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    Top 5 Things to do When Selling your Home

    By Kennadi Morgan | September 20, 2023

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    5 Ways to Create an Energy-Efficient Home

    By Faith Stone | August 11, 2023

    Insulation Insulation is one of the more important things on this list. Some older homes especially may have insulation that isn’t very well done or sometimes have no insulation at all. This is definitely something to consider when trying to make your home energy-efficient. Speak with a professional about what the best options are for... Read More

    5 Things to Look for When Buying Your First home

    By Faith Stone | July 31, 2023

    Location One of the most important things to look out for when purchasing a home is of course, the location! This is such an important factor because once you are set on your location, you can’t change it. A few pieces of advice, make sure you are close to the things that matter to you,... Read More

    Proof That Buying a Home Now Is a Better Time Than You Think

    By Faith Stone | June 23, 2023

    Proof That Buying a Home Now Is a Better Time Than You Think What’s going to happen with rates and prices if I wait? Prices have gone down a bit and that is mostly due to higher rates. Which if you think about it, they kind of cancel each other out. That said, now is... Read More

    5 Day Trips From Bend Oregon To Do This Summer

    By Faith Stone | May 19, 2023

       Crater Lake – Drive time: 1 Hour 30 minutes Crater Lake is very unique. It is the deepest lake in the US at 1,943 ft deep. The drive to Crater Lake is already beautiful, but there is a road around the lake called Rim Road with more than 30 scenic pullouts. It’s also perfect... Read More

    Bend Oregon Real Estate Market Update 2023

    By Faith Stone | May 5, 2023

    …the 4 biggest questions on people’s minds. What is going on? When is the market gonna crash? Should I sell? Should I buy it now? These are the questions we are hearing all the time, so we thought we would share our thoughts on each, to help and provide as much clarity as we realistically... Read More

    6 Affordable Curb Appeal Tips

    By Faith Stone | April 14, 2023

    6 Affordable Curb Appeal Tips Winter is on the way out and Spring is coming in hot… or at least we hope so. Getting ready to prepare your home to sell can be stressful and sometimes expensive. Here are 6 affordable & easy ways to spruce up your home’s curb appeal!  Pressure wash the exterior... Read More

    4 “First Steps” when buying a Central Oregon home

    By Faith Stone | April 4, 2023

    Start saving money now. Create a budget, even a very simple one, and start sticking to it. It is a great practice and it will help you understand your financial situation better and help prepare you to buy your home quicker. Consider the added costs. Once you begin looking into the “costs” of owning a... Read More

    By Faith Stone | March 7, 2023

    A Peak Behind the Bend Real Estate Curtain 3 things you didn’t know… 1.    Real Estate professionals are NOT comfortable with quickly elevating home prices. It can seem very logical that people that are paid according to the sale price of a home, want that price to go up and up. However, what you... Read More

    5 Easy Ways for Bend-area Home Seller’s to Prepare for an Inspection.

    By Faith Stone | February 20, 2023

    5 Easy Ways for Bend-area Home Seller’s to Prepare for an Inspection. 1)  Walk your home room by room Replace light bulbs Clean out clogged drains Tighten door handles, towel racks, and railings 2) Walk the outside of your home Trim plants back from your house Remove debris from your roof and gutters Touch up... Read More

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