January 2017

Found 3 blog entries for January 2017.

Bend Real Estate Sales Show GrowthBend Or Real Estate Trends

2016 was a year of continued real estate growth in Bend. When 2015 data is compared with 2016, the average sales price of a Bend single family home was up 12.5% with the average sold price up 9.3%.  There were 3.4% more homes sold in 2016 than in 2015 with 6.9% fewer properties available for sale. This has aggravated our lack of inventory and continues to push prices up. The average single family Bend home sold for $386,000 in 2015 and in 2016 it sold for $422,000.*

Lack of Bend Housing Inventory Remains an Issue

In late 2015, the expansion of Bend's urban growth boundary was finally approved. This need for additional development land has existed for over 10 years and finally the city was granted permission to

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Roof with SnowIn light of the collapse of the Highland school gym roof last night, the concerns regarding snow load have really hit home. So what is snow load and what can a Bend homeowner do about it? According to AccuWeather, a cubic foot of dry snow weights about 6 to 8 pounds, while one cubic foot of packed snow could weigh up to 20 pounds. The same volume of ice can weigh three times this amount.  Roofs are engineered to handle a certain amount of weight based on their pitch (inches the roof rises vertically for every 12 inches it extends horizontally). The steeper the pitch, the less likely snow will accumulate on the roof. Homes with low pitch or flat roofs are at increased risk to accumulate snow and collapse under the snow's weight. The average

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Icicles and Ice DamsBend Oregon Homes -

This winter has seen more snow fall in Central Oregon than we have had for several years. Although beautiful, it can also be hazardous for driving and can create problems for Bend real estate. Among the most noticeable issue we have observed is a great number of icicles hanging from roofs. These are indicators of problems with your Bend home. Icicles form when snow accumulates on your roof and then melts. If your attic has insufficient insulation or improper ventilation so that your attic becomes warm, this will heat the roof and cause the snow to melt.  As it melts, the water flows towards gutters or the edge of the roof where it freezes again, forming icicles. Experts advise against knocking these icicles off, as this may break

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