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Medford Office: 871 Medford Center Medford, Oregon 97504

Welcome to Medford .......... 3 Community Profile .............. 4 Medford Public Schools ...... 6 Why Pre-Qualify .................. 7 Local Map ........................... 7 Mileage Chart ..................... 7 Buyers Closing Costs......... 8 Health Care ......................... 9 Money Saving Coupons ..... 11 Home Buyers Guide ........... 13 Directory of Services ......... 14 15 Moving Checklist ....................

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Medford • Ashland • Jacksonville • Central Point • Eagle Point • White City • Phoenix • Talent Grants Pass • Rogue River • Roseburg • North Bend • Coos Bay Bandon • Port Orford • Gold Beach • Brookings


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A Quick Glance at MEDFORD

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MEDFORD FAST FACTS HOUSING COSTS Population of Medford ................. 74,907 Population of Jackson County .... 203,206 Median Age Medford ................... 37.9 yrs Median Age Jackson County ...... 40.8 yrs

LOCATION Located between Portland, OR, which Is 273 miles to the north, and San Francisco 374 miles to the south, Medford is 27 miles from northern border of California. Miles from Medford: 455 Seattle, WA ............................................. 175 Bend, OR ................................................. 165 Eugene, OR ............................................. 130 Brookings, OR ......................................... 76 Klamath Falls, OR ................................... 25 Grants Pass, OR ................................... 273 Portland, OR ......................................... 305 Reno, NV ............................................... 364 San Francisco, CA ................................ 1,340 Denver, CO ........................................... 1,064 Phoenix, AZ ........................................... 2,773 Charlotte, NC ........................................

Average Home Price 2011 Medford $150,000 Phoenix $138,400 Central Point $144,000 Talent $153,800 Jacksonville $270,600 Eagle Point $153,900

CLIMATE At 1,382 feet above sea level, Medford is protected by surrounding mountains, and the area is favored with a mild climate. Annual average rainfall is 18-20 inches, about the same as San Francisco. The seasons are clearly defined, temperatures are generally mild overall, and yearly snowfall is three to four inches on the valley floor. The median winter temperature is 36 degrees. Summers are warm with a median temperature of 94 degrees and an average of 15 days over 100 degrees. Humidity is low.


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Searching For The Right Neighborhood

Do your research. Start with 123relocation.com. Visit the market you are interested in. Inside the “City Information” category you will find Chamber of commerce and Visitor ‘s Bureau web sites, demographic info, crime data and other links pertaining to area information. Decide which neighborhood characteristics are important to you and your family. Are you and your spouse retiring? Are schools important? Contact the local 123Relo Real Estate representative to find out housing options available in the neighborhoods that fit your needs. Visit neighborhoods at various times. What is traffic like in peak hours? How quiet are the weekends? Visit nearby businesses that would be part of your day to day routine. Is there a convenience store? Where are the grocery stores? Banks? Is life going to be convenient? Drive around and become familiar with the neighborhood. Look for unpleasant surprises such as nearby train track, rendering plants, barking dogs, etc. Talk to the neighbors. The best place to get a good feel for the neighborhood is to meet and ask your future neighbors. Ask questions. Don’t be afraid, most people who are happy in their neighborhood are happy to share. And often displeased neighbors are happy to as well.


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Do You Need A Home Inspection?

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 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. 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.


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