February 2016

Found 2 blog entries for February 2016.

Bend home sales on the riseWe love Bend! And if you own a home, you may love what has happened with Bend real estate values even more! During 2015, the average price of a Bend single family home increased 11.1%.  Bend homes have consistently been increasing in value since 2011, when the average price of a Bend single family home was $240,128; today Bend's average home is almost $386,000. If you bought your home anytime in the last 5 years, you most likely have seen an increase in your home's equity. What has caused this? People have continued to move to Bend; we all love the lifestyle  - from the many brew pubs to the amazing outdoor recreational opportunities and the beautiful, clean environment, good schools and fabulous parks! But while people in abundance continue to move here,

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Bend Oregon Eco-Friendly HomesHome building in Bend has taken big steps toward going “green” whether it be individual “eco-friendly” homes or in the case of Northwest Crossing, an entire subdivision where homes are all Earth Advantage certified. But even if you aren’t ready to buy a new green home in Bend, there are several simple ways you can incorporate “green” ideas into your own home in order to reduce energy consumption and your own carbon footprint. 1) Insulate – With heating and cooling accounting for 50% of your home’s energy consumption, make sure you have proper insulation and your heating ducts and windows are sealed tight. 2) Appliances – When replacing appliances, look for the ENERGY STAR label which offer significant energy savings without compromising performance. 3)

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