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Work options changing as Bend changes

More and more people who move to Bend work for technology or media companies, or are themselves sole proprietors. And more and more companies are allowing people to remote work. A recent article by the Source details new options for workers who live locally, as well as the self-employed, to have access to comfortable and beautiful […]

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Building continues after the harshest winter in years

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Central Oregon experienced record winter weather early this year which caused quite a few insurance claims, but newer homes built by updated codes did well. The Bend Bulletin reports: “Billy Staten, who works in Bend’s building safety division, said with the exception of the old Ray’s Food Place on Century Drive collapsing, the city hasn’t received […]

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Bend needs 7500 single family homes

Bend continues to grow and the City estimates it will need about 13000 more units, of which 7500 are supposed to be single family homes with the rest being duplexes and apartments. This combined with steady job and wage growth means that things still look good for the region, though economic slowdowns in other parts of […]

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Ending the year on good business news

It’s great to be able to look back and see how far the area has come since the bottom of the recession. Today’s report by KTVZ talks about how Bend is ranked 4th in the nation in an annual list of ‘Boomtowns’. Actually it’s the Bend-metro area which includes Redmond and all of Deschutes County so […]

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Sounds like all good news

According to the Bend Bulletin in an interview, with the chief economist for Windermere Real Estate, “(He) predicted continued growth in employment, wages and housing inventory and a slowdown of the blistering climb in Bend home prices since fall 2011.” And, “We’re going to see a lot more move-up buyers buying from people wanting to downsize,” […]

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