Local Real Estate Market Cools Down Again for November

Local Real Estate Market Cools Down Again for November

Sales volume down over prior year and October 2018
According to November 2018 Central Oregon MLS statistics for Bend single family residences (excluding condos and manufactured homes) on 1 acre or less, the market cooled down again, with sales volume decreasing by 17 percent from November 2017. The median price increased slightly from $432,900 in October 2018 to $433,143 for November 2018.

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The Hand That Rocks The Ladle and From Adhere to Eternity

I'm a 57-year-old twice-divorced man. Though I never wanted to get to a point where romance wouldn't be in my big picture, I'm feeling done with it. I've replaced dating and getting married again with gourmet cooking for one.

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Alternative Ways to Give the Gift of Art

A great alternative to giving a gift is giving an experience—a way to make time for family and friends and to do something fun. One offering that can incorporate groups of friends and family: a painting class with Karen Eland.

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Longtime Bendite lives for firewood and the Blazers
When setting up an appointment to talk with 92-year-old Virgil Brunson, he made two things clear: One, our meeting cannot interfere with his firewood gathering, and two, it absolutely cannot be during a Portland Trail Blazers game. If he and his partners are delivering a cord of firewood, they make sure to be done and home in time for tipoff.

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This Modern World

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Free Will Astrology—Week of December 13

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): "What is the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable?" Author John Green asked that question.

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High Returns: Investing in Cannabis Stocks

People frequently ask me about investing in cannabis stock. My response is on par with asking a dog their take on the intricacies of German biodynamic farming: near zero comprehension, evidenced by a tilting of the head and possibly licking the face of the person asking the question.

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Tips for Holiday Cheer

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Mild Abandon—Week of December 13

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For Whom the Sleigh Bells Toll

For Whom the Sleigh Bells Toll

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Gifting Gift Cards

Gift cards don't have to be lame. Here's how to gift them right
The holidays loom just ahead, with tinsel-trimmed trees gleaming ever brighter — a reminder of all the gifts we have yet to procure for our friends and family.

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Free Will Astrology—Week of December 6

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Robert Louis Stevenson published his gothic novel Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in 1886.

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The Commodity that is Cannabis

Three days at the world's largest cannabis conference
I recently attended the annual MJBizCon in Las Vegas, the largest cannabis convention in the world, featuring 27,000 attendees from over 60 countries, 1,000 exhibitors, three days of speakers, break out lunches and after parties.

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A Few Book Suggestions To Fill Out That Holiday List

Before you hit the streets of First Friday, check out these titles, courtesy of Dudley's Bookshop Cafe.

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2019 Forecast Predicts Tougher Market for Buyers and Sellers

Price growth expected to continue at moderate pace
According to a recent economic research release from, 2019 is expected to be more difficult for both buyers and sellers.

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