Market Talk, Real Estate for January 31, 2019

By Pete / January 30, 2019

Welcome to this week’s Market Talk — a gathering of information about Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market. Here at the end of January we’re beginning to see a bit more available inventory coming on the market.  Interest rates have remained steady over the last few weeks leaving opportunities for both buyers and sellers. HISTORIC PRESERVATION: … Read More

Re-thinking the Dining Room Experience

By Pete / January 30, 2019

A dining room remains a desirable home feature, whether it is a distinct room or integrated into an open plan. Shapes and sizes of dining tables, chairs and furniture need to be considered so personal movement is not impeded when the room is fully in use. Table and seat heights tend to be standard but all… Read More

Gary Turner Attorney

By Pete Belcastro / January 24, 2019

A John L Scott Market Watch show with Brokers Cindy Priestly and Don McCoy. We look ahead to the fall market conditions and explore options for seniors to age in place and home construction to serve that need.

S Oregon Market Talk for January 24, 2019

By Pete / January 23, 2019

People ask me all the time about Real Estate information, the latest stats and advice on related matters.  So I hope this weekly column serves at least part of that purpose. I enjoy putting it together because you get a ground level look at the real estate market from an active Realtor  I hope you… Read More

Things to Consider Before Remodeling Your Bathroom

By Pete / January 22, 2019

Whether you have a simple powder room or a master en suite, functionality should be at the heart of your bathroom remodel. Read on to learn tricks for gaining storage, improving lighting and drainage, and more to ensure that your renovated bathroom stands the test of time. 1. Plumbing Residential plumbing typically uses 1½-inch pipes for… Read More

S Oregon Market Talk for January 17, 2019

By Pete / January 16, 2019

The new year has begun and so far signs indicate that the S Oregon Real Estate Market is off to a solid start. For example take a look at last week’s MLS stats below… New listings, pending sales and closed sales were all up from the previous week in Jackson County.  Of note, action across… Read More

6 Habits to Reduce Clutter at Home This Year

By Pete / January 15, 2019

Is maintaining a neater, more organized home part of your New Year’s resolutions? Then try changing a few home habits to help keep clutter at bay. I’ve found there are a dozen simple habits that can help you keep your home tidy. In this story, we’ll look at the first six. Since new practices take time… Read More

RVAR Colin Mullane, Full Circle RE

By Pete Belcastro / January 15, 2019

17 years of Rogue Valley Real Estate experience as Colin Mullane from Full Circle Real Estate joins Pete Belcastro. They review a robust 2018 and look to the year ahead.

Staging a home to sell with Karen and Terry Toner

By Pete Belcastro / January 9, 2019

Start the New Year with a John L Scott Market Watch. Karen and Terry Toner join us and bring insights from Team Toner on staging.

Market Talk – S Oregon Real Estate Jan. 9, 2019

By Pete / January 8, 2019

Happy New Year! It’s official 2018 was a year divided into two halves.  The first half and into July continued the robust sellers’ market of prior years with low inventory and high buyer demand. The latter half saw rising interest rates and growing consumer uncertainty, which led to a shift in the market that was… Read More

Create a Home Gym You’ll Actually Use

By Pete / January 8, 2019

Year after year, getting more exercise tops New Year’s resolution lists. And while the number of people committed to this popular goal often plummets by February, experts say having a dedicated space right at home that will inspire you to stay active can help. What are the design elements that will keep you honest and your home… Read More

Retrospect on Service Sal and Jan Esquivel

By Pete Belcastro / January 2, 2019

From service to his country in Vietnam to the Medforc City Council and State House.Sal and Jan Esquivel look back and forward.

Guy Giless, Bank 34 Mortgage and Broker Cheryl Malone

By Pete Belcastro / December 27, 2018

Mortgage interest rates surged a bit and then backed off during the back half of 2018. Guy Giles of Bank 34 Mortgage has insights into what may lay ahead in the year to come and is joined by Broker Cheryl Malone who lends three decades of local market experience to this weeks update.

S Oregon Market Talk, for December 19, 2018

By Pete / December 19, 2018

I hope you’re having a wonderful Holiday Season. It sure seems busy everywhere I go in the Rogue Valley.  The economy is doing well and its wonderful to see fellow Realtors and thousands of others helping our fellow citizens during this time of year. Southern Oregon’s Real Estate market shows a slowdown as the Holiday’s… Read More

House Masters Home Inspections Kelly Skudstad

By Pete Belcastro / December 18, 2018

Home inspections remain a centerpiece of due dilligence for buyers and sellers. Kelly Skudstad from House Masters Home Inspections lends some insights into inspections for all involved.

New Designs for Tubs, Showers and Toilets in Master Baths

By Pete / December 18, 2018

When it comes to their master bathroom remodels, some homeowners who are renovating are going beyond basic toilets, showers and tubs and opting for cutting-edge options — such as toilets that clean themselves and tubs with built-in mist dispensers — according to the 2018 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study. Read on to find out what’s popular and… Read More

S Oregon Market Talk, December 12, 2018

By Pete / December 12, 2018

Welcome to this week’s Real Estate Market Talk.  And talk we do. We are working our way through the Winter selling season and as you can see from the November to November comparisons, the market continues to normalize and remains quite active as Christmas approaches.The biggest take-away’s from these stats –average days on the market… Read More

Home Warranties with Traci Hughitt

By Pete Belcastro / December 12, 2018

When big items break down or fail in your household systemsl repairs can be big ticket items. Traci Hughitt from First American Home Warranty of Medford shares ways homeowners can protect themselves from big financial hits with a home warrantyl