Real estate

Feb. 22, 2019

Cleaning Up Lead-Based Paint Problems in Bend Homes

Bend Oregon real estate brokers have a responsibility to inform their client about lead clean up. - If testing identifies the presence of lead in paint, there are various remedial options available. It should first be noted that if the lead-based paint is in good condition and not on a surface ...

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Feb. 11, 2019

Lead in Bend Oregon Homes

For centuries, lead was used in many products. The Greeks and Romans used lead in making pottery. Some historians have attributed the decline of the Roman Empire in part to lead poisoning. Lead was even used in medicines in early Greece and other ancient cultures. More recently, lead was used ...

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Feb. 9, 2019

Hazards of Asbestos in Homes

Many homeowners in Bend do not realize the serious health related risks of asbestos exposure. They will simply reason that a one-time removal of asbestos containing materials from their house cannot pose that great of a risk. Although no governmental agency can prevent a homeowner from doing his/her own ...

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Feb. 4, 2019

Real Estate Law

The Sherman Antitrust Act, passed by the United States Congress in 1890, authorized the federal government to institute proceedings against trusts in order to dissolve them. Congress passed the act because of concerns about putting too much economic power in the hands of a few large businesses. The act ...

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Posted in Law, Real estate
Feb. 15, 2016

Homes Real Estate Prices Accelerating

 Home Prices Rising

A moderating pace of sales had little impact on the trajectory of home prices during the final three months of the year, which picked up speed and showed continued growth in most of the U.S., according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®.

The ...

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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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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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March 21, 2012

Seniors and Young Adults Will Influence U.S. Housing Markets

Seniors Buying Homes in Bend Oregon

Washington, March 13, 2012

Aging baby boomers and their echo boomer children will significantly impact trends in the nation’s housing market over the next 20 years. In a new report released by the Bipartisan Policy Center, “Demographic Challenges and Opportunities for U.S. Housing ...

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Oct. 30, 2009

Senate Agrees To Extend Tax Credit For Home Buyers

Tax Credit Extended for Homes

WASHINGTON – Senators agreed Wednesday to extend a popular tax credit for first-time home buyers and to offer a reduced credit to some repeat buyers.

The tax credit provides up to $8,000 to first-time home buyers but is set to expire at the end ...

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