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Mortgage and Lending - Bank of Oregon a division of Willamette Valley Bank

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2011 

Lou has some great things to say here.  It's all about treating people the way YOU want to be treated!  Thanks Lou for these great words!     Motivational Power Quote   People Will Never Forget How You Make Them Feel “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said’ people will forget what you...
09/30/2011
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SKINNY-DIPPING An old farmer had owned a large farm for several years, with a large pond in the back. One evening, the old farmer decided to go down to the pond, as he hadn't been there for a while. As he neared the pond, he heard shouting and laughing. As he came closer, he saw a group of young ...
09/22/2011
The blackberries were plentiful down by our creek so last weekend it was time for some pickin'!   For the Blackberry Balsamic  reduction you'll need, blackberries (about 2 cups) Balsamic vinegar, a pinch of salt and a dash of white pepper. Put about 2 cups of blackberries in a small sauce pan.  A...
09/17/2011
The crew of Extreme Makeover Home Edition has been here in Medford for the past week.  Lot's of frenzy for sure!  Today it was announced that at 3:00 pm the reveal to the McPhail family of their new home would take place.  I wasn't able to head up to the site but dear hubby did.  He was there fro...
09/14/2011
Daily Rate Blast - Medford Oregon Mortgage Interest Rates - September 14, 2011   This morning’s Conventional FIXED and ARM rate quotes are:                             30 Year                                                 4.125%   (4.369% APR)                                                15 Y...
09/14/2011
Investment Tips for 2011       For all of you with any money left, be aware of the next expected mergers so that you can get in on the ground floor and make some BIG bucks.       Watch for these consolidations in 2011:       1. Hale Business Systems, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Fuller Brush,   and W. R. ...
09/13/2011
Cindy makes great points here.  Although I'm on the lending side of things, I can't stress enough how important it is to meet with a qualified professional mortgage lender to get that pre-approval in hand BEFORE you head out to look for your dream home.  Don't be a naked buyer with cellulite A bu...
09/09/2011
Daily Rate Blast - Medford Oregon Mortgage Interest Rates - September 9, 2011   This morning’s Conventional FIXED and ARM rate quotes are:                             30 Year                                                 4.125%   (4.368% APR)                                                15 Ye...
09/09/2011
A woman decided to have her portrait painted. She told the artist, "Paint me with diamond earrings, a diamond necklace, emerald bracelets, a ruby broach and gold Rolex." "But you are not wearing any of those things," said the artist. "I know," she said. "It's in case I should die before my husban...
09/08/2011
Property taxes are NOW due at closing. On any loan with a property located in the State of Oregon, or any state where property taxes are due November 2011, investors will require that those taxes get collected and held by escrow until the tax bill is sent out. This pertains to any loan that is sc...
09/08/2011
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