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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

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Realtors Respond to Wildfires.

By Pete Belcastro / September 17, 2020

More than 2,500 homes have been lost to wildfires in Jackson and Klamath counties. The loss of housing on those affected will be felt for years to come as communities to rebuild. But how should we do that? How are Realtors responding to this crises and how will it effect the rest of Southern Oregon’s… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Fires Disrupt Lives/Destroy Properties

By Pete Belcastro / September 15, 2020

You know all about the fire situation in Southern Oregon and how it has disrupted life throughout our region. This episode of the Real Estate Show has Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema talking about their experiences from the fires and how we can respond to them when we begin to rebuild what is left. Join… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Mortgage Rates Drive Market Boom!

By Pete Belcastro / September 4, 2020

One year ago mortgage interest rates hovered around 5%. Today those same rates have dropped to below 3% and that is driving a real estate market boom in Southern Oregon. Guy Giles, Mutual of Omaha Mortgage joins Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema for a discussion on how buyers and sellers can both take advantage of… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, When and Why I Need a Building Permit.

By Pete Belcastro / August 31, 2020

Coronavirus has prompted a lot of us to undertake home improvement projects around our homes. A question sure to arise is “when and what for do I need a building permit? We’ve got the answers on this episode when Kimberly London, Carol Wedman, and Sam Barnum of Medford’s Community Services Department join Pete Belcastro and… Read More

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

By Pete Belcastro / August 21, 2020

One week sales are up, and the next week sales are down. Same thing for pending sales and even new listings. What’s going on in our real estate market? Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema sort it all out on this episode. No one issue or item is driving this market. Its a combination of record-low… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Managing Your Land & Water

By Pete Belcastro / August 15, 2020

It the middle of a drought, its extra important to manage water and land your properly so as not to waste or abuse two of our most important resources. Megan Montgomery of the Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District JSWCD, joins Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema, to discuss rural properties and owners rrelationship with the… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Market is Talking

By Pete Belcastro / August 9, 2020

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market seems to be changing weekly if not daily as supply and demand dominate the market like never seen before. Join in as Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema discuss current conditions facing both buyers and sellers in this pandemic-fueled market. Want to learn about what’s going on in real estate? Watch… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Rates Fall to 2.75%

By Pete Belcastro / July 30, 2020

Wow, Mortgage Interest Rates now make it possible for buyers to purchase a larger, better home. Join Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema along with Mutual of Omaha’s Guy Giles to learn how mortgage rates, at really historic lows, are driving buyers to the market seeking an upgrade in their housing. Rates have fallen to 2.75%… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Opportunities for Buyers & Sellers.

By Pete Belcastro / July 23, 2020

Let’s Go is the name of a new marketing campaign undertaken by John L Scott Southern Oregon. You may have seen some of it in print or social media or on TV and radio. Tiffany Rodgers Wilkerson, Dir of Business Development at JLS, joins Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema on why spend money on marketing… Read More

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By Pete Belcastro / July 18, 2020

Having fertile soil and clean water are important components of our S. Oregon economy. How we manage those two items is another issue and that’s why Kora Mousseaux, of the Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District, joins us on this episode to explain. JSWCD has programs and assistance for both urban and rural property owners… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Dynamic Summer Market

By Pete Belcastro / July 9, 2020

Hopefully, the main COVID Real Estate Months are behind us when sales and listings were down about 50% from the previous year. Not any more. Join Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema as they explore the changing S Oregon Real Estate Market. And is it changing, almost weekly we are seeing more listings, more pending sales… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show, Mortgage Rates Fuel the Market

By Pete Belcastro / July 8, 2020

Mortgage interest rates are the fuel driving S.Oregon’s Real Estate Market today. Guy Giles and Michael Ronchette, Mutual of Omaha Mortgage joins with Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema for a look at how these rates are affecting the market and new loan products that buyers can take advantage of. With interest rates in the 3%… Read More

S.Oregon’s Real Estate Show-Taxes After COVID-19 Ends!

By Pete Belcastro / June 26, 2020

Billions of dollars of stimulus money have been dispersed. As Glenn Cunningham, CPA and Finacial Advisor at Nagel and Padilla in Ashland, tell us “there is no such thing as a free lunch” when it comes to this money. He joins Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema for a discussion on how 2020 taxes are going… 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