Buyers Are Regaining Some of Their Negotiation Power in Today’s Housing Market

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If you’re thinking about buying a home today, there’s welcome news. Even though it’s still a sellers’ market, it’s a more moderate sellers’ market than last year. And the days of feeling like you may need to waive contingencies or pay drastically over asking price to get your offer considered may be coming to a […]

Sale of Private Residential Estate in Sisters, Ore: Highest Residential Real Estate Sale in Deschutes County in 15 Years

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An 80-acre luxury estate just west of real estate hot spot Bend, Ore. sells for $6.8M RE/MAX Key Properties is pleased to announce the historic sale of a luxury 6-bedroom estate set on 80 acres in Sisters, Oregon for $6.8 million represented by Karen Malanga, Kristin Marshall and Jonny Malanga (NestBend Real Estate). The sale […]

Attention First-Time Homebuyers: What’s important to do right now?

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If you are a first-time homebuyer, now is a great time to be preparing, planning, and learning about the best ways to enter our market. With more homes available to purchase and a slowing in price acceleration, buyers who have felt squeezed the last two years may want to revisit their options. If you’re thinking […]

What Does the Rest of the Year Hold for Home Prices?

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Whether you’re a potential homebuyer, seller, or both, you probably want to know: will home prices fall this year? Let’s break down what’s happening with home prices, where experts say they’re headed, and why this matters for your homeownership goals. Last Year’s Rapid Home Price Growth Wasn’t the Norm In 2021, home prices appreciated quickly. […]

Why the Forbearance Program Changed the Housing Market

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When the pandemic hit in 2020, many experts thought the housing market would crash. They feared job loss and economic uncertainty would lead to a wave of foreclosures similar to when the housing bubble burst over a decade ago. Thankfully, the forbearance program changed that. It provided much-needed relief for homeowners so a foreclosure crisis […]