Bend, OR Real Estate News

By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
If you are looking for the perfect place to cast a fly Hosmer Lake may be the end of your search. Hosmer Lake is 160 acres of water that is surrounded by peaceful beauty. Depth is only 8 to 10 feet in most places, but the water is cold even in the middle of summer, it is not unusual to find snow on the banks even in June or early July.Hosmer produces some of the most fun fly fishing in Central Oregon. There is a strict catch and release law for any Atlantic Salmon - but you are allowed 5 Brook Trout per day if they are over 8" in length. Although Hosmer is known for fly fishing I find that it is the perfect place to head out in a kayak. The beauty of this lake is beyond what most people will ever experience. You have spectacular views of many of the peaks of the Cascade Mountains. You w...
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By Valerie Baldwin, Harvey, Gresham Oregon Real Estate
(John L. Scott Sandy)
Are you thinking about buying or selling in the Bend, Oregon area?  Contact Kelli Fronabarger!  Kelli is a Broker with Bend River Realty.  You can search the MLS from her website.  Want to learn about buying and selling Bend Oregon Real Estate? Check out Kelli's Real Estate Blog.  You may ask, "what is so great about Bend"?  Here is your answer.  Kelli Fronabarger is your choice for Bend Oregon Real Estate.Contact Kelli Fronabarger:To reach me at the office, try: 1-541-322-0224To reach me on my cell, try:    1-541-419-6300To reach me at my home, try:  1-541-617-8919  My mailing address is:Kelli V . FronabargerBend River Realty230 SE 3rd StreetBend, Oregon 97702 OR Email me at FroneyK@aol.com
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By Rita Taylor, Sanford NC Real Estate - Homes for Sale in Sanford North Carolina
(None)
Kelli Fronabarger is a Realtor with Bend River Realty in Bend, Oregon.  Kelli is a  Bend Oregon Real Estate specialist and enjoys showing clients all the beautiful sights in the area.  Kelli moved to Bend, Oregon in 1987, the same year she received her real estate license. With beautiful sights like Mount Bachelor, it is easy to see why Bend is a great place to live.  Kelli's website offers information about Bend, OR, where you can find out about local recreational like skiing, hiking, hunting, and fishing.  Cultural opportunities include festivals, restaurants, and local shops. If you are looking for property in Bend or Central Oregon, view Kelli's Search for Bend Property page.  Home buyers can also use Kelli's website to find out about Bend Schools.  Kelli includes the hours and lin...
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By Ashley Drake Gephart
(Drake Intel Group)
Bend Oregon Real EstateWhat does Albuquerque, NM and Bend, Oregon have in common? Well, at first I would have answered nothing. But after researching Bend online I found out how wrong I was. Bend Oregon is located in the High Desert of Central Oregon surrounded by mountains. Wow, that sounds a lot like Albuquerque! Unlike Albuquerque, Bend is home to many local lakes. All this beautiful topography makes this an excellent location for all you outdoor enthusiasts. Bend Oregon also hosts a "Balloons over Bend" with a night glow. I could still be talking about Albuquerque. If indoor activities are more your style, Bend is also home to great shopping and restaurants.  Ready to move to Bend Oregon? Then a great resource is Kelli Fronabarger with Bend River Realty. Her Bend Oregon real estate...
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By Kelli Fronabarger, Realtor - Bend Oregon
(Bend River Realty Inc.)
I am honored to be one of the judges for the What Makes a House a Home Contest by Colleen Kulikowski and I have to say, the competition so far is great. The posts are excellent and the decision will not be an easy one. My post is not about Bend or a childhood memory of grandma's house but it is about something I think most people will agree is equally important. What really makes a house a home? I'm going to put my own little spin on this and ask you, could a tent be a home? How about a cardboard box? Maybe a boxcar or the back of a car? I guarantee that all of these are someone's home tonight.When we think of a home, we often think of the typical...three bedroom ranch style on a few acres, nice condo in the city, two-story farm house in Iowa, top floor suite in New York City...but what...
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By Wayne McMullan, Quinte Real Estate
(Royal LePage ProAlliance Realty)
Located at the eastern foothills of the Cascade Mountains, Bend Oregon offers some of the most scenic parts of the state.  It's home to over 75,000 people with a great economy and terrific recreational activities. Sound like a great place to live? Well it is and the one person to help you find a home is Kelli Fronabarger! Kelli is your #1 Real Estate source who can assist you with your real estate needs.Kelli will help you find your next home in Bend Oregon and the surrounding area using all her resources including the local MLS®. Need information about the local schools, Kelli can help. Need information about the Bend Region, Kelli can help. So if Bend Oregon is the location you would like to live, be sure to give Kelli Fronabarger the opportunity to find the right home for you and you...
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By Randy Vance
(Alliance Capital Group)
 "IT'S BEEN TWO MONTHS AND I'VE ALREADY HAD THE SELLERS EXTEND THE CLOSING DATE THREE TIMES.  IT NEVER SEEMS LIKE THIS HOUSE IS GOING TO CLOSE.  I TRIED THIS MORTGAGE BROKER WHO SWORE WE WOULD CLOSE ON TIME, ON TIME WAS LAST MONTH.  IT FEELS LIKE I AM GETTING THE RUN-AROUND, NEW MYSTERIOUS CONDITIONS FROM THE UNDERWRITER, MY PHONE ISN'T RINGING, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A LOT OF MONEY HERE." I'VE NEVER BEEN A REAL ESTATE AGENT, BUT I HAVE BEEN IN THE BUSINESS LONG ENOUGH TO KNOW THAT ANY SEASONED VETERAN HAS HAD THIS HAPPEN TO THEM.  YOU GO WITH A BROKER YOUR COLLEAGUE SUGGESTED, HE'S CHEAP AND DESPERATE FOR THE WORK, AND DOES ALL THE SONG AND DANCE.  WELL, SOMETIMES CHEAP IS A MISTAKE YOU END UP PAYING FOR.  EVER HAD A CHEAP COFFEE?  IT'S BITTER, NO FOAM, AND NEVER TASTES THE SAME TWICE.  U...
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By Kelli Fronabarger, Realtor - Bend Oregon
(Bend River Realty Inc.)
Sun Meadow is a newer subdivision is SE Bend in beautiful Central Oregon. This Pahlisch home community features a community pool, park and picnic areas. These craftsman style homes are currently averaging $430,000 or $175/sq.ft. with an expected 90 days on market. Sun Meadow is conveniently next to R.E. Jewell Elementary School in a family oriented neighborhood. For more information on Sun Meadow or any other Central Oregon real estate, please feel free to give me a call.       Kelli Fronabarger- Bend Oregon Real Estate ExpertBend River Realty- Broker(541) 419-6300, (541) 322-0224
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By Kelli Fronabarger, Realtor - Bend Oregon
(Bend River Realty Inc.)
This SE Bend subdivision is located off Parrell Road and has some beautiful homes available. These Craftsman style homes are beautiful situated on large city lots. MLS stats show an average sales price of $399,000 and an expected 51 days on market. This subdivision is not quite built out yet but is over 90% completed and is located just west of R.E Jewell Elementary School.Please call me for more information on Stonehaven or any other Bend, Oregon real estate. Bend River Realty- Broker (541) 419-6300, (541) 322-0224               Kelli Fronabarger- Bend, Oregon Real Estate Expert                   
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By Kelli Fronabarger, Realtor - Bend Oregon
(Bend River Realty Inc.)
Centennial Glen is a brand new subdivision in SE Bend. These traditional style homes are situated on .10 acre lots and are priced between 325-350,000 depending on features. This subdivision is currently in the last stages of construction with about 18 lots left. Within walking distance of Outback Steakhouse, Quizno's, McDonald's , Carl Jr's and Burger King as well as Bend Area Transit bus stops. Situated just minutes from shopping, dining and the Old Mill District of Bend.  For more information on Centennial Glen or any other Central Oregon real estate, please give me a call.  Kelli Fronabarger- Bend Oregon Real Estate Expert  Bend River Realty- Broker(541) 419-6300, (541) 322-0224
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By Kelli Fronabarger, Realtor - Bend Oregon
(Bend River Realty Inc.)
Welcome Home to Copper Springs. This delightful SE Bend, Oregon subdivision is built out with Craftsman style homes. Wonderful views and close to elementary school, shopping and more. MLS Stats show only two homes sold in the past year so Copper Springs homeowners tend to stay. Those home sales averaged $289,500 or 193/sq.ft and 72 days on the market.  For more information on Copper Springs or any other Bend, Oregon Real Estate- give me a call. Kelli Fronabarger- Bend, Oregon RealtorBend River Realty- Broker(541) 419-6300, (541) 322-0224 
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By Kelli Fronabarger, Realtor - Bend Oregon
(Bend River Realty Inc.)
I was saddened to learn of the loss of Vince Genna this week. He certainly contributed greatly to this community of Bend and he will be fondly remembered here, for many reasons.Though I live here now, I didn't always. Many years ago, I lived outside of Eugene. It was there that I met Vince's grand-daughter Beth. We went to school together and became the best of friends. More often than not, I was a regular at the Genna home and I was fortunate enough to attend many vacations and get togethers with their family. I remember meeting Vince on more than one occasion, though I was just a young girl at the time. I remember his smile and the love he had for his grandchildren. Seems like just yesterday but sadly it's been about 25 years ago now. No amount of time will erase the cherished memorie...
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By Kelli Fronabarger, Realtor - Bend Oregon
(Bend River Realty Inc.)
Per the Bend Bulletin- April 4th, 2007 EditionTyler Eklund was excelling as a young snowboarder, preparing to compete in a national championship during his first season of competitive boarding.But the 14-year-old Bend boy's burgeoning career was cut tragically short Sunday, when he fell during a practice run for the USA Snowboard Association National Championships, being staged this week at Northstar at Tahoe resort in Truckee, California.Eklund, born and raised in Bend, suffered a broken vertebra in his neck and as of late Tuesday was paralyzed from the neck down, according to Hans Hibbard, Eklund's coach and snowboarding director for the Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation.Tyler is currently not able to breathe on his own and is hospitalized in Reno, Nevada. A fund has been estab...
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By Kelli Fronabarger, Realtor - Bend Oregon
(Bend River Realty Inc.)
Welcome to Desert Skies. This newer subdivision consists of craftsman style homes built between 2004-2006. The 2-story homes are situated on nice lots averaging 5200 sq.ft. or better. You can find 3, 4, and even 5 bedroom homes here with prices ranging from 350 -470K. MLS stats show an average of $394,900.00 with 133 days on market. This very popular and family- oriented subdivision is located in SE Bend, between Pettigrew Rd. and SE 27th Street and is close to schools, parks, and shopping. For more information on Desert Skies or any other Central Oregon Real Estate, please call or visit my website www.kellisellsquick.com.  Kelli Fronabarger- Bend Oregon Real Estate Expert    Bend River Realty- Broker(541) 419-6300, (541) 322-0224                                                         ...
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By Kelli Fronabarger, Realtor - Bend Oregon
(Bend River Realty Inc.)
This Central Oregon neighborhood is brand new ! The cottage style homes feature Tutor-style exteriors with many interior extras. This subdivision is located in SE Bend. Home prices are currently from the low to mid 300K's and lots are just over 4000 square feet. This subdivision is close to everything and has 2 daycare facilities very close by. Construction is under way now ! ! Call me to get more information on Reed Pointe or any other Central Oregon Real Estate or visit my website at www.kellisellsquick.com.  Kelli Fronabarger- Bend Oregon Real Estate Expert Bend River Realty- Broker(541) 419-6300, (541) 322-0224 
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By Kelli Fronabarger, Realtor - Bend Oregon
(Bend River Realty Inc.)
Located east of Bend, this Central Oregon subdivision is built out with homes ranging from 2-7 years old. This is a quality family neighborhood with average prices of $445,000, or $216/sq.ft. Homes do occasionally come up for sale but tend to go quicky with an average of 73 days on market. This subdivision is within minutes of shopping, dining, and schools and also offers fantastic Cascade Mountain views.For more information on Hollow Pine Estates or any other Central Oregon real estate, please feel free to give me a call or visit my website at www.kellisellsquick.com. Kelli Fronabarger- Bend Oregon Real Estate ExpertBend River Realty- Broker(541) 419-6300, (541) 322-0224                   
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By Kelli Fronabarger, Realtor - Bend Oregon
(Bend River Realty Inc.)
Gardenside is located off 27th Street in East Bend in beautiful Central Oregon. This neighborhood is still being built and features craftsman style homes. According to the local MLS, the average home is 2000 square feet averaging 176 days on market with a sales price of $314,500. The community also has it's own park. There are townhomes available here as well in the $230,000 price range.         Contact me with your questions about Gardenside or any other real estate in Central Oregon. Kelli Fronabarger-Bend Oregon Real Estate ExpertBend River Realty- Broker(541) 419-6300, (541) 322-0224
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By Kelli Fronabarger, Realtor - Bend Oregon
(Bend River Realty Inc.)
As published on the Oikos Green Building Source site, Central Oregon has received the prestigious National Green Building Award for single-family custom home building. This is the second year in a row that Central Oregon has won this award.    Green Building News January 2006   News ArchivesJanuary 23, 2006 Earth Advantage® Builder Wins Gold for National Energy Efficiency AwardEarth Advantage builder SunTerra Homes Inc., of Bend, Oregon, has been awarded one of the most prestigious awards the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) presents at their annual International Builders' Show. Sunterra's home has won the top-tier level, Gold, for the NAHB's EnergyValue Housing Award (EVHA) in the custom built, cold climate category. Not only has this home achieved a high level of energy ef...
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
This is the follow up to the blog Buyer Deceived Because Agent Needed Commission comments are still being posted, thank you. Later that same day I bit the bullet called my Principal Broker who was tied up in meetings. I know the other Principal Broker so, I made the call, told him about the conversation, and explained how it bothered me to know this was happening.His reply - Buyer beware!I almost hung my license at that company before I interviewed where I am - boy did I make the right decision. Of course what he says to me and does about it are two different things. But he now knows.In Oregon we are all Brokers and so we carry more responsibility of our own actions than we did as Sales People or Associates. The other agents Principal Broker did not impress me when I interviewed with hi...
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