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Old 10-08-2006, 01:45 PM
 
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Pro and Cons on the area for raising a family. How is the weather year around. How are their schools and neighborhoods. Is it safe with low crime and are the people friendly there. Is there much devirsity as my wife is asian. Thank you...
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Old 10-08-2006, 01:55 PM
 
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As i look more into these area's, it appears that Bend is a much nicer area and town. Medford and Grants Pass home prices are more expensive also.
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Old 10-08-2006, 05:55 PM
 
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As i look more into these area's, it appears that Bend is a much nicer area and town. Medford and Grants Pass home prices are more expensive also.
You've got that backwards. Home prices in Bend are considerably more expensive than they are in Medford and Grants Pass.
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Old 10-08-2006, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Socialist Republik of Amerika
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I live in Grants pass, been here nearly 14 years. People are great, hard working, socially tolerant (accept for me and enviro-not-sees). Love asians and all races. If your not lazy and on Meth and not a gay activist I'd say your welcome here. As to crime it is everywhere, even in Amish school's.
Hope your search works out.
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Old 10-09-2006, 10:59 AM
 
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I checked the MLS on found more homes available in my price range in Bend then i did with Grants Pass and Medford. More inventory in Bend. I found a excess of 200 homes in Bend and 15 home in the Medford-Grants Pass area in the 375 max. range...
There are more real estate agents available in Bend. For Medford- Grants Pass i am have a rather difficult time getting more infomation. It appears to me as Bend is a better place to raise a family. If Bend is a hot market and over-vauled why would the prices go down if people keep moving there. I don't see how the bubble can burst. Look at Phoenix, AZ that is grossly over-valued with 50k homes on the market. Homes prices are going down in certain area's and at the same time other area's are soaring like Scottsdale. I heard within a year in a half it will be a sellers market again.
Freedom and Steve thank you for your reply...
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Old 10-09-2006, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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There is lots of houses for sale in both Medford and Grants Pass. For some reason the mutiple listings online may not have them all. Check out REALTOR.com. I tried Medford and put the top limit for $400,000 (It won't allow $375,00). I got up more than 900 homes. I did the same for Grants Pass and got over 600 results. Now that's a lot of homes to choose from.

If you just prefer Bend then you still may want to use REALTOR.com to see if there are more houses there.

Last edited by Waterlily; 10-09-2006 at 05:12 PM.. Reason: correction
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Old 10-09-2006, 06:48 PM
 
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Great thank you Waterlily, i'll go check that out right now...
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Old 10-09-2006, 07:02 PM
 
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Waterlily i found approxiately 25 homes each for Grants Pass and Medford for a home i am looking for...
Up to 400k-- 4 beds, 2.5 beds, 2200 sq. ft. plus, and lot size of 7500 plus...
Now for Bend there are easily over a hundred newer construction homes available. So i don't see how Grants Pass and Medford are more affordable,
maybe just low inventory in those two cities.
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Old 09-10-2007, 02:59 PM
 
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Default Moving to Medford area - need info on manufactured home parks

We, my Daughter (37), my Granddaughter (10) and I (62) are trying to escape from the Minneapolis/St Paul area. I have been reading all of the information about Oregon and it sounds like Heaven compaired to where we live now. When we move, we will not be able to afford the $300,000 and up homes - I will be retireing and we figure we will each have enough to buy a manufactured home ($60,000). We would really like some info on MH parks in Medford and surronding areas- all the way up to Eugene. We especally would like to know which ones to stay away from! We are taking a trip there in late October. We want a safe park where my little Granddaughter can play outside with lots of other kids. Thanks in advance to all that answer.
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Old 09-10-2007, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Sarasota Florida
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It's a buyer's market in Grants Pass. However, I'm not happy with the law enforcement situation...... both Jackson County and Josephine County have issues with low funding and very short-staffed. It's a real concern. Had I known about this condition two years ago when I became a resident, I would have reconsidered!
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