Explore Southern Oregon’s vineyards and wineries with Wonders of Wine, a locally-owned wine tour company located in Medford. Tour company founder and guide Jodie grew up in Napa Valley before moving to Southern Oregon and importing her love and knowledge of wine. Now she shares her experiences with wine enthusiasts during weekday, weekend and themed tours. She specializes on visiting wineries not far from lovely, rural Medford real estate and encourages guests to visit again on their own if they’re lucky enough to live locally.
Jodie picks you up from your home or hotel and takes you on a wine lover’s dream adventure through the hills and vineyards of Oregon. In your vehicle you’ll find snacks and cold water and she’ll share stories and educational information with you while you drive through the valley from winery to winery. Her tours are crafted with care and every stop is distinct. Once you arrive, she’ll give you space to taste and explore.
Southern Oregon wine tours with guides like Jodie are one of the many reasons to live and play in Medford. For more information, visit Wonders of Wine’s Facebook page.
Wonders of Wine is located at 1250 Biddle Rd., Suite G in Medford, Oregon near historic Medford real estate. Call (541) 690-8361 to book a tour.
Not every town in the world can boast a great bakery, but Artisan Bakery Café is one of the reasons Medford is such a delicious place to live. Artisan Bakery Café is the only full-line bakery in Southern Oregon and it’s the home of weekly coffee chats between old friends and the occasional donut dash. Locals are known to visit the bakery on certain days of the week to stock up on their favorite breads and take them back to their Medford property: Mondays are for Multigrain, Tuesdays are reserved for Artisan Black, Wednesdays smell like Focaccia, celebrate Thursdays with Jewish Egg and toast the end of the work week with Cinnamon Chip Swirl.
Artisan Bakery Café bakes sourdough loaves every weekday morning and specializes in all kinds of baked desserts and gluten-free foods. Try their giant cookies, raspberry bars and yellow frosted cupcakes.
If you’re in town for breakfast, try a Savory Quiche with your Snickers Espresso. For lunch, try the Mealy Marissa sandwich: sliced turkey breast on a bed of greens, topped with Havarti cheese, dijon mustard and cranberry conserve. Yum!
Artisan Bakery Café is located near downtown Medford property at 1325 Center Dr., Suite 106 in Medford. To find out what’s in the ovens, call (561) 245-3500. For more information, visit Artisan Bakery on the web.
Nature’s beauty is truly in abundance near any Medford home. There are many opportunities to get out and enjoy some fresh air, explore this beautiful area, and try new things. One such adventure worth taking a look at is a trip with Rogue River Journeys. This company offers both rafting and kayaking trips and has been in operation since 1989. These rafting trips are truly memorable and offer stellar, experienced guides, the best equipment, and delicious regionally sourced food.
Many different trips are available to Medford home owners and all other interested guests. Most adventures are three or four days long and include a cozy combination of camping and lodging. Shorter half day and full day trips are also available. If none of those sound like a good fit, all are welcome to call and inquire about a custom trip. Be sure to schedule a trip early, as spots fill up quickly, especially in the summer months. July and August are the warmest months in this part of the country, and therefore fill up the fastest. This is a wonderful way for residents new and old to explore more of this area, as well as a grand expedition in which to take out of town visitors. Check out Rogue River Trips for more information.
Jacksonville, Medford and Ashland Real Estate is starting to reflect the economic recovery. Prices are on the rise and interest rates are still low. With more homes being sold, it’s important to choose your representation wisely. Here are some ways to save money, save time and feel good about the process of buying or selling a home.
Most agents are Realtors. Realtors are members of one of the largest professional associations in the U.S. Boards of Realtors require continuing education, high ethical standards, arbitration in case of disputes and more.
Real Estate is customer service and statistically, if the customer has a good experience, they will tell three people about it. If the client has a bad experience, they will tell eleven. Your Realtor knows that in an Internet-driven world, reputations can travel quickly.
There are few transactions more personal than the buying and selling of one’s home so it’s important to feel comfortable with your Realtor. It’s often a relationship than can last well beyond that first-time encounter.
Selling your home in today’s market can seem like a challenge, especially if your home could use some tender loving care. But what if you just don’t have it in your budget to invest thousands of dollars into a remodel? For many cash strapped homeowners this is the dilemma that keeps them awake at night. Rest easy, there are many small projects that you can do around the house that will increase your home’s value without breaking the bank. Let’s take a look at 10 Budget-Friendly Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value:
Improving your home’s value doesn’t always have to mean taking out a second mortgage. Sometimes small projects can improve the value of your home in big ways. So roll up your sleeves, put on your gloves, and have fun!
Over the last few months I have had the opportunity to learn more about private money lenders as well as close a couple of transactions using them. Private money real estate lenders are generally used in place of traditional lenders when the buyer has either less than perfect credit or other situations keeping them from being approved by traditional banks. Other reasons to use a private lender is if the subject property is not able to be financed by a traditional lender.
Private money lenders generally are looking for a larger down payment anywhere from 25-50% and will in most cases charge a higher interest rate sometimes as high as 8-10%. I have found a couple of solid private money lenders that I am comfortable referring to people. For more information please contact me.
Financing can be the most stressful part of the Southern Oregon, Medford, Jacksonville, Ashland and virtually any Real Estate process. Few know that it can also be the most creative and rewarding parts of the Real Estate experience. Once you know your price range, ask your Realtor about owner carry financing, mobile or manufactured home financing, bank financing, FHA, VA and even first-time owners financing. Cash can be good but what about the tax breaks? Methods of financing can be as varied as one’s taste in Real Estate. Your Southern Oregon Real Estate professional may have the means to help you to find the financing the fits you best.