Homes Sold May 2014

Central Oregon Home sales

We are nearing the peak of the real estate selling season in Bend, Oregon and it looks like it is shaping up to be a good one. Inventory is already out-pacing last year’s numbers which is a good thing but it appears demand is still pressuring prices upward.  In Bend we have just under four […]

Homes Sold March 2014

Bend Oregon Real estate market

  The Central Oregon real estate spring selling season is off to a fast start this year. Inventory has been lagging for most of the last twelve months creating a seller’s market where demand from buyers has given sellers the opportunity to ask higher and higher prices for their homes.  Just last March, for example, […]

Homes Sold February 2014

Bend Oregon homes sold February 2014

Once again history is repeating itself in the Bend real estate market this year.  Historically January is the low point for home sales and February is the low point for inventory.  Continuing this trend means that the number of home sales should rise through July and inventory should peak in August. Looking at daily activity […]

Homes Sold January 2014

Bend Oregon Homes Sold January 2014

Big up-tick in Central Oregon pending home sales during January. Last month we talked about the potential of there being a psychological barrier to would-be home buyers created by rising interest rates.  After looking at Central Oregon real estate market activity during January that may not be the case.  The year-over-year drop in sales during […]

Homes Sold December 2013

Bend Oregon Homes for sale

Steady as she goes for the Central Oregon real estate market. Steady as she goes seems to be the theme of the Central Oregon real estate market this winter.  We aren’t seeing any major moves in home prices or inventory but uncertainty with mortgage interest rates could factor into the market equation over the next […]

Homes Sold November 2013

Bend Homes sold December 2013

Update on November home sales activity in the Bend, Oregon real estate market The number of homes for sale in Bend is still reflecting gains made in the spring despite the seasonal decline.  Inventory is currently sitting 18 percent above where it was at this time last year with 1,794 homes for sale.  If we […]

Homes Sold October 2013

Homes sold Bend Oregon

The fall season appears to be business as usual for real estate in Central Oregon   We continued to see a downward trend in real estate activity during October.  Sales fell 10.5 percent in October to the same level of home sales in October 2012.  Interestingly, the 396 homes sold last October was actually a […]

Homes Sold September 2013

Bend Oregon home sales

  Both inventory and sales pulled back in September which was not a surprise as it happens almost every year.  Usually it begins in August with the low point coming in February.  This year we didn’t see signs of a seasonal decline until September which any other year would be encouraging news for the Bend […]

What Luxury Homeowners Want

Bend Oregon luxury homes

A recent survey of luxury homeowners by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate sheds some light on how these consumers view the current real estate market and what they are looking for in a new home.  How do these finding match up with your feelings about real estate? I will admit that I was a […]

Time to Sell Your House and Move-Up?

Bend Oregon real estate

One segment of  the real estate market that has been missing for the last 6 years is the move-up buyer.  These are the home buyers that have outgrown their current home and are now in need of something more.  Or maybe they don’t need more house but they want to live on a golf course […]