Monthly Archives: April 2010

Short Sale Pitfalls

Having been on the buying and selling side of numerous short sales, I’ve encountered many things that can derail a short sale transaction. While many of these will be beyond your control, it’s good to be aware of them before you list your home as a short sale or pursue a short sale as a buyer.

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Northwest Crossing in Top 10 Green Built Neighborhoods

Natural Home just published a top 10 list of its favorite eco-friendly, energy-efficient communities in the nation.  If there’s anything to note, it may be that the Pacific Northwest is ahead of the game when it comes to green planning and thoughtful communities. NorthWest Crossing in NW Bend ranked #3. From the NorthWest Crossing website: […]

East side vs. West side Bend

When talking about Bend, Oregon you’ll often hear people talk about the west side or the east side with Hwy 97 being the dividing line. The west side of Bend (particularly NW Bend) is trendier and more desirable to most people. One thing to remember is that many east side neighborhoods are still very close to the west side amenities.

Bend Real Estate Statistics March 2010

There are currently 1120 properties for sale in Bend, 185 contingent sales, 359 pending sales, and 178 homes sold in March. The median sales price in Bend is $205,500, up from $193,000 in February. Overall days on market for all sales was 162.  There are 85 bank owned homes for sale, 107 pending bank owned […]

National Open House This Weekend 4/10/10 – 4/11/10

This Saturday and Sunday I’ll be participating in the first annual REALTOR® Nationwide Open House Weekend, April 10- 11, 2010. This weekend is a collaboration between numerous state and local Realtor associations across the country. This event will provide home sellers with additional exposure for their homes and give potential home buyers the opportunity to view numerous homes […]