Demand continues to outpace supply

Whatever metric you want to use, the numbers paint a pretty clear picture of the Bend, Oregon, real estate market: There is not enough supply of homes to meet buyers’ demand. Not nearly enough. Speaking of August’s sales figures in general terms, lots of homes were sold. But not so many homes came onto the

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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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Bend homes set third straight monthly record

The median sales price of Bend homes hit another record high in August — barely. It marked the third month in a row the median sales figure established a record. At $414,000, the median sales price in August was $1,500 (0.4 percent) higher than July’s amount. That’s an even smaller increase than we saw from

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Amid another record sales figure, buyers are pushing back

The median sales price of a home in Bend, Oregon, set another record in July, the second month in a row that figure has reached unprecedented levels. But along with the rising median sales price came evidence that the market is highly competitive and buyers are pushing back on overpriced homes. July’s median sales price

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Do these 5 things before you move into your newly purchased home

So, you’ve bought a house? Congratulations. Few things in our lives are more momentous. Before moving into your new home, though, there are some things you might want to consider taking care of. Addressing these items now, before you’re settled, will generally be easier or more beneficial that if you wait to have them done.

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Selling a home during the holidays has its advantages

We all have a lot on our plates this time of year. That reality can make the prospect of trying to sell a home appear daunting. Who would put their home on the market now, just after Thanksgiving and a little before Christmas? Well, as counterintuitive as it might seem, selling a home during the

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