Bend OR Homes for sale under $200,000

Not long ago there were homes availble in Bend for under $100,000... But currently the cheapest stick-built, single family home on the market is at $123,000 (and it's a major fixer upper). The lower end market has surged in the past 6 month.  Currently there are only 39 Active Bend OR homes for sale for under $200,000.  Most of these homes are in need of some TLC, and they're still selling quick, sometimes with multiple offers.  If you're looking for a home in this price range, be prepared to encounter multiple offers.

All information in this post is based on stick-built, single family homes (excluding townhomes, condos, and manufactured homes).

Pending Home Sales and Sold Statistics

The MLS reports 116…

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Bend Real Estate Market Statistics

real estate market Bend Oregon

The secret is out of the bag... Our real estate market in Bend is once again thriving with sales and new construction.  Foreclosures and Short Sales are slim, multiple offers are common, and many appraisals are coming in at above the sales price.  Let's look back at the 1st half of 2013 real estate statistics for Bend.  These statistics are only for stick built homes within the Bend area, excluding manufactured homes, condos, townhomes, and others. All statistics come directly from the Central Oregon MLS.

Sold Statistics Jan 1st 2013-June 30th 2013

  • 1182 homes were reported sold in the 1st half of the year
  • 231 of these sales were new construction!!!
  • 14 homes sold below $100K
  • 286 in the $100K-$200K price…

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20765  Barton Crossing Way,  Bend, OR  97701     $389,000

NE Bend real estate


A fantastic home in NE Bend close to schools, shopping, and dining

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2.5 Bathrooms
  • Office/Den
  • 2497 Sq Ft
  • Built in 2005
  • Alley Access
  • Large Laundry Room
  • 3 Car Garage

This home has great finishes throughout. The master bedroom is located on the main level with a walk-in closet, soaking tub, dual sinks, and a walk-in shower with dual shower heads.  The main living level features vaulted ceilings, a slate entry, beautiful wood floors, a gas fireplace, and a dining area. The kitchen is good size with plenty of counter space and features plenty of Hickory cabinets, solid corian kitchen counter…

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New Construction Is Going Crazy At Northwest Crossing in NW Bend Oregon

New roads, construction crews working hard everywhere, and homes in various stages of construction is what you'll find in Northwest Crossing in Bend right now.  Northwest Crossing is one of the most popular subdivisions in town.  It's no wonder that homes are being built and sold at an astonishing rate.  Home buyers love the area for it's own little downtown area, all of the parks, nearby schools, location, and nearby recreation.  Home building has picked up in the first half of 2013. Recently 2 new access roads have been opened up to the subdivision.  One is from the Newport Hills subdivision, and the other is off of Skyliners road. Off of these 2 new roads you'll find new home…

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Westside Bend home for sale,  located 1 block from Deschutes River and Columbia Park

West Side Bend homes for sale

1027 NW Albany Ave, Bend Oregon   $399,000

  • 3 Bedrooms plus a guest quarters
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1978 Sq Ft
  • Guest quarters/studio
  • Garage with small shop area

Location! Location! Location!  This updated home has a great Westside Bend location. 1027 NW Albany is located on a quite street, but yet very close to westside shops, dining, brew pubs, and more.  Enjoy the Bend lifestyle.

The main home consists of a living room, kitchen, family room, 3 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms.  The living room features cork laminate flooring, a woodstove, and a sliding glass door leading out to the patio.  The kitchen has been updated with stainless steel appliances and concrete…

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Getting Pre-Approved For A Bend Home Loan

mortgage in Bend

If you're thinking of purchasing a home in Bend, the first step is to get pre-approved for a mortgage (unless you're paying cash of course).  The mortgage pre-approval process has become more of a chore over the past few years than it was prior to the real estate bubble bursting.  But it's still a relatively easy process.

First Step of Mortgage Pre-Approval Process

Contact a local Bend mortgage broker or bank, preferably a referral from a friend, family, or your real estate broker. You should interview the mortgage professional and ask any questions that you have.  Make sure to let them know how much you feel comfortable spending on a monthly mortgage.  Ask them about different home loan options,…

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Bend Real Estate Market Summary For First 2 Months Of 2013

The market is going strong in Bend, maybe too strong... There still isn't enough inventory available to satisfy the amount of serious buyers, causing bidding wars.  So prices continue to climb.  Many lower end buyers are getting priced out of our market. A little over a year ago, you could buy a nice, newer home for $150,000 in Bend. Today it's hard to find anything over 1500 square feet and doesn't require a lot of work for under $200,000.

Bend Residential Real Estate Sales January and February 2013

Let's look at the sales of stick-built single family residences through February this year (statistics taken directly off of the Central Oregon MLS, excluding townhomes, condos, and manufactured…

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Buying a HUD home in Bend

I'm currently representing a buyer in a transaction on a HUD owned home in Bend, and the process has changed a lot over the past couple of years.  So I thought a blog post on the subject was necessary.


HUD stands for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.  FHA (Federal Housing Administration) has been a part of HUD since 1965.  FHA insures lenders against losses due to borrowers defaulting on their home loans.  When a FHA backed loan is foreclosed on, usually HUD ends up owning the property.  They then put the HUD owned home on the market to the public.

Online Bid Process

When HUD puts a home that they own on the market, they will list it with a local real estate broker and the property will be put on the…

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Bend Log home With Mountain Views

PRICE REDUCED $50,000!  Now available at $629,0000.

Bend home with mountain views

Spring is almost here in Bend and with it comes a great deal on this log home. With the Bend real estate market heating up, now is the time to score a great buy on this one of a kind home. Who wouldn't want to live with this view daily? This is a spectacular setting in Bend with a full view of the Cascade Mountains, from Mt Bachelor to Mt Jefferson.

Inside you'll find a floor to ceiling rock fireplace, huge windows to take advantage of the views, and the master bedroom on the main level with it's own fireplace and deck.  The grand living room includes towering ceilings. custom log work, a breakfast nook, granite counters, and more. 

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Mt Bachelor Makes MSN's Top 10 List

Ski Mt Bachelor in Bend 

MSN's "Top 10 Hippest Ski Areas You Rarely Hear About" article includes Mt Bachelor here in Bend. Roughly 20 minutes from Bend, Mt Bachelor is one of the only mountains that you can ski 360 degrees. In the past couple of days the ski area has received well over a foot of fresh snow, yet Bend has been dry. Another reason I love living in Bend! There aren't many places that receive as little amounts of snow as Bend, but have a ski resort 20 minutes away that gets a ton of snow every year.

Read the full MSN article

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