Sunriver, OR Real Estate News

By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
Home Sales in Sunriver OregonThe resort community of Sunriver has had significant changes to its real estate market over the past 3 years. Typical home sales in Sunriver follow a pattern of increased interest starting with Spring Break followed by the vast majority of sales during the summer months. Winter is normally a slow time for real estate sales.Over the past 3 years, Sunriver has seen a renewed interest in people wishing to own property in the area. When data is from 3 years ago is compared with current statistics, the following Sunriver real estate trends can be noted: Inventory levels of Sunriver homes, condos and townhomes for sale  are down 57.6% The amount of listings in pending status is up 300% The amount of inventory based on pended sales from February 2014 compared with ...
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By Tarris Rogers, Bend Oregon Real Estate
(Cascade Sotheby's International Realty)
  Here is What Sunriver Real Estate Can Bring You If the stress of life is getting you down and you are looking for a peaceful retreat where nature surrounds you, where time seems to slow to a restful crawl, then welcome to Sunriver Oregon.  Nestled next to the Cascade Mountain Range at an elevation of approximately 4000 feet, Sunriver beacons you to return to a simpler era where people took the time to enjoy the magnificence of nature. There are few places on the planet where so much of what nature has to offer is within such close proximity.  Sunriver represents the pinnacle of Pacific Northwest living.  You are surrounded by the Pine trees of the Deschutes National Forest.  The mighty Deschutes River slows to a crawl as it wraps itself around the West side of Sunriver.  The tiny vill...
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By Tarris Rogers, Bend Oregon Real Estate
(Cascade Sotheby's International Realty)
A place called Sunriver from Cody Cha on Vimeo. Sunriver Oregon is a Pacific Northwest, outdoor lovers Mecca where man can commune with the beauty of nature. I've attached a video of Sunriver that really gives you a sense of just how beautiful this place really is. Sunriver maintains one of the best resort community infrastructures you're likely to encounter. It has its own airport, shopping mall, lodge, observatory, horse stables, nature center, business park and pool complexes, plus it has its own entry road to Mt Bachelor which features fantastic Alpine skiing. To learn more about the many great things to do and enjoy in Sunriver, visit Sunriver Homes For Sale.
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By Kryste Adams, Bend, Oregon Real Estate
(RE/MAX Key Properties - Luxury Homes, Golf Course Homes)
365 Things to do in Bend - 2010 Jeld-Wen Tradition at Crosswater Today Starts the the Jeld-Wen Tradition at Crosswater Club at Sunriver Resort. If you haven't been to a professional golf tournament you're missing out. The Jeld-Wen Tradition isn't just an event for the avid golfer! With a husband in the golf industry I am constantly bombarded with golf, golf, golf. While I find it mind numbing to watch on TV, I thoroughly enjoy attending the tournaments.  A peaceful, quite afternoon walking around the beautiful setting of the Crosswater Club watching the pros in action is a fantastic way to spend the day golf fan or not! The defending champion is Mike Reid. Jeld-Wen announced earlier in the week that this is their last year as title sponsor for the Tradition at Crosswater Club. Jeld-Wen ...
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By Kryste Adams, Bend, Oregon Real Estate
(RE/MAX Key Properties - Luxury Homes, Golf Course Homes)
365 Things to do in Bend OR - Sunriver Sunfest Wine Festival @ Sunriver Resort This weekend at the Sunriver Resort is the Sunriver Sunfest Wine Festival. The Sunfest Wine Festival is a great opportunity for wine connoisseurs to sample a large variety of Oregon wines, 35 winerys will attend the festival. The Sunriver Sunfest Wine Festival features several local musicians throughout the day, cooking demonstrations, a wine dinner, VIP tent and vendors and artisans. The Festival runs all weekend and is located at the Sunriver Resort behind the main lodge. Saturday, July 24, 2010: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm Sunday, July 25, 2010: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Cost: Free to attend the festival Tasting: The tasting glass is available for $10 and is required for participating in the wine tastings. In addition, th...
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By Kryste Adams, Bend, Oregon Real Estate
(RE/MAX Key Properties - Luxury Homes, Golf Course Homes)
365 Things to do in Bend - Naish 2010 Stand Up Paddle Board Championships at Sunriver Marina & FREE Paddle Board Lessons. Sunriver is just outside of Bend and about a 15 minute drive South on Hwy 97. It's a short drive for a full day of fun! If you've ever been down to Old Mill District or Drake park you've surly seen people floating the river on Stand Up paddle Boards. Head on down to the Sunriver Resort Marina for some Stand Up Paddle Board fun or competition. If it's your first time on a paddle board sign up for Stand Up Sunday's for free paddle board lessons. The number of participants for the free Sand Up Sunday's is limited so make your reservation in advance. More information and registration is available on their Facebook Page. If you're a paddle board pro then the 2010 Naish St...
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By Tarris Rogers, Bend Oregon Real Estate
(Cascade Sotheby's International Realty)
Sunriver is considered by many to be the grand dame of Pacific Northwest resort living.  It sits on 3300 wooded acres with meadows, a river, and mountain views to observe from different areas of the resort. Originally, Sunriver was an Army Camp during World War II called Camp Abbot.  Its purpose was to train combat engineers in simulated combat scenarios.  The camp opened in 1942 but was later abandoned in 1944. What is now today the ‘Great Hall' used to be the Officer's Club and is now managed by Sunriver Resort.  The resort began in 1968 with the building of a series of Condos along with Sunriver Lodge.  Lot sales soon began following. Sunriver did quite well for itself considering it weathered the 70's recession era landscape as well as the 80's economic turmoil.  Most of the homes w...
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By Kryste Adams, Bend, Oregon Real Estate
(RE/MAX Key Properties - Luxury Homes, Golf Course Homes)
Get your tickets for the JELD-WEN Tradition at Crosswater Club at Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon and Support Central Oregon Charities   If you need another reason besides great golf to attend the JELD-WEN Tradition at Crosswater Club at Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon, then purchase your day pass to support Central Oregon Charities.  This year the JELD-WEN Tradition has invited all youth-oriented non-profit organizations to participate in ticket sales.  Each participating non-profit organization will keep 100% of ticket sales generated in their favor!    Visit the JELD-WEN Tradition Ticket Page and click on the "CLICK & PRINT" Tickets button to order your tickets online and support our Central Oregon non-profit organizations. 2009 JELD-WEN Tradition at Crosswater Ticket Prices...
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By Amy Campbell, Broker, Sunriver Real Estate
(RE/MAX Sunset Realty)
It's never too late to come and play in Sunriver, Oregon.  School has begun and the air is crisp - Fall is here!  Perhaps a weekend getaway is exactly what is needed.  Come and rent bikes from Four Seasons Rentals and travel the endless miles of scenic bike paths.  Take a leisurely float and enjoy the wildlife on the Big Deschutes River.  Golf any of the three fabulous top rated golf courses - home of the 2008 Jeld-wen Traditions.  Pamper yourself with a relaxing massage at the Sage Springs Spa.  Enjoy an evening under the stars at the Nature Observatory.  Dine at the Grille at Crosswater boasting the finest in North West cuisine.  Kick up your heels at the Owl's Nest -featuring live music on most weekends!  The list is endless of all that Sunriver Resort has to offer - the best resort...
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By Dan Cook, Dan Cook, PC
(Cascade Sothebys International Realty)
The Sunriver village mall is in great need of a total make over. Finally it is getting done. The county has passed the zoning change and now there are just a few steps away from moving forward. I imagine it will be probably close to two more years before Sunriver and Silver Star start breaking ground but at least we are moving forward. They are still not at the approved stage for the conceptional drawings but it still looks like we are going to moving forward with upscale retail obn the bottom, office 2nd storie, and loft living up top. 
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By Kelly Winch, Broker, CDPE
(Cascades Sotheby's International Realty)
How can I make sure a home is in compliance with all SROA CC&R's before buying a property? Make sure your agent requests that any offer is contingent on an SROA inspection of the property.  Additional info is available at the SROA website  A special SROA Inspection Addendum should be included with any offer to buy Sunriver property.  How is this market affecting Sunriver? Like the rest of Central Oregon, Sunriver is being affected by the market slowdown. However when compared to the Bend, Redmond and the La Pine markets, Sunriver home prices are still going strong. Despite the fact that sales volume and the number of sales transactions were down considerably in the first quarter of 2008, Sunriver still maintained year over year gains in median sales prices. According to 2007 MLS data Su...
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By Kelly Winch, Broker, CDPE
(Cascades Sotheby's International Realty)
I am continueing my blog with addditional information to help the home buyer in Sunriver, Oregon.  We are a resort community with a very strong vacation rental program.  Because many of the homes are vacation rentals and 2nd homes they have not been cared for or "updated" like a primary residence.  I am developing a series of blogs for the buyer to help answer some of the immediate questions regarding remodeling.      What do I have to do if I want to add a (hot tub, deck, garage/carport, 4th bedroom, asphalt driveway etc) to this property? Any exterior change to the property requires written approval by the Sunriver Owners Association (SROA) Design Committee. Larger proposals such as new construction, enclosed additions, hot tubs etc require full committee approval and neighborhood not...
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By Amy Campbell, Broker, Sunriver Real Estate
(RE/MAX Sunset Realty)
As promised I am following up on last weeks County Commissioner Meeting hearing public testimony in regards to the Sunriver Village Mall.  Arriving at the Great Hall in Sunriver, OR at 6:00 on a Wednesday April 30th the room was already buzzing.  The anticipation of what was going to be in store for the evening was heavy in the air.  All the chairs were filled and some - myself included found a perch on the stairs.  The Deschutes County Commissioners; Mike Daly, Dennis Luke and Tammy Baney Melton and staff sitting in the front called the meeting to order.  Looking around I notice Sunriver security is here in force - an ominous presence - what are they expecting to happen?  Only time will tell how this evening is going to play out.   Well, the evening progressed.  One after another membe...
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By Kelly Winch, Broker, CDPE
(Cascades Sotheby's International Realty)
The following is part of as series I plan on writing for my Blog.  As an agent in Sunriver, Oregon I often get the same questions regarding the purchase of a second home that would/could be a vacation rental.  So consider this a part of my Q & A series.  Please check back as I plan on posting 10 - 12 of these in the next two weeks. How much rental income could I make if I owned a SR vacation rental? It depends on many variables: Condition and location of home, how many people the home sleeps, amenities (hot tub, bikes, pool table etc) and who manages the property.  More specific numbers to come. What do property management companies charge? On average they charge a 30% commission plus maid's fees, monthly management fees and other maintenance fees (fixing things, plowing driveways etc)....
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By Amy Campbell, Broker, Sunriver Real Estate
(RE/MAX Sunset Realty)
Earlier this month I attended the SilverStar Destinations LLC, meeting at Mavericks, regarding the controversial subject of the proposed revitalization of the Sunriver Village Mall.  I was very impressed with Dave Leland, of Leland Consulting, as he conveyed the facts and offered his thoughts and valued expertise of how the Village should proceed towards the future and the break continued downward spiral that will continue if something major is not done now to save the Village.  I learned some very interesting facts and it allowed me to do some sole-searching of my own.  Having been a resort guest of Sunriver since the late 70's and a full time resident in the mid 1990's I have many memories of Sunriver Resort.  And many of these memories include the early phases of Sunriver when the Ra...
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By Amy Campbell, Broker, Sunriver Real Estate
(RE/MAX Sunset Realty)
Central Oregon - Golf at Crosswater, Sunriver, OR Crosswater Golf course is located only 15 miles south of Bend, OR and just minutes from Sunriver Resort and adjacent to Caldera Springs.  Robert E. Cupp designed this course and boasts 18 holes of challenge play.  The course features bent grass fairways and greens and amazing views of Mt. Bachelor, Broken Top and South Sister.  The wildlife is abundant with deer, elk and other wildlife and careful care has been made to preservation of the wetlands.  The course crosses the scenic Deschutes and Little Deschutes River seven times and is 7,683 in total playing yards.  For a hole by hole tour of the course click here.  www.sunriver-resort.com/crosswater-course.php  This course is open to Crosswater members, guests of members and guests of Sun...
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By Amy Campbell, Broker, Sunriver Real Estate
(RE/MAX Sunset Realty)
I am a "newbie" to this AR thing.  I was invited by a seasoned member of AR - who has nothing but amazing things to say about Active Rain - and I have finally joined the AR "family".  I am looking forward to learning what AR has to offer and look forward to bring something of value to AR - soon!   I am also - the new partner with Thesa Chambers
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By Marcus & Connie Schwing, Sunriver Oregon
(Sunriver Realty)
It certainly has been an interesting week here in Sunriver. On Tuesday there was standing room only at Mavericks as Silver Star unveiled their new, and smaller, plans for the Sunriver Village Mall. Some changes they are proposing that are of special interest include: development of 375 condominiums rather than over 500; building the new grocery store on the west side of the mall area (this would allow for the new grocery store to be completed and occupied while not interrupting the service the Country Store provides; no parking garage will be built on the corner of Abbot and Beaver Drives, but will be situated elsewhere (site undetermined, but this was a major objection in the first plan due to the parking structure being the first thing visitors to Sunriver would encounter.Beaver Drive...
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
Spring is here, we can tell because the snow is melting, Mt. Bachelor is offering discounts and even some free skiing.  All the signs are here including more buyers, homes are going into escrow.  Do you know what you need to before buying your Sunriver Vacation Home?Buyers in Sunriver should be aware of not only Oregon laws but the rules and regulations of Sunriver.  When you purchase a Sunriver home is it in compliance with the design review?  Knowing the rules and regulations can help, or simply asking for a design review inspection can save you a lot of frustration when you sell your Sunriver property. Sunriver Design Reviewis part of what makes Sunriver the resort community it is.  I am here to serve you for all your Sunrriver and Central Oregon Real Estate need. 
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
Silverstar will have to look at other options for Village at Sunriver expansion and remodel.  Although the majority of voters approved the sale of the 6 plus acres being sold to Silverstar the final tally was 300 votes shy of the 60% turn out that was needed to approve the sale.  Silverstar already owns or has options for the 20 acres of the current mall.  Many of the homeowners in Sunriver are disappointed, and many are rejoicing.I have always said that change is one of the most difficult things for people to embrace, but it appears to me that Silverstar came pretty close to having the community support they needed.  I have no idea what the next move for Silverstar will be, but I hope it is something to bring activity, beauty and support to this aging area of Sunriver.Personally I woul...
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