Monthly Archives: July 2009

Newly Listed – Green and Modern Home in NW Bend (SOLD)

(SOLD  for $755,000 on 12/28/09)  1495 NW Quincy Ave. recently hit the market and, sigh, I am in love. This green and modern home was built in 2007 and features 3 bedrooms/2.5 baths, 3992 sq. ft., and sits on a 0.32 acre lot in the West Hills of Bend. The main level has a great […]

Valhalla Heights Neighborhood in Bend, OR

Valhalla Heights is close to downtown and the Newport Ave. hub, which has coffee shops, restaurants, and Newport Market grocery store. It’s also very close to Shevlin Park, a mostly undeveloped park popular with hikers, joggers and mountain bikers because of the extensive trail system and Tumalo Creek, which runs through the heart of the park. The average lot size is roughly 0.25 acre (about 11,000 sq. ft.) and most homes are surrounded by mature Ponderosa Pines. Home prices in Valhalla Heights currently range from $259,000 – $525,000.

Bend Real Estate Statistics June 2009

To summarize, there are 1789 homes for sale, 236 contingent, 297 pending, and 158 homes sold in June. In the MLS, when I run the stats for more than one type of property (residential, multifamily, etc) it doesn’t allow me to choose a residential subtype (townhome, manufactured, etc.) and it automatically includes properties like time […]

The Lowest Priced Homes in Bend, Oregon

These are currently the lowest priced stick built homes (not manufactured) on the market in Bend. Some of them need repairs but others are move in ready. I mentioned the FHA 203K rehab loan in a previous post and some of these homes would be perfect candidates. For qualifying buyers, this particular loan allows you to finance […]

Include Remodeling Costs In Your Home Loan

With homes prices down, many people that couldn’t afford to purchase a home a few years ago can now. One of the challenges my clients and I are running into is a good majority of the homes in the $100,000 – $150,000 price range need a lot of work. When you can only afford to […]