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Bend October Sales Show Increased Median Price and Sales Volume Over Prior Month

Bend October Sales Show Increased Median Price and Sales Volume Over Prior Month

Price and sales volume increase after summer cool-off
Following an unexpected cooling-off period this summer, our local real estate market took an unexpected swing in the opposite direction for October.

Tiny Home Community

Rent-to-own stick-built tiny homes
Tiny homes have fascinated many people as a possible solution to the housing affordability crisis.

Haunted Housing

Hints on buying a home with a history in Oregon
Most states require a seller's property disclosure statement on the condition of a house—but many, including Oregon, do not require disclosure of prior deaths, crimes or other stigmas that might be associated with a home.

Home Sales Volume Related to Supply of Affordable Homes

Inventory decline of affordable homes appears to be major factor in sales declines
Looking at reports on national statistics relating to the recent home sales decline, I took another look at the inventory levels for September 2017 and compared the figures to September 2018.

Affordable Housing a Topic in Many Election Debates

A defining issue for voters and candidates
The affordable housing crisis is becoming a defining issue in political campaigns on both a national and local level.

Stats Show Cooling Off in Price Growth

2018 Year-to-date median price up only 2 percent over 2017
Just as the weather cools in the fall, so does the typical real estate sales volume.

It's Still Better Better to Buy than Rent

Owning a home doesn't have to be a pipe dream
Daily, headlines abound about housing affordability in terms of escalating rents, housing prices outpacing wage growth, affordable housing shortages, rising interest rates and so on.

Chinese Tariffs Could Translate to a $1 Billion Tax on Housing Materials

Increases in material costs and labor shortages raise worries about housing affordability
Our local and national real estate markets have been experiencing high demand for housing, but affordability has been a challenge, with increasing costs for materials and land, labor shortages to build those houses, rising interest rates, increased regulations and fees—and now, trade skirmishes that will likely exacerbate the housing affordability crisis.

American vs. European Dream Homes

Recent survey shows similarities and differences
A recent survey of 600 Americans and Europeans about their ideal homes showed some interesting results.

Bend Median Home Price Declines 1.5 Percent for August

Number of sales increases, but median sales price decreases
While home sales have been declining in many areas, the number of August sales for Bend single family homes on 1 acre or less was 8 percent above July 2018.

Home Sales Cooling in Many Areas

Rising prices and low inventories pricing out buyers
Several recent reports have stated that as of July, home purchase contracts have declined for the seventh consecutive month.

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