Bend, OR Real Estate News

By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
Yesterday I got a call from a Broker in another office and company, not an unusual thing, but the conversation was unusual. This broker has had her license longer than I, she has lived in our community for almost as long as I have, and her lack of knowledge down right scares me.She has a buyer that has an accepted offer on a lot, in a subdivision that is fairly popular. This broker has done a few transactions over the last couple years in this area and should know the zoning and area well.We all know what a RR10, FP, WA and LM are (in order they are Rural Residential, Flood Plain, Wildlife Area, Landscape Management). She has not added a due diligence contingency to the accepted offer, and each of the above are listed for zoning on the County Records for this property. Closing is a week...
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By Kelli Fronabarger, Realtor - Bend Oregon
(Bend River Realty Inc.)
                                                    BEND OREGON SCHOOL INFORMATION For most families moving to a new area, the quality of the schools is an important consideration. Having three daughters of my own, I am proud to say that Bend has EXCELLENT schools. The principals, teachers and support staff are all very vested in our children and work extremely hard to ensure that each child receives a QUALITY education. Bend is served by the Bend-LaPine School district  as well as several private schools. Please use the following links to get more information on the public, private and collegiate facilities available here.   Click here for information on the Bend-Lapine School District serving grades K-12.                                                                                 ...
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By Kelli Fronabarger, Realtor - Bend Oregon
(Bend River Realty Inc.)
                                                                                                                                                         WHAT IS SO GREAT ABOUT BEND, OREGON? Why is Bend being recognized across the United States as one of the best places to live? I hope I can enlighten you all to the beauty of this gem that is also my home. In my earlier post What's so GREAT about Bend, Oregon? Part 1.., I described some of the amazing recreation this area has to offer. In Part 2, I'd like to take a minute and tell you about what kind of community this is.I've lived all over. Big cities, little cities, country farm, and "somewhere in the middle". Bend is the best area I've ever lived in, hands down. Why, you ask? It's simple -THE QUALITY OF LIFE here. Bend is a very givin...
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By Kelli Fronabarger, Realtor - Bend Oregon
(Bend River Realty Inc.)
                                                                                WHAT IS SO GREAT ABOUT BEND, OREGON?        Why is Bend being recognized across the United States as one of the best places to live? I hope I can enlighten you all to the beauty of this gem that is also my home.  Recreationally, Bend and the surrounding areas have so much to offer.  Surrounded by mountains, Bend is located in Deschutes County in the High Desert of Central Oregon. The terrain is mostly desert with thousands of acres of protected USFS lands closeby. This provides for excellent HUNTING and FISHING. Deer, elk, antelope and turkey hunting are popular here and bring in many hunters from all over the U.S. The many local lakes offer an abundance of BOATING, FISHING, and WATER-SKIING opportunities. C...
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By Bob Cooper
(Principle Broker / Owner)
Media reports that the proverbial real estate "bubble" has burst is now an Urban Legend!The reality is what has been happening is housing prices are returning to some semblance of price"normalizing" resulting in a softening in home prices.  But this is a good thing, right?  Instead of the market being driven by Sellers in recent years, now it's the Buyer's turn to reap the rewards of a glut in listings...plus, riding on top of still single digit mortgage interest rates!  In some prime market areas (such as Bend, Oregon) we expect to see prices start rising again as Winter ebbs and Spring brings early tourists for late season snow skiing at Mt. Bachelor and Hoodo ski resorts, and fly fishermen start hitting the mountain lakes and lower rivers... and then there's the golfers hitting the l...
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
How many of our clients have pets?  I know a lot of mine are huge dog lovers, and with all the outdoor activities available in Central Oregon it is paradise for the pet and pet owner alike.  As Realtors do we provide pet information to our buyers?  Last night at around 10 p.m. our 12 week old black lab puppy Max got very sick.  Having lived here most of my life you would think I would know what services were available, but I didn't.  I called the vet that Max was scheduled to see for his shots and of course got voice mail.  The voice mail directed me to call Animal Emergency Center for after hours care, and I did.  The receptionist was very nice and we thought Max had some sort of blockage, most likely due to swallowing a rock.  Labs are notorious for playing with rocks, pine-cones and ...
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By Kelli Fronabarger, Realtor - Bend Oregon
(Bend River Realty Inc.)
     BEND, OREGONWith one of the highest growth rates in the state, Bend is fast becoming the city of choice for Central Oregon. Located in Deschutes County, Bend has a population of about 75,000. The city was supported for years from the timber industry and resulting mills. Within the last 20 years, it has become more of a destination and resort area, largely in part to the tremendous recreation offered here. From caving, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, rock climbing, rafting, golfing, camping as well as enjoying the beautiful scenery, Bend has it all. Not to mention the fantastic snowmobiling, downhill and cross country skiing available at the famed Mt. Bachelor. It would seem that a short drive in any direction leads you on a new adventure. Many newcomers flock to this area for the...
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By Glenda Crowell
(John L. Scott, Bend )
The beautiful and peaceful golf course community is well situated on the west-side of Bend. The 18 hole championship golf course is a private non-equity course. Home-sites are situated around the course. The clubhouse prominently stands near the community lake. Broken Top is gated although a neighboring section, The Parks at Broken Top is a beautiful non-gated section of the community. offering well appointed homes with recent sold prices ranging from $379,000 up to $939,000.
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By Bend River Realty
(Bend River Realty)
Bend River Realty was established in 2004 by a small group of well seasoned local agents. The company has tripled in the last 3 years and continues to experience growth. The managerial staff is currently designing a training and support program for new brokers (or not so new) to bring a higher level of comfort to the transition into real estate. The brokers with our company hail from many backgrounds and have varying talents leading to a well rounded mix. While some have a passion for those just beginning the home ownership process others are working luxury homes from every angle. Whether investing in commercial or residential, looking for a new home, a luxury home or a ranch in Central or Eastern Oregon we have an experienced broker to meet your needs. Call, email or stop by ~ we will ...
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
Buyers and Sellers in Central Oregon often ask this question the simplist answer is that anything from Spring River Rd (the road off HWY 97 to Sunriver) south to La Pine State Rec Park is called Three Rivers South - this is usually found by searching for property in Bend - one easy way to tell if you are turly looking at Bend or Three Rivers South is by the zip code - all of Three Rivers South uses the zip code 97707 - The market was a little slow in 2006 compared to past years with the exception of lots there were 326 lots that sold in this area in comparison to only 154 in 2005 - a total of 140 homes sold in this area.Three Rives South at one time ws referred to as South Bend, the neighborhoods that encompass the area are; Caldera Springs, Deschutes River Recreational Homesites, Fall ...
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By Glenda Crowell
(John L. Scott, Bend )
Real estate has maintained a prominent position in the news media during recent times and currently the reports are characteristically depicting downward trends and bubbles bursting. Many factors demand attention when determining true market direction. The prime lending rate is one major factor influencing whether money is spent and even how the money is spent. When the national average shows a decline in home sales and prices will this hold true for all areas? Or are some areas impervious to the pressures applied in an attempt to control inflation?David Fisher depicts a nonconforming area in a nationally released article, one seeming to refuse to follow the economic trend even to the point of maintaining gains over previous years. The article definitely shows a slowing of new building ...
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By Bob Cooper
(Principle Broker / Owner)
When I happened upon Active Rain - Real Estate Network, I lept on the opportunity to build my network.  After all BEING in Real Estate is much more than local listings and sales.  It is creating a broad-based network of respected professionals to share knowledge and experience...and hopefully giving and receiving Referrals of clients.When I research where our buyers come from, I try to locate top-rated Realtors in those metropolitan areas and after interviewing them we agree to post a hotlink on each other's personal web site as a qualified professional in their City or region.  If you are interested in this opportunity to venture beyond your office, then get in touch with me.  My web site is http://www.cocommunity.com/.  By the way, I'm in Central Oregon - and specifically Bend, OR.  B...
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