Pete Belcastro

Rental Vacancy Rate – 2%, What's Going On?

By Pete Belcastro / February 23, 2015

by Pete Belcastro. If you think there is pressure on the residential real estate market with low inventories, take a look at Jackson County’s rental market.  According to Laurel Adams, Allcities Property Mgt. and Past President of the Southern Oregon Rental Owners Association reports Jackson County has a 2% vacancy rate.  That means less options… Read More

Real Estate Market is Talking to Us

By Pete Belcastro / February 12, 2015

by Pete Belcastro. The market is talking!  Are we listening?  Are we ready to act?  I ask these questions as the latest SOMLS real estate statistics indicate movement strong enough to warrant a closer look. We’ve been predicting 2015 is going to be a big real estate year.  New construction is coming back strong.  Baby Boomers are retiring and the Rogue… Read More

Real Estate Medford – Managing Rural Properties

By Pete Belcastro / February 10, 2015

Managing rural properties is more than “watching the grass grow.” It involves planning and utilizing a plan to make the best use of your land. Hear about efforts of the JSWCD, Angie Boudro, Charlie Bower and Clint Bowers, to work with landowners to make their land is productive while protecting the natural resources we have.… Read More

RVAR says No to Property Tax Change.

By Pete Belcastro / February 2, 2015

Before I became a real estate broker in 2007, I have to admit I never paid much attention to real estate professional organizations like the Rogue Valley Association of Realtors (RVAR).   Since producing our Real Estate Shows for nearly six years, I have come to respect them in ways most of us never think. RVAR… Read More

Real Estate Medford – Inside the RV Association of Realtors

By Pete Belcastro / January 30, 2015

They reside in the background of Southern Oregon real estate, yet they operate as the voice of this industry in ways you never knew. Join in when Colin Mullane, Patrick Eiler, Paul Shoemaker and Tina Grimes share what RVAR/SOMLS are gearing up to support realtors and your property rights. They talk with Pete Belcastro, one… Read More

Value of Home Ownership is Real

By Pete Belcastro / January 21, 2015

I know you’ve heard the statement, “its smarter to own a home then rent one.”  Turns out that’s more true today then ever before.  I came across an article in the “New York Times” while sitting on an airplane that sums up the real value of home ownership as opposed to those who rent. Most… Read More

Real Estate Medford – Rental Do’s and Don’ts

By Pete Belcastro / January 9, 2015

The Jackson County rental market continues to move along with vacancy rates low, available rentals steady and rents slowly moving up. But there’s lots more to the rental market and Laurel shares insight into mediation how to make a house feel good when renters take a look. Laurel talks with the Real Estate Guys Pete… Read More

Real Estate Medford, 2015 is looking good.

By Pete Belcastro / January 7, 2015

What will 2015 in real estate be like? That question is put to Bob Gervais and Michele Taal of REMAX Ideal Brokers to start our new broadcast year. Bob and Michele talk with the Real Estate Guys Pete Belcastro and Joe Brett as they share their experience from the past to predict what 2015 will… Read More

Real Estate Medford, What’s New at the Home Show?

By Pete Belcastro / September 18, 2014

Fall is a time to think about remodeling projects or perhaps a new home built for your family. Either way ideas abound at the Jackson County Homebuilders Fall show. Join Pete Belcastro, Joe Brett, Brad Bennington and exhibitors as they share their stories about new products, new technology in buildings and much more.

GMO Free Jackson County

By Pete Belcastro / June 10, 2014

by Pete Belcastro Its been a few weeks since Jackson County voters decided its better living here without GMO agriculture. Since, then I can’t tell you how many people I have had conversations about GMO free and what it means for us in Jackson County.  First of all, I think everyone I speak with is… Read More

Real Estate Medford – New Rental Rules

By Pete Belcastro / June 9, 2014

If you rent or are a landlord then listen up as Section * HUD rules change on July 1 in Oregon. If you don’t know the rules or don’t have procedures to screen potential clients then you could be subject to big fines. Join as Laurel Adams, owner of Allcities Property Management and Cara… Read More

Age Friendly Homes are Here to Stay

By Pete Belcastro / April 21, 2014

Sharon and Howard Johnson of Age Friendly Innovations started their second career after discovering they needed to downsize their lives as they retired.   Most of us face that same questions, “What to do when retiring with property that is too big to handle any more. For Sharon and Howard, they decided the move, sell their… Read More

Let's Raise your Property Tax

By Pete Belcastro / April 9, 2014

by Pete Belcastro. That’s the idea behind the latest proposal from the League of Oregon Cities.  This time under the guise of compression, the League is going around Oregon speaking to Rotary clubs and other groups to convince them that Real Market Value and Assessed Value need to be married in a reversal of Oregon’s… Read More

Real Estate, Medford, Rental Property Maintenance

By Pete Belcastro / February 24, 2014

If you own rental property, you know its a big investment. On today’s show Laurel Adams owner of Allcities Property Management and Will Wait, owner of Elite Maintenance share the mic with Pete Belcastro and Joe Brett the Real Estsate Guys for a discussion around rental property maintenance issues and there are a lot of… Read More

Real Estate Show Medford – Jackson County Levy Vote

By Pete Belcastro / February 19, 2014


Real Estate, Medford, Mortgage Interest Rates

By Pete Belcastro / February 16, 2014

Two people who close more mortgages per capita are Sandy Boughton and Jim Palazzolo from Medford’s Mortgage Express office. They share their experience about making loans happen for people with Joe Brett, one of the Real Estate Guys on our show. They explain some of the new loans available to potential homeowners and investors.

Demand for Grape Growing Land Continues

By Pete Belcastro / February 8, 2014

by Pete Belcastro, 541 621 7036 Our state is an agriculture wonderland.  Our lands provide soil that grow and produce vast quantities of products.  In the Rogue Valley that has mostly been pear orchards, but lately vineyards are sprouting all around and no let up is in site. On the Feb 8 Real Estate Show,… Read More

Market Watch and All Cities Property Management

By Pete Belcastro / January 28, 2014