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

By Pete / October 15, 2020

It’s amazing how steady Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market really is week in and week out.  We’ve seen a leveling off of activity in some areas but overall demand remains high while inventory has his historic lows in our market.  Take a look at last week’s stats.  They bear out the consistency in the market… Read More

Designer Lighting Ideas for the Perfect Fall Patio

By Pete / October 15, 2020

A beautifully designed patio has a sense of magic. It draws you in and makes you want to linger as nature works its charms. It’s a backdrop for family memories — think s’mores nights and starlit movies — and, especially now, a much-needed escape. While many elements contribute to the perfect patio, a truly organized… Read More

Market Talk! S.Oregon Real Estate for October 9.

By Pete / October 8, 2020

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market held steady this past week with closed sales up slightly from a week ago.  The biggest issue facing the market is lack of inventory, which as you can see below in last week’s stats, show less than 300 residential listings in Jackson County.  I have never seen it that low… Read More

10 Ways to Save Money on Landscape Renovations.

By Pete / October 8, 2020

As with any large-scale renovation, the costs of a landscape remodel can quickly add up. With the right design moves and decisions to stretch your budget, you can pull off the look and feel of your dream garden without letting the budget get out of hand. But where it can make sense to save —… Read More

Six Home Upgrades Buyers want in the COVID era.

By Pete / October 1, 2020

 by Lauren Sieben | Sep 24, 2020 If you imagined 2020 was the year you would finally list your house for sale, you may have hit the brakes on those plans when the coronavirus pandemic arrived. But now, we’re more than six months into the COVID-19 era with no clear end in sight. As many… Read More

Market Talk! S.Oregon Real Estate for Sept. 25

By Pete / September 24, 2020

It’s been more than two weeks since wildfire struck S.Oregon in both Jackson and Klamath counties. Homes destroyed, lives changed, neighbors helping friends, cleanup starting, rebuilding our communities, however, still a long way off.  The week of the fires saw real estate activity slow considerably.  This last week things rebounded to include these: 1) Jackson… Read More

Realtor Wildfire Relief Fund for Homeowners & Renters

By Pete / September 24, 2020

REALTORS® Relief Foundation Grant OAR has secured $500,000 grant for housing relief through NAR’s REALTORS® Relief Foundation for the Oregon wildfires disaster. Who should apply? Any full-time resident and U.S. citizen or legally admitted U.S. resident who has lost their home to the Oregon wildfire disaster and is in need of support for either of… Read More

Market Talk! S.Oregon Real Estate for September 18.

By Pete / September 17, 2020

This should be a joyous time of the year, with football, school starting and fall festivals all over Southern Oregon.  But not this year.  Our Rogue Valley is in mourning after wildfires destroyed more than 2,500 homes on Sept.  My own personal home in Phoenix was one of those thousands lost.  Neighborhoods have disappeared as… Read More

Market Talk! S.Oregon Real Estate for Sept. 4

By Pete / September 3, 2020

When Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market talks, we need to listen and she is talking to us a lot over the Labor Day Holiday Weekend.  What is the market telling us?   How about four quick things; 1) interest rates under 3% are driving more buyers into the market; 2) low inventory of available housing is… Read More

To-Do’s; Your September Home Check List.

By Pete / September 3, 2020

From the first days, which probably still feel like summer, to the last, when you may notice that first chill in the air, September is a time of transition. Get your home ready for the season ahead by ticking off these to-dos, from adding cozy layers to scheduling necessary maintenance — and then curl up in… Read More

Market Talk! S.Oregon Real Estate for August 28.

By Pete / August 27, 2020

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market seems to be changing almost daily, certainly every week. This past week pending sales went up, while closed sales went down from the prior seven days.  Check the latest stats below.  One standout item is Jackson County’s median price on 53 sales hit $468,200. That is the highest weekly price… Read More

Five Go To Colors You Gotta See.

By Pete / August 27, 2020

I was talking with a home design colleague recently about color, and the person asked what my latest favorite color is. I had trouble narrowing it down to just one or two, but there are definitely a handful of hues I find myself turning to when developing paint color palettes for clients. These are not… Read More

Market Talk! S.Oregon Real Estate for August 21.

By Pete / August 20, 2020

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market continued its up and down sales activity last week.  Pending sales were up but closed sales were down across all thee Southern counties.  The market seems to be changing each.  Last week’s MLS stats show that mortgage rates allow buyers to purchase more property thus median prices are now well… Read More

4 Awesome Backyard Home Offices

By Pete / August 20, 2020

Today more than ever, being able to work effectively from home is essential, as numerous offices remain closed, many schools continue with distance learning and multigenerational households become more common. For those with the space, a backyard home office could be the perfect solution. Take a look at the following four freestanding backyard studios, all of… Read More

Market Talk! S.Oregon Real Estate for August 15

By Pete / August 13, 2020

We’ve reached the mid-point of Summer.  Despite weeks of hot weather, Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market hasn’t cooled down much with higher-priced properties commanding a larger share of the market in the last few months.  With interest rates at 3% or lower, buyers are able to purchase higher-priced homes.  Last week’s stats bear this out,… Read More

Additional Dwelling Units Offer Small Space Living

By Pete / August 13, 2020

Accessory dwelling units, or ADUs, offer one solution to the housing crisis facing many urban areas as prices rise and affordable housing becomes more difficult to find. Sometimes called backyard cottages or in-law units, ADUs are fully contained compact homes located on the same lot as a primary home. They’re often used for mixed-generation family… Read More

By Pete / July 30, 2020

The last few months have seen an amazing amount of real estate activity across all three Southern Oregon counties.  However, this past week saw a decline for the first time.  For example, Jackson County’s closed sales dropped from 97 the week before to 58 last week, while Josephine and Klamath counties saw closed sales drop… Read More

10 Fun Outdoor Projects to Fill Summer Days

By Pete / July 30, 2020

As we stay closer to home for the foreseeable future, our homes and gardens are substituting for camps and other summer activities that keep kids, teens and families busy. Looking for ideas to fill the time? Check out these outdoor projects the whole family can enjoy, ranging from easy projects like starting seeds or creating… Read More