Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends

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Bend Home Sales Significantly Down the End of 2022 

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When we study Bend real estate sales in 2022, we can state with confidence that the first six months were very different that the second half of the year. The first half of the year was a continuation of what was seen in 2021, with Bend single family home sales greatly impacted by lack of inventory and relatively low interest rates.  It was an extremely strong sellers' market with multiple offers and contingency waivers a normal occurrence. However, the second half of the year was highly influenced by rising mortgage interest rates with these more than doubling in just a few months - something that had never happened before in the country's history.  The high mortgage rates changed the buying

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Bend Real Estate Market in Transition

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Ask any Bend Premier Real Estate broker about the local housing market and they will tell you that it is changing. After the initial few weeks of the Covid-19 pandemic, real estate sales across the nation accelerated beyond any seen before. Lack of inventory coupled with low interest rates led to multiple-offers, tremendous buyer demand and rising home prices; between March of 2020 and March of 2022, the average price of a Bend single family home on less than an acre increased 67%. This rate of increase was not sustainable. When mortgage interest rates started rising, this increase coupled with high inflation changed the dynamic of the Bend real estate market. Our market is currently in transition with sales

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High Interest Rates Impacting the Buying Power of Bend Homebuyers

Although the 30 year interest rate has moderated a bit from its high of 7.08% hit November 10, 2022, the rapid increase in mortgage interest rates we have seen since the beginning of 2022 has greatly impacted our buyer's purchasing power. Many buyers are regretting that they didn't buy several months ago before rates rose to the levels they are now. But is it really cheaper to buy a Bend home today than it was six months ago? Let's look at the true difference between these two markets and see what the numbers actually say.

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 In April, we were still living under high demand for Bend homes and a $500,000 property hitting the market would often generate multiple offers, pushing the

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There are a lot of Questions with Bend Home Sales

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As we published last month, the Bend real estate market is in transition. The steep rise in mortgage rates and continued home price increase has impacted Bend homebuyers to the point where home sales have slowed beyond normal seasonal levels.  It is as if the brakes have been hit and all onboard are bracing for an impact. What that eventual impact will be remains to be seen.

When October, 2022 sales of Bend single family homes are compared with those from October, 2021, the following changes can be noted:

  • Average sales price up 6.4% to $823,360*
  • Median sales price up 4.4% to $680,000
  • Average list price up 17.6% to $934,365
  • Median list price up 4.7% to $725,000
  • New listings down
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The Brakes Are On With Bend Real Estate Sales

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Ask any real estate agent across the country about the current state of the market, they will tell you things have changed dramatically since earlier in the year.  Ask a Bend Premier Real Estate Broker about the local market, they will tell you that it is as if the brakes have been hit stopping a jet plane. The fed's increase in interest rates is being done to curtail inflation.  When it comes to the housing industry, this tightening is working. Bend home sales are falling, days on market are rising, yet home prices are still up. Mortgage interest rates are now approaching 7% for a 30 year fixed, a figure which hasn't been seen since 2002. Each percentage increase in interest rates reduces homebuyer's

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The Number of Bend Homes for Sale is Down

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We have been tracking Bend single family home sales for many years, looking at the trends, how home prices rise or fall, what the changes are in price per square foot, median and average sales price, months of inventory and days on market.  We have consistently compared one month to the same month the year previously in order to follow  the long term changes instead of potential anomalies that can occur over a short time period. We have watched and recorded that happened to the Bend home market when the market crashed with the housing recession. And we have watched and recorded the latest changes that happened when the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent stay-at-home orders made Americans realize that home

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The Bend Real Estate Market is in Transition

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As we have been writing for several months now, the Bend Oregon real estate market is definitely changing. Mortgage interest rates have risen impacting the buying power of would-be homeowners, especially first time home buyers. The buying frenzy experienced in 2021 is gone and the inventory levels of available homes are growing. The days on market of active listings are rising, but so are home prices when compared with the year before. However, the trend lines over the past few months are showing a softening in the market with over 254 price reductions in the past week for all Central Oregon listings. When the market softens, those properties priced well as perceived by buyers are those that sell first.

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What's Up With the Bend Real Estate Market?

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For many Brokers, the past two years of real estate sales in the Central Oregon area have felt like warp speed.  The buyer frenzy in attempting to find a home that worked, writing as strong an offer as possible only to find out that the offer was one of many and the seller choose another, and then starting over again at another home to have that offer rejected as well.  Some of our brokers wrote as many as 10 offers for the same buyer before something was finally accepted or the buyer became so discouraged they stopped searching. From the seller side, putting a home on the market and then having 10 offers over the weekend which bid the price up to figures never seen before, sorting through them and

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Bend Home Prices Still Rising, But at a Slower Rate

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Ask any Bend Premier Real Estate broker what the Bend home market is like late spring 2022 and they will tell you it "feels different" than it has been over the past two years.  The frenzied buying scenarios and multiple offers that were experienced on many listings in 2021 are fewer, days on market on many properties are up, and price reductions on homes that are not in contract within a few days are becoming more regular. While well priced homes in desirable locations are still receiving strong offers, and while bidding wars are occurring, we are not having the numbers of offers in these wars that we had in 2021. As interest rates grow, the buying power of potential homeowners shrinks. Cash

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Are Bend Real Estate Sales at a Crossroads?

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We have been blogging monthly about Bend real estate trends for many years. Often the data repeats itself month after month and it can feel a bit repetitious. However, since the beginning of 2022, we have noted changes with Bend home sales trends. There may be many things that are contributing to these changes - i.e. inflation, rising mortgage interest rates, the end of the Covid pandemic mask mandates and stay at home orders, the war in Ukraine, and the start of the mid-year election season to name a few. It remains to be seen whether or not these changes will continue as we move into the Bend's peak selling season which runs from mid spring into early fall.

When April 2022 Bend single family home

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