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2014 Central Oregon Community Events

by Mark Rieger, Mark Rieger Realty

Here are a few of the Community events going on around central Oregon in 2014. Hope to see you there!

May - Pole Pedal Paddle, Bend 
Teams, pairs, and individual participants are composed of recreational and expert athletes competing from Mt. Bachelor to an outdoor amphitheater in Bend. The participants alpine ski, cross-country ski, bike, run, canoe/kayak and sprint to the finish! We invite you to take part in the festivities and enjoy Central Oregon. For more information call 541-388-0002.

June - Pacific Crest Sports Festival, Sunriver 
This weekend of multi-sport events, including the half-marathon, marathon, endurance duathlon, and half-iron triathlon begins with the Health & Fitness Expo throughout the weekend with some of the best competitive racing in the country. This event also includes kid's competitions, great food, a beer garden, live bands, and a race "Kick Off Party". Event takes place on the trails, roadways and lakes surrounding Sunriver with all "Special Events" taking place in the Sunriver Village Mall.

July - Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, Sisters 
We invite you, your friends & family to join us for the most vibrant day of the year in Sisters. Over 1300 quilts from around the world will cover our 1880's-style town in rich texture and color.
http://www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org

August - Sunriver Music Festival, Sunriver 
This world class event is sure to please audiences of all ages in beautiful Sunriver Resort. Concerts and other Events are posted on the website or call at 541-593-9310.
http://www.sunrivermusic.org

September - Sisters Folk Festival, Sisters 
Featuring acoustic American music from blues to bluegrass. National, Regional and Local performers, multiple events and workshops with a songwriting contest. For more information, call (541) 549-4979.
http://www.sistersfolkfestival.com

October - BendFilm Festival, Bend 
The Bend Film Festival transforms Bend from a recreational haven into a town possessed by the soul of independent film-making. Presenting a multitude of films throughout the heart of Bend during the weekend, the festival provides attendees with intimate access to all the action, including dynamic panel discussions and a full slate of parties and receptions with esteemed jurors, industry veterans and special guests. MovieMaker magazine wrote, "the BendFilm Festival is a destination that festival fairy tales are made of." For more information, call 541-388-3378.http://www.bendfilm.org

November - The Dodge Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo, Redmond 
The Columbia River Pro Rodeo Circuit is a part of the circuit system within the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association comprised of Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Come see the Dodge Columbia River Pro Rodeo Circuit crown their finals champions in bareback, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull ridging! The event is held at the Deschutes County Expo Center Indoor Arena. For more info, call 888-849-2723. 
http://www.columbiarivercircuitfinalsrodeo.com

What may happen for housing in 2014

by Mark Rieger, Mark Rieger Realty

2013 is now behind us. What trends might we see in the housing market in 2014?

 

1. More inventory at higher prices. All the distressed properties from the last 5-7 years are starting to dry up. Sellers will likely see better profits than they have in years. Homes right now are priced to cater to sellers, and we will likely see the end of the “buyer’s market.”

 

2. Mortgage rates will continue to rise. Mortgage rates have risen over the past few months and the positive trend seems to likely continue throughout 2014.

 

3. Mortgages will be easier to get. Higher mortgage rates have cut refinancing activity and pushed banks to ramp up their purchase lending. There are also new mortgage rules coming out in 2014 that may cause banks to be more willing to lend.

 

All indications are pointing toward continual market recovery and higher prices in 2014. If you are looking to either Buy or Sell a home here in the central Oregon area, give me a call today! I'm here to help.

 

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