October 2012

Found 7 blog entries for October 2012.

I'm now a member of the RMLS

I've made the leap and joined the RMLS, (Regional Mulitple Listing Service).  Our primary MLS in Bend area is the Central Oregon MLS.  So why did I join the RMLS?  Simple, to give my sellers' properties the most exposure as possible. The RMLS is the biggest listing service in Oregon.  It is used as the primary MLS system for about half of the state, but has members in all parts of Oregon.  My listings will now appear on the RMLS and be available to thousands of agents outside of our area. Who wouldn't want their home available to more agents and buyers?

I've noticed that home buyers from throughout Oregon, especially the Portland area, use the RMLS site regularly to search for homes.  I've had calls from buyers saying

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Amazing Deschutes River Views

501 Elrod Ave, Maupin OR 97307 

REDUCED TO $295,000!

View of the Deschutes River from the home

Watch the rafters float by as you relax on the covered deck of this custom home overlooking the Deschutes river in Maupin. This custom home would make a great vacation getaway, or a primary residence.  Maupin is known for it's fishing, rafting, and outdoor recreation.  The home boasts large windows and vaulted ceilings in the living room to take full advantage of the views, (which also offers it some passive solar heat). The .41 acre lot gives you lots of breathing room.

living room Maupin home

On the entry level you'll find the large greatroom, kitchen, dining area, master bedroom and bathroom. The living area is large with plenty of light. French doors lead into the master with a

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The Pumpkin Patch

It's that time a year again.  The leaves are starting to turn, temperatures are dropping, and ghosts and gobblins are right around the corner!  If you have little ones I highly suggest a trip to Terrebone to one of the two pumpkin patches, Central Oregon Pumpkin Company or The D & D ranch.  This past Saturday we chose to take are kids to the Central Oregon Pumkin Co at Smith Rock Ranch. Both are about a 30 minute drive from Bend.

 Pumpkin Patch at Smith Rock outside Bend Oregon


Pumpkin Patch Things To Do

You'll find plenty to do for kids and adults at the pumpkin patch (mainly for the little ones though).  This year's pumpkin patch includes a petting zoo, archery, train ride, pony rides, a huge corn maze, pumkin picking, and my favorite, the pumpkin cannon.  The cannon is

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Deschutes River Woods

If you're looking for a large lot with lots of elbow room, yet don't want to be too far from the Bend amenities and don't want to break the bank, Deschutes River Woods (DRW) may be the place for you.  DRW is located a few minutes south of Bend, on the southwest side of town.  It's just outside Bend's city limits, but a short drive to Bend. Some of the westerly lots offer Deschutes River Views and access, while some lots in DRW come with mountain views.

DRW features

Deschutes River Woods offers large lots, most of which are around 1 acre of land.  There are community water systems in the street, but all homes are on septic systems.   The typical phone and cable options are available.  There are no CC&R's in DRW, so owners can

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Art Walk in Downtown Bend Today!

Every first Friday of the month Bend's downtown businesses stay open late and display art throughout the shops downtown.  In addition to the art there is music, food, beer, wine, and refreshements all for free.  Tonight is the Fall art walk which is one of the biggest of the year.  It kicks off the downtown Bend Fall Festival.

Grab your family and come downtown this evening. The art walk starts at 5pm. It's going to be chilly, but well worth the bundling up!  It's a free event, though art work is for sale throughout downtown.  For more information visit the Downtown Bend Art Walk page.  It looks like there is going to be some great artwork, tasty treats, music, and liabtions tonight.  See you downtown strolling the

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Spectacular log home in Bend on 1.76 acres with amazing views of the Cascade Mountains

60405  Sunridge Dr,  Bend Oregon          $679,000

Click on the links on the photo below for more information.

 

Bend Oregon home with mountain views

What a setting!  This beautiful log home was built by Oregon Log homes.  The elevated lot takes full advantage of the Cascade mountain views.  This property has some of the best views in all of Bend! The subdivision is small and is adjacent to public land.  Who wouldn't want to live here!

log home in Bend

The home boasts towering ceilings and big windows to take full advantage of the mountain views.  You can see mountains from most of the windows in the home.  Features of the home include a large rock fireplace, custom logs (including a carved eagle),

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Today marks the last day that you can take advantage of the pre-season season pass prices at Mt. Bachelor ($200 off an adult full season pass).  Get over to www.mtbachelor.com and get your pass ordered today!  You have until 11:59pm tonight to take advantage of the sales prices. 

Mt. Bachelor is the closest ski resort to Bend.  Bachelor offers 360 degrees of skiing (when the summit lift is open).  Conditions vary, but the snow is usually deep.  The best thing about Mt. Bachelor is that it's only about 20 miles from Bend.  You can drive up in the morning, make a few runs, and head back to town all within a few hours.


After sittting out last year with a knee surgery, I can't wait to get up and make some turns! See you on the chairlift as soon as we get

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