One of my favorite things about living in Central Oregon is the beauty that surrounds us. Even on the occasional day when we think life is tough there is beauty all around us, and it often is the mountains of Central Oregon that make me realize everyday has beauty. View properties come in all shapes […]
What Area of Central Oregon Fits You?
Central Oregon Areas Broken Down Picking the Central Oregon area that fits you can be easy. Central Oregon has many diverse options and picking the area that fits your needs will help you in your home search. As a property or home buyer you have a lot of different terrains and locations to choose from […]
Bend Sellers You Deserve Better!
I am surprised more often than not at the lack of marketing done by agents on homes that failed to sell in the Bend market. I grew up in South County (Proud to say La Pine) and for years La Pine has been the area I mainly focused on. But life has changed and I […]
Conditional Use Permits May Be Needed For Taking Out Those Willows
Conditional use permits (CUP) are for more than just building. Deschutes County along with most counties in Oregon have specific rules and regulations concerning what can and can not be done to or on the land surrounding our waterways. The reasoning is for this is not only to protect the view along the water with […]
What's Price Got To Do With It?
Pricing a home correctly – means it will sell faster! The real estate market is changing – we currently less inventory and buyers are still looking for the perfect place to call home. Many sellers believe that the original listing price has no impact on the sale of the property – they can always lower […]
Don't Be House Poor Buying Your First Home
Is It Time To Buy Your First Home? Is it time to start thinking of buying your first home? The first well maybe second step in finding your dream home is talking to a lender. Discovering what you might qualify is a huge piece of the puzzle. However, sometimes the loan you qualify for is […]
Flat Fee Brokerage vs Full Service Brokerage
The Battle of The Flat Fee Brokerage and Full Service Brokerage Before the “big real estate crash” we had all kinds of discount and flat fee brokerages in town. As the market fell so did many of these offices. Sales in Bend and all of Central Oregon were slow, sellers needed a more strategic plan […]
Owner Carry Contract vs Rent To Own
Many buyers that had a bankruptcy or foreclosure through the crash are out there trying to find a place to call their own. Some can not qualify for a loan for a few years to come others are primed and ready to buy the old fashion way with a loan. There seems to be a […]
Seller’s It’s Definitely Your Turn
Back in May of 2012 I wrote about multiple offers and a weekend of disappointment for my buyers of that weekend. All three fell into multiple offers and it was very frustrating. As summer came that did slow down to a little more reasonable pace. Today, we are back to the same place we were, […]
Bend Bank Owned Homes
Bank owned homes in Bend are for more than the first time homeowner. The choices in homes that have gone through the foreclosure process vary in price, location, size and style. There of course are areas that have been hit harder by foreclosures than others but with patience and perseverance you can find just about […]