December 2012

Found 3 blog entries for December 2012.

Video Tours of Homes For Sale

I recently upgraded my old Canon 30D DSLR Camera to the new Canon 60D that will also shoot in video mode.  The reason for my upgrade was simple, real estate video.  In the Internet age, everyone wants as much information as possible with the click of a mouse.  This includes home buyers wanting to see video home tours online.  Not many agents in Bend are offering real estate video services as part of their listing agreement, so I wanted to jump right in and learn as much as possible about the video capabilities of my new 60D.  Let me tell you... It's a learning curve.  I consider myself a good photographer, but that doesn't mean that you can jump right into shooting video.

I did some online studying and made a few gadgets,

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Winter has arrived in Bend. Is your home ready?

Bend winter and mt bachelor

Winter has started on the high desert of Central Oregon.  While the winter in Bend can be mild, it's still important to get your home ready for the colder nights and days.  Water damage is probably the biggest concern over the winter months.  Below are some tips to get your Bend home ready for the cold season.

  1. Be sure to blow out your sprinkler system.  Most sprinkler piping is only about 6 inches under ground, and therefore will freeze.  Hire a contractor to come blow air through your sprinkler system to ensure that all the water is out of your lines.
  2. Inspect and clean your gutters.  Ice can damage gutters.  Be sure to clean your gutters before the snow and ice hit and inspect them for any
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Bend Oregon Ranked #3 Ski Town

Bend Oregon Mt Bachelor

Travel and Leisure magazine recently ranked Bend Oregon the number 3 ski town in the USA.  The ski town USA article states that "beer and snow go hand-in-hand".  And Bend has both.  It's vibrant downtown and many craft breweries contribute to Bend being a top ski town.  The article also mentions Bend's less than 12 inches of rain annually and Mt Bachelor's 400 inches of average snow.   It's quite common for it to be dumping snow on the mountain and be sunny in town at the same time, even though Mt Bachelor is only about 20 miles from Bend. The article also touches on the many other outdoor activities in the Bend area.

My Top 10 Reasons Bend Is One Of The Best Ski Towns

  1. About 400 inches of snow on Mt Bachelor
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