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Looking for Affordable Housing in Bend or Eugene? Here’s the Bad News and Some Good News.

Affordable housing in Bend and Eugene is hard to come by. As of February 4, 2019, there were only 8 sub-$300,000 non-manufactured single-family homes listed for sale in Bend’s city limits. If we’re talking sub-$250,000 listings, that number drops to a whopping two. The situation in Eugene is a bit less dire. 67 sub-$300,000 listings …

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Why People Across the Country are Moving to Bend, Oregon

It’s not exactly news: people are moving to Oregon from all across the United States. As of the beginning of 2018, Oregon is the country’s number 2 relocation destination. But if you’re thinking about moving to Oregon, then we need to get more specific. It’s a big place. So which Oregon are we talking about here? Is …

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Are Eugene and Bend Oregon Headed for a Housing Bubble? Why Signs Point to No.

We’re sure you’re familiar with the common saying “What goes up must come down.” Housing markets, common wisdom goes, can be pretty volatile. They might spend years inflating, inflating, inflating–and then all of a sudden, when all the conditions are right, the housing price bubble pops, leaving a big wreck behind. That, of course, is what …

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What Bend and Eugene Sellers Need to Know about Millennial Home-Buyers

The news is out: millennials are buying homes, and the market is rapidly shifting in response. So, what do Eugene and Bend homeowners need to know? We’ve done a bit of homework for your benefit, and our aim here is to separate familiar stereotypes from the facts. First of all, let’s clarify exactly what we …

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What SDC Increases Mean for Affordable Housing in Bend

It’s hardly news that housing in Bend is expensive and isn’t getting any cheaper. The reason why isn’t exactly news either: people want to live in Bend and many are willing to pay top dollar for that privilege. Options for affordable housing–which we’ll define somewhat arbitrarily as sub-$300,000 single-family dwellings–are few and far between. (Not …

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