March Market Trends for Bend Residential Real Estate

Median Home Price Hits Another Record High The median home price in Bend climbed to another new high of $595,000 last month. That’s 68% higher than the current median home price of $353,000 nationally. Year-over-year, the median price of a home in Bend is up 28%, compared with 14% nationally. Although there were more homes […]

Skjersaa Group Supports More than 30 Local Nonprofits in 2020

How giving back deepens connections with co-workers and community The Skjersaa Group donated more than $24,700 to over 30 nonprofits that serve Central Oregon last year as part of its community commitment. The top-producing real estate team based in Bend, Oregon, pledges at least one percent of its annual revenue to local and regional charities […]

February Market Trends for Bend Real Estate

Median Home Price Hits All-Time High and Active Listings at All-Time Low With fewer mid-priced listings, extremely low inventory, and continued buyer demand for homes in Bend, the median home price hit another new high last month. The median sales price of a home in January was $575,500, up 10% from December, and up a […]

2020 Annual Market Trends for Bend Real Estate

How the Pandemic Dramatically Affected Bend Real Estate When the pandemic hit last March, we were prepared for the worst. Still flinching from the apocalyptic economic crisis we endured in 2008, which was especially hard on the local real estate industry in Central Oregon, we were bracing for something similar. Destination mountain towns like Bend […]

Bend Real Estate Strategies for 2021 in a Competitive Market

Q&A with Mollie Hogan, Principal Broker, CRS I’ve been hearing about the limited inventory in Bend. Does that mean it’s a good time to sell? Yes, it’s a great time to sell. Prices have increased, and lower inventory means you are likely to receive an offer quickly. However, and this is an important caveat: you need […]

Bend Real Estate Market Trends for January 2021

Weekly and Monthly Data through January 17, 2021 Have you noticed that seeing a For Sale sign in front of a home in Bend is a rare sight these days? With just over 100 homes on the market in Bend right now, and buyer demand at an all-time high (with mortgage rates at an all-time […]

December 2020 Market Trends for Bend Residential Real Estate

Finding a home for sale in Bend continues to be challenging for buyers who are competing for an extremely limited inventory of active listings. The available inventory dipped to another new low in November, down from 0.6 months in October to 0.5 months. To compare that inventory metric, there was 3.1 months’ worth in November […]

Winter Solstice—why it’s my favorite day of the year

“In our constantly busy contemporary world, we are relentlessly trying to defer the onset of winter…we may never choose to winter, but we can choose how we do it.   I think that a lot of the pain of winter comes from the pain of our flinching away from it.” – Katherine May,  Author of Winter, The […]

Practicing Gratitude and Staying Safe This Thanksgiving

Like so many life experiences in 2020, Thanksgiving will look a lot different for most of us this year. Many of us look forward to large family gatherings, travel and festive holiday shopping, but scaling back our social activities this year helps keep our entire community as safe as possible. The pandemic has affected our […]

Giving Tuesday in Bend

Resources for supporting our community, now more than ever As we head into the holidays, we hope you and your family are finding many things to be grateful for even during these uncertain times. Despite the disappointments and inconveniences the pandemic has presented to all of us for months now, we’ve heard from many of […]