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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

Market Talk! S Oregon Real Estate for July 12

By Pete / July 11, 2019

The latest SOMLS stats are out this week and as usual, there is lots of information to share with you on the current real estate market. Take a look at what happened when we compare June 2018 vs June 2019.  What stands out to you? Even though the Months Supply of inventory jumped 71%, it… Read More

Turn Railings into a Style Statement

By Pete / July 9, 2019

Imagine a vivid swath of green running alongside your steps. Picture sleek stainless steel cables encircling your deck. Envision leaves cast in resin fluttering in your living room. Whatever your style and needs, railings can add both personality and functionality to your home, inside and out. Read on to discover ways to infuse your home with pops… Read More

Market Talk! S Oregon Real Estate for July 5

By Pete / July 4, 2019

I hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July Holiday! Today, it’s back to work as we have just entered the Summer Selling Season.  In the yearly housing cycle shown below, we are at the top of the selling and buying season right now. What do you think? Are we at the top of the… Read More

10 Kitchens that Nail Red, White and Blue

By Pete / July 4, 2019

In honor of Independence Day, check out these kitchens rocking a patriotic color palette. Terracotta Design Build 1. Low-Key Approach If the idea of a kitchen sporting a red, white and blue color scheme seems over the top, let this Atlanta kitchen ease your concerns. The white Shaker cabinets teamed with a jewel-toned blue island… Read More

Market Talk! S Oregon Real Estate for June 28

By Pete / June 27, 2019

Isn’t the Fourth of July your favorite time of the Summer?  It is for me.  Annual Breakfast at Ashland Elks Lodge 7:30-9:30 am open to all; the parade; then it’s off to Klamath Falls where my sister holds a block party with her neighbors that is quite an affair.  Then its fireworks at the end… Read More

10 Essentials for Gracious Guest Rooms

By Pete / June 27, 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

Market Talk! S.Oregon Real Estate for June 22

By Pete / June 21, 2019

Summer is here and with it came over 200 closed Real Estate Sales last week in Jackson and Josephine counties.  That is quite a number.  This is further indication the Real Estate Market is quite active. As the market continues to stabilize it appears prices asked by sellers are quite realistic with sellers receiving more… Read More

Give Your Kitchen Some Character!

By Pete / June 21, 2019

The kitchen is, of course, a functional space whose layout, finishes and appliances tend to get a lot of consideration. But don’t forget to add some character into the mix. The designers of these kitchens used color, pattern and texture to take the personality up a notch. 1. Go Bold With the Backsplash If you… Read More

Market Talk! S. Oregon Real Estate

By Pete / June 13, 2019

We’re pretty much in agreement that summer has arrived in S Oregon. (Officially this Thursday)  Hopefully, smoky skies will not be a part of the next few months of discussion we will be having.. Meanwhile, Real Estate sales continue to show our market is quite active.  The biggest news from last week was that inventories… Read More

Why do Homeowners Renovate? What they care about most?

By Pete / June 12, 2019

Most people look at their home and dream of making improvements. But the catalyst for actually beginning a renovation project varies. The 2019 Houzz & Home report sheds light on some of the key reasons homeowners finally make the leap from dreaming to taking action. Jess Blackwell Photography The national study, fielded between Feb. 13… Read More

Market Talk! S Oregon Real Estate for June 7.

By Pete / June 6, 2019

We’re about to hit the Summer Selling Season in Real Estate and it appears our market is ready to continue its robust activity.  Here is why?  Inventories of available properties are up, while interest rates fell below 4%, and demand continues at a high level.   The latest stats bear this out starting with mortgage interest… Read More

Patio of the Week: Backyard fun w FIre Pit and Pizza Oven

By Pete / June 4, 2019

Christina Valencia and Kele Dobrinski know how to entertain themselves in their backyard, whether they’re sipping wine around the fire pit, cooking up pizzas with friends and neighbors or watching their three young sons ride scooters on the patio or dig for worms in the grass. The family moved to Sacramento from “a tiny apartment”… Read More

Market Talk! S Oregon Real Estate for May 31.

By Pete / May 30, 2019

Today marks the end of what is traditionally the three busiest Real Estate months of the year. The next SOMLS stats will determine if that is true.  One thing for certain, inventory has increased across all price bands.  Check last week’s stats showing the latest Market Update Info for Jackson and Josephine counties last week.… Read More

10 Top Trees to Grow in Containers

By Pete / May 29, 2019

There are plenty of reasons to grow a tree in a large container. For urban gardens and those with little outdoor space, a potted tree can make a small terrace feel more like a garden and, if you plant a fig or lemon, provide you with fruit as well. In larger gardens, potted trees add… Read More

Market Talk! S Oregon Real Estate May 24

By Pete / May 23, 2019

The SOMLS stats for April are out and overall they show the continuation of a normalizing housing market. For example,  active market listings were up 17% from a year ago, while overall sales declined slightly by about 3%. Last week’s stats in Jackson and Josephine counties indicate what we mean.  Take a look at them… Read More

Choosing Kitchen Cabinetry for Convenience

By Pete / May 21, 2019

Imagine cooking your meals with everything close at hand. Drawers slide open at the press of a finger with pots and pans lined up inside. Spices sit on shelves at eye level. Countertops are clean and uncluttered. A well-organized kitchen centers around storage, and can make your life easier and cooking more efficient. “Design the… Read More