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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“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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