Bend Median Home Price Drops for July

Bend Median Home Price Drops for July

Based on MLS statistics for July (as of the date of publication), the median sales price of Bend single family homes on 1 acre or less declined after a big jump reported for June.

Bend May Be A Retirement Destination

As the baby boomer generation ages, Oregon's retirement age population is growing faster than the U.S. average.

Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home

The most important factor in buying a home is probably financing.

Housing Bubble Concerns

With the increase in home prices reported in last week's article, I have been asked by many people if we are staged for a correction or whether we are in a housing bubble.

Bend Median Home Price Makes Large Hike in June

According to MLS data as of July 5, the median home sales price in Bend jumped from $420,000 in May to $449,900 in June.

Home Prices Continue to Outpace Wage Growth

For the 12 months ending May 2018, the median Bend Area sold price rose 10 percent over the 12 months ending in May 2017.

3-D Printer Homes Update

Back in March, I wrote a story about 3-D printer homes as an affordable new building technique that could help ease the housing affordability crisis.

Issues Currently Impacting Real Estate

A recent report issued by the Counselors of Real Estate listing issues impacting the national real estate market is very similar to the issues facing our local market.

Competing with New Home Construction when Selling your Home

Existing homes often include attractions such as larger lots and privacy, more character, mature trees and landscaping, proximity to downtown and restaurants and entertainment, an established neighborhood—often with long term residents—and a greater sense of community.

Avoiding Home Improvement Scams

During the warmer season there's a greater demand for contractors to tackle home improvement projects as well as repairs needed on homes for sale.

New VA loan option is good news for vets

The Department of Veterans Affairs released guidelines for 100 percent-financed rehabilitation loans for veterans that were much needed.


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