Sunriver, OR Real Estate News

By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
Second homes and vacation homes are what most buyers in Sunriver Oregon are looking for. Sunriver is full of vacation rentals and second homes. There are several property managers in Sunriver that specialize in the "nightly" rentals of these homes.Why Sunriver you might ask, the reason is simple. Sunriver is located in the middle of Oregon, at the base of the eastern side of the Cascades. This allows for year around resort living or vacationing and an outdoor lifestyle not available in other areas. In the summer some of the activities you can expect to enjoy on the resort are; 2 public pools, 2 golf courses, 38 miles of paved bike paths, Nature galore, Spa, Great Restaurants, Live Music, Community Events, Shopping, Kayaking on the Deschutes, Rafting on the Deschutes and so much more.Bec...
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
I have written several times of the importance of using a local REALTOR® when buying in Sunriver or any other planned community. Sunriver has a strict set of CC&Rs that dectate everything from where your house number is to the color of your roofing.Many of the homes in Sunriver do not comply to the CC&Rs of Sunriver. Sunriver Owners Association (SROA) does not go around looking for violations generally, but they do have the right to. When purchasing a home in Sunriver having the SROA inspect the exterior and the landscaping of your property can save you a lot of head aches when the time comes time to sell.Today I received a call from a seller who is in contract - with a buyer the seller's agent is out of town and I am covering for her in her absence. The seller had just received their c...
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
Sunriver is paradise to many of us that live here and vacation here. You never know what the weather or the day will bring. Today, I had the daunting task of inventorying a home I have for sale that is being sold furnished. This is normal in Surniver, a lot of homes are sold fully furnished and ready for you to bring your tooth brush and clothes, just one of the things that sets Sunriver Real Estate apart from other areas in Central Oregon.Today was TYPICAL day in Sunriver- just me and the old boys doing an inventory. The old boys did not help much, they just layed around and ate and slept, they were a complete distraction to me and getting the task at hand done.Old boys are common in Sunriver, they hang out everywhere, but to see a group of old fellas like this is a real treat. I just ...
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
Sunriver Oregon Home ReportSunriver HomesView a current list of Sunriver Homes for sale.If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Sunriver, please contact me today. For a complimentary Sunriver Home Evaluation contact me today. June 2007# of HomesMedian PriceLowest PriceHighest PriceNew Listing31$679,000$354,900$3,300,000Pending6$564,000$495,500$1,197,000Contingent0 Sold1$532,484$532,484$532,484 Last 12 months SalesSquare FeetBedroomsBathroomsMinimum100421.5Maximum517356 Last 12 Months SalesDays on MarketMinimum12Average144Maximum634Sunriver ResourcesBend / La Pine Schools Sunriver Chamber of Commerce Sunriver Owners AssociationFor all your Central Oregon Real Estate needs, contact me today! Thesa Chambers Sunriver Realty Cell: 541-771-7064 These statistics were compiled from the Cent...
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
Sunriver Nature Center is under invasion. Invasion of the Western Toad, every spring Aspen Lake in Sunriver is the site of young toads making their way into the world. They generally are not an issue, but this year the numbers are expected to be the highest in 14 years.The Nature Center is trying all kinds of ways to keep the toads safe. They are setting up leaf blowers to create an air stream across the parking lot, so that nighttime visitors to the observatory will not smash the toads attempting to cross the parking lot. They are looking for volunteers to help with toad patrol; responsibilities will include helping the little toads across the bike paths and parking lot. Call the Nature Center reception desk to volunteer at 541-593-4394. The Nature Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5...
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
Sunriver Oregon Home ReportSunriver Condos & TownhousesView a current list of Sunriver Condos for sale.If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Sunriver, please contact me today. For a complimentary Sunriver Condo Evaluation contact me today. June 2007# of CondosMedian PriceLowest PriceHighest PriceNew Listing8$408,950$179,900$475,000Pending0 Contingent0 Sold0 Last 12 months SalesSquare FeetBedroomsBathroomsMinimum44801Maximum231534 Last 12 Months SalesDays on MarketMinimum0Average114Maximum362Sunriver ResourcesBend / La Pine SchoolsSunriver Chamber of CommerceSunriver Owners AssociationFor all your Central Oregon Real Estate needs, contact me today! Thesa Chambers Sunriver Realty Cell: 541-771-7064 These statistics were compiled from the Central Oregon Association of REALTORS® data ...
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
With all the talk about the market being so soft and the real estate bubble bursting. We are starting to see big things at Sunriver Realty.Sunriver Stats for the First Half of the YearSunriver Realty sold 35 Homes this is equal to 57% of the market share in Sunriver.The average sales price for these homes was $557,101 with the highest being $1,225,000 -If you are looking for a Sunriver Agent - instead of thinking that the "National Chain" will get you more you should look at the locals we know Sunriver and where the buyers are coming from, and that is where we will focus our advertising dollars bringing more buyers to the market than any other company. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Thesa Chambers • Broker • RE/MA...
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
Newly listed and a rare opportunity to have this kind of view of The Big Deschutes River! Sunriver offers a lifestyle most can only imagine. The relaxed beauty of Central Oregon will make you wake up with a smile everyday, and of course this view will bring a positive attitude to almost every soul.Be sure to use a local professional when you are shopping for a home in a resort or an area you are not familiar with, they know the market, the trends and will protect you as a buyer or seller better than an out of area Broker will.Sunriver Real Estate offers a wide variety of properties, let me show you how great it can be. This home may no longer be on the market - contact me for similar properties _____________________________________________________________________________________________...
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
TOUR TOUR TOUR - VIEW EACH HOME TOUR BY CLICKING ON THE PHOTOS! In Sunriver there is something for everyone. Today I had a client tell me that they thought they had been priced out... which lead me to send them a list of availble properties in Sunriver, that got me thinking - how many others wonder if they can afford Sunriver Homes - this little list will give you an idea of what types of Homes in Sunriver are avaialble and at what price range. Hope it helps you know your Sunriver Real Estate Market $300,000 to $400,000 - 9 Deer is just one of the homes in this price range that may appeal to you for a Sunriver Vacation Home or second home. This home would be for the empty nester as well. Click on Photo to see Tour of Home! $400,000 to $500,000 - 12 Lark is as cute as can be and located ...
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
Sunriver Oregon Home ReportSunriver Condos & TownhousesView a current list of Sunriver Condos for sale.If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Sunriver, please contact me today. For a complimentary Sunriver Condo Evaluation contact me today. May 2007# of HomesMedian PriceLowest PriceHighest PriceNew Listing24$609,499$335,000$999,000Pending1$499,000$499,000$499,00Contingent1$499,000$499,00$499,000Sold2$524,838$514,000$535,676 Last 12 months SalesSquare FeetBedroomsBathroomsMinimum39201Maximum231534 Last 12 Months SalesDays on MarketMinimum18Average125Maximum577Sunriver ResourcesBend / La Pine SchoolsSunriver Chamber of CommerceSunriver Owners AssociationFor all your Central Oregon Real Estate needs, contact me today! Thesa Chambers Sunriver Realty Cell: 541-771-7064 These statistics ...
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
Sunriver Oregon Home ReportSunriver HomesView a current list of Sunriver Homes for sale.If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Sunriver, please contact me today. For a complimentary Sunriver Home Evaluation contact me today. May 2007# of HomesMedian PriceLowest PriceHighest PriceNew Listing24$609,499$335,000$999,000Pending1$499,000$499,000$499,00Contingent1$499,000$499,00$499,000Sold2$524,838$514,000$535,676 Last 12 months SalesSquare FeetBedroomsBathroomsMinimum100421.5Maximum517366.5 Last 12 Months SalesDays on MarketMinimum0Average131Maximum505Sunriver ResourcesBend / La Pine SchoolsSunriver Chamber of CommerceSunriver Owners AssociationFor all your Central Oregon Real Estate needs, contact me today! Thesa Chambers Sunriver Realty Cell: 541-771-7064 These statistics were compile...
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
Looking for a great vacation get away where the lifestyle is like most can only dream of? The beauty of Central Oregon is all around you and Sunriver has it all. Sunriver is the perfect place to just relax. There is something for everyone to do in Sunriver. Sunriver features 2 golf courses, miles upon miles of paved bike paths, The Big Deschutes River, close to Mt. Bachelor for Skiing, more lakes than you can visit in a week and so much more.Real Estate in Sunriver can be a little complex so having an agent that knows the market, the area and the resort is a must. Here is one example of a great vacation home in Sunriver. Sunriver offers a lot of great Real Estate choices - there are condos for under $150,000 to $700,000 range - homes from the mid $300,000 range to well over a million. B...
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By Steve Dalton, Northwest Indiana Home Builder
(219-465-8352 )
I started my search on Central Oregon real estate with La Pine Oregon REALTOR Thesa Chambers.  Now I'll be honest, I've never been to Central Oregon but after a little digging I think I'd like to visit, perhaps quickly.  ONE WORD - GOLF Central Oregon's Sunriver area is famous for the Sunriver Resort ... and golf is on the agenda at Sunriver Resort.  I took one look at these photos and immediately thought "what a place to live, to play, to work!"  I have always wanted to live in an area of the country where I could golf with mountains and lakes ... I digress.Other great communities in Central Oregon: Caldera SpringsLa Pine  "La Pine Oregon is well described as "The Outdoors at Your Front Door." La Pine is located about 30 miles south of Bend , in southern Deschutes County . La Pine is a...
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
When we receive our commission checks we also receive a wonderful treat of "Goody's" Chocolate. Goody's is a local company that is more than meets the eye. They not only sell some of the very best chocolate around they make it. Stepping into Goody's is like stepping back in time. My grandparents had a soda fountain called "The Melody Bar" long before I was born. I have seen many photos of this magical place over the years and always dreamed of working at one as a kid. Grandpa and Grandpa closed The Melody Bar when Grandpa was shipped off to war. The mystery of the soda fountain seems to have disappeared but not in Central Oregon and now Boise, ID. Goody's is a family run company that makes some wonderful candy but they also make their own ice cream. Candy can be purchased by the piece o...
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
A commonly asked question of Sunriver home buyers what can I do to make this a better resort home? Sunriver was originally a World War II training camp. Camp Abbot as it was known back then eventually became the resort of Sunriver. Many of the homes were built in the early 1970's and show the era from the moment you walk in. These can be made into beautiful homes although they will require some major face lifts they still have great potential.There are 3 things that are often over looked when purchasing a home in Sunriver that you plan on putting on a rental program or selling at some time down the line.The first is Outdoor Living; Sunriver has a restriction on how large a home can be including the deck in comparison to the lot size. The entire footprint including the deck has to be app...
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
Buying a vacation home in Sunriver, Oregon can be confusing and complicated. Often times a buyer will want to purchase a home in Sunriver after renting a home for a week or so. The buyer realizes that Sunriver offers a lot more than just a relaxing resort. The resort itself has 2 pools, over 35 miles of bike paths, shopping, a spa and first class dining. Sunriver is a family focused resort that has over 4000 residential properties. Not all of the homes in Sunriver have or are used as vacation rentals. There area a couple of areas that actually do not allow nightly rentals. Buying a home that you intend to be a vacation rental takes more consideration than the price and location of the home.The vacation rental market is well represented by different types of rental management. There are ...
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
Sunriver has several condominium complexes, each one has it's own covenants, conditions and rules (CC&R's), each has a Home Owners Association (HOA) which assess a fee. Most HOA fees are paid on a quarterly basis, the amount of these fees can make a difference on deciding if you can or want to afford a condominium.Each of the HOA's in Sunriver have their own management or have hired the management to a company. There are generally yearly meetings to review the business of the previous year and the future. It is very important when considering purchasing a condominium that you know as much as possible about the HOA.Fees can be changed from time to time and often your Realtor will not know this. If a HOA has voted to major repairs throughout the complex it is often paid for by raising the...
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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)
Did someone say no money needed?  Yes, no money from the buyer. There are several non-profit programs out there that allow for some type of assistance to the buyer. Nehemiah is one of the largest non-profit organizations that allows the seller to give money for the down payment and closing costs.   This program is approved by FHA which is part of HUD. Nehemiah can basically get a consumer into their dream home with no money out of pocket. FHA states that you must have 3% of your own money into the deal. And FHA typically asks for 2.25% as your down payment, which is included in the 3% total. This means that you would need to pay an additional 3/4%. But FHA also allows you to receive a 100% gift that can be used for both your down payment and closing costs. This gift can come from either...
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By Valerie Baldwin, Harvey, Gresham Oregon Real Estate
(John L. Scott Sandy)
OK, so you have been lurking or even blogging here at Active Rain a bit.  To get the full benefit of the community here, I suggest that you try a few things.  First subscribe to the blogs that inspire and educate you.  Read blogs that interest you and even some that may not.  You never know what you will learn!  Finally, I highly recommend that you pick up the phone and call or email one of your favorite Active Rain bloggers.  Reach out and network with other Active Rain members.Yesterday, I had the pleasure to meet Oregon's top Active Rainer, Thesa Chambers, after reading and commenting on blog for that last two months.  I happen to be attending GRI 300 in beautiful Sunriver, Oregon and am glad that I made the point to do so.  Thesa is a vibrant, caring and passionate Broker.  We met a...
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By Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
(Fred Real Estate Group)
Buying a home in a resort is often a lot more complicated that it appears. Most agents that are based in the resort will often know more about how the resort works than those that do not. Finding an agent that says they work in the Sunriver market and finding one that truly does are often 2 different things.Sunriver is a destination resort and it brings a lot of visitors. Agents in Sunriver are familiar with many of the restrictions of certain areas, the building codes and what can or can not be done with a property. Often times a buyer comes into the resort with an agent that is only seeing the opportunity to sell a great house. They do not know the "tricks of the trade." There are standard inspections in Sunriver that are not asked for outside of the resort. Sunriver has a very active...
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