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The Medford Railroad Park Opens next weekend. The Medford Railroad Park is a great place to visit for kids, or kids at heart, is the Medford Railroad Park.  Admission is free, however donations are accepted.  The park houses some amazing equipment.  Here you will see some great displays of histor...
Honestly, sometimes I just don't get it.  Have met with husband and wife over the past week and a half.  They have provided me their bank statements, tax returns, W-2's, copies of drivers licenses, etc. The missing piece of information was the actual application itself.  I sent a link to my websi...
I have some VA borrowers who appear are finally in contract on a property.  It's a bank owned property, and not surprising, there's been lots of back and forth communication. I get a call from their agent just about an hour ago.  He mentions to me the accepted offer but goes on to say that the es...
I've always considered myself a team player, and if a fellow loan officer needs my assistance I'm always happy to help in whatever way I can.  Despite the fact we are all handle our business individually, and we are all 100% commissioned, I believe a "team" environment makes for a greater good. I...
Several weeks ago I prepared Breakfast Burritos for hubby and his crew down at the Post Office.  Well, we have an excess of pepper jack cheese so I figured I'd use it to stuff some chicken breasts.  And who doesn't like bacon either!? So, stuffed chicken breasts it was. Pretty simple ingredients ...
When I was little my mom would periodically make Creamed Tuna on Toast.  I loved that stuff.  Basically a white cream sauce that she'd throw a can of tuna and a chopped up hard boiled egg into.  Heated up, she spooned the creamy mixture over some buttered toast.  Seems like that was a dinner she ...
Upper and Lower Table Rock is a plateau formation located just on the outskirts of Medford, Oregon.  Hiking to the top offers incredible views of our beautiful Rogue Valley.  In the distance, you will be rewarded with a beautiful views of Mt. McLaughlin, the rim of Crater Lake, and the Rogue Rive...
Well it's not just the calendar that states spring has arrived.  One of my favorite "sounds" also confirms it! No, it's not the birds chirping, but rather the sound of lawn mowers and weed whackers!  I spy the landscapers!  The revving motors of those gas powered tools definitely says "spring is ...
With everyone's time and resources being valuable, I'm really wondering why the agent opened escrow? I am working with some borrowers on a short sale purchase.  About a week ago they were one of several parties to make an offer on a property.  My client's offer was accepted by the seller.  Now th...
I had first taken notice of this on Facebook.  A number of posts that had cute little symbols attached to them.   Some examples were: Around Christmas time I was seeing something like ♪♫♫♪We wish you a Merry Christmas, We Wish you a Merry Christmas!♪♫♫♪.   How in the world did they get those litt...

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