Monthly Archives: April 2011

Bend’s Best Buys – $489,000 on Awbrey Butte

This spacious Craftsman home in Awbrey Village is 3599 sq ft with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms on a 0.26 acre lot. The open great room has hardwood floors and a gas fireplace. The kitchen features large granite counters with tile backsplash, gas cooktop, and stainless appliances. The formal dining room has a built-in buffet. […]

MARS – Mortgage Assistance Relief Services

A new Federal Trade Commission rule requires real estate agents who negotiate short sales to make disclosures to consumers. The intent is to protect consumers from predatory foreclosure rescue companies that charge upfront fees for loan modifications or negotiation services. Many of these services turned out to be scams and many homeowners lost thousands of […]

One More Tool in My Short Sale Toolbox

I recently partnered with another Realtor who is offering a 3rd party short sale negotiating service. I have always done the negotiating myself, which included spending hours on the phone and sending countless emails while trying to show property and take care of clients. You would think 2100 cell phone minutes per month would be […]

Real Estate Transfer Tax Defeated

The bill that would have allowed real estate transfer taxes has failed in the Oregon legislature. House Bill 2518 would have allowed local governments to impose multiple taxes on property transactions but the House Committee on Business and Labor did not take any action on the bill before a self-imposed April 21st deadline, which means […]

(SOLD) Bend’s Best Buys – $319,000 The Parks at Broken Top

(SOLD 5/27/2011 for $325,000) This fabulous turn-key home in The Parks features 4 bedrooms/3 baths, and 2349 square feet. The great room floor plan has an office/bedroom and bath on the main level and master suite, 2 additional bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. The kitchen features granite countertops, stainless appliances, and a large pantry. The […]