Market Talk! S.Oregon Real Estate for Nov. 8

By Pete / November 8, 2019

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market has entered the Fall Selling Cycle, a bit late, but nonetheless we’re here  What does that mean? The chart below sums things up well.  Last week we had 350 pending and closed sales across the three Southern counties.  That is a large number indeed. The problem is that the 350… Read More

John L Scott Market Watch w Pete and Alice

By Pete Belcastro / November 7, 2019

A Lot is happening in S. Oregon’s Real Estate Market. Join Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema for a discussion and breakdown on current market conditions and what to expect for the remainder of the year for buyers and sellers

10 Surefire Ways to Increase Curb Appeal

By Pete / November 7, 2019

There’s no need to buy a new house or take on an extensive remodel to get the curb appeal you want. There are many ways to approach your exterior to give it a serious update without a serious overhaul. These are my 10 favorite tips for you to boost your house’s first impression. 1. Stairs… Read More

Trends in Flooring and Counter-tops

By Pete Belcastro / October 31, 2019

Here are the latest in design on flooring and counter tops w Jennifer Fleener of Lipperts carpet. Consumer tastes are always changing and you’ll find out what products and colors are favored today

Market Talk! S.Oregon Real Estate for Nov. 1

By Pete / October 30, 2019

Today is well-known as the “Day of the Dead”, or “All Souls Day.”  While its an odd celebration of sorts, our Southern Oregon Real Estate Market is anything but “dead” as we work our way through the Fall Selling Cycle.  As you can see from the weekly selling stat below, we are having more pending… Read More

Design Trends Consumers Are Asking For!

By Pete / October 30, 2019

Design trends flip and flop over time. For example, when bright colors are popular, you can expect darker, moodier colors to take over next. You can probably chalk it up to homeowners getting tired of designs they’re seeing everywhere and wanting something different. Whatever the reason, design trends are always in flux. To get a… Read More

Market Talk! S.Oregon Real Estate for Oct 25.

By Pete / October 24, 2019

We’re so fortunate to live in S Oregon, especially in October, with summy warm days and cool Fall nights.  Our Real Estate market is experiencing similar times with activity slowing down slightly, yet remains pretty active across our three counties as you can see in the chart below. One thing that stands out is that… Read More

Property Tax Statements Arrive

By Pete Belcastro / October 24, 2019

Oregon property owners are receiving tax statements in the mail. What areas saw increases in value? Did some lose value? By how much? Assessor Dave Arrasmith joins Pete and Alice for a discussion on the latest round of taxes. Guy Giles also share the latest mortgage interest information from Mutual of Omaha Mortgage.

Latest is Sustainable Outdoor Designs

By Pete / October 23, 2019

If you’re renovating your landscape and would like to create a more earth-friendly garden, the best thing you can do is talk to your design team about it early on. “Being upfront about your desire for sustainability from the beginning is very important,” says landscape designer Evo Sadosky of Dallas-based Blue Ribbon Lady Landscaping. The design… Read More

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

By Pete / October 17, 2019

Real Estate activity runs in cycles.  We’re currently in the Fall Selling Cycle and as we move through it, we’re seeing more activity than in previous years.  In fact, closings were up 40% in September over one year ago.   Here’s more!  Check out last week’s local stats that show activity across the board. We continue… Read More

Plan ahead when Buying or Selling Property

By Pete Belcastro / October 17, 2019

Join Pete Belcastro, Principal Broker and Alice Lema, Broker of John L Scott for a discussion on how and what to plan for when buying and selling property. Don’t be surprised by hidden costs or calendar delays by knowing what to expect and what could or could not happen to close a sale.

New Kitchen Backsplashes w Style.

By Pete / October 17, 2019

A kitchen backsplash can be beautiful and classic in simple white subway tile, but there are so many ways to make this part of your home unique. The following 10 spaces feature backsplashes that stand out from the crowd for their creativity and style. Which one would you most like to see in your home?… Read More

Market Talk! S. Oregon Real Estate for Oct 11

By Pete / October 11, 2019

We have been following the Fall Selling Cycle with great interest the past few weeks.  I am always amazed at how consistent sales activity has been across Jackson, Josephine and Klamath counties.  Note that pending sales are far exceeding new listings in two of the three counties.  Inventory supply is declining. You’ll want to watch… Read More

Commercial Real Estate Going Strong

By Pete Belcastro / October 10, 2019

Pete Belcastro, Principal Broker, John L Scott and Alice Lema, Broker, John L Scott. The latest commercial real estate activity in Jackson County is explored and explained with Frank Mania, Marketing Manager for Ticor Title. Plus, hear about plans for a new Innovative Education Center planned for Medford with Dave Tribbet from V3 Consulting.

Tips for Planning a Great Outdoor Patio

By Pete / October 9, 2019

Maybe you dream of baking wood-fired pizzas in a Mediterranean-style backyard. Perhaps you want to lounge by a sleek modern pool or sip wine under an old-world-style pergola covered in roses. Whatever your outdoor ideal, you can ensure that your patio fits your style and needs with thoughtful planning. Read on for tips from landscape… Read More

Market Talk! S. Oregon Real Estate Oct. 5

By Pete / October 3, 2019

Welcome to October!  The Fall Selling Cycle is underway yet across the board sales are continuing with prices remaining strong. How do we know this, check out our weekly stats below and it shows the markets are having more pending sales than new listings.  So inventory is shrinking. Property Insurance is two words that can… Read More

How Much Property Insurance is Enough? Dave Hallett, Farmers Insurance

By Pete Belcastro / October 3, 2019

Homeowners have many insurance options available to them. But what do you really need to protect your property from theft or destruction? Dave Hallatt, Framers Insurance agent, share ideas with Pete Belcastro, Principal Broker and Alice Lema, Broker of John L Scott on ways to reduce your cost and get the right insurances you need

Coffee Stations Bubbling Over with Clever Ideas!

By Pete / October 2, 2019

If you’re among the many people who like to start off their morning with a jolt of caffeine, adding a coffee station to your kitchen might be a bright idea. The following coffee stations offer a bevy of ideas, such as installing a water tap to fill up the coffee maker without having to move… Read More