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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 than 11%.  Median price went from  $327,478 to $360,000 (9%); average price also went up 9% to$421,405 . Optimism reigns; we’re excited about 2017! Now, if we just had some inventory to sell . . .

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In Bend, It’s All About “Lifestyle”

Quality of life” is what most people would cite as their reason for buying a Bend Oregon home. New people, fresh ideas . . . it’s all about “lifestyle.”

CNN’s Money Magazine included Bend Oregon in its “Top 100 Best Places to Live” list for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is the often-mentioned 300 days of sunshine per year (though I’m not sure I really believe that one!).

RAC--Rural Airport Community in Bend Oregon

For many of us, it’s things as simple as the call of the sentinel quail in the morning, the yip of the coyotes at night, the celebration of four distinct seasons, the eclectic mix of downtown restaurants, a river running through the center of town, the early morning sun on Broken Top, Mt. Bachelor a mere 20 minutes up the road, Drake Park, a four year university, and the diversity of the land. It’s also the great folks we call friends, and the realization that Bend is a tremendous place to raise a family.

skiing mt bachelor in Central Oregon

Official Bend Oregon Video

Located on the dry eastern slopes of the Cascade Range, in the center of Oregon (pronounced “Orygun”), Bend has, for decades, served as a vacation spot for in-the-know folks from the urban enclaves of Portland, the Willamette Valley, and Seattle seeking respite from the wet. Bend became known as a lumber town, with mills springing up on both sides of the Deschutes River. Central Oregon became an economic hub.  Then, as the logging industry flagged, the area evolved into a mecca for what was to become known as the classic “Central Oregon outdoor lifestyle”– skiing, snowboarding,

Early morning powder run . . . John Kohlmoos

biking, boating, tennis,

Cody Kohlmoos district champ 2008

kayaking, SUP,

Realtor Sandy Kohlmoos, SUP on the Deschutes

and climbing.

Golf in the Kingdom

“Golf” became Bend Oregon’s middle name, with world-class designers like Nicklaus, Kidd, Weiskopf, Jacobsen, and Fazio adding their signature tracks to the landscape. Golf certainly helped put this town on the map. Fly-fishing aficionados  began flocking to the area to challenge the offerings of the Deschutes, the Metolius, Fal Riverl, and the Crooked River. Beer, canoes, and backpacks became hot commodities. Microbreweries became popular, and people started having fun . . . though not necessarily in that order.

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Today,  an esoteric array of watercraft floats down the Deschutes River through the center of town . . . a common summer mid afternoon sight. Mountain bikers and roadies are ubiquitous in their spandex (the Central Oregon Trail Alliance has blazed miles of single track. “Mountain Bike Action Magazine” voted Bend as the “America’s best mountain biking town”). Visitors and locals alike enjoy the nearby Cascade Lakes.

Sparks Lake . . . realtor Sandy Kohlmoos

On warm summer evenings, folks stroll the riverfront promenade, and the outdoor restaurants are packed. Bend is, and always will be, a bastion of fun!

Bend Oregon Homes and Real Estate

Though today’s Bend OR real estate market no longer enjoys the unparalleled growth and astronomic appreciation realized from 1995 until 2005, it is safe to say that the market is booming. It almost seems that “everyone wants to live in Bend.”

The Bend Oregon homes inventory offers properties in prices ranging from around $250,000 to over $3M; there are a myriad of choices: mill cottages and quaint bungalows, mountain-view ranchettes, riverfront homes, gated communities, northwest lodge styles, destination resort homes,

Bend Oregon homes

and sprawling horse properties.

Your Central Oregon Real Estate Brokers

If you are relocating to this part of the country, you’re probably already excited about the prospect of living here. We want to make the transition to the Bend Oregon lifestyle as enjoyable and hassle free as possible. We’ll get inside you information on the best fishing, skiing, biking, or other outdoor recreation activities. We can also scout-out prospective properties for you before you even arrive.

As your Bend Oregon Realtors, our mission is to ensure that you have the most comprehensive and up-to-date real estate information possible, so that you can make the wisest choices when purchasing a Bend Oregon homes. Our job is to help you find the home and neighborhood that best suit the needs of your family.

We know the schools, the neighborhoods, and the builders. We know the golf courses (too well!), Mt. Bachelor, the streams, the Phil’s Trail network, the best twisties to ride a motorcycle . . . and we’d like to share them with you. We want you to know all of your options, and we will not allow your transaction to proceed until you are completely comfortable with the home, the neighborhood, and the paperwork. Our personal and professional reputations are staked upon the satisfaction of each and every client. You will be afforded all due-diligence and every professional courtesy. Expect no less than red-carpet service and attention to detail.

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