Central Oregon Real Estate News

La Pine Homes Under $200,000

La Pine Homes Under $200,000

Affordable housing is a real issue in Central Oregon. When I started my career in real estate, a house payment was typically more than monthly rent. Realtors® preached the value of tax deductions, security of not having to move and…

How Does Your Home Garden Grow?

How Does Your Home Garden Grow?

Gardening is more than a popular trend, it’s also just plain fun to grow food at your home. Touted as a step towards self sufficiency, gardening can save you money and has other perks, such as the fact that homegrown…

Protect Your Home-Buying Budget

Protect Your Home-Buying Budget

You know you love house hunting, and shopping for the perfect home is a fun pastime, but to move from being an open house and model home butterfly requires that big initial financial outlay … the dreaded downpayment. In fact,…

Create a Clean Canvass for Your Buyer

Create a Clean Canvass for Your Buyer

For many of us, bright, beautiful colors bring joy to our lives. When we make our homes our own, we tend toward the colors that make us happy. When we think about selling our home, however, we need to understand…

When You Should – and Shouldn’t – DIY

When You Should – and Shouldn’t – DIY

Are you starting to feel a little bored with your house? Are you daydreaming about making some changes? At some point, most homeowners want to spruce up their home a little bit – and may even try to handle some…

Vacation Homes & Second Homes

Vacation Homes & Second Homes

At one time second homes were the exclusive realm of the rich.  However, in recent years many middle -income families have purchased vacation homes, even it is only a cabin in the woods.  Spurred by the need to get away from…