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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Make America Great Again!

December 10, 2016
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November . . . Always an Interesting Month November 2016 will undoubtedly go down as one of the most memorable months in American History. We saw election results that defied belief (and the pollsters), and will have implications and repercussions for years to come. I apologize in advance for using the photo of this despicable […]

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16186 Vaqueros Way

November 28, 2016
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16186 Vaqueros Way There are now some great homes at Brasada Ranch, but few can compare to 16186 Vaqueros Way . . . a stunning multi-generational gathering place overlooking the signature 15th. fairway of the Brasada Canyons course, with a panoramic backdrop of the Cascade Range. The Early Days at Brasada Ranch In the early […]

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Life After Portugal . . . A Scary Halloween . . . The Election

November 12, 2016
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Life After Portugal Time to get back to business as usual, and the normal boring monthly report. A little sad, especially after last month’s hedonistic travelog. The Bend residential market continued its strong run in October . . . sales numbers were down just a bit (193), as was the median price ($370,000)–still impressive figures […]

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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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