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Bend Oregon Homes

by John and Sandy Kohlmoos on January 19, 2014

Recovery and Optimism in Bend for 2014 The Bend market is on the road to recovery. 1980 homes sold in 2012, and in 2013, that number bumped to 2261 (an increase of 14%). Total dollar volume increased by a shocking 38%, and the median price increased by 22%. Optimism reigns; we’re excited about 2014! See […]

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Dog Days of Summer in Bend

by John and Sandy Kohlmoos on August 11, 2014

“Dog Days of Summer” “Dog Days of Summer” . . . to me, the phrase is not normally associated with reference to Bend. Instead, it seems to conjure ancient visions of Enos “Country” Slaughter and buggy nights of mid-summer baseball in St. Louis, maybe California’s parched Central Valley, or even Forence and the Machine’s eclectic […]

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233 Sales in Bend in June

July 16, 2014

Bursting at the Seams? Our little town certainly feels like it’s bursting at the seams (I had to wait for 3 minutes at the Reed Market roundabout at 5:00 PM a few days ago) . . . there is a ton of activity, hustle and bustle, scores of events, and  a lot of folks who […]

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How’s The Bend Market? May 2014 Update

June 12, 2014
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How’s the Bend Market? Doesn’t matter where it is in Bend . . . the grocery store, riding the chair at Mt. Bachelor, cruising on Tiddly Winks or Funner, hanging at the river or one of the Cascade Lakes, enjoying a beer with friends; not a day goes by when we’re not asked the same […]

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Bend’s Median Price Tops $280,000

May 15, 2014
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The Market is Fine! The Bend real estate market is doing just fine, thanks. While we didn’t reach the vaunted 200 sale plateau in April, we came pretty close at 195. And, less than 5% of those sales were “distressed properties” (bank-owned and short sales). Quite a contrast  to just three years ago when distressed […]

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19754 Clarion Avenue, Bend Oregon 97702 . . . Beaver’d Live Here!

April 24, 2014
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19754 Clarion Avenue, Bend Oregon 97702 MLS# 201403371 Offered at $319,000 19754 Clarion Avenue, Bend Oregon 97702 I know this feels sort of like a re-run, but “Beaver” Cleaver’s home in Tanglewood sold sometime ago. If he and Wally were to live on Bend’s westside, again it would be in an all-American home like this […]

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Pending Sales Soar in Bend . . . March 2014

April 15, 2014
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210 Homes Pended As the peerless pundit previously predicted, we’re going to see some hefty sales figures in Bend come May. The local real estate market appears to be shifting into seasonal overdrive as we saw 210 homes pended in March. These homes will normally close 45-60 days after going pending. 155 Sales in Bend […]

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“The Boston Globe” on Bend Oregon

March 18, 2014
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Check out this great article by correspondents Diane Bair and Pamela Wright in the March 15 edition of  The Boston Globe (Bend Oregon Beer Town USA). It pretty well captures the essence of Bend. The above photo is by Pete Alport/Visit Bend. Bend, Oregon: Great beers, a greater outdoors BEND, Ore. — “This place has […]

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The Life of Riley in Bend Oregon!

March 17, 2014
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61048 Parrell Road, Bend OR 97702 MLS# 2011401492 Offered at $249,000 Just Imagine Imagine sitting on your sunny private rear deck sipping a cool one and enjoying the casual Central Oregon outdoor lifestyle as the world  (or the golfers) go by.   It doesn’t get much better. Schedule a tour. 61048 Parrell Road And there’s […]

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Bend Real Estate . . . Ready for Takeoff . . . February 2014

March 12, 2014
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Old Man Winter finally paid Bend a visit in February. We saw over 100″ of new snow at Mt. Bachelor, and a pretty feeble season suddenly turned into a good one. The real estate market attained a modicum of stability in February as well. The median price of a home in Bend hovered around $271,000 […]

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GolfBoarding at Tetherow

February 24, 2014
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Powder at Bachelor Seems like both my master and mistress have been riding a fair amount of powder at Mt. Bachelor of late. Also seems like all this time in the “blower pow” has made them more than a little wacky! A Crazy New Product . . . “GolfBoarding” For the last week, all my […]

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How’s The Real Estate Market In Bend? January 2014

February 11, 2014
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Real Estate in Bend After the solid recovery seen in 2013, the Bend real estate market rolled into 2014 with a sense of optimism and ready to rock. The market in January, however, proved to be as dry as the weather. After a brilliant summer, and six consecutive months of 200 sales or more, the […]

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