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Higher Ground is a unique neighborhood in northeast Bend bordered by Daggett and Jackson Streets.  It is unique because it is a co-housing community.  For those of you unfamiliar iwth co-housing, I suggest you google the term.  I have been fascinated by this  housing concept and it is something I...
01/16/2010
Williamsburg Park sits above Boyd Acres Rd in northeast Bend.  The houses are newer and generally have nice floor plans and finishes.  The main builder in this subdivision is the Holman Company.  There are a few other builder homes mainly on Patriot Lane.  The high rate of foreclosures has made f...
01/16/2010
My principal brokers prepare wonderful analytical reports of the real estate market statistics based on MLS information.  You may read these reports at taftdire.com. Some of the highlights I think would be of interest to most are the following statistics;                                          ...
01/13/2010
Yesterday I posted info on the HAMP program and how it was being applied to a current short sale negotiation in which I am involved.  Last Friday, we were assigned to phase 1 negotiator and tonight I was called by the phase 1 negotiator informing me that we were moving to phase 2.  I think this i...
01/13/2010
Hey guys, I know what you're talking about.  I have had a bad experience before with Countrywide and this is a former Countrywide loan that is now serviced by BofA.  I have heard lots of bad stories as well.  In fairness, however, I have been reading about recent improvements and I really believe...
01/12/2010
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Cloud 9 Estates is cutle little community of about 20 homes on two streets (Cirrus and Cumulus).  It is bordered by Powers Rd to the South and Reed Lane to the North, Blakely to the west and Duncan to the east.  It is great walking distance to the Old Mill District for shopping, entertainment, co...
01/12/2010
I currently have a short sale being processed by Bank of America.  So far, I have been impressed with their service level.  What I found out 3 weeks in the process is that it is going through the HAMP evaluation process.  I read up on it at the website link below and found it good news for homeow...
01/12/2010
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Prospect Pines is a small subdivision in northwest Bend of nice homes, but on higher density lots.  It is basically Fresca Street, south of Hudson.  There have been many good deals in this neighborhood from bank owned sales which have also distressed the entire area.  The neighborhood is close to...
01/01/2010
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I just came across this neighborhood recently while showing a home.  I had never heard of it before.  This neighborhood is located off of Gerking Market Road and the house my client is getting there is an amazing bargain.  Gerking Market Road has a lot of nice ranch homes with fabulous mountain v...
12/29/2009
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Riverstone is a neighborhood tucked away at the base of Awbrey Butte near the Deschutes River in northwest Bend.  It consists of single family homes built mainly by Monticello Homes.  The neighborhood is close to parks and river trails and close to good swimming hole on the Deschutes.  The curren...
12/29/2009
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