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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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Simple Tips For Getting Your Bend Oregon Home Ready To Sell

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Selling your Bend Oregon Real Estate is one of the most exciting things you will do but the reality is that most people don’t know how to prepare their homes for sale and many times they sell their homes for a lot less than they are worth.

Make Your House Tech Friendly

You can make your home more desirable to all home buyers who might love using their mobile phones, tablets and devices is to create a connected home.

Start with replacing your old electrical outlets with outlets which are also USB capable then add a wireless router so anyone will be able to use their devices throughout the home.

Create More Space

Remove half walls, posts and anything which gets in the way of having a more open floor plan in your home.

Clean All Windows

One of the biggest problems with selling a house is dirty windows since many home buyers will wonder what else may be wrong with a home if they look through a dirty window.


 

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Remove Pets From Your Home Temporarily

Before buyers start showing up with agents to tour your home make sure you remove your “critters”, including cats and dogs, since some buyers may not like pets, and be concerned about potential pet damage to your home.

Eliminate The Popcorn Ceiling  

One of the truths in selling homes is that nobody really likes popcorn ceiling.

You can help to update the look of your home by scraping your popcorn ceiling yourself and painting the freshly scraped ceiling a neutral color.

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Improve Outdoor Space

If your home doesn’t have a functional outdoor space, create a space for people to sit and enjoy their time outdoors by adding a patio table and chairs

Clean Your Fridge And Medicine Cabinet   

Last of all, but most important, stage the “forgotten” areas of your home by cleaning your medicine cabinets and refrigerator.

This step is important since buyers will search everywhere and it’s important to get those areas of your house clean.

Let Us Help You Sell Your Home  

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For more tips on how to get your Bend Oregon Real Estate ready for sale contact us today by calling us a (541) 323-4823.

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Simple Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Bend Oregon Real Estate

Home Buying Mistakes

By Deb Tebbs Group

As long time Real Estate Agent’s we’ve seen home buyers here make common mistakes when buying Bend Oregon Real Estate.

In today’s post we will break down the most common mistakes buyers make when purchasing Bend Oregon Real Estate so you can be more prepared to buy a home here.

Mistake #1 – Not Choosing a Local Lender

Although you may have found a great mortgage interest rate online it’s always best to choose a local lender for your mortgage loan needs.

Local lenders will be available to meet with you, answer your questions and concerns which you may have as you are buying a home in Bend.

Not choosing a local lender could leave you frustrated when you’re not able to contact your lender to have your questions, comments or concerns answered.

Mistake #2 – Forgetting About Your Renovation Budget

You’re excited about buying Bend Oregon Real Estate but, have you thought about how much money it’s going to take to make the home habitable for your family?

Before saying yes to buy a home make sure think about all renovation work which needs to be done first, and if possible add an extra $10,000 to your renovation budget, so you don’t get caught in the middle of your renovation and then run out of money.

Mistake #3 – Getting Caught Up In a Bidding War on a Home

Last of all, but most important, it’s always important to consult with us first about what’s really happening with home values in a neighborhood before you get caught up in a bidding war on a Bend Oregon Home.

Yes, there may be a shortage of home inventory in Bend at times but the reality is that home prices vary by neighborhood and it’s easy to make the mistake of getting caught up in a bidding war on a home when home prices in that neighborhood are actually on the decline.

Your Bend Oregon Real Estate Expert

For more tips on how to buy Bend Oregon Real Estate, or to view homes for sale across Bend, Sunriver, Redmond and other Central Oregon communities, 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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