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by John and Sandy Kohlmoos on January 3, 2015

Recovery and Optimism in Bend for 2015 The  market for Bend Oregon homes recovered well in 2014. We saw the sale of 2242 houses–that’s down just a hair from 2013. However, total dollar volume for Bend Oregon homes bumped to $780,000,000 . . . an increase of almost 7.5%.  Median price went from $269,000 to […]

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Bend Real Estate Update . . . April 2015

by John and Sandy Kohlmoos on May 11, 2015

Bend Real Estate April was an excellent month in Bend . . . the spring weather was uncharacteristically beautiful, the beer remained cold, my dog got stronger, and the skiing was surprisingly good. The Bend real estate market remained healthy too. We topped the 200 sale plateau (203 to be exact) earlier than in previous […]

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March 2015 . . . Bend Inventory Woes Continue . . . Pending Sales Soar

April 20, 2015
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Inventory Woes Continue in Bend We whined last month because of the dearth of available for sale inventory on the Bend real estate market. Well, I guess we’ll continue to moan . . . the March inventory levels were even lower. Only 431 homes on the market . . . that represents just 2.6 months […]

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NorthWest Crossing . . . Craftsman With A Twist

April 3, 2015
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2648 NW Lemhi Pass Rd. 3/2.5, 2060 square feet Offered at $559,000 NorthWest Crossing The NorthWest Crossing  neighborhood in Bend seemed to weather the housing downturn better than any other community in town. Throughout the difficult years, product continued to sell and new homes were built. NorthWest Crossing offered homes by a variety of builders […]

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Inventory Woes Plague Bend in February

March 22, 2015
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There’s No Inventory in Bend! Inventory woes kept February’s Bend residential sales figures a little lower than expected. We thought January’s lack of salable product was an aberration, or perhaps the proverbial “seasonal adjustment.” But February’s numbers were even lower . . . just 433 homes (single family on less than an acre) on the […]

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Bend Real Estate . . . January 2015

February 9, 2015
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Bend Real Estate . . . Notable Sales One of the warmest and driest Januarys  on record; nevertheless, a stellar start for the Bend real estate market in 2015 . . . we cruised right into the new year with a couple of notable sales–again, they were notable because we made them! A beautiful Hampton’s […]

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Smacked By A Truck or Mackie’s Near Death Experience

February 5, 2015
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Normally, my writing runs more to the sublime–sometimes a light touch of irony or a subtle attempt at satire.    Elks Club of Bend    The Swans of Broken Top This post, however, is a bit different, as I, self-proclaimed “Top Dog of Central Oregon” and ultimate canine real estate guru, recently survived a near […]

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What Can You Get For A Million Dollars in Bend?

January 20, 2015
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What Can You Get For $1M? It’s pretty interesting to see what one million dollars will get you in Bend. With Oregon again being named the number one state for in-migration, we have the chance to talk to folks from all over the country. Those who come from states like Texas feel that Bend is […]

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How’s the Bend Real Estate Market? December 2014

January 15, 2015
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A Great Year in Bend Real Estate A great year of real estate in Bend Oregon limped though the holiday season with December numbers looking much like those of November. 169 Homes Purchased in Bend We saw the sale of 169 homes in Bend, with the upper end of the market suffering a bit . […]

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Thanksgiving In Bend . . . How’s The Market?

December 11, 2014
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November in Bend Don Mclean’s  1971 hit “Bye Bye, Miss American Pie” lamented “the day the music died,” a Wednesday in mid-November in Bend may be sadly remembered as the day when local favorite and craft brewer, “10 Barrel,” reached agreement with the world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch. A classic tale of “local boys make good” […]

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10 Barrel Sells (Out) to Anheuser-Busch

November 17, 2014
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10 Barrel Sells (Out) The big beer news broke last Wednesday morning . . . local favorite and  craft brewer 10 Barrel had reached an agreement to sell (out) to the world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch. The fallout in “Beervana” was immediate, even though the owners launched a jocular good ol’ boy video saying that nothing […]

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