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    Central Oregon Inventory Update

    By Andrew Ellis | September 18, 2021

    A few key points about inventory before we get started: Inventory is not the number of homes to sell, but the number of homes to sell in relation to current buyer demand. 1 month of inventory means if we sold at our current pace and no other homes were put on the market, we would... Read More

    If you are thinking about selling, NOW is the time.

    By Andrew Ellis | July 12, 2021

    The wave of soaring home prices has been building for months – and sellers have been cashing in. I don’t predict anything catastrophic on the horizon, but we are beginning to see a shift in the market and, if you have been thinking about selling, NOW is the time to do it.  Of course, there... Read More

    Looking Ahead: What’s Next for the Central Oregon Housing Market?

    By Andrew Ellis | June 25, 2021

    How will the impending end to the Foreclosure Moratorium affect the Central Oregon Housing Market? First things first, the moratorium bill appears to have the ability to be extended through the end of the year, and Governor Brown has already extended it through September. So, by impending, we mean, eventually, it has to end… …... Read More

    The Hidden Costs of Buying a Home

    By Andrew Ellis | May 14, 2021

    So you’ve found your dream home, congrats! Whether you are a first time home buyer or a veteran of the game, this is (hopefully) a very exciting time for you and, whether you stuck to your budget or not, there are a few things you should think about when planning financially for your new adventure. ... Read More

    Practical Space Saving Ideas to Help You Live Large in a Small Space

    By Andrew Ellis | April 28, 2021

    In many homes, space is a valuable commodity. Whether life keeps you busy with work, sports, social events, etc, or you’re a stay-at-homer, keeping your home organized and efficient is always a good idea. If you are looking for ways to maximize the space in your home, here are a few simple and easy ideas... Read More

    If there’s a Bubble – It’s Gotta Pop Soon

    By Andrew Ellis | April 1, 2021

    Full disclosure, I totally believe the title of this article. If we’re in a bubble, there’s no way it can continue much longer. By definition, something is a bubble for several reasons, but two are that it’s thin and can pop. But I also don’t know if we’re in a bubble. Yes, history has shown... Read More

    Your Spring Chore Checklist

    By Andrew Ellis | February 10, 2021

    Chances are, like many of us, you’ve been spending a lot of time at home lately. And with that time at home, you may have noticed a few projects that need attention. If you’re looking for ways to spruce up your place, we have a few simple and inexpensive ideas to get your home in... Read More

    How to Be an Attractive Buyer in a Competitive Market

    By Andrew Ellis | January 8, 2021

    Last year was full of surprises, one being the intensity in which the Central Oregon Real Estate Market skyrocketed, even in the midst of economic uncertainty. With rising home prices and low inventory, it’s more important than ever for buyers to make competitive offers and trust their agent representing them. If you are considering buying... Read More

    Home for the Holidays: How to Celebrate the Holiday Season Covid Style

    By Andrew Ellis | December 17, 2020

    As 2020 comes to a close, we are all trying to find creative ways to make this holiday season a special one, despite the hardships of this past year. If recent events and restrictions have you staying home for the holidays, we’ve rounded up a few ideas for how to make the most of your... Read More

    Are We Headed For Another Housing Crisis?

    By Andrew Ellis | November 30, 2020

    Because of the events of 2020, there has been a lot of buzz about a downturn in the housing market or even another “foreclosure crisis”. Is this likely to happen? The answer is: not likely.  There are several factors that make real estate in 2020 different from real estate in 2008.  For starters, homeowners have... Read More

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