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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
Daily Rate Blast - Medford Oregon Mortgage Interest Rates - September 8, 2011   This morning’s Conventional FIXED and ARM rate quotes are:                             30 Year                                                 4.250%   (4.491% APR)                                                15 Ye...
09/08/2011
Extreme Makeover Home Edition has announced the Southern Oregon family winner.  Congratulations go out to the McPhail family of Medford.  While I don't know the McPhail family personally, I am familiar with an organization they are very involved in. CJ and Lindsay McPhail started the Southern Ore...
09/07/2011
Daily Rate Blast - Medford Oregon Mortgage Interest Rates - September 7, 2011   This morning’s Conventional FIXED and ARM rate quotes are:                             30 Year                                                 4.250%   (4.491% APR)                                                15 Ye...
09/07/2011
The Extreme Home Makeover Van has rolled into town!    Tomorrow, one lucky family here in Southern Oregon will get a knock on their door to let them know that they are the recipients of a new home built by the Extreme Home Makeover team. It's been known for a few weeks now that a Jackson County, ...
09/06/2011
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"You know," a guy told his buddies, "I'm a lucky man. I never realized how much my wife loved me until the other day when I had to stay home sick from work." "What did she do?" someone asked. "She was so happy to have me home," he said, "That every time someone came to the door, like the mailman ...
09/06/2011
Daily Rate Blast - Medford Oregon Mortgage Interest Rates - September 6, 2011   This morning’s Conventional FIXED and ARM rate quotes are:                             30 Year                                                 4.250%   (4.491% APR)                                                15 Ye...
09/06/2011
New Guarantee Fees to the USDA Loans.   There will be a new annual fee and changes to the up-front fee effective on all USDA Loans with Conditional Commitments received on or after October 1, 2011. What exactly does that mean to buyers?  Currently, there is just a one time Guarantee Fee for USDA ...
09/01/2011
I got a good chuckle out of John McCormack's blog post I'd like to find a good Topless Bar.    If you need a good chuckle, check out his post.   After reading his story, it reminded me of a rather embarrassing situation from my younger years.  I was sixteen and my parents took my brother and I to...
09/01/2011
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