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

How about a Warm and Welcoming Bathroom?

By Pete / September 26, 2019

Does your bathroom feel a little too chilly? A little dated? Somewhere between modern minimalist masterpieces and cozy country design we find the popular style of bathroom that manages to feel cool and up-to-date but also warm and welcoming. To achieve this careful balance of seemingly disparate design demands, here is a recipe for bringing… Read More

Market Talk! S. Oregon Real Estate for Sept. 20

By Pete / September 19, 2019

Seems like this past week we went from full-on Summer to mid-Fall cooling rains in a matter of hours.  Our Real Estate market, however, has not experienced such a dramatic change from the previous weeks activity. Check out the stats below and see what we mean. Oregon’s Legislature considered a number of bills this past… Read More

Let’s add a Steam Shower to our Home.

By Pete / September 17, 2019

Imagine being enveloped in a light blue cloud of steam at the end of a long day. Your favorite tunes playing softly in the background as the scent of lavender swirls around you. Or envision hopping out of bed in the morning into sunny yellow steam and the energizing smell of lemongrass as you listen… Read More

Market Talk! S Oregon Real Estate for Sept. 13

By Pete / September 12, 2019

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market didn’t much celebrate Labor Day.   Things were pretty busy across the board during the holiday weeks.  Take a look at last week’s stats for our three neighboring counties and you’ll see new listings and pending sales while closed sales dropped due to the short week.  Note: Jackson County sellers received… Read More

Stylish Front Yards for Houses on Busy Streets

By Pete / September 11, 2019

When you live on a busy street, carving out privacy and reducing noise can be top priorities. But you can set up your front yard to feel like a quiet, private oasis — worlds away from nearby traffic — and still have a garden that shows neighbors more than unwelcoming walls. These seven front yard… Read More

Market Talk! S Oregon Real Estate for Sept. 7

By Pete / September 5, 2019

Now that school as started up, you might expect our Real Estate Market would hit the brakes, but that’s not true.  We have entered the Fall Selling Season, but as you check out last week’s market stats for all three counties.  Activity remains quite active with 85 closed sales in Jackson County, while sellers in… Read More

Market Talk! S.Oregon Real Estate for August 30

By Pete / August 29, 2019

It’s the end of Summer which has turned out to be been relatively mild with only two days of temperatures over 100.  Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market isn’t quite that hot, but it remains steady as we enter the Fall Market Selling Season. Take a look at last week’s stats and you’ll see where sales… Read More

Tips for Creating a Baby-Friendly Back Yard!

By Pete / August 28, 2019

Babyhood is a fleeting moment in life, but if you’re in charge of a very small child, you’ll know that being able to spend time outside and give your baby fresh air and exposure to nature is the best. You’ll also know how specific a baby’s needs are once outside — and how quickly these… Read More

Market Talk! S.Oregon Real Estate for August 24.

By Pete / August 22, 2019

This past week’s rain showers were a nice relief to Summer’s heat across S. Oregon.  Yet, our Real Estate market shows that rain showers can’t dampen enthusiasm for buying and selling across the region.   Take a look at last week’s sales stats and note activity overall has fallen in recent weeks as the Summer Selling… Read More

Sharing Your Home with Aging Parents? 10 Questions to Ask.

By Pete / August 22, 2019

Living with aging parents can help deepen your relationships, strengthen grandparent-grandkid bonds and offer peace of mind knowing your loved ones are well cared for. But opening up your home to your parents (or in-laws) isn’t always a sunny proposition. Personality conflicts, serious health needs and potential remodeling costs are important concerns to think through… Read More

Market Talk! S.Oregon Real Estate for August 16.

By Pete / August 15, 2019

Things change in Real Estate it seems weekly. For example this past week saw interest rates take a small rise and the Federal Housing Authority, the FHA announced new condo-rules that will ease the restrictions on the number of properties that could receive a loan. That means more home ownership opportunities for people.  The latest… Read More

How to Bring More Order and Joy to your Home.

By Pete / August 15, 2019

Soccer practice, early meetings, grocery runs — and the list goes on. Modern life can get busy, which is why the idea of a house as a haven is important. A streamlined home helps slow life down so when you walk through your front door, you can kick off your shoes and just exhale. Sarah… Read More