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  Bend Named No. 2 ‘Death-Defying City’ in the U.S. by Rocco (posthumously) The Dumbest Post of All time? I’m not sure it’s the lamest, but surely it must be close.  Bend Oregon is known for a lot of great things . . . clean air, affordable housing prices, short commutes, a salubrious climate boa...
11/13/2011
Why Mortgage Rates Are Going Up by Rocco (posthumously) A very succinct analysis, thanks to Larry Wallace of True North Mortgage.  Even I can understand this one. Why are Mortgage Rates Rising? My master tells me that mortgage rates here in Bend hit their low of around 4% a few months ago . . . ...
11/11/2011
Bend Homes For Sale . . . January 2011 statistics   A December to remember, a January to forget . . . at least as far as the weather is concerned.  Now I see where COVA gets that 300 days of sunshine stuff.  The whole month of January has been sunny and dry . . . great for golf; scarcely any new...
11/11/2011
Economic Stress in Deschutes and Crook Counties Stress in Deschutes and Crook Counties A recent article in the Bend Bulletin points to Crook and Deschutes counties as having recorded the worst indicators of economic stress in Oregon . . . and some of the highest in the nation, as reported in the...
11/11/2011
Market for Vacation Homes Is on the Rise An encouraging piece by S. Mitra Kalita  in today's Wall Street Journal Sales in many vacation communities across the U.S. soared last year to levels not seen since boom times, driven by deep discounts, cash purchases and buyers' rising stock portfolios. O...
05/24/2011
I decided to go with all the positive gridiron photos as the Ducks play Auburn next week in the ultimate BCS  game.  Certainly more interesting than Notices of Default in Deschutes County, a bit more uplifting too. Notices of Default A Notice of default is usually looked upon as the first step in...
05/24/2011
363 SW Bluff Dr. (#103), Bend Oregon 97702 MLS# 201009580 UPDATE--As predicted below, THIS HOME SOLD on January 18!! Proudly offered at $299,000 The Heart of The Old Mill Cascade Sotheby's International Realty in Bend has a number of awesome listings. But few offer the options, value, and carefre...
05/24/2011
Hundreds of Fewer Brokers in Oregon Aside from property values continuing to decline in Central Oregon, there are other peripheral issues related to the market difficulties.  Hundreds of fewer brokers are expected to join the ranks of Realtors in Oregon next year, and an increasing number of real...
05/24/2011
Case-Shiller The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices are the leading measures for the US residential housing market, tracking changes in the value of residential real estate both nationally as well as in 20 metropolitan regions. The indices are calculated monthly and published with a two month la...
05/24/2011
Bend Oregon's Home Price Drop is Worst in Nation? www.bestbendhomes.com by John and Sandy Kohlmoos More Rain on our Parade Quite a headline! And, I just really wanted an excuse to use the above picture. It's one I've enjoyed most of the winter (in part, thankful because I wasn't out in at Mt. Bac...
05/29/2010
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