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By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
Comments 2
On May 16, 2020 we returned to Newberry Crater to enjoy the newly reopened monument. We traveled as far around East Lake as we could, stopping at the boat ramp parking near the lodge as the road was blocked past that. We walked past the barrier through the empty East Lake campground until we came...

By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Real Estate Cafe LLC)
Comments 10
Joni Mitchell paints a lovely picture of idealism versus reality when she wrote the song; Both Sides Now.  Some of us look at clouds with such wonder and optimism... like ice cream castles in the air.  Others look at clouds as blocking the sun; raining and snowing on everyone.  Recently, I had a ...

By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
Comments 3
The first full month of the Covid-19 pandemic impacted Bend single family homes with sales significantly down over the same month in 2019. Some buyers lost jobs which in turn kept them from qualifying for their mortgage. In other cases, sellers took their homes off the market not feeling confiden...

By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
Comments 4
During the Covid-19 Pandemic with many of the most popular trails shut down, we have been looking for places to hike that may still be open and accessible this time of year. Yesterday we hiked Black Butte Trail for the first time. We have lived in Central Oregon since 1985, but have never attempt...

By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
Comments 4
Mortgage rates have dipped to a record low for the second time in as many months since the Covid-19 pandemic began.  The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped to an average of 3.23% during the week ending April 30, a decrease of 10 basis points from the previous week, according to Freddie Mac. This...

By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
Comments 4
Culture is a paramount piece of the Central Oregon community. During this temporary shut down it may feel like our community is losing its culture, but this situation is just challenging us to build something new. Here at Bend Premier Real Estate, we see the affects that COVID-19 is having on our...

By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
Comments 8
We have lived in Central Oregon since 1985.  During this time we have never hiked the Metolius River until this weekend. The day was overcast and light rain came and went. When we started the hike, we only saw one person for the first 2 miles - a fisherman casting his line in a quiet place on the...

By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
Comments 2
Jackson's Corner Offers Two Great Date Night Meals Date night is such an important part of relationships. It's time that is actively allocated to spend with those that bring joy to your life. Don’t let this quarantine dull your connection. Whether it's making a meal at home together, or dining to...

By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
Comments 2
Miyagi Ramen Has Great Food at Great PricesIn our ongoing effort to support local restaurants which are struggling during the Covid-19 restrictions, Bend Premier Real Estate Brokers are focusing on Miyagi Ramen this week.Located in the Box Factory on Industrial Way near the Old Mill Shopping Cent...

By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
Comments 4
Need a Caffeine Fix Today? During this quarantine it is essential to practice CDC safety guidelines, but does that mean your coffee options are restricted? Definitely NOT! Below are a few coffee establishments in Bend that are still open for take-out and bean orders. Help support local businesse...

By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS
(Real Estate Cafe LLC)
Comments 28
It's not often that we experience the luxury of time standing still.  The COVID-19 pandemic has provided a glimpse of what the world feels like on pause.  Is it a blessing, or a curse?  Or perhaps both?!Our family experienced a very personal pause 1.5 years ago when my hubby was diagnosed with a ...

By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
Comments 3
Adopt a Bend Oregon Restaurant - This Week Chomp ChompWe love Bend! Part of the Bend culture is the variety of places to eat and socialize. With all of Bend's restaurants shut down and only open for take out due to Covid-19 restrictions, we need to support them however possible.  Each week Bend P...

By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
Comments 3
Central Or Real Estate Sales Feeling Impact of Covid-19 PandemicThe March 2020 real estate trends have been published and they reflect both the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and the closings from strong February home sales. Central Oregon schools shut down Friday, March 13th and stay at home bec...

By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
Comments 5
Great To Go Food in Bend OregonIf you are anything like us, we have been very sad about not being able to go out to our favorite restaurants during this quarantine. However, this just means we have been changing our focus from dine-in opportunities to the best "To Go" locations in Band! Last week...

By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
Comments 1
Central Oregon Appraisers are Very BusyBend Premier Real Estate is fortunate to have Erik Chapin, one of our Premier Brokers who is also a  licensed appraiser, as an expert on the appraisal business in Central Oregon. According to Erik, Covid-19 has had a dramatic impact on appraisals locally.Eri...

By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
Comments 2
We have focused most of our hikes in the Cascades during our time living in Central Oregon.  However, the Ochocos, east of Prinveille, offer wonderful, less traveled hikes with wonderful vistas and interesting geology.We traveled an hour out of Bend to find the Steins Pillar trailhead, traveling ...

By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
Comments 3
Covid 19 Concerns Are RealConcerns over the spread of Covid 19 have quickly changed how we conduct real estate sales in over the past few weeks. Shelter in place, social distancing, travel constraints, economic concerns, social changes, and just an overall fear of catching the coronavirus has rea...

By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
Comments 7
Peter Skene Ogden Trail Provides Waterfalls and PrivacyThree weeks into the coronavirus pandemic in the United States and one week into the shut down of Oregon's State Parks, we have been searching for options where we can enjoy a hike with plenty of space to keep six feet away from others which ...

By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
Comments 7
Bessie Butte is a Little Known Bend Hike Just a short drive east on China Hat Road in SE Bend you can find Bessie Butte. A quick 1.5 mile round trip, the hike has 500 feet elevation gain and easy access. Although not as well known or used as Pilot Butte, Bessie Butte is a great hiking option and ...

By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
Comments 7
Bend Oregon Home Sellers Have Options - Use Matterport 3D to Tour Virtually In this never before seen world with the coronavirus pandemic changing how we live our lives, having options on how buyers can tour a home is invaluable. At Bend Premier Real Estate, we invested as a brokerage in Matterpo...

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