Pete Belcastro

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Rates Fall to 2.75%

By Pete Belcastro / July 30, 2020

Wow, Mortgage Interest Rates now make it possible for buyers to purchase a larger, better home. Join Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema along with Mutual of Omaha’s Guy Giles to learn how mortgage rates, at really historic lows, are driving buyers to the market seeking an upgrade in their housing. Rates have fallen to 2.75%… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Opportunities for Buyers & Sellers.

By Pete Belcastro / July 23, 2020

Let’s Go is the name of a new marketing campaign undertaken by John L Scott Southern Oregon. You may have seen some of it in print or social media or on TV and radio. Tiffany Rodgers Wilkerson, Dir of Business Development at JLS, joins Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema on why spend money on marketing… Read More

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By Pete Belcastro / July 18, 2020

Having fertile soil and clean water are important components of our S. Oregon economy. How we manage those two items is another issue and that’s why Kora Mousseaux, of the Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District, joins us on this episode to explain. JSWCD has programs and assistance for both urban and rural property owners… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Dynamic Summer Market

By Pete Belcastro / July 9, 2020

Hopefully, the main COVID Real Estate Months are behind us when sales and listings were down about 50% from the previous year. Not any more. Join Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema as they explore the changing S Oregon Real Estate Market. And is it changing, almost weekly we are seeing more listings, more pending sales… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Mortgage Rates Fuel the Market

By Pete Belcastro / July 8, 2020

Mortgage interest rates are the fuel driving S.Oregon’s Real Estate Market today. Guy Giles and Michael Ronchette, Mutual of Omaha Mortgage joins with Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema for a look at how these rates are affecting the market and new loan products that buyers can take advantage of. With interest rates in the 3%… Read More

S.Oregon’s Real Estate Show-Taxes After COVID-19 Ends!

By Pete Belcastro / June 26, 2020

Billions of dollars of stimulus money have been dispersed. As Glenn Cunningham, CPA and Finacial Advisor at Nagel and Padilla in Ashland, tell us “there is no such thing as a free lunch” when it comes to this money. He joins Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema for a discussion on how 2020 taxes are going… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Something for Everyone.

By Pete Belcastro / June 18, 2020

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market has something for everyone right now. What does that mean? Real Estate broker Don McCoy joins Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema to explain why we’re using the word historic to describe the current market. Hear why buyers and sellers both have unique opportunities in this market that may never occur… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show: The Market is Talking to Us.

By Pete Belcastro / June 11, 2020

What’s happening in Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market? In two words, a lot. Join Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema for a look at today’s housing market and what it means for buyers and sellers today. It’s a changing market with low inventory levels and high demand across many price categories and out of state buyers… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show: Crazy Low Mortgage Rates

By Pete Belcastro / June 5, 2020

Mortgage Interest Rates this past week hit the 3% while VA and USDA loans fell to 2.75%. Jumbo loans are back in style. What’s going on here? Guy Giles of Mutual of Omaha Mortgage joins Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema for a look at how mortgage rates are driving the local housing market. Find out… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, All Things Septic with the DEQ.

By Pete Belcastro / May 28, 2020

At some point in your life, you’ll need to know something about a septic system. This episode includes Marty Easter, Wastewater Specialist and Dylan Darling, Regional Communications Officer. They talk with Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema about issues relating to septic systems. There are thousands of them out there in varying degrees of use and… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Commercial RE Reaction

By Pete Belcastro / May 23, 2020

Southern Oregon Residential Real Estate sales were off by about 40% during April. Other businesses suffered much more. We wanted to know what is happening with commercial real estate activity in Southern Oregon? So Scott King, of Merits Commercial Real Estate, joins us on this week’s show to share what has happened to commercial and… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show: Response to COVID-19 & Spring Sales Activity.

By Pete Belcastro / May 14, 2020

The Rogue Valley Association of Realtors is spearheading efforts by local Realtors to comply with COVID-19 restrictions even as Jackson/Josephine counties reopen. Tina Grimes is CEO of RVAR and the Southern Oregon Multiple Listings Service (SOMLS). She joins Devin Zupan, President of RVAR on this program to share what buyers and sellers need to know… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Rental Housing Market Update.

By Pete Belcastro / May 10, 2020

Southern Oregon’s Rental Housing Market has been hit by the COVID-19 shutdown and prior to that SB608 which changed landlord/tenant laws. Danielle Remley, owner of Sterling West Property Management joins up with Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema for an update on current rental market conditions. What’s going on with rents? Are renters given rent relief?… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show. Mortgage rate hysteria.

By Pete Belcastro / April 30, 2020

Mortgage Interest Rates are driving sales with rates in the low 3% range for a 30-year fixed mortgage. Hear more about what’s really happening with rates and how buyers might want to take advantage of them during our current shutdown. Others may want to refinance their current property. Guy Giles, Mutual of Omaha Mortgage connects… Read More

Business shutdown taking a toll on S.Oregon economy, jobs and real estate.

By Pete Belcastro / April 29, 2020

How is COVID-19 shutdown affecting Jackson & Josephine counties businesses? A lot, according to Brad Hicks of Medford Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, on this edition of Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show. Without jobs and a vibrant economy, real estate sales are also affected by this business shutdown. Hear the latest from Brad as he… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show. Buying and Selling During a Shut-Down.

By Pete Belcastro / April 18, 2020

Everything has changed in the way business is being conducted. Real Estate is no exception and despite hardships, activity is taking place. Rick Harris, Past President of the Oregon Association of Realtors and the Harris Group at John L Scott Ashland, joins Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema for a discussion on the “new” ways buyers… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show – Medford Urban Renewal and Market Virus Updates.

By Pete Belcastro / April 13, 2020

We’ve got the latest information on how COVID-19 is affecting the Real Estate Market. More activity then you would believe. Also, hear about the latest plans Medford Urban Renewal Agency has for downtown Medford. Executive Director Harry Weiss joins Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema, from John L Scott Southern Oregon for today’s program.

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show

By Pete Belcastro / April 4, 2020

So much has changed in our Real Estate Market. Join Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema along with Mortgage Lender Guy Giles of Mutual of Omaha Mortgage for a discussion on buying, selling and lending during a pandemic. Sales continue along with new procedures and protocols to keep everyone safe. We’ve also got the latest stats… Read More