Listings scarce in Bend market’s pricing ‘sweet spot’

August has recently been a month of consolidation in the median sales price in the Bend, Oregon, real estate market. The eighth month of 2018 followed that trend, with the median sales price falling 1.5 percent from July. The median sales price in August was $430,500, after it registered at $437,000 in July. August’s figure

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Going, going … NorthWest Crossing homes in high demand

July was among the busiest months for real estate activity in NorthWest Crossing since the master planned community in Bend, Oregon, was developed. Sales statistics for July and prior months show that homes in this neighborhood remain in higher demand than in the overall Bend market. Nineteen homes in NorthWest Crossing were sold in July.

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Further increases in interest rates wouldn’t deter buyers, survey says

Anyone who has been in the market to purchase a home recently probably knows that interest rates on traditional 30-year mortgages have risen in the past year, from about 4 percent in July 2017 to 4.625-4.75 percent early this month. Results from a survey, however, indicate that even a rate increase to 5 percent is

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Strong signs that now is a good time to buy

Median home prices are near an all-time high in Bend. The inventory of homes for sale skews strongly toward a “seller’s market.” Interest rates have risen from their historic lows of recent years. It seems as if there might be some credible arguments for why now is not the right time to buy a home

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May sales prices 9 percent higher than in previous year

The median sales price of a home in Bend, Oregon, remained virtually unchanged in May from the month prior even as other data indicates the market might be tightening. May’s median price of $415,000 was less than one-tenth of 1 percent less than April’s figure of $415,250. Every month this calendar year has had a

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Another busy April in NorthWest Crossing

April in 2018 followed the pattern of previous years for real estate activity in the NorthWest Crossing neighborhood in Bend, Oregon, which remains among the most desirable areas of town. Ten single-family NorthWest Crossing homes were sold in April, traditionally one of the busier months of the year. Only once in an April (2013 –

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Activity picks up in April

Activity in the Bend, Oregon, real estate market increased in April, setting calendar-year bests for active listings and average days on market. The median sales figure dropped from the month before – as has happened in previous Aprils – but was 6.5 percent more than in April 2017. April’s median sales figure was $415,250. That

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