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Let’s add a Steam Shower to our Home.

By Pete / September 17, 2019

Imagine being enveloped in a light blue cloud of steam at the end of a long day. Your favorite tunes playing softly in the background as the scent of lavender swirls around you. Or envision hopping out of bed in the morning into sunny yellow steam and the energizing smell of lemongrass as you listen… Read More

Market Talk! S Oregon Real Estate for Sept. 13

By Pete / September 12, 2019

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market didn’t much celebrate Labor Day.   Things were pretty busy across the board during the holiday weeks.  Take a look at last week’s stats for our three neighboring counties and you’ll see new listings and pending sales while closed sales dropped due to the short week.  Note: Jackson County sellers received… Read More

Stylish Front Yards for Houses on Busy Streets

By Pete / September 11, 2019

When you live on a busy street, carving out privacy and reducing noise can be top priorities. But you can set up your front yard to feel like a quiet, private oasis — worlds away from nearby traffic — and still have a garden that shows neighbors more than unwelcoming walls. These seven front yard… Read More

Market Talk! S Oregon Real Estate for Sept. 7

By Pete / September 5, 2019

Now that school as started up, you might expect our Real Estate Market would hit the brakes, but that’s not true.  We have entered the Fall Selling Season, but as you check out last week’s market stats for all three counties.  Activity remains quite active with 85 closed sales in Jackson County, while sellers in… Read More

Market Talk! S.Oregon Real Estate for August 30

By Pete / August 29, 2019

It’s the end of Summer which has turned out to be been relatively mild with only two days of temperatures over 100.  Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market isn’t quite that hot, but it remains steady as we enter the Fall Market Selling Season. Take a look at last week’s stats and you’ll see where sales… Read More

Tips for Creating a Baby-Friendly Back Yard!

By Pete / August 28, 2019

Babyhood is a fleeting moment in life, but if you’re in charge of a very small child, you’ll know that being able to spend time outside and give your baby fresh air and exposure to nature is the best. You’ll also know how specific a baby’s needs are once outside — and how quickly these… Read More

Market Talk! S.Oregon Real Estate for August 24.

By Pete / August 22, 2019

This past week’s rain showers were a nice relief to Summer’s heat across S. Oregon.  Yet, our Real Estate market shows that rain showers can’t dampen enthusiasm for buying and selling across the region.   Take a look at last week’s sales stats and note activity overall has fallen in recent weeks as the Summer Selling… Read More

Sharing Your Home with Aging Parents? 10 Questions to Ask.

By Pete / August 22, 2019

Living with aging parents can help deepen your relationships, strengthen grandparent-grandkid bonds and offer peace of mind knowing your loved ones are well cared for. But opening up your home to your parents (or in-laws) isn’t always a sunny proposition. Personality conflicts, serious health needs and potential remodeling costs are important concerns to think through… Read More

Market Talk! S.Oregon Real Estate for August 16.

By Pete / August 15, 2019

Things change in Real Estate it seems weekly. For example this past week saw interest rates take a small rise and the Federal Housing Authority, the FHA announced new condo-rules that will ease the restrictions on the number of properties that could receive a loan. That means more home ownership opportunities for people.  The latest… Read More

How to Bring More Order and Joy to your Home.

By Pete / August 15, 2019

Soccer practice, early meetings, grocery runs — and the list goes on. Modern life can get busy, which is why the idea of a house as a haven is important. A streamlined home helps slow life down so when you walk through your front door, you can kick off your shoes and just exhale. Sarah… Read More

Market Talk! S Oregon Real Estate for August 9

By Pete / August 8, 2019

We just completed the 88th consecutive month nationally of year over year price gains in housing.  In Southern Oregon housing prices have stabilized from double digit gains to 2.3% in the last reporting period for Jackson County.  Josephine County saw a 5.5% increase in valuation during the same May through July time periods.   Check out… Read More

10 Home Design Trends on the Rise.

By Pete / August 7, 2019

What will homeowners be asking for in their homes in the near future? While a crystal ball wouldn’t be realistic, a reliable alternative is to look at what’s catching on now and assume those trends in color, function and style will only proliferate in the coming weeks, months and years. After combing through hundreds of… Read More

Market Talk! S Oregon Real Estate for August 2

By Pete / August 1, 2019

I think folks in So Oregon have a right this week to be upset at how fire officials responded to the first fires of the year.  Choking in smoke for a week was not good for people’s health, or our economy.  Realtors reported many canceled trips by potential buyers.  Despite the smoke, the Real Estate… Read More

Bring More Joy and Order to Your Home.

By Pete / August 1, 2019

Soccer practice, early meetings, grocery runs — and the list goes on. Modern life can get busy, which is why the idea of a house as a haven is important. A streamlined home helps slow life down so when you walk through your front door, you can kick off your shoes and just exhale. Sarah… Read More

Market Talk! S.Oregon Real Estate for July 26

By Pete / July 25, 2019

As we move toward the end of July, we are experiencing the height of this years Real Estate Market.  According to NAR stats the yearly housing cycle doesn’t change much.  Note, as summer progresses the market slowly begins a slow march toward the winter market. Last Week’s Real Estate stats back the yearly cycle of… Read More

How Islands are Changing the Future of Kitchens!

By Pete / July 25, 2019

Kitchen islands have been a popular feature for many years now, and they have become the indispensable social focal point of many homes — as much on fast-paced weekdays as on weekend mornings. Experts from Danish kitchen design firms JKE Design, Kvik Denmark and Multiform share three reasons why islands are so popular at the… Read More

Market Talk! S Oregon Real Estate for July 20

By Pete / July 18, 2019

We’re about midway through the Summer Selling Season and activity remains robust as buyers and sellers to respond to changing market conditions.   Take a look at last week’s sales activity and you’ll see activity picked up across the board after the July 4, Holiday Week. What is so interesting to me, is the consistency we… Read More

Essentials for a Great Guest Room

By Pete / July 16, 2019

Getting ready to host overnight guests? Let’s assume you have a bed (or air mattress) and coverings on all the windows. That’s a great start! This list will help fill in all the little things your guests will want to have on hand for a comfortable night’s sleep. What you won’t find here: season-specific decor,… Read More