Pete Belcastro

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

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show; Market Predictions for 2021 Conditions.

By Pete Belcastro / January 2, 2021

Gotta say it, 2020 was a pretty good year for Southern Oregon Real Estate, for both buyers and sellers. Interest rates are amazingly low, and sellers are receiving nearly 100% of their asking price. Can it continue into 2021? That’s the question Alice Lema and Pete Belcastro discuss on this weeks episode. Real time real… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Let’s look back at the 2020 market.

By Pete Belcastro / December 30, 2020

We finished the real estate year of 2020! What just happened to the markets in our communities? Did equity increase for homeowners? Interest rates lowered throughout the year. 2020 was like no other real estate market we’ve experienced. Pete Belcstro and Alice Lema share their thoughts and discussion in a recap of 2020 Alice calls… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Preparing your home to sell.

By Pete Belcastro / December 27, 2020

Home inspections are used in most real estate transactions. They can make or break a sale. Lean all you need to know about home inspections from Travis Hand, owner of Rogue Insection Services on this episode of Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show. Travis joins Alice Lema and Pete Belcastro for a wide ranging discussion about… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, JLS Market Watch for December.

By Pete Belcastro / December 11, 2020

The Market is Talking! The latest SOMLS housing stats are released and they tell us a lot about current market conditions. Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema tackle them all in this week’s episode. You’ll learn what is selling today, the latest interest rate information, as well as news for buyers, sellers, and investors about what… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Sheriff says 2020 presents new unpleasant, challenges.

By Pete Belcastro / December 3, 2020

If you think 2020 changed your life, wait until you hear from Jackson County Sheriff Nate Sickler on how wildfires, emergency planning, the pandemic, decriminalization of most drugs has changed the way he sees law enforcement n the next few years. The Sheriff joins Alice Lema and Pete Belcastro on this episode to share how… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Preserving Historic Buildings for Homeowners and Investors.

By Pete Belcastro / November 30, 2020

Southern Oregon lost several historic buildings during recent wildfires. So on this week’s episode, George Kramer, longtime local historic preservation specialist, joins Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema for a look at ways to preservice iconic buildings. There are opportunities for both homeowners and investors to take advantage of several incentives available today. We’ll get an… Read More

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