Thursday, March 1, 2018

Relocation to Ashland, Oregon Guides & Maps (explore Ashland's outdoors and beyond)

Relocation to Ashland, Oregon Guides and Maps

Links provided go directly to PDF's of these maps and guides

Posted by TARA JACOBI 
Down to Earth Real Estate Service
Oregon Licensed since 1999
Principal Real Estate Broker
RE/MAX Integrity

Ashland Map and Guide Explore Ashland's Outdoors and Beyond...

 Ashland's Best Map and Guide


Ashland Parks and trails Maps (from City of Ashland)

Dog Friendly Parks 

Ashland Hiking Trails Maps

(detailed maps from City of Ashland)

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

HIKING in Southern Oregon, Exploring Ashland and Southern Oregon

Ashland, Oregon & Southern Oregon HIKING!!! 


Let's admit it ...the quality of life in beautiful Southern Oregon is defined by the outdoor activities the area offers. The majority of us who have relocated here, do so impart because of the stunning beauty the natural environment surrounding us. 
 The weather is lovely and mild almost all year round and the Mountains, Hills, Rivers and Creeks offer a plethora of outdoor activity for all energy levels:
  • Hiking the hundreds of trails in the area (all levels of skill) SEE MAPS & APP  BELOW
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting (all levels and kinds: Floating in a raft or Tahiti to white water rafting to Jet Boating) 
  • Fishing & Hunting
  • Paragliding
 My husband (Chris) and I are REAL People. We are empty-nesters (late 40's - mid 50's) and not the type to "workout". (dirty word!) I would much rather spend the afternoon hiking a hill, that may kick my butt, than sweating it out at the gym.  Needless to say, we are not the most perfectly "in shape" couple. He is much more likely to tackle a 10 mile hike, where as I top out at 5-7 at most.  I don't like really steep hikes or that feeling like your heart is going to explode any minute either. Yeah..I'm a bit of a wimp.  Most of these Easy to Moderate hikes, I have done and can speak to. Chris has done most hard ones as well. Yearly, he and a group from Harry and David, tackle Mount McLoughlin. I know… Crazy!! I happily wave to them as they leave and prepare dinner and drinks for when their dead lifeless bodies arrive back in camp.

Now that you know what frame of reference this is coming from, I will tell you there are really only 2 warnings I have for the newly relocated: you may run into Poison Oak and or Ticks on the lower elevation hikes. OK... don't freak out! It's not all hikes (see below) and they are easily avoided by simple routine: After any hike (particularly if you have not stayed on tail or have brushed up against anything bush like) take a shower wash your limbs well with a dish soap. (it's less expensive than Tecnu).  This will wash away the oils from any possible contact with Poison Oak. While washing, check yourself for ticks. Just in case. Lastly, If you have a puppy, brush them out and check for ticks that may have buried into their skin. Flush ticks down the toilet. Note: If you are relocating with pets, it's best to get them on an internal Tick and flea medication ASAP.  That way even if they do get bit, the tick will die. Less likely it will find you.  If you have further worries, concerns or questions, message me. We have had to deal with the learning curve on these 2 issues which means you don't have to. Below are only a very few of the hundreds of fabulous trails around the area.

 Ashland Hiking Trails Maps - (detailed maps from City of Ashland) 
FYI these are lower elevation hikes so watch for Poison Oak and Ticks (mainly in grassy areas). 


AllTrails - This is My Favorite Hiking Trail site and app 
Here is the search results for AllTrails in Ashland Or 

Looking for a great View Hike near Ashland?  Here are a few of the best View Hikes...

Hobart Bluff - Easy  (My personal favorite)

Grouse Gap - Easy  Watch for Poison Oak or Ticks
White Rabbit - Moderate Watch for Poison Oak or Ticks
(if you do a smaller portion of this one, I found it easy-moderate)
(I found the hardest part was at the very end, the climbing up boulders to get to the top…if I could do it so can most…just saying)

Near Medford
Table Rock upper - Moderate Watch for Poison Oak or Ticks
Table Rock lower - Easy Watch for Poison Oak or Ticks

(I found they both felt moderate…but I was out of shape)

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Relocation to Ashland, Oregon Guides and Maps

Clickable links will give you actual PDF maps and guides

 Ashland's Best Map and Guide


Ashland School District Web Site

Ashland Parks and trails Maps (from City of Ashland)



Dog Friendly Parks 

Ashland Hiking Trails Maps

(detailed maps from City of Ashland)

Credit for Maps, Guides, photos and sites given to Ashland Chamber of Commerce, City of Ashland, Ashland School District and SOU  

Saturday, February 3, 2018

New Home For Sale in Southern Oregon: Large, lovingly maintained, family home on .23 ac lot in East Medford

2710 Hawaiian Ave, Medford, OR

$315,000 ($25,000 price reduction)
3 BEDROOMS | 3 (2 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 2268 SQUARE FEET

$25,000 price reduction! Lowest, BEST, Price per Square Foot in East Medford! $139 per sf for 2268 sf home w/ Great Bones, lovingly maintained! Priced LOW, so you can do cosmetic updates you will love. Put in a little sweat equity elbow-grease and get the elbow-room you need inside & out on this large .23 ac lot. Bring your whole bunch & enjoy spacious rooms, welcoming entry, Livingroom & separate large family-room w/ wet bar. Kitchen breakfast nook & separate dining room for occasions when hosting at your house is a must. After dinner, step onto the covered deck & watch the little ones play in the huge back yard w/ a beautiful view of Roxy-Anne. Do you have Toys? This is the one, extra-wide side yard w/ Gate for RV, Boat, Jet Skis etc. X-large garage w/ storage & room for tinkering. At night, everyone will feel safe w/ all 3 brms together on the same level, but separated by bathrooms & closet for a little privacy. Roof replaced in the last 10 years, House painted 2015, Kitchen & nook flooring 2017, dishwasher 2017

Tara Jacobi - Principal Real Estate Broker Licensed in Oregon since 1999. RE/MAX integrity (Each RE/MAX office is independently owned & operated)

Thursday, January 25, 2018

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Completely & Lovingly Remodeled Charmer Cottage Medford Oregon

1244 Spring St, Medford, OR

3 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 

Completely & Lovingly Remodeled Charmer, adding an additional Brm & Bathroom. This home is now 3brm/2 full bths w/ a great layout that feels much larger than on paper. Some of the remodeled items: New Roof & Gutters, New Siding & trim, New Interior & Exterior Paint, New Vinyl Windows, New zonal heating & a/c, New flooring, all New Exterior & interior Doors & trim, refinished Cabinets, New plumbing lines & fixtures, New electrical lines & outlets, New Ceramic tile wood plank look floors in Kitchen, dining, both baths & laundry, New Stamped concrete path, New stackable washer & dryer, New Lighting fixtures, New Granite Counters & full height glass tile backsplash in Kitchen, New Tile Shower Surrounds Bathrooms, Kitchen appliances are (less than 3 years old)including Refrigerator, dishwasher, range & microwave. All this plus: Deep lot, additional parking & access to bus line. Must see inside to appreciate size, layout & remodel.

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Tara Jacobi

Principal Real Estate Broker
RE/MAX Integrity
Licensed In: OR
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Friday, September 15, 2017

Southern Oregon Preferred Local Lenders

Southern Oregon Preferred Local Lenders 

Loan Officer

NMLS# 226836

o. 541-734-9366 c.541-951-8077

3550 Excel Drive, Suite 101 Medford, Or

Heidi Schulzke
Mortgage Loan Consultant
Willamette Valley Bank  

NMLS #968222 #1053070

611 Medford Center Dr Medford Or

DEREK Winchel
Loan Officer
Fairway Mortgage
NMLS # 263562
955 Town Centre Dr Medford

Johnathan Adams
Senior Loan Consultant
Loan Depot

Brett Funk
Loan Officer
Summit Funding Inc.

NMLS ID# 410663 
Direct: 541-601-6525

1220 Corona Ave Medford, Or

David Sprague
VP/Mortgage Branch Manager
Umpqua Bank Home Lending
nmls #559130
Ph 541-618-6733
220 E. 10th St. Medford, Or

Example of Items you may need to gather:
1.Most pay check stubs covering the last 30 day period
Self- employed/ business owner applicants, a year-to-date profit & loss statement
2.Last 2 Years W-2's or 1099s
3.Last 2 years Federal Tax returns personal or corporate (all pages and schedules)
4.Most recent statements (all pages) for all assets:
Bank (all accounts)
mutual fund
retirement accounts (IRA's/401)
5.Your last Mortgage loan statement(s) (If applicable)

6.Your Drivers License