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Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show: Looking at Oregon’s Rental Housing Market.

By Pete Belcastro / August 2, 2021

Oregon’s rental housing market has been turned upside down since COVID reared its head. Even before that the Oregon Legislature passed statewide rental restrictions and even rate increases. Alice Lema talks with the President of the Rental Owners Association of Lane County Tia Politi about the latest market updates that both renters and landlords need… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show; Taking care of trees and landscapes in a drought.

By Pete Belcastro / July 27, 2021

The drought is here and how should we maintain our trees and landscapes during this time. Many spend thousands of dollars on trees and other outdoor plants. Willie Gingg, an arborist with Southern Oregon Tree Care talks about this situation many homeowners face with Alice Lema on this episode.

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show: Does your estate have a plan?

By Pete Belcastro / July 19, 2021

Demand in Southern Oregon’s real estate market continues to defy logic. Demand continues strong especially in homes under $500,000. Even luxury properties are selling along with a record number of high-end priced homes. We asked Guy Giles of Mutual of Omaha Mortage what he sees happening in lending and what buyers and sellers need to… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show: Mortgage Lending continues to surge.

By Pete Belcastro / July 12, 2021

Demand in Southern Oregon’s real estate market continues to defy logic. Demand continues strong especially in homes under $500,000. Even luxury properties are selling along with a record number of high-end priced homes. We asked Guy Giles of Mutual of Omaha Mortage what he sees happening in lending and what buyers and sellers need to… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show: Markets Up, Markets Down, Find out Where?

By Pete Belcastro / July 4, 2021

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market is anything but static. The market for buyers and sellers changes constantly and on this episode Alice Lema and Pete Belcastro are joined by broker Don McCoy to explain where the changes are occurring and what to look for when it happens. Each price category brings its own set of… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show: Market Watch for June, what’s the market doing?

By Pete Belcastro / June 29, 2021

Alice Lema and Pete Belcastro take center stage on this episode as they break down the latest real estate market conditions in Southern Oregon. What’s selling and what’s not? How much are buyers demanding and what price ranges are selling over others? All this and more as two real-time real estate brokers share their issues,… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show: Protecting your property from Summer wildfires.

By Pete Belcastro / June 22, 2021

Preparing your property for summer wildfires may have never been as important as it is this year. Were in the middle of a drought and conditions are ripe for more wildfires in our region How do we prepare our homes and properties to meet this huge challenge for both city and rural residents? join Alice… Read More

Southeren Oregon’s Real Estate Show; A Better Pre-Approval for Buyers

By Pete Belcastro / June 10, 2021

Lenders are always finding ways to improve their delivery of services to buyers. Michael Ronchetti and Guy Giles of Mutual of Omaha Mortgage join in with Alice Lema and Pete Belcastro for a discussion on the best ways buyers can improve their position when making an offer. You won’t believe the various ways buyers should… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show; Rebuilding Phoenix from the Almeda Fire

By Pete Belcastro / June 7, 2021

Eric Swanson has been a city manager for a long time. He stepped into the role at the City of Phoenix recently and faces an enormous challenge for he and his community – how to rebuild a town from the devastation of last year’s Almeda fire which destroyed a large portion of the town. He… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show; Trends for Buyers and Sellers in Today’s Market.

By Pete Belcastro / May 27, 2021

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Market changes weekly it seems. On this episode Alice Lema and Pete Belcastro discuss the latest trends they are seeing in the market. For example, listings seem to be rebounding and prices may have hit a plateau But why is this happening and who needs to know That’s why hearing from… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show: Trending Market Conditions w Lennon Scott

By Pete Belcastro / May 25, 2021

He is the owner of the John L Scott franchise based near Seattle. Lennox Scott sees the real estate market from a unique perspective overseeing thousands of agents and millions of dollars worth of sales. He joins Alice Lema and Pete Belcastro for a wide-ranging discussion about today’s market and where real estate is heading… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show: Housing Issues w Rep. Pam Marsh.

By Pete Belcastro / May 11, 2021

Oregon’s Legislative session is dealing with various issues that affect real estate. Rep. Pam Marsh, D-Ashland, joins in with Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema for a discussion on those issues and the effects lawmakers have on the market. In this episode Marsh talks about her proposals to purchase old motels and turn them into housing;… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show; Buying & Selling Information You Need to Know.

By Pete Belcastro / May 3, 2021

Alice Lema and Pete Belcastro are two working real estate brokers in S.Oregon. In this episode, they share insights into buying and selling in today’s market, and what it takes to be successful in closing a transition We’ve never seen a market quite like this with low inventory, high demand, low interest rates, and a… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show: Pandemic’s Effect on Building Permits

By Pete Belcastro / April 24, 2021

You would think that during the COVID Pandemic the number of building permits would shrink as business plummeted and people were locked up. But according to Kimberly London, of the city of Medford’s building department, the opposite happened. Commercial building permits along with remodeling permits dominated the 2020 year in permitting Kimberly joins up with… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate show: MarketWatch, where is the market heading?

By Pete Belcastro / April 16, 2021

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate market is constantly changing and adapting to new housing conditions. Mike Kerlinger, a John L Scott agent joins Alice Lema and Pete Belcastro on this episode for a discussion on where the market is heading. Interest rates have risen a bit, while inventory remains historically low across all three southern counties.… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show:, What the best mortgage loan for me today?

By Pete Belcastro / April 8, 2021

Mortgage interest rates have been driving the real estate market for some time. Rates have been as low as 2.25% for 30-year mortgages. They are rising a bit now so Guy Giles of Mutual of Omaha Mortgage explains how to take advantage of this situation. He joins Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema for a discussion… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show; When do you need an estate sale?

By Pete Belcastro / April 1, 2021

.One of the most difficult things to do in real estate is deciding what to do with personal belongings when it comes time to sell. Cherish Tucker from Tucker Estate Sales joins Pete Belcastro and Alice for this episode that deals with conducting estate sales. To be successful, Tucker says, you need prior planning and… Read More

Southern Oregon’s Real Estate Show: Everything you need to know about septic systems!

By Pete Belcastro / March 25, 2021

Southern Oregonians own thousands of septic systems. Some are new, many are older units. They all, however, can cause problems for homeowners if you don’t know how to maintain them. Marty Easter, environmental health specialist with Oregon DEQ joins in with Pete Belcastro and Alice Lema for a far-reaching discussion about the septic system and… Read More