Check out this latest news! According to the Bratton report this month, median sales prices have increased approximately 4% annually since 1997 until now. Despite the ups and downs in the market over the past few years, the average median sales price has continued to rise. We are now looking at a healthy and growing market!
When selling a home, the thought was always “location, location, location’. As the market changes so has the focus- lifestyle options are now a priority for buyers and how the surrounding community can affect their decision to buy or not to buy.
Often sellers focus predominantly on their home and the upgrades and amenities. While those features are very important, remember that practically any home can be remodeled. If you’re in an excellent location with easy freeway access, on a low traffic street in a friendly neighborhood, surrounded by retail stores and hot dining spots, it’s time to play it up. Those features aren’t always easy to find.
Of course, here in Bend it’s a quick drive to so many amazing things it’s no wonder we see Bend listed as the 2nd best housing market for the next 5 years!
Bend Oregon is the greatest community for those who enjoy year-round outdoor activities and still want the amenities of a more metropolitan community. In addition to year-round residents, Bend is a go-to place for those looking for a great place for a vacation home or second-home. This is because folks know after one visit to Bend they need nearly a lifetime to partake of all its recreational opportunities.
Bend is the portal to all of central Oregon’s outdoor recreation activities.
The Deschutes River is famous for its amazing triple waterfalls that thrill kayakers and rafters when they shoot through the river’s triple waterfalls. Along with the Deschutes River there are the Methodius and Crooked rivers. These three rivers, fed by 500 miles of tributaries are stocked with salmon and steelhead trout. Truly, this area is a fly fisher’s dream.
If you like your outdoor activities a bit drier, you should try all the 20 high-rated golf courses in the area. Each offers a different challenge to your golf skill.
Perhaps off-road biking is your sport. Bend and its environs have trails that cover all terrains, primal forests, desert, lava fields or high mountain tops.
In the winter months there are over 3600 acres of skiing areas available, 1600 acres get groomed daily. To get to the slopes you take one of the ten lifts at Mt. Bachelor, six of which are high-speed.
If you prefer to let a machine do the hard work the Deschutes National Forest has 500 miles of snowmobile trails, all of which are well-groomed.
There are many other activities, including: hiking, bicycling, rock climbing and camping. But, don’t forget those city amenities.
Bend has excellent restaurants and fun clubs. The are also up-scale shops in the city’s Historic District as well a countless galleries. No one is ever bored in Bend, Oregon.
Buyer and sellers of primary homes, second homes, vacation homes, ranches and acreage please contact us today at 541-946-3371 to see how our firm The Rinehart, Dempsey, Phelps Group can help you.