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Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Something for Everyone.

By Pete Belcastro / June 18, 2020

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market has something for everyone right now. What does that mean? Real Estate broker Don McCoy joins Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema to explain why we’re using the word historic to describe the current market. Hear why buyers and sellers both have unique opportunities in this market that may never occur… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show: The Market is Talking to Us.

By Pete Belcastro / June 11, 2020

What’s happening in Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market? In two words, a lot. Join Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema for a look at today’s housing market and what it means for buyers and sellers today. It’s a changing market with low inventory levels and high demand across many price categories and out of state buyers… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show: Crazy Low Mortgage Rates

By Pete Belcastro / June 5, 2020

Mortgage Interest Rates this past week hit the 3% while VA and USDA loans fell to 2.75%. Jumbo loans are back in style. What’s going on here? Guy Giles of Mutual of Omaha Mortgage joins Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema for a look at how mortgage rates are driving the local housing market. Find out… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, All Things Septic with the DEQ.

By Pete Belcastro / May 28, 2020

At some point in your life, you’ll need to know something about a septic system. This episode includes Marty Easter, Wastewater Specialist and Dylan Darling, Regional Communications Officer. They talk with Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema about issues relating to septic systems. There are thousands of them out there in varying degrees of use and… Read More

Market Talk! S.Oregon Real Estate for May 29.

By Pete / May 28, 2020

It’s official, the Summer vacation season has begun and with Phase 1 reopening people are returning to S. Oregon. Some are here to purchase real estate.  And why not, mortgage interest rates are hoving around 3% for a 30-year conventional loan. Overall, sold properties are down about 40% from a year ago this week, but… Read More

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

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

Market Talk! S.Oregon Real Estate for May 1.

By Pete / April 30, 2020

We are six weeks into this COVID-19 economic shutdown. And while overall sales activity is down, Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market is nothing but resilient.  Last week’s stats are following our six-week tracking with some categories up and some down from the previous week.  But make no mistake, these numbers are down across the board… 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

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

By Pete / April 16, 2020

For most of March, it seemed Southern Oregon’s Real Estate market was immune from aftereffects of COVID-19.  March was a very good real estate month, then April came around. We are now entering uncharted territory as the virus has caught up with real estate.  Last week’s stats below, show the beginnings of the changing market.… 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.

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show

By Pete Belcastro / April 4, 2020

So much has changed in our Real Estate Market. Join Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema along with Mortgage Lender Guy Giles of Mutual of Omaha Mortgage for a discussion on buying, selling and lending during a pandemic. Sales continue along with new procedures and protocols to keep everyone safe. We’ve also got the latest stats… Read More

It has been one year since passage of Oregon’s landmark statewide rent control laws

By Pete Belcastro / March 2, 2020

It has been one year since passage of Oregon’s landmark statewide rent control laws, or better known as SB608. Medford attorney James Stout, joins Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema a one-year check-up of how the new law has affected renters and landlords in Oregon.

What to make of Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market? Join Alice Lema and Pete Belcastro

By Pete Belcastro / February 26, 2020

What to make of Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market? Join Alice Lema and Pete Belcastro for a breakdown of the market and what buyers and sellers face as the Spring Selling Season gets underway

Efforts are underway to prevent catastrophic wildfires in Southern Oregon

By Pete Belcastro / February 26, 2020

Efforts are underway to prevent catastrophic wildfires in S. Oregon. The Rogue Valley Association of Realtors is partnering with Ashland Fire and Rescue to draw attention to wildfire potential here and what individual homeowners can do to prevent fires. Colin Mullane, RVAR and Katie Gibble, Ashland’s Fire Adapted Community Coordinator share these efforts with Pete… Read More