First Time Homebuyer?

Are you a first time home buyer? We are here to help! Below is a first time buyers check list for Oregon, IL

I want a safe place for my family and myself

  • High ranking quality of life with tree lined streets and good schools. Oregon High School was ranked one of the best in the nation by US News and World Report’s Best High Schools.
  • Quiet and safe Oregon retains the small midwestern town values.

We need good value for my first-time home

  • You can buy more house in Oregon. Based on median values Oregon’s housing costs 40% less than the same home in the metro area.
  • Property taxes are also much less than metro markets.

Outdoors and the environment are important to us

  • Oregon, IL is an Eco tourism destination.
  • Oregon has four state parks within 7 miles and a park system second to none.
  • On the pristine Rock River locals and visitors alike enjoy water sports and eagle watching on what was recently awarded the coveted National River Trail status.
  • Being a walkable community is a high priority for residents and downtown business owners.

We need places to shop and dine

  • Because of the eco-tourism draw Oregon has over 30 choices of places to dine.
  • In town are a variety of specialty shops plus the basics such as grocery store, hardware store and pharmacy.

We want our first home to be in an area with vitality and a sense of community.

  • Oregon is an exciting entrepreneurial community. Instead of losing businesses during the pandemic Oregon gained 6 and expanded by 2.
  • The community is collaborative and connected with internet within the city at 1 Gig and a fiber optic backbone feeding door to door fiber to each home in our largest new subdivision.
  • The city and other taxing bodies work together with residents and businesses with a “can do” approach for its residents and businesses.