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A Helpful Checklist for the First-Time Homebuyer

Buying your first home can be daunting, if not intimidating undertaking. From seeking financing to executing the purchase from start to finish, there are numerous steps you must be on top of in order to see the process through. Worry not, though, as we have broken down each step below so you can know what has to be done and streamline the entire process. Look at the outline below and take a deep...

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SW Bend, A Wonderful Place to Live!

Closing out our four-part series on the different areas of Bend is our feature on SW Bend and all it has to offer! As we have discussed in our previous profiles of Bend’s neighborhoods, Central Oregon is one of the most in-demand destinations on the west coast with thousands of new residents moving here each year. Much like the previous parts of this series, we have created a detailed overview of SW Bend...

NW Bend, A Friendly Place to Live!

Following in similar footsteps as our last two highlights of Bend, this week we are featuring NW Bend and everything the area has to offer! Bend continues to grow at a rapid pace, drawing in thousands of new residents and visitors every year, and while Bend is still a smaller city, each of its four regions offers distinct atmospheres with unique offerings. Use the guide below for a basic overview of NW...

Highlights of Central Oregon: SE Bend

As we mentioned in our profile of NE Bend earlier this month, Bend is one of the most sought-after destinations in the Pacific Northwest. The city regularly lands on magazines’ rankings of the best places to live and Central Oregon draws thousands of new residents every year looking for a relaxed culture and unparalleled access to the outdoors. In a similar fashion as our previous profile, we have...

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A Peek Into NE Bend, Oregon~ A Great Place to Live

It is no secret that Bend is one of the best cities to live in the Pacific Northwest, if not the United States as a whole. The unparalleled access to the outdoors and breathtaking environment draws thousands of new residents every year — which is part of the reason Bend was included in Money’s “100 Best Places to Live” in 2019. With such a large influx of new people moving to Bend, Oregon every...

How to Choose the Right Neighborhood

While searching for a new home, everyone knows you have to consider a number of factors before making any decisions. From the price of the home to the square footage and number of bathrooms, there is no shortage of considerations one must take while going through the process of buying a Central Oregon home. One factor stands out in particular, though, as it holds the key to your home’s future value —...

Should I List My House During the Winter Months?

Most homeowners have probably heard the timeless rule of thumb when it comes to selling your home: springtime is the best time. Once the snow thaws each year, swarms of buyers descend upon Central Oregon looking for a new home, whether it be a summer retreat or a year-round dwelling. There are plenty of benefits that come with selling your home in the spring, from the ease of schlepping your boxes in...

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Central Oregon Association of Realtors 3rd Quarter Report

Compared to the same time last year, home sales volume increased by 19% and the median days on market (DOM) fell by about 11%. Additionally, the median home sales price in Bend continued to rise, increasing just over 13% from last quarter and about 19% from the third quarter of 2019. Read Full...

Home Inspection Benefits for Buyers

There’s a reason two in five first-time homebuyers find the most stressful experience in modern life to be the process of buying a home. It is not the same as purchasing a new winter coat or the latest iPhone — a house is an investment in the nucleus of one’s life. Such an important investment cannot be treated like an impulsive purchase made while browsing the aisles of Target. You need to know what...

Tips to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Walk into any grocery store or farmers market in Central Oregon and you will see sprawling displays of unblemished fruit and vegetables at the front, showcasing the best of what is available. There is a strategy behind this, of course — putting your best products first lures shoppers in. Unsurprisingly, the same strategy holds true for real estate as well. In fact, a study by Princeton University found...

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