Bend Oregon real estate blog

Bend Vacation Rental Permit Process

short term rental home for sale

I have had several clients ask me about the process for obtaining a Bend vacation rental permit. In April 2015, the Bend City Council adopted new ways to permit and license short-term rentals, which has inherently affected not only homeowners but buyers interested in purchasing a home then renting it as a short-term rental.

The homeowner of a Bend short-term rental is currently required to have both a land use permit and operating license issued by the City of Bend. The operating license is not transferable. Upon sale or transfer of property, new owners have 60 days to apply for a new license.

Short Term Rental Rules

If a Bend home was an established short-term rental prior to the changes in April 2015

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Tumalo Home With Mountain Views

64950 Glacier View Dr, Bend, OR 97701,  MLS# 201511194,  $445,000

Tumalo home for sale mountain viewsTumble home with mountain views

This spectacular home and property is set up for horses and has amazing cascade mountain views!  Live the Central Oregon Dream!  The 2.39 acre property is fenced and cross fenced with pressurized irrigation.  There is a barn with hay storage and a loft, as well as 2 pastures.  The mountain views from around the property and from the house are great!  Don't miss this opportunity to buy and live in the popular Tumalo area located just north of Bend.

64950 Glacier View Home and Property Features

  • 4 bedrooms, including 2 master bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 2038 sq ft single level home
  • 2.39 acres with 2 acres of pressurized irrigation
  • 2 car
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65640 Pronghorn Estates Dr, Bend, OR 97701

home for sale in Pronghorn

$998,000 REDUCED TO $948,000

An amazing modern home with old world flair in a private setting in the exclusive Pronghorn community in Bend! This exquisite home comes fully furnished and ready to move into. The large .97 acre lot backs public land for added privacy. Pronghorn is a private, gated golf community with 2 golf courses. It features both a Jack Nicklaus designed course and a Tom Fazio championship course. The listing price of $998,000 includes a $35,000 club membership.

Pronghorn real estate for sale

Pronghorn Estates Dr Home Features

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3.5 bathrooms
  • 3120 sq ft
  • .97 acre lot
  • built in 2008
  • 3 car garage
  • open great room floor plan
  • 2 master bedrooms on main level
  • huge outdoor patio
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Westside Bend Home On 1/3 Acre Lot

New on the market!  This westside home is located in the popular, older neighborhood of Valhalla Heights.  It's a great location at the end of a cul-de-sac, close to all that the westside offers and not far from downtown Bend, Shevlin Park, the new Discovery Park, and Central Oregon Community College.  The house sits on a large 1/3 acre lot with plenty of room for an RV and/or your other toys.  Don't let this opportunity pass.

Home for sale on westside of Bend

2345 NW Marken Pl, Bend, OR 97701  MLS# 201505439
$361,000 

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 1631 sq ft
  • office/den (could be 4th bedroom)
  • .32 acre lot 
  • RV parking
  • oversized 2 car garage
  • natural gas forced air heat

westside Bend home with RV parking

Inside this home you'll find a sunken living room

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Bend Real Estate Market Update

Bend real estate market update March 2015

Over the past couple years our market has been on the rebound from the recession and real estate market collapse.  The market in Bend rebounded faster than most markets throughout the nation, as the city continues to grow at a fast pace.  The early spring weather has caused some homeowners to list their homes earlier this year, which has raised our housing inventory slightly to just over 4 months of inventory, but it's being gobbled up quickly. It will be interesting to see what our inventory levels do in the next couple of months.  Currently in the $250K and under price range, there isn't much available, and new listings in this price range are selling within days, many times with multiple offers.  I was out showing

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863 NW Fort Clatsop St, Bend, OR


Amazing Location And Home In Northwest Crossing!

863 NW Fort Clatsop St Bend ORNorthwest Crossing homes for sale

Offerred at $699,000

Northwest Crossing living at it's best!  This home is located just a block away from restaurants and shops, and a couple blocks away from Compass Park.  Downtown Bend is less than 2 miles away.  Truly one of the best locations in Northwest Crossing!  This home is situated on a great corner lot that is fenced, landscaped, and surrounded by mature Ponderosa Pines. NWXing is an amazing community in Bend with several parks, shops, dining, schools and more. 

Property Information

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 2978 Sq Ft
  • corner .14 acre lot
  • master bedroom and additional bedroom on main level
  • 2 bedrooms, bonus room, loft and
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Renovation Mortgages

How often do we find ourselves looking at a home and imagining the possibilities? “This house would be perfect if it only had “_______”. It could be a new kitchen, more bedrooms/bathrooms, or even a complete remodel. When most of us look at a home, we envision ourselves in it and how we would want to live on the property.

Figuring out how to make home improvements into a reality can be difficult. It’s hard enough for most of us to save up for a down payment on a home, let alone for the costs of a remodel too.  So how can you affordably make these improvements? The solution is Renovation financing.

Renovation mortgages allow for the purchase or refinance of a home, along with the costs for the home improvements to be

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Awbrey Butte Neighborhood

Awbrey Butte Bend Oregon homes

Awbrey Butte is one of Bend's most popular luxury neighborhoods.  Located in northwest Bend just a few minutes from downtown, Awbrey Butte is known for its location, privacy, and amazing views.  You'll find views in all directions around the butte.   Properties on the west side of the butte have amazing Cascade Mountain views from Mt Bachelor all the way to Mt Hood and everything in between, while those on the east side have great city views.  Lot sizes typically range around 1/2 acre, but can be found up to about 2 acres in size.  You'll find an abundance of both Ponderosa Pine trees and Juniper trees on the butte, as well as many forms of wildlife, (even the occasional elk). There are several trails, parks, and tennis

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7401 SE Gentian Way, Prineville, OR  97754, $399,000

home and shop with views of Prineville Reservoir

Amazing Property With Stunning Lake View

Looking for a vacation get away with the possibility for future development?  This place is amazing and would make a great second home or primary residence.  Perched up above Prineville Reservoir this 78 acre property has great lake views.  It's located just above the lake and a few minutes from the boat ramp.  Ski, Fish, Swim, or just hang out and enjoy the views and wildlife. The area zoning allows for a minimum of 5 acre parcels, so the property may be sub dividable (buyers will need to due their own due diligence).  

Prineville Reservoir property with viewslake view property Central Oregon

The 2004 manufactured home is basically new inside.  Half log siding makes it look like a stick built home. Inside you'll find

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Northwest Crossing's Newest Construction

Northwest Crossing Discovery Park Bend

Northwest Crossing has been a booming community on the westside of Bend since it first broke ground. With it's community center, shops, restaurants, trails, parks, and other amenities, NWX has proven to be a Bend hot spot.  During the recession we saw things slow down in Northwest Crossing, but they didn't come to a screeching halt like other Central Oregon communities.  Construction slowed, but continued through much of the downturn of the economy. In the past 12 months, construction at Northwest Crossing has boomed to a new level.  New streets, new homes, new builders, and now the start of their newest phase built around the new Discovery Park.

new construction Northwest Crossing

Discovery Park

Discovery Park is slated to be

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