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Market Talk! S.Oregon Real Estate for August 16.

By Pete / August 15, 2019

Things change in Real Estate it seems weekly. For example this past week saw interest rates take a small rise and the Federal Housing Authority, the FHA announced new condo-rules that will ease the restrictions on the number of properties that could receive a loan. That means more home ownership opportunities for people.  The latest… Read More

How to Bring More Order and Joy to your Home.

By Pete / August 15, 2019

Soccer practice, early meetings, grocery runs — and the list goes on. Modern life can get busy, which is why the idea of a house as a haven is important. A streamlined home helps slow life down so when you walk through your front door, you can kick off your shoes and just exhale. Sarah… Read More

Market Talk! S Oregon Real Estate for August 9

By Pete / August 8, 2019

We just completed the 88th consecutive month nationally of year over year price gains in housing.  In Southern Oregon housing prices have stabilized from double digit gains to 2.3% in the last reporting period for Jackson County.  Josephine County saw a 5.5% increase in valuation during the same May through July time periods.   Check out… Read More

10 Home Design Trends on the Rise.

By Pete / August 7, 2019

What will homeowners be asking for in their homes in the near future? While a crystal ball wouldn’t be realistic, a reliable alternative is to look at what’s catching on now and assume those trends in color, function and style will only proliferate in the coming weeks, months and years. After combing through hundreds of… Read More

Market Talk! S Oregon Real Estate for August 2

By Pete / August 1, 2019

I think folks in So Oregon have a right this week to be upset at how fire officials responded to the first fires of the year.  Choking in smoke for a week was not good for people’s health, or our economy.  Realtors reported many canceled trips by potential buyers.  Despite the smoke, the Real Estate… Read More

Bring More Joy and Order to Your Home.

By Pete / August 1, 2019

Soccer practice, early meetings, grocery runs — and the list goes on. Modern life can get busy, which is why the idea of a house as a haven is important. A streamlined home helps slow life down so when you walk through your front door, you can kick off your shoes and just exhale. Sarah… Read More

Market Talk! S.Oregon Real Estate for July 26

By Pete / July 25, 2019

As we move toward the end of July, we are experiencing the height of this years Real Estate Market.  According to NAR stats the yearly housing cycle doesn’t change much.  Note, as summer progresses the market slowly begins a slow march toward the winter market. Last Week’s Real Estate stats back the yearly cycle of… Read More

How Islands are Changing the Future of Kitchens!

By Pete / July 25, 2019

Kitchen islands have been a popular feature for many years now, and they have become the indispensable social focal point of many homes — as much on fast-paced weekdays as on weekend mornings. Experts from Danish kitchen design firms JKE Design, Kvik Denmark and Multiform share three reasons why islands are so popular at the… Read More

Market Talk! S Oregon Real Estate for July 20

By Pete / July 18, 2019

We’re about midway through the Summer Selling Season and activity remains robust as buyers and sellers to respond to changing market conditions.   Take a look at last week’s sales activity and you’ll see activity picked up across the board after the July 4, Holiday Week. What is so interesting to me, is the consistency we… Read More

Essentials for a Great Guest Room

By Pete / July 16, 2019

Getting ready to host overnight guests? Let’s assume you have a bed (or air mattress) and coverings on all the windows. That’s a great start! This list will help fill in all the little things your guests will want to have on hand for a comfortable night’s sleep. What you won’t find here: season-specific decor,… Read More

Market Talk! S Oregon Real Estate for July 12

By Pete / July 11, 2019

The latest SOMLS stats are out this week and as usual, there is lots of information to share with you on the current real estate market. Take a look at what happened when we compare June 2018 vs June 2019.  What stands out to you? Even though the Months Supply of inventory jumped 71%, it… Read More

Turn Railings into a Style Statement

By Pete / July 9, 2019

Imagine a vivid swath of green running alongside your steps. Picture sleek stainless steel cables encircling your deck. Envision leaves cast in resin fluttering in your living room. Whatever your style and needs, railings can add both personality and functionality to your home, inside and out. Read on to discover ways to infuse your home with pops… Read More

Market Talk! S Oregon Real Estate for July 5

By Pete / July 4, 2019

I hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July Holiday! Today, it’s back to work as we have just entered the Summer Selling Season.  In the yearly housing cycle shown below, we are at the top of the selling and buying season right now. What do you think? Are we at the top of the… Read More

10 Kitchens that Nail Red, White and Blue

By Pete / July 4, 2019

In honor of Independence Day, check out these kitchens rocking a patriotic color palette. Terracotta Design Build 1. Low-Key Approach If the idea of a kitchen sporting a red, white and blue color scheme seems over the top, let this Atlanta kitchen ease your concerns. The white Shaker cabinets teamed with a jewel-toned blue island… Read More

Market Talk! S Oregon Real Estate for June 28

By Pete / June 27, 2019

Isn’t the Fourth of July your favorite time of the Summer?  It is for me.  Annual Breakfast at Ashland Elks Lodge 7:30-9:30 am open to all; the parade; then it’s off to Klamath Falls where my sister holds a block party with her neighbors that is quite an affair.  Then its fireworks at the end… Read More

10 Essentials for Gracious Guest Rooms

By Pete / June 27, 2019

Getting ready to host overnight guests? Let’s assume you have a bed (or air mattress) and coverings on all the windows. That’s a great start! This list will help fill in all the little things your guests will want to have on hand for a comfortable night’s sleep. What you won’t find here: season-specific decor,… Read More

Market Talk! S.Oregon Real Estate for June 22

By Pete / June 21, 2019

Summer is here and with it came over 200 closed Real Estate Sales last week in Jackson and Josephine counties.  That is quite a number.  This is further indication the Real Estate Market is quite active. As the market continues to stabilize it appears prices asked by sellers are quite realistic with sellers receiving more… Read More

Give Your Kitchen Some Character!

By Pete / June 21, 2019

The kitchen is, of course, a functional space whose layout, finishes and appliances tend to get a lot of consideration. But don’t forget to add some character into the mix. The designers of these kitchens used color, pattern and texture to take the personality up a notch. 1. Go Bold With the Backsplash If you… Read More