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Bend Home Sales . . . April 2013

by John and Sandy Kohlmoos on May 12, 2013

April in Bend Oregon

April in Bend . . . the days are getting longer, ultra sweet corn snow at Mt. Bachelor, the golf courses are greening up,

The 15th at Brasada Canyons, Cascade mountain backdrop

and the IPA remains frosty. It’s a good time of year!

Bend Real Estate

The Bend real estate market kicked a little butt in April too. 180 homes sold; that’s up from a month ago (March Home Sales in Bend). The number of pending sales remained almost off the charts at 237

Pending sales in Bend were off the chart (almost) in April of 2013

. . . portending good things into the summer, and making me think there is something wrong with my eyes!.

Distresssed Sales/ Inventory in Bend

Distressed sales seem to be making up a smaller and smaller percentage of transactions–just 16% for the month. A year ago that figure was between 57 and 60%

With spring, we’re seeing a bit of a normal┬á increase in for sale inventory. However, the levels remain low (419 units), and we’re still locked into a pretty heavy “seller’s market” for most price points. Check out the market snapshot below.

Bend Market Snapshot, April 2013  . . .  check the months of inventory!

Range of Prices For Bend Home Sales

The big winner for the month was a 5 bedroom, 6.5 bath, 6020 square foot home on Awbrey Butte. It sold so quickly (26 days) at $1,502,79 or $250/square foot, there wasn’t even time to take a photo

No time to take a photo; this Bend home sold so quickly!

Before we get too excited, in 2009, it was listed at $2,499,000 and looked like this.

it looked like this in 2009

It featured all the usual stuff: climbing wall, media room, gym, wine cellar, and in-ground trampoline.

Not just a pool table . . . also climbing wall, gym, media room, wine cellar, and trampoline. What more could one want?

Low-priced Leader in Bend

A the low end, we featured a definite surplus of adjectives and extraneous modifiers . . . “Charming cottage on a lovely tree-shaded lot close to mid-town on a quiet street.”

At $88,763 the Subaru was not included!

The 1/1, 384 square foot (you read that right!) home sold for$88,763 or $231 per foot. The Subaru was not included.

Median Price in Bend . . . $260,000

The median price for a home in Bend dropped a bit to $260,000. For that, one could expect something like this “River Rim beauty”

"River Rim beauty"

. . . 3/2.5, and 1800 square feet.

A Wonderful time to List and Sell

With the current market conditions, it’s a wonderful time to be a seller. If you’re contemplating selling your home, contact us; we’d be happy to do a no obligation market valuation for you.

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