Explore Bend, OR

By Maria Peace, MBA, GRI
(THE BROKER NETWORK OF CENTRAL OREGON, LLC)
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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...

By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Real Estate Cafe LLC)
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My Magic Potion...  Seriously!

By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Real Estate Cafe LLC)
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From Trails to Ales... The New York Times has tagged Bend Oregon as one of the top 52 Places to Go in 2015.  It's no surprise the area attracts outdoor enthusiasts for its world-class skiing, biking, hiking, fishing and paddle boarding. But here's some facts you may not know...  Bend, Oregon has ...

By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Real Estate Cafe LLC)
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Thank-You's Matter!     This is a brilliant marketing video from Coca-Cola with a simple take-away message for all of us.  People matter.  Kindness matters.  Thank-you's matter.  Smiles are priceless.  Happy Sunday everyone!  Let's make someone else's day a little brighter =) 

By Team Birtola High Desert Realty
(Team Birtola High Desert Realty)
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Bend ranks on the USA Today Readers 10Best list!                           Chosen by readers of USA today and 10Best. Beer lovers of America have made their voices heard!  Bend came in number 4 for the “Best Beer Town” title. Here is the complete list of winners! Grand Rapids, Mich. Tampa Ashevil...

By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Real Estate Cafe LLC)
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There's something yummy going on in Bend, Oregon, and it's a screamin' BIG deal to the locals.  I'll let you in on a creamy little secret, if you promise not to call the police! It ain't your typical babe or BFF, but it rivals both, and it's name is Bonta!  It's the most wonderfully delicious ge...

By Team Birtola High Desert Realty
(Team Birtola High Desert Realty)
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Team Birtola Garmyn is Now a Part of Shark Tank Nation!   Bend, OR– Tune in to ABC’s Shark Tank premiering on Friday Sept. 26 at 8/7c to see Ruben Garmyn and Jim Birtola of Team Birtola Garmyn High Desert Realty side-by-side with real estate magnate Barbara Corcoran. Corcoran is Shark Tank’s resi...

By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Real Estate Cafe LLC)
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Certain things ignite my senses.  It could be the sun shining brightly on a cloudy day, or a daffodil reaching full bloom, or the smell of French bread baking in an oven.  I'm never lacking for things that make me smile.  Simple things speak to me.  Some more profoundly than others.   While on a...

By Team Birtola High Desert Realty
(Team Birtola High Desert Realty)
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Selling your home doesn't have to be a pain.... Are you considering selling your home? Do you want it sold now, in 6 months, in a year? Well, you have come to the right place! We can sell your home in the least amount of days for top dollar! To see what your home could sell for this fall, click t...

By Team Birtola High Desert Realty
(Team Birtola High Desert Realty)
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Reasons to Love Bend, Oregon     Oregon to most people is a far off distant land that never makes the news, gets by-passed on the weather channel, and has been the brunt of many Jeff Foxworthy jokes.  If you actually live in Oregon, especially Bend, you realize the beauty of the state and just h...

By Team Birtola High Desert Realty
(Team Birtola High Desert Realty)
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Dogs are important members of many households and families! During summer we tend to leave our homes for weekend trips and vacations! This is when dogs play an even more essential role in our lives! They become our constant companions, braving the heat, soaking up the sunshine, frolicking in the ...

By Team Birtola High Desert Realty
(Team Birtola High Desert Realty)
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        Are you ready to sell in the next 30 days....?   If so, great! Zillow recently introduced "Coming Soon" inventory *** ONLY TO THEIR PREMIER AGENTS LIKE US!!! ***   Home shoppers can search for and find properties that are not yet listed on the market, but expect to be listed for sale with...

By Team Birtola High Desert Realty
(Team Birtola High Desert Realty)
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4th Of July Festivities in Bend, Oregon!   When: July, 4th 2014 Hours: 8am-4pm Where: Downtown Bend in Drake Park Who: Anyone and Everyone Plus Pets!   Bend Pet Parade   Summer has officially begun in Central Oregon and what better way to celebrate than with the 4th of July festival in beautiful ...

By Team Birtola High Desert Realty
(Team Birtola High Desert Realty)
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Dash for Dads, Central Oregon Event | June 15th 2014   When: June 15th, 2014 Hours: 5k (9am) & 1k (9:15am) until 12pm Where: Race will begin at the Bend Pine Nursery Park. Who: Anyone is welcome to attend! Registration: $25.00 (5k - Includes t-shirt) $10.00 (1k) Who to Contact: Lyndsey H Contact ...

By Team Birtola High Desert Realty
(Team Birtola High Desert Realty)
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Bend Beer Camp 2014 Local Event When: June 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd Hours: All Day Event! Where: Check in at the Double Tree Cost: $1095 for single occupancy, $845 for double, $595 for day campers   The First Ever Bend Beer Camp  Located in beautiful Bend, Oregon—where we blend our fun, active, ...

By Lisa Broadwater, GRI, CDPE - Bend, Sisters, Tumalo, Redmond
(Cascade Sotheby's International Realty)
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Looks like the local residents aren't in agreement of how I should proceed with my latest property showing.    Original photograph of Canadian Geese exploring a property in Tumalo, Oregon, taken by Lisa Broadwater, Broker, GRI; Alpine Real Estate LLC, Bend, OR, 97701. 541-480-0987. All rights re...

By Dave Woodland, Your Bend, OR Friendly, Knowledgable Mortgage Professional
(Signet Mortgage)
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Gong Xi Fa Cai! And a Good Year For Real Estate Mortgage Rates!   I love that the Chinese characters for the greeting at lunar new year translate to nothing to do with the change of the calendar. If I have it right (from this site) the greeting is basically “Congratulations and wishing you prosp...

By Dave Woodland, Your Bend, OR Friendly, Knowledgable Mortgage Professional
(Signet Mortgage)
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Late on Election Eve and I thought I would try to get out the weekly newsletter with some tidbits on the week’s impact on real estate financing rates. (Side note, the clock has already moved to Tuesday on the East Coast prompting this tweet from @staypuft: November 6th, 2012. The best election d...

By Lisa Broadwater, GRI, CDPE - Bend, Sisters, Tumalo, Redmond
(Cascade Sotheby's International Realty)
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  Original photograph of last night's sunset in Tumalo, Oregon, the result of the Pole Creek Fire that is raging in the wilderness near Sisters. Photo taken by Lisa Broadwater, Broker, GRI; RE/MAX Revolution, 625 N. Arrowleaf Trail, Sisters, OR, 97759. 541-549-3333. All rights reserved and may n...

By Dave Woodland, Your Bend, OR Friendly, Knowledgable Mortgage Professional
(Signet Mortgage)
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The Bureau of Labor Statistics released their much anticipated Jobs Report on Friday. Click here for the full report. Responsible reporting agencies noted that fewer jobs were created (net) than were expected and that the unemployment rate dropped, but largely because of people choosing not to lo...

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