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By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
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Bend Home Sales Are Breaking RecordsThe Bend single family residential sales trends that we saw in July continued into August with record breaking prices, low inventory levels, and a large uptick in pending sales contracts greatly impacting the Bend real estate market.  Lack of inventory remains ...

By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
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Luxury Home Buyers Have Found Bend Oregon We have been tracking Bend real estate sales for decades, but the summer of 2020 has provided for high end home sales that have never been seen before in the Bend market. High end homes have been part of Bend real estate since the early part of last centu...

By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
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Bend Home Sales in July AmazingWe have been involved with Central Oregon real estate sales since 2000, and despite the boom and bust years, 2020 has proven, year to date, to be among the most phenomenal years we have ever seen - with July the pinnacle so far.Ask any Bend real estate agent what is...

By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
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Ever since coming out from the housing recession, the value of Bend single family homes on less than an acre has increased. From an average sales price of $230,000 in spring of 2011, Bend home values have gone up to exceed $547,000 June 2020.  During the same time, the months of inventory have d...

By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
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The June 2020 MLS figures have been published and it is clear that a lack of inventory is greatly impacting Bend home sales. Ever since coming out of the great recession, we have been in a seller's market with less than six months supply of homes.  However, despite the Covid-19 pandemic (or perha...

By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Grants Pass, OR)
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Joni Mitchell paints a lovely picture of idealism versus reality when she wrote the song; Both Sides Now.  Some of us look at clouds with such wonder and optimism... like ice cream castles in the air.  Others look at clouds as blocking the sun; raining and snowing on everyone.  Recently, I had a ...

By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
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The first full month of the Covid-19 pandemic impacted Bend single family homes with sales significantly down over the same month in 2019. Some buyers lost jobs which in turn kept them from qualifying for their mortgage. In other cases, sellers took their homes off the market not feeling confiden...

By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
Comments 5
Mortgage rates have dipped to a record low for the second time in as many months since the Covid-19 pandemic began.  The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped to an average of 3.23% during the week ending April 30, a decrease of 10 basis points from the previous week, according to Freddie Mac. This...

By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
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Culture is a paramount piece of the Central Oregon community. During this temporary shut down it may feel like our community is losing its culture, but this situation is just challenging us to build something new. Here at Bend Premier Real Estate, we see the affects that COVID-19 is having on our...

By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
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Jackson's Corner Offers Two Great Date Night Meals Date night is such an important part of relationships. It's time that is actively allocated to spend with those that bring joy to your life. Don’t let this quarantine dull your connection. Whether it's making a meal at home together, or dining to...

By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
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Miyagi Ramen Has Great Food at Great PricesIn our ongoing effort to support local restaurants which are struggling during the Covid-19 restrictions, Bend Premier Real Estate Brokers are focusing on Miyagi Ramen this week.Located in the Box Factory on Industrial Way near the Old Mill Shopping Cent...

By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
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Need a Caffeine Fix Today? During this quarantine it is essential to practice CDC safety guidelines, but does that mean your coffee options are restricted? Definitely NOT! Below are a few coffee establishments in Bend that are still open for take-out and bean orders. Help support local businesse...

By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Grants Pass, OR)
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It's not often that we experience the luxury of time standing still.  The COVID-19 pandemic has provided a glimpse of what the world feels like on pause.  Is it a blessing, or a curse?  Or perhaps both?!Our family experienced a very personal pause 1.5 years ago when my hubby was diagnosed with a ...

By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
Comments 3
Adopt a Bend Oregon Restaurant - This Week Chomp ChompWe love Bend! Part of the Bend culture is the variety of places to eat and socialize. With all of Bend's restaurants shut down and only open for take out due to Covid-19 restrictions, we need to support them however possible.  Each week Bend P...

By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
Comments 3
Central Or Real Estate Sales Feeling Impact of Covid-19 PandemicThe March 2020 real estate trends have been published and they reflect both the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and the closings from strong February home sales. Central Oregon schools shut down Friday, March 13th and stay at home bec...

By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
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Great To Go Food in Bend OregonIf you are anything like us, we have been very sad about not being able to go out to our favorite restaurants during this quarantine. However, this just means we have been changing our focus from dine-in opportunities to the best "To Go" locations in Band! Last week...

By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
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Bessie Butte is a Little Known Bend Hike Just a short drive east on China Hat Road in SE Bend you can find Bessie Butte. A quick 1.5 mile round trip, the hike has 500 feet elevation gain and easy access. Although not as well known or used as Pilot Butte, Bessie Butte is a great hiking option and ...

By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
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Bend Oregon Home Sellers Have Options - Use Matterport 3D to Tour Virtually In this never before seen world with the coronavirus pandemic changing how we live our lives, having options on how buyers can tour a home is invaluable. At Bend Premier Real Estate, we invested as a brokerage in Matterpo...

By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Grants Pass, OR)
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As new information continues to evolve regarding the Coronavirus, so does the need to address potential health issues that impact the real estate industry.  Some states have created a Coronavirus Addendum, addressing the need for escrow extensions due to unforeseen delays.  Some real estate broke...

By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Grants Pass, OR)
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I've often said... character doesn't shine when things are going hunky-dory.  Who needs refining around the edges when business is booming, money is plentiful, love is ever abounding, and toilet paper is in huge supply?  Everyone, said no one!Character SHINES when the $#IT hits the fan!Are you gr...

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