July 2017

Found 4 blog entries for July 2017.

Cascade Cycling Classic Hits Downtown Bend Saturday


The 38th annual Cascade Cycling Classic is underway right now in beautiful Central Oregon. The CCC is the longest consecutively run elite stage race in the country and has attracted most of North America's top cyclists over the years; Lance Armstrong's won the CCC in 1997. This year is the first time the CCC has the UCI level ranking for the men with the women's race receiving it last year. 

The race consists of 5 stages. The Mackenzie Pass 173 km stage one was completed Wednesday, the Skyliners Time Trial of 22.8 km was completed Thursday and today is the 172.8 km Cascade Lakes Road Race traveling through some of the most beautiful scenery in North America.

Tomorrow evening is the Downtown

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RedmondOregonRedmond OR Home Sales Show Continued Growth

Redmond home sales remain strong with new real estate contracts, home prices and the number of new homes on the market all trending upward. Redmond has always been a more affordable option for Central Oregon residents to Bend, but its desirability as a great place to live, work, and raise a family has made Redmond the 1st choice for many moving to our area.

Redmond trends are as follows comparing June 2017 with June 2016:

  • Homes for sale up 16%
  • Homes in pending status up 19%
  • Average price per square foot up 12.3%
  • Average active price up 5.7%
  • Average sold price up 23.1%

Redmond Oregon real estate trends

The average price of a sold Redmond, Oregon single family home has now reached $320,000 and the average price of

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Bend Real Estate trends mixedBend Real Estate Trends Mixed

The Bend real estate trends from June reflect a changing market.  Although the inventory levels are finally ticking in the right direction, the 2.4 months of Bend single family home inventory now available are still significantly below a balanced market where 6 months of inventory is considered healthy. Bend residents can see the evidence of new home construction throughout the town and when June, 2016 is compared with June, 2017, the 2.4 months is up 14.2%.  Positive movement, but still not where we need to be.

However, the trends are mixed when you compare actual sales. Comparing June 2016 with June 2017 Bend home sales provide the following data:*

Bend Real Estate Trends June 2017

  • Number of Sold Homes down 1.6%
  • Number of Pended Homes
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Tumalo Mountain Hike - Mt. BachelorAfter the 2016/2017 winter we  experienced in Central Oregon, we have anxiously been waiting to have access to the higher elevations of the Cascades. The record-breaking winter snowfall has kept the higher trails, lakes, and passes closed much longer than normal. However, today we were able to hike one of the first trails into the Central Oregon Cascades and made it up Tumalo Mountain.

Located just northeast of Mt. Bachelor, the Tumalo Mountain trail is a moderate up and back trek of 4 miles round trip with 1420 feet of elevation change during the hike. As you gain altitude, views of Mt. Bachelor and its ski runs and lifts become visible. Today it is obvious that it will take more time and warm weather before the hike up Mt. Bachelor will be able to

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