Changes might bring banks back into the mortgage game

By Jason Boone Even as the housing market rebounded from the depths of the recession, big banks largely stood on the sideline. They watched as nonbank institutions — companies that only make loans and don’t offer traditional banking services such as savings and checking accounts — gobbled up more and more of the mortgage market. Deregulation

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Homeowner’s motto: Be prepared (to sell or buy a home)

By Jason Boone In a lot of instances, a homeowner might not be able to control when he sells his house. A change in jobs, a development affecting a family member who resides in a different town or a sudden alteration in one’s lifestyle choice can result in the need to sell a home now. And

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The Bungalows at NorthWest Crossing walkable, sustainable and beautiful

By Jason Boone The trend in real estate for years has been to build smaller, greener homes in walkable neighborhoods. In fact, in a recent Urban Land Institute survey a majority of Americans expressed a desire to live in compact and mixed-use communities and half of respondents listed walkability as among the key factors in

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4 Questions to Ask Yourself before Buying a Home in Bend

By Jason Boone You’ve been renting a Home in Bend for a long time and want to become a homeowner but are you really ready to make the switch from being a renter to a homeowner? Here are 4 questions you must ask yourself so you can know if now is the right time for

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