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Finding Your Dream Home in the High Desert: A Guide to Home Hunting in Central Oregon

Home to stunning landscapes, thriving communities, and a vibrant outdoor culture, Central Oregon has become a highly desirable destination for homebuyers. Whether you’re s...

April 2024 Real Estate Trends for Bend, Oregon

April 2024 Real Estate Trends Bend, Oregon Market Analysis Redmond, Oregon Market Analysis As the real estate market in Central Oregon continues to evolve, it’s crucial to...

Planning Your Central Oregon Garden After the Snow Melts on Black Butte

Planning Your Central Oregon Garden After the Snow Melts on Black Butte As the snow melts on Black Butte and the promise of spring emerges in Central Oregon, it’s time to ...

Spring Home Maintenance Tips for Central Oregon: From Roof Inspection to Irrigation System Check

Spring Home Maintenance Tips for Central Oregon: From Roof Inspection to Irrigation System Check Spring is a crucial time for home maintenance in Central Oregon, where the weath...

5 Steps to the Perfect Central Oregon Summer Lawn

5 Steps to Cultivating the Perfect Summer Lawn in Central Oregon Central Oregon is renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities. Amidst th...

Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends March 2024

March 2024 Real Estate Trends Download Bend’s Report Download Redmond’s Report As we leave behind the month of February, Central Oregon’s real estate market co...

How to Pick the Perfect Paint to Match Your Home Interior Style

How to Pick the Perfect Paint to Match Your Home Interior Style When it comes to home decor, few things have the power to transform a space as dramatically as paint. The right c...

A Guide to Choosing Furniture for Your Home Style

A Guide to Choosing Furniture for Your Home Style Furniture is an integral part of any home’s decor, and selecting the right pieces is crucial in creating a cohesive and v...

Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends February 2024

February 2024 Real Estate Trends Download Bend’s Report Download Redmond’s Report Even with an extra day February 2024 came and went! As we enter the new year, Centr...

Scaling New Heights: Top 5 Climbing Destinations in Central Oregon

Scaling New Heights: Discover the Top 5 Climbing Destinations in Central Oregon Central Oregon’s rugged landscapes and scenic beauty offer an abundance of adventures for o...

Embrace the Blossoming Market: Spring Real Estate Trends and Opportunities

Embrace the Blossoming Market: Spring Real Estate Trends and Opportunities As the chill of winter fades away, spring brings a renewed sense of energy and optimism, especially in...

Preparing Your House to List in Spring: Tips for a Successful Sale

Spring Checklist to List: Tips for a Successful Sale Spring is a prime time for real estate listings, as the warmer weather and longer days often bring out eager buyers ready to...

Discovering the Best Waterfalls in Central Oregon

Discovering the Best Waterfalls in Central Oregon Waterfalls are some of nature’s most awe-inspiring attractions, and Central Oregon has its fair share of breathtaking fal...

Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends January 2024

January 2024 Real Estate Trends Download Bend’s Report Download Redmond’s Report As January 2024 begins, Central Oregon reveals itself as a promising destination for...

For the Love of Central Oregon: Embracing the Beauty and Charm

For the Love of Central Oregon: Embracing the Beauty and Charm Central Oregon is a region that captivates the hearts of those fortunate enough to call it home. With its breathta...

Sold on Success: Winter Home Selling Strategy and Tips

Sold for Success: Winter Home Selling Strategy and Tips While spring and summer are traditionally considered prime seasons for selling a home, don’t overlook the advantage...

A Secure and Cozy Haven: Key Tips for a Safe and Warm Home During Winter

A Secure and Cozy Haven: Key Tips for a Safe and Warm Home During Winter As winter approaches, it’s essential to prepare your home to ensure it’s not only warm and i...

Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends December

December 2023 Real Estate Trends Download Bend’s Report Download Redmond’s Report While December didn’t quite bring the snow we’re accustomed to, it did ...

5 Popular Kitchen Remodel Ideas to Transform Your Space

5 Popular Kitchen Remodel Ideas to Transform Your Space When it comes to home renovations, the kitchen is often considered the heart of the house. It’s where families gath...

8 Compelling Reasons to Sell Your Home in 2024

8 Compelling Reasons to Sell Your Home in 2024 The decision to sell your home is a significant life event that involves careful consideration. If you’re contemplating sell...

A Happy New Year: Potential Rate Cuts in 2024

A Happy New Year: Potential Mortgage Rate Cuts in 2024 As the real estate market continues to evolve, potential homebuyers eagerly await any news that may impact their affordabi...

Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends November

November 2023 Real Estate Trends Download Bend’s Report Download Redmond’s Report As we venture into the bustling month of November, it’s important for real es...

Rise of Smart Homes: How Technology is Reshaping Real Estate

The Rise of Smart Homes: How Technology is Reshaping Real Estate The real estate industry is no stranger to innovation and progress. From traditional brick-and-mortar buildings ...

What’s Trending Now: CO-Living Spaces

What’s Trending Now: Co-Living Spaces The real estate market has always been an interesting topic for investors, homeowners, and renters alike, as it is a constantly chang...

Embrace the Snow: Our Favorite Winter Activities

The Ultimate Guide to Central Oregon Winter Activities Nestled amidst the enchanting beauty of the Cascade Range and surrounded by stunning landscapes, Central Oregon offers a p...

Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends October

October 2023 Real Estate Trends Download Bend’s Report Download Redmond’s Report As we moved through October, we witnessed the Central Oregon real estate market is s...

Winter Parking – Cleaning Out Your Garage in Time for Winter

Cleaning Out Your Garage in Time for Winter Parking As winter approaches, it’s essential to prepare not only yourself but also your home for the cold weather ahead. One ar...

Updated ADU Laws & Building Codes in Bend, Oregon

Where We’re At: Current Bend, Oregon ADU Laws and Building Codes Bend, Oregon’s thriving community and desirable location have made it a popular destination for new ...

Central Oregon 5 Year Housing Market Prediction

Housing Market Predictions: A Look at Central Oregon’s Real Estate Market in the Next Five Years The Central Oregon housing market has experienced significant growth in re...

Buying a Buying Property during Higher Rates: Considerations and Strategies

Buying your first home is an exciting milestone, but it can be challenging when faced with high interest rates. However, with the right strategies and considerations, you can st...

Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends September

Real Estate Market Trends: September 2023 Download Bend’s Report Download Redmond’s Report The fall real estate market in Central Oregon is still buzzing with excite...

10 Reasons to Choose Bend, Oregon as Your Ideal Place to Live

10 Reasons to Choose Bend, Oregon as Your Ideal Place to Live If you’re considering a change of scenery and looking for a fantastic place to call home, look no further tha...

Explore the Excellence of Duke Warner Realty: Your Trusted Real Estate Partner

Explore the Excellence of Duke Warner Realty: Your Trusted Real Estate Partner When it comes to buying or selling real estate in Central Oregon, Duke Warner Realty stands out as...

Off-Season Home Buying and Selling: A Win-Win Situation

Off-Season Home Buying and Selling: A Win-Win Situation The real estate market is known for its seasonal fluctuations, with the spring and summer months often considered the bes...

Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends August

Real Estate Market Trends: August 2023 Download Bend’s Report Download Redmond’s Report What a whirlwind summer was, not many of can believe it’s already come ...

Closing Costs: 5 Typical Types of Fees

Closing Costs: 5 Typical Types of Fees Buying a home is an exciting milestone, but it’s important to remember that there are additional costs involved beyond the purchase ...

Bend, Oregon’s Affordable Housing Projects

Affordable Housing Projects in Bend, Oregon: A Great Solution for Everyone Bend, Oregon is known for its picturesque landscapes and outdoor activities, but it’s also facin...

Lighting Tips to Sell Your Home

Lighting Tips for Selling Your Home When it comes to selling your home, creating the right ambiance is crucial. Lighting plays a significant role in making your space feel invit...

Preparing Your Home for a Successful School Year

Preparing Your Home for a Successful School Year As summer comes to a close and the new school year approaches, it’s important to ensure that your home is ready to support...

Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends July 2023

Real Estate Market Trends: July 2023 Download Bend’s Report Download Redmond’s Report It’s time to celebrate summer as the selling season arrives! With the sch...

5 ‘Must’ Hikes in Central Oregon

5 Must Hikes in Central Oregon Are you ready to explore the breathtaking beauty of Central Oregon? Lace up your hiking boots and get ready for some incredible adventures! Here a...

Quality Air: Setting Your Home Up For Success

Quality Air: Setting Your Home Up For Success When it comes to owning and maintaining a home, it can be easy to overlook the quality of the air we breathe in on a daily basis. H...

The First 5 Things a Home Buyer is Looking For

The First 5 Things a Home Buyer is Looking For When it comes to purchasing a new home, there are many factors to consider. However, there is one thing that stands out as the mos...

Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends June 2023

Real Estate Market Trends: Jun 2023 Download Bend’s Report Download Redmond’s Report Yahoo summer!!! and the selling season has arrived. With the end of the school y...

Knowing When It’s Right to Make an Offer

How to Know a Home is Right for You and Your Needs Before Making an Offer Buying a home is a big decision that can have a long-lasting impact on your life. It’s not just about t...

Setting the Stage for Selling

Home Staging Ideas and Strategies to Sell Your Home Selling a home can be an overwhelming and challenging process. However, with the right strategies and a well-executed home st...

3 Agent Types in Real Estate

Real estate agents are professionals who help people buy, sell, and even rent properties. They are licensed and regulated by state governments and are required to follow certain...

Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends May 2023

Real Estate Market Trends: May 2023 Download Bend’s Report Download Redmond’s Report Many of us were wondering if summer, or even spring, was going to start and sure...

Central Oregon Lava Caves

Central Oregon is home to some of the most unique geological formations in the country, including the Lava River Cave, also known as the Lava Tubes. The Lava River Cave is a nat...

Today’s Mortgage Rates vs Historically Average

Today’s Mortage Rates versus Historically Average Rates Mortgages have been around for centuries, but the interest rates and terms have varied greatly over time. In this p...

Central Oregon Lawn Care Tips

Central Oregon Lawn Care Tips Whether you’re a home owner with pride of ownership or one looking to sell (or both), a green lawn is a great way to add curb appeal. With Ce...

Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends April 2023

Real Estate Market Trends: April 2023 Download Bend’s Report Download Redmond’s Report Just as soon as April came it went. While is still feels like early Spring in ...

The Balance of Buying and Selling A Home at the Same Time

The Balance of Buying and Selling a Property at the Same Time A lot of people are interested in buying and selling their homes at the same time. It’s a good way to get mor...

4 Ideas to Offset Homeownership Costs

4 Ideas to Offset Homeownership Costs If you’re running a tight budget, it can be difficult to afford a home. But with these ideas, you might be able to find some extra ca...

Zillow Zestimates versus a Professional CMA

Zillow Zestimates versus a Professional CMA Ahh Zillow, we’ve all gone it to find information on a home or just to look to see what’s out there. One of their feature...

Stepping Stones of a Real Estate Transaction

Stepping Stones of a Real Estate Transaction Congratulations, you’re a first time home buyer or just have been out of the home buying process for some time – here ar...

Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends March 2023

Real Estate Market Trends: March 2023 Download Bend’s Report Download Redmond’s Report April is here and do we dare say so is spring as well as the 2023 home selling...

Top Exterior Home Colors for 2023

Top Exterior Home Colors for 2023 Do we dare say? Spring is here Central Oregon and it’s time to start thinking of tackling those outside projects. Painting your home can ...

Prepping Your Lawn for Summer

Prepping Your Lawn for Summer Lawns are a big part of the American landscape. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average lawn in the U.S. is about 1/3 o...

Pro Tip: First Impressions Sell

Pro Tip: First Impressions Sell It’s Spring! The height of home selling season is almost upon us. Are you in the market of listing your home? If so, there are some fantast...

Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends February 2023

Real Estate Market Trends: February 2023 Download Bend’s Report Download Redmond’s Report The short month of February has come and gone and with it some renewed acti...

Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal this Spring!

Spring is Almost Here, Let’s Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal Selling a home? Increase the curb appeal without spending a lot of money by doing the following tasks. W...

Bend, Oregon Guide to Home Building

Bend, Oregon Guide to Home Building Bend, Oregon is the perfect place for home building. The areas outdoor attractions, amazing community, and delicious food, it’s no wond...

Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends January 2023

Real Estate Market Trends: January 2023 Download Bend’s Report Download Redmond’s Report Hello 2023, a new year – a new you! The real estate market in Bend, Or...

What to Consider Before Buying a Vacation Home

Things to Know / Consider Before Buying a Vacation Home Vacation homes are a great investment, but there are a few things to consider before you make your purchase. These factor...

Home Selling by the Season

Home Selling by the Season Even though spring is the busiest season for real estate, it’s possible to sell your home year round. You just need to emphasize its best qualities du...

Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends December 2022

Real Estate Market Trends: December 2022 Download Bend’s Report Download Redmond’s Report Bye 2022, what a year you certainly were! The real estate market in Bend, O...

Best Dog Parks in Bend

Best Dog Parks in Bend! It’s important for your pup to burn off energy, and in Bend, you’re in luck! We have a handful of amazing dog parks that you and your furry friend will l...

Bend Oregon’s Most Desirable Neighborhoods

Bend Oregon’s Most Desirable Neighborhoods The city of Bend, Oregon is unique for many reasons – one being the way it’s divided. Separated into four quadrants, North...

Ins and Outs of Buying Acreage in Central Oregon

Ins and Outs of Buying Acreage in Central Oregon If you’re interested in building your own home, there’s no better place to buy land than in Central Oregon. What to Consider Bef...

Home Buyer and Seller Advice in Changing Market

Changing Market? Home Buyer and Seller Advice Price cuts are becoming more prevalent, and inventory is on the rise. With this in mind, many are curious on how to advise clients ...

Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends November 2022

Real Estate Market Trends: November 2022 Download Bend’s Report Download Redmond’s Report The Central Oregon Snow has arrived and winter is officially in full swing....

Tips to Save for A House / Down Payment

Tips to Save for A House / Down Payment Saving for a home is no easy feat. But while it may not be easy, it is possible. In this article, we’ll share a few strategies to save fo...

The Central Oregon Market Vs. the USA Real Estate Market

Central Oregon Versus the USA Real Estate Market Lately, the real estate market has been anything but stable. In this article, we’ll outline how the market is doing overall in t...

Winter Projects: Double Your Closet Space

Winter Projects: Double Your Closet Space There’s no better time than the winter to tackle indoor projects and, if you’re like most of us, your closet could use some attention. ...

Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends October 2022

Real Estate Market Trends: October 2022 Download Bend’s Report Download Redmond’s Report Just like that Fall is a thing of the past and Central Oregon’s first ...

Make Your Home Your Happy Place

Make Your Home Your Happy Place If you’ve been spending more time at home lately, you are one of millions. Instead of simply filling the role of ‘home,’ your house might be play...

Winterizing Your Central Oregon Home

Winterizing Your Home Winter is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start preparing for ultra-cold temperatures. It can be an intimidating task, especially if you’...

Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends Sept 2022

Real Estate Market Trends: September 2022 Download Bend’s Report Download Redmond’s Report Halloween is here and fall is in full swing! It’s no secret interest...

Decorating for Halloween

Decorating For Halloween Decorating for Halloween is about enjoying the spirit of the season, but spooky decorations don’t always agree with every budget. In this article, you’l...

Selling Your Home in the Fall

Selling this Fall? Make Your Home Less Spooky Autumn is a great time for selling your home. The vibrant colors of the falling leaves make a great backdrop, and the coziness of y...

Paint With a Purpose: Making a Room Feel Larger

Paint with a Purpose: Making a Room Feel Larger If there’s a small room in your house that could use some opening up, don’t start knocking down walls just yet. First, see how yo...

Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends August 2022

Real Estate Market Trends: August 2022 Download Bend’s Report Download Redmond’s Report Just like that September, and the school year is here! What a summer in Real ...

Paint With a Purpose: DIY with a Professional Touch

Paint with a Purpose: DIY with a Professional Touch Painting is a great way to upgrade your home without breaking the bank and a project that many people can tackle. Like anythi...

Paint With a Purpose: Resale!

Paint color makes a big impact on home equity and buy-ability. Check out this article to find out what colors buyers will be enticed by in every area of your house. The Kitchen ...

Bend, Oregon Guide to Building a Home

Bend, Oregon Guide to Building a Home Do you have some land in Bend, Oregon? or maybe have your eye on some? Bend is the perfect place for building your dream home – howev...

The Most Family-Friendly Parks in Bend, Oregon!

The Most Family-Friendly Parks in Bend, Oregon! Whether you’re a local or a tourist in Bend, Oregon, you and yours can gain so much (and have tons of fun) at our family-friendly...

Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends July 2022

Real Estate Market Trends: July 2022 Download Bend’s Report Download Redmond’s Report Summer is absolutely flying on by! With summer events and lovely weather in ful...

House Plants for a Healthier Home

House Plants for a Healthier Home “Healthy” and “green” are two adjectives that can be used to describe Bend, Oregon. Those two words also apply to houseplants perfectly. It’s n...

The Art of Staging Your Central Oregon Home

The Art of Staging Your Central Oregon Home If you’re selling your home, you know how important it is for it to look its best to appeal to the masses! Buyers need to see themsel...

What Makes the Central Oregon Real Estate Market Different

What Makes the Central Oregon Real Estate Market Different You may have noticed that the housing market is on a steady decline in many areas of the United States – but the...

First Time Home Buyers are Going the Duplex Route

Going the Duplex Route If you’re a first time home buyer, you’ve probably been considering options for a while. From everything to location, budget, and length of ownership, buy...

Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends June 2022

Real Estate Market Trends: June 2022 Download Bend’s Report Download Redmond’s Report The market continues to react to an ever-changing economy, yet Central Oregon c...

Your First Income Property

Your First Income Property Before you invest in your first income property, it’s imperative that you know what you’re getting into. The last thing you want to do is bite off mor...

Central Oregon Swimming Holes

Central Oregon Swimming Holes One of the best ways to beat the heat in Central Oregon is by going for a dip in a local swimming hole. Fortunately, Bend and the rest of Central O...

Xeriscaping Your Central Oregon Yard

Xeriscaping Your Central Oregon Yard The word xeriscape, coined in the 1980s by Denver Water, comes from the Greek word ‘xeros,’ which means ‘dry.’ Combine ‘xeros’ with ‘landsca...

Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends May 2022

Real Estate Market Trends: May 2022 Download Bend’s Report Download Redmond’s Report It’s no secret that mortgage rates are on the rise, Central Oregon is doin...

Offset Rising Mortgages Rates

Offset Rising Mortgage Rates It’s no secret, mortgage rates have been on the rise across the united states. By the end of the year, the Mortgage Bankers Association predic...

How To Win a Property Bidding War

Win a Property Bidding War Let’s face it, Bend and Central Oregon for that matter is hot real estate market, people want to live here. With limited supply and more demand,...

5 Tips to Getting Your Garage Back!

5 Tips to Getting Your Garage Back! Your garage is a homeowner’s best asset when it comes to organization. Whether you’re looking to clear out the clutter or you’re getting read...

Is Now a Good Time to Buy a House?

When Should You Buy a House? There are several factors that go into making a choice to buy a house. These can include market conditions and present economic indicators. But your...

Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends April 2022

Real Estate Market Trends: April 2022 Download Bend’s Report Download Redmond’s Report April came and went and so did just about every season in between. We saw the ...

Duke Warner Realty Celebrates 55 Years

Duke Warner Realty Celebrates 55 Years Duke Warner Realty was established in 1967 by Duke and Kitty Warner. Their philosophy was to establish a first-rate real estate company se...

How to Move to Bend, Oregon Quickly and Easily

How to Move to Bend, Oregon Quickly and Easily! Are you in the process of moving to Bend, Oregon? Whether you’re moving across town or the country, moving can be daunting....

Tips for Viewing Homes: Avoid Buyer Mistakes!

Tips for Viewing Homes: Avoid Buyer Mistakes! You’ve made the decision to purchase a new home, and you’re ready to start viewings! This step of the home buying proce...

Deducting Real Estate Taxes: Tips To Get the Most

Deducting Real Estate Taxes: Tips To Get the Most Deducting your real estate taxes can save you money on your tax bill. However, there are some things you need to know to make s...

Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends March 2022

Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends March 2022 Download Bend Trends Download Redmond Trends With spring on the horizon in Central Oregon, Bend’s real estate market remained vigorous ...

First Time House Selling Mistakes

First Time House Selling Mistakes Selling property, especially for the first time, may be stressful, and first-time sellers are prone to many common errors. Half the struggle in...

How to Sell Your Home Faster

How to Sell Your Home Faster The Bend, Oregon real estate market is hot with no signs of cooling down. Bend has been a seller’s market for a long time now, which may mean your h...

Bend Property Taxes vs. Real Estate Taxes

Property Taxes and Real Estate Taxes: What is the Difference? Many people are unaware that when they’re paying their real estate taxes, they are, in fact, paying property ...

Quick Tips for Moving To Bend

Quick Tips for Moving to Bend Moving is a difficult and stressful time for most people. Whether you are buying or renting, you’re going to a new home, a new city, and...

Affordable Housing: Buy a Home on a Tight Budget

Affordable Housing: Buy a Home on a Tight Budget Generally, the higher the mortgage loan you qualify for, the easier and more stress-free the home buying process will be. Howeve...

Mortgages: Everything You Need To Know

Mortgages: Everything You Need To Know Buying a home can seem intimidating, and applying for a mortgage can be equally as scary. Many people aren’t applying for mortgages in the...

Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends December 2021

Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends December 2021 Download Bend Trends Download Redmond Trends With the new year upon us in Central Oregon, Bend’s real estate market remained brisk i...

New or Used Home- Which Should You Buy?

Should You Buy a New or Used Home? A key factor to consider when buying a home is whether you want new or used. Although this may seem like a simple decision, the correct answer...

Kitchen Upgrades That Help Sell Your Home

Kitchen Upgrades That Help Sell Your Home When selling your home, it is important to take every room into consideration. If you’ve lived with your old kitchen for years, t...

Should You Buy a House For Christmas?

Should You Buy a House For Christmas? You may think that spring is the best time to buy a house, and you’re correct that that’s when the market starts to heat up. But we think t...

How To Boost Curb Appeal

How To Boost Curb Appeal Why do people typically wait until they are ready to sell their house to beautify its curb appeal? If you are going to sell your home or want ...

Remodeling Projects That Hurt Home Value

Remodeling Projects That Hurt Home Value Remodeling is often a good idea if you are planning to sell your home. Buyers who want a move-in-ready home may be willing to pay to avo...

Professional or DIY Staging?

Professional or DIY staging? If you have a knack for interior design, you may want to consider DIY staging when selling your home. In today’s real estate market, staged homes ty...

Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends October 2021

Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends October 2021 Download Bend Trends Download Redmond Trends With the arrival of fall in Central Oregon, Bend’s real estate market remains brisk with...

Real Estate Scams: Protect Your Assets

Real Estate Scams: Protect Your Assets The world is littered with scammers. You have probably received at least one email in your life from a rich “distant relative”...

Moving to Central Oregon: How to Choose a Realtor

Moving To Central Oregon: How To Choose a Realtor Choosing a real estate agent can be a tricky process. Matters are extra complicated if you are moving from out of state and hav...

Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends September 2021

Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends September 2021 Download Bend Trends Download Redmond Trends Fall temperatures have arrived in Central Oregon but Bend’s real estate marketremains ...

8 Tips for Buying a Home in a Seller’s Market

8 Tips for Buying a Home in a Seller’s Market While buying a home is always challenging, it’s especially so in a seller’s market. That’s because there ar...

A Good Bend, Oregon Realtor Will Save You Money

A Good Bend, Oregon Realtor Will Save You Money The internet is a glorious thing. It brings us news, weather, social connections, and most importantly – real estate listin...

Invest In Bend Oregon Real Estate: A Complete Guide

Invest In Bend Oregon Real Estate: A Complete Guide If you’ve been thinking about getting started in real estate investing, there is no better area than Central Oregon. Bend, Or...

Why You Should Buy A Tiny House

Why You Should Buy a Tiny House Central Oregon boasts a community of innovators, so it’s no wonder that more and more of its residents are choosing tiny homes! While some ...

Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends August 2021

Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends August 2021 Download Bend Trends Download Redmond Trends With the summer selling season winding down the Central Oregon real estate market remains...

How To Flip A House In Bend, Oregon

How To Flip A House In Bend, Oregon Flipping houses is a quick-profit strategy that many real estate investors use to make money from the property market. It involves buying a p...

Tips for Buying a New Construction Home

Tips for Buying a New Construction Home Buying new construction is the ultimate path to a dream home for many. Not only can it give you the option of choosing every element of y...

What To Do Before Demolishing a House

What To Do Before Demolishing a House Sometimes, finding an empty lot in a well-established neighborhood can be difficult. In such cases, you have two options: you can either bu...

Sell Your Home Quickly: What Home Buyers Want

Features that Sell Your Home Quickly: What Central Oregon Home Buyers Want These days, home buyers are choosey- especially in Central Oregon. However, that doesn’t mean yo...

Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends July 2021

Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends July 2021 Download Bend Trends Download Redmond Trends Record high temperatures are heating up the real estate market in Central Oregon as demand ...

Home Inspection Before Buying a Home

Home Inspection Before Buying a Home Buying a new home is always a daunting task, even if you’ve done it in the past. Between price negotiations, finding out where you wan...

Choosing the Right Bend, Oregon Home

Choosing the Right Bend, Oregon Home for your Family A guide to Central Oregon homes If you are at a point in your life where it is finally time to purchase your first home, you...

Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends June 2021

Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends June 2021 Download Bend Trends Download Redmond Trends Record high temperatures are heating up the real estate market in Central Oregon as demand ...

Everything First Time Home Sellers Should Know

Things First-Time Home Sellers Should Know Before Selling It’s not uncommon for people to want to sell their homes after living there for most of their adult lives. When that ti...

Polishing Up Your Home: Listing Photo Tips

Polishing Up Your Home: Listing Photo Tips Most real estate agents know to hire professional photographers for their listing photos these days. Long gone are the days of blurry ...

Market Trend May 2021

Market Trend May 2021 Download Bend Trends Download Redmond Trends W with summer upon us in Central Oregon, the real estate market remains robust even as new listings in Bend in...

How to Sell Your House With Pets

How to Sell Your House with Pets Getting your home ready to list is stressful for everyone, and your pets can sense this tension. Cleaning, organizing, and moving furniture can ...

What to Look for When Viewing a House

What to Look for When Viewing a House The practice of home staging is controversial. Realtors and home sellers advocate it, but home buyers should be wary. Think of home staging...

Market Trend April 2021

Market Trend April 2021 Download Bend Trends Download Redmond Trends With spring in full swing in Central Oregon, the real estate market remains in high demand even as new listi...

7 Tips for a First Time Home Buyer in Central Oregon

Tips for a First Time Home Buyer in Central Oregon Now that you’re ready to buy your first home , you likely want to move in yesterday. You’ve dreamed about your ideal home for ...

What Do Transaction Coordinators Do?

What Does a Transaction Coordinator Do? The real estate transaction coordinator is a business in the real estate field that provides several services to real estate investors. T...

Should You Sell Your House As Is?

Should You Sell Your House As Is? Are you a homeowner who receives a deluge of cards, letters, and phone calls wanting to pay cash for your house “as is”? Sounds lik...

Should You Remodel When Selling Your House?

Selling House: Should You Remodel? Even if you spent thousands on renovating your kitchen, it’s still a deal-breaker if the roof is leaking. No doubt, you don’t want to hear thi...

What To Do Before Closing on Your House

4 Things To Do Before Closing on Your New House Closing on a house is pretty much a formality. You sign a lot of papers, hand over the check, and get the keys to your new home. ...

Surprising Features that Can Lower Home Value

Surprising Features That Can Lower Home Values Many things can enhance the value of your house when you sell it – like top-quality bathroom tiles, having an open-plan kitc...

Deciding Where To Buy a Home

Deciding Where To Buy A Home Central Oregon has grown quite a bit over the years and with that growth, we’ve seen everything from new neighborhoods to new businesses nestled in ...

How To Increase Home Value

How To Increase Home Value When the property market is volatile, you must keep your home well maintained and up-to-date. Maximizing your home’s potential is important, whether y...

Market Trend Feb. 2021

Market Trend Feb. 2021 Download Bend Trends Download Redmond Trends With winter beginning to wind down in Central Oregon, the real estate market remains in extremely high demand...

Should You Buy an Old House?

Should You Buy An Old House? While they may take some work in terms of renovating and upgrading, older homes also have some important advantages. Newer homes may attract attenti...

Is A Master Bathroom Remodel The Right Choice?

Should You Remodel Your Master Bathroom? Prospective buyers are primarily interested in the kitchen and then the master bath. If they are not pleased with either or both, they m...

Flip a Small House Successfully

Flip a Small House Successfully With These Features Flipping a house can often be a challenge- especially when it has minimal square footage. To make such a house more attractiv...

Market Trend Jan. 2021

Market Trend Jan. 2021 Download Bend Trends Download Redmond Trends The New Year has arrived in Central Oregon, and the real estate market remains in extremely high demand, rega...

Market Trend Dec. 2020

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Should You Buy A Mobile Home?

Should You Buy a Mobile Home? A manufactured house may appeal to you if you’re looking for an economical small or mid-sized home. These buildings compare favorably with st...

Market Trend Nov. 2020

Market Trend Nov. 2020 Bend Oregon Real Estate Trends Nov. 2020 Redmond Oregon Real Estate Trends Nov. 2020 Here are the numbers for the homes for sale November 2020 in Bend Ore...

Market Trend Oct. 2020

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How to Deal with a Competitive Real Estate Market

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Trend Report – August 2020

Trend Report – August 2020 What a wild ride this summer has been in the real estate market In Central Oregon. Flocks of homebuyers, many deciding to retire or taking advan...

To Buy or Not to Buy

To Buy or Not to Buy What Keeps Home Buyers on the Fence From Ranch to Colonial, from Craftsman to Contemporary Treehouse Mansion, there are hundreds of types of home styles you...

Duke Warner Trend Report for July 2020

Duke Warner Trend Report for July 2020 While our Central Oregon summertime may be starting to wind down which is typically an indicator of a much slower real estate pace this ye...

Duke Warner Trend Report for June 2020

Duke Warner Trend Report for June 2020

Living in Central Oregon certainly has its advantages. Beautiful lakes, crystal clear rivers, abundance of sunshine, great craft breweries, sunshine (did we mention this previously?), and a bustling real estate market. If you have ever considered leaping into homeownership in Bend, OR, there is no better time than the present. Our monthly report provides our compiled, “boots on the ground,” data regarding the real estate market in stunning Central Oregon. The one fact that jumps out at us- the housing market is still the most reliable investment you can make for the future. Our June predictions were defined as strong, as we stated. We foresee finishing strong in July, as well. Here are our latest findings from the previous month.

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Suns out. Buyers out. Is your home ready for them?

Suns out. Buyers out. Is your home ready for them? 10 things to cross off your list before putting your home on the market They say you’ve got to make hay while the sun shines. ...

Duke Warner Trend Report for May 2020

Duke Warner Trend Report for May 2020 Not many people would disagree that Central Oregon is a beautiful town to reside or visit in the summertime. Lovely sunshine during the day...

Would You Buy a Home Without Stepping Foot Inside?

Would You Buy a Home Without Stepping Foot Inside? Technology is Helping Buyers Navigate the Home Search Process Whether it’s out of necessity or out of convenience, more home b...

Duke Warner Trend Report for April 2020

Duke Warner Trend Report for April 2020 With Summer right around the corner, now is the perfect time to review the latest data on home purchasing trends in Central Oregon. The w...

U.S. Home Ownership Rate Rises to Highest Point in Eight Years

U.S. Home Ownership Rate Rises to Highest Point in Eight Years The great American dream of home ownership is alive and well. The latest results of the Housing Vacancy Surve...

Duke Warner Trend Report for March 2020

Duke Warner Trend Report for March 2020 Spring has arrived in Central Oregon and many residents have taken this time to get outside and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us here i...

Three Tips to Keep Your Home Clean and Healthy

Three Tips to Keep Your Home Clean and Healthy As the month of March wears on, COVID-19 continues to tighten its grip on the world as more and more countries report their first ...

Duke Warner Trend Report for February 2020

Duke Warner Trend Report for February 2020 Looking back to this time last year, we are seeing similar trends with the active real estate market here in Central Oregon. Our month...

Common Home Remodeling Mistakes

Common Home Remodeling Mistakes A big complaint among homeowners during a remodel is the endless number of things you have to manage. In fact, the overwhelming stress can be so ...

Duke Warner Trend Report for Central Oregon January 2020

Duke Warner Trend Report for Central Oregon January 2020 With the possibility of an early Spring ahead, we head into the last of the winter months with a healthy and active real...

Open the Space Up in Your Home With These Design Trends

Open the Space Up in Your Home With These Design Trends The world of home design is dynamic and amalgamous—it’s always changing. New trends seem to pop up overnight and old tren...

Duke Warner Trend Report for December 2019

Duke Warner Trend Report for December 2019 Happy New Year Central Oregon! With the holidays behind us and the winter storms peeking around the corner, we are starting the year o...

Busting the Most Common Home-Selling Myths

Busting the Most Common Home-Selling Myths Selling a home is no easy feat. In fact, it can easily become one of the most stressful experiences you will ever have to endure. So w...

A New Year’s Check-up for Your Home

A New Year’s Check-up for Your Home In the spirit of making resolutions and starting the new year off with a bang, we thought a home maintenance list would fit right in. W...

Duke Warner Trend Report for November 2019

Duke Warner Trend Report for November 2019 Monthly Market Report Recap Central Oregon is off and running with winter, and the end of the year is in sight. The real estate market...

Toys for Tots, a Local Story

Toys for Tots, a Local Story Every year, during the holidays, Duke Warner Realty supports a Nation-wide toy drive that was introduced to our community 11 years ago, with the hel...

How Much Do I Need to Make to Buy a House?

How Much Do I Need to Make to Buy a House? Purchasing a New Home? How to Figure Out the Salary You Need to Afford One You probably come to Central Oregon throughout the year to ...

Duke Warner Trend Report for October 2019

Duke Warner Trend Report for October 2019 Most of the leaves have turned and fallen from the trees here in Central Oregon, as we brace for the coming months of colder weather. W...

How to Decorate for the Holidays, When Your Home is for Sale

How to Decorate for the Holidays, When Your Home is for Sale When the Holiday season arrives, it can be hard to wait to decorate. Some of us have decorations up right after Hall...

First Time Home Buyers: What to Look for and What to Ignore

First time home buyers: What to look for and what to ignore When shopping for your starter home it can be hard to narrow down what you want, and stick to a list of nee...

Selling Your Home: What Happens After I Accept an Offer?

Selling Your Home: What Happens After I Accept an Offer? Any homebuyer knows that buying a home is a process that involves many steps. For first time homebuyers or sellers, thes...

Duke Warner Trend Report for September 2019

Duke Warner Trend Report for September 2019 It’s official, Fall is here! The leaves are changing and there is a slight chill in the air. Central Oregon is as beautiful as ever a...

Most Valuable Kinds of Property

Most Valuable Kinds of Property When it comes to purchasing a home, it’s hard to keep track of everything you’re looking for. How many bedrooms you want, what kind of yard, what...

Interested in a Fixer Upper?

Interested in a Fixer Upper? If you’ve ever day dreamed about fixing up a property and turning it into you dream home, it might be time to consider purchasing a “fixer-upper.” P...

Oregon Getaways for the Weekend

Oregon Getaways for the Weekend A perk of living in Bend is its easy access to a gamut of getaway locations that range from Portland and its quirky atmosphere to Ashland and its...

Duke Warner Trend Report for August 2019

Duke Warner Trend Report for August 2019 With Back-to-School activities and the slight shift in weather, it’s starting to look a lot like Fall in our part of the state. In Centr...

Duke Warner Trend Report July 2019

Duke Warner Trend Report July 2019 Our Central Oregon summertime is starting to wind down and back to school checklists are on the minds of parents and teachers alike. After a b...

Central Oregon- The Pet-Friendly Place To Be

Central Oregon- The Pet-Friendly Place To Be One of the greatest perks of living in Central Oregon is the seemingly limitless number of places that are pet friendly. So pet-frie...

One-Story or Two-Story Home?

One-Story or Two-Story Home? Understanding the Benefits When purchasing a home, there are many house styles to select from, including Victorian, Colonial, ranch, cottage, Spanis...

How to Host a Successful Open House

How to Host a Successful Open House One of the most crucial things to do when selling a home is to host an open house. Whether it’s a newly built home or was lived-in previously...

Buying A House When You Are Young: Start Saving Money Early

Buying A House When You Are Young: Start Saving Money Early Owning a home when you are 25 years old? Probably sounds like an impossibility since you are just leaving a 4-year co...

Duke Warner Trend Report June 2019

Duke Warner Trend Report June 2019 Summertime is in full swing and the real estate market is as active as ever. With the beautiful weather and a variety of summertime fun to be ...

3 Simple Summer Decorating Tips for Your Home

3 Simple Summer Decorating Updates for Your New Home One of the best parts of moving into a new home is having the opportunity to decorate and outfit your home with the latest t...

Tips for Summertime Lawn Care

Tips for Summertime Lawn Care After you’ve found your dream house, moved in and unpacked, you may want to turn your attention to the yard and your lawn. Living in the high...

Duke Warner Trend Report May 2019

Central Oregon Trends The busy market in both Redmond and Bend continues to give buyers a variety of options for purchasing a home. The active listings continue to remain steady...

Home Inspection When Selling Your House

Home Inspection When Selling Your House Home inspections are a big part of the house selling and house buying process. They can either help or hurt a sale price by making the pr...

How Rising and Falling Rates Impact Home Search

How Rising and Falling Rates Impact Home Search With an ever-changing real estate market, it can be hard to understand how certain trends can either help you or hurt you. While ...

Duke Warner April 2019 Trend Report

Duke Warner April 2019 Trend Report The steady market in both Redmond and Bend continues to give buyers a plethora of options for purchasing a home. The active listings continue...

Duke Warner March 2019 Trend Report

Duke Warner March 2019 Trend Report Trend Report Welcome Spring! We are officially out of the winter months and deep in Spring weather, the market trends are gearing up for what...

How Real Estate Pros Look for Property

How Real Estate Pros Look for Property Have you ever hemmed and hawed over a property before, wondering if it was the best home for you? Maybe it had everything you were looking...

Duke Warner February 2019 Market Trends Report

Market Trends Watching the market trends this winter has been encouraging. One might assume we’d see a big drop in home buying and selling with the crazy weather we’ve had, but ...

Buying A Home In Retirement

Buying A Home In Retirement Retired and Buying a home? What you need to know Retirement has always been a tricky thing to plan for. There are so many variables depending on over...

Duke Warner January 2019 Trend Report

Duke Warner January 2019 Trend Report Trends Now that we are seeing some true winter weather, we might expect to see a significant dip in the market trends, but that’s just not ...

4 Real Reasons We Seek Home-ownership

4 Real Reasons We Seek Home-ownership Ask several homeowners the reason why they bought their properties, and you will receive a variety of different reasons. You will find that...

5 Reasons That You May Want to Avoid FSBO

5 Reasons That You May Want to Avoid FSBO It is time to sell your home. You can’t wait to find the perfect buyer who will pay your asking price so you can move on to ownin...

Duke December 2018 Trend Report

Duke December 2018 Trend Report As we settle into what appears to be a rather mild winter, we continue to see a steady market in the Central Oregon Real Estate scene. The trends...

Rent or Buy: Pros & Cons

Rent or Buy: Pros & Cons The current real estate market housing prices have increased, and in most areas rental costs have done the same. In some areas, it is cheaper to re...

Duke Trend Report for Bend & Redmond for November 2018

Duke Trend Report for Bend & Redmond for November 2018 We are continuing to see a positive and consistent market as we leave the fall season behind and head into the winter...

Tips for Buying a Home This Winter

Tips for Buying a Home This Winter There is a myth when it comes to home buying that says it’s more affordable to buy during the warmer months. We’ve discovered, with years and ...

Good Information to Share with Your Realtor

Good Information to Share with Your Realtor Whether you are looking to buy a home or sell your own, finding the right realtor can be tricky. Ultimately, you’ll want someone that...

Duke Trend Report for Bend & Redmond for October 2018

Duke Trend Report for Bend & Redmond for October 2018 A positive and consistent market continues as the fall rounds out and winter is on the horizon. The trends for October...

Duke Trend Report for Bend & Redmond September 2018

Duke Trend Report for Bend & Redmond September 2018 We have seen positive consistency in the market this fall, for both Bend and Redmond. The trends in September stayed clo...

Common Mistakes First-Time Home Buyers Make

Common Mistakes First-Time Home Buyers Make If you own your home, you know that buying a home can be a lot of work. There are many facets to the process: hunting, approvals, gat...

Duke Trend Report for Bend and Redmond for August 2018

Duke Trend Report for Bend and Redmond for August 2018 In August, we saw some of the highest numbers of active inventory in the Central Oregon Real Estate Market that we’ve...

Staying Organized During Your House Hunt

Staying Organized During Your House Hunt House shopping can be fun, but also a very stressful time. It’s a very exciting time, looking at options for your potential future home....

Summer Is in Full Swing; August Real Estate Forecast

Summer Is in Full Swing; August Real Estate Forecast As we enjoy the height of summer, with great weather and bustling community activities, we are seeing the real estate market...

Getting to Know Your New Neighborhood

Getting to Know Your New Neighborhood Relocating to a new neighborhood can be an exciting time for everyone. There is so much to explore in the neighborhood as you want to find ...

Summer is here; June Real Estate Forecast

Summer is here; June Real Estate Forecast Summer is the time of year when the real estate market in Central Oregon really takes off. Buyers and sellers alike should pay attentio...

May Real Estate Forecast Shows Strong Focus On Home Buying in Bend

May Real Estate Forecast Shows Strong Focus On Home Buying in Bend Pricing in the Central Oregon real estate market is reaching record numbers, numbers we haven’t seen since the...

Time to Declutter and Donate!

Time to Declutter and Donate! Now that the warmer months are upon us, it’s a wonderful time to take an inventory of your home and clear out the clutter. There are many ways you ...

Checklist for Staging Your Home

Checklist for Staging Your Home Once you decide it’s time to sell your home, you discover there are all kinds of preparations needed to get the best-selling price possible. Stag...

Making Your Home Deposit Go Further Without Feeling Financially Pinched

Making Your Home Deposit Go Further Without Feeling Financially Pinched Saving up to purchase a home feels daunting. You’ll need to come up with a 5% deposit out of your o...

Consider Saving Your Tax Refund for Home Down Payment

Consider Saving Your Tax Refund for Home Down Payment Usually when you get your tax refund, you think about buying a new car or using it to go on a vacation. Yet if you plan to ...

January Real Estate Forecast shows an energetic start to the 2018 Central Oregon Real Estate Market

January Real Estate Forecast shows an energetic start to the 2018 Central Oregon Real Estate Market The beginning of 2018 showed a robust start to the year in real estate. Janua...

December Real Estate Forecast shows a hardy finale to a notably active year in the Central Oregon Real Estate Market

December Real Estate Forecast shows a hardy finale to a notably active year in the Central Oregon Real Estate Market 2017 was another great year for real estate in Central Orego...

November Real Estate Forecast shows consistent number of active and sold listings

As we head into the holiday season, we’re seeing an expected slow down in the Central Oregon Real Estate market. This November we saw a slight drop in the number of active listi...

October Real Estate Forecast shows high numbers of pending and sold properties

October Real Estate Forecast shows high numbers of pending and sold properties While the Central Oregon Real Estate Market is in the first signs of slowing down for winter, it’s...

What Young Couples Should Know when House Hunting

What Young Couples Should Know when House Hunting Buying a home is complicated. There are a lot of moving parts, lots of paperwork, and lots of important things to keep in mind....

September Real Estate Forecast shows a consistent Fall Market

September Real Estate Forecast shows a consistent Fall Market We’re still experiencing an active market in Central Oregon. We saw listings and sales slow slightly at the beginni...

August Real Estate Forecast shows an active market will continue into Fall

August Real Estate Forecast shows an active market will continue into Fall With one of the highest numbers of active inventory in the Central Oregon Real Estate Market we’ve see...

Real Estate Glossary

Real Estate Glossary Buying a home can be confusing, there’s a lot involved. To complete a sale, there’s lots of paper work. To start looking at homes, you need to find the best...

July Real Estate Forecast shows a highly active Summer market

July Real Estate Forecast shows a highly active Summer market The height of summer is here and the number of available listings proves that it’s been a busy summer for Bend Oreg...

Eclipse Preparedness: What you Need to Know

Eclipse Preparedness: What you Need to Know The Total Solar Eclipse is right around the corner, and soon we’ll start to see tourists pouring into Central Oregon. Madras will tak...

June Real Estate Forecast shows Summer is here, with high inventory and sales

June Real Estate Forecast shows Summer is here, with high inventory and sales It’s the time of year that the real estate market in Central Oregon really takes off. Buyers and se...

Best Seasons for Buying and Selling Property

Best Seasons for Buying and Selling Property It’s rumored that the spring and summer are the best seasons for selling your home, and that may be partially true. With every seaso...

What Market Trends mean for Buyers and Sellers

What Market Trends mean for Buyers and Sellers We’ve all heard about real estate market trends, but do you know how they directly impact you? Whether you’re buying or selling, t...

May Real Estate Forecast shows first time homebuyers driving pricing

May Real Estate Forecast shows first time homebuyers driving pricing Pricing in the Central Oregon real estate market is reaching record numbers, numbers we haven’t seen since t...

Mini Home Makeovers to grab Buyer’s attention

Mini Home Makeovers to grab Buyer’s attention If you’re getting ready to sell your home there are a few things that you need to do to get it ready for showings. Keeping your hom...

Buying a Family Home: Things to Consider

Buying a Family Home: Things to Consider If the time has come to buy the perfect home for your family, whether it’s new or simply growing, there are some important factors to co...

April Real Estate Forecast shows increased sales and consistent inventory numbers

April Real Estate Forecast shows increased sales and consistent inventory numbers The month of April showed some market trends that we expect to continue into summer in the Cent...

Homeowners Associations: Everything You Need To Know

Homeowners Associations: Everything You Need To Know It’s not uncommon for homes to be within an HOA. Homeowners associations are designed to help maintain individual property v...

The difference between traditional sales, short sales and foreclosures

The difference between traditional sales, short sales and foreclosures Buying a house comes with many steps, terms and paperwork. Understanding exactly what you’re looking for c...

The Best Time to Buy a Home

The Best Time to Buy a Home There are some common misconceptions about the best time to buy a home. Everyone considers Spring to be the best time, but in reality, Spring just ha...

March Real Estate Forecast shows a continued Seller’s Market

March Real Estate Forecast shows a continued Seller’s Market The month of March was another active month in the Central Oregon real estate market, following busy late winter mon...

Relationship status and Mortgages

Relationship status and Mortgages It’s 2017 and there’s no real order to the way that couples do things anymore. Whether you get married and buy a house, or date and live togeth...

Spring Home Improvement

Spring Home Improvement It’s been said that there are three things that influence a home sale at any time: location, price and condition. The condition that your home is in can ...

February Real Estate Forecast shows a prolonged Seller’s Market in Central Oregon

February Real Estate Forecast shows a prolonged Seller’s Market in Central Oregon The month of February was a highly active month, following a busy January. The number of active...

The Strategy Behind Making an Offer

The Strategy Behind Making an Offer Looking at homes can be a really exciting time, but when it comes to making an offer things can get stressful if you don’t know what you’re d...

January Real Estate Forecast shows a strong start to the 2017 Central Oregon Real Estate Market

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How to Sell an Inherited House

How to Sell an Inherited House Inheriting a home can be a blessing or a curse. Sometimes it’s a wonderful gift and sometimes it can be an unfortunate inconvenience. Sometimes in...

December Real Estate Forecast shows a strong finish to an extremely active year in the Central Oregon Real Estate Market

December Real Estate Forecast shows a strong finish to an extremely active year in the Central Oregon Real Estate Market 2016 was a great year for real estate in Central Oregon,...

Pros and Cons of Open Houses

Pros and Cons of Open Houses Selling your home? Considering holding an open house to spark interest? Open houses have long been a point of contention between seller and real est...

November real estate forecast shows drop in new listings and stabilization of home pricing

November real estate forecast shows drop in new listings and stabilization of home pricing The real estate market has slowed down slightly for the holiday season, from an eventf...

How Long Should You Own a Starter Home?

How long should you own a starter home? Starter homes are great for first time home buyers. While they can tend to come in lower socio-economic areas or require a bit of a fixer...

October real estate forecast shows drop in number of homes sold and home prices

October real estate forecast shows drop in number of homes sold and home prices The real estate market has slowed down since an eventful summer market. Even though things have s...

The Pros and Cons of Owning a Timeshare

The Pros and Cons of Owning a Timeshare If you’ve ever considered investing in a timeshare, there are many options to consider. You need to know how they work and if that fits i...

Tips for Getting Your Home Appraised

Tips for Getting Your Home Appraised If you’ve decided to sell your home and get it appraised there are some things you should know to look out for to get a better appraisal pri...

September Real Estate Forecast Shows a Bigger Inventory Increase and a Slight Decline in Sales

September Real Estate Forecast Shows a Bigger Inventory Increase and a Slight Decline in Sales The real estate market has slowed down slightly since we have rounded into the col...

August Real Estate Forecast Shows Inventory Increase and Strong Sales

August Real Estate Forecast Shows Inventory Increase and Strong Sales The real estate market in Central Oregon has changed slightly as we take the turn into the beginning of fal...

July Real Estate Forecast Shows Changes in Pending listings and Price Reductions

July Real Estate Forecast Shows Changes in Pending listings and Price Reductions The real estate market in Central Oregon has taken a change as we reach the near end of summer. ...

Real Estate Photography: Using drones for listings

Real Estate Photography: Using drones for listings In 2016 we’re all trying to get ahead in the real estate market, by using any competitive edge we can. Playing with drones is ...

Why Buying a Home is a Great Idea for You

Why Buying a Home is a Great Idea for You You are at the time in your life when you are thinking about a place to live. Perhaps you are relocating because of better job opportun...

June Real Estate Forecast Shows Changes for Buyers and Sellers During the Summer Months

June Real Estate Forecast Shows Changes for Buyers and Sellers During the Summer Months Real estate in the Bend, OR and Central Oregon region has taken an interesting change as ...

May House Trends Show a Lag for Available Inventory, Yet Remain Strong For Sales Numbers

May House Trends Show a Lag for Available Inventory, Yet Remain Strong For Sales Numbers As Spring slowly moves into early summer, house buyers hit the pavement looking for avai...

Why It is Better to Invest in Real Estate Than Gold

Why It is Better to Invest in Real Estate Than Gold The facts don’t lie. Most Americans believe that real estate is a better long-term investment than gold.This may come a...

Energetic March Home Sales in Bend Lead to Tight Spring Market

Energetic March Home Sales in Bend Lead to Tight Spring Market When we think about Spring, we often talk about the saying that the month of March comes in like a lion and goes o...

Agency Disclosure Form Explained | Duke Warner Real Estate Tips

Agency Disclosure Form Explained | Duke Warner Real Estate Tips Join Host Fred Johnson as he makes the often-confusing Agency Disclosure Form simple to understand!

Real Estate Trends With Duke Warner Realty: Strong Market With Seasonal Adjustments

Real Estate Trends With Duke Warner Realty: Strong Market With Seasonal Adjustments August statistics reveal a Central Oregon real estate market that continues to be strong, but...

Pay More for a Mortgage? | Bend, Oregon Real Estate

Pay More for a Mortgage? | Bend, Oregon Real Estate

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When purchasing a home, a question that occasionally comes up is whether or not it is worth it to pay more for a mortgage in Bend, Oregon. Let us explore the options. In many cases buyers do quite well to obtain the cheapest possible mortgage. However, in some situations buyers may find that paying a little bit more is well compensated by how their needs and circumstances are addressed with extra service. Let us examine several of these situations. If any of these seem to fit for you, consider talking to your broker at Duke Warner. With decades of experience in the local market, we are well versed in helping our clients ascertain if the extra money spent may be worth it in particular situations.

Everything You Need To Know About Mortgages

Private Mortgage Insurance

A key issue that comes up for some borrowers is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI). In general this is required on loans which do not meet the minimum 20% down payment in order to insure the lender against possible default. Many buyers manage to find creative ways of coming up with the 20 % down, but this is not always possible. If that is the case, some lenders do offer other options. One of these is the possibility of self-insuring via the offering of a higher interest rate. While this will result in a more expensive mortgage, it can be a way into a home for some buyers.
Another situation is if you need significant flexibility with the overall timeline of the transaction, like the capacity to either advance or delay it. For example, it is not uncommon for a buyer to be selling an existing home during the same period. So the closing on the new home may actually be contingent on the sale of the home that is currently owned. In this circumstance, a lender who is willing to accommodate the vagaries of the process may be well worth the slightly higher interest rate or fees.
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Vacation Homes in Bend Oregon

A Vacation Home in Bend Oregon Winter is finally here. You have enjoyed taking in the brilliant beauty and the abundant opportunities for outdoor adventure. Some of you may be p...
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