La Pine, OR Real Estate News

By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
Peter Skene Ogden Trail is Ready Now!It has been just over a year since we last hiked Peter Skene Ogden Trail, located just outside Newberry National Volcanic Monument off the road to the park entrance. Last Saturday, April 10th 2021, the weather was predicted to be cool and windy and this hike, mostly sheltered from the wind in the canyon where Paulina Creek flows, seemed a good choice. When we parked our car by the trailhead at the closed McKay Crossing Campground, there was only one other car and the temperature was under 40 degrees. We thought we would hike the 3.5 miles to our favorite waterfalls along the hike - the place we call "Twin Falls." We dressed warm and quickly covered the distance to the falls. After a short stop with photos of the falls, we decided to see how much furt...
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  Heidi Webb, Broker RE/MAX La Pine Licensed in Oreogn Cell 541-771-8151  Office 541-536-0117 ext.117 http://lapinehomesforsale.point2agent.com heidiwsellshomes@gmail.com   In today's Central Oregon Real Estate Market, timing is everything. There are many good Central Oregon homes that are sold below market value. Our Central Oregon market is full of BANK OWNED, FORCLOSURES AND SHORT SALES. Beat other homebuyers to the hottest new homes for sale in La Pine, Bend, Three Rivers South, Sunriver and North Klamath with my New Listings Notification.     Our Central Oregon Real Estate market has great homes for sale. The Investor, First Time Home Buyers or Vacation Home Buyer. Here in La Pine, Bend, Redmond, Three Rivers South, and Sunriver (Southern Descutes County) t here are many homes sel...
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By Heidi Webb, Broker
(RE/MAX Sunset Realty)
Selling Central Oregon Homes and Real Estate Heidi Webb, Broker RE/MAX La Pine Licensed in Oreogn Cell 541-771-8151  Office 541-536-0117 ext.117 http://lapinehomesforsale.point2agent.com heidiwsellshomes@gmail.com   Selling Central Oregon Homes and Central Oregon Real Estate.                There are many reasons to live, work and play in Central Oregon. We the people that live here already have many stories and very similar stories for why we all reside in Central Oregon.  There are outdoor activities year round for all ages from the very young youth to the Fabulous Senior Citizens. We have Mount Bachelor Resort for hiking in the summer and snow skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. Easily to arrive from Bend, Sunriver, La Pine, Three Rivers South, Redmond and Sisters Oregon. Paulina ...
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By Heidi Webb, Broker
(RE/MAX Sunset Realty)
Central Oregon Homes and La Pine Homes For Sale See why you need to live in Central Oregon. Come relax on your covered porch while watching the elk and deer walk through the neiborhood. All on a quiet and peacefull dead end road. This home in La Pine Oregon offers you the  chance to watch the wildlife from eigther the coverd porch on the fron or the back. Completly fenced and cross fenced with a circular drive. Keep your dogs in the seperate kennle while your gone. Nicley landscaped in the front with a wishing well and an english garden. This very well cared for home sits on an acre with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths and an open floor plan. The home is seperate living with the master bedroom is located on side of the home for privacy. Large windows throughout for lots of sunshine. http://lapin...
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By Fred Jaeger, Real Estate Connection - Central Oregon
(High Lakes Realty and Property Management)
Sometimes we Real Estate people need to be reminded that the process of buying a home may not be a 100% clear to everybody, so that's what we're going to talk about today.  The following guide is meant to spell out exactly what you need to do to buy a house from step one, to the final close of escrow, when the keys are in your hands and the house (and the mortgage) is finally yours.  Here's the process:  Step One:  Decide how much money you can afford to spend each month on your new home.  Bear in mind that this is different than what amount of money your lender will approve (we'll get to lenders later.)   Before you even consider a purchase price, what you need to do at this stage is to carefully consider your budget and decide what monthly payment you'll be able to afford on your mort...
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By Fred Jaeger, Real Estate Connection - Central Oregon
(High Lakes Realty and Property Management)
Hire a local Real Estate Professional.  You'll be glad you did in the end.  Your local Real Estate professional is your advocate in every regard whose job is to provide you with all possible information and/or services that will be of benefit throughout the transaction.  A lot of footwork is needed during any Real Estate deal, and you will need and appreciate the resources that can be made available to you via your local Broker.  These days, especially if you're selling, you need a REALTOR® now more than ever.Shop for loan rates and Pre-Qualify for financing before you start to look at houses.  If you're not sure where to begin, ask your local Real Estate Professional for recommendations.  Having a letter in hand from a lender saying you're qualified and ready to proceed can be a tremen...
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By Heidi Webb, Broker
(RE/MAX Sunset Realty)
Heidi Webb, Broker RE/MAX La Pine Liscened in Oregon Cell 541-771-8151  Office 541-536-0117 Bank Owned, Short Sales and Forclosures http://lapinehomesforsale.point2agent.com Our Sunriver Real Estate market has great deals for the Investor, First Time Buyers or Vacation Home. Here in Beautiful Sunriver Oregon there are  Custom Stick Built Homes  that would make a great Resort Vacation Home If you plan to buy in today's market, make sure you have your own Buyers Broker Agent  represent you and your investment. Having your own Broker will insure you the best value on your investment. Now is the time to buy, there are many different homes to chose from and many different loans that will fit your life style. Click here to view: Bank Owned Homes in Sunriver Oregon
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By Heidi Webb, Broker
(RE/MAX Sunset Realty)
Heid Webb, Broker    RE/MAX La Pine Liscened in Oregon    Cell 541-771-8151  heidwsellshomes@gmail.com   Bank Owned, Short Sales and Forclosures Check out my website for more info: http://lapinehomesforsale.point2agent.com Our Three Rivers South Real Estate market has great deals for the Investor, First Time Buyers or Vacation Home. Here in Three Rivers South just outside of Sunriver  Oregon there are  Stick built Homes with property and Manufactore Homes. If you plan to buy in today's market, make sure you have your own Buyers Broker Agent  represent you and your investment. Having your own Broker will insure you the best value on your investment. Now is the time to buy, there are many different homes to chose from and many different loans that will fit your life style. Click here to v...
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By Heidi Webb, Broker
(RE/MAX Sunset Realty)
Bank Owned, Short Sales and Forclosures Check out more info at my website http://lapinehomesforsale.point2agent.com     Our La Pine Real Estate market has great deals for the Investor, First Time Buyers or Vacation Home. Here in La Pine (Southern Deschutes County) there are Stick built Homes with 1 acre or less . If you plan to buy in today's market, make sure you have your own Buyers Broker Agent  represent you and your investment. Having your own Broker will insure you the best value on your investment. Now is the time to buy, there are many different homes to chose from and many different loans that will fit your life style. Click here to view:  La Pine Bank Owned Homes  Stick Built 1 acre or less. Click here to view: La Pine Bank Owned Property Stick Built Home With Property Click ...
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
Every year La Pine Oregon has a great show of community support with a Christmas Light Parade.  I can still remember the first one "Trucker's Light Parade."  The parade has seen all kinds of weather and entries, in the beginning it seems that a lot of the trucks passing through this sleepy town would enter.  As the years have gone by more and more of the community members have joined in.  This event is one of those that many watch from the warmth of their running vehicles.  This year most of us stood along the road side and were pleasantly surprised to find the temperature near 40. Next year - I hope our company can put together an entry. If you missed this year's parade you can see it now by clicking on the photo. Enjoy - if you are thinking of relocating to Central Oregon - this is ju...
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
It seems that the home buyer of today in the Central Oregon Real Estate market wants to see a good value in what they buy and rightfully so. The market of a year or two ago was driven by the emotional side of buying - everyone just had to have that house. “Money was cheap” times were good and no one thought it would change.   The buyer has more choices today then they have had in over 20 years.  Finding a home is not the problem the problem is choosing the right home.  That is where an agent that is active in the market can help you.  Any real estate broker in Central Oregon can pull up a list of homes under $200,000 - how many of these same agents have been in any of these homes? Very few of the agents consistently participate in the REALTORS® tour, many of them have other jobs and sel...
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By Fred Chamberlin, Oak Harbor/Whidbeynulls, #1 Experienced FHA Mortgage Consultant
(Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA)
One of the biggest things stopping people from participating in the American Dream today is the ability to come up with the down payment. While talk of a credit crunch keeps some buyers sidelined because of credit problems, many others with good credit are able to get the best deals in years including programs with no down payment! The program leading the way in no down payment requirements (for non veterans) is the USDA Rural Development loan. This loan is available right now for La Pine and who better to show you homes in this community than Thesa Chambers with RE/MAX Sunset Realty in La Pine. To qualify for the program (it is income limited), a family of four cannot have a total household income of more than $70,750 per year. That is a pretty liberal guideline. If you are interested ...
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By Fred Chamberlin, Oak Harbor/Whidbeynulls, #1 Experienced FHA Mortgage Consultant
(Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA)
I have had several people interested in obtaining a USDA home loan for property in Deschutes County.  I've put together a map of part of the county that should help in identifying areas that qualify for this program.  As you might know - it's one of the last TRUE 100% home loans available - and it doesn't have PMI!  The rates are comparable to FHA, so it's a very affordable payment!  You do not have to have PRESTINE credit, but we generally want to see scores above 580, and 12 months of "clean credit." USDA does require that the property be located in a less populated area.  It does not need to be a farm - but it can't be located downtown either.   The "darker" area does NOT qualify.  However, as you can see - that is basically the Bend urban growth boundary and anywhere else in the cou...
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
Many buyers seem to be searching the Internet for short sales and bank owned properties.  The proof is in the sales and the stats of my website.  This week I have seen 28 visitors land on my website from google using the search term "short sales la pine oregon".  Since this seems to be info that is difficult at best to obtain on your own I have compiled a list of properties for you.  The MLS of Central Oregonis taking steps to make it easier to differentiate these listings but not all of the listings have been categorized.  This list is as complete as I could make it with the info that is available to a Broker. There are 39 homes currently on the market that are listed as short sales or bank owned properties (bank owned properties are often called REO properties).  This list is broken d...
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
It has always been said that price is everything in Real Estate.  For most markets, homes and times this is an accurate statement.  However, in La Pine right now that may not be your problem. Sales in La Pine since June 1, 2008 show that only 4 homes have closed escrow over $250,000.  If your home is listed above $250,000, priced well and not one of the lucky ones it may just be that the buyer for your price range has not bought yet.  Many of my listings in this price range are sitting, frustrated and waiting to move on with their lives.  The reality of it is, the buyers in this price range seem to be sitting on the fence a little longer than the lower priced homes. There is a little good news if you are one of those that are waiting.  Internet stats are increasing and more emails are c...
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
  La Pine has a new pub in town.  The locals have been talking about it a lot.  Wickiup Station opened a week or two ago.  Located right on Hwy 97, and next to the very busy Les Schawb Tires it is very easy to find.   Smoke free and ready to serve the locals and visitors alike, I have not had the opportunity to try this spot just yet.  But today when I was picking up clients from having a tire repaired I did spot these locals.  Seems they are more interested in the landscaping than what might be offered inside. There were 3 bucks and a doe that made a quick lunch out of the brand new landscaping.        
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By Fred Jaeger, Real Estate Connection - Central Oregon
(High Lakes Realty and Property Management)
Last year the local newspaper asked me to provide a summary of local neighborhoods and subdivisions in the La Pine area.  Surprisingly, these descriptions and prices still look pretty current even despite the so-called down-turn.  Here's what was published: Antelope Meadows: South of La Pine center approximately six miles.  Neighborhood positioned between Highway 31 and 97off Beal Road.  Mostly one to five acre lots with dirt/gravel road access.  Mix of bare land, Frame and Manufactured homes ranging from 40,000 to mostly under 300,000.  River Pine Estates:  South of La Pine eight miles where Hackett Drive intersects Highway 97.   Hackett Drive is one of several other paved roads in the neighborhood that connect with dirt/gravel.  The neighborhood is an area of mostly one acre lots wit...
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By Jo Ann Gould
(Gould & Associates Realty)
There are so many fun things to do in Central Oregon it makes it an excellent place to live.  Besides the ATV, Dirt Biking, Horse Back Riding, Skiing(snow and water), Canoeing, Boating, Whitewater, Cycling & Cyclocrossing,  Hiking, Climbing, Hunting,  Float Tubing, Natural Museums, Lava Caves, Rentals(Bicycles, Most Floatation devices, Boats, Paddle Boats, Canoes, Party Barges), Roller Blades, & I saved the best for last....FISHINGHere is one of the Bass Brent Fisher & his wife Theresa catch every year out of Crane Prairie.  It is also a great place to catch a record Rainbow trout.  I will show you more pictures of fish from the Lakes here, but first lets go over all the lakes in the area.  We will start with Walton Lake and work our way back.  All these lakes have great fishing but don...
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By Jo Ann Gould
(Gould & Associates Realty)
If you are having trouble getting the banks to finance your loan, you might consider asking the Owner to be your Mortgage Lender.  Not all Sellers will be willing to take on being the financier, but with the banks not loaning the way they did a couple years ago, we are finding this practice more widley used. Sellers are having a rough time finding Buyers and Buyers are having a hard time finding financing. Owner Will Carry is not an option on all sales, but can be a win-win situation for those that accept.  Seller financed mortgages can come in several formats with all terms negotiable between both parties( Buyer & Seller).  The best Seller-Financing comes with properties that are paid for and have no encumbrences.  The Seller simply accepts a note (a legal binding contract) from a qual...
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By Heidi Webb, Broker
(RE/MAX Sunset Realty)
Selling Real Estate in Central Oregon With RE/MAX Sunset Realty La Pine. If your buying or selling my website has free home selling resources and home evaluation information. http://lapinehomesforsale.point2agent.com  
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