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Real Estate Market CorrectionThis past year has been an eye operner to most realtors. In the 18 years that I have been a realtor I have not seen a market like this one. The market seems to have all the earmarks of a buyer's market, yet the sellers are holding there own in many cases going for las...
Taking a little extra time with your client and or prospect to teach them why real estate is still the best investment tool in existance, after all they are not making any more of it.The basics that I think every client should know before going out to look at real estate.1. Inflation of investmen...
Flipping is when a licensee purchases a property and reselling quickly, with the intent of a good profit. Guess what, flipping done right is not illegal according to my sources, but certainly check it out for yourself. Flipping is also not the best way to maximize an investment. If a buyer is sho...
Looking at the real estate business in comparison with our national news, I was thinking about the situation our country is facing with terrorism, war and divided political views. The mission statement that I felt would benefit our country is also something that I thought would work wonderful for...
As realtors we face situations quite often with our clients or potential clients that may not appear to be profitable for our business, such as; A client comes in for advice in selling a property with the idea of reinvesting in another property that the client likes better for some reason. As a r...
A few advantages to living or vacationing in Bend Oregon are as follows.21 Golf Coarses some of which are the finest in the Western half of the United States.More restaurants per capita than 80% of the United States. This means great choices for places to dine.Hiking and biking trails in any dire...
Romaine Village is a manufactured home subdivision on the South side with large lots and all utilities. Home sites are approximately one half acre. This subdivision is built out. With Bend's current market the current price manufactured home and lot is around $200k more or less. This is approxima...
Choctaw Village is a nice subdivision about 30 years old on Bend's NE side with most lots 6000 to 10,000 square feet with scattered pines. All utilities available including city sewer. Pretty much all lots have been built on. The approximate home price you might find in this subdivision in 2007 i...
Woodside Ranch is located on the South side of Bend, OR and has scattered pines. The lots are about 2 to 3 acres in size on average and decorated with large ponderosa pines throughout, some irrigation is available on these lots. Streets are paved and all the houses are nice frame homes mostly 20 ...
Valhalla Heights is a sought after subdivision on Bend's westside with lots of pine trees and all utilities. The lots are larger than average from 10,000 to 25,000 square feet. The houses in this development were all custom homes and vary from 1500 to 4000 square feet. Community Colledge is withi...

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