Bend Oregon

July 7, 2017

Bend Oregon Pickleball

People across the nation are looking to retire in Central Oregon and Bend.  Besides the great weather, scenic beauty, many hiking trails, fishing, downtown Bend, The Old Mill District, shopping and now Pickleball has hit Oregon with a vengeance. 

We now feature 16 professional courts open to the public ...

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July 2, 2017

Bend Real Estate Shortage

The price of Bend homes is back to where it was before the great recession and there are fewer homes on the market. The median priced home in Bend is now $379,900 and rising.  However prices are not rising at the unsustainable rate of the pre recession prices.  ...

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June 20, 2017

Deschutes County Ignores Regulations

During the construction of a Roundabout project on Brookswood and Murphy Rd. two additional stop signs were placed (“Temporarily”) on Baker Rd. to accommodate the detoured traffic from Brookswood. Upon completion of the project Deschutes County chose to leave the two stop signs on Baker Rd.

This decision is in ...

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April 18, 2016

Investment Real Estate

Characteristics of Investment-Home Purchases

The typical investment-home buyer in 2015 had a median household income of $95,800 ($87,680 in 2014) and bought a detached single-family home (62 percent) that was a median distance of 22 miles from their primary residence (24 miles in 2014).

Investment buyers last year ...

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Nov. 29, 2014

More Bend Oregon Real Estate Statistics

Real Estate Statics

Pending Bend Oregon real estate sales continue a steady pace while nationally, pending home sales declined in October but remained at a healthy level of activity and are above year-over-year levels for the second straight month, according to the National Association of Realtors.

The Pending Home Sales ...

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Nov. 29, 2014

Real Estate Sales October 2014

Real Estate Sales Brisk

Bend Oregon real estate sales continue at a brisk pace while existing-home sales in the West declined 5.0 percent to an annual rate of 1.14 million in October, and remain 3.4 percent below a year ago. The median price in the West was ...

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Nov. 21, 2014

Bend Oregon Passive Solar Homes - Energy Efficient Homes

Passive Solar Homes in Bend Oregon

What does energy efficiency mean?  You might say, “solar panels.” Your neighbor might say, “low utility bills.”

You can find passive solar homes for sale in Bend Oregon by clicking on the link.

 You’re both right.  “Energy efficiency means something ...

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Nov. 5, 2014

First Time Home Buyers - Bend Oregon Real Estate

First time buyers

First time buyers looking for Bend Oregon real estate are having a hard time as prices are going up.  Nationally, despite an improving job market and low interest rates, the share of first-time buyers fell to its lowest point in nearly three decades and is preventing ...

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Nov. 2, 2014

Bend Oregon Homes Sales Hold Steady

Sales Steady

Pending home sales in Bend Oregon are holding steady but are a little behind last years sales.   There are still some great homes for sale in Bend. Nationally, pending home sales rose slightly in September and are now above year-over-year levels for the first time in 11 ...

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Oct. 31, 2014

Bend Oregon Home Sales

Homes Sale Good

 

Bend Oregon homes sales followed national sales where existing-home sales bounced back in September to their highest annual pace of the year, according to the National Association of Realtors.  All major regions except for the Midwest experienced gains in September.

 Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions ...

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