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Oregon Senate Approves Statewide Rent Control

2/12/2019 By Elliot Njus | The Oregonian/OregonLive The Oregon Senate on Tuesday approved a proposal for a first-of-its-kind statewide rent control policy, as well as new restrictions on evictions without cause. Senate Bill 608 now heads to the Oregon House, where it’s expected to have an equally friendly reception. With the bill’s expected passage, Oregon would […]

Adding an ADU to your property in Bend, OR

An accessory dwelling unit, or ADU, is a small dwelling unit on a property that already contains a single-family dwelling as the primary use. The ADU may be attached to or detached from the main single-family dwelling. ADUs are often called “mother-in-law apartments” or “granny flats”. They can provide rental income for the property owner […]

Bend Chamber Real Estate Forecast 2016

The BrundageSmith team attended the Bend Chamber Real Estate Forecast Breakfast that took place on April 20, 2016 this year. The overall outlook seemed to be one of optimism. The big question was how our current growth compares to that of 2005 – 2007 and whether or not we’re heading towards another bust. When comparing the growth of the Bend real estate market […]

Bend Real Estate Market Update – 2014 Recap

Bend, Oregon home values continue to rise. Compared to this time last year, market-wide, the average sales price increased 8.46% to $344,650 and the median sales price increased 7.77% to $289,900.

Oregon foreclosure filings drop in September as new rules take effect

…foreclosures in the state’s largest seven counties have fallen by 42 percent from a year ago and 80 percent from a month earlier month.

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 […]

Oregon Supreme Court rules that MERS can initiate nonjudicial foreclosure proceedings

In two closely watched cases, the high court ruled that creditors using an electronic mortgage registry don’t have to publicly record the ownership history of a trust deed in order to take advantage of the nonjudicial foreclosure process the Legislature created in 1959.

Introducing Architect Brandon Olin

If you read my blog regularly you know that I love modern architecture. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Brandon Olin, Architect with Olin Architecture, to learn more about him and his business. Brandon has returned to Bend after working in Seattle for a number of years and he couldn’t be more excited. He didn’t waste any time jumping into the market and recently designed a house in River’s Edge Village that was built by Bright Oak Homes. You can view photos HERE. It was a spec home and is already under contract.

12 Steps to Winterize Your Home

Although we have recently been enjoying beautiful fall weather in Bend, Oregon, colder days are right around the corner.  We’re already seeing temperatures dip into the 30’s and even 20’s at night. Paul Bianchina, a contractor and author, has some great tips to help you get your Bend, Oregon home ready to weather the winter […]