Signs point to an increase in market activity

May ended with 285 pending home sales in the Bend, Oregon, real estate market – the most in one month in nearly four years – as the reopening of the region from the coronavirus shutdown was reflected in more real estate activity. The 285 pending sales at the end of May was more than twice

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Activity falls as demand remains high

The coronavirus pandemic didn’t appear to adversely affect home sales in March in the Bend, Oregon, real estate market in the aggregate. Week-to-week data, however, indicates that COVID-19 did have an impact on the volume of activity. There were 187 closed sales in March. For that month, that’s strong. It’s more than in any other

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Listings remain scarce, prices go up

That Bend, Oregon, has a housing shortage seems to be an accepted fact. A largely ignored aspect of the housing situation in Bend, though, is that there is increasingly a relative shortage of homes for sale. In February, for the fifth month in a row, there were fewer active listings in the Bend, Oregon, real

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Activity slows in snow-filled January

Given the relative scarcity of homes on the market, the volume of sales in January 2020 – 135 homes closed – shows the strength of the demand on the part of buyers.

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Activity slows in November; median price down

Relatively few homes were active on the Bend, Oregon, real estate market in November, resulting in a fewer-than-normal number of sales. The market in November also experienced declines in the median sales price on a month-to-month and year-to-year basis. One hundred sixty-seven homes were sold in November. That’s the fewest in a November since 2015

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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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November’s median sales price falls, not unexpectedly

The pace of home sales and the median price dropped in November compared with the previous month. But the one-month snapshot comparing November’s numbers to October’s doesn’t capture the bigger picture of the Bend, Oregon, real estate market. November’s median sales price of $390,000 was 3.5 percent lower than October’s median of $404,250. A look

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