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Market Talk, S. Oregon Real Estate for Feb. 28

By Pete / February 27, 2019

Thank you for spending some time with us this week.  We hope you learn something about the local market that helps you be a smart Real Estate consumer. We are approaching some of the busiest real estate months of the year. In Oregon, the next few months look promising  for property sales as our state… Read More

Guy Giles and Brock Scott Loans and Construction

By Pete Belcastro / February 27, 2019

Time to check in on Mortgage interest rates and lending as the busy spring season approaches, Guy Giles from Bank 34 Mortgagell updates us. And Guest Brock Scott from Elite Developers tells us his company is busy building all kinds of structures.

5 Tips for Buying & Using LED Lights

By Pete / February 25, 2019

A flood of new LED products has made choosing a lightbulb more confusing than ever. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Simply follow these five steps to select the the right LED bulb for you and get better light in your home. 1. Choose Your Brightness Most LED bulbs available to the consumer are… Read More

Market Talk! S Oregon Real Estate for Feb. 21, 2019

By Pete / February 20, 2019

Good news for the summer is that our local reservoirs are filling, with what looks like plenty of snow to make a good water year.  Emigrant Lake is now 40% full, Howard Prairie approaching 30%.  Now if they can fill Hyatt Lake, currently at 14% capacity, then we will have plenty of water for all… Read More

East Steps to Protect your Home from Water Damage.

By Pete / February 20, 2019

There’s nothing less musical to a homeowner’s ears than the steady drip of unwelcome water or the sudden whoosh of a burst pipe. The resulting damage can be extreme. “Part of it is the financial damage — ranging from $6,000 to much, much higher — and part of it is the element of time needed… Read More

RVAR Food & Wine and Habitat for Humanity

By Pete Belcastro / February 18, 2019

Rogue Valley Association of Realtor’s program, featuring RVAR President Cheryl Faria, RVAR CEO Tina Grimes, and Executive Director Denise James from Habitat from Humanity. RVAR and Habitat are teaming up to fundraise and build a home in Southern Oregon.

Market Talk! S Oregon Real Estate, February 14, 2019

By Pete / February 13, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone.  With the crazy weather around us, please drive with caution. The snow is wonderful! Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market had an active past week. Closed sales were down as you can tell from the chart below. Early each month we receive the latest SOMLS stats which give us a comparison to… Read More

How Technology is Making its way to your Kitchen!

By Pete / February 12, 2019

Many of us spend all day with our computers and cellphones constantly within arm’s reach, so it may not be surprising that these items are now working their way into our kitchens. Some homeowners renovating their kitchens are choosing to upgrade electronics in these spaces, and among this group, home assistants and dedicated kitchen tablets… Read More

John L Scott Market Watch Jim Remley and Shanon Pewtress

By Pete Belcastro / February 10, 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.

Market Talk, S Oregon Real Estate, February 7, 2019

By Pete / February 6, 2019

The Market is Talking and we’re right on top of it with the latest weekly stats.  As you look at the cart below, note the large jump in pending and closed sales from the week prior. Certainly shows an active real estate market with lots of activity taking place.  In following these stats, note we have… Read More

Balance Form and Function in Your Backyard

By Pete / February 6, 2019

Who: Angela Kelly of Stepstone Where: Los Angeles In her own words: “Concrete is among the oldest building materials. Made from sand, rock and cement, it’s naturally occurring and found anywhere in the world. The possibilities of what you can accomplish with precast concrete are astounding.” Whether you use your backyard primarily for pool parties, barbecues or basketball games,… Read More

Historic Homes and Buildings Stacey Boals and George Kramer

By Pete Belcastro / February 5, 2019

Historic homes and buildings connect us in a physical sense to the passage of time in our region. Learn the value of these legacy structures, programs and incentives to restore and maintain them, and the importance to our heritage.

Guy Giles, Bank 34 and Pat Hurley, Hurley’s Tax Service

By Pete Belcastro / January 31, 2019

Guy Giles brings guest Pat Hurley to keep us all up to date on tax law changes and how they effect Real Estate business

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