Yikes! Bend’s Median Price Skies To $386,000!

October 20, 2016
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Bend’s Median . . . $386,000 Never thought we’d see the day again when the median priced home in Bend would hit $386,000. That’s the second highest price in modern history! The only time to top that was in May of 2007, before all  the bad stuff happened; the number then was what seemed an […]

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The Californication of Bend

September 22, 2016
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The Californication of Bend Sort of a catchy headline? And the title of a recent article in our local paper, The Bulletin. Surely one of the dumbest pieces I’ve seen in all my years here. While I sometimes whine about traffic at the Reed Market roundabout or the lift lines at Mt. Bachelor on a […]

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The Bend Market . . . Scary or Sustainable?

August 23, 2016
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Dog Days of Summer “Dog days of summer” in Bend . . .  images of pet parades through downtown, hotdogs and small town wood bat baseball (The Elks) at Vince Genna stadium, floating the Deschutes on a hot afternoon, a frosty IPA at Cascade Lakes Brewery, or a quick, uncrowded nine at Pronghorn . . […]

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Is The Bend Market Finally Softening?

August 1, 2016
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Is the Bend Market Softening? It’s summer time in Bend (just check the photos above and below) . . . talk on the street and whispers in the the offices of various Bend brokerages hint that the Bend real estate market is softening a bit–suffering from a too quick price escalation and lack of satisfactory […]

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“Bend Sucks . . . Don’t Move Here”

June 23, 2016
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Bend Sucks . . . Don’t Move Here The bumper stickers are available online at eBay and Amazon; locally, they can be found at Newport Market. Obviously, the Bend real estate market thinks otherwise! Bend Doesn’t Suck The market continued on its roll in May. We saw the purchase of 245 homes . . . […]

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Ping Pong Tables Still Selling Well in Bend

May 19, 2016
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But, for now, with more than half of Bend residents being born in another state, there’ll be no quick end to our in-migration story. And the beat goes on . . .

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What’s the Fastest Growing Town In California?

April 14, 2016
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March in Bend The Bend real  estate market performed just about as pundits expected in March. No real excitement (no visit from Trump; the Kim Kardashian rumor turned out to be false). The skiing and surfing were superb; town seemed full of Easter and spring break revelers, locals, and, most fortuitously, some rather serious buyers. […]

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Trump To Visit Bend?

March 21, 2016
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Trump in Bend? Yes, it’s a bogus subject line designed to draw the reader in and maybe liven things up a bit. Just like the urban legend perpetuated circa 2005 about Trump’s purported statement on Larry King Live, “Bend Oregon is the best place to invest.” I just wanted to see how many folks would […]

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The Bend Market is Stagnant

February 29, 2016
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After a stellar 2015, January  in Bend real estate performed just about as anticipated . . . the Bend market is stagnant.  Continuing issues with lack of available inventory (just 403 homes on the market . . . the lowest number since 2011) and the dearth of affordable product hindered sales volume. 162 Homes Sold […]

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Bend Oregon Homes

January 25, 2016
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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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“Everybody Wants To Live In Bend . . .”

January 13, 2016
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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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