Pete Belcastro

3 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Home.

By Pete Belcastro / January 22, 2014

Buying a home requires a great deal of stamina for those involved.  At a recent office meeting at John L Scott, this discussion took place about what a Buyer needs to ask himself or herself before purchasing a home.  Depending on the answers, you’ll know if Buying is really for you.  Here they are.  Good reading,… Read More

Be a Smart Rental Property Owner

By Pete Belcastro / December 11, 2011

Everytime Laurel Adams comes on the Real Estate Show, we all learn a great deal about what its like to manage rental property.  Laurel, who owns All cities Property Management, is on the front lines of the rental market in Jackson County.   From what she told us on the 10 December radio show on KMED,… Read More

Seeking Healthy Small Lot Woodlands

By Pete Belcastro / May 22, 2011

by Pete Belcastro Paul Showalter has been living among trees all his life. The Natural Resource Technician at the Jackson Soil and Water Conservation Division grew up with a US Forest Service father and can tell you a lot about treess. On last week’s Real Estate Show, Paul brought his unique perspective to a discussion… Read More

Don't be afraid of an FHA Rehab Loan

By Pete Belcastro / May 16, 2011

Each week during the Real Estate Show, there is something that is said that really catches my ear. This past Saturday, (5-14-11) Sandy Boughton from Mortgage Express was our guest and we entered into a discussion about the FHA Rehab Loan. These are loans added to the mortgage to fix up a home to meet… Read More

Young people say "yes" to Home Ownership

By Pete Belcastro / April 19, 2011

There is no Real Estate Show this weekend due to the KMED Auction.  We’re back on April 30 at 10 a.m. In the meantime, have you been reading that the American Dream of home ownership is dying with the recession, foreclosure mania and so forth.   Do you believe it? It’s every where it seems. Time… Read More

What's Up with Commercial Real Estate?

By Pete Belcastro / April 12, 2011

This Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m. on KMED AM 1440, Mark Illsley from CPM Real Estate Services joins Joe Brett for a discussion and update on commercial real estate activity in Jackson and Josephine counties. Why is commercial real estate important? Simple answer, commercial real estate is the harbinger of things to come. If activity… Read More

Water Rights and Irrigation on next Real Estate Show

By Pete Belcastro / April 7, 2011

With all the snow in the mountains and more still predicted, we’re going to have a terrific water year. That means no curtailments but abundant water to share for consumers, recreation, fish and so forth. With so much water, it seems a bit premature to talk about water rights and irrigation season but we’re going… Read More