“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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“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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Too much turkey?

December 12, 2015
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Too much turkey? Too much turkey, or maybe too much funky weather . . . whatever the reason, the most recent look at  the Bend real estate market did not paint as rosy a picture as in months past. Hard to say if it’s an aberration, merely a bit of a seasonal adjustment, or a […]

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Elk in Bend Oregon

December 4, 2015
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Elk in Bend There’s still a bit of snow on the ground (I wish there were more!) from last week’s storm . . . I’ve been working pretty hard, patiently  trying to train my master. You know, the general obedience stuff . . . walking on a leash, staying, not rushing through doors, not acting […]

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HENRY’s (High Earners, Not Rich Yet) in Bend

November 19, 2015
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The Bend Real Estate Market Delving more deeply into the most recent statistics for the Bend real estate market, we see the emergence of a new subset of buyers. While the low end (under $200,000) has all but disappeared, and the “luxury” market remains unpredictable, the $500,000 to $800,000 price range has begun to offer […]

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Bend Real Estate . . . How’s The Market?

October 22, 2015
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September in Bend September, a wonderful time of year in Bend . . . the days are bright, the nights cool; everything is golden, and the summer’s tourists and traffic have abated (a bit!). A great time to be here! 226 sales, 2.9 months of inventory For the sixth month in a row, the 200 […]

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Bend’s Median Price Soars to $345,000

September 17, 2015
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August 2015 Bend’s median price soared to $345,000 in August! We haven’t seen a number like this since the halcyon days of 2007, when things topped out at an outlandish (and unsustainable) $396,000! 243 Residential Sales Things continued to be hectic in town . . . lots of people (prospective buyers!) and tons of activities. […]

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