Bend Oregon Rental Housing Market

home for rent in downtown Bend

The tides have turned... Just a few years ago tenants were negotiating lower rents, and the Bend rental market had around a 12% vacancy rate (reported by local Bend news station KTVZ).  Today the vacancy rate is 1%.  Homes are rented within minutes, with multiple applications.  I had a client rent out a home near downtown over the weekend.  She advertised on Craigslist only, and said she'd be at the home taking applications for a 2 hour period. She had people waiting when she arrived, and took over 30 applications.  Needless to say she rented the home out for what she was asking the same day.

People in need of a house rental in Bend are having a rough go at finding a suitable home. Many are constantly searching…

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Downtown Bend Oregon Home For Sale

345 NW Hill St Bend, OR 97701  $230,000

Home for sale downtown Bend OR

This historic George Davis Bend home is located just a few blocks southeast of downtown Bend OR, in the Historic District.  Built in 1920, this home is full of character including stucco siding, wood floors, and a gas fireplace.  The home is located near commercial properties including Boneyard Brewery and the Taco Stand restaurant within a block away.  This would make a great investment and was rented at $900 a month.  It would also make a great home for someone who wants to fix it up as they live in it.  This great location near downtown, lets you truly live the Bend OR lifestyle.

Bend Home Features

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1290 SQ FT
  • Corner Lot
  • Outside…

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OSU Cascades Buys Land For 4 Year Campus in Bend

Oregon State University Cascades Campus Bend

Oregon State currently has a small campus on the Central Oregon Community College grounds, (Oregon State University Cascade campus),  but has been talking for some time about expanding to a full 4 year university. In late September the college took a huge step in turning these talks into a reality.  OSU has made an offer to purchase land for their new campus.  The The Finance & Administration Committee of the Oregon State Board of Higher Education approved the land acqusition in late September.


The new campus is slated to go in near the inersection of Chandler and Simpson Avenues on the SW Side of Bend near Broken Top and Cascade Middle School. They plan on purchasing 56 acres of land, a 10…

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