Pete Belcastro

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show: Housing Issues w Rep. Pam Marsh.

By Pete Belcastro / May 11, 2021

Oregon’s Legislative session is dealing with various issues that affect real estate. Rep. Pam Marsh, D-Ashland, joins in with Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema for a discussion on those issues and the effects lawmakers have on the market. In this episode Marsh talks about her proposals to purchase old motels and turn them into housing;… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show; Buying & Selling Information You Need to Know.

By Pete Belcastro / May 3, 2021

Alice Lema and Pete Belcastro are two working real estate brokers in S.Oregon. In this episode, they share insights into buying and selling in today’s market, and what it takes to be successful in closing a transition We’ve never seen a market quite like this with low inventory, high demand, low interest rates, and a… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show: Pandemic’s Effect on Building Permits

By Pete Belcastro / April 24, 2021

You would think that during the COVID Pandemic the number of building permits would shrink as business plummeted and people were locked up. But according to Kimberly London, of the city of Medford’s building department, the opposite happened. Commercial building permits along with remodeling permits dominated the 2020 year in permitting Kimberly joins up with… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate show: MarketWatch, where is the market heading?

By Pete Belcastro / April 16, 2021

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate market is constantly changing and adapting to new housing conditions. Mike Kerlinger, a John L Scott agent joins Alice Lema and Pete Belcastro on this episode for a discussion on where the market is heading. Interest rates have risen a bit, while inventory remains historically low across all three southern counties.… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show:, What the best mortgage loan for me today?

By Pete Belcastro / April 8, 2021

Mortgage interest rates have been driving the real estate market for some time. Rates have been as low as 2.25% for 30-year mortgages. They are rising a bit now so Guy Giles of Mutual of Omaha Mortgage explains how to take advantage of this situation. He joins Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema for a discussion… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show; When do you need an estate sale?

By Pete Belcastro / April 1, 2021

.One of the most difficult things to do in real estate is deciding what to do with personal belongings when it comes time to sell. Cherish Tucker from Tucker Estate Sales joins Pete Belcastro and Alice for this episode that deals with conducting estate sales. To be successful, Tucker says, you need prior planning and… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show: Everything you need to know about septic systems!

By Pete Belcastro / March 25, 2021

Southern Oregonians own thousands of septic systems. Some are new, many are older units. They all, however, can cause problems for homeowners if you don’t know how to maintain them. Marty Easter, environmental health specialist with Oregon DEQ joins in with Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema for a far-reaching discussion about the septic system and… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show: Contractors Board Rep tells us how the contracting world works.

By Pete Belcastro / March 22, 2021

When do you need a licensed contractor to perform work for you? That’s a good question and one we put to Stan Jessups of the Oregon Contractors Board on this episode. You’ll hear about contractors and how they are regulated by the state and what happens when things go South. Don’t be misled or taken… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show: All you need to know about the housing market!

By Pete Belcastro / March 15, 2021

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market changes weekly it seems. Low inventory coupled with low-interest rates is pushing supply and demand to places we haven’t been to before. Join real-time real estate brokers Alice Lema and Pete Belcastro for an update on what’s really going on in Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market. We’ve got the latest… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show: Mortgage Rates drive the real estate bus.

By Pete Belcastro / March 6, 2021

Mortgage Interest Rates have stabilized across the USA in recent weeks So what does that mean for buyers seeking pre-approval for a loan? Guy Giles of Mutual of Omaha Mortgage gives the latest update on rates and where they are for some buyers He also explains which loans, right now, are the ones most buyers… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show: Manufactured Homes in a whole new light.

By Pete Belcastro / March 1, 2021

What role should manufactured homes play in helping alleviate housing shortages in Southern Oregon counties? Laura Hawk, from Holton Creek Homes joins Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema for a wide-ranging discussion about manufactured homes. From affordability standpoints these structures can accommodate many types of occupants, both in parks and on land. After you hear how… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show: Rebuilding our fire-ravaged communities.

By Pete Belcastro / February 18, 2021

Recent wildfires are having an affect on the current real estate market in Southern Oregon. Is it good or bad for buyers and sellers. Tina Grimes, executive director of the Rogue Valley Association of Realtors, joins Alice Lema and Pete Belcastro for a recap of activities since fires destroyed thousands of homes last September. Grimes… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show: Where’s all the houses for sale?

By Pete Belcastro / February 14, 2021

Homes for sale? Where are they across Southern Oregon’s counties? From Josephine to Lake, the inventory of available homes for sale is the lowest any of us have ever seen. Join Alice Lema and Pete Belcastro on this episode as they explain the dynamics that are driving today’s market. This is having effects on buyers… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show: Mortgage Rates Drive the Market for Buyers.

By Pete Belcastro / February 5, 2021

How long will low mortgage interest rates continue to make housing more affordable for buyers everywhere? Guy Giles of Mutual of Omaha Mortgage shares what the lending market is like as 2021 begins to thaw from winter sales. He joins Alice Lema and Pete Belcastro on this episode which explores various loan opportunities for buyers.… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show: Maneuvering through a hectic market.

By Pete Belcastro / January 31, 2021

How do buyers and sellers maneuver through Southern Oregon’s hectic real estate market? On this episode of Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Alice Lema and Pete Belcastro, share strategies they use with buyers in dealing with a high demand, low inventory market. Hear the latest statistical information about what the housing market has become. Let’s… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show: Market Update, Where’s all the Listings?

By Pete Belcastro / January 21, 2021

Historic low-interest rates are encouraging buyers to enter the housing market, while historic low inventory levels are making it hard to do. Real-time real estate experts Alice Lema and Pete Belcastro share experiences about current housing market conditions across Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath counties. Hear first hard reporting about buyers and sellers maneuvering through a… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show: Medford Building Incentives for Homeowners.

By Pete Belcastro / January 17, 2021

How can we solve the low inventory problem we face in Southern Oregon Real Estate Markets? Medford’s Planning Director Matt Brinkley joins Alice Lema and Pete Belcastro on this week episode to learn about upcoming development and new incentives for homeowners. Hear about Medford ADU incentives newly announced program forgiving about $10000 for a new… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Why Mortgage Rates Remain So Low?

By Pete Belcastro / January 7, 2021

Historically low mortgage interest rates are driving high demand for housing across Southern Oregon. The problem is inventory levels have also reached historically low levels. What happens if people are ready to buy but there is no property to buy? That the dilemma facing buyers as 2021 begins. Guy Giles of Mutual of Omaha Mortgage… Read More