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 Brand new, energy efficient light and bright home in great location. Easy walk to downtown Bend, Drake Park, Newport Market. High end finishes include quartz countertops, custom cabinets by Brian’s Cabinets with soft close drawers and doors, solid core interior doors, energy star stainless appli...
09/15/2018
The Beacon Report came out this last week with figures for Bend and Redmond real estate.  We did a recap of the graph data and came up with some interesting numbers on Redmond.  As housing has been unaffordable for much of the work force in Bend, people are moving to other cities and commuting (s...
09/10/2016
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I heard of a recent deal where some buyers purchasing their first home with a conventional loan got a surprise two weeks before closing.  Their financing was approved, home inspection had been done and minor repairs made by seller, appraisal was ordered and done, appraisal came in at value, but w...
06/21/2016
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I came across this website about a different type of tiny home -larger than your typical tiny home on wheels.  They are bigger and cost a lot less.  They are an evolving project among architecture students and cost less than $20,000 to build.  Here is the link to the website for this project: htt...
04/26/2016
 If any of you have buyers for a beautiful lakefront home in Oregon, please consider this one.  My son is the listing agent and I am spreading the word.LISTING ON BEAUTIFUL OCHOCO RESERVOIR! MLS#201602629 3b/2b 2000 sq ft lake house/vacation rental with private dock on 1 acre. Also has a 2600 sq ...
04/12/2016
In my readings today, I came across an interesting article on affordable housing proposals for Palo Alto, CA.The City Council voted to study housing subsidies for the middle class, defined as families earning $150-$250k per year.  The target area would be downtown units where people could be car-...
03/24/2016
I got curious and did some research and there are several such temporary email outfits.  Apparently they can be used as protection for when you are asked to provide an email address at a website and don't want to give your own - under the guise of protecting you against spammers.  I have had no t...
03/08/2016
According to our local news station KTVZ, the Bend City Council is leaning towards relaxing ADU (additional dwelling unit) development restrictions which apparently can be more stringent than those for building a single family residence.  I think this is ridiculous.   First of all, the downtown B...
01/21/2016
Things are still looking good.  According to my broker's January newletter figures: $325,000 Median Price (up from Dec)$174 Median Price Per Sq Ft (down from Dec)210 Total Residential Sales (Way up from Dec)2 Months of Current Inventory (same, no change)91 Median Days on Market (down from Dec) Co...
01/19/2016
The tiny home movement seems to be gaining momentum in recent years, but not what I would expect.  The typical models are under 200 s.f. on wheels as opposed to being a permanent structure with infrastructure. I found that it is difficult to find a place to park these other than maybe some very r...
01/05/2016
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