October 2016

Found 6 blog entries for October 2016.

Bend Luxury HomesSince the end of the dramatic downturn in the Bend real estate market which happened during the recession, luxury home sales have been trending up. When 3rd quarter 2016 is compared with 3rd quarter 2006 (which was among the strongest quarters pre recession), 25% more million dollar homes have sold with 70% more in contract.  Comparing the same period, there are 18% fewer active listings. And a true indicator of recovery comes with builder confidence. The speculative building of million dollar Bend homes is happening again. During 2016, 31 high end homes valued over $1,000,000 have been built with 9 sold and 7 with sales pending.

Should you want to hear more about Bend Oregon new construction, call us today! Any of our Bend Premier agents would be

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Seasons have different effects on plumbing. As the winter season approaches it is necessary to take steps to protect your plumbing from the risks this season may bring. Being aware of these risks and following some simple tips can save your home, and you, from a lot of frustration.Plumbing Pipes

  • Pipe Protection:

If you have a trip planned, it is vital that you take proper safety measures regarding your plumbing while you are gone. Rather than turning off the heat altogether, set it to a temperature of 45-55 degrees.

This temperature setting will keep the water in the pipes from freezing which is a serious hazard. The ice may cause the pipes to burst causing flooding in your home and gallons of water to be wasted. Consider keeping cupboards with

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Fall Home MaintenanceThe days are getting shorter, the leaves are turning, and there is a chill in the air! We all know that winter is just around the corner. But while you are raking the leaves in your yard, have you also thought about what you need to do to get your home ready for winter? Here are 10 ideas which can be done to keep your Bend Oregon Home ready to tackle the worst Mother Nature can throw at it this winter!


  1. Blow out sprinklers and turn the system off.
  2. Store hoses in the garage and install covers over your outdoor faucets.
  3. Seal cracks around doors and windows.
  4. Clean your rain gutters.
  5. Have your roof and chimney inspected by a professional.
  6. Have your furnace serviced.
  7. Prune your bushes and trees and clean up any yard debris.
  8. Drain
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Bend Real Estate New ConstructionBuying a new home can be one of the most exciting real estate experiences for homeowners. Besides the possibility of picking out colors and interior finishes, being the first to hang a picture, to cook in the kitchen, to move in furniture can all  create memories which turn a new house into a home to treasure for years to come. However, there are several things which home buyers need to be aware when purchasing a new home.

First, when buying in a subdivision, typically the asking price is the price a buyer should expect to pay. The builder, unless he/she has excess inventory which is not moving, needs to keep the price where it is so that future homes he/she builds have good comparables. Sometimes a buyer can negotiate a refrigerator, A/C, fenced

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SRS LogoThe National Association of Realtors offers advanced training and certification in several real estate related topics. Among the best certifications for working with sellers is the SRS - Seller Representative Specialist. The SRS course provides the real estate professionals who take the training a foundation in best representing sellers' interests in today's market.

Bend Premier Real Estate is pleased to announce that Anita Keller, Laura Curry, Carrie DiTullio, Lynn Larkin, Sheri Hilton and Tina Roberts have all completed the SRS course and will soon have their SRS designation. These Brokers are taking their seller representation to the next level and show their commitment to be even better in their work with sellers of Central Oregon and Bend Real

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Marijuana LeafAt the Oregon Association of Realtors' annual conference last week, several presentations touched on recreational marijuana use within the state. We are now 1 year into legalized recreational marijuana and some of the rules and regulations which govern this use have been implemented. Anyone who wishes to engage in the growing, distribution or sales of recreational marijuana needs to be aware of these rules and regulations but also aware that the possession, growth and distribution of marijuana remains a federal crime subject to prosecution, should the Department of Justice ever choose to enforce the federal laws; the Cole Memo has outlined that at the present time, the federal government has elected to keep away from enforcing drug laws in states which

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