Don’t become a number to be sold. Free tools are available to home buyers.

Don’t become a number to be sold. Free tools are available to home buyers.

If you have ever been on home search sites in the past you have probably learned that they are lead generation sites and sell your information to several different realtors and mortgage officers. After your home search you have the hassle of the phone calls that follow. Meanwhile all you wanted was to look at a few homes on the web before you decided to buy or sell your home.

Selling your home is easier than you think.

Selling your home is easier than you think.

Packing, cleaning, the movers, finding a new home to buy or rent, and lot’s of work are just some of the things hear when my clients think about selling their homes. While all this is true I have ways and contacts to help make selling your home and moving easier. Most of the work is in the planning and with my years of experience I can help by giving you tips and a list of things you can do to get your home ready to sell. 

New Listing 65325 HWY 20 Bend, OR 97703

New Listing 65325 HWY 20 Bend, OR 97703

Looking for Tumalo property with huge Cascade Mountain views. Look no further. This older farm home & bunk house on 29.66 acres - 17 Tumalo Irragation, 54X100' barn & 34X50' shop (once was a dairy pumping building). Other outbuildings include tool shed & pumphouse. The Tumalo irrigation canal meanders through the property. Approved bridge allows your tractor to cross over the canal to get to the current irragated 15.5 acres in crop w/oat hay. W/Additional 1.5 acres. Close to Bend & just minutes to Sisters

Home ownership may not be out of reach.

Home ownership may not be out of reach.

When most of us think of home ownership we think of it as a vehicle for our financial future. While some have owned several homes over their life time, some may have not owned a home yet. For others it may be something they think is just out of reach. The reality is that home ownership is probably within reach and they just don’t know it.

I have a Buyers looking to purchase South of Bend

I have a Buyers looking to purchase South of Bend

I have a Buyers looking to purchase South of Bend on small acreage close to the Deschutes River. Single level or master or master on main floor. $350,000 to $450,000 range newer home or upgraded. 2+ bedrooms 2 plus bathrooms. 1800 SF +.

Summer home buyers use this free tool

Summer home buyers use this free tool

Feel free to take a look and search for homes like these. Create a free profile and save your searches. Unlike other home search sites you don’t need to worry about advertisements and multiple realtors calling you. I don’t sell your information either. Just take a look and see for yourself. Let me know if I can help you in any way. 

Selling your home? Be careful in this market before you sell or you could lose a lot of money.

Selling your home? Be careful in this market before you sell or you could lose a lot of money.

As you are probably already aware Bend and Redmond home prices are increasing like crazy and have not slowed down yet. Central Oregon is in a seller’s market right now. While Bend has had a steady increase Redmond is exploding. Redmond has seen as much as a 30% increase in home values in the last year alone. The rest of Central Oregon is also booming. I know this probably sounds like a good thing, so why do you need to be careful? 

Now is the time to sell your home. Don't wait until the fall in Central Oregon

Now is the time to sell your home. Don't wait until the fall in Central Oregon

The Central Oregon real estate market is booming right now for sellers. Bend and Redmond homes for sale are receiving some of the highest selling prices since the mid 2000’s.

The Redmond real estate market is particularly moving right now. If you have thought about selling your home and really want to get the best price per square foot then now is the time. Don’t wait until the fall to start selling your home. Historical data shows that late spring, summer, and early fall are the best times to sell your home in Central Oregon. 

Fun On The River

Fun On The River

Bring your surfboard to Bend, Oregon. 97702

The weather is warming up and so is the housing market contact me today.  

A Beautiful Horse Property With A View

A Beautiful Horse Property With A View

Price $549,000

5 BED · 5 BATH · 3,422 SQFT

Riverfront estate with unbelievable mountain and river views. Huge decks for entertaining and taking in the endless views, large master suite with private deck, 2 additional mini suites, large open kitchen, office, sunroom, central vacuum, woodstove and fireplace, double garage and detached triple garage/shop, fenced and cross fenced, massive 40''x80'' greenhouse, garden shed, newly paved drive and parking, 2 wells, landscaped, Fenced for horses, room for your RV. Bring your fishing pole! MLS #: 201511159

 WHAT PRICE TO SET

WHAT PRICE TO SET

Pricing is always a variable which will determine the final net proceeds you get from your home, but it’s not the only one. The ability to provide features such as seller financing, loan assumption, and quick possession can also have an affect on the net proceeds from the sale. Where do you start? Ask questions.

TIME TO SELL YOUR HOME

TIME TO SELL YOUR HOME

If you're thinking about selling your home, now is the time! I have Buyers looking for property on the Westside, Ole’ Downtown in the Historic District. $750,000 or less. If you have a property not currently listed please call today. Thank you, Robert Smith

MARCH CENTRAL OREGON HOUSING UPDATE

MARCH CENTRAL OREGON HOUSING UPDATE

March 2016
This Month’s Reveals Good News for Sellers!!!
Beacon Report for Central Oregon is below 

Single Family Residential inventory levels in Bend and Redmond are low at around 2 months. The building permits for new SFR dwellings in Bend were 71 in February.  

Next month, the quarterly numbers will be included in the Beacon Report.

BEND OREGON MARKET UPDATE

BEND OREGON MARKET UPDATE

Typically, the real estate market in Central Oregon has less demand in the winter months.  While there was a decline in the number of sales in most market areas last month, the inventory in Bend and Redmond is low at around 2 months. 

Inventory is low, are you thinking of Selling?

Inventory is low, are you thinking of Selling?

Bend Area Snapshot for January 2016

$325,000 Median Price (up from Dec)

$174 Median Price Per Sq Ft (down from Dec)

210 Total Residential Sales (Way up from Dec)

2 Months of Current Inventory (same, no change)

91 Median Days on Market (down from Dec)

Courtesy of the Beacon Report

Inventory is low, are you thinking of Selling?

Winter has officially been with us for one month now; Spring Listings will be coming on line in the near future. Contact me today for your free eValuation of your property and schedule a convenient time for us meet.

Thank you,

 

Robert A. Smith

Looking forward to this hike at Tumalo falls

Looking forward to this hike at Tumalo falls

Tumalo Falls is a 97-foot waterfall on Tumalo Creek, in the Cascade Range west of Bend in the U.S. state of Oregon. Additional waterfalls are upstream along Tumalo Creek and a tributary, Bridge Creek. Wikipedia

Sale Pending ~ Desirable Kings Forest

Sale Pending ~ Desirable Kings Forest

Price $469,900

2 BED · 2 BATH · 1862 SQFT

Desirable King Forest Neighborhood. Tastefully remodeled 1862 Sq Ft single level home on a very private .84 acre lot. Mature landscaping. Fantastic detached 1440 Sq Ft RV Shop (30x48) 14' and 10' Doors wired 220. Large refinished front and rear decks for entertaining. Ready for your spa off master bathroom. New roof and gutters,exterior/interior paint and complete remodeled master bath 2015. Oak hardwood floors and new carpets in family room and bedrooms. Girls and boys bring your toys to this natural setting.                                                                               

MLS #201509805

Zoned Mixed Use Commercial Building

Zoned Mixed Use Commercial Building

Price $168,500

Real Estate For Sale not For Lease. 1/2 Acre Zoned CMX and Large Framed 2560 Sq Ft Commercial Building Remolded in 2007. Mixed-Use Commercial Zoned property with fenced yard. Close to Hwy 97. Located corner of Skidgel Rd and Burgess. Buyer to do Due-Diligence regarding CMX Mix-use zoning and permit history.