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Building Permits

When is a building permit required? Do I need a permit for a fence? A garage conversion? A bathroom remodel? A room addition? Kimberly London, from Medford’s Building Dept. has the answers on today’s show. She talks about what is and is not needed and where and how to get through the permitting process.

Real Estate Medford, Benefits of Mortgage Pre-Qualification

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.

Protecting Private Property Rights

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 show which is presented by the Rogue Valley Association of REALTORS® (RVAR).

RVAR Home Ownership Project Partners

It’s the annual RVAR Food and Wine Classic. The event raises funds to support local home ownership efforts through a partnership with Access. Those funds support down payment and closing cost assistance for first time homebuyers and others. Jodie Barnes and Joe Vollmar share how the Access programs work, while Jill Tompkins, Food and Wine Classic Co-chair shares info about RVAR’s largest event.

Appraisals: How Value is Established!

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.

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