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Bend Oregon Homes

by John and Sandy Kohlmoos on January 25, 2016

The Boom Continues in Bend for 2016 The  market for Bend Oregon homes flourished in 2015. We saw the sale of 2450 houses (single family residential on less than an acre)–that’s up 8% from 2014. However, total dollar volume for Bend Oregon homes bumped to $944,860,000 . . . an increase of almost 18%.  Median […]

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“Everybody Wants To Live In Bend . . .”

by John and Sandy Kohlmoos on January 13, 2016

Everybody Wants To Live In Bend “Everybody wants to live in Bend” . . . yep, sure felt like it in December! Magnificent snow conditions brought what seemed like unprecedented crowds to Bend. The result–snaking lines at the check out counters at Safeway, the inability to get a frosty IPA at my local pub, backups […]

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Too much turkey?

December 12, 2015
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Too much turkey? Too much turkey, or maybe too much funky weather . . . whatever the reason, the most recent look at  the Bend real estate market did not paint as rosy a picture as in months past. Hard to say if it’s an aberration, merely a bit of a seasonal adjustment, or a […]

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Elk in Bend Oregon

December 4, 2015
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Elk in Bend There’s still a bit of snow on the ground (I wish there were more!) from last week’s storm . . . I’ve been working pretty hard, patiently  trying to train my master. You know, the general obedience stuff . . . walking on a leash, staying, not rushing through doors, not acting […]

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Christmas Lights in Bend Oregon

November 30, 2015
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Christmas Lights in Bend I am sorry about getting into an argument about putting up the Christmas lights. I guess that sometimes I feel like you are pushing me too hard when you want something. I realize that I was wrong and I am apologizing for being such a hard-headed guy. All I want is […]

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HENRY’s (High Earners, Not Rich Yet) in Bend

November 19, 2015
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The Bend Real Estate Market Delving more deeply into the most recent statistics for the Bend real estate market, we see the emergence of a new subset of buyers. While the low end (under $200,000) has all but disappeared, and the “luxury” market remains unpredictable, the $500,000 to $800,000 price range has begun to offer […]

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Bend Real Estate . . . How’s The Market?

October 22, 2015
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September in Bend September, a wonderful time of year in Bend . . . the days are bright, the nights cool; everything is golden, and the summer’s tourists and traffic have abated (a bit!). A great time to be here! 226 sales, 2.9 months of inventory For the sixth month in a row, the 200 […]

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Bend’s Median Price Soars to $345,000

September 17, 2015
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August 2015 Bend’s median price soared to $345,000 in August! We haven’t seen a number like this since the halcyon days of 2007, when things topped out at an outlandish (and unsustainable) $396,000! 243 Residential Sales Things continued to be hectic in town . . . lots of people (prospective buyers!) and tons of activities. […]

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Dog Days of Summer in Bend . . . July 2015

August 25, 2015
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Dog Days of Summer in Bend “Dog Days of Summer” always makes me think of  Florence and The Machine’s classic- Bend rocked it in July . . . two Phish concerts, Melissa Etheridge, The Cascade Cycling Classic. The streets downtown were crowded; there was real “traffic” at the Reed Market roundabout; an inordinate number of […]

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Hottest June ever in Bend

July 27, 2015
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Hottest June Ever According to the National Weather Service, this past June was the hottest ever (records have been kept since 1901). The average temperature–the midpoint between the day’s high and the day’s low, averaged across every day of the month–was 65.8 degrees. That’s 8.7 degrees above the historical average for the month. The warmest […]

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Bend real estate on a roll in May

June 9, 2015
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May in Central Oregon May is normally the transition month in Central Oregon . . . we get a bit of everything. The weather is glorious, then it rains; Mt. Bachelor closes early (May 10), then it snows for four days. Through all this, the Bend real estate market continued on its seemingly inexorable roll. […]

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