March 2018

Found 4 blog entries for March 2018.

Bend Oregon New Construction TrendsBend New Construction 5 Year Trend

For the past few years, we have been reporting that Bend home prices have been rising. From almost no new construction during the great recession to now where it appears that new homes are being built all over town, Bend has recovered from the downturn. New home trends in Bend have gone from $430,000 to $591,000 asking price (up 37.5%) and $315,000 to $522,000 selling price (up 65.7%) over the past 5 years.*  Ask any builder and they will tell you that land prices, rising material costs and labor shortages have driven the price of Bend new homes.

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Bend Oregon New Homes Prices Steady

Compared with the last 5 years, there

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5 Reasons Your Neighbor's House is Worth More Than Yours 

Really? Is our Charlotte home worth that much?


It's time to list your home and you've been seeing the sales prices of the homes around you and you're overly excited that your home is going to sell for SO much more than you ever thought it would! Your neighbor's home yours is bound to as well, right?


Not so fast!  I've run into this on more than one occasion each and every week this month and here is my advice as to why your home may not hold the same value as your neighbors' homes:

  1. Updates, updates, updates!  Updates are simply at the top of the list for home buyers these days - time is a factor in everything as we find ourselves running in 100 different directions each day and cannot
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Bend Real Estate TrendsBend Oregon Home Sales Stay Strong

Over the last few years, we have reported that single-family residential home sales in Bend have stayed strong and prices keep rising. February 2018 has been no exception to this trend. Home prices continue to rise and lack of inventory remains a serious issue. In addition, the relative lack of snow in 2018 has kept sales and new listings growing when compared with the record breaking snowfall experienced in 2017. The following data is for single family homes in Bend on land under an acre reflecting February 2017 and February 2018:

  • Homes for sale up 24.4% to 540
  • Homes sold up 31.4% to 201
  • Homes pended up 18.1% to 228
  • Average price per square foot up 7.2% to $237,000
  • Average days on market down 8.5%
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Empire State Building SpireBuilt in 1930, the Empire State Building is one of the most memorable buildings in the world and is an iconic representative of New York City and Manhattan Island. The skyscraper has been the location of famous movies (i.e. King Kong), the office of many businesses and at one time, the tallest building in the world.

The 200 foot spire on the top of the 1050 foot tall building was placed, according to former New York State Governor Al Smith and the construction chairman of the building, to serve as a mooring mast for the docking of dirigibles with the argument that the closest port for these blimps was in Ocean County, NJ at the time.  However, many believe that the reason the spire was really placed was to top the 1046 foot tall Chrysler Building as

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