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Re: “Looking to Buy a Home in the Winter Months?

Makes sense tome. My mom said go look at lots after a rain storm.

Posted by Kathy Buckles on 12/18/2019 at 7:37 PM

Re: “The Silver Tsunami in Real Estate

The big question will be whether younger buyers will want the ball and chain of forced automobile dependence and life spent commuting associated suburban living, and whether we can continue to afford to maintain the aging infrastructure which services it.

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Posted by bowerboater on 12/13/2019 at 8:33 AM

Re: “Truth in Real Estate

Hi- Do you have any experience with water right disclosure issues? We purchased a property with water rights but later found out the majority of the water rights acres were in jeopardy of forfeiture. The disclosures including a map from the COID did not show any issues but after purchase we received a letter from the COID informing us of the issue. What is the standard of care in this case? The Seller/Sellers Agent did not fully disclose this issue.Our agents trusted the information received. Could we have gone direct to the COID to uncover this or would the COID only give this information out to the owner of the property? Thanks. PA

Posted by Pea on 11/21/2019 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Action Plan for Building

"energy used in buildings and homes makes up a whopping 67% of Bend's entire fossil fuel use." This is a shocking number yet I expect it is similar in cities and towns across the US and the world.

That is what led me to found, a user-editable database of 40,000+ green-certified homes and buildings across 100 green certifications such as LEED, Passive House, Living Building Challenge and Zero Energy Ready and ranked by RESNET's Home Energy Rating Score (HERS). Click on a building to view the architects, builders, suppliers and products used to construct these buildings. View where the building ranks in a city/county/state/country based on HERS score or LEED points.

For example, here is the list of homes in Deschutes County (Bend, OR) sorted by HERS.

Create an account and feel free to contribute to the community. Many thanks!

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Posted by HouseSoGreen on 07/18/2019 at 7:28 AM

Re: “Landlord/Tenant Law: Part 1

Cyndi-- Part 2 of the story on Landlord/Tenant law will be out in the 7/25 edition, which appears online by 3pm 7/24. Thanks for reading!

Posted by Nicole Vulcan on 07/15/2019 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Landlord/Tenant Law: Part 1

Im looking forward to reading part 2. Is there a specific date can be looking for your article?

Posted by Cyndi Strandberg on 07/13/2019 at 8:24 AM

Re: “Central Oregon's Housing Crisis

man we are loosing co workers like crazy because of the greed and no one that has a service job can even live here !

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Posted by Patricia Fletcher on 06/17/2019 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Hemp Homes?

I like how the one comment on this article is from a year ago before the article is dated published and is completely irrelevant in todays market and the potential that industrial hemp poses as a material for building.

Posted by churmin8or on 05/04/2019 at 11:10 PM

Re: “A Smaller Footprint

I was surprised to see a reference to tiny homes (< 500 sq ft) at a cost of $245,000 as affordable. Wow, Bend is incredibly expensive it seems. It is such a beautiful area.

Posted by Terrence Handler on 04/11/2019 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Home Inspections on New Construction

We have encountered issues several times in our home renting and purchasing. Having a home inspection prior to occupying your brand new house is absolutely necessary.

Posted by Judy Fisher on 04/08/2019 at 2:09 PM

Re: “Green Building: A Smart Investment?

You know what's even greener than green buildings? Building things close enough together so that people don't have to drive for *everything* in their lives:…

Of course that's not for everyone, but if the market will produce it, we should allow it.

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Posted by David N. Welton on 02/20/2019 at 11:41 AM

Re: “A Statewide Rent Control Bill

Ps. The fact about homelessness can be found here:

Posted by Rachel Deanna on 02/11/2019 at 6:32 PM

Re: “A Statewide Rent Control Bill

You have no facts backing you up. When I find the bill online, you bet I'll be looking into it, because I'm not convinced by a real estate broker, or someone closely connected to real estate has an unbiased outlook on this bill. Rent Control makes perfect sense as hundreds of people are homeless in Central Oregon. Unless there's a catch in this bill (which is why we have to do our homework), there's no reason why we need to increase rent every year, and our wages remain the same.

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Posted by Rachel Deanna on 02/11/2019 at 6:05 PM

Re: “A Statewide Rent Control Bill

Boohoo! Get a real job instead of hoarding homes for a living! The alternative to rent control legislation is conflict (which landlords have historically nearly always lost just fyi).

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Posted by uncle_teds_overnight_delivery on 02/11/2019 at 1:05 PM

Re: “A Statewide Rent Control Bill

Bro, the people who own the rentals are rich, getting money off the backs of the renters. They SHOULD make less.

You are obviously a shill for the rich, white property owners who are against these bills. These bills are to protect the poor workers against the evil tactics of the landlords.

I know how it works. Last year, I was late with rent by two days and the landlord evicted me. Then he tried to keep my deposit because I didn't clean it to his requirements.

See what I mean? Totally unfair.

Pass these bills. Im super glad we have good democrats finally in control of this state full of mean rich people. Maybe now we normal workers can get a brake.

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Posted by Xander Floyd on 02/07/2019 at 3:05 PM

Re: “Rent Control Coming?

Rent control is a landlord being forced to subsidize a tenants rent. Why? So the tenant can live a better life (like not having to live in smaller spaces than desired, or undesirable locations, or to more money for other things) Should a tenants desire to live a "better" life take precedent over private property rights? Private property rights (in all its forms) are a bedrock of what makes the US unique, free, great. Honestly, rent control is theft. This is not a good, or fair, Idea.

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Posted by Larry Wallace on 01/04/2019 at 11:47 PM

Re: “Tiny Home Community

Opportunity Village in Eugene is completely different as they are very small, garden shed size, temporary shelters-100 s.f. or less, no plumbing or electricity-basically just homeless shelters. The community in this article has normal style homes about 250-400 s.f. that are not trailers or variations of a garden shed and look much nicer and are a truly affordable community. I'd love to see something like this set aside on the east side for land just added to the UGB instead of developing west side for rich peoples housing or another park. I love the concept of the tiny home, but realistically the homes on wheels and the small garden shed size homes look tacky compared to these.

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Posted by Marija Peče on 11/15/2018 at 8:12 AM

Re: “Tiny Home Community

Thanks for the heads up, Ali!

Posted by Nicole Vulcan on 11/13/2018 at 12:34 PM

Re: “Tiny Home Community

Good idea yet this is Bend Oregon pretending to be Aspen Colorado, so this will never happen as reducing developers profit and having a livable city for all people is beyond what Bend will ever allow.

Posted by anonmous on 11/13/2018 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Tiny Home Community

Even closer to home, Eugene recently completed a similar community of 22 tiny homes in the Whiteaker area called Opportunity Village, the latest from SquareOne Villages:

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Posted by Ali Gartlan on 11/10/2018 at 12:54 PM

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