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By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Real Estate Cafe LLC)
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Jazzing up the World of Biscotti.  It's no secret, my friends know that I'm a chocolate lover.  And when one of my friends recently surprised me with a basket full of coffee and chocolate treats, I discovered a new love for biscotti.  Can you say Yummy?! In my basket full of treats was a package ...

By Sandy and John Kohlmoos
(Cascade Sotheby's International Realty)
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  Broken Top Homes For Sale Broken Top Broken Top, on Bend’s favored westside, has for almost two decades been considered one of Oregon’s premier golf communities. Custom homes  at Broken Top line the fairways of the championship 18 hole track that meanders through the community.  The course, des...

By Dave Woodland, Your Bend, OR Friendly, Knowledgable Mortgage Professional
(Signet Mortgage)
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The FOMC released its announcement this morning at 9:30 eastern. Two very important indications of what the FOMC will do are found in the statement released to the press.   1. They anticipate keeping the “exceptionally low fed funds rate at least through late 2014″. (Had previously been “into lat...

By Dave Woodland, Your Bend, OR Friendly, Knowledgable Mortgage Professional
(Signet Mortgage)
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Big news in the Interest Rates market! The mortgage backed securities that enable banks to package loans into the secondary market are at an all-time high which means rates are great and getting better. Only once ever has the 3.50% coupon MBS from Fannie Mae closed this high and it was in the exc...

By Sandy and John Kohlmoos
(Cascade Sotheby's International Realty)
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Bend Oregon Among Best Housing Markets by John and Sandy Kohlmoos Bend Oregon Real Estate 'Twas the season to be jolly, and I was getting rather tired of writing about the negatives (Central Oregon Economy Sputters, Notices of Default Skyrocket, Stress) associated with the real estate market in ...

By Sandy and John Kohlmoos
(Cascade Sotheby's International Realty)
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  Skiers Mob Bachelor . . . Free Skiing, New Chairlift by John and Sandy Kohlmoos Skiers Mob Mt. Bachelor In this season of no snow, the tagline seemed too good to be true. I came across this article in the Bend Bulletin looking back on Bend 25 years ago . . . made me chuckle. A simpler time. I w...

By Sandy and John Kohlmoos
(Cascade Sotheby's International Realty)
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Pronghorn Sells! www.bestbendhomes.com   Pronghorn Lender Sells Loans   The real estate landscape in Central Oregon continues to evolve as The Bend Bulletin reported  that Societe Generale, the holder of $43 M in loans  at Pronghorn has sold the note to a “master developer.”     Email to Prongho...

By Dave Woodland, Your Bend, OR Friendly, Knowledgable Mortgage Professional
(Signet Mortgage)
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...Jobs and it Begins with Housing! But wait... Unemployment dropped sharply last week to 8.6%! Watch this number. The biggest component of the drop is the 100s of thousands who gave up their search, either for the holidays or until the economy makes job search a bit better. I haven't heard any ...

By Dave Woodland, Your Bend, OR Friendly, Knowledgable Mortgage Professional
(Signet Mortgage)
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Today's topic: Exploring some nationwide statistics on Foreclosures and Delinquent Loans. Delinquencies are the "pipeline" to future foreclosures. I read a report this morning that is very informative and I think you will like it too. You can find a PowerPoint graphically presenting all of the da...

By Sandy and John Kohlmoos
(Cascade Sotheby's International Realty)
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  Bend Home Sales Bend Real Estate I have to admit to being just a little surprised . . . we take off for an exotic vacation to Australia,   and homes in Bend continue to sell. Actually, May offered some pretty healthy sales figures–we saw 171 homes purchased.  That’s up over 22% from April (Bend...

By Sandy and John Kohlmoos
(Cascade Sotheby's International Realty)
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Real Estate in Bend Bend Real Estate The Bend Oregon real estate market, especially the low end, stayed active in April. 133 homes sold in Bend. That’s down about 14% from March’s figure of 155 (March . . . Homes In Bend), but still a number indicating fairly robust activity. Price Ranges for Ho...

By Sandy and John Kohlmoos
(Cascade Sotheby's International Realty)
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Tripleknot Townhomes at Tetherow Construction continues on the Tripleknot Townhomes at Tetherow. Below is a photo from 11/19/11, a day more suited to being at Mt. Bachelor.  The right hand unit is 2900 square feet and will be used as a model home. It is available on a lease back program . . . ca...

By Dave Woodland, Your Bend, OR Friendly, Knowledgable Mortgage Professional
(Signet Mortgage)
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The markets for interest rates improved last week and today largely on scares in Europe, but also on the action and inaction of the US Super Committee. There are mixed reactions in the bond watchers to the Super-committee inaction; some attribute today’s drop in rates to a US-budget-caused safety...

By Dave Woodland, Your Bend, OR Friendly, Knowledgable Mortgage Professional
(Signet Mortgage)
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It's Official: Congress Passes And Obama Signs into Law the FHA Loan Limit Hike   What does this mean to Central Oregon?   First, note that this bill is lifting the FHA loan limit. In fact, congress considered and specifically excluded increasing the Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae loan limits. This m...

By Dave Woodland, Your Bend, OR Friendly, Knowledgable Mortgage Professional
(Signet Mortgage)
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The weeks and months and years of fretting over European debt came to a climax last week with replacement of both the Greek and Italian Prime Ministers. In both cases, they were replaced with technocrat, financial gurus rather than politicians. Berlusconi was finally ousted by a scandal, but a fi...

By Sandy and John Kohlmoos
(Cascade Sotheby's International Realty)
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"Love Your Life A Little More . . . Visit Bend" Sure, we've got worries . . . unemployment, the economy, the earth quake/ tsunami in Japan. But, we've also got a pretty incredible lifestyle here in Bend . I focus on the positive and write about hamburgers and snow-tubing. Visit Bend has just prod...

By Sandy and John Kohlmoos
(Cascade Sotheby's International Realty)
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  Pilot Butte Drive-In to Open on Westside of Bend by John and Sandy Kohlmoos In this  time when an “anxious, troubled nation huddles in tight clusters of fear and uncertainty, shot through with far too much war, economic grief, Tea Party idiocy, iffy cell phone reception and low-level karmic doo...

By Sandy and John Kohlmoos
(Cascade Sotheby's International Realty)
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  Tetherow . . . Green on the Greens by John and Sandy Kohlmoos Tetherow’s Commitment Building on a commitment to ensure environmentally sound philosophies and practices, Tetherow is not only one of the area’s only environmentally friendly golf courses, but it has extended that “green” mentality ...

By Sandy and John Kohlmoos
(Cascade Sotheby's International Realty)
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Bend Homes . . . Sales for February 2011 by John and Sandy Kohlmoos February 2011 Aawooo . . . the fluffy soft snow and frigid temperatures have returned to Central Oregon! I guess I have to retract all my whining from last month about the crummy conditions at Mt. Bachelor. February Bend Home Sa...

By Sandy and John Kohlmoos
(Cascade Sotheby's International Realty)
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  Bend Named No. 2 ‘Death-Defying City’ in the U.S. by Rocco (posthumously) The Dumbest Post of All time? I’m not sure it’s the lamest, but surely it must be close.  Bend Oregon is known for a lot of great things . . . clean air, affordable housing prices, short commutes, a salubrious climate boa...

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