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Managing Expectations when Buying Rental Property

Managing Expectations when Buying Rental Property

With luxury market rentals, a different set of "rules"
When purchasing rental property, buyers should consider several factors, including capitalization rates, rental comparisons, neighborhoods, the target demographic for said rental property and vacancy rates. It's no secret that Central Oregon has experienced a tight rental market for several years.

Preparing to Sell

The basics of getting a home market-ready
The only thing consistent in life is change, and this winter, the Central Oregon real estate market is proving this. In previous years sales start to decrease in late fall and then gain momentum again once spring and summer approach.

2020 Real Estate Market Forecast

What lies ahead for the coming year
A new month, new year and new decade is upon us. Resolutions have been made, goals have been set and the excitement for the adventures of 2020 abound.

Wellness in Real Estate

Green buildings and green realtors support healthier lifestyles
The numbers don't lie: Personal and community wellness is trending. The Global Wellness Institute states that the entire wellness market grew 12.8% between the years 2015 and 2017.

2019 Real Estate Market

The year in review
With Christmas lights adorning neighborhoods and businesses, our friends, colleagues and neighbors bustling about to the various festivities of the season, and shoppers rushing to find the perfect holiday gifts, we are at the ending of 2019, and a decade. And what an interesting year it has been.

Snowy Day Selling

Taking advantage of the winter market
Spring and summer seasons are traditionally the favored time to list a home, but the winter months also offer exceptional opportunities for sellers. The benefits to selling during the off season include a chance to encounter more serious buyers and less competition from the lower inventory.

The Silver Tsunami in Real Estate

What is it, and what's the potential impact?
The "Silver Tsunami" is a metaphor used to describe the increase in aging population in the U.S.—particularly synonymous with the Baby Boomer generation. There seems to be a growing consensus that the real estate market will experience a large boost in housing supply throughout the coming two decades as a result of the Silver Tsunami.

Ways to Get a Home Energy Assessment

Energy savings uncovered
The recent cold snap across the area and shorter winter days mean Central Oregonians are more reliant on heating sources, lighting and electronics. With the shift in the weather, people become more aware of energy usage and are susceptible to higher utility bills.

Looking to Buy a Home in the Winter Months?

The advantages of purchasing when most people aren't
Shorter days, the crisp air with twinges of bitterness, traces of white appearing in the Cascades and the barren trees are the annual indications that winter is tiptoeing its way into Central Oregon. Before long, as in its usual fashion, winter will no longer hold off its arrival and Central Oregon will be in full swing of the season, complete with the opening of Mt. Bachelor.

Home Energy Score

Proposed mandate would shine a light on home energy use
The City of Bend's Climate Action Steering Committee has been diligently working on the Community Climate Action Plan, which will help guide the City—and the community—in pursuit of goals to reduce fossil fuel use by 40 percent by the year 2030 and by 70 percent by the year 2050. The Bend City Council will soon vote on its adoption.

Thinking About Investment Properties?

Things to consider when looking at buying income properties
Many have heard that owning investment property is a great way to build wealth. There is truth to that statement; however, having investment property isn't like trying a new food.


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