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Home Sales Overcome Inventory, Price Woes

By Pete / April 23, 2018

Inventory shortages and pressing affordability issues didn’t suppress home sales activity in March. Total sales of existing homes, including single-family homes, townhomes, condos, and co-ops, increased 1.1 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.6 million, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. However, home sales are still 1.2 percent below a year ago. “Robust… Read More

State of New Construction

By Pete / April 18, 2018

Brad Bennington knows new construction.  He is CEO of Build Southern Oregon. It’s really the old Southern Oregon Homebuilders Association with a new name, but same mission. He joins us on this week’s Real Estate Show for a discussion on the current state of new construction in Jackson and Josephine counties. Where are we building… Read More

Welcome to the Real Estate Market Forum

By Pete / April 17, 2018

You have received the first of our weekly Southern Oregon Real Estate Market Forum information sheets. How did we get your name?  Well, at some time in the past, (some a longer past than others) our paths have crossed. You may have been one of our several hundred Real Estate Show guests, or one of the many client/friends… Read More

Senior Homeownership in Decline

By Pete / April 16, 2018

New report expects boon in construction for senior housing From Inman Report BY PATRICK KEARNS Staff Writer Changes to the tax code under the Trump administration could prompt senior homeowners to unload property en masse — a move that could fuel construction for senior housing nationwide, according to a new report. Homeownership among seniors ages 75… Read More

Changing Times in Real Estate

By Pete / April 13, 2018

We are awfully lucky in real estate to meet amazing agents who share information on how to maneuver in a changing real estate world.  All the technology that’s available can be wonderful and perplexing to both buyers and sellers.  Pamela Erman kicked off the John L Scott 2018 season with a class in Medford. Craig… Read More

First Time Homebuyers Savings Accounts – an Oregon FIrst!

By Pete / March 30, 2018

STATE AND NATIONAL NEWS AND UPDATES Remember First Time Homebuyers are anyone who has not owned a home for the previous three years.  You are considered a First Time Homebuyer even if you’ve have owned homes before. Check this program out — tax savings for down payment. First-Time Home Buyers Savings Accounts The Oregon Legislature… Read More

Get Your Home Ready to Sell

By Pete / March 27, 2018

In  real estate, we associate spring with Spring Cleaning.  Even if you’re not preparing your home to sell take a few moments and see how you can help your home look its best with a little spring cleaning of the following tips.