New apartments in Bend are much needed

By Jason Boone The tight rental market in Bend has hardly been a secret. With vacancy rates that have hovered around 1 percent, it would be impossible for anyone searching for a home to rent to ignore. Thankfully, the market in Bend appears to be reacting with a slew of new apartment projects, including two

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Vacation rentals can be a good investment, but new rules in Bend require caution

By Jason Boone Buying a rental property can be a wise investment for many, providing extra income for years to come. And the temptation to become a landlord right now is clear. The Bend rental market dramatically favors landlords at the moment, with a historically tight rental market and vacancy rates that are hovering around

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Buying a home rather than renting still the prudent choice for many

By Jason Boone To rent or buy a home is an age-old question. It also happens to be among the most important financial decisions anyone can make. The real estate market in Bend, Oregon, has continued to show strength since the Great Recession has relented. Meanwhile, renting in Central Oregon has proved difficult, with rising

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