Bend Oregon Real Estate

July 27, 2014

Market Update

Current Real Estate Trends

The Bend Oregon real estate market has bounced back with a vengeance.  We are definitely in a seller's market.  If a home is listed close to market value it will sell quickly.  Supply of homes for sale is limited as compared to ...

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May 23, 2014

Solar Homes

Solar Homes in Bend

More and more buyers of Bend Oregon real estate are looking to buy homes that are built to take advantage of solar gain.  Sunshine is a free source of heat in Central Oregon. 

There are two types of solar homes, passive and active.  ...

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March 24, 2014

Real Estate Prices Up - Affordability Down

Bend Oregon Real Estate Prices

Most metropolitan areas continued to experience strong year-over-year price growth in the fourth quarter, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®. A companion metro area annual affordability report shows less favorable conditions, particularly in the West.

The median existing single-family ...

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March 22, 2014

Pending Home Sales Drop 12/13

Sales Drop

Bend Oregon real estate sales (Pending) dropped slightly in December 2013.  Nationally, Pending home sales measurably dropped in December, with abnormal weather partly inhibiting home shopping in much of the U.S., according to the National Association of Realtors. Declines were experienced in all four major regions ...

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Oct. 11, 2013

Bend Home Prices Reach Five Year High

Higher Prices for Bend

The Bend Bulletin reported today that home prices in Bend rose in September to its highest level in five years.  The median price of a single family home in Bend rose to $298,000.  That's up from $265,000 in August.  The ...

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Oct. 1, 2013

Pending Home Sales Slowing - August 2013

Bend Oregon Real Estate Slowing

After a busy summer in Bend Oregon real estate sales, the market is slowing.  Nationally, pending home sales slowed in August, with tight inventory conditions, higher interest rates, rising home prices and continuing restrictive mortgage credit impacting the market, according to the National Association ...

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Oct. 1, 2013

Existing Homes Sales - August 2013

Sales Increase on Real Estate

Existing-home sales increased in August and reached the highest level in six-and-a-half years, while the median price shows nine consecutive months of double-digit year-over-year increases, according to the National Association of Realtors.  Bend Oregon real estate sales are starting to flatten out with activity ...

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Aug. 27, 2013

Real Estate Sales Continue to Be Strong

Sales Are Strong on Homes

Median home prices continued to rise in the majority of metropolitan areas in the second quarter, with the national year-over-year price showing the strongest gain in seven-and-a-half years, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors.  Bend Oregon home sales ...

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Aug. 22, 2013

Home Sales Jump in July 2013

Home Sales Jumping

Bend Oregon real estate sales also jumped in July but the market is slowing.  Reports on home sales are always reporting what has happened in the past and not  current conditions.  Real estate activity in Bend is down 25% in August.  I also think ...

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Aug. 2, 2013

Lower Home Inventory and Higher Real Estate Prices

House inventory Down - Prices Up

Bend Oregon real estate inventory is down and prices are rising.  After reaching the highest level in over six years, pending home sales declined in June, with rising mortgage interest rates beginning to impact the market, according to the National Association of Realtors.

The ...

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