john ropp: Great Listing in SE Bend - 03/18/09 10:29 AM
Click Here To Experience The Central Oregon Lifestyle:



This home is a short sale at this price and subject to third party negotiations. Located just minutes from Bend's Old Mill District and Downtown, the Deschutes River, Schools, Restaurants, parks and mountain trails.



DeschutesCountyHomes.com

Call anytime to schedule your private showing.

541-771-6564

See you around the Bend...... … (0 comments)

john ropp: PRICE REDUCED 20070 Chaney Road Bend, OR 97701 - 02/17/09 10:26 AM
Price Reduced by $50K !!



ARXX block (Insulated Concrete Form) construction = R58 walls
Conditioned (Heated) crawl space with concrete floors
Forced air with Heat pump
Hot and cold water in garage (for car or dog wash)
Oregon grown myrtle wood custom cabinets
Buffalo stone marble and slate throughout – kitchen, bath, and window sills
GE professional grade stainless steel appliances
Walk-in pantry with door switch lighting
Entry and patio with decorative concrete pavers
CAT 5 wiring for Internet access and cable
Radiant heating in travertine bathroom … (0 comments)

john ropp: Home Buyer Tax Credit - 02/17/09 09:51 AM
Here is a quick glance at the differences between the old first time home buyer tax credit and the new home buyer tax credit since the latest stimulus package was signed.



DeschutesCountyHomes.com … (6 comments)

john ropp: New Office Location - 02/12/09 08:38 AM
It has been quite some time since I last posted a blog entry on Active Rain. I figured today would be as good of time as any to get back in the swing of blog posts here. I'll keep it short and to the point.

Team Ropp/Quinn has stayed very busy the last 6 months with both work and play. We have relocated our office to a new downtown Bend location! What a move it has been for all of us! Our intent was twofold; one was to lead market trends and downsize our overall square footage and shrink … (0 comments)

john ropp: 4. Look at Homes - 10/16/07 10:05 AM
Ok, here is the 4th step out of the 10 buyers guide to home ownership. This article and more can be found on www.realtor.com. You can also check it out at www.LiveInBendOregon.com

10 Steps to Home Ownership!

Step 4 of 10

"Some 6 million new and existing homes are sold each year. There's no shortage of housing options, but with so many choices the challenge becomes finding the property which best meets your needs.

The housing market is complicated because the stock of homes for sale is always in flux. If it were … (0 comments)

john ropp: 3. Get Loan Preapproval - 10/05/07 10:26 AM
10 Steps to Home Ownership!
Step 3 of 10

Ok, this step is one of the most important for a home buyer who needs to use financing for their home purchase. And really only a small percentage of home buyers can actually afford to pay for a home with all cash. I am not surprised this is listed as # 3 out of ten. In fact I met with some new clients today that are on this step. They were a referral to me so they have made it through the first 2 steps. Before I would agree … (0 comments)

john ropp: 2. Get a REALTOR® - 09/27/07 05:53 AM
10 Steps to Home Ownership!
Step 2 of 10

This article is from a 10 step series found on Realtor.com. For first time home buyers or those who haven't bought real property for some time.

"More than 2 million people in the United States have earned real estate licenses. However, real estate is a tough business with a steep dropout rate, and the result is that only a small percentage of those with licenses actively help buyers and sellers.

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) includes 1 million brokers and salespeople, individuals bound together … (0 comments)

john ropp: The Right to Dry: A Green Movement Is Roiling America - 09/20/07 10:51 AM
This is a humorous front page article from the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday about Bend.


Clothesline Has Neighbors Bent Out of Shape in Bend; An Illegal Solar Device?

By ANNE MARIE CHAKER September 18, 2007; Page A1

BEND, Ore. -- It was a sunny, 70-degree day here in Awbrey Butte, an exclusive neighborhood of big, modern houses surrounded by native pines.

To Susan Taylor, it was a perfect time to hang her laundry out to dry. The 55-year-old mother and part-time nurse strung a clothesline to a tree in her backyard, … (6 comments)

john ropp: Are You Ready? - 09/18/07 06:47 AM
I was on Realtor.com com earlier today and found this very informative 10 step buyer's guide to home ownership. You can find all 10 steps on Realtor.com, or you can come back to Localism.com each week to read the next step. You can also visit my website at
LIVE IN BEND OREGON
to read each step. Either way you choose, these articles are a great foundation to begining your home buying research.

10 Steps to Home Ownership!
Systematic steps to help you buy your home

"The home-buying process doesn't need to be scary. Our … (0 comments)

john ropp: What Green Building Means - 08/29/07 07:35 AM
This is an interesting article for many reasons but for me it's mainly because we are experiencing a movement to green building. The last few years have really seen a large number of builders specializing in new green building techniques. Please read on to learn a small part of this new conscious movement.

"There's a lot of talk in real estate about green building lately, but the phrase is still a little vague. Here's a guide to understanding a few key terms, so you can investigate whether or not a potential home is truly eco-friendly.

Insulation and … (2 comments)

john ropp: Pay Your Brokers Well - 08/24/07 12:00 PM
I am sure most of you have had the pleasure of reading the book "Rich Dad Poor Dad" sometime in your life/career. I have just finished the book and came away with many new perspectives on investing, personal finances, assets and liabilities, and minding my own business.

Here is a short bit from chapter nine on why Robert Kiyosaki believes in paying his brokers well.

"The power of good advice. I often see people posting a sign in front of their house that says, "For Sale by Owner." Or I see on TV today many people claiming … (3 comments)

john ropp: The Potential Effects of the DOJ vs. NAR lawsuit on REALTOR® - 08/16/07 09:09 AM
I receive the Broker Agent News every week via email and read most of the headline articles. This one is very interesting, especially because I am an active Broker and real estate is my livelyhood. This can potentially hit home for most of us in the bsuiness. Along with the way the mortgage industry is currently taking a dive the combined affects could be disasterous. Please read on........


" In back offices of major real estate companies all across the country, REALTORS® are talking about the DOJ lawsuit and the potential consequences it may have on the �traditional' … (0 comments)

john ropp: Who can't get a mortgage now - 08/10/07 09:49 AM
I had a great friend in the industry forward this interesting article to me today. It hits home with the way the current mortgage situation is right now. It is straight from the pages of CNN Money.com. I hope you take the time to read it. If you have any questions please call me anytime.

John Ropp Broker Century 21 Gold Country Bend, Oregon 541-771-6564





Buyers with good credit and a down payment will make out well - all others, prepare to pay. NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- The stock market is going crazy. … (2 comments)

john ropp: Your Bend Oregon Ambassador - 08/03/07 09:25 AM

Click here to experience the Central Oregon Lifestyle

Are you or someone you know vacationing in Central Oregon this summer? How about next winter when the snow is abundant at Mt Bachelor? If so you need to give us a call here at "Live In Bend Oregon.com." You see, not only do we represent clients in real estate investment and exchange, we are also Outdoor Ambassadors.

If you come to Bend and have any question we want you to call us. Whether you need a great place to dine, camp, hike, bike, fish, climb, listen to … (0 comments)

john ropp: REALTORS® who hold the GRI designation... - 07/24/07 10:19 AM
I was reading an interesting article today on Realtors who hold the GRI designation. This article can be found on the National Association of Realtors website. I find this interesting because I am in the process of earning my GRI designation and wanted to provide valuable information to the public. Not all Realtors are on the same level, this article discusses the reasons why the GRI is important for today's business world. It shows the reader that the GRI designation takes many hours and a lot of money to achieve. Realtors with the GRI also keep up with changing trends and … (1 comments)

john ropp: Why Choose a REALTOR® With a GRI designation? - 07/17/07 09:01 AM
I read an interesting article today that I wanted to share with my friends and others in the general public.  It talks about the real estate designation GRI which stands for graduate of the real estate institute.  You see, I am in the process of gaining this designation, I should have it by November of this year.  It is a long process of classes spread out over 1 year.  There is a 100, 200 and 300 level class with multiple tests each 1 week long and held in different locations across the state.
This is a brief description of why to choose … (0 comments)

john ropp: Best Towns 2007, Bend, Oregon!! - 07/12/07 09:44 AM
Well we made it in the August 2007 issue of Outside magazine's best towns of 2007! Bend, Oregon with a population close to 80,000 actual, Outside gave us 67,152. An average commute time of just 16 minutes, my commute is more like 5 minutes. A median income of $29,853 and median home price of $351,978. Our largest employeers are St. Charles Medical Center with 2,063 employees, next is Les Schwab Tire Center with 1,500 and finally Sunriver Resort with 870 employees in the summer! Not bad for our little dog town. It looks as though 49% of Bend residents have a … (2 comments)

john ropp: My backyard, your backyard. - 06/19/07 10:06 AM
Have you ever had the need to get into the great outdoors?  Well for most of us the answer is yes!  Especially for those of us with professional-esque jobs, looking out the window of our cubicles and yearning for the clock to hit 5pm.  Well here in Central Oregon we are blessed with one of the best places on Earth to do exactly that.  Get into the out.  Wether its skiing the slopes of Mt Bachelor, climbing the verticles of Smith Rock or flying across the desert on a suped-up dirk bike we have it all. 
That is one of the reasons it is … (1 comments)

john ropp: Does your investment property still measure up? - 04/30/07 06:39 AM
The purpose of this article is to give a friendly whack upside the head to people who own rental property.  You probably made a good investment when you first bought the property.  But have you owned it too long?
Depending on how long you've held your property, it might not be a good investment anymore.  I didn't say not a good property; I said not a good investment.  Read on to find a simple way to determine if your property is still measuring up.  You may be in for a surprise!
First, let's quickly review the four financial benefits of owning investment real … (6 comments)

john ropp: Have You Hugged Your Realtor Today? - 03/29/07 11:00 AM
Realtors are not only the least understood, but also quite possibly the least sane of all professionals.  What other professional would work for months, sometimes years with no guarantee of receiving a paycheck?  Sounds a little crazy doesn't it?  What are the chances that you'd be willing to do this?
Surprisingly enough, Realtors get paid only when the seller accepts an offer and the transaction actually closes, not a moment before.  By the time they have paid for all promotional materials, advertisements, postage and gas, at the very least.  They have given up their weekends to conduct open houses and show properties … (4 comments)

 

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