Should I Sell Or Rent My Home?




Your current home is the first home you ever purchased but you are ready to move up to something a little more “comfortable” and now you wonder, “Should I sell my home or rent it?”  Here are some things to consider when searching for an answer to this question. Would the listing description for your house be […]




Listing Your Home For Sale With An Assumable Mortgage




When listing your house for sale, the real estate agents at Preferred Residential try to think of every little thing that sets your home apart from all the others on the market.  Is there outdoor living space with a fire pit and gas plumbed to the BBQ?  Does it have a tankless water heater?  Is […]




For Sale by Owner vs Realtor




What is the best way to sell your house?  For Sale by Owner?  Or, enlist the services of a professional Bend, Oregon real estate agent?  Before you make the decision take a look at the infographic below.  You might be surprised.  You also might be surprised to know that one of the founders of For Sale […]




Banks Slower to Foreclose




  The number of foreclosures last month in Oregon fell below 1000 for the first time since February 2008 according to ForeclosureRadar.  The number of properties sold back to the bank were down 34.7%, while properties sold to third-party investors fell 17.8% from June.  This drop in foreclosures doesn’t appear to be because there are fewer […]




FSBO Founder Uses Realtor to Sell His Home




A few weeks ago I wrote a post about using a Realtor® to help you buy a home.  I have been planning on writing a post about using a realtor to help sell your home but then I found this story from the Wall Street Journal explaining that one of the founders of ForSaleByOwner.com used a realtor […]




Another Top 10 for Bend




Website Zillow.com compiled sales information from more than 100 million properties nationwide to determine which cities have the best sale price to list price ratio.  Bend came in at number 10 with homes selling at 98.3% of the original list price.  This is not a “key economic indicator” for the housing market in Bend and Central […]