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Market Talk! S Oregon Real Estate for Jan. 24

By Pete / January 23, 2020

We are off and running for the 2020 Real Estate Market. January is really the beginning of the market season where we start to see new listings coming online. You can see by the Yearly Cycles how consistent the markets are during the course of the year.  So get ready, we’re just beginning the new… Read More

No time to declutter? Try this!

By Pete / January 22, 2020

January can inspire a lot of energy and goal-setting — sometimes, with goals that can be difficult to accomplish, given our schedules. Many of us, for instance, don’t feel we have the time to tackle a whole house declutter. If that describes you, that’s OK! Undertaking just a few projects to pare back your possessions can help… Read More

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.

Market Talk! S.Oregon Real Estate for Jan. 18

By Pete / January 16, 2020

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market is off and running in 2020.  Check below to see last week’s sales activity across our three Southern counties.  While it’s not close to summer stats, none-the-less activity for January is pretty robust. Remember, January is the second slowest real estate month of the year in terms of listings and… Read More

Garage Attic Conversion into Teen Hangouts

By Pete / January 15, 2020

An unused garage attic was the perfect opportunity for these Pelham, New York, homeowners to create a space where their three teenage sons could hang out with friends, practice music, do homework and store their sports gear. Designer Kelly Mittleman was brought in to transform the attic into a bright space with shiplap-covered walls and… Read More

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.

Market Talk! S.Oregon Real Estate for Jan.10

By Pete / January 9, 2020

Happy New Year Friends:   Wow, 2020 is here and as far as Southern Oregon Real Estate goes, it’s going to be quite a year. In the just-concluded 2019 calendar year Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath counties, combined, sold $5.6B worth of real estate.  That represented just over 18,000 real estate sides or transactions.  If 2020 sales… Read More

Top Plants to Grow Inside your Home

By Pete / January 9, 2020

Looking for a single ingredient that has the ability to make just about any room look better? It’s a plant. A splash of healthy greenery instantly makes a room feel fresh and welcoming. Indoor plants also help purify the air, creating a healthier home. If you feel like one of your rooms is lacking a… Read More

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

Market Talk! S.Oregon Real Estate for Dec. 13

By Pete / December 12, 2019

Bundle up!  Winter has arrived in S. Oregon and Real Estate Sales are always affected by it.  Yet, while we are in the Winter Selling Cycle, there are opportunities for buyers and sellers in the market that will not exist in a few months.  First of all, let’s compare November 20018 with 2019 below.The biggest… Read More

Winter Selling Cycle means opportunities for both Buyers and Sellers

By Pete Belcastro / December 12, 2019

The Winter Selling Cycle means opportunities for both buyers and sellers. Colin Mullane , Past President of the Oregon Association of Realtors, joins Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema on a year-end review of the housing market and where opportunities exist for consumers at all levels of the housing market.

Emerging Interior Design and Colors for 2020

By Pete / December 12, 2019

Since 1995, the Maison & Objet trade fair, held twice a year in Paris, has been the international meeting point for professionals in the lifestyle, interiors and design fields. It brings together more than 3,000 exhibitors and nearly 90,000 visitors, half of whom come from outside France. Houzz France’s editorial team was on the scene… Read More

Recently Completed Hemp Harvest and What Did and Didn’t work for Growers in 2019

By Pete Belcastro / December 5, 2019

Mark Taylor owner and president of Southern Oregon Hemp Co-Operative talks with Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema about the recently completed hemp harvest and what did and didn’t work for growers in 2019

Sun-rooms & Porches for Warming Up in Cold Weather

By Pete / December 3, 2019

Screened porches and sunrooms may see the most use in warm-weather months, but they can also help extend enjoyment of indoor-outdoor living as fall and winter arrive. Depending on your climate and the room’s weatherproofing, sunrooms and screened porches featuring heat sources, cozy furniture and protection from the elements can be warm, inviting extensions of… Read More

Latest Real Estate Market info during John L Scott Market Watch

By Pete Belcastro / December 3, 2019

Hear the latest real estate market information during this John L Scott Market Watch program with Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema. They share the latest market information with you as well as tips for buying and selling during winter months and what the future may hold for the market in 2020

Affordable Mortgage Rates continue to drive both residential housing and new construction sales

By Pete Belcastro / November 21, 2019

Join a discussion of where this is taking the housing as winter approaches . Guy Giles Mutual of Omaha mortgage and Brad Bennington head of the Builders association of S Oregon share their knowledge w Pete and Alice