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4 Ways to Know You’re Buying a Home in the Right Bend Oregon Neighborhood


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By Deb Tebbs Group

If you’re buying a home you probably have spent a lot of time thinking about the features you’re looking for in a home like square footage, kitchen details, bathrooms, bedrooms and yard space, but have you thought about the Bend Oregon neighborhood at all?

In today’s post we will cover 4 ways you can know if you’re buying a home in the right Neighborhood.

#1 – The Neighbors Are Friendly

Take the time to speak with your future neighbors, if they are friendly and open to talking with you that’s one good sign that the neighborhood is going to be a great place for you to live.

#2 – Homeowners Are Spending Money on Their Homes

Another great sign that the Bend Oregon Neighborhood will be right for you is when you can see that other homeowners there are spending money on their homes since this will also help to increase the value of your home as well.


#3 – Your Expectations Are Met

As with buying a home, you also have expectations for the neighborhood where the home is located.

Your expectations might include having a community park nearby. Whatever the “mental image” of a perfect neighborhood is in your mind it’s best to ask yourself what you’re searching for in an ideal neighborhood so you can find the perfect Bend Oregon home for sale in a neighborhood you will love.

#4 – The Neighborhood Is Close To It All

Last of all, but most important, it’s important to search for a Bend Oregon Home for sale in a neighborhood which is close to what’s important to you like your job, schools, shops, stores and the entertainment options which Ben can offer you.

Find the Right Bend Oregon Neighborhood

For more tips on how to know that you’re buying a home in the right Bend Oregon Neighborhood, or to view the latest homes for sale across Bend, contact the Deb Tebbs Group today by clicking here to connect with us through our website or call us at (541) 323-4823.

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Bend Oregon Real Estate – Don’t Fall For These 5 Home Staging Myths










By Deb Tebbs Group

If you own Bend Oregon Real Estate one of the most important things you can do to sell your home is to stage it to sell, but sadly some homeowners may fall for these common home staging myths and decide to not invest their time and money into staging before listing their home.

Myth #1 – I don’t Need to Stage My Home, It will Sell Easily

Although you might think that you don’t need to stage your home to sell, the reality is that you should stage your home sooner, rather than later.

Staging is important because it will help your home to sell for the most money and enable you to present the best possible representation of your home to a potential buyer.

Myth #2 – Staging Is Just De-Cluttering and Cleaning, it’s Boring….

De-cluttering and cleaning your home are the first things you do BEFORE you stage a home, not after.

When you stage your home you’re presenting your home as a PRODUCT for sale and it’s important to keep that in mind if you want to attract the best buyers who will be interested in paying you the most money for your house.

Myth #3 – Staging a Home Is Super Expensive

Don’t let the potential cost of staging your home keep you from doing it!

You can stage your home for sale using your existing furniture or you can easily rent furniture from a local store once you move out to professionally stage your home.

Myth #4 – Staging a Home Is Just Decorating

No, staging a home isn’t just decorating, it’s a combination of showcasing, preparing and professionally presenting a property for sale.

Home staging is an effective marketing tool that’s worked for years and this Real Estate method will work for you too.

Myth #5 – You Only Stage a Vacant Home

Contrary to public opinion, you don’t just stage vacant homes, you can stage your own home while you are living there.

Again, home staging helps you to present your home as a “product” for sale so that a potential buyer will see the best possible representation of your home when they come to view it.

Sell Your Bend Oregon Real Estate

For more staging tips to help you sell your Bend Oregon Real Estate, contact the Deb Tebbs Group today by calling us at (541) 323-4823 or click here to connect with us through our website.


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Bend Oregon Home – Local Price Increases Rank Number 10 in Nation

Home Price Appreciation

By Deb Tebbs

Prices for Bend Oregon Homes have appreciated fast over the last few years by close to 30 percent after the recent collapse of the housing market when just about everyone lost equity in their homes.

A recent report by the Bend Bulletin shows that home prices here increased by 11.25 percent in Q4 2014 and that ranked Bend Oregon number 10 in the nation for home price increases.

The Right Time to Sell?

If you’ve held onto your home since the collapse of the housing market, 2015 is going to be a perfect time for you to sell since home prices are only expected to continue increasing, and with a strong jobs market, combined with easier lending standards, we will see more buyers on the market.

Current Median Home Prices

Right now the median price for a Bend Oregon Home is $322,000 while in Redmond the median home price for a single family home there is $218,000.

The Bend Bulletin report, and statistics from the Federal Housing Finance Agency also shows us that home prices nationwide rose by 1.4 percent n Q4 of 2014 and they rose by about 5 percent year-over-year when compared to Q4 of 2013.

Across the United States Oregon ranked number 11 in 2014 for home price appreciation thanks to a 6.74 percent increase while the other states which saw fast appreciation of home prices were Vermont, California and Georgia.

Sell Your Bend Oregon Home

Let us professionally list your home for sale so you can enjoy the process of moving onto your next dream home in Bend.

To get started with selling your Bend Oregon home contact the Deb Tebbs Group today by clicking here to contact us through our website or calling us at (541) 323-4823.

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