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

By Pete / January 16, 2020

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market is off and running in 2020.  Check below to see last week’s sales activity across our three Southern counties.  While it’s not close to summer stats, none-the-less activity for January is pretty robust. Remember, January is the second slowest real estate month of the year in terms of listings and… Read More

Garage Attic Conversion into Teen Hangouts

By Pete / January 15, 2020

An unused garage attic was the perfect opportunity for these Pelham, New York, homeowners to create a space where their three teenage sons could hang out with friends, practice music, do homework and store their sports gear. Designer Kelly Mittleman was brought in to transform the attic into a bright space with shiplap-covered walls and… Read More

Market Talk! S.Oregon Real Estate for Jan.10

By Pete / January 9, 2020

Happy New Year Friends:   Wow, 2020 is here and as far as Southern Oregon Real Estate goes, it’s going to be quite a year. In the just-concluded 2019 calendar year Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath counties, combined, sold $5.6B worth of real estate.  That represented just over 18,000 real estate sides or transactions.  If 2020 sales… Read More

Top Plants to Grow Inside your Home

By Pete / January 9, 2020

Looking for a single ingredient that has the ability to make just about any room look better? It’s a plant. A splash of healthy greenery instantly makes a room feel fresh and welcoming. Indoor plants also help purify the air, creating a healthier home. If you feel like one of your rooms is lacking a… Read More

Market Talk! S.Oregon Real Estate for Dec. 13

By Pete / December 12, 2019

Bundle up!  Winter has arrived in S. Oregon and Real Estate Sales are always affected by it.  Yet, while we are in the Winter Selling Cycle, there are opportunities for buyers and sellers in the market that will not exist in a few months.  First of all, let’s compare November 20018 with 2019 below.The biggest… Read More

Emerging Interior Design and Colors for 2020

By Pete / December 12, 2019

Since 1995, the Maison & Objet trade fair, held twice a year in Paris, has been the international meeting point for professionals in the lifestyle, interiors and design fields. It brings together more than 3,000 exhibitors and nearly 90,000 visitors, half of whom come from outside France. Houzz France’s editorial team was on the scene… Read More

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