Pete Belcastro

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

It has been one year since passage of Oregon’s landmark statewide rent control laws

By Pete Belcastro / March 2, 2020

It has been one year since passage of Oregon’s landmark statewide rent control laws, or better known as SB608. Medford attorney James Stout, joins Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema a one-year check-up of how the new law has affected renters and landlords in Oregon.

What to make of Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market? Join Alice Lema and Pete Belcastro

By Pete Belcastro / February 26, 2020

What to make of Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market? Join Alice Lema and Pete Belcastro for a breakdown of the market and what buyers and sellers face as the Spring Selling Season gets underway

Efforts are underway to prevent catastrophic wildfires in Southern Oregon

By Pete Belcastro / February 26, 2020

Efforts are underway to prevent catastrophic wildfires in S. Oregon. The Rogue Valley Association of Realtors is partnering with Ashland Fire and Rescue to draw attention to wildfire potential here and what individual homeowners can do to prevent fires. Colin Mullane, RVAR and Katie Gibble, Ashland’s Fire Adapted Community Coordinator share these efforts with Pete… Read More

Market Talk! predictions for 2020 Jim Remley, Managing Principal Broker at John L Scott Real Estate

By Pete Belcastro / February 3, 2020

Market Talk!, predictions for 2020. Jim Remley, Managing Principal Broker at John L Scott Real Estate shares his views of the upcoming 2020 housing market with Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema on this program. Remley is a nationally known instructor and coach and manages the region’s largest, most successful real estate company in Medford, Ashland… Read More

Home Warranties are used more and more as buyers and sellers see the advantages of having one.

By Pete Belcastro / January 27, 2020

Home Warranties are used more and more as buyers and sellers see the advantages of having one. Lisa Justason, Fidelity National Home Warranty joins Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema for a look at home warranties and when you might need one to protect the infrastructure of your home

Commercial building codes have changed in Oregon regarding materials

By Pete Belcastro / January 21, 2020

Commercial building codes have changed in Oregon regarding materials used; fire and safety, buffer zones, remodeling permits and more. Chad Wiltrout from Medford Building Safety Dept. and Deputy Fire Chief Greg Kleinberg join Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema as to what these new codes mean for business owners and landlords going forward.

Low Mortgage Interest Rates, are the fuel driving So Oregon’s Real Estate Market

By Pete Belcastro / January 10, 2020

Low Mortgage Interest Rates, are the fuel driving So Oregon’s Real Estate Market. Guy Giles and Derek Brite of Mutual of Omaha Mortgage talk with hosts Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema about types of loans available today that buyers may want to check out.

Property Owners needing to have samples tested at local laboratories turn to Neilson Research Labs

By Pete Belcastro / January 6, 2020

Property Owners needing to have samples tested at local laboratories turn to Neilson Research Labs. Kim Ramsay VP joins Pete Belcastro & Alice Lema talk about the types of testing generally done here, including water, soils, asbestos and the rules governing testing requirements and what can and cannot be tested. .

Continued Low Mortgage Interest Rates may hold the key to the 2020 Oregon Real Estate Market.

By Pete Belcastro / December 30, 2019

Continued low Mortgage Interest Rates may hold the key to the 2020 So Oregon Real Estate Market. Guy Giles, Mutual of Omaha Mortgage lender shares his insights into the new year with new loan programs and higher loan limits. He joins Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema for an inside look at what Mortgage Rates look… Read More

Looking ahead to the 2020 Real Estate Market

By Pete Belcastro / December 20, 2019

Looking ahead to the 2020 Real Estate Market. We’re joined by RVAR President Devin Zupan and SOMLS President Patrick Iler, who share their thoughts on current market conditions and future