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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

    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

    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

    Readers Voted Stormy Clark and West + Main Best of Central Oregon

    By Shelby Little | September 8, 2022

    THANK YOU to our clients for voting us the best in real estate brokerage in the Best of Central Oregon 2022 Read More

    4 Things to Know About Earnest Money

    By Shelby Little | August 10, 2022

    Earnest money is a deposit the buyer puts down to show they are serious about purchasing a property. In others words, they are doing more than browsing. This is particularly important in a seller's market, as is the case in Bend's real estate market. Read More

    What are Seller Concessions?

    By David Keyte | August 9, 2022

    With the recent real estate market shifts in favor of buyers, you may be wondering “What are seller concessions?” To answer that question, you first need to understand closing costs. Read More