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Welcome to Grants Pass, Oregon. We at Re/Max Ideal Brokers, Inc. are proud of our community and the great living environment we enjoy. Quality of life is important to the Grants Pass community and the spirit of the city is evident. The Rogue River runs through the city and offers beauty and recreation. Re/Max Ideal Brokers, Inc. is a progressive, energetic and forward-thinking real estate company with over 70 full-time professional sales associates that know our area and the people we serve. Our offices are open seven days a week, year round. We live here, work here, raise our families and enjoy the quality of life here. We realize the importance of making your move a smooth and enjoyable experience and have created this personalized Relocation booklet to help simplify the moving process and the purchase of a new home. A spirit of friendship thrives in our area and in our offices, and we want you to be as happy with your new home and community as we are, it is our hope to service your real estate needs now and for years to come. Sincerely, Re/Max Ideal Brokers, Inc. Lana Lavenbarg, CRS, GRI

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Index To Articles: WELCOME TO GRANTS PASS ........................................................... COMMUNITY PROFILE ..................................................................... MAJOR EMPLOYERS ......................................................................... GRANTS PASS PUBLIC SCHOOLS ..................................................... RETIREMENT LIVING ......................................................................... HOME BUYER CHECKLIST.................................................................. DO YOU NEED A HOME INSPECTION? ............................................. MAKING THE MOVE EASIER ON KIDS .............................................. BUYERS CLOSING COSTS .................................................................. CHECKLIST FOR MOVING .................................................................. MONEY SAVING COUPONS ...............................................................

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Index To Services: (Area Code 541 Unless Otherwise Noted) Real Estate Services: RE/MAX Lana Lavenbarg .................. 955-5510 Mortgage Financing: America One Mortgage, LLC. ............ 472-1600 Insurance: My Insurance Office, LLC ..................................... 244-2220 Home Inspection: Southern Oregon Home Inspection ....... 956-0464 Internet Services: ABC Office Machines ............................... 479-1481 Phone/Cellular: Chat Cat ........................................................ 956-4408 Pizza: Domino’s Pizza ............................................................. 472-8601 Medical Services: Valley Immediate Care .............................. 479-1090 Credit Repair: Consumer Credit Capital ......................... 1-888-879-1177


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Community Profile ABOUT GRANTS PASS Grants Pass is a city in, and the county seat of Josephine County, Oregon. The city is located on Interstate 5, northwest of Medford, Oregon. Attractions include the Rogue River, famous for its rafting, and the nearby Oregon Caves. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 23,003. As of 2007, the population is 30,930, making it one of the fastest growing cities in Oregon. HISTORY OF GRANTS PASS Early Hudson's Bay Company hunters and trappers, following the Siskiyou Trail, passed through the site beginning in the 1820s. In the late 1840s, settlers (mostly American) following the Applegate Trail began traveling through the area on their way to the Willamette Valley. Although a post office with the name Grants Pass was established on March 22, 1865, the city of Grants Pass was not incorporated until 1887, a year after when it had become the county seat. In 1922, a group of local businessmen incorporated the Grants Pass Cavemen. Taking their name from the nearby Oregon Caves National Monument, this group was one of many groups of boosterism common in the United States at the time. For decades afterwards, this group would represent their city in countless public gatherings, dressed in furs and bearing clubs, performing such uncivilized acts as capturing female crowd members and politicians and putting them in their cages. To honor this group, in 1971 a fiberglass statue of a caveman was erected at the corner of Morgan Lane and Sixth Street. Grants Pass High School's mascot is also the caveman. The original monument was damaged by arson in 2004 and repaired in 2005. ECONOMY Historically the city's economy has been based on timber. However, in recent years the importance of timber on the local economy has decreased and has subsequently been replaced by tourism as the most prominent source of revenue for the city. Tourism is now a very visible part of the city.


TOURISM During the summer, there are many different attractions for tourists to visit. There is a growers' market, concerts are held in Riverside Park on many summer nights, and there are many other parks to visit. Every year, statues of various northwest animals line the streets. During the winter, there are the Christmas murals on many downtown streets. Year round, there is First Friday Art Nights. On the first Friday of every month, many the city's stores hold art shows and other showings. A Quick Snapshot of Grants Pass

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Major employers: Historically, Grants Pass's economy has been based on timber from federal owned land. However, in recent years logging has been heavily reduced. As a result, only one of the original twenty mills are currently in operation. Grants Pass has tried to replace the lumber industry with tourism. Although tourism is nothing new to Josephine County, tourism is now a very visible part of the city.

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ALBERTSON’S SISKIYOU FOREST SERVICE TIMBER PRODUCTS / Grants Pass SAFEWAY HIRE CALLING - part time HIGHLAND HOUSE NURSING CTR ESAM GRAYBACK FORESTRY TAPROCK NORTHWEST GRILL GRANTS PASS CLINIC FIRST STUDENT EDUCATION SVC FAIRVIEW TRANSITIONAL CARE US POSTAL SERVICE ROUGH & READY LUMBER COURIER PUBLISHING COMPANY MOCK'S - LINCOLN, FORD, MERCURY FIRST CALL RESOLUTION BI-MART DURO LAST ROOFING JIM SIGEL CHEVROLET, HONDA APPLEBEE'S RESTAURANT ROGUE VALLEY FURNITURE FIRST AMERICAN TITLE THE LODGE AT THE RIVERSIDE RIVERSIDE INN

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Transportation Truck - 50 interstate and intrastate carriers serve the area. Rail - Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad (freight only). Amtrak passenger rail (available in Klamath Falls 75 miles east of Grants Pass). Bus - Greyhound Bus Lines, Rogue Valley Transit District (city bus system). Air - United Airlines, United Shuttle, Horizon Air, America West and charter firms for passengers and freight. For more information about Grants Pass Oregon, visit:

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Allen Dale Elementary School 2320 Williams Hwy Grants Pass, OR 97527 Phone Number: (541) 474-5760 Grants Pass 7 School District Fleming Middle School 6001 Monument Dr Grants Pass, OR 97526 Phone Number: (541) 476-8284 Three Rivers School District Fruitdale Elementary School 1560 Bill Baker Way Grants Pass, OR 97527 Phone Number: (541) 476-2276 Three Rivers School District Ft Vannoy Elementary School 5250 Upper River Rd Grants Pass, OR 97526 Phone Number: (541) 479-4440 Three Rivers School District Gladiola Alternative School 1137 SE Gladiola Grants Pass, OR 97526 Phone Number: (541) 474-5790 Grants Pass 7 School District Grants Pass High School 830 NE 9th St Grants Pass, OR 97526 Phone Number: (541) 474-5710 Grants Pass 7 School District

Hidden Valley High School 651 Murphy Creek Rd Grants Pass, OR 97527 Phone Number: (541) 862-2124 Three Rivers School District Highland Elementary School 1845 NW Highland Ave Grants Pass, OR 97526 Phone Number: (541) 474-5765 Grants Pass 7 School District Jerome Prairie Elementary 2555 Walnut Ave Grants Pass, OR 97527 Phone Number: (541) 476-2802 Three Rivers School District Lincoln Elementary School 1132 NE 10th St Grants Pass, OR 97526 Phone Number: (541) 474-5770 Grants Pass 7 School District Lincoln Savage Middle School 8551 New Hope Rd Grants Pass, OR 97527 Phone Number: (541) 862-2171 Three Rivers School District Madrona Elementary School 520 Detrick Dr Grants Pass, OR 97527 Phone Number: (541) 476-6624 Three Rivers School District


Manzanita Elementary School 310 San Francisco St Grants Pass, OR 97526 Phone Number: (541) 479-6433 Three Rivers School District

Riverside Elementary School 1200 SE Harvey Dr Grants Pass, OR 97526 Phone Number: (541) 474-5780 Grants Pass 7 School District

Newbridge High School 2001 NE Spaulding Grants Pass, OR 97526 Phone Number: (541) 471-2862 Three Rivers School District

South Middle School 350 W Harbeck Rd Grants Pass, OR 97527 Phone Number: (541) 474-5750 Grants Pass 7 School District

North Middle School 1725 NW Highland Ave Grants Pass, OR 97526 Phone Number: (541) 474-5740 Grants Pass 7 School District North Valley High School 6741 Monument Dr Grants Pass, OR 97526 Phone Number: (541) 471-2862 Three Rivers School District Parkside Elementary School 735 SW Wagner Meadows Dr Grants Pass, OR 97526 Phone Number: (541) 474-5777 Grants Pass 7 School District Redwood Elementary School 3163 Leonard Rd Grants Pass, OR 97527 Phone Number: (541) 474-5775 Grants Pass 7 School District


Southern Oregon retirees enjoy the peace of mind that comes with the area’s advanced medical facilities. Combine this with the bounty of outdoor and cultural activities, moderate population and pleasant seasons and you’ll discover why this area ranks among the top places to call home. The Rogue River Valley has the most comprehensive medical facilities found between Portland and San Francisco. Retirees who adopt our Northwest style of living are well served by three hospitals, a surgery center, a 24-hour emergency airborne system called Mercy Flights, as well as other medical support. Retirement Living The Rogue Valley is blessed with many quality retirement facilities that provide exceptional living. With so many options, retirees are able to make specific decisions about their golden years, decisions that are often dictated by fixed incomes. Retirement Communities Ashley Manor - 541-474-4376 Countryside Village - 541-956-0999 Foothill Retirement Centers - 541-471-9425 Horizon Village - 541-955-0777 Oak Lane Retirement - 541-476-7727 Rogue Valley Retirement - 541-479-6400 Spring Village - 541-474-0200 Suites Assisted Living - 541-955-9115 Healthcare The area consists of four hospitals with more than 600 beds combined. Rogue Valley Medical Center (RVMC) is nationally recognized for being one of the Top 100 Cardiovascular Hospitals and received national notice for its Diabetes Care Center. Three Rivers Community Hospital is one of the first birth facilities in the nation to receive the designations of “Baby Friendly” and “Mother Friendly” by the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services. Also receiving recognition as a “Baby Friendly” hospital is Providence Medical Center. Providence Medical Group is the largest group of primary care physicians in the region. The Rogue Valley also has over 40 retirement communities, assisted living facilities, and nursing home rehabilitation centers.


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Buying a home is one of the most important purchases you will make in your lifetime, so you should be sure that the home you want to buy is in good condition. A home inspection is an evaluation of a home’s condition by a trained expert. During a home inspection, a qualified inspector takes an in-depth and impartial look at the property you plan to buy. The inspector will: •Evaluate the physical condition: the structure, construction and mechanical systems. •Identify items that should be repaired or replaced. •Estimate the remaining useful life of the major systems (such as electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning), equipment, structure and finishes. The home inspector does not estimate the value of the house. After the inspection is complete, you will receive a written report of the findings from the home inspector, usually within five to seven days. Home Inspections Are Not Appraisals A property appraisal is a document that provides an estimate of a property’s market value. Lenders require appraisals on properties prior to loan approval to ensure that the mortgage loan amount is not more than the value of the property. Appraisals are for lenders; home inspections are for buyers. (continued next page)


About FHA Home Inspections FHA helps individuals and families become homeowners by providing lenders with mortgage insurance for certain loans. FHA does not guarantee the value or condition of your future home, and FHA does not perform home inspections. If you find problems with your new home after closing, FHA cannot give or lend you money for repairs, nor can it buy the home back from you. That’s why it is so important for you, the buyer, to get an independent home inspection. Ask a qualified home inspector to thoroughly examine the physical condition of your future home and give you the information you need to make a wise decision. When you make a written offer on a home, you should insist that the contract state that the offer is contingent on a home inspection conducted by a qualified inspector. You will have to pay for the inspection yourself, but it could keep you from buying a house that will cost you far more in repairs down the road. If you are satisfied with the results of the inspection, then your offer can proceed.


Making the Move Easy on the Kids When thinking about stress in children's lives, moving to another neighborhood is not the first thing that comes to mind. But changing homes, schools, and friends can be very stressful. Children may experience anxiety and grief before, during, and after a move, and these emotions are intensified if moving results from major family disruptions, such as divorce or death. Easing the transition to a new home is important for children. Some tips for parents include: Involve children in the move as early and as much as possible. Age-appropriate tasks or responsibilities can help children have a sense of control over their situation. For instance, younger children might be allowed to select where they would like to sleep, while older children might play more active roles in the selection of their new home. Try to maintain daily routines. While children are adjusting to new homes, neighborhoods, and schools, parents can provide some comfort by keeping some things the same. For instance, having the same nap times, morning and bedtime routines, and meal times might be comforting, especially for younger children. Be patient with children and empathize with their feelings. In some cases, children may not like their new schools, neighborhoods, or living arrangements despite their parents' best efforts. If this happens, parents should not become frustrated or angry. Instead, they should talk openly with children about their anxieties and reassure them that their feelings are normal. It will take some time to adjust to new surroundings. Help children make new friends and get them involved in their new communities. Participating in activities such as camps, after school programs, and neighborhood clubs is an excellent way for children to make new friends. Also, adults can use these activities to meet other parents in the neighborhood. Visit new schools to see if orientation programs are available for newcomers. These orientation programs can help alleviate many worries children have about their new school, such as knowing their way around and where their lockers are. Look for warning signs of children not adjusting well. Long-term anxiety, depression, significant disruptions in sleep, poor socialization, and falling grades may indicate that children need professional mental health services to help them adjust to their new environment. Seek help early.


As a Buyer, you can usually expect to incur closing costs of about 1.5% of your sale price, plus your loan points. The following list shows the normal items that you, as a Buyer, can expect to pay for when you purchase your home. You may use this form as a worksheet to estimate your closing costs. However, this is just an estimate, and your escrow officer will be able to prepare a more accurate estimate of closing costs.


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Glossary of Mortgage Terms Adjustable Rate--An interest rate that changes periodically in relation to an index. Payments may increase or decrease accordingly. Amortized Loan--A loan which is paid off in equal installments over time. Appraisal--A fee charged by an appraiser to render an opinion of market value as of a specific date. Required by most lenders to obtain a loan. Assumption of Mortgage --The agreement of a purchaser to become primarily liable for the payments on a mortgage loan. Unless otherwise specified by the lender, the seller may remain secondarily liable for payments. Balloon Payment--A lump sum payment for the unpaid balance of the loan. Closing Costs--Any fees paid by the borrowers or sellers during the closing of the mortgage loan. This normally includes an origination fee, discount points, attorney's fees, title insurance, survey, and any items which must be prepaid, such as taxes and insurance escrow payments. Conforming Loan--Generally, a mortgage loan under $203,150. Qualifying ratios and underwriting methods are standardized to a large degree. Equity--The difference between the fair market value (appraised value) of your home and your outstanding mortgage balance. FHA Loan--More appropriately termed "FHA Insured Loan." A loan for which the Federal Housing Administration insures the lender against losses the lender may incur due to your default. Loan to Value Ratio (LTV)--A ratio determined by dividing the sales price or appraised value into the loan amount, expressed as a percentage. Mortgagee--The lender in a mortgage loan transaction. Mortgagor--The borrower in a mortgage loan transaction. Points--The amount paid either to maintain or lower the interest rate charged. Prepayment Penalty--A fee paid to the lending institution for paying a loan prior to the scheduled maturity date. Title--The written evidence that proves the right of ownership of a specific piece of property. Title Insurance--Protection for lenders or homeowners against financial loss resulting from legal defects in the title.


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