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Bocce Ball TournamentUp for Bocce Ball?

The Bend Premier Real Estate team made up of Lisa Wettstein, Debbie Walsh, Colleen Dillingham and Diane Lozito participated August 22, 2019 in Amerititle's 8th annual Bocce Ball Tournament. Over 48 teams were there representing the real estate industry throughout Central Oregon. Although they didn't win, the Bend Premier "alley cats" had fun and thousands of dollars were raised for Central Oregon charities. 

Congratulations on a well played tournament and thanks to Amerititle for this fun, annual event.

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Bend Home Prices Keep Rising

Bend Home Prices Up

The July 2019 figures are out and Bend single family home prices continue to go up while closings are down.  However, homes in pending contracts have had a huge increase over the year before.  When July 2019 is compared with July 2018 for Bend single family homes on less than an acre, the following changes can be seen:

  • Homes for sale down 6.1% to 604*
  • Homes sold down 1.6% to 239
  • Homes pended up 28.3% to 263
  • The average price per square foot for sold homes up 4% to $261
  • The average days on market down 5.3% to 90
  • The sold/original listing price difference is unchanged at 98%
  • The average active price is up 4.9% to $686,000
  • The average sold price is up 9.2% to $544,000
  • The months of inventory
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Real Estate Trends in Bend, Redmond, Sunriver and Prineville

Bend Oregon Real Estate TrendsWe focus a lot on the real estate market trends for Bend and Redmond, but Central Oregon also encompasses many other towns and areas, all with their own charm and unique lifestyle. Housing prices and types of homes vary in these towns and it is interesting to see how each community compares with the next. While Bend has seen the bulk of growth over the last 3 years, Redmond was the fastest growing town in Central Oregon in the second quarter 2019 according to the multiple listing service. Sunriver, Central Oregon's most known resort community, has maintained a relatively stable real estate market over the last 3 years, and Prineville, one of the most hard hit towns during the recession, is

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Redmond Home Sales Strong

Redmond Oregon Real Estate TrendsWhile the upward trends for Bend single family home sales have slowed over the past few months, Redmond home sales have remained strong. Redmond, located just 17 miles north of Bend, has long been known as a great place to live, with homes priced well below that of Bend. People relocating to Central Oregon have discovered Redmond's value and home sales in this great town have taken off.

When June 2019 is compared with June 2018, the following changes can be noted for Redmond single family home sales on less than an acre:

  • Homes for sale down 2.5% to 230*
  • Homes sold up 8.2% to 106
  • Homes pended up 7.6% to 99
  • Average price per square foot up 4.3% to $195
  • Average days on market down 3.8% to 101
  • Sold to
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Bend Real Estate Market Showing Mixed Results

Bend OR Real Estate TrendsThe June 2019 figures for Bend Oregon real estate trends have been published and the results are mixed. While June had a surge in new listings, the numbers were similar to the year before. And while we are entering our summer peak selling season, in some categories the trends point down.

When June 2019 is compared with June 2018 for Bend single family home sales on less than an acre, the following data are seen:

  • Homes listed for sale down .3% from 607 to 605
  • Homes sold down 10.9% to 266
  • Homes pended down 4.5% to 233
  • Average price per square foot up 4.8% to $261
  • Average days on market down 5.6% to 89
  • Sold to original price difference down 1% to 98%
  • Average active price up 4.6% to
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Bend Luxury Homes Sales Growing

Bend Luxury Homes

Bend's high end real estate market has been trending upward for several years. Almost unheard of less than 10 years ago, the sale of million dollar homes in Bend has become common and the construction of million dollar spec homes the norm in several Bend neighborhoods.

From July 2018 through June, 2019, 67 Bend homes priced between $1,000,000 and $1,299,999 have sold, a figure that is up 11.7% over the previous 12 months. For homes priced $1,300,000 to $1,599,999, 29 Bend homes have sold, up 11.5% over the same period a year before. Homes priced between $1,600,000 and $1,999,999, the figure is 13 homes, up 30% and for the very high end, the $2,000,000 or more price point, the figure is 7, which is up 75% over that

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Multiple OffersYou’ve saved and saved and are ready to buy your next home. You’ve scouted several homes and you have found THE ONE. It’s been on the market for six months and you start thinking this house has been neglected – but why? After a thorough review of current market data you submit a solid offer that day. The next morning your agent calls to tell you there are now multiple offers and the seller is instructing agents for “highest and best” within 48-hours and the seller will review all offers then.

The home you dreamed about -  where you’d put the sofa, the kids' toys and room for your skis in the garage feels like it’s slipping away. Your head starts pounding, your heart races and the adrenaline is making itself known throughout your body. Hopefully your

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Bend Real Estate Sales Are Strong

 Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends

Spring has arrived in Central Oregon and homes are selling! After a series of months in which Bend home sales had dropped while prices continued to rise, May 2019 has provided a 180 degree turn around. The number of Bend homes for sale jumped 34.8% and the number of homes sold rose 29.9% from April, 2019. After an unusual winter with late heavy snow, overcast skies and heavy rain in April, sellers decided at last that May, with the sun out and longer days, was a great time to list.  When May 2019 is compared with May 2018 for Bend single family homes on less than an acre, the following changes can be noted:

  • Homes for sale are down 1.3% to 535
  • Homes sold are up 2.2% to 230
  • Homes pended are up 11.6% to
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June 2019 Spotlight on Local Business

first interstate bank spotlight on local business

Bend Premier Real Estate is thrilled to be named First Interstate Bank in Downtown Bend's featured local business for June 2019.  When visiting the bank at the corner of Greenwood and Wall Street, be sure to check out our display! And say hello to all the friendly people who work at First Interstate Bank.

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