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    January 2023 Housing Report for Central Oregon

    By Shelby Little | January 12, 2023

    January 2023 Housing Market Report for Central Oregon The first 2023 Housing Market Report for Central Oregon sheds light on the current real estate trends in Bend and surrounding areas. For all the hoopla and topsy-turvy turns of the market over the last year, one fact remains: December 2023 median home prices were slightly higher... Read More

    Are We In A Bubble? Current Market vs. The Great Recession

    By Shelby Little | January 11, 2023

    If you were paying attention to the housing market in 2008, you’ve probably noticed some concerning similarities between then and now. While these signs are bound to strike some fear in buyers who are familiar with the signs of the dreaded housing bubble, real estate experts are in agreement — this is not a bubble, or if it is, it’s a type we haven’t seen thus far. Read More

    Teaming Up To Give Back

    By Shelby Little | December 15, 2022

    Bend Relo's annual giving not only feels good, but is good for our community, too. With over $20,000 in charitable donations for 2021 alone we wanted to highlight some of the nonprofits we partner with, and our pay-it-forward philosophy. Read More

    How to Have a Greener Holiday Season

    By Shelby Little | December 8, 2022

    When it comes to living more sustainably, many of us focus on our everyday choices and routines while neglecting the impact of major events, i.e. the holidays. Luckily for us, the easiest place to start tackling this problem is right inside the comfort of your own home.  Read More

    What is a Seller Buydown and Why Should You Want One?

    By Shelby Little | November 1, 2022

    So you want to buy a house in Central Oregon, but don’t want to pay over 7% in mortgage interest? We’re here to tell you there’s a way, and the Bend Relo team has used it to help seven clients in the last month close deals with lower interest rates. Let’s talk about mortgage buydowns. Read More

    Central Oregon Real Estate Market Update October 2022

    By Shelby Little | October 12, 2022

    Welcome back to our monthly market update! This month, the push-pull between buyers and sellers might be creating some exciting friction and property competition. We’ve pulled the latest stats from the Central Oregon Beacon Report and the Bend, Oregon MLS data to bring you up to date with the Bend Housing Market Report October 2022. Read More

    Lower Your Mortgage Interest Rate

    By Shelby Little | September 30, 2022

    Lower mortgage interest rates — that’s what any homebuyer wants, right? And with the Fed’s recent interest rate hikes, which are an attempt to lower inflation, many prospective home buyers are asking the question, “How can I pay the lowest interest rate on a house?” Well, good news: we’ve got a few insights and strategies that we can share from our recent client activity and home transactions. Read More

    New to Gardening in Central Oregon? Myths and Tips to Get You Growing

    By Shelby Little | September 23, 2022

    No one who lives in the High Desert will tell you with a straight face that growing a beautiful, bountiful garden in Bend, Oregon is easy. But every local gardener will agree, the rewards of seeing your garden boom are beyond compare. If you’re relocating to Central Oregon and are eager to start digging, we're here with some of the myths and truths of gardening in your new home. Read More

    Central Oregon Housing Market Report – September 2022

    By Shelby Little | September 12, 2022

    Central Oregon Housing Market Report September 2022 In this month’s real estate market update for Central Oregon, a subtle shift in Bend real estate could mean a leveling-out, making it a more stable environment for both buyers and sellers. Read on for the latest news we’ve gathered from this month’s MLS and Beacon report data,... Read More

    The Bidding War: Build a Winning Strategy with These 5 Tools

    By Shelby Little | September 10, 2022

    We understand how disappointing it can be to miss out on a property due to a bidding war, and are here to say, Hang in there! As for any other competition, it pays to have the right equipment, and stamina is your secret weapon. Here are five options for taking your offer to the finish line. Read More