March 2019

Found 4 blog entries for March 2019.

Permits Down for New Bend Homes

Bend Oregon New Home Construction

After many years of growth in new home construction in Bend, the number of permits pulled so far this year for single family homes are significantly down compared with previous years. From a high of 117 in March 2017, February 2019 had the lowest number of new home permits pulled in 4 years with less than 40.* February is typically a busy month for builders obtaining permits to build homes for summer sales.  This decline is significant as it is not following the normal trends.

 

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Why Are Bend Builders Not Pulling Permits?

When a good analysis of Bend home trends is looked at, it becomes obvious that Bend new home construction has slowed. Many builders are sitting on inventory and while prices have

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Bend FamiliesWhat's in the BPRE March Newsletter?

  • Can Bend Families Afford to Live in Bend?
  • How is the Bend Real Estate Market Changing?
  • Commercial Real Estate Market Update.
  • Important Lessons and Tips to Know.
  • Protecting the Equity of Your Home.
  • Boosting Curb Appeal can do Wonders for a Sale!
  • And much more...

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Bend Real Estate Market Changing

Bend Real EstateFebruary 2019 had the most dramatic change to the Bend Real Estate market that we have seen in many years. Sales dramatically declined while prices increased, although at a reduced rate than we have experienced over the past few years.  It appears that the trends we started to see the second half of 2018 are continuing.

When February 2019 is compared with February 2018, the data for Bend single family residential sales on less than an acre are as follows:

  • Numbers for sale down 6.6% to 398
  • Numbers sold down 36% to 105
  • Numbers pended down 17% to 151
  • Average price per square foot up 2.9% to $248
  • Average days on market unchanged
  • Sold/Original listing price different down 1% to 96%
  • Average active
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How Will State Wide Rent Control Impact Rentals?

For Rent

Oregon has the distinction of becoming the first state in the United States to pass state wide rent control. California attempted to do this last fall, but it failed at the ballot box. Several large American cities, such as New York, have rent control laws, but no state until now.

The law as written will limit the rent increase in to 7% above the annual change in the consumer price index. It also prohibits landlords from terminating month-to-month leases without cause after 12 months of occupancy. There is an exception to this last - for those tenants who receive three lease violations within a 12 month period and the landlord provides them written notice within 90 days.

How this new law will

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