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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Market Talk! S.Oregon Real Estate for Sept 27

By Pete / September 26, 2019

This past week saw a reduction across the board in mortgage interest rates. We focus a lot on that topic today.  We have entered the Fall Selling Cycle as the weekly stats show below but focus down further, median prices are up, even pending sales are up. It’s new listings that are down overall. Mortgage… Read More

How about a Warm and Welcoming Bathroom?

By Pete / September 26, 2019

Does your bathroom feel a little too chilly? A little dated? Somewhere between modern minimalist masterpieces and cozy country design we find the popular style of bathroom that manages to feel cool and up-to-date but also warm and welcoming. To achieve this careful balance of seemingly disparate design demands, here is a recipe for bringing… Read More

Market Talk! S. Oregon Real Estate for Sept. 20

By Pete / September 19, 2019

Seems like this past week we went from full-on Summer to mid-Fall cooling rains in a matter of hours.  Our Real Estate market, however, has not experienced such a dramatic change from the previous weeks activity. Check out the stats below and see what we mean. Oregon’s Legislature considered a number of bills this past… Read More

Market Talk! S Oregon Real Estate for Sept. 13

By Pete / September 12, 2019

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market didn’t much celebrate Labor Day.   Things were pretty busy across the board during the holiday weeks.  Take a look at last week’s stats for our three neighboring counties and you’ll see new listings and pending sales while closed sales dropped due to the short week.  Note: Jackson County sellers received… Read More

Stylish Front Yards for Houses on Busy Streets

By Pete / September 11, 2019

When you live on a busy street, carving out privacy and reducing noise can be top priorities. But you can set up your front yard to feel like a quiet, private oasis — worlds away from nearby traffic — and still have a garden that shows neighbors more than unwelcoming walls. These seven front yard… Read More

Market Talk! S Oregon Real Estate for Sept. 7

By Pete / September 5, 2019

Now that school as started up, you might expect our Real Estate Market would hit the brakes, but that’s not true.  We have entered the Fall Selling Season, but as you check out last week’s market stats for all three counties.  Activity remains quite active with 85 closed sales in Jackson County, while sellers in… Read More