June 2016

Found 4 blog entries for June 2016.

Home SalesBend continues to be a destination for many west coast Americans thinking of relocating from an urban setting to one less congested and more conducive to an outdoor lifestyle.  Relative to home prices in the Seattle, Portland, or the Bay area, Bend real estate is still a bargain, although long time residents may find that current price trends are beyond what they ever imagined. When 2016 Bend home sales are compared year to date with sales from 2015, the number of listings sold are similar, but the average sales price is significantly higher. The average year to date cost of a Bend single family home on a lot less than an acre was $381,120 in 2015; for 2016 the cost is $409,787. The median cost in 2015 was $320,000 and in 2016 the median cost is

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Fort Rock Oregon General StoreLocated about an hour's drive south and east of Bend, Fort Rock, Oregon, is an interesting place to spend a day. Besides the fascinating geological formation of the Rock itself, the community has a wonderful collection of original homestead buildings and memorabilia which show what life for the people who lived here 100 years ago. For a $5.00 entrance fee, the Fort Rock Homestead Village is open to visitors to look around in the buildings, see the tools and household products that were used and those with good imaginations can visualize what life was like for these Oregon pioneers. The buildings include a one room school, a church (which can be used even now for weddings and memorial services), a general store, several homes and even an outhouse. A

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3 Sisters view from OverlookCentral Oregon is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts from around the world. From the fabulous hiking, biking and skiing trails available in the Cascades, to the climbing at Smith Rock, to the many water options available to fish, boat and float on, there is an outdoor activity which should work for almost any person.

One hiking location which may not have had as much attention as others is Whychus Canyon. Located just outside Sisters, Oregon, Whychus Canyon is a 930 acre preserve which was established in 2010 with 480 acres added in 2014. The preserve encompasses 4 miles of Whychus Creek compete with a beautiful waterfall, has diverse vegetation and wildlife and has undergone signification restoration of the forest and stream. Just this year a new .9 mile

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Mt. Bachelor Village SignBuilt in the 1970's, Mt. Bachelor Village retains the amenities and location which made it a popular Bend neighborhood from its inception.  Located in SW Bend off Century Drive, Mt. Bachelor Village offers owners easy access to Cascade Lakes Highway, Mt. Bachelor, and the city of Bend. Some homes are located overlooking the Deschutes River and all owners have access to the community pool, tennis courts and clubhouse. With the recent decision of the Bend City Council to limit vacation rentals within the city limits, Mt. Bachelor Village is a Bend community which retains this option.  Many owners in Mt. Bachelor Village do rent their homes as vacation rentals, when they are not using the home themselves as a vacation home or full time residence.

Since

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