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Sun-rooms & Porches for Warming Up in Cold Weather

By Pete / December 3, 2019

Screened porches and sunrooms may see the most use in warm-weather months, but they can also help extend enjoyment of indoor-outdoor living as fall and winter arrive. Depending on your climate and the room’s weatherproofing, sunrooms and screened porches featuring heat sources, cozy furniture and protection from the elements can be warm, inviting extensions of… Read More

Market Talk! S Oregon Real Estate for Nov 22.

By Pete / November 20, 2019

As the Holiday’s approach, Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market continues to stabilize as Fall turns into the Winter Selling Cycle.  Look at last week’s stats across the three-county area, and the trend of shrinking inventory continues as buyers are scrambling for remaining properties. Two notes, Josephine County’s sellers received 99.21% of their final list price,… Read More

12 Garden Tasks to do Before Holiday Rush.

By Pete / November 19, 2019

There’s plenty to do this time of year, with the holidays around the corner and gardens nearing the end of the growing season. There’s a case to be made for skipping any major fall garden cleanup, but there are a handful of end-of-year tasks to keep on your to-do list. After all, nobody wants to deal… Read More

Market Talk! S. Oregon Real Estate for Nov. 15.

By Pete / November 14, 2019

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market has entered the Fall Selling Cycle in the past few weeks.  That means fewer sales overall, but it also creates certain opportunities for both buyers and sellers.  First, let’s check last week’s sales stats for our three-county area. The current market pattern, now in its second consecutive week, is 243… Read More

Ideas for Extending Your Porch and Patio Seasons

By Pete / November 14, 2019

As the temperatures drop and the days get shorter, we tend to get into hibernation mode, perhaps a bit early. We still need to soak in that vitamin D from the sun and breathe in fresh air. Here are some easy ways to keep your porch, patio and deck inviting even as a chill sets… Read More

Market Talk! S.Oregon Real Estate for Nov. 8

By Pete / November 8, 2019

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market has entered the Fall Selling Cycle, a bit late, but nonetheless we’re here  What does that mean? The chart below sums things up well.  Last week we had 350 pending and closed sales across the three Southern counties.  That is a large number indeed. The problem is that the 350… Read More

10 Surefire Ways to Increase Curb Appeal

By Pete / November 7, 2019

There’s no need to buy a new house or take on an extensive remodel to get the curb appeal you want. There are many ways to approach your exterior to give it a serious update without a serious overhaul. These are my 10 favorite tips for you to boost your house’s first impression. 1. Stairs… Read More

Market Talk! S.Oregon Real Estate for Nov. 1

By Pete / October 30, 2019

Today is well-known as the “Day of the Dead”, or “All Souls Day.”  While its an odd celebration of sorts, our Southern Oregon Real Estate Market is anything but “dead” as we work our way through the Fall Selling Cycle.  As you can see from the weekly selling stat below, we are having more pending… Read More

Design Trends Consumers Are Asking For!

By Pete / October 30, 2019

Design trends flip and flop over time. For example, when bright colors are popular, you can expect darker, moodier colors to take over next. You can probably chalk it up to homeowners getting tired of designs they’re seeing everywhere and wanting something different. Whatever the reason, design trends are always in flux. To get a… Read More

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

By Pete / October 24, 2019

We’re so fortunate to live in S Oregon, especially in October, with summy warm days and cool Fall nights.  Our Real Estate market is experiencing similar times with activity slowing down slightly, yet remains pretty active across our three counties as you can see in the chart below. One thing that stands out is that… Read More

Latest is Sustainable Outdoor Designs

By Pete / October 23, 2019

If you’re renovating your landscape and would like to create a more earth-friendly garden, the best thing you can do is talk to your design team about it early on. “Being upfront about your desire for sustainability from the beginning is very important,” says landscape designer Evo Sadosky of Dallas-based Blue Ribbon Lady Landscaping. The design… Read More

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

By Pete / October 17, 2019

Real Estate activity runs in cycles.  We’re currently in the Fall Selling Cycle and as we move through it, we’re seeing more activity than in previous years.  In fact, closings were up 40% in September over one year ago.   Here’s more!  Check out last week’s local stats that show activity across the board. We continue… Read More

New Kitchen Backsplashes w Style.

By Pete / October 17, 2019

A kitchen backsplash can be beautiful and classic in simple white subway tile, but there are so many ways to make this part of your home unique. The following 10 spaces feature backsplashes that stand out from the crowd for their creativity and style. Which one would you most like to see in your home?… Read More

Market Talk! S. Oregon Real Estate for Oct 11

By Pete / October 11, 2019

We have been following the Fall Selling Cycle with great interest the past few weeks.  I am always amazed at how consistent sales activity has been across Jackson, Josephine and Klamath counties.  Note that pending sales are far exceeding new listings in two of the three counties.  Inventory supply is declining. You’ll want to watch… Read More

Tips for Planning a Great Outdoor Patio

By Pete / October 9, 2019

Maybe you dream of baking wood-fired pizzas in a Mediterranean-style backyard. Perhaps you want to lounge by a sleek modern pool or sip wine under an old-world-style pergola covered in roses. Whatever your outdoor ideal, you can ensure that your patio fits your style and needs with thoughtful planning. Read on for tips from landscape… Read More

Market Talk! S. Oregon Real Estate Oct. 5

By Pete / October 3, 2019

Welcome to October!  The Fall Selling Cycle is underway yet across the board sales are continuing with prices remaining strong. How do we know this, check out our weekly stats below and it shows the markets are having more pending sales than new listings.  So inventory is shrinking. Property Insurance is two words that can… Read More

Coffee Stations Bubbling Over with Clever Ideas!

By Pete / October 2, 2019

If you’re among the many people who like to start off their morning with a jolt of caffeine, adding a coffee station to your kitchen might be a bright idea. The following coffee stations offer a bevy of ideas, such as installing a water tap to fill up the coffee maker without having to move… Read More

Market Talk! S.Oregon Real Estate for Sept 27

By Pete / September 26, 2019

This past week saw a reduction across the board in mortgage interest rates. We focus a lot on that topic today.  We have entered the Fall Selling Cycle as the weekly stats show below but focus down further, median prices are up, even pending sales are up. It’s new listings that are down overall. Mortgage… Read More