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Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show: Market Update, Where’s all the Listings?

By Pete Belcastro / January 21, 2021

Historic low-interest rates are encouraging buyers to enter the housing market, while historic low inventory levels are making it hard to do. Real-time real estate experts Alice Lema and Pete Belcastro share experiences about current housing market conditions across Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath counties. Hear first hard reporting about buyers and sellers maneuvering through a… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show: Medford Building Incentives for Homeowners.

By Pete Belcastro / January 17, 2021

How can we solve the low inventory problem we face in Southern Oregon Real Estate Markets? Medford’s Planning Director Matt Brinkley joins Alice Lema and Pete Belcastro on this week episode to learn about upcoming development and new incentives for homeowners. Hear about Medford ADU incentives newly announced program forgiving about $10000 for a new… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Why Mortgage Rates Remain So Low?

By Pete Belcastro / January 7, 2021

Historically low mortgage interest rates are driving high demand for housing across Southern Oregon. The problem is inventory levels have also reached historically low levels. What happens if people are ready to buy but there is no property to buy? That the dilemma facing buyers as 2021 begins. Guy Giles of Mutual of Omaha Mortgage… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show; Market Predictions for 2021 Conditions.

By Pete Belcastro / January 2, 2021

Gotta say it, 2020 was a pretty good year for Southern Oregon Real Estate, for both buyers and sellers. Interest rates are amazingly low, and sellers are receiving nearly 100% of their asking price. Can it continue into 2021? That’s the question Alice Lema and Pete Belcastro discuss on this weeks episode. Real time real… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Let’s look back at the 2020 market.

By Pete Belcastro / December 30, 2020

We finished the real estate year of 2020! What just happened to the markets in our communities? Did equity increase for homeowners? Interest rates lowered throughout the year. 2020 was like no other real estate market we’ve experienced. Pete Belcstro and Alice Lema share their thoughts and discussion in a recap of 2020 Alice calls… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Preparing your home to sell.

By Pete Belcastro / December 27, 2020

Home inspections are used in most real estate transactions. They can make or break a sale. Lean all you need to know about home inspections from Travis Hand, owner of Rogue Insection Services on this episode of Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show. Travis joins Alice Lema and Pete Belcastro for a wide ranging discussion about… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, JLS Market Watch for December.

By Pete Belcastro / December 11, 2020

The Market is Talking! The latest SOMLS housing stats are released and they tell us a lot about current market conditions. Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema tackle them all in this week’s episode. You’ll learn what is selling today, the latest interest rate information, as well as news for buyers, sellers, and investors about what… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Sheriff says 2020 presents new unpleasant, challenges.

By Pete Belcastro / December 3, 2020

If you think 2020 changed your life, wait until you hear from Jackson County Sheriff Nate Sickler on how wildfires, emergency planning, the pandemic, decriminalization of most drugs has changed the way he sees law enforcement n the next few years. The Sheriff joins Alice Lema and Pete Belcastro on this episode to share how… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Preserving Historic Buildings for Homeowners and Investors.

By Pete Belcastro / November 30, 2020

Southern Oregon lost several historic buildings during recent wildfires. So on this week’s episode, George Kramer, longtime local historic preservation specialist, joins Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema for a look at ways to preservice iconic buildings. There are opportunities for both homeowners and investors to take advantage of several incentives available today. We’ll get an… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Let’s Check the Market!

By Pete Belcastro / November 21, 2020

We’re in the winter selling season, but this winter is like no other we’ve experienced in Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market. In this episode, Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema share their Real-Time, Real Estate experiences as buyers and sellers maneuver through high demand, low inventory housing market. Get the latest statistical information about what is… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, OAR Responds to Housing Crises.

By Pete Belcastro / November 15, 2020

Housing issues across Oregon are not going away. Addressing them and the future of housing is an important part of the Oregon Association of Realtor’s mission. In this week’s episode, Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema go inside the OAR and speak with their legal counsel Jeremy Rogers about housing and other important issues facing buyers… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, A Mortgage Rate for Everyone.

By Pete Belcastro / November 5, 2020

Mortgage Interest rates, the hot fuel of our real estate market, didn’t budget since election day meaning low rates may be here a while longer. Why does this matter? Guy Giles of Mutual of Omaha Mortgage joins Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema on this episode to explain the latest trends in mortgage lending that buyers… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show: Appraising Properties in today’s Housing Market.

By Pete Belcastro / October 29, 2020

As a long=time local property appraiser, Dani Frye has seen just about every type of housing market. Yet she has never seen a market quite like our current one. It’s a market of pandemic driven sales, combined with low interest rates and now add in catastrophic wildfire destruction. So the question Pete Belcastro and Alice… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, w Mayor Chris Luz, Phoenix on the future of his town.

By Pete Belcastro / October 23, 2020

How does a community recover from a disaster? That’s the main question we put to Phoenix Mayor Chris Luz on this episode of Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show. The Mayor shares his experience during the fire of Sept 8 and the efforts underway to begin the cleanup and recovery the community will need. Luz joins… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Maneuvering in a high-demand, low-inventory housing market.

By Pete Belcastro / October 17, 2020

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market remains at a pretty consistent level this past week with pending and closed sales remaining high. On this week’s episode, Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema concentrate on how buyers and sellers are maneuvering through this high-demand and low-inventory housing market. Get some of the latest strategies Pete and Alice use… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show – Property Taxes & Your Home Value

By Pete Belcastro / October 11, 2020

Property tax statement are due out in a few weeks. Most everyone will see an increase in those taxes and most everyone will also see an increase in their Real Market Value. Jackson County Assessor Dave Arrasmith joins Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema for a wide ranging discussion about property taxes, valuation increases across the… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show – JLS Market Watch, Real Time Real Estate

By Pete Belcastro / October 3, 2020

Are recent wildfires effecting Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market? If so, what are the effects for buyers and sellers in the market? Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema are real time real estate agents working with buyers and sellers in this uncertain market where demand exceeded supply even before fires destroyed 3,300 homes. Pete and Alice… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Responding to Wildfire Challenges

By Pete Belcastro / September 24, 2020

How will we respond to the loss of more than 3,200 housing units to wildfire? That question is among a wide variety of related topics on this edition of Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show. Brad Bennington, CEO of Southern Oregon Builders Association talks about the challenges facing us just to rebuild lost inventory. He in… Read More