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

By Pete / September 24, 2020

It’s been more than two weeks since wildfire struck S.Oregon in both Jackson and Klamath counties. Homes destroyed, lives changed, neighbors helping friends, cleanup starting, rebuilding our communities, however, still a long way off.  The week of the fires saw real estate activity slow considerably.  This last week things rebounded to include these: 1) Jackson… Read More

Realtor Wildfire Relief Fund for Homeowners & Renters

By Pete / September 24, 2020

REALTORS® Relief Foundation Grant OAR has secured $500,000 grant for housing relief through NAR’s REALTORS® Relief Foundation for the Oregon wildfires disaster. Who should apply? Any full-time resident and U.S. citizen or legally admitted U.S. resident who has lost their home to the Oregon wildfire disaster and is in need of support for either of… Read More

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

By Pete / September 17, 2020

This should be a joyous time of the year, with football, school starting and fall festivals all over Southern Oregon.  But not this year.  Our Rogue Valley is in mourning after wildfires destroyed more than 2,500 homes on Sept.  My own personal home in Phoenix was one of those thousands lost.  Neighborhoods have disappeared as… Read More

Market Talk! S.Oregon Real Estate for Sept. 4

By Pete / September 3, 2020

When Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market talks, we need to listen and she is talking to us a lot over the Labor Day Holiday Weekend.  What is the market telling us?   How about four quick things; 1) interest rates under 3% are driving more buyers into the market; 2) low inventory of available housing is… Read More

To-Do’s; Your September Home Check List.

By Pete / September 3, 2020

From the first days, which probably still feel like summer, to the last, when you may notice that first chill in the air, September is a time of transition. Get your home ready for the season ahead by ticking off these to-dos, from adding cozy layers to scheduling necessary maintenance — and then curl up in… Read More

Market Talk! S.Oregon Real Estate for August 28.

By Pete / August 27, 2020

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market seems to be changing almost daily, certainly every week. This past week pending sales went up, while closed sales went down from the prior seven days.  Check the latest stats below.  One standout item is Jackson County’s median price on 53 sales hit $468,200. That is the highest weekly price… Read More

Five Go To Colors You Gotta See.

By Pete / August 27, 2020

I was talking with a home design colleague recently about color, and the person asked what my latest favorite color is. I had trouble narrowing it down to just one or two, but there are definitely a handful of hues I find myself turning to when developing paint color palettes for clients. These are not… Read More

Market Talk! S.Oregon Real Estate for August 21.

By Pete / August 20, 2020

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market continued its up and down sales activity last week.  Pending sales were up but closed sales were down across all thee Southern counties.  The market seems to be changing each.  Last week’s MLS stats show that mortgage rates allow buyers to purchase more property thus median prices are now well… Read More

4 Awesome Backyard Home Offices

By Pete / August 20, 2020

Today more than ever, being able to work effectively from home is essential, as numerous offices remain closed, many schools continue with distance learning and multigenerational households become more common. For those with the space, a backyard home office could be the perfect solution. Take a look at the following four freestanding backyard studios, all of… Read More

Market Talk! S.Oregon Real Estate for August 15

By Pete / August 13, 2020

We’ve reached the mid-point of Summer.  Despite weeks of hot weather, Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market hasn’t cooled down much with higher-priced properties commanding a larger share of the market in the last few months.  With interest rates at 3% or lower, buyers are able to purchase higher-priced homes.  Last week’s stats bear this out,… Read More

Additional Dwelling Units Offer Small Space Living

By Pete / August 13, 2020

Accessory dwelling units, or ADUs, offer one solution to the housing crisis facing many urban areas as prices rise and affordable housing becomes more difficult to find. Sometimes called backyard cottages or in-law units, ADUs are fully contained compact homes located on the same lot as a primary home. They’re often used for mixed-generation family… Read More

By Pete / July 30, 2020

The last few months have seen an amazing amount of real estate activity across all three Southern Oregon counties.  However, this past week saw a decline for the first time.  For example, Jackson County’s closed sales dropped from 97 the week before to 58 last week, while Josephine and Klamath counties saw closed sales drop… Read More

10 Fun Outdoor Projects to Fill Summer Days

By Pete / July 30, 2020

As we stay closer to home for the foreseeable future, our homes and gardens are substituting for camps and other summer activities that keep kids, teens and families busy. Looking for ideas to fill the time? Check out these outdoor projects the whole family can enjoy, ranging from easy projects like starting seeds or creating… Read More

Market Talk! S.Oregon Real Estate for July 24.

By Pete / July 23, 2020

I have been watching the ups and downs of the real estate market for 13 years.   From the depths of the Great Recession to the COVID-19 pandemic, I have never seen so many opportunities that exist at the same time for buyers and sellers, as now.  Take a look at last week’s real estate stats… Read More

8 Ideas from Popular Home Offices.

By Pete / July 23, 2020

For many people, working from home is the new reality. In fact, nothing in recent memory has transformed how we use and think about our homes quite like the sudden, demanding integration of remote work — for adults and kids. And everyone’s needs are different. For some, a slim tabletop to hold a laptop and… Read More

Market Talk! S.Oregon Real Estate for July 17.

By Pete / July 16, 2020

It’s hard to keep up with all the activity spread across Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market this past week.  Pending sales and closed sales continue to outpace new listings creating high demand across many price ranges.  Take a look at last week’s activity and it remains consistent overall but with buyers paying more as Median… Read More

9 Ideas to Borrow from Spring 2020 Decks & Patios

By Pete / July 16, 2020

If you’re looking for fresh ideas for your outdoor space, take a gander at this selection of the most popular new decks and patios of 2020 so far. From a courtyard covered in vines in San Francisco to a peaceful tropical veranda in Palm Beach, Florida, and a colorful terrace in Madrid, these stylish designs… Read More

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

By Pete / July 9, 2020

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market seems to be changing, almost daily.  So much change that right now, as Summer Sales get into full swing, buyers and sellers both have a unique opportunity to take advantage of this situation.  Last week’s sales stats show a continuing dynamic market with steady activity across all price ranges. Note… Read More