A good year for jobs

A good year for jobs

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

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Bend 2030 lays out suggestions to improve housing affordability

Bend 2030 lays out suggestions to improve housing affordability

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

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Bend high-end apartment complex proposed

Bend high-end apartment complex proposed

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

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Bend needs new residences by 2028.  What kind?

Bend needs new residences by 2028. What kind?

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

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Troy Field in downtown Bend for sale at $2.63 million

Troy Field in downtown Bend for sale at $2.63 million

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

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3rd Quarter 2014 A steady stream of continuous growth

3rd Quarter 2014 A steady stream of continuous growth

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

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New affordable housing complex breaks ground

New affordable housing complex breaks ground

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

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Meeting the housing needs of an aging population

Meeting the housing needs of an aging population

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,

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Area housing prices on the rise

Area housing prices on the rise

Median home prices continue to climb Bend’s median hit $325,000 last month; Redmond’s reached $210,000 Published Sep 24, 2014 at 12:01AM Area housing prices on rise Median prices for single-family homes in Bend and Redmond increased last month, 2.5 percent and nearly 4 percent, respectively, over July’s prices, according to the latest report from the

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Home prices on the rise – 19% in second quarter

Home prices on the rise – 19% in second quarter

Home values rise in Deschutes County Prices increase 19 percent in second quarter, federal data show Published Aug 26, 2014 at 11:59AM / Updated Aug 26, 2014 at 12:52PM Deschutes County home prices continued to increase in value in the second quarter, rising 19 percent over the second quarter 2013, according to federal housing data

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2nd Quarter 2014 – Housing and job market see steady expansion

2nd Quarter 2014 – Housing and job market see steady expansion

Click for image slideshow Index shows region’s economy recovering Housing market in particular strongest in years By Joseph Ditzler / The Bulletin / @josefditzler Published Aug 24, 2014 at 12:02AM / Updated Aug 24, 2014 at 06:32AM The Central Oregon economy is gaining ground it lost to the Great Recession, according to the Central Oregon Business Index for

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Shops, condos envisioned for old railway property

Shops, condos envisioned for old railway property

This would be ideal for this strip of land.  I’m looking forward to following the progress. Development proposed south of downtown Bend Plan suggests buildings with shops, condos on Arizona Avenue By Joseph Ditzler / The Bulletin / @josefditzler Published Aug 20, 2014 at 12:01AM Greg Broderick has a vision for a narrow stretch of property along Arizona

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Panels to shape Bend’s Growth

Panels to shape Bend’s Growth

Click to enlarge photo Bend selects growth committee members Development, real estate and construction industries will play a large role in discussion By Hillary Borrud / The Bulletin / @hborrud Published Aug 16, 2014 at 12:01AM Nearly half the slate of finalists for committees that will shape Bend’s growth plan come from the development, construction and real estate

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Unveiling plans for a vibrant core in Bend

Unveiling plans for a vibrant core in Bend

Visualization of NE Second Street and Greenwood Avenue. Click for image slideshow Bend finishes central district redevelopment plan City will take the proposal to the public at a Monday meeting By Hillary Borrud / The Bulletin / @hborrud Published Aug 16, 2014 at 12:01AM Bend planners will share with the public the latest version of a plan to

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They visited. They saw. They moved to Bend.

They visited. They saw. They moved to Bend.

Richard Bacon / The Bulletin Old Mill smokestacks. Click for image slideshow They visited; they saw; they moved to Bend The region, lifestyle serve as economic development tools By Joseph Ditzler / The Bulletin Published Aug 10, 2014 at 12:01AM A fish taco hooked Scott Oliphant. For Jim O’Leary, it started with a backstage pass to a

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Time to buy that first home?

Time to buy that first home?

Time to buy that first home? By Kathy Orton / The Washington Post Published Aug 12, 2014 at 12:02AM Millennials, what are you waiting for? You should be buying a home right now. That’s the conclusion of a pair of recent studies that looked at homeownership. Zillow, the online real estate website, considered how rising

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