Who’s buying homes in Bend? Builders and brokers say it’s empty nesters, older buyers By Joseph Ditzler / The Bulletin / @josefditzler Published Mar 14, 2015 at 12:01AM Empty nesters, retirees and new arrivals are snatching up homes in Bend that builders thought would attract entry-level buyers, some brokers and builders say. “We noticed a shift in the
Bend’s commercial real estate improves Vacancy rates fell, lease rates increased in 2014, survey shows Bulletin staff report / Published Mar 7, 2015 at 12:01AM Bend’s commercial real estate market saw vacancy rates falling and lease rates increasing at the end of 2014, according to a quarterly summary by Compass Commercial Real Estate Services. The
Bend area ranks 10th for home-price increase Report shows prices up 11.25 percent year over year By Joseph Ditzler / The Bulletin / @josefditzler Published Mar 4, 2015 at 12:01AM The Bend area dropped to 10th place nationally in December on the list of metro areas with the greatest annual increases in home prices, according to the Federal
$385,000 Great north end location on very large private lot. The great room is open and spacious with soaring wood ceilings and river rock fireplace. There are extensive windows throughout making it a very bright sunny home. The great room has multiple access to large wrap around deck. Home boasts 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bath with
Home price dips in Bend, jumps in Redmond Redmond’s median price increases 12 percent in November Bulletin staff report / Published Dec 27, 2014 at 12:01AM The median price for a single-family home dipped 1 percent in Bend last month, but jumped nearly 12 percent in Redmond, according to a report released in early December.
Sunriver Resort set to revamp restaurants Upgrades are part of $50 million in improvements By Tim Doran / The Bulletin / @Newsinbendor Published Dec 26, 2014 at 12:01AM Beginning early next month, two restaurants at Sunriver Resort will close for several months as the resort revamps its food and beverage service. The makeovers at Meadows at the Lodge
Central Oregon boom is almost exclusive to Deschutes Economic data show Crook, Jefferson counties struggling By Taylor W. Anderson / The Bulletin / @taylorwanderson Published Dec 26, 2014 at 12:02AM After years of slogging back from a stubborn recession in Central Oregon, Crook County looks poised to have lost more jobs in 2014 than it gained. Continuing a
Housing affordability solutions on the table Bend 2030 and committee agree on immediate recommendations By Ted Shorack / The Bulletin / @tjshorack Published Dec 23, 2014 at 12:01AM Bend 2030 has laid out a wide-ranging list of recommendations aimed at the city of Bend for resolving the housing affordability crisis. While some of the suggestions could take years
Developer plans to build higher-end units for active adults Click to enlarge photo Bend apartment complex proposed Preliminary plan calls for 136 units on Empire Avenue By Joseph Ditzler / The Bulletin / @josefditzler Published Dec 13, 2014 at 12:01AM A developer has filed preliminary plans with the city of Bend to build a 136-unit apartment complex on
Bend needs 16,681 new residences by 2028. What kind? Balancing homes and apartments for the future By Tyler Leeds / The Bulletin Published Nov 24, 2014 at 12:01AM / Updated Nov 24, 2014 at 06:01AM Anticipating Bend’s housing needs The city of Bend needs 16,681 new residences by 2028. As part of a 2010 request to expand Bend’s
Troy Field hits the market Property in downtown Bend for sale for $2.62 million By Joseph Ditzler / The Bulletin / @josefditzler Published Dec 11, 2014 at 12:01AM Troy Field, the 0.8-acre playing field on NW Bond Street and one of the last pieces of ground left undeveloped in downtown Bend, is officially for sale. Fratzke Commercial Real
Fannie to allow 3%-down loans By Clea Benson / Bloomberg News Published Dec 9, 2014 at 12:02AM WASHINGTON — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have set terms for letting borrowers put down as little as 3 percent of a home’s cost to get mortgages, a step criticized by Republican lawmakers as a return to
Central Oregon economy continues to improve Business index suggests increases in jobs, home sales, tourism By Joseph Ditzler / The Bulletin / @josefditzler Published Nov 30, 2014 at 12:01AM Editor’s note: The Bulletin has partnered with the University of Oregon’s College of Arts and Sciences and Department of Economics to produce the Central Oregon Business Index. The index
Construction starts on Bend apartment complex East-side apartments will serve low-income residents, veterans By Joseph Ditzler / The Bulletin / @josefditzler Published Oct 16, 2014 at 12:01AM A second phase of an affordable housing complex on Bend’s east side will provide 40 apartments to low-income people, with four units set aside for veterans and others transitioning out of
Planning Bend’s housing future Boomers, Millenials want housing Bend has little of By Mac McLean / The Bulletin / @agingbeat Published Oct 17, 2014 at 12:11AM Rick Brickner and his wife, Daria, were having dinner at a downtown Bend restaurant a couple of years ago when she asked him an interesting question: “Could you move here?” The Brickners,
SOLD $ 380,000 Large four-plex in NE Redmond. Each unit is 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath, 1340 square feet with single attached garages. Landscaped. 100% occupied, professionally managed and maintained. Close to schools, shopping and all the City of Redmond has to offer. Don’t miss this investment opportunity in Central Oregon!
$495,000 SOLD This single-level bungalow by Salvesen Homes combines quality finishes with super livability. The offset great room w/ hardwood floor & gas fireplace extends to an island kitchen that provides plenty of elbow room for the cook plus stainless steel appliances. The master suite is separated from other BRs & includes a bath w/
$187,000 Hard to find beautiful 1/2 acre homesite in desirable Awbrey Park community in NW Bend. The well balanced lot has views from Mt. Jefferson to the northeast. Awbrey Park consists of quality custom homes and is adjacent to a city park and the Deschutes River Trail.
PRICE REDUCTION $649,000 In the heart of Sunriver, on the Meadows Golf Course 14th fairway. Northwest contemporary home with vaulted great room, exposed beams, Brazilian cherry hardwood floors and vaulted ceilings creating an elegant yet rustic feel. Generous, open kitchen includes a sitting bar with slab granite counter tops – a perfect place for everyone