Monthly Archives: September 2013

7 Home improvement projects for $1000 or less

Americans still think buying a home is one of the best decisions they’ve ever made. Here are some ways to increase your home’s value and comfort for less than $1,000. We knew reports of the death of American home ownership were greatly exaggerated (nod to Mark Twain), and now we’ve got the numbers to prove it. A […]

Understanding your property taxes in Bend, Oregon

One of the questions I am frequently asked, particularly by home buyers moving to the area or 2nd home buyers, is “How are property taxes calculated?” My answer is usually, “It’s complicated.” Initially, it can be difficult to understand how Deschutes County property taxes are calculated. There’s the assessed value, maximum assessed value, real market […]