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Earth Day 2021 in Bend: Pathways to Pollination

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Connect your garden to the Pollinator Pathway with complimentary seed packets Earth Day is April 22, 2021, and this year we’re celebrating by focusing on the vital role that pollinators play in keeping our ecosystems healthy. Most of us know that populations of pollinator species like bees, butterflies, moths, bats, and hummingbirds are increasingly under […]

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Skjersaa Group Supports More than 30 Local Nonprofits in 2020

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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 […]

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2020 Annual Market Trends for Bend Real Estate

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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 […]

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Election Resources in Central Oregon

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Your Vote Counts: Ballot Drop-Off Locations Now Open in Deschutes County One of the silver linings of 2020–an unusual year to say the least!–is the increasingly authentic, personal answer to the courteous question of “how are you?” While our clients always share their hopes and dreams, as well as their concerns and worries with us […]

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October Market Trends for Bend Real Estate

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Graph showing the growth of the median home price in Bend between April and September 2020.

Market stays active despite virtual back-to-school and wildfire smoke After a very active summer due to overwhelming buyer demand and increasingly limited inventory, Bend residential real estate didn’t experience the seasonal dip it typically does, and continued to be a very dynamic market through September. Usually, we see a slow-down from August to September as […]

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Resources for Small Business Owners, Workers and Families During Coronavirus

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The impact of the coronavirus quarantine on Bend workers, families and local business owners has been sudden, and for many, financially devastating. Fortunately, our community and local government is providing many resources to help those impacted the most right now. If your income has been affected by the coronavirus quarantine, we encourage you to investigate and […]

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Giving Tuesday in Bend

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We knew when we established the Skjersaa Group in 2012 that we wanted to create a way to consistently give back to our amazing community. We feel so grateful to live in this beautiful place, and our passion for our natural resources and outdoor recreation fueled our desire to fund local environmental and conservation nonprofits. […]

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2020 Annual Skjersaa Group Calendar

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Cover of the 2020 Skjersaa Group annual print calendar featuring landscape photo of the Three Sisters peaks

It says a lot, in the age of all things digital—with endless apps available to us at the touch of a smart phone that provide news, videos, music, navigation, diet advice, pings and reminders of never-ending to dos—that our annual print calendar is something our clients and colleagues look forward to receiving and enjoying year […]

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FireFree Events in Bend

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With snow still melting at higher elevations and the Central Oregon landscape in full, spring bloom, “wildfire season” can seem a long way off, however fire prevention efforts are well under way in the Deschutes National Forest and other managed, public lands. Years of planning going into each prescribed burn, and we are grateful to […]

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