Inventory down, median price up in April

By Jason Boone An already tight housing market in Bend, Oregon, got tighter in April. Through the end of April, the inventory of houses for sale in the Bend market was 2.1 months, according to data compiled by the Skjersaa Group. The inventory of 2.1 months is the lowest in the time period covered by

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Foreclosure market in Bend not nearly what it used to be

 By Jason Boone Prospective homebuyers still often ask me about foreclosures. Certainly the question makes sense. In the wake of the housing bust, foreclosed properties dominated the real estate market, both in Bend and throughout the nation. For many bargain hunters, foreclosed homes became an obvious avenue to buy a home at below market rates.

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Second phase of The Bungalows soon to hit MLS as construction commences

By Jason Boone The eight units in the second phase of the The Bungalows at NorthWest Crossing are about to hit the multiple listing service, which is great news for anyone in the market for a beautiful, sustainable home in a walkable neighborhood. The Bungalows, a condominium project that will includes 24 units at buildout,

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Annual Market Report puts strong Bend real estate market into context

By Jason Boone Last year felt momentous in the Bend real estate market. Sales were brisk for the majority of 2015, and with all the development around town, there was a certain palpable energy. But where 2015 actually fit in the greater context of previous years is another matter. The Skjersaa Group has compiled its

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January another strong month for Bend real estate

By Jason Boone So much for freezing the Bend real estate market this winter. In fact, the local market pretty much started 2016 in the same way it ended 2015: with a record-breaking month. According to data recently compiled by the Skjersaa Group, 155 homes were sold through January. That might not sound like much,

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Buying a home in Bend a bit different

By Jason Boone As just about any longtime resident will tell you, living in Bend can seem like a dream. We are lucky to live in a beautiful place that puts just about any adventure sport within minutes of any Bend front door. It’s a wonder the area managed to stay a secret for so

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2015 ends with a banner month of home sales in Bend

By Jason Boone What was already an impressive year in 2015 ended on a particular high note in December. In fact, an almost shocking number of homes were sold during the last month of 2015, pushing the year into record-breaking territory. How good of a month was it? Through the month of December 214 homes

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NorthWest Crossing neighborhood enjoying a strong home sales year

By Jason Boone By most any measure this has been a very good year at NorthWest Crossing, easily among the most talked about neighborhoods in Bend, Oregon. For those of us who live in town, we know the buzz that has surrounded the unique live-work development on Bend’s westside for years. The development was built

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New projects going up around OId Mill District

By Jason Boone One need not drive around town for long to realize that Bend, Oregon is changing. In fact, Bend is among the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the nation, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Such growth is nothing new in this charming city on Oregon’s High Desert. Bend has long been a

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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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