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Bend Oregon Homes

by John and Sandy Kohlmoos on January 25, 2016

The Boom Continues in Bend for 2017 The  market for Bend Oregon homes continued to boom in 2016. We saw the sale of 2533 houses (single family residential on less than an acre)–that’s up 3% from 2015. Total dollar volume for Bend Oregon homes also bumped to $1,067,419,007 . . . an increase of more […]

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Bend’s Median Now $418,000 . . . Market Update

by John and Sandy Kohlmoos on October 12, 2017

September 2017 Aside from some early (too early!) season snow, September was sort of a boring month in Bend. The real estate market seemed to take note as well; nothing too exciting as it continued to chug along on its merry way. Real Estate in Bend For the sixth straight month, we saw more than […]

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Snow, Smoke, The Eclipse

September 25, 2017
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Life in Bend . . . Snow, Smoke, The Eclipse It’s been an interesting year . . . as we moved into the latter days of August, I’m sure that some Bend denizens would say that the area possesses only three seasons–snowy season, smokey season, and eclipse season! The Bend Market Fortunately, the Bend real […]

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Oops! We did It Again . . . Bend’s Median Price Hits $412,000

August 29, 2017
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Oops! We did it Again . . . With apologies to Britney Spears, we did it again . . .  that is once more breaking the all-time record for highest median price . . . this time at $412,000 (up from $409,000 last month)! Where will it stop? July Data in Bend While some sniff […]

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Bend’s Median Price Tops $409,000 . . . All-Time High (Again!)

July 24, 2017
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Bend’s Median Price Hits All-time High (Again)! In May, Bend’s population reached an unfathomable 91,122. In June, it was Bend’s median price that hit the stratosphere at a lusty $409,900. I can remember blithely writing this pithy piece back in July of 2009 . . . the median price was $217,000 and there were 335 […]

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Bend’s Population Hits 91,122

June 28, 2017
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Bend’s Population Hits 91,122 Say it ain’t so! Despite our best efforts (Bend Sucks . . . Don’t Move Here!), Bend’s population topped 90,000 in May. Of course, I’m joking about our “best efforts” . . . our livelihood is dependent on growth and new arrivals. Bend Real Estate The non-stop in-migration seems to be […]

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Welcome to Bend!

May 23, 2017
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April in Bend The weather couldn’t decide what it wanted to do (and neither could we) . . . seventy-five degrees one day–incredible golf on the Fazio course at Pronghorn or a bit of standup paddling on the Deschutes (maybe both!). Just two days later, 10″ of blower pow at Mt. Bachelor. That’s Bend in […]

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Bend’s Median Price Soars to $397,800 . . . Highest All Time!

April 16, 2017
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Preface . . . The Hukilau As Bend’s winter continues to roll into spring, I feel guilty (almost!) writing this pithy piece from the lanai of our beachfront vacation home on Malaekahana Bay on Oahu’s famed north shore. It is a hard life, but, then again somebody’s got to do it . . . a […]

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“Oh Somewhere in this Favored Land . . .”

March 18, 2017
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Oh Somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright, The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light . . .* Maybe not in Bend (at least not the sun part). Perhaps a bit of a Snowmageddon 2017 hangover . . . whatever the reason, the Bend real estate market in February […]

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“Snowmageddon 2017”

February 15, 2017
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“Snowpocalypse” in January If we got hammered in December in Bend, it was full on “Snowmageddon 2017” in January. Schools were closed for days on end; the roof of the old gym at Kenwood School collapsed (thankfully, no one inside); we lost the cherished (even I knew where everything was), though closed, Ray’s Food Market. […]

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Bend Market Dips in December!

January 17, 2017
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December in Bend December dumped on us; swamped us with  a prodigious amount of snow (21.6″) in Bend, and some of the best early season riding ever at Mt. Bachelor. But a great year in real estate ended with a bit of a whimper. Sales volume for December was OK (190 homes purchased); the median […]

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Christmas Lights in Bend Oregon

December 21, 2016
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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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