Mt Bachelor Open As Of Thanksgiving

16 inches of powder over night Mt Bachelor

Ski and snowboard season has officially begun in Bend!  After sitting out last year due to a knee surgery, I'm ready for some powder turns.  Mt Bachelor officially opened on Thanksgiving day, and I heard it was a great one. I was visiting family in Portland, so missed out on that first chair of the year.  But I'll be heading up to the hill the next chance I get. Hopefully the knee will hold up!

Check out the Mt Bachelor opening day video shot by Pete Alport. Enjoy!

Visit Mt. Bachelor's web page for information on daily conditions, lift tickets, and events.  The Dirkson Derby is coming up on 14th, 15th, and 16th of December.  This is a great snowboard event benefiting the Tyler Eklund Fund.  Tyler is a local…

3798 Views, 0 Comments

New Construction Home Sales In Bend

Well... It's been a while since new construction homes have been a big part of the Bend real estate market. From the end of 2007 through 2011 we didn't see much activity in new construction sales (except for Northwest Crossing).  But with home inventory shrinking in Bend, builders saw an opportunity and have capitolized.  Everywhere I go I see new homes going up.  And they're not just being built, they're selling! Almost all of the partially developed subdivisions in Bend are seeing building activity.

New Construction Market Review for Bend

Currently there are 107 new construction homes active on the market.  These homes are found in all parts of Bend. Here is as quick breakdown of the current inventory available…

7330 Views, 0 Comments

Bend Real Estate Market Update October 2012

Housing statistics Bend Oregon

 A look at the Bend housing market

Currently there are only 534 stick built homes that are showing Active on the MLS in Bend. Here is a general break down of the current market numbers in regards to active, pending, and sold home listings in Bend.  All statistics are provided by the Central Oregon MLS and are only for stick built single family homes (excluding townhomes, manufactured homes, timeshares, and condos).

  • 534 Active listings
  • 57 Short Sales with offers on them, but still accepting back up offers
  • 428 Pending Sales
  • 194 homes  sold in October of 2012

What does this tell us?  Our market is short on inventory!  Currently we have a shortage of inventory and a surplus of buyers. Because of…

13343 Views, 0 Comments