In this blog I decided to set up a link to a variety of news worthy articles, both local in nature, from around the state, and around the nation. Read the brief description below and follow the highlighted link to that article. As always, if you have any questions, or if you need any real estate assistance, please don't hesitate to call me. 

Local & Oregon News


Bend river site targeted for park - Once set for townhomes, parcel could become link in river recreation plan | The Bulletin 

Bend Memorial Clinic in Redmond relocates

Closeout retailer to open in Bend
 

Builders association protests plan to raise fees as premature, by Hillary Borrud 

Custom Home Building  


New Comprehensive Clinic Boost for Redmond
Expanded BMC Facility Includes Urgent Care and Multiple Medical Specialties
http://www.cascadebusnews.com/index.php?m=2&s=3&id=969  

First-Class Green Grade Facility

New Rosland Elementary School in La Pine Raises Sustainable Standards
http://www.cascadebusnews.com/index.php?m=2&s=3&id=944

Planning Fee Hikes Issue to be Revisited
Bend Looks at Building-Related Assessments in Wake of Vocal Feedback
http://www.cascadebusnews.com/index.php?m=2&s=78&id=961

Oregon home foreclosure numbers back on the decline

Bend Research reinvents itself under CEO Rod Ray  CEO Rod Ray is reinventing the company’s business model to make Bend Research a leader in pharmaceutical drug-delivery research. 

Will Sisters get an economic development director? 

The Sisters City Council at their May 13 budget committee workshop discussed a request from the Sisters Business Attraction and Retention Team (SBART) to fund a part-time economic development director.  


Market News 

Mortgage rates fall to lowest level of the year   Mortgage rates fell to the lowest level of the year this week, as rates fell on U.S. government securities. The average rate on a 30-year fixed rate mortgage dipped to 4.84 percent. Full story  

Senate Passes Financial Reform Bill The Senate on Thursday approved the most extensive overhaul to the banking system since the 1930s. The legislation needs to be reconciled with the House version that passed in December.

Best Real Estate Apps for Androids At Google's annual developer conference, the technology giant released a suite of apps for its Android Smartphones.

Fewer Buyers Consider Foreclosures According to a survey by Trulia.com and RealtyTrac, house hunters have become less interested in foreclosures.

Staying Ahead of the Buying Curve: Adopt Email Marketing Now It’s a buyers market in real estate. Prices are down as are mortgage rates. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, “home prices appear to be stabilizing as demand for higher-priced homes picks up.” But it is now a different world in…

Builder Confidence Continues to Strengthen in May its highest level in more than two years, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The HMI gained three points to 22 in May, its highest point since August 2007. “Builders surveyed for the

Steps to a higher credit score can be mystifying That little step often works wonders. Nationally syndicated columnist Lew Sichelman has been covering the housing market for more than 35 years. Because of the volume of mail he receives, he cannot answer individual questions, nor can


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