Real Estate Medford, Assessing Property Values

By Pete Belcastro / June 5, 2017

Property values continue to rise in Jackson County according to Assessor Dave Aerosmith. He ought to know, his department appraises new construction, remodels and is responsible for setting Real Market Value for each property. How is it done? Join Dave along w/Bank 34‘s Guy Giles for a discussion on land value. Guy shares the latest… Read More

Real Estate Medford, Benefits of Mortgage Pre-Qualification

By Pete Belcastro / May 28, 2017

In a competitive real estate market, the benefits of pre qualification over pre-approval are more evident than ever. Jason Foster, WVB Loan Consultant and RVAR instructor shares what the differences are, and what that means when purchasing a new home. He talks with Pete Belcastro on today’s show. Information – contact our guests or Pete… Read More

Real Estate Medford, Solar Options in New Construction/Remodels

By Pete Belcastro / May 23, 2017

The market is talking again! Hear about the demand regarding energy efficient new construction and remodel projects including the latest solar technology. Shawn Schreiner and Kevin Chandler both say buyers want energy efficient options along with more green building. They share their stories with Jeffrey Nagel and Pete Belcastro on this show. For more information… Read More

Real Estate Medford, John L Scott Market Watch Update

By Pete Belcastro / May 15, 2017

The real estate market is talking again, says JLS agents Alice Lema and Wallace Wright, who join with Pete Belcastro and Joe Brett, the Real Estate Guy, on what the market is telling us. Inventories remain low but appear to be heating up with more listings available. Buyers are out there looking for properties but… Read More

Real Estate Medford, Rental Housing Challenges

By Pete Belcastro / May 7, 2017

Oregon is in a housing crises with low inventories of both residential and rental housing. New government rules could change the way investors operate and tenants cooperate. It’s a changing rental housing landscape in Jackson and Josephine counties that will have repercussions for years to come. Danielle Roberts and Hillary Rufi share these rental housing… Read More

Real Estate Medford, Are You Ready for Tiny Houses?

By Pete Belcastro / April 30, 2017

It’s called alternative housing and its coming to a neighborhood near you– Tiny Houses. Sean Moroni started SO Tiny Homes business and custom builds them in Central Point. He shares the costs, how they are built and much more about their future. Alex Aaronson says, Tiny Homes are an alternative that more people are interested… Read More

Real Estate Medford, Building Affordable Housing Affordably

By Pete Belcastro / April 26, 2017

It’s true, it can be done. Hear the story about how Home First Development partners with others to build affordable housing. They have found the formula that works and keeps building costs lower compared to government subsidized affordable housing units. Hundreds of such units are under construction but none in the Rogue Valley. Perhaps, not… Read More

Oregon Real Estate, Protecting Private Property Rights

By Pete Belcastro / April 9, 2017

When the Oregon Legislature meets, the real estate industry holds its collective breath. Why? Various proposals are introduced that would have a negative effect on homeowners, renters, investors and rural properties. RVAR Legislative Committee members John Zupan and Jeremy Leever talk w/Pete Belcastro & Joe Brett about pending legislation, both good and bad, on today’s… Read More

Real Estate Southern Oregon, John L Scott Market Watch

By Pete Belcastro / April 8, 2017

The market is talking and we’re all about what it means for buyers, sellers, renters and investors. Two JLS agents, Alex Aaronson & Robynne Whitaker share their insights about the current market by examining the most recent SOMLS market stats. You’ll be surprised by what is and is not happening in the current real estate… Read More

Real Estate Medford, Interest Rates and Building Projects

By Pete Belcastro / March 28, 2017

Mortgage interest rates continue to slowly inch upward. That has effects on buyer’s seeking loans. It also affects the new construction housing market. Guy Giles and Brad Bennington bring different perspectives on these topic on today’s show. They talk w/Pete Belcastro and Joe Brett, the Real Estate Guys about the latest interest rate news and… Read More

Real Estate Medford, John L Scott Market Watch

By Pete Belcastro / March 13, 2017

The real estate market is preparing itself for a busy spring and summer selling season. Inventories remain low and demand is quite high on all pricing levels. How do we know? Top-selling John L Scott agents Trevor Bushey and Patti Millen share their experiences and predictions on the current real estate climate and what that… Read More

So. Oregon Real Estate, Appraisals: How Value is Established!

By Pete Belcastro / February 20, 2017

Property appraising plays a major role in a real estate transaction. Danee Fry, Certified General Appraiser, and Broker Colin Mullane, explain the process appraisers use to establish value of a property. They share insights into appraiser independence, licensing rules affecting the industry and do’s and don’ts when remodeling that affect value. They join Pete Belcastro… Read More

Real Estate Medford, Property Appraisal Problems

By Pete Belcastro / December 12, 2016

Mortgage loans require a property appraisal. Today, demand for appraisals out strips the supply of available appraisers. Closings have been extended weeks as a result. Hear the reasons why and why can be done to speed the process up for buyers and sellers. Mark and Trevor talk w/Pete Belcastro for this show which explains the… Read More

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By Pete Belcastro / June 13, 2016

As Summer begins, the local real estate market seems as hot as the outside weather. But is it really? Jo Heim, a JLS broker shares her experience in the local market. She also offers advice for buyers and sellers on market trends and things to be aware of in today’s market. She talks with Pete… Read More

Real Estate Medford, Private Money Investing

By Pete Belcastro / May 23, 2016

What’s best, investing in real estate or the stock market? Michael Weintraub, of says its real estate hands down. He shares his story of private financing of real estate projects and why the Rogue Valley is ideal for investment. He is joined by Don McCoy of JLS and both agree real estate is a… Read More

Real Estate Medford, What Does the So Oregon Land Conservancy Do?

By Pete Belcastro / April 18, 2016

About 10,000 properties have conservation easements supported by the SOLC. They are also buying their first property along the Rogue River that is spectacular. Craig Harper and Eric Poole, project manager and board member respectively share the stories of Land Conservancy projects, how they affect real estate, landowners reactions & the future for preserving open… Read More

Real Estate Medford – John L Scott Market Watch

By Pete Belcastro / March 6, 2016

We’ve entered the three busiest real estate months of the year. Hear from John L Scott Brokers Trevor & Gina Bushey as they share their experiences in this hectic market. They also talk about things buyers and sellers need to be prepared for, plus news of a new housing project in SW Medford. They talk… Read More

Real Estate Medford – Obtaining Title on Property

By Pete Belcastro / January 18, 2016

Presented by the Rogue Valley Association of Realtors. It takes a team of realtors, lenders and escrow work to close a property transaction. Get the inside story of how that’s accomplished on the title and escrow side of things. Title officers, Donna O’Grady & Cynthia Simpson, share their experiences in searching property transactions and issues… Read More