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Buyers

Oregon Initial Agency Disclosure Pamplet
Mortgage Calculator
Why Get PreQualified
What’s important in a Home
Permit Process

Local Real Estate Information

Oregon Well Logs
Find well log reports for Oregon wells

Jackson County SmartMaps
SmartMap was created by Jackson County’s geographic information systems (GIS) Services which maintains the County’s spatial data. The GIS contains a wealth of information about the County’s land, natural resources, jurisdictional boundaries and population.

Jackson County Front Counter
Lookup property information such as tax and assessment data, maps and aerial photos.

Jackson County Real Estate Statistics
Get the Latest Market Trends and Statistics straight from the Southern Oregon Multiple Listing Service.

Online Real Estate License Classes
Interested in getting your Real Estate License?  OnlineEd.com offers classes away from the classroom.

Financing & Banking

If you just sold a property and made a tidy gain, or if you are just plain wealthy, you may not need a loan; for most people however getting prequalified for a loan is the first and most important step in purchasing a property.
While it is not required, it can be advantageous to go the extra step of getting preapproved for a loan before you make an offer. Because of the guarantee of a loan without waiting, a seller will often give preference or take a lower price from a buyer with a preapproval.

Title & Escrow

An Escrow agent is a neutral third party that holds money and documents during the course of a real estate transaction. One of the major duties of an escrow agent is to ensure that the seller has marketable title and is able to transfer that title to the buyer. This is done by performing an extensive title search and issuing a title insurance policy based on the results of the title search.

Escrow opens with the deposit of earnest money and signed sales agreement. After any agreements are met, the proper documents and monies have been exchanged, and title insurance issued, escrow closes and the transaction is complete. After completion the agent sees that the deed is recorded in the public records.

In order to ensure a completely smooth transaction, we will work through each step of the process with you and the escrow agent of your choice.

Some Local Agents:

Amerititle
Ticor Title
First American Title