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Transform a Sloped Lot into Beautiful, Usable Space

By Pete / February 19, 2020

Retaining walls and terraces can help make sloped yards more usable, less susceptible to erosion and easier to maintain. But beyond their practical benefits, these constructed elements can also offer attractive design solutions that just aren’t possible with flat lots, including creating natural transitions, revealing picturesque views and showcasing elegant walls, plantings and water features. The following… Read More

Market Talk! S Oregon Real Estate for Feb.14

By Pete / February 13, 2020

Happy Valentine’s Day to Everyone.  February 14 is also the birthdate of the State of Oregon, back in 1859. Our Real Estate Market continues a slow rise in activity with mixed results last week.  Highlight from the chart below was an increase in new listings in Jackson County, but they continue to lag behind pending… Read More

See the Latest in Cabinet Design for 2020.

By Pete / February 13, 2020

Cabinets are a major part of Design & Construction Week, and this year in Las Vegas brands showcased up-and-coming colors as Shaker and flat-front door styles continued to dominate. Some companies veered from popular white and wood cabinet finishes and displayed dark and dramatic colors, blues and greens, and interesting neutrals. Storage-focused companies also launched… Read More

Market Talk! S Oregon Real Estate for Feb. 7

By Pete / February 6, 2020

It’s been quite a Real Estate Week in Southern Oregon.  Interest rates have fallen to the mid-3% range opening up opportunities for buyers across all price ranges. The problem is that inventory levels have fallen to the point where sellers have an edge in negotiations with buyers.   Take a look at last week’s MLS stats… Read More

Turn your Backyard into “Staycation” Haven

By Pete / February 5, 2020

There’s something irresistible about vacations. Lazing away your days at the lake with a good book. Feasting alfresco in a sun-drenched square. Tasting wines under a balmy sky, the scent of jasmine on the breeze. While regularly jetting off to your favorite locale might not be possible, re-creating its relaxing ambiance at home is. With a little… Read More

Market Talk: S Oregon Real Estate for Jan 31.

By Pete / January 31, 2020

Seems like January flew by quickly as the S Oregon Real Estate Market adjusts itself to face what we predict will be a busy Spring season ahead. Take a look at last week’s Sales Report and you’ll notice that pending and sold properties are not being replaced with new inventory.  That keeps pressure on pricing… Read More

Outbuildings: New Styles for Sheds & Potting Stations.

By Pete / January 31, 2020

The following nine sheds and indoor potting stations are not your typical backyard outbuildings. Gorgeous details such as vintage copper sinks, checkerboard tile and luxury pendant lighting raise the bar from an aesthetic standpoint, but these sheds and potting stations are not without hardworking elements. Take a look at these dreamy spaces and see if… Read More

Market Talk! S Oregon Real Estate for Jan. 24

By Pete / January 23, 2020

We are off and running for the 2020 Real Estate Market. January is really the beginning of the market season where we start to see new listings coming online. You can see by the Yearly Cycles how consistent the markets are during the course of the year.  So get ready, we’re just beginning the new… Read More

No time to declutter? Try this!

By Pete / January 22, 2020

January can inspire a lot of energy and goal-setting — sometimes, with goals that can be difficult to accomplish, given our schedules. Many of us, for instance, don’t feel we have the time to tackle a whole house declutter. If that describes you, that’s OK! Undertaking just a few projects to pare back your possessions can help… Read More

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