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Cascade Lakes Brewing Produces a Meal to Remember

Cascade Lakes

Bend Oregon has become a beer hot spot for any hop connoisseur. With over 27 breweries to choose from, there seems to be a flavor and experience for any palate. Last week, we were able to have a fun and unique dining experience at one of our favorite brew stops, Cascade Lakes. 

Founded in 1994, Cascade Lakes Brewing has its origins in Redmond, Oregon. Over 25 years later, the brewery has greatly expanded its brewing system and also has added "The Lodge,",our go-to weekend stop in Bend, Oregon on the way to Mt. Bachelor. On our most recent visit, Cascade Lakes offered an exclusive, 30 ticket only event for a 5 course beer pairing which was called "Beer and Bites." Based on teaser photos leaked on

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Bend Home Sales Surging

Bend Oregon Real Estate

The Bend real estate market has been strong since coming out of the recession.  However, the figures from January 2019 were beyond expectations with the number of new ratified sales contracts hitting new highs.

When January 2019 is compared with January 2018, the following trends can be noted for Bend single family residences on less than an acre of land:

  • Homes for sale were down 29.6% to 269*
  • Homes sold up 3.1% to 131
  • Homes pended up 24.6% to 177
  • The average price per square foot on sold home was up 6.1% to $259
  • The days on market were up 1.6% to 130
  • The sold/original listing price difference was up 1.1% to 96%
  • The average active price was up 5.8% to $752,000
  • The average sold price was up 6.7%
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Bend Premier Real Estate Announces 2020 Top Producers

2020 Bend Premier Real Estate Awards Luncheon

At a recent luncheon, all Bend Premier Real Estate brokers were honored with additional acknowledgment provided to those who stood out with their real estate sales in 2019:

  • #1 Top Producer - Dana Furlan
  • #1 Top Team - Rachel Greenwald Rhoads and Kacey Taylor
  • #1 Individual Sale - Laura Curry
  • #1 Rising Star - Denny Osborn

The Pattie & Megan Serbus team was also acknowledged as a top producer.

Recognition was also given to the top 10 in total sales in 2020:

  • Sherry Ortega
  • Cate Cushman
  • Danielle Gates
  • Eric Andrews
  • Tina Roberts
  • Laura Curry
  • Stephanie Edgerly
  • Kathy Hovermale
  • Rob Lindberg & Jacque Martini Roberts (tie)

Brokers who had sales in

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CHI is One of Bend's Best Asian Restaurants

When it comes to Asian cuisine, there are so many outstanding options to choose from in Central Oregon. However, there is one stop that we keep going back to time and time again. CHI Chinese & Sushi Bar in Downtown Bend is a "must try" restaurant for every Central Oregon foodie. This location was once upon a time the old Boondocks location and then Liquid Lounge. Unfortunately neither bar was successful, but after a nice remodel, CHI opened and we are so glad they did. 

On this particular visit, we decided to lean more on the sushi side, but threw in a bit of Chinese cuisine as well. Our appetizers consisted of the dumpling tower and pan seared potstickers. Both were outstanding in their own right. The

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New Italian Restaurant a Great Addition to Downtown Bend

Being a restaurant owner in Bend is not easy. From tight food margins to difficult customers, building a new business to a place people talk about and come back to is no easy task. Bend's newest restaurant is on track to follow that challenging path. Salute' Bend is an Italian restaurant in Bend worth remembering. 

This cozy restaurant is located in the old High Tides location, or more recently the old Citizen location on Bond in Downtown Bend across from Deschutes Brewery. This space has a strange hallway entrance that looks more like the beginning of a bad horror movie with unique lighting and a sterile feel than the entrance to a wonderful Italian eating establishment. Make your way past

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Bend Home Sales 2019 Show More of the Same

New Years 2020As we move from 2019 to 2020, it is always good to look back and see how the sales from one year may affect the next. For Bend Real Estate in 2019, the trends provided more of the same with lack of inventory impacting home prices, days on market and closed sales.

When the 2018 figures from Bend single family homes sales on less than an acre are compared with those from 2019, the following can be seen:

  • The numbers of homes offered for sale were down 17.2% from 396 to 328 at the end of the year
  • The numbers of homes sold were down 4.2% from 2452 to 2352
  • The number of homes pended were down .8% from 2417 to 2397
  • The average days on market were unchanged at 103
  • The sold/original listing price
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Bend Premier Real Estate Broker Jack Zika Installed as New COAR President

COAR Christmas Party

Bend Premier Broker Jack Zika was installed as the new COAR president at the COAR holiday party on December 13th, 2019.  Besides being the new COAR president, Jack serves Oregon as the state representative of District 53 which covers much of Deschutes County, including Redmond. The Central Oregon Association of Realtors is fortunate to have such a influential person serving as president during 2020.

 

 

 

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A Surprising Number of New Bend Home Sales in November

Bend Premier Real EstateTraditionally as the weather cools and we move toward the end of the year, Bend home sales decrease. There are fewer buyers actively looking for homes in the winter and the holiday celebrations of most families impact real estate sales.

This year, however, there has been a large uptick in the number of Bend homes which went into contract during November.  When Bend single family home sales in November 2019 are compared with those from November 2018, the following changes can be noted:

  • The number of homes for sale are down 10.5% to 408*
  • The number of homes sold are down 1.8% to 167
  • The number of homes pended are up 23.6% to 183
  • The average price per square foot on sold homes is up
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Bend Home Prices Still Going Up

Bend Real EstateWill the top of the market come anytime soon?  We are often asked that when we work with buyers. The Bend Oregon real estate market has been strong since coming out of the recession and prices have risen yearly since 2011.  2019 has followed the trend with Bend home prices up each month over the same time frame in 2018. Extremely low inventory persists and the demand for Bend homes remains high.

The real estate data on Bend Oregon single family home sales for October 2019 have been published and the following changes can be noted when compared with October 2018:

  • Bend homes for sale down 5% to 480*
  • Bend homes sold down 1.8% to 221
  • Bend homes pended up 21.4% to 221
  • Days on market unchanged at 103
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