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).  

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.

Discovery Park

Discovery Park is slated to be…

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63326 Boyd Acres, Bend, OR 97701

$285,000  Reduced $259,000

Custom Home NE Bend Oregon

This is not your typical Bend home in this price range.  This home was custom built with attention to detail and lots of architectural features.  Custom finishes include stone fireplaces with custom built-ins in both the living room and master bedroom, lots of tile, custom arches, and upgraded sinks and fixtures.  This home is located in northeast Bend with great access to the parkway, shopping, and dining.  

First Level

You enter this home to a tile entry with custom arches and a huge dining area with a breakfast bar.  The kitchen is fully loaded with stainless steel appliances, tile floors and counters, a composite sink, an island, and a pantry.  The kitchen is open to both…

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Bend real estate website upgrade

Well...  After a couple of years with my current site, I've decided to upgrade my website again.  While my current site is one of the best out there, I feel that my new site, (currently under development), will benefit users greatly. The overall goal of the new site is to make it even more user friendly, fast, and add new features.  The layout will be much easier for users to navigate on any device, including mobile devices.  Searching for homes, statistics, and real estate information will be easy and fun!

New features will include:

  • Google Street View Maps
  • Bing Birds Eye Maps
  • All new property search 
  • A responsive design (meaning that the site will adjust to best fit whatever device you're using).  
  • Flags…

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52276  Lechner,  La Pine, OR  97739

horse property for sale in LaPine Oregon

For Sale: $249,000

Looking for affordable horse property in Central Oregon?

Look no further!  This one of a kind property is located just north of LaPine and is ready for you and your horses.  The home was built in 1965, but has been added on to and was completely remodeled.  The prairie style home is 2224 square feet and features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a great room, family room, plus to office/den rooms off of the family room.  The master bedroom has it's own private balcony, a walk-in closet, and a soaking tub.  The kitchen is well equipped for entertaining with dual ovens.  A woodstove in the family room will keep you warm throughout winter. The house is on it's own well water, and there is another well…

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Real Estate Photography Tips

tips for real estate photography

WIth digital cameras and easy to use software available, there are no excuses for bad listing photos. In this internet age, property photos can make or break a potential buyers decision to make an appointment to view a home.  So why are there so many real estate listings in Bend with bad photos?  The listing agents are either lazy, or plain old just don't get it.  If you're a seller, make sure you're listing photos tell the story of your property.  Check to ensure that your listing photos are sharp, in focus, and that the rooms are lit properly.  Below are 10 easy tips to improve your real estate photography.

  1. Learn your cameras settings.   Automatic is not always the best setting.  Most digital cameras come with a…

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Well Cared For Bend Home 

61376  Woodbury Lane,  Bend, OR  97702   

MLS 201401928 Bend Oregon

This Foxborough Home Offered At $212,500

This could be just the home you're looking for in the desirable Foxborough neighborhood.  There isn't much available in Bend in this price range, and this home has some special touches.  You'll find wood floors throughout the living area, a gas fireplace, and a kitchen island with slab granite.  The home has a ton of natural light throughout.  

The big lot is what sets this home apart from the rest in Foxborough.  The fenced backyard is spacious with plenty of room for an RV and/or other toys.  It's also a perfect backyard for gardening with plenty of sunlight.  The driveway is paved and gated, and the oversized garage is attached on the…

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Midtown Bend Real Estate

While there are no set boundaries for what we call the Midtown area of Bend, most of us consider it to be the area east of 3rd St stretching to Pilot Butte, south to about 10th st where it turns into Bear Creek, and north to about Hollinshead Park.  Midtown is known for it's westside feel, without the high prices typically associated with the westside, yet it's still really close to downtown and everything else Bend has to offer.  Centrally located, the area offers easy access to all of the city.

homes for sale in midtown Bend

Most midtown homes are within a short drive, walk, or bike ride from restaurants (such as Croutons), shopping, and parks. Juniper Swim and Fitness Center is our local recreation center and is located in this area.  Parks include…

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