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Curb Appeal

Where first impressions matter
It is that time of year. Blue skies abound, flowers and trees are blooming, birds are singing.

Central Oregon's Housing Crisis

Innovative solutions on the rise
It's no secret that housing prices continue to rise. In April we saw record highs set for a single-family home in Bend and Redmond, with the rest of the high desert following closely behind.

For Sale by Owner

Is it really worth It?
Selling a property can be a stressful and demanding process. So many things have to come together to find the right buyer for your home.

Spring Real Estate Market Update

Are you feeling the heat?
The summer months are quickly approaching and the real estate market is really heating up in the high desert. Phones are ringing, inboxes are filling up and it's hard to keep up with all the homebuyers and sellers coming out of the woodwork.

Writing a Strong Offer in a Sellers' Market

Five things to consider
When discussing real estate transactions, buyers and sellers often hear from their brokers about putting their best foot forward. All too often, this motto is thought of as applying more to sellers than buyers.

Earth Advantage

Advancing building standards to benefit the whole
Over the years of touring homes new and old, my focus has evolved from noticing the cosmetic appeal, a functional layout or dazzling finishes to now also paying attention to building practices, efficiency in design or working systems and environmentally responsible products. With my extensive background in construction, I'm well versed in the standard building practices and codes.

Real Estate Negotiations Are Not a War

Think of them as more of a dance
The basic definition of negotiation: A discussion between multiple parties, aimed at reaching an agreement. The ultimate goal of negotiating a real estate transaction is for all parties to reach a win/win situation.

Climate Risks for Investors

Impacts of a warming earth on real estate
Most people are no longer questioning the reality of climate change. Along with accepting this truth, we're faced with taking steps to adapt.

Considerations When Choosing a Real Estate Broker

It doesn't have to be a roll of the dice
A real estate purchase or sale tends to be, for most people, the largest investment they'll make in their lifetime. Who a buyer/seller chooses to represent them with such a significant transaction matters.

A Smaller Footprint

Affordable housing options in Bend?
Currently in Bend, there's a broad spectrum of housing development underway, varying from upscale projects in the northwest to more economical options on the east side. Just to the west of Northwest Crossing is a new development called Discovery West, which will have a centralized park streaked through it and will be comparable to Northwest Crossing, utilizing mixed residential and live-work spaces and close to parks and trails.

Home Inspections on New Construction

Are they necessary?
New-construction homes can be awesome. They're built to the latest code and tend to be more energy efficient—and what's not to love about that new house smell?


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Biodiversity Begins With a Bee - The Environmental Center

Thu., June 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Pollinator Week: DIY Mason Bee House

Pollinator Week: DIY Mason Bee House - Worthy Brewing Company

Tue., June 18, 6 p.m.

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Fri., June 21, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. and Sat., June 22, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
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