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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.