Monthly Archives: January 2009

Bend Home Values – 2008 Year In Review

Today was a day for statistics, a class I didn’t particularly enjoy in college. Real estate statistics are a breath of fresh air compared to epidemiological statistics. How is the Bend real estate market? Well, that depends on whether you are a buyer or a seller. If you’re a buyer, our inventory is still high […]

Bend’s Best Buys – West Side Craftsman $189,000

        Short Sale – Newly remodeled Craftsman on Bend’s west side features hardwood, slate and tile floors. This home is a single level with a loft, vaulted living room, updated kitchen with Mexican tile, and has a fully fenced backyard. Home most recently sold in 2006 for $355,000!  This home is a 3 bedroom/2 bath, 1766 […]

Pronghorn Named #1 Golf Community in America

Pronghorn was recently recognized as America’s finest golf community by Travel + Leisure Golf in the annual “America’s Top 100 Golf Communities” issue. Sunriver Resort was also included in the list of America’s Top 100 Golf Communities. Sunriver and Pronghorn were the only 2 courses in Oregon to make the list. Editors at Travel + Leisure […]

Will You Save Money By NOT Using a Buyer’s Agent?

If someone calls me directly about the house and they are not working with an agent, if they like the home enough to make an offer, I also become the buyer’s agent. It’s called dual agency. The seller is still going to pay the 6% commission but instead of splitting it between 2 agents, they pay me the entire 6%. So the seller is not saving any money, therefore there is no savings to pass on to you.

Tremendous values at Centennial Glen

I had coffee with the builder of Centennial Glen the other day and learned that they have reduced the prices substantially on their remaining homesites. Centennial Glen is a 59 lot subdivision off of Reed Market in southeast Bend that offers a convenient close-in location with easy access to the Old Mill District, the Bend Parkway and […]

December 2008 Real Estate Statistics

There were slightly more pending sales and sales in December compared to November. The majority of home sales continue to fall in the $200,000 – $300,000 range. Not a single home sold over $600,000. View the complete statistics here: December 2008 Home Sales