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By Dave Woodland, Your Bend, OR Friendly, Knowledgable Mortgage Professional
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An update: Q2 GDP was released today with a disappointing increase to just 1.7% annual growth rate.  The Department of Commerce report and news release can be found by clicking here. As we reported on Monday, the expectation was for this revision of the June quarter number to get us up to about 2...

By Dave Woodland, Your Bend, OR Friendly, Knowledgable Mortgage Professional
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• It’s all about Jackson Hole - Bernanke and Draghi both • September is Europe’s month • Hints for the QE3 decision – Charts and GDP The past week we saw good progress in improving interest rates. The chart at the right shows the past 3 months of 10-yr Treasury yields. The month of July was all i...

By Dave Woodland, Your Bend, OR Friendly, Knowledgable Mortgage Professional
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• Rates have Moved But They Are Still Great 3.750% APR ! • Europe has Checked Out for the Month • Some Good Economic Data This Week • FOMC Meeting in September • Woodland Grandbaby! These have been a couple of tumultuous weeks in the fixed income markets and not because of the Olympics. Right be...

By Sandy and John Kohlmoos
(Cascade Sotheby's International Realty)
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  Not Your Daddy’s Golf Club   Blitz 2 The Barrel   Only in Bend Oregon would you have an event like the “Blitz 2 The Barrel”–a ball-busting mountain bike downhill featuring 35 professional riders (by invitation only), racing from Mt. Bachelor to the 10 Barrel Brewing Co. in downtown Bend, with $...

By Tarris Rogers, Bend Oregon Real Estate
(Cascade Sotheby's International Realty)
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Sun Meadow Bend Oregon Homes  Sales of homes in Sun Meadow have done well for 2014.  There are currently 5 Sun Meadow homes for sale and an additional 11 homes that have sold or are currently 'pending' sale.  Sun Meadow homes currently for sale are on average asking $143.93 a square foot.  The av...

By Tarris Rogers, Bend Oregon Real Estate
(Cascade Sotheby's International Realty)
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 Lava Ridges features Huge Assortment of Amenities for Homeowners   Lava Ridges is a residential subdivision created by Pahlisch Homes in Bend, Oregon.  Known for their quality build and attractive neighborhoods, Pahlisch Homes began building their reputation with the Lava Ridges community. Lava ...

By Tarris Rogers, Bend Oregon Real Estate
(Cascade Sotheby's International Realty)
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  BROKEN TOP HOMES FOR SALE SET TRENDS FOR BEND'S LUXURY REAL ESTATE MARKET.   Broken Top found its beginning in the early 1990’s.  From its inception, Broken Top was hailed as Bend’s premiere golf course community which featured a completely private golf course…a rarity in Central Oregon. Broken...

By Sandy and John Kohlmoos
(Cascade Sotheby's International Realty)
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2012 Pole Pedal Paddle Pole Pedal Paddle I don’t know about you, but yesterday I felt fat, old, and very lazy . . . all this because I was not one of the 2922 participants in this year’s “Pole Pedal Paddle.” The event, now in its 35th year, besides being one of the highlights of Bend’s social ca...

By Dave Woodland, Your Bend, OR Friendly, Knowledgable Mortgage Professional
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• Europe Votes for Shift from Austerity • Jobs Growth Pales • Impacts on Rates • Teen Tech Tips Before we go to Europe for the weekend’s surprise votes, let me just say sorry I missed you last week. The Woodland clan, all 11 and a half of us were together for a week in the Ocean Beach part of San...

By Sandy and John Kohlmoos
(Cascade Sotheby's International Realty)
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  Bend Oregon Real Estate . . . March 2012 by John and Sandy Kohlmoos Bend Home Sales . . . March 2012 The snow continued to fall in March (473″ to date at Mt. Bachelor), and homes in Bend continued to sell . . . 177 all told. That’s up an amazing 32% from the number of houses sold in Bend in Feb...

By Sandy and John Kohlmoos
(Cascade Sotheby's International Realty)
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  Central Oregon Golf Season Begins by John and Sandy Kohlmoos To paraphrase Mark Twain (yes, I know he never really said it), “The coldest winter I ever spent was  spring in Bend Oregon.” Golf Season in Bend Despite 15′ of snow at Mt. Bachelor (and more to come) and the recent postponement of nu...

By Sandy and John Kohlmoos
(Cascade Sotheby's International Realty)
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Elk in Bend Oregon by Mackie Elk in Bend I’ve been working pretty hard, patiently  trying to train my master. You know, the general obedience stuff . . . walking on a leash, staying, not rushing through doors, not acting too aggressively. We’ve attended group sessions together and opted for indi...

By Sandy and John Kohlmoos
(Cascade Sotheby's International Realty)
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  Bend Oregon Home Sales . . . February 2012 Bend’s Pending Sales Soar Big news in Bend Oregon real estate for the month of February was the soaring rate of pending home sales.  195 homes in Bend went pending . . . that’s the highest number in almost four years, and, perhaps an indication of some...

By Dave Woodland, Your Bend, OR Friendly, Knowledgable Mortgage Professional
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BELOW IS THE DATA SHEET RIGHT FROM THE WHITE HOUSE: KEY POINT: APPLIES TO REFINANCES OF LOANS ORIGINATED BEFORE 6/1/2009. KEY FHA NUMBERS TO REMEMBER: (assuming 96.5% loan) Upfront MI:  Was: 1.0%    Will be 1.75%, but STREAMLINED ONLY 0.1% !!!Annual MI:   Was: 1.15%  Will be 1.25%, but STEAMLINED...

By Sandy and John Kohlmoos
(Cascade Sotheby's International Realty)
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Tetherow . . . A Dream Comes True The following is an excerpt from the Bend Bulletin; it was written by Carrie Ramoz. Tetherow . . . A Dream Comes True 2017 seemed like the distant future to Bend’s Tim Williams and his family. When they planned out their future, it looked like 2017 was the year ...

By Sandy and John Kohlmoos
(Cascade Sotheby's International Realty)
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Bend Oregon Real Estate Recovering Bend real estate recovering And interesting article by Elon Glucklich in The Bulletin states that a long-awaited real estate recovery in Bend may already be under way. The gist of the article appears below. But don’t expect boom to return On Friday, at The Rive...

By Sandy and John Kohlmoos
(Cascade Sotheby's International Realty)
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  Homes for Sale in Bend . . . under $200,000 I was thinking a bit about the Bend real estate market (something I do quite frequently), and specifically about homes for sale in Bend.  My interest was further piqued when I read an article in the Bend Bulletin (Median Price in Bend Drops for 4th Ye...

By Dave Woodland, Your Bend, OR Friendly, Knowledgable Mortgage Professional
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Happy Presidents’ Day! We have a rich history of great Presidents to be honored and it feels good to live in this great land. University of Oregon On The Rocks free ticket offer below (just above the banner.) It has been 5 years already from the 2007 height of the real estate market bubble. Five ...

By Sandy and John Kohlmoos
(Cascade Sotheby's International Realty)
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  Homes in Bend . . . December 2011 The photo above was taken from Sandy’s office at Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty . . . not a bad view! Bend Oregon Real Estate Aside from the spring-like weather and absolute lack of precipitation, December was pretty nice. The Bend Oregon real estate ma...

By Dave Woodland, Your Bend, OR Friendly, Knowledgable Mortgage Professional
(Signet Mortgage)
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The single-largest drag on our economy is housing. The biggest kitchen-table concern is underemployment and unemployment. The two are connected as homeowners’ ability to buy homes is out of reach with the worst-in-our-lifetime employment picture. So the news from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (...

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