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bend oregon real estate: Bend Oregon Real Estate Back On Top Ten List For Best Investment - 03/19/10 06:08 PM
With the market turbulence that Bend and the greater Central Oregon area has felt over the past few years, the outside 'Experts' opinion haven't been kind to an area that not too long ago was the national darling of real estate. It appears that some of the 'Experts' are again finding Bend to be one of the attractive places to invest in real estate. CNN/Money has given Bend, Oregon it's #10 spot for best place to invest in real estate. While the jury is still out on whether Bend and Central Oregon has reached the bottom of it's real estate depreciation, (3 comments)
bend oregon real estate: Tillicum Village Exclusive Plus It Has A Tropical Lounge - 11/23/09 08:47 PM
I've just taken a price reduction on this wonderfully maintained home in Tillicum Village. While some may like brand new homes, I have to tell you that this is a home with a heart. I've been entertained in this home by the Sellers and it has a wonderfully warm feeling and atmosphere to it. I love the fact that it sits on a quiet street, on a large lot that is around a 1/3 of an acre, and it's the kind of place that feels like a refuge from the stress of life. One of my favorite things about this home (0 comments)
bend oregon real estate: Bend Short Sales Helping Upside Down Homeowners - 11/19/09 04:15 PM
We are getting closer to the end of 2009 and with it brings some interesting statistics on Short Sales. The common myth is that Short Sales don't work but our latest statistics prove otherwise. First, a Short Sale is where a Seller attempts to sell his house for less than he/she owes the bank on their home. The bank reviews the file and if approved, will allow the homeowner to go ahead and sell their home to a prospective buyer for less than what the Seller owes them. If you have a real estate agent who knows what they're doing, you (0 comments)
bend oregon real estate: Bend Home Inventory Drops By Nearly Half!!! - 11/12/09 01:25 PM
Signs of a housing recovery in Bend are growing ever stronger. The Bulletin, Central Oregon's largest Newspaper is reporting that the current single family home inventory, (homes currently for sale) has dropped from its high in August of 2007 by approximately 50%. In August 2007 the average amount of single family homes for sale stood at a whopping 1600 units. Today's inventory of single family homes for sale is now averaging around 785 units. A quick review of the MLS database shows the current number of single family homes for sale to be closer to 1000 as of today. That number will fluctuate up and (4 comments)
bend oregon real estate: Bend Oregon Sales Statistics For October 2009 - 11/02/09 05:08 PM
Bend Oregon Real Estate closed out the month of October with some brisk home sales. A total of 211 homes were sold during October. The average sales price was $301,444. Not bad for a down market and this indicates that both home buyers and investors are seeing good values in our marketplace. Another thing these statistics demonstrate is that the sales are not exclusive to the entry level home market. More than 50% of those sales were on properties that were priced over $200,000. The average time on market was 145 days. Price per square foot for stick built homes (not (2 comments)
If you're looking for one of Bends finest 55 and older communities...Snowberry village is worth taking a look at. This newly listed home has: 2 Bedrooms 2 Baths 1152 Sq. Ft. Central Air Conditioning Private Backyard with Patio Spacious Master Suite with oversized Garden Tub and Separate Shower Double Car Garage Large Front Porch. It features a private setting, yet is close the Medical, Shopping and Entertainment. You can walk to Starbucks or Barnes & Noble and you're also close to Costco, Safeway, Whole Foods, Office Max and other great stores. Public Transportation is just right around the corner. This home (0 comments)
bend oregon real estate: 2009 Bend Oregon Summer Sales Statistics - 08/23/09 01:36 PM
Our year here in Bend started in a rather sluggish manner. However from May 1st onward, our Market has picked up some much needed steam. In that time we saw 859 residential properties go Pending or Sold in the Bend area alone. 579 of that number were completed sales. Surprisingly, the entry level market began to see multiple offers on some of its best priced homes. As an example, one of my clients, a couple who were first time home buyers, wrote an offer on a cute little 3 bedroom 2 bath home with approx 1150 square feet. It was priced just under (0 comments)
bend oregon real estate: 2009 Bend Oregon Real Estate Update - 02/16/09 06:42 PM
I have had more people than I can count ask me my opinion on the Bend Real Estate market. One long time resident emailed me to tell me that Bend's current real estate market reminded him of the late 70's early 80's. I lived in Central Oregon as well back then and he reminded me of a sign that was stationed just outside of Bend that said, ‘Last person out of Bend, please turn the lights out.' He went on to say that he thought our market was headed back to that dismal no mans land again. He predicted that our (0 comments)
bend oregon real estate: What makes your hometown so Special? - 08/15/08 03:43 AM
Like everyone else I've had a chance to look over quite a few blogposts of fellow realtors who are concerned about their respective market. When you're a real estate agent, of course you're going to be concerned about what is happening within your market. We take data, and study it until our eyes are crossed. We dissect the latest listings and the latest solds to determine whether the market is starting to head in the right direction. I know I've looked and reviewed more reports with my clients as well as in my private time than I care to think about! In (3 comments)
bend oregon real estate: Buyers Market...How Good? - 05/14/08 05:25 PM
I've had many people ask me what I think of our current housing market. Many are concerned whether now is the right time to Buy and/or Sell. When it comes to selling your home, my recommendation is to wait if you can comfortably afford to do so. The reason is that competition among Sellers is fierce and those Sellers willing to price their home the most competitively are the ones that are selling. Trying to sell a home for TOP dollar is an exercise in extreme frustration and will likely lead to disappointment. Wait until the inventory of homes currently for sale (0 comments)
bend oregon real estate: REAL ESTATE SALES FOR BEND OREGON FEBRUARY 2008 - 03/09/08 07:00 PM
So what kind of MLS tracked home sales did February 2008 hold for Bend Oregon Real Estate? It revealed two things. First that those who wrote offers in January, followed through in February and closed on them. The number of residential properties that went Pending (under contract) in January was 71. In February, 67 of that 71 closed sale. The second thing it revealed is that the market has became more active. In February, 111 homes received accepted offers on them and are now under contract. It's also noteworthy that our inventory of homes currently for sale is significantly less compared to last years (5 comments)
bend oregon real estate: MILLION DOLLAR HOME AT INCREDIBLE VALUE - 03/09/08 06:56 PM
As you drive up to the ornate electronic gate, you know you've arrived at a very special home. Designed and built by a family of Builders and Designers with over 30 years of building luxury homes under their belt, this beautiful, award winning home represents the completion of the exclusive community of Benham Estates in Bend Oregon and the very best of what defines a Luxury home. The first thing you'll notice is the generous size of each room. It's open floor plan allows for spectacular entertaining. The Kitchen is simply a work of Art with expansive room, counter space, ovens and (1 comments)
bend oregon real estate: BEND OREGON REAL ESTATE - YEAR 2007 - 03/09/08 06:44 PM
We've finally reached the end of 2007. This was the year that national news on Real Estate was downright depressing. Bend, Oregon enjoyed unparalleled publicity, and home prices saw significant appreciation during the first part of this decade. With all the gloomy real estate statistics, did the Bend market come crashing down? Our 2007 MLS recorded home sales revealed that Bend Oregon Real Estate sales were on par with the total number of Bend homes sold in 2001. I was a real estate agent in 2001 and we agents were not complaining about how slow the market was. In 2001 our (2 comments)
A Blog about Bend, Sunriver and the greater Central Oregon area. This place is so beautiful that you aren't going to believe your eyes. Even if you come from a larger metropolitan area, you'll be pleasantly surprised but all that you have available to you here. Enjoy my blog and feel free to comment or ask any questions. This isn't any fun if no one says anything.
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