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Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Commercial RE Reaction

By Pete Belcastro / May 23, 2020

Southern Oregon Residential Real Estate sales were off by about 40% during April. Other businesses suffered much more. We wanted to know what is happening with commercial real estate activity in Southern Oregon? So Scott King, of Merits Commercial Real Estate, joins us on this week’s show to share what has happened to commercial and… Read More

Nine Peaceful Garden Scenes that Inspire Serenity.

By Pete / May 20, 2020

Many of us are turning to gardens — even if they’re just tiny ones on a balcony or a collection of potted houseplants — as a means of finding a moment of peacefulness. What sparks this feeling for you may be different from the next person, whether it’s views of a sun-dappled patio or the… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show: Response to COVID-19 & Spring Sales Activity.

By Pete Belcastro / May 14, 2020

The Rogue Valley Association of Realtors is spearheading efforts by local Realtors to comply with COVID-19 restrictions even as Jackson/Josephine counties reopen. Tina Grimes is CEO of RVAR and the Southern Oregon Multiple Listings Service (SOMLS). She joins Devin Zupan, President of RVAR on this program to share what buyers and sellers need to know… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Rental Housing Market Update.

By Pete Belcastro / May 10, 2020

Southern Oregon’s Rental Housing Market has been hit by the COVID-19 shutdown and prior to that SB608 which changed landlord/tenant laws. Danielle Remley, owner of Sterling West Property Management joins up with Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema for an update on current rental market conditions. What’s going on with rents? Are renters given rent relief?… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show. Mortgage rate hysteria.

By Pete Belcastro / April 30, 2020

Mortgage Interest Rates are driving sales with rates in the low 3% range for a 30-year fixed mortgage. Hear more about what’s really happening with rates and how buyers might want to take advantage of them during our current shutdown. Others may want to refinance their current property. Guy Giles, Mutual of Omaha Mortgage connects… Read More

Business shutdown taking a toll on S.Oregon economy, jobs and real estate.

By Pete Belcastro / April 29, 2020

How is COVID-19 shutdown affecting Jackson & Josephine counties businesses? A lot, according to Brad Hicks of Medford Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, on this edition of Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show. Without jobs and a vibrant economy, real estate sales are also affected by this business shutdown. Hear the latest from Brad as he… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show. Buying and Selling During a Shut-Down.

By Pete Belcastro / April 18, 2020

Everything has changed in the way business is being conducted. Real Estate is no exception and despite hardships, activity is taking place. Rick Harris, Past President of the Oregon Association of Realtors and the Harris Group at John L Scott Ashland, joins Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema for a discussion on the “new” ways buyers… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show – Medford Urban Renewal and Market Virus Updates.

By Pete Belcastro / April 13, 2020

We’ve got the latest information on how COVID-19 is affecting the Real Estate Market. More activity then you would believe. Also, hear about the latest plans Medford Urban Renewal Agency has for downtown Medford. Executive Director Harry Weiss joins Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema, from John L Scott Southern Oregon for today’s program.

Trends in Flooring and Counter-tops

By Pete Belcastro / October 31, 2019

Here are the latest in design on flooring and counter tops w Jennifer Fleener of Lipperts carpet. Consumer tastes are always changing and you’ll find out what products and colors are favored today

Property Tax Statements Arrive

By Pete Belcastro / October 24, 2019

Oregon property owners are receiving tax statements in the mail. What areas saw increases in value? Did some lose value? By how much? Assessor Dave Arrasmith joins Pete and Alice for a discussion on the latest round of taxes. Guy Giles also share the latest mortgage interest information from Mutual of Omaha Mortgage.

Plan ahead when Buying or Selling Property

By Pete Belcastro / October 17, 2019

Join Pete Belcastro, Principal Broker and Alice Lema, Broker of John L Scott for a discussion on how and what to plan for when buying and selling property. Don’t be surprised by hidden costs or calendar delays by knowing what to expect and what could or could not happen to close a sale.

Commercial Real Estate Going Strong

By Pete Belcastro / October 10, 2019

Pete Belcastro, Principal Broker, John L Scott and Alice Lema, Broker, John L Scott. The latest commercial real estate activity in Jackson County is explored and explained with Frank Mania, Marketing Manager for Ticor Title. Plus, hear about plans for a new Innovative Education Center planned for Medford with Dave Tribbet from V3 Consulting.

How Much Property Insurance is Enough? Dave Hallett, Farmers Insurance

By Pete Belcastro / October 3, 2019

Homeowners have many insurance options available to them. But what do you really need to protect your property from theft or destruction? Dave Hallatt, Framers Insurance agent, share ideas with Pete Belcastro, Principal Broker and Alice Lema, Broker of John L Scott on ways to reduce your cost and get the right insurances you need

Affordable Mortgage Interest Rates with Guy Giles

By Pete Belcastro / September 26, 2019

Affordable Mortgage interest Rates are the main engine driving today’s real Estate market . How long will they remain this way? Guy Giles of Mutual of Omaha mortgage explains what the market is reacting to on this weeks Real estate show edition w Pete and Alice

Will New Housing Strategies Expand Inventory?

By Pete Belcastro / September 19, 2019

New Oregon Planning Laws make it easier to build housing across most residential zones. The city of Medford is ready for these changes as Planning Director Matt Brinkley explains during our conversation with Alice Lema and Pete Belcastro on this Real Estate Show edition.

Let’s add a Steam Shower to our Home.

By Pete / September 17, 2019

Imagine being enveloped in a light blue cloud of steam at the end of a long day. Your favorite tunes playing softly in the background as the scent of lavender swirls around you. Or envision hopping out of bed in the morning into sunny yellow steam and the energizing smell of lemongrass as you listen… Read More

Managing Southern Oregon Private Woodlands

By Pete Belcastro / September 12, 2019

Pete Belcastro & Alice Lema welcome John L Scott Broker Dan Maymar. Managing Southern Oregon Private Woodlands

Don’t Neglect (Your) House Painting with Christopher Deame

By Pete Belcastro / September 5, 2019

Pete Belcastro & Alice Lema Don’t Neglect (Your) House Painting. Learn the latest about interior and exterior painting from professional painter Christopher Deame with CnR Painting. We discuss lead issues, new finishes, environmental paints, applications and more which all support increasing the value of your property.