La Pine, OR Real Estate News

By Fred Jaeger, Real Estate Connection - Central Oregon
(High Lakes Realty and Property Management)
You don't have to be a Real Estate guy to have guessed by now that it's a buyer's market out there.  As evidenced by the new sprouting of "For Sale" signs on seemingly every block, the current inventory of property available has hit new records in, not only Central Oregon, but beyond.  As much as we in the industry may try to argue that Real Estate trends are locally driven and are, by their very nature, affected primarily by local variables, it's hard to deny that this massive influx of inventory being accompanied by a simultaneous decrease in buyers, appears to be, at least presently, a national phenomenon.Say what?  I'm saying that there's a lot for sale out there, not only here, but everywhere it seems, but I'll leave the explanations for another time.  Going beyond the one stab in ...
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By Fred Jaeger, Real Estate Connection - Central Oregon
(High Lakes Realty and Property Management)
I sometimes think my job is the best one on the planet; for me that is.  After all, as a Realtor I get to do two of my favorite things almost all of the time.. hang out with and get to know lots of people for most of the day as well as keeping my head buried in my computer for the balance.  Yep, I get to hang out and talk with people and play with my computer all day.  What a life!  Of course if any other Realtors were ever to read this column, they'd all be screaming by now.  Keep in mind I said that it's only sometimes that I'm so enamored with the lifestyle that I'm motivated to express such optimistic sentiments because the life of a Real Estate person is far more...complicated, lets say.   Some of my colleagues suggested that I do a little "Day in the Life" piece at some point, so ...
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By Jeff Belonger, The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans
( Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc)
 After having a brief conversation with Thesa Chambers earlier today in regards to First Time Homebuyers and FHA, she told me that I should write about this. She thought FHA was only for first time homebuyers. This is far from the truth and this has nothing to do with Thesa and her knowledge of real estate. She is great at what she does and how she helps her clients buying or selling in the Sunriver, Bend, La Pine, Oregon areas. FHA mortgages can be used over and over and over. The two major questions that are sometimes overlooked by loan officers when first screening the consumer is :Do you own or have you sold other real estate in the past 60 months on which there was a HUD/FHA mortgage?If so, is it to be sold?  ( and if it is to be sold, the requirements below don't count then)This i...
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
We all know that the market is saturated with listings and that the buyers are coming around but they are still taking their time in making decisions.Today I was curious to see just what is happening in La Pine, Oregon with pendings and solds. The numbers are depressing to say the least. Do they mean your home or property will not sell, no, but they do show that you need to be priced right and ready to work with a buyer.I am looking at frame and manufactured homes in La Pine, from June 1, 2007 to July 31, 2007. I did not restrict the amount of land and this is what it shows.Pending (in escrow) - 8 properties are currently in escrow Contingent (could be many reasons the most popular that another home must sell) 2SOLD (closed escrow - new owners) 2 Active 412 - currently on the market and...
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
Changes in the Market Conditions in Central Oregon Have Created Challenges and Competition for Sellers. Currently most of Central Oregon has an abundance of inventory (homes for sale), thus creating the need for sellers to consider more than how much money you may want for your home or how much your neighbors may have sold their home for, even a short time ago.Selecting an experienced, motivated, honest and trustworthy REALTOR® should be your first step in the process of selling your property. He or she should be familiar with your neighborhood and surrounding area and be able to easily identify the differences that separate your property from the competition (like properties for sale in your area). Conversation With Your Real Estate ProfessionalPrior to listing your home, your REALTOR...
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
Manufactured homes are a large part of the Central Oregon real estate market. Many lenders are shying away from lending on them which makes the public think that they are not a good investment. Today one of the easiest way to fund a manufactured home purchase is with an FHA loan. There are other products available, U.S. Bank has a good program and I am sure there are other banks that have some options too.So, what is the attraction to a manufactured home? Many first time home buyers, retirees' and people wanting a little more room or space find a manufactured home the perfect solution. This manufactured home is currently available in La Pine, it offers more than you would expect in this price range. ________________________________________________________________________________________...
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
So you want to invest in Real Estate in Central Oregon. This week I had a buyer looking for lower end rental homes. This investor has a plan and has done his homework. You too can invest in property in La Pine and do well with rentals.La Pine is located 30 miles south of Bend, Oregon. Most of the renters in La Pine do one of three things. They own their own business and work locally, they commute to Bend for a little higher pay or they work in La Pine. Because of the commute and the lower wages being offered in La Pine, this investor is looking for homes he can pay cash for do a few repairs and rent them for $600 a month or less.This market is a stable and steady market in comparison to the rentals that exceed $800. We have looked at properties between $65,000 and $125,000. It amazes me...
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
Dreaming of riverfront property in Central Oregon? Here it is, this lot & the neighboring lot are both approved for septic & have a peak-a-boo views of Mt. Bachelor & Broken Top, river front & paved road frontage. This is a dream come true for many. Seller is willing to put together a package of the two lots. Fantastic view for reverse living home.This property is located at the corner of Controta Place and Riverview the neighboring property is located at the corner of Vale Ct and Riverview. Properties both run from the pavement to the river, there are a couple angles in the lot lines, be sure to ask for a plot plan to see the exact lay of the land. Corners are marked and this lot has had the survey done for the 100 year flood plane. For a complete search of property in Central Oregon b...
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
La Pine Oregon Home ReportAll Homes View a current list of La Pine Homes for sale.If you are looking to buy or sell a home in La Pine, please contact me today. For a complimentary La Pine Home Evaluation contact me today. The La Pine area is Includes south of La Pine State Rec Rd to Gilchrist May 2007# of HomesMedian PriceLowest PriceHighest PriceNew Listing62$244,900$69,987$925,000Pending5$169,900$89,000$192,500Sold2$120,250$100,500$140,000 Last 12 months SalesSquare FeetBedroomsBathroomsMinimum40010Maximum364854 Last 12 Months SalesDays on MarketMinimum7Average152Maximum1117La Pine ResourcesBend / La Pine SchoolsLa Pine Chamber of CommerceFor all your Central Oregon Real Estate needs, contact me today! Thesa Chambers Sunriver Realty Cell: 541-771-7064 These statistics were compiled fr...
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
Riverfront Homes In Central OregonKnowing what you want from your riverfront property is one of the most important questions to answer. Waterfront properties are most often found on The Big Deschutes River, The Little Deschutes River, Fall River and Spring River. Each of these rivers have a uniqueness about them.When purchasing property on any of these rivers there are things you need to know, there are issues that an experienced Realtor® should know and also will need to disclose to you. I am available to answer questions and show you the beauty that Central Oregon has to offer. Central Oregon offers more choices than a lot of areas through out the United States. The show below is just a few of the reasons vistiors turn into locals. _____________________________________________________...
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
Spring is ending and here in Central Oregon we are getting a taste of summer. Today it was 85 degrees in La Pine, which is located at the base of the Cascade Mountains. I had clients in town today that had never been to Central Oregon and are moving here because of a job transfer. After finding our top picks of Central Oregon Real Estate we were all ready for some sight seeing. I needed photos for my website and of course I love to share them with all of you on ActiveRain. My clients came along for the ride, over the next couple days I will post articles about each location we visited. This one was their favorite - remember I said it was 85 degrees? I promise you this photo was taken 14 miles from my house and the temperature was 70 degrees. Mt. Bachelor from Cascades Lake Hwy - taken M...
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By Karen Rice, Northeast PA & Lake Wallenpaupack Home Sales
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
Were I to relocate to central Oregon, my first contact would be La Pine real estate broker Thesa Chambers. I have grown to respect her as a fellow REALTOR through reading her blogs and contributions on the ActiveRain real estate network; I appreciate her professionalism and dedication to customer service. I am not a close friend or relative; just a fellow agent making some observations based on what I have seen of Thesa Chambers online. Thesa grew up in Central Oregon, and raised her family there - so she knows the different areas of Central OR very well and can help you make an informed decision when it comes to finding the perfect home for sale to claim as your own.Thesa's La Pine real estate website focuses on Sunriver, Caldera Springs, Three Rivers South, and Bend, in addition to L...
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
La Pine OregonLa Pine is the newest city in Oregon. Although a new city it is certainly not a new area to Oregon. La Pine is one of the most popular destination areas in Oregon. La Pine offers many outdoor recreational opportunities year around. La Pine Oregon RecreationNo matter what your recreational interests are you can most likely find it in La Pine. Fishing your thing? Try any of these wonderful places to cast a line, The Big Deschutes River, Little Deschutes River, Wickiup Reservoir, Crane Prairie, North Twin, South Twin, Cultus Lake, Lava Lake, Paulina Lake, East Lake; there are many more but there are only so many I can mention here. Most of these areas also have camping facilities.Skiers there you are not left out head down the slopes of Mt. Bachelor any time as you are only 1...
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
Home is Where You Are Loved! No matter how far apart we ever are home will always be where we are loved.I specialize in selling houses in La Pine and Sunriver, but when the day is done I go Home. Our Roof keeps the sky from falling onto our shoulders it provides shelter from the elements - the love of my husband is represented by the roof - he is the protector and provider of our family. He is big, strong, and stands firmly by his family, his honesty and faithfulness is what protects us from the world. The walls of our home holds up the roof, they give everyone their own space, they allow for areas of living where we can gather or be alone. I am the walls - I stand by my husband unconditionally and love my children enough to give my life so that they can succeed and carry on. The window...
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By Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
La Pine, Oregon Real EstateLa Pine, Oregon offers more than homes - I found out why people often describe La Pine, Oregon as a special place where you'll find "The Outdoors at Your Front Door" I've had the pleasure of getting to know an exceptional Central Oregon Realtor, Thesa Chambers. Thesa is a knowledgeable, experienced, long-time resident of Central Oregon who really cares about her clients.  Thesa shared her piece of outdoor "paradise"  - La Pine in Central Oregon La Pine offers many things we don't have here in Clearwater, Florida. Since Thesa and I both serve communities that attact people because of the exceptional outdoor lifestyles we offer-  I found it interesting to see why people here can be attracted to Thesa's area of Central Oregon.  Central Oregon Real EstateWhen look...
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By Danny Smith
(DISCOVER TEXAS HOMES)
I had the privilege of Speaking to Thesa Chambers from SunRiver Oregon yesterday morning on the phone! Now I'm here to tell you that this little Lady knows her business from Top to Bottom. She's sharp as a tack and prepared to speak to you about any subject possible pertaining to Real Estate. Bring your best to the table with Thesa or you will walk away wondering how she did it! So I say give this Little Lady a Big Hand! If your a client lucky enough to have Thesa as your agent you can be assured the Hand she holds will be a winning hand.               Welcome to Sunriver Realty          http://www.centraloregonbuzz.com/               http://activerain.com/thesa SunriverThree Rivers South,Caldera Springs La Pine offer new listings by emailMLS search Central Oregon Real Estatesearch the ...
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By Geordie Romer, Serving Leavenworth, Lake Wenatchee, and Plain
(Windermere Real Estate / NCW)
Everyone who visits falls in love with Central Oregon. From La Pine to Bend, from the Deschutes River to Smith Rock State Park there is something for everyone.  Outdoor recreation opportunities abound in Central Oregon from rock climbing, to kayaking and rafting, to fishing and birdwatching. La Pine Oregon is just 20 miles to Mt. Bachelor and all of the fabulous skiing you can handle. It is also just 30 miles south of Bend, Oregon home to two of my favorite businesses - Deschutes Brewery, home of favorites like Black Butte Porter, Cindercone Ale, Obsidian Stout and Mirror Pond Pale Ale - and Metolius Climbing which makes all sorts of quality rock climbing gear.  La Pine is named after the largest Ponderosa Pine in Oregon. If you are looking for real estate around La Pine Oregon your bes...
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
Fishing season is the unofficial start of the tourist season in Central Oregon. Once the lakes, rivers and streams are open for the anglers you will see people, dogs and boats at almost every body of water. I love to fish, I love where I live and know how difficult it is to find a place where everyone in the family can have a great time while the anglers in the family drown a worm or cast a fly.One of our family favorites is just a short 15 minute drive from La Pine. North and South Twin Lakes both have camping facilities. North Twin is more primitive than South Twin. North Twin has a nice camping area, a boat launch and a Forest Service outhouse - these are block buildings but no plumbing they are pumped regularly. Both lakes are stocked with pan size Rainbow Trout. Somewhere along the...
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
Today I had a call from a homeowner wanting to sell their property - not so unusual since I am a Realtor. This homeowner was upfront and told me that they were interviewing 3 other Realtors; they had called me last and wanted me to interview last. I was fine with that I like to be first or last. So, I pull the county records I gather the comparable properties which there are very few that match perfectly. The property is located in the newest city in Oregon, La Pine. It is in the city limits, on community sewer and water (not exactly what a big city would have but it works for us). As I am putting my listing presentation together, when the seller calls me back, they have a question. Realtor #3 just left and told them there was no way they could sell their home since they only have one b...
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
Spring is here and we are seeing an increase of buyers. Statistics are showing that although the average days on market has increased along with the number of homes available for sales prices versus listing prices are holding strong.Since the first of the year the average frame built home is selling at 98% of the list price in La Pine. As of 9 a.m. on March 23, 2007 there are 2 properties that currently have an offer on them that show as contingent. Contingencies are often an offer subject to another property selling.There are 23 properties that are in escrow and moving towards closing. The average escrow period currently is about 38 days.There have been 27 properties close escrow since January 1, 2007 and the average sales price to list price is 98.86% - the average days on market does...
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