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Rethink Waste Challenge

The Environmental Center’s Second Local Challenge Kicks off May 11th!

You can join in the challenge that goes from May 11–June 7, 2020. Participants will be entered to win weekly prize drawings that help prevent wasted food, such as glass food-storage containers and reusable beeswax food wraps, plus a $100 gift card to the grocery store of choice. Two grand prize drawings for $250 in farm bucks to a local farm will be awarded to those who complete the whole challenge. Participants will also gain knowledge and feel good about making changes in their own lives to help their greater community.

The challenge asks participating households to weigh or measure then record their cumulative wasted food weekly for four weeks. They will track what ends up as waste in their home, then learn small yet impactful tips to change habits in order to produce less waste.

The Rethink Food Waste Challenge is made possible through a partnership with Deschutes County Department of Solid Waste and our local garbage and recycling service providers. To learn more about the challenge and sign up visit their website:

https://www.rethinkwasteproject.org/Challenge/


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2020 1st Q Market Report

Bend it’s here!! The real estate market report for the 1st quarter of 2020!

Check out this video for the report highlights for Bend, Oregon.


For the full report and information from our Principal Broker of Coldwell Banker Bain in Bend click this image review pages 8 and 9.


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Weekly Update With Local Mortgage Advisor Trena O’Bill

Joining us for our weekly update, during Covid_19 stay at home to save lives mandate, is mortgage advisor Trena O’Bill at Finance of America Mortgage.

We asked her a few pressing questions you’ll want to hear the answers to.


MLSCO Stats – Bend Residential

March 2020 VS. March 2019


Link mentioned in the video:

Trena O’Bill | Mortgage Advisor
NMLS# 130701
Direct: 541.848.6057
Cell: 541.788.3005
595 SW Bluff Drive│Suite B│Bend, OR 97702
https://www.foamortgage.com/trena-obill

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if there is anything we can do to help or if you would just like to say Hi! – Patty & Andrea

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Luxury Digital Magazine

The latest edition of the Coldwell Banker Bain Global Luxury Magazine is here!

It includes a special feature on Frank Lloyd Wright’s amazing architecture.

Enjoy your cup of coffee as you browse beautiful properties throughout Central Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.

To take a private tour of all the luxury homes in an easy-to-navigate online format click on the link below, then simply enter keywords such as city name or property features to instantly locate luxury homes that most inspire you.

Global Luxury | Vol. 20 Issue No. 4

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Together

Together is how we will get through this!

We are grateful to everyone working in essential businesses right now, know that we appreciate your sacrifice!

As we work from home right now, like so many others, we want you to know that we’ve been thinking about you. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to say hello, ask a question or let us know if we can help.

Also, we wanted to communicate what we are doing to ensure health and safety for the buyer and seller during this time. Scroll down to see the detailed list. 


We wanted to pass along this example to encourage you on what to do during this time: “Think about a 1,000 piece puzzle. On one side is a map of the world, on the other is a picture of you. Trying to solve the word puzzle is extremely difficult and very time-consuming.  Solving the puzzle of you is simpler, and achievable.  By solving the puzzle for you, the world’s solution also comes through and becomes clear.”
Focus on the part of the puzzle with your picture on it. And if you aren’t sure what to do, start with what’s in front of you right now: one idea to outline, one small project to tackle,
one person to call or a person to check-up on.
Do what you can with where you are and what you have. 

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others. – Maya Angelou  

What We’re Doing:

  • We are working remotely as much as possible
  • We are actively monitoring the situation & following the CDC guidelines
  • All open houses have been suspended

Covid_19 Client Accommodations:

  1. VIRTUAL CONSULTATIONS – We are prepared to conduct all meetings as needed via teleconferencing or zoom and will provide sellers with their necessary documentation electronically. 
  2. VIDEO VALUATIONS – Clients may take us through their homes virtually via zoom or other means and we will prepare them with detailed valuations following the virtual walkthrough. 
  3. VIRTUAL SHOWINGS – We will provide buyers with information electronically and can conduct virtual showings. Although we do request that virtual showings are limited to properties of serious interest only. For listings, we will have a virtual tour taken to use to market your home. This will allow buyers to more comfortably purchase a property sight unseen. 
  4. BUYER FREE SHOWING PROCESS UPON REQUEST – For each of our sellers who does not want to show their home we are arranging virtual showings with buyers agents. These appointments will be conducted by our seller taking the buyer and buyers agent on a scheduled tour of their home via facetime or other electronic means. 
  5. VIRTUAL CLOSINGS – We have coordinated with some of our local title and escrow professionals to conduct closings virtually including the necessary notary requirements. Our clients will hold up their identification during the closing to meet notary requirements. 
  6. PROFESSIONAL NEGOTIATIONS – We are equipped with resources to ensure that buyers and sellers can negotiate potentially unique arrangements during this time.
  7. CONTACTLESS TRANSACTION – If you choose, we will ensure that you will be able to conduct your entire real estate transaction without risking social contact. 

Check out the following articles regarding real estate during Covid_19: