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Click Here To Experience The Central Oregon Lifestyle: This home is a short sale at this price and subject to third party negotiations. Located just minutes from Bend's Old Mill District and Downtown, the Deschutes River, Schools, Restaurants, parks and mountain trails. C...
Price Reduced by $50K !! ARXX block (Insulated Concrete Form) construction = R58 walls Conditioned (Heated) crawl space with concrete floors Forced air with Heat pump Hot and cold water in garage (for car or dog wash) Oregon grown myrtle wood custom cabinets Buffalo stone marble and slate through...
Here is a quick glance at the differences between the old first time home buyer tax credit and the new home buyer tax credit since the latest stimulus package was signed.
It has been quite some time since I last posted a blog entry on Active Rain. I figured today would be as good of time as any to get back in the swing of blog posts here. I'll keep it short and to the point. Team Ropp/Quinn has stayed very busy the last 6 months with both work and play. We have re...
Ok, here is the 4th step out of the 10 buyers guide to home ownership. This article and more can be found on You can also check it out at 10 Steps to Home Ownership! Step 4 of 10 "Some 6 million new and existing homes are sold each year. There's no shorta...
10 Steps to Home Ownership! Step 3 of 10 Ok, this step is one of the most important for a home buyer who needs to use financing for their home purchase. And really only a small percentage of home buyers can actually afford to pay for a home with all cash. I am not surprised this is listed as # 3 ...
10 Steps to Home Ownership! Step 2 of 10 This article is from a 10 step series found on For first time home buyers or those who haven't bought real property for some time. "More than 2 million people in the United States have earned real estate licenses. However, real estate is a tou...
This is a humorous front page article from the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday about Bend. Clothesline Has Neighbors Bent Out of Shape in Bend; An Illegal Solar Device? By ANNE MARIE CHAKER September 18, 2007; Page A1 BEND, Ore. -- It was a sunny, 70-degree day here in Awbrey Butte, an exclusive n...
I was on com earlier today and found this very informative 10 step buyer's guide to home ownership. You can find all 10 steps on, or you can come back to each week to read the next step. You can also visit my website at LIVE IN BEND OREGON to read each step. E...
This is an interesting article for many reasons but for me it's mainly because we are experiencing a movement to green building. The last few years have really seen a large number of builders specializing in new green building techniques. Please read on to learn a small part of this new conscious...

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