Homes Sold October 2013

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 […]

What You Should Know About a Home Before You Buy It

There are some very important things that every buyer should know about a home before signing on the dotted line.  Most people, real estate agents included, think a professional inspection and an appraisal will uncover everything you need to know about a house.  While we agree that no home should be bought without an appraisal […]

Homes Sold September 2013

  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 […]

The Value of Real Estate Agents for Buyers

  It is easy to think that buying a home is something that can be done without a real estate agent.  After all, we live in the information age and have access to all the current listings (we think).  Examples of purchase contracts can be found with a quick Google search and county assessors provide online […]

Time to Sell Your House and Move-Up?

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 […]

Homes Sold August 2013

  Inventory continues to improve in the Bend and Central Oregon real estate markets. The Bend real estate market has favored home sellers recently because there have been relatively few homes for sale.  That has left buyers with few homes to choose from and even caused bidding.  Those days may be coming to an end. […]

SOLD : NE Bend 3 Bed, 2.5 Bath Home

Address:  2763 NE Sedalia, Bend, Oregon 97701 Price:  $225,000 Square Feet:  1775 Bedrooms:  3 Bathrooms:  2.5 Acres:  .09           Fantastic east side location just blocks from Worthy Brewing, Safeway, Costco and so much more. You will love the open living space downstairs with built in surround sound speakers to crank your tunes, set […]

Homes Sold July 2013

The Central Oregon real estate market was a bit of surprise in July.                             Two surprises actually.  The first surprise was the the increase in inventory.  It wasn’t that the number of homes for sale actually increased in July because there are […]

Homes Sold June 2013

  Homes Sold are the keywords for our June 2013 Central Oregon sales report.   A quick look at the chart above will tell you that home sales in the last three months have been strong.  Better, in fact, than the previous 12 months.  What you can’t see on the chart is that it has […]

Top 7 Reasons You Should Invest in Bend OR Real Estate

You have been thinking about investing in real estate for a while now but you don’t know where you should invest.  Should you buy a rental in your home town?  A college town?  Why not invest in Bend real estate?  Why not indeed?  Here are our top seven reasons to buy a rental in Bend. […]