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learmoia

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Re: Micro Trains Line employment opportunities.
« Reply #30 on: May 28, 2021, 01:49:08 PM »
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https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-search/Talent_OR

$225,000 for a Mobile Home???

Oh HELLLLL NO!!!!..

To get into something similar to what we have now would be double the price from where things are at in my area (even in Medford)... and I doubt Micro-Trains is offering double the pay from what I'm making now... (if even comparable to what I'm making now.. )

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Re: Micro Trains Line employment opportunities.
« Reply #31 on: May 28, 2021, 02:38:49 PM »
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Whoa.  I wouldn't have guessed that the real estate in Talent, Oregon would be that high, but here we are.  Maybe you should search in Talentless, Oregon.  Prices might be less expensive there.   :trollface:

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Re: Micro Trains Line employment opportunities.
« Reply #32 on: May 28, 2021, 02:56:35 PM »
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That entire area got devastated by fire last year. Over 1000 buildings in Talent were destroyed.  Housing  is in short supply there.
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Re: Micro Trains Line employment opportunities.
« Reply #33 on: May 28, 2021, 03:06:50 PM »
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At first the prices surprised me, given recent history.  But then when I thought about it, I realized that many of the folks impacted by the fire would have jobs and families in that area and would want to stay- so you have a market driven by both high demand and lack of supply due to destruction of so many residences, at least until new construction catches up with the damage done last year.  Add to that the inherent inflation that comes with govt low interest recovery loans and grants and such, and high prices are inevitable.
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Re: Micro Trains Line employment opportunities.
« Reply #34 on: May 28, 2021, 03:27:03 PM »
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There is no lack of supply in Medford, but everything is $350k+  in thr 1800sqft range and quite a few pendings.. so the demand must be there..

When I looked after years ago (pre-fire).. it was about 75-100k less

BUT most of those listings were 1800sqft finished basement..which likely means 1000sqft actual...

A comparable house where I live is $175ish.. maybe $200 now with demand up...

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Re: Micro Trains Line employment opportunities.
« Reply #35 on: May 28, 2021, 04:26:54 PM »
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They’re only asking $100,000+ over the tax appraised value… such a deal.

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« Reply #36 on: May 28, 2021, 04:35:24 PM »
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For me, I don't think these kind of employment opportunities can be measured based on the money alone. If working in the model train industry is enjoyable, there is that intangible. Pace of life in Oregon might be better too.

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Re: Micro Trains Line employment opportunities.
« Reply #37 on: May 28, 2021, 05:34:41 PM »
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There is an In-N-Out in Medford too, so there's that.   :D
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Re: Micro Trains Line employment opportunities.
« Reply #38 on: May 28, 2021, 05:38:15 PM »
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Good thing MTL isn't in ManJose— 1800 square foot ranch built in 1958, no basement, no remodel: $2.1M

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Re: Micro Trains Line employment opportunities.
« Reply #39 on: May 28, 2021, 05:43:36 PM »
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I bought my then 2 year old house in August of 2018 for $338,000. 
According to Zillow, it is valued at $497,000 currently. 
My neighbor listed his house 2 weeks ago at $450K and accepted an offer of $485K.
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Re: Micro Trains Line employment opportunities.
« Reply #40 on: May 29, 2021, 01:12:11 AM »
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I bought my then 2 year old house in August of 2018 for $338,000. 
According to Zillow, it is valued at $497,000 currently. 
My neighbor listed his house 2 weeks ago at $450K and accepted an offer of $485K.

And that's in Tumwater!!!  No  In-N-Out even  :D

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Re: Micro Trains Line employment opportunities.
« Reply #41 on: May 29, 2021, 10:36:24 AM »
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So the next time somebody complains about the high cost of N-scale rolling stock, tell them to look up the real estate prices in Talent, OR.

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Re: Micro Trains Line employment opportunities.
« Reply #42 on: June 01, 2021, 08:05:54 AM »
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The reason real estate is a great investment is because they're not making more of it (well, except in Dubai and the South China Sea).

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Re: Micro Trains Line employment opportunities.
« Reply #43 on: June 01, 2021, 11:48:30 AM »
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we lost about 2,800 homes in the fire and that affected everything including rents.  The Valley is a big place, spread out in all directions and there are areas where land and costs are manageable.  I live a block away from MTL and my rent, in a large well kept complex, gated is not crazy high like other parts of the valley.  Jacksonville to the West is like living in Napa and costs accordingly...the rest of the valley has it's gentrified areas and working class areas as well.