I’ve also helped friends and family, and have acquired a lot of ideas that make the process smoother.

Here’s 6 tips […]

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Ten Reasons Why Real Estate is a Superior Investment – by Graham Farran

Let’s Talk Real Estate – October 2016

Do you have enough for retirement? Financial planners usually use the “25 Times Rule” to determine how much a portfolio should be worth for someone to safely retire. If you need $50,000 a year to live on when you retire, then, using the “25 Times Rule” you should have […]

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Home prices increase by over 66% – but will they continue to increase? – by Graham Farran

Let’s Talk Real Estate – September 2016

Being so involved in real estate, we look at sales numbers and home values every month, quarter and year. Sometimes the numbers go up and sometimes the numbers go down, but if you look at the numbers over a longer period of time, they tell a clear story. In […]

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To Own or Not to Own: That is the Question! – by Graham Farran

Let’s Talk Real Estate – August 2016

Rental Market—The rental market has gone crazy in the past few years with three inter-related trends that have impacted the rental market and caused rents to skyrocket in Southern Oregon and throughout the United States.

The first is the rapidly-growing population. There has been very little building during the recession […]

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3 Things We Learned in Panama – by Graham Farran

Let’s Talk Real Estate – July 2016

We recently had an unexpected opportunity to visit Panama, a country we only knew for the canal, Panama hats, the Van Halen song and recent tax invaders. What we found were ships of all types lining up to sail through the canal, a rain forest, and the perfect place […]

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The Quiet Roar! – by Graham Farran

Let’s Talk Real Estate – June 2016

I just left a private tour of the historic 1100-seat Holly Theatre in Medford and I couldn’t help to think how this area has grown and what an amazing combination of live theater, wineries and outdoor activities we offer. No wonder we were just voted one of the “10 […]

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Home Prices Increase 55% – by Graham Farran

Let’s Talk Real Estate – May 2016

Over the last 5 years, the median price of real estate in Jackson County has increased 55.6%! What makes these numbers even better is that most of the price increases have come in the last three years. Homes are selling quickly, pending sales are up and the number of […]

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How to Build a Retirement in 7 Years… My four Investment Epiphanies – by Graham Farran

Let’s Talk Real Estate – April 2016

My background in investments in the past has mainly been my 401(k) and my personal stock portfolio. Thirty five years of my life was spent in the high-tech industry, so that became the majority of my stock portfolio. I have seen my high-tech stocks double, triple and then crash! […]

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Christmas in France – by Graham Farran

Let’s Talk Real Estate – March 2016

After a ten hour red-eye flight from Salt Lake City, we arrived in Paris in the middle of the day. Getting through customs and walking through a packed airport during the Christmas holidays can be overwhelming, but a packed airport where few speak English is even more overwhelming. You […]

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Home Sales and Home Prices Climb in 2015! – by Graham Farran

Let’s Talk Real Estate – Dec 2015/Jan 2016

As 2015 comes to a close, we look back at the year in real estate for Jackson County and Jacksonville and take a stab at predicting home sales in 2016.

Jackson County—Great news for all homeowners as the median price of homes sold in Jackson County is up 6.44% […]

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Top 10 Benefits of Using a Property Manager – by Graham Farran

Let’s Talk Real Estate – November 2015

Over 36% of all single-family homes in the United States are rental homes and that number is climbing. Home ownership was at an all-time high in 2004 with 69.2% of single family homes occupied by the owners; but, that number has fallen to 63.5% and is expected to continue […]

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The Boomerang Effect “Home Buyers Returning in Droves” – by Graham Farran

Let’s Talk Real Estate – October 2015

They’re back! Eight years after the real estate bust, many past homeowners who lost their homes have rebuilt their credit and are back in the market—forming America’s growing ranks of “boomerang buyers.” In the next few years, these buyers will form one of the most important segments of the […]

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Biggest Bang for your Remodeling Buck! – by Graham Farran

Let’s Talk Real Estate – September 2015

Our houses are also our homes, so we believe it’s important to be comfortable in your home and have it reflect your personality and your lifestyle. Remodeling your home to your personal likes is important, but it’s also important to look at how much certain remodeling projects yield at […]

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Understanding the Role of Reverse Mortgages in Funding Your Retirement – by Graham Farran

Let’s Talk Real Estate – August 2015

Most people don’t know what a Reverse Mortgage (RM) is, and because they are a relatively-new financial mechanism for seniors in the United States, there is a lack of understanding. The reality is that RM’s may be an answer to one of the biggest economic problems facing the United […]

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What is Your Home Worth? – by Graham Farran

Let’s Talk Real Estate – July 2015

Home prices are rising as our economy continues to improve; retirees are retiring in droves and millennials are moving-out of their parents’ basements and into the housing market. Housing demand is strong and the inventory of homes is low—so home prices are being driven-up. So how do you figure-out […]

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The Death of Zillow? – by Graham Farran

Let’s Talk Real Estate – June 2015

Zillow is currently the most popular online real estate site, with 75 million unique visitors a month. Along with active listings of properties for sale, it also provides information on houses that are not on the market. You can enter the address or general location […]

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Home Prices Soar 41% in Jacksonville! – by Graham Farran

Let’s Talk Real Estate – May 2015

In the first quarter of 2015, the median price of a home in the city of Jacksonville increased 41.1% over the same period in 2014, with the median price of a home selling for $398,500. Jacksonville has now passed Ashland with the honor of having […]

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2015 Real Estate Market is Off to a Great Start – by Graham Farran

Let’s Talk Real Estate – April 2015

It looks like 2015 will be a great year for sellers to sell their homes and buyers to buy a home! It’s unusual that it’s a great market for both… but here is why.

For home sellers: the number of homes that have resold has increased by 18% and the […]

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The Accidental Landlord – by Graham Farran

Let’s Talk Real Estate – March 2015

If you unexpectedly find yourself with a home to rent, you’re what we call an accidental landlord. You never really planned on owning rental property, but maybe you’re facing a job transfer or recently inherited a piece of property. The local real estate market has rebounded nicely and homes […]

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Home prices increased 8% in 2014. What’s to come in 2015?

Let’s Talk Real Estate – February 2015

2014 Recap—2014 was a good year for the U.S. economy with 3 million jobs added and the unemployment rate dropping to 5.6%, the lowest level since June 2008. We also saw declining gasoline prices and natural gas prices in most of the Midwest and East Coast, all combined with […]

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Our Valley, Poised for Growth – by Graham Farran

Let’s Talk Real Estate – December 2014/January 2015

Since the financial crash of 2007, Southern Oregon has suffered high unemployment and little growth; but that all seems to be changing. We have been watching quietly as new homes are being built, businesses continue to move-in and acres and acres of grapes are planted.

Home Building and Commercial […]

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Thankful for Many in Southern Oregon’s Health Care System – by Graham Farran

At the moment, I can only wait patiently and repeat my heart-felt goodbyes to my 91 year old mom as she lies in a semi coma on her 10th day of hospice. Although I am so sad to lose my mother, I am at the same time so grateful for the time I have had […]

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What goes down must come up! – by Graham Farran

Let’s Talk Real Estate – October 2014

The real estate market in Jackson County continues its recovery this year with the median price of a home increasing by 15% from $195,000 in January, 2014 to $225,000 in August, 2014. The number of homes sold this year is about on par with last year with an average […]

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Drones attack the real estate market! – by Graham Farran

Let’s Talk Real Estate – September 2014

Prior to moving to Southern Oregon in 2002, I had just sold eBusiness Design, a web development company that specialized in helping large companies use the internet to market, improve customer service, distribute their product directly to consumers or just to inform their customers. When I arrived in Southern […]

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Mortgages 101 – by Graham Farran

Everything You Should Know About a Mortgage But Were Afraid To Ask

On a recent trip to Greece, I was very surprised that everywhere we went we would see homes that were only half-built and looked abandoned. When I asked if the economy was really that bad to justify all these abandoned homes, the response shocked […]

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Americans are on the move to Oregon! – by Graham Farran

United Van Lines recently published its inbound and outbound moving data for the year of 2013. The winners are Oregon and the Carolinas. The losers are New Jersey, Illinois and New York.

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Home Prices Up, Sales Down – by Graham Farran

The real estate market in Jackson County continues its recovery with the median price of a home growing by 4.2% for the first quarter 2014 to $187,500. The number of homes sold in the first quarter of 2014 has actually decreased to 345 compared to 389 sold in the first quarter 2013.

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Increase the Value of Your Home Before Selling – by Graham Farran

When preparing your home for sale, there are many inexpensive improvements that will bring you greater value and help sell your home faster.

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Unleash the Investing Power of a 401(k) – by Graham Farran

For years, the primary retirement plan was a company pension plan. At retirement, a retiree would receive a fixed sum, or a pension, paid by the employer. By offering a superior pension plan, employers, the government and labor unions attracted good employees...

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2014 Real Estate Market: The Year of the Repeat Buyer – by Graham Farran

2014 looks to be the year of the “repeat home buyer,” as interest rates rise and home prices increase—worsening affordability will discourage some first time home buyers. These won’t be the only changes as foreclosures slow, inventory stabilizes and the process of getting a mortgage becomes less hectic.

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2013 Real Estate Market “Year in Review” – by Graham Farran

Jackson County has had an incredible year in the Real Estate Market. Home prices in most metropolitan areas of the United States grew significantly in 2013, with the national median price rising at its fastest annual rate in eight years.

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Ten Reasons Why Real Estate is a Superior Investment – by Graham Farran

Do you have enough money saved for retirement? Financial planners usually use the “25 Times Rule” to determine...

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Low-Level Buzz – by Graham Farran

Do you feel it? Do you see it? Something is different! The Rogue Valley has a deafening low-level buzz rising in the air...

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To Own or Rent a Home – by Graham Farran

There are two inter-related trends that have impacted the rental market. The first is the rapidly growing number...

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Let’s Talk Real Estate – by Graham Farran

Here is a recap of real estate prices, sales and interest rates and how they have affected our local market...

By | July 30th, 2013|Featured Stories, Let's Talk Real Estate|1 Comment