Category Moving to Bend

Bend Real Estate Market Update Q2 2018

Bend, Oregon home values continue to rise. Compared to this time last year, the average sales price increased 9.25% to $495,369 and the median sales price increased 8.32% to $422,400. The most home sales occurred in the $300,000 – $399,999 price range with 430 closed transactions.

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Tips For Safely Floating the Deschutes River in Bend, OR

Yesterday was a gorgeous, sunny day so we went to Bend’s Whitewater Park to let my son try out his new kayak. As you would expect, it was crowded. Kids were splashing in the shallow water, kayakers and surfers were playing in the whitewater passage, and of course, folks on tubes, rafts, and all sorts of […]

Bend, OR is fastest growing city in the west

According to the latest Census data, Bend is now the fastest-growing big city on the West Coast with a population of 91,122. Anyone who has lived in Bend for 10 years or more has seen it first hand, and the issues that go along with it, such as traffic and land-use. According to an OPB story, […]

Bend Real Estate Market Update Q1 2018

Bend Real Estate Statistics Q1 2018 Welcome to our Bend Real Estate Market Update for the First Quarter of 2018. These statistics are for stick built homes on 1.0 acre or less in Bend zip codes 97701, 97702 and 97703 and do not include manufactured homes, condos, or townhomes. This report uses market data based […]

2018 Real Estate Forecast for Bend, OR

We attended the 2018 Bend Chamber of Commerce Real Estate Forecast Breakfast last week and the takeaway message was that for 2018, we can expect, well, more of the same. The keynote speaker this year was Paul Bishop, Vice President of Research at the National Association of Realtors (NAR). According to Dr. Bishop, nationally “prices […]

Which Neighborhoods Are Closest To Mountain Bike Trails?

Bend, Oregon is well known for its mountain bike trails. The Visit Bend website reports over 277 miles of singletrack with more being built every day. It makes sense that if you’re moving to Bend to enjoy the abundant outdoor recreation, you’d want to live close to it. Just which neighborhoods are closest to the […]

Bend, Oregon Named Best Multi-Sport Town by Outside Magazine

I just received the 40th Anniversary “Best Towns” issue of Outside Magazine and before opening it up, I asked my husband, “Where will Bend be?” It’s not even a question of will Bend, OR be on the list anymore, it’s where in the list will it be and for what reason? This year, Bend, Oregon […]