Pete Belcastro

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Let’s Check the Market!

By Pete Belcastro / November 21, 2020

We’re in the winter selling season, but this winter is like no other we’ve experienced in Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market. In this episode, Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema share their Real-Time, Real Estate experiences as buyers and sellers maneuver through high demand, low inventory housing market. Get the latest statistical information about what is… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, OAR Responds to Housing Crises.

By Pete Belcastro / November 15, 2020

Housing issues across Oregon are not going away. Addressing them and the future of housing is an important part of the Oregon Association of Realtor’s mission. In this week’s episode, Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema go inside the OAR and speak with their legal counsel Jeremy Rogers about housing and other important issues facing buyers… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, A Mortgage Rate for Everyone.

By Pete Belcastro / November 5, 2020

Mortgage Interest rates, the hot fuel of our real estate market, didn’t budget since election day meaning low rates may be here a while longer. Why does this matter? Guy Giles of Mutual of Omaha Mortgage joins Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema on this episode to explain the latest trends in mortgage lending that buyers… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show: Appraising Properties in today’s Housing Market.

By Pete Belcastro / October 29, 2020

As a long=time local property appraiser, Dani Frye has seen just about every type of housing market. Yet she has never seen a market quite like our current one. It’s a market of pandemic driven sales, combined with low interest rates and now add in catastrophic wildfire destruction. So the question Pete Belcastro and Alice… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, w Mayor Chris Luz, Phoenix on the future of his town.

By Pete Belcastro / October 23, 2020

How does a community recover from a disaster? That’s the main question we put to Phoenix Mayor Chris Luz on this episode of Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show. The Mayor shares his experience during the fire of Sept 8 and the efforts underway to begin the cleanup and recovery the community will need. Luz joins… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Maneuvering in a high-demand, low-inventory housing market.

By Pete Belcastro / October 17, 2020

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market remains at a pretty consistent level this past week with pending and closed sales remaining high. On this week’s episode, Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema concentrate on how buyers and sellers are maneuvering through this high-demand and low-inventory housing market. Get some of the latest strategies Pete and Alice use… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show – Property Taxes & Your Home Value

By Pete Belcastro / October 11, 2020

Property tax statement are due out in a few weeks. Most everyone will see an increase in those taxes and most everyone will also see an increase in their Real Market Value. Jackson County Assessor Dave Arrasmith joins Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema for a wide ranging discussion about property taxes, valuation increases across the… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show – JLS Market Watch, Real Time Real Estate

By Pete Belcastro / October 3, 2020

Are recent wildfires effecting Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market? If so, what are the effects for buyers and sellers in the market? Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema are real time real estate agents working with buyers and sellers in this uncertain market where demand exceeded supply even before fires destroyed 3,300 homes. Pete and Alice… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Responding to Wildfire Challenges

By Pete Belcastro / September 24, 2020

How will we respond to the loss of more than 3,200 housing units to wildfire? That question is among a wide variety of related topics on this edition of Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show. Brad Bennington, CEO of Southern Oregon Builders Association talks about the challenges facing us just to rebuild lost inventory. He in… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Realtors Respond to Wildfires.

By Pete Belcastro / September 17, 2020

More than 2,500 homes have been lost to wildfires in Jackson and Klamath counties. The loss of housing on those affected will be felt for years to come as communities to rebuild. But how should we do that? How are Realtors responding to this crises and how will it effect the rest of Southern Oregon’s… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Fires Disrupt Lives/Destroy Properties

By Pete Belcastro / September 15, 2020

You know all about the fire situation in Southern Oregon and how it has disrupted life throughout our region. This episode of the Real Estate Show has Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema talking about their experiences from the fires and how we can respond to them when we begin to rebuild what is left. Join… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Mortgage Rates Drive Market Boom!

By Pete Belcastro / September 4, 2020

One year ago mortgage interest rates hovered around 5%. Today those same rates have dropped to below 3% and that is driving a real estate market boom in Southern Oregon. Guy Giles, Mutual of Omaha Mortgage joins Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema for a discussion on how buyers and sellers can both take advantage of… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, When and Why I Need a Building Permit.

By Pete Belcastro / August 31, 2020

Coronavirus has prompted a lot of us to undertake home improvement projects around our homes. A question sure to arise is “when and what for do I need a building permit? We’ve got the answers on this episode when Kimberly London, Carol Wedman, and Sam Barnum of Medford’s Community Services Department join Pete Belcastro and… Read More

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

By Pete Belcastro / August 21, 2020

One week sales are up, and the next week sales are down. Same thing for pending sales and even new listings. What’s going on in our real estate market? Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema sort it all out on this episode. No one issue or item is driving this market. Its a combination of record-low… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Managing Your Land & Water

By Pete Belcastro / August 15, 2020

It the middle of a drought, its extra important to manage water and land your properly so as not to waste or abuse two of our most important resources. Megan Montgomery of the Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District JSWCD, joins Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema, to discuss rural properties and owners rrelationship with the… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Market is Talking

By Pete Belcastro / August 9, 2020

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market seems to be changing weekly if not daily as supply and demand dominate the market like never seen before. Join in as Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema discuss current conditions facing both buyers and sellers in this pandemic-fueled market. Want to learn about what’s going on in real estate? Watch… Read More

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