About Sandy J. Brown

Sandy J. BrownSandy J. Brown, lives in Jacksonville and is a land use planner and broker with Western Properties of Southern Oregon, LLC. She can be reached at sandyjbrown@gmail.com, 831-588-8204, or online at Facebook/Western Properties of Southern Oregon.

How Much Water Do You Really Need? – by Sandy J. Brown

On Real Estate & More – June 2017

Many households in rural areas of Oregon obtain their water from a well. The question that always comes up in real estate transactions is how much water does the well produce and how much do you need?

The amount of water needed will yield various results, though some websites […]

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Common Types of Mortgage Loans – by Sandy J. Brown

On Real Estate & More – May 2017

Buying a home involves many steps and the type of financing you choose is one of the most important. Just as homes come in a variety of architectural styles and prices, so do the ways you can finance them. While it’s easy to tell if you prefer a […]

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Why Won’t My House Sell? – by Sandy J. Brown

On Real Estate & More – April 2017

As a seller, nothing is more frustrating than having your property sit on the market without selling while other homes around yours proudly display a “Sold” sign! Here are several reasons homes don’t sell, and how to go about addressing this issue.

Price—Pricing your home properly from the start […]

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What Does a Realtor Really Do? – by Sandy J. Brown

On Real Estate & More – March 2017

Being a real estate broker is not easy. I will be the first to admit, before I became a broker, I didn’t have a real grasp of how much behind-the-scenes work good brokers really do. And considering how brokers are depicted on some reality TV shows, it’s understandable. […]

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Finding The Next Good Deal – by Sandy J. Brown

On Real Estate & More – February 2017

I have been involved with real estate to some extent my entire life. As a child, my parents spent much of their free time at open houses, always trying to find “the worst house in the best neighborhood.” My parents would then buy that house, remodel it, and […]

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Teamwork – by Sandy J. Brown

On Real Estate & More – December 2016/January 2017

Purchasing property is one of the biggest decisions most people will ever make, and your real estate broker is essential to making it happen. But it takes a team of professionals who work with your real estate broker, and a good Realtor will have an established team […]

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Water Rights in Oregon – by Sandy J. Brown

Water is an important resource anywhere, and the Rogue Valley is no exception. During the heat of the summer, it is relatively easy to see the lush green of those properties with water rights versus the brown fields of those without.

Those properties with water rights have additional value, […]

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Keeping Animals – by Sandy J. Brown

Pet restrictions are generally associated with rentals; however, homeowners also have animal restrictions, depending on the type of animal and where the property is located. If you’re looking to buy a condominium or in a planned subdivision (frequently called planned unit development or PUD), be prepared for rules. Lots of rules, covering everything from how […]

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Are Home Inspections Important? – by Sandy J. Brown

Jacksonville Review – September 2016

Buying a home is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. A home inspection is an inexpensive way to find out about the overall condition of the home. It is important to conduct a home inspection to avoid a costly mistake by purchasing a property […]

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Sustainable Food Systems – by Sandy J. Brown

One of the things I love most about the Rogue Valley is the abundance of fresh, local produce and other goods grown on our surrounding rural lands. However, with projected population growth and the legalization of marijuana, comes increased pressure on farmland and the ability of farmers to afford farmland.

There are a number of organizations […]

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Why Do I Need Title Insurance? – by Sandy J. Brown

A question that comes up continuously in real estate transactions is—“What is title insurance for and why do I need it?”

Title insurance is important because it protects buyers of real estate and lenders against any property loss or damage they might experience because of liens, encumbrances or defects in the title […]

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Many Steps in Purchasing a Home – by Sandy J. Brown

Once you make an offer on a home and your offer gets accepted, many people think there is not much more to it and that the home is virtually theirs. But hang on, there’s a lot more left before you own that home! Since we’re at the start of the home buying season, […]

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How Can You Buy a High-End Home? – by Sandy J. Brown and Jessica Hickman

Buying a home is an exciting event and often one of the biggest financial decisions a person can make. Most buyers do not have the cash funds available to purchase a home outright. This is especially true for properties within and around Jacksonville as prices continue to increase, which is intensified by a limited inventory […]

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How Marijuana is Affecting Real Estate in Southern Oregon – by Sandy J. Brown

The approval of Ballot Measure 91 in 2015 to allow the sale and use of recreational marijuana is making some dramatic changes to the landscape of Southern Oregon. You hear about it almost daily in the newspapers or on the news, you see new businesses sprouting up, and you see the price of real estate […]

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