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Market Talk! S Oregon Real Estate for Feb. 21, 2019

By Pete / February 20, 2019

Good news for the summer is that our local reservoirs are filling, with what looks like plenty of snow to make a good water year.  Emigrant Lake is now 40% full, Howard Prairie approaching 30%.  Now if they can fill Hyatt Lake, currently at 14% capacity, then we will have plenty of water for all… Read More

East Steps to Protect your Home from Water Damage.

By Pete / February 20, 2019

There’s nothing less musical to a homeowner’s ears than the steady drip of unwelcome water or the sudden whoosh of a burst pipe. The resulting damage can be extreme. “Part of it is the financial damage — ranging from $6,000 to much, much higher — and part of it is the element of time needed… Read More

Market Talk! S Oregon Real Estate, February 14, 2019

By Pete / February 13, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone.  With the crazy weather around us, please drive with caution. The snow is wonderful! Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market had an active past week. Closed sales were down as you can tell from the chart below. Early each month we receive the latest SOMLS stats which give us a comparison to… Read More

How Technology is Making its way to your Kitchen!

By Pete / February 12, 2019

Many of us spend all day with our computers and cellphones constantly within arm’s reach, so it may not be surprising that these items are now working their way into our kitchens. Some homeowners renovating their kitchens are choosing to upgrade electronics in these spaces, and among this group, home assistants and dedicated kitchen tablets… Read More

Market Talk, S Oregon Real Estate, February 7, 2019

By Pete / February 6, 2019

The Market is Talking and we’re right on top of it with the latest weekly stats.  As you look at the cart below, note the large jump in pending and closed sales from the week prior. Certainly shows an active real estate market with lots of activity taking place.  In following these stats, note we have… Read More

Balance Form and Function in Your Backyard

By Pete / February 6, 2019

Who: Angela Kelly of Stepstone Where: Los Angeles In her own words: “Concrete is among the oldest building materials. Made from sand, rock and cement, it’s naturally occurring and found anywhere in the world. The possibilities of what you can accomplish with precast concrete are astounding.” Whether you use your backyard primarily for pool parties, barbecues or basketball games,… Read More

Market Talk, Real Estate for January 31, 2019

By Pete / January 30, 2019

Welcome to this week’s Market Talk — a gathering of information about Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market. Here at the end of January we’re beginning to see a bit more available inventory coming on the market.  Interest rates have remained steady over the last few weeks leaving opportunities for both buyers and sellers. HISTORIC PRESERVATION: … Read More

Re-thinking the Dining Room Experience

By Pete / January 30, 2019

A dining room remains a desirable home feature, whether it is a distinct room or integrated into an open plan. Shapes and sizes of dining tables, chairs and furniture need to be considered so personal movement is not impeded when the room is fully in use. Table and seat heights tend to be standard but all… Read More

S Oregon Market Talk for January 24, 2019

By Pete / January 23, 2019

People ask me all the time about Real Estate information, the latest stats and advice on related matters.  So I hope this weekly column serves at least part of that purpose. I enjoy putting it together because you get a ground level look at the real estate market from an active Realtor  I hope you… Read More

Things to Consider Before Remodeling Your Bathroom

By Pete / January 22, 2019

Whether you have a simple powder room or a master en suite, functionality should be at the heart of your bathroom remodel. Read on to learn tricks for gaining storage, improving lighting and drainage, and more to ensure that your renovated bathroom stands the test of time. 1. Plumbing Residential plumbing typically uses 1½-inch pipes for… Read More

S Oregon Market Talk for January 17, 2019

By Pete / January 16, 2019

The new year has begun and so far signs indicate that the S Oregon Real Estate Market is off to a solid start. For example take a look at last week’s MLS stats below… New listings, pending sales and closed sales were all up from the previous week in Jackson County.  Of note, action across… Read More

6 Habits to Reduce Clutter at Home This Year

By Pete / January 15, 2019

Is maintaining a neater, more organized home part of your New Year’s resolutions? Then try changing a few home habits to help keep clutter at bay. I’ve found there are a dozen simple habits that can help you keep your home tidy. In this story, we’ll look at the first six. Since new practices take time… Read More

Market Talk – S Oregon Real Estate Jan. 9, 2019

By Pete / January 8, 2019

Happy New Year! It’s official 2018 was a year divided into two halves.  The first half and into July continued the robust sellers’ market of prior years with low inventory and high buyer demand. The latter half saw rising interest rates and growing consumer uncertainty, which led to a shift in the market that was… Read More

Create a Home Gym You’ll Actually Use

By Pete / January 8, 2019

Year after year, getting more exercise tops New Year’s resolution lists. And while the number of people committed to this popular goal often plummets by February, experts say having a dedicated space right at home that will inspire you to stay active can help. What are the design elements that will keep you honest and your home… Read More

S Oregon Market Talk, for December 19, 2018

By Pete / December 19, 2018

I hope you’re having a wonderful Holiday Season. It sure seems busy everywhere I go in the Rogue Valley.  The economy is doing well and its wonderful to see fellow Realtors and thousands of others helping our fellow citizens during this time of year. Southern Oregon’s Real Estate market shows a slowdown as the Holiday’s… Read More

New Designs for Tubs, Showers and Toilets in Master Baths

By Pete / December 18, 2018

When it comes to their master bathroom remodels, some homeowners who are renovating are going beyond basic toilets, showers and tubs and opting for cutting-edge options — such as toilets that clean themselves and tubs with built-in mist dispensers — according to the 2018 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study. Read on to find out what’s popular and… Read More

S Oregon Market Talk, December 12, 2018

By Pete / December 12, 2018

Welcome to this week’s Real Estate Market Talk.  And talk we do. We are working our way through the Winter selling season and as you can see from the November to November comparisons, the market continues to normalize and remains quite active as Christmas approaches.The biggest take-away’s from these stats –average days on the market… Read More

Best Kitchen Photos in 2018

By Pete / December 11, 2018

(We all love our kitchens, so take a look at the top kitchen photos from 2018 as described below.) If the most popular kitchen photos uploaded to Houzz in 2018 are any indication, then brass hardware, subway tiles, marble and marble-look quartz are the materials you can expect to see more of in the coming… Read More