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    The Beacon Report – February 2022

    By Mitch Darby | February 8, 2023

    The Beacon Report – February 2022. The Single-Family Residential (SFR) inventory levels fell last month in Bend and Redmond to a 1-month and 1.5-month supply respectively. Bend SFR median sale price was stable at $685k last month and about 21% of sales were in the $1Mill+ price points. Last January, SFR sales in the $1Mill+... Read More

    Weekly Market Snapshot – Feb. 6, 2023

    By Mitch Darby | February 7, 2023

    Weekly Market Snapshot – Feb. 6, 2023. The weekly Market Snapshot Report reflects the previous week’s activity. These reports provide the latest overview, by price range, of the sub-markets in each MLS area we serve. Below are the links for this week’s reports: Your Guide to the Market Snapshot Report COAR (Central Oregon Association of... Read More

    This Week In Real Estate – Feb. 5, 2023

    By Mitch Darby | February 5, 2023

    Mortgage Rates Decline As U.S. Unemployment Drops To It’s Lowest Level In Over 50 years. Historically, two leading indicators of a real estate market are jobs and mortgage interest rates. The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the January employment report, this week in real estate, which showed U.S. job growth accelerated sharply during the first... Read More

    Central Oregon Weekend Planner – Feb. 2, 2023

    By Mitch Darby | February 2, 2023

    Central Oregon Weekend Planner – Feb. 2, 2023. Here is our Central Oregon weekend planner, created each week to showcase events throughout Central Oregon! Latest Local News 2023.02.01 – Deschutes County health officials recommend getting the COVID vaccine before it’s too late 2023.02.01 – Green Bend company moves into new arena, offering recycled plastic panels... Read More

    Weekly Market Snapshot – Jan. 30, 2023

    By Mitch Darby | January 30, 2023

    Weekly Market Snapshot – Jan. 30, 2023. Your Guide to the Market Snapshot Report COAR (Central Oregon Association of Realtors)Bend, Redmond, & Sunriver NWMLS (Seattle Metro Area)Central Pierce County | Eastside | North King County | Seattle & Vashon Island | Snohomish County | SE King County | SW King County | Tacoma | West Pierce County RMLS (Portland Metro Area... Read More

    This Week In Real Estate – Jan. 29, 2023

    By Mitch Darby | January 29, 2023

    Home Seller Profits Rise Despite Market Slowdown. ATTOM released its Year-End 2022 U.S. Home Sales Report, this week in real estate, which shows home sellers realized the highest profit margin since at least 2008. Since 2012 the median home price has grown 120 percent. According to the National Association of Realtors, pending home sales in... Read More

    Central Oregon Weekend Planner – Jan. 27, 2023

    By Mitch Darby | January 27, 2023

    Central Oregon Weekend Planner – Jan. 27, 2023. Here is our Central Oregon weekend planner, created each week to showcase events throughout Central Oregon! Latest Local News 2023.01.25 – Realtor.com names La Pine one of top 10 ‘great affordable ski towns you’ve never heard of’ 2023.01.26 – Beer-flation: Manufacturing costs up more than 30% for... Read More

    Weekly Market Snapshot – Jan. 23, 2023

    By Mitch Darby | January 24, 2023

    Weekly Market Snapshot – Jan. 23, 2023. The weekly Market Snapshot Report reflects the previous week’s activity. These reports provide the latest overview, by price range, of the sub-markets in each MLS area we serve. Below are the links for this week’s reports: Your Guide to the Market Snapshot Report COAR (Central Oregon Association of... Read More

    This Week In Real Estate – Jan. 22, 2023

    By Mitch Darby | January 22, 2023

    Homebuilder Confidence Rises. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index was released, this week in real estate, and homebuilder confidence unexpectedly rose in January for the first time in 12 months. Both builders and consumers are likely responding to the recent drop in mortgage rates. The average interest rate on the 30-year... Read More

    Central Oregon Weekend Planner – Jan. 20, 2023

    By Mitch Darby | January 20, 2023

    Central Oregon Weekend Planner – Jan. 20, 2023. Here is our Central Oregon weekend planner, created each week to showcase events throughout Central Oregon! Latest Local News 2023.01.17 – Mt. Bachelor enjoys fresh powder and big crowds over MLK holiday weekend 2023.01.18 – Bend Park and Rec begins riverfront park projects, seeks public input on... Read More