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Identifying Housing Needs and Goals

Identifying Housing Needs and Goals

Defining needs versus wants in real estate
What does one want in a home? It seems like a relatively straightforward question; yet may not necessarily be the right question to ask when beginning a search for a home.

Home Improvements and Rate of Return

Where to invest your dollars
The easiest way to receive top dollar for your home is to make it shine in the buyer's eyes and appear as flawless as possible. Renovating a home with the intention of selling requires a different perspective than remodeling to meet the current homeowner's needs and wants.

Median and Average/Mean Home Price

What's the difference and why it matters
The real estate market has been a hot topic of conversation in Central Oregon for the last several years, and especially in the last year. There's no shortage of news stories about the market activity and particularly the growth in the median home prices around Central Oregon.

Redmond Revival

The "Hub" of Central Oregon
Redmond, Oregon, sits only 17 miles north of Bend and the quick and easy access to outdoor recreational opportunities help support the city as one of the fastest-growing residential and industrial communities in Oregon. Where mostly sunny days proceed clear, cool nights and precipitation is minimal, keeping true to the designation of the high desert. 

Winter 2021 is Looking Much Different Than Years Past

High demand has taken "typical winter" market conditions out of the equation
Thus far, the winter season of 2021 has been anything but typical. We've been blessed with warm days—that is, warm within in the context of Central Oregon's version of winter warmth.

South County Appeal

La Pine: Serenity, simpler living and endless nature
This week, our exploration of outlying cities in Central Oregon brings the focus to La Pine. Real estate is booming in Bend, which is being reflected in higher home sales prices and a growing population, prompting longtime locals and newcomers to seek reprieve in the surrounding towns.

Cash Is King....

Why it is that cash offers usually win the sale?
It is no secret, nor surprise, that Central Oregon has been experiencing considerable demand for housing for the last several years. In 2020 the demand soared while the inventory dwindled.

Buying Beyond Bend

Prineville: Small in stature, but a myriad of opportunity
Central Oregon consists mainly of Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties, with a diverse collection of cities. Bend continues to maintain the spotlight whenever Central Oregon is discussed in the media, as it has the largest population center east of the Cascades.

Do Permits and City Ordinances Really Matter?

Things to consider when building that chicken coop or bumping out the master bedroom a couple feet
Getting a permit or checking city ordinances before making changes or additions to one’s property may feel like unnecessary trouble—but when selling, being in compliance and having permits will prevent major headaches, potential issues and quite possibly the transaction.

Real Estate Resolutions

Double check your list for health & efficiency
As resolutions for the coming year are being formed, such as healthier mental and physical habits, now is also the ideal time to set real estate resolutions as well. If purchasing a home or home renovations are in the plans for 2021, consider supporting the healthier and more energy efficient homes movement.

What Does 2021 Hold for the Housing Market?

Experts say it will be even stronger than 2020
The year 2020 has been anything but usual and the housing market is no exception. The housing market has been fueled by 50-year low interest rates and a tsunami of relocations driven by a significant increase in remote workers.

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