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Once again Bend-Redmond ranked ‘best-performing’ small metro area

For the third year in a row, Bend and Redmond together as a ‘metro area’ (which is really all of Deschutes County) has been named the best-performing small metro area in the U.S. based on a variety of economic data. The Bulletin reports that “Bend-Redmond, an area that comprises all of Deschutes County, secured the […]

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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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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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An apartment in your yard

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In the City of Bend an Accessory Dwelling Unit, or ADU, is a popular way to add space for guests or a family member or even provide monthly revenue by being a long term or vacation rental. These homes are tiny enough to fit even on compact properties and can be built for usually between […]

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Redmond gets some attention too

As neat as it is to see all the positive reporting that Bend gets, it’s great to see Redmond get noticed for it’s merits as well. It’s being reported that TripAdvisor has scored Redmond a 4.17 out of 5 based on over 500 reviews. The site goes on to list several positives about the community, […]

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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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Oregon is the most moved to State

For the second year in a row Oregon is tops, with Deschutes County also being the fastest growing county. Locally the housing market remains strong and although retirees make up a large segment of those relocating here, there is growth in the state’s job market. We plan to design a lot more new homes this […]

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NAHB notes trends in home design

The National Association of Home Builders issue their Living Awards early in the year, and through the year we’ve definitely seen some of their predictions come through. The article notes: “White on White: Cabinets, flooring, backsplashes, counters, fixtures and appliances are beginning to lighten up.  Layering white on top of white is a new approach […]

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