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July 13, 2019

Bend Oregon Real Estate Market Report

The market report feature on my website is a very useful tool.  If you are looking to buy a home in Bend you can customize your report.  If for instance you are looking for a home in Broken Top you can go to the Addition section of the ...

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May 20, 2019

What is your home worth?

Click for your instant valueWe have added a new feature to our website.  It's a free, instant property valuation.  It works anyplace in the United States including Alaska and Hawaii.  Just plug in the address and you're on your way.  This valuation uses sales from local Multiple Listing ...

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April 21, 2019

Jim Johnson Retires

After 43 years in the real estate business Jim has decided to retire.  He began his career in Portland Oregon in 1976 selling homes on Portland's east side.  In 1981 he moved his family to Bend.  Jim now turns his business over to his son Matt ...

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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. 13, 2019

Lead Exposure in Homes

graphics7If exposure to lead is suspected, then a blood-screening test can determine the level of lead in the blood. The amount of lead in the blood is expressed as micrograms per deciliter (ug/dl). It is estimated that the general population of the United States had a lead blood level ...

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Feb. 12, 2019

The Effects of Lead in Bend Homes

graphics3The effects of lead on human health have been known for years. The Greeks even suspected that it was a poison. The scientific community has known for years that high levels of lead ingestion or inhalation may be the basis of many serious health problems. Recent studies have shown that ...

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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. 7, 2019

Older Homes in Bend

Older Homes in Bend Oregon

Asbestos describes six naturally occurring fibrous materials found in rock formations. Of the general group, the minerals amosite, chrysotile, and crocidolite have been commonly used in building materials. These minerals are primarily found in Eastern Europe, South America, Africa, the United States, and Canada. Much ...

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Feb. 6, 2019

Drinking Water in Your Bend Home

Bend Oregon has pure water!!

No water is naturally pure. In nature, all water contains some impurities. As water flows in streams, sits in lakes, and filters through layers of soil and rock in the ground, it dissolves and absorbs the substances it touches. Some of these substances are harmless ...

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