Vacation Home Sales on the Rise and Closer to Home




Central Oregon has long been a premier vacation destination and by extension a desirable location to own a vacation home.  The climate and abundant outdoor activities have been drawing vacationers for decades.  In the late 1960’s and ’70s the construction of Sunriver, Seventh Mountain, and Black Butte Resorts provided the perfect platforms for people to buy vacation homes.  These vacation communities were […]




WSJ: It’s Time to Buy




I found an article in the Wall Street Journal this weekend that supports what I have been saying for a few months:  Now is the time to buy homes.  This article supports its claims with two main points:  1.)  The ratio of home prices to yearly rents has almost returned to pre-bubble levels.  2.)  Homes are […]




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 […]