Monthly Archives: July 2012

(SOLD 8/31/2012 $160,000) Bend’s Best Buys – 326 SW McKinley $149,900

(SOLD 8/31/2012 $160,000) Terrific location on the west side of town, perched above the Old Mill District. Located only a few homes in from top of the trail that connects the Old Mill to the Bluffs townhomes. This cottage sits on a large lot, among newer homes in a wonderful neighborhood. The home has an […]

Oregon Foreclosure Avoidance Mediation Program

Published: Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 7:44 PM By Elliot Njus, The Oregonian Senate Bill 1552 took effect on July 11, 2012, which means that Oregon homeowners who slip into default or fall behind on their mortgage payments will now have the right to meet in person with their loan servicer and a mediator to explore alternatives […]

Bank of America Offers Preapproved Price Short Sales

Bank of America is currently my favorite lender to work with. They have taken a proactive approach to foreclosure avoidance and one of the alternatives they offer is a Cooperative Short Sale. I recently closed one of these and it was one of the smoothest short sale transactions I’ve ever had. The Coop Short Sale […]

Multiple Offers Return

By Steve Cook  RISMEDIA, Monday, July 09, 2012 Record tight inventories are making it increasingly difficult for growing numbers of buyers, who are creating multiple-bid environments in markets that haven’t seen buyers battle over homes in six years. Buyers are back but sellers aren’t, especially in Western markets recovering from large volumes of foreclosures. The […]

Home Sales Up 12% From Last Year

From 7/5/12 During the 30-day sales period ending July 5, approximately 211,000 homes were sold in 98 of the top 100 metropolitan statistical areas, research firmDataQuick said Thursday. Sales overall rose 12% from the same period a year earlier and 10.6% from 2009 levels. Home prices also went up with the median price hitting […]

Second Homes in Bend – Points West Townhomes

Bend has been a popular destination for vacation homes/second homes for years but now that prices have come down so much, it is especially enticing. Roughly half of my buyer clients this year have been looking for a second home in Bend. Many of them know exactly what they’re looking for, down to the specific […]