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Duke Warner Trend Report for April 2020

With Summer right around the corner, now is the perfect time to review the latest data on home purchasing trends in Central Oregon. The weekend family drive often takes potential homebuyers into neighborhoods in the surrounding areas. As we continue to monitor the COVID related changes to our community, we want to put everyone’s mind at ease and realize the housing market is still doing exceptionally well and you can depend on Duke Warner Realty to deliver the most recent data as it pertains to real estate in Central Oregon. Our monthly Trend Reports offer valuable insights by reviewing last month’s market activity and delivering the most accurate statistics we can, based on our research. The information we provide is intended be an informative resource for any future trends in real estate. As we anticipate a strong May and move into the summer month of June here are our latest findings.

May 1st Inventory and Looking Ahead

More active listings were implemented in April vs. March with 446 active and 193 new listings in the Bend market with a wide range of pricing provides a pleasant variety of homes for those looking to purchase a new home this summer. Closing out the month of April proved the number of active listings for Bend increased from month-end in March which was listed at 375. March had a slight increase over April for new listings coming in at 244 vs. 193. Based on past trend data we are right on par for this time of year. Redmond’s active listings, as of May 1st showed an increase from 178 homes overall in March to 215 active listings. As well as the Bend market the number of new listings in Redmond as of May 1st declined slightly to 83 vs. March’s 134. The count for both Bend and Redmond remained consistent in April and as we move through May we are seeing the combined active listings for Central Oregon increased to 661 homes.

Month-end April statistics for the Redmond market show us 79 homes sold, 83 new homes on the market and 73 homes pending. The bulk of active homes on the market in Redmond were in the $325,100 -$425,000 price range, showing an increase from last month to 90 homes. The $225,000 – $325,000 also had a jump to 41 active listings, the $425,000 – $525,000 range also continued to increase to 42 active listings, and the $525,000 & up price range climbed up to 39 active listings.

For Bend, the numbers in April had a noticeable increase in active listings for the entire first quarter of 2020. There was a marginal decrease in new listings for February and March but increased from January new listings. There was a jump to 12 active listings in the $225,000-$325,000 range, a sizeable jump to 101 in the $325,100-$425,000 range, another large increase of 76 in the $425,100 -$525,000 range and an increase to 51 in the $525,100 – $625,000 price range. The $625,000 – $725,000 had 43 active listings, the $725,000 – $825,000 had 45 actives and the $825,000 – $925,000 showed 31 active homes listed. As you can see from our Market Trend Report, there were homes available in the higher price ranges as well, showing more homes listed in the $925,100 & up price range jumping to 87.

In our Central Oregon real estate market, buyers often look for competitive pricing as they consider properties. With interest rates the lowest we have seen in decades, now if the perfect time to buy or sell your home. Whether you are buying or selling your home, we encourage you to consult with your trusted Duke Warner Broker for seasoned, expert advice. Our brokers will share their variety of experience, excitement, and deep market knowledge while they work for you.

Sold and Pending Listings 

In April, Bend had 141 pending homes and Redmond had 73. These numbers remain consistent and tell us both buyers AND sellers are competing for available properties. For sold listings in Redmond, there were 93 in March and 79 in April. In Bend, there were 189 sold listings in March and 171 in April.

Looking Ahead

As we look ahead to the summer real estate market, we want to remind you that our team of real estate experts are always available and happy to help guide you in the home buying and selling journey. With record low interest rates and a variety of homes from which to choose, Central Oregon is a beautiful place to call home and establish roots. Whether you are buying for the first time, upgrading, downsizing, the Central Oregon real estate market has the perfect home for everyone. As you consider your housing needs, start to plan and look ahead, whether you want to buy or sell a home, keep us in mind for your real estate ventures. Our wonderful team knows how to price properties according to the market trends, and our love of the industry is reflected in our willingness to work hard for our clients.

Give us a call today and let us help you get started! We can be reached at 541.382.8262 or send us an email at info@dukewarner.com.

 

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U.S. Home Ownership Rate Rises to Highest Point in Eight Years

The great American dream of home ownership is alive and well. The latest results of the Housing Vacancy Survey (HVS) provided by the U.S. Census Bureau shows how Americans place immense value in homeownership, and it is continuing to grow in the United States.

After declining to a 25-year low of 63.5% in 2016, the results indicate that the U.S. Homeownership rate increased to 65.3% for the first quarter of 2020, a level last seen in 2012.

With current social conditions, Homeownership will most likely reflect a whole new way of life that has puts a premium on spending time at home and having the security that comes that comes with having a safe place for our families to live. Add to that some of the most attractive home mortgage rates of all time, and it’s easy to see why the numbers should continue to grow for the foreseeable future. Yet they still have a long way to reach this century’s high point of 69.1% in late 2004

The Bottom Line

If you’re considering buying a home, there’s no better time to connect with a professional at Duke Warner Realty to set a plan that can help you get one step closer to achieving your dream.

Why is the rate increasing? The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) explained:

“Strong owner household formation with around 2.7 million homeowners added in the first quarter has driven up the homeownership rate, especially under the decreasing mortgage interest rates and strong new home sales and existing home sales in the first two months before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the economy.”

The NAHB also emphasizes the year-over-year increase in each generational group:

“The homeownership rates among all age groups increased in the first quarter 2020. Households under 35, mostly first-time homebuyers, registered the largest gains, with the homeownership rate up 1.9 percentage points from a year ago. Households ages 35-44 experienced a 1.2 percentage points gain, followed by the 55-64 age group (a 0.9 percentage point increase), the 45-54 age group (a 0.8 percentage point gain), and the 65+ group age (up by 0.2 percentage point).” (See chart below):

 

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Duke Warner Trend Report for March 2020

Spring has arrived in Central Oregon and many residents have taken this time to get outside and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us here in the high Cascades. As we navigate the sudden changes in our community, with the COVID-19 virus at the top of everyone’s list of concerns, we continue to want to update our loyal followers with the market trends. Our monthly Trend Reports offer valuable insights by reviewing last month’s market activity and delivering the most accurate statistics we can, based on our research. The information we share can be an informative resource for any future trends you might see as we finish out April and head into May.

April 1st Inventory and March Activity

With 330 active listings as of April 1st, the Bend market has a nice variety of homes for those looking to buy. The number of active listings for Bend increased from last month, which is on-trend for this time of year, according to years past. Redmond’s active listings, as of April 1st, showed 164 homes overall. The numbers for both Bend and Redmond remained consistent in March and as we head into April, we are seeing the combined active listings for Central Oregon at 494 homes.

March numbers for the Redmond market show us 93 homes sold, 135 new homes on the market and 111 homes pending. The bulk of active homes on the market in Redmond were in the $325,100 -$425,000 price range, showing 44. The $225,000 – $325,000 had 18 active listings, the $425,000 – $525,000 range had 26 actives, and the $525,000 & up price range showed 32 active listings.

For Bend, the numbers in March looked much like January and February. There were 2 active listings in the $225,000-$325,000 range, 43 in the $325,100-$425,000 range, 36 in the $425,100 -$525,000 range and 21 in the $525,100 – $625,000 price range. The $625,000 – $725,000 had 29 active listings, the $725,000 – $825,000 had 15 actives and the $825,000 – $925,000 showed 24 active homes listed. As you can see from our Market Trend Report, there were homes available in the higher price ranges as well, showing 60 homes in the $925,100 & up price range.

In our Central Oregon real estate market, buyers often look for competitive pricing as they consider properties. If you are selling your home and trying to price your property, we encourage you to consult with your trusted Duke Warner Broker for seasoned, expert advice. Our brokers will share their variety of experience, excitement, and deep market knowledge while they work for you.

Sold and Pending Listings 

In March, Bend had 187 pending homes and Redmond had 111. These numbers remain consistent and tell us both buyers AND sellers are competing for available properties. For sold listings in Bend, there were 127 in February and 187 in March. In Redmond, we saw 52 sold listings in February and 93 in March.

Looking Ahead          

As we embrace Spring 2020 and the plethora of changes due to the COVID virus, we want to remind you that our team of real estate experts are always available and happy to help guide you in the home buying and selling journey. Central Oregon is a beautiful place to live and no matter what stage of life you are in, there is something for everyone in the real estate market. As you consider your housing needs, start to plan and look ahead, whether you want to buy or sell a home, keep us in mind for your real estate ventures. Our wonderful team knows how to price properties according to the market trends, and our love of the industry is reflected in our willingness to work hard for our clients.

Give us a call today and let us help you get started! We can be reached at 541.382.8262 or send us an email at info@dukewarner.com.

 

 

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Three Tips to Keep Your Home Clean and Healthy

As the month of March wears on, COVID-19 continues to tighten its grip on the world as more and more countries report their first cases of the novel virus. Drastic measures have been taken to slow its spread, from the cancellation of major sport seasons to hundreds of colleges shutting down, but new cases continue to pop up in the United States at an exponential speed. While the virus does not pose any major threats to the majority of the population, it’s vital that everyone takes certain precautions to prevent the disease’s spread. Consider the following suggestions to keep your home sanitary and your family healthy.

1.) Pull out the disinfectant wipes

One of the best ways to keep your home clean is to use disinfectant wipes — a lot of disinfectant wipes. Your hands touch hundreds of surfaces a day and spread germs between all of them, so the best way to keep those germs from spreading in your house is to routinely disinfect. Wiping down the surfaces in your home once or twice a day should normally be enough, but in the midst of a viral pandemic, it wouldn’t hurt to wipe everything down a little more often.

2.) Bleach the floors

Perhaps the only part of your body that collects more germs throughout the day than your hands is the bottom of your shoes. At the very least, you should stop wearing your shoes in the house if you haven’t already. From there, make sure to clean your floors with a mixture of bleach and water. If you’re cleaning hardwood floors, though, make sure to use vinegar instead of bleach so you don’t damage the flooring.

3.) Pour up some hydrogen peroxide

One of the most effective ways to kill rhinoviruses — or deactivate them since viruses aren’t technically alive — is to use hydrogen peroxide. Pour some of the liquid onto your bathroom or kitchen surfaces and let it sit for 15 minutes to maximize its effects. At the end of the 15 minutes, all you have to do is scrub down the area and rinse it with some water. 

By following these three tips, you will be able to keep your home clean and safe as a sanitary haven. Remember that following suggestions like these aren’t only important to prevent getting a disease yourself, but also to limit the spread to other people who might be more susceptible.

 

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Duke Warner Trend Report for February 2020

Duke Warner Trend Report for February 2020

Looking back to this time last year, we are seeing similar trends with the active real estate market here in Central Oregon. Our monthly Trend Reports offer valuable insights by reviewing last month’s market activity and delivering the most accurate statistics we can, based on our research. The information we share can be an informative resource for any future trends you might see as we finish out March and head into April.

March 1st Inventory and February Activity

With 230 active listings as of March 1st, the Bend market has a nice variety of homes for those looking to buy. The number of active listings dropped in February, but that is on-trend for this time of year, and as the weather starts to warm up, we will most likely see those numbers start to increase. Redmond’s active listings, as of March 1st, showed 120 homes overall. History tells us that the numbers for both Bend and Redmond are both consistent and expected for this time of year. As we head into March, we are seeing the combined active listings for Central Oregon at 350 homes.

February numbers increased for the Redmond market, showing us 52 homes sold, 107 new homes on the market and 109 homes pending. The bulk of active homes on the market in Redmond were in the $325,100 -$425,000 price range, showing 40. The $225,000 – $325,000 had 28 active listings, the $425,000 – $525,000 range had 22 actives, and the $525,000 & up price range showed 32 active listings.

For Bend, there were 3 active listings in the $225,000-$325,000 range, 51 in the $325,100-$425,000 range, 39 in the $425,100 -$525,000 range and 31 in the $525,100 – $625,000 price range. The $625,000 – $725,000 had 24 active listings, the $725,000 – $825,000 had 17 actives and the $825,000 – $925,000 showed 23 active homes listed. As you can see from our Market Trend Report, there were homes available in the higher price ranges as well, showing 58 homes in the $925,100 & up price range.

In our Central Oregon real estate market, buyers often look for competitive pricing as they consider properties. If you are selling your home and trying to price your property, we encourage you to consult with your trusted Duke Warner Broker for seasoned, expert advice. Our brokers will share their variety of experience, excitement, and deep market knowledge while they work for you.

Sold and Pending Listings 

In February, Bend had 233 pending homes and Redmond had 109. These numbers increased from January and that increase tells us both buyers AND sellers are active in the market. For sold listings in Bend, there were 135 in January and 127 in February. In Redmond, we saw 70 in January and 52 in February.

Looking Ahead          

As we approach Spring 2020, we want to remind you that our team of real estate experts are always available and happy to help guide you in the home buying and selling journey. Central Oregon is a beautiful place to live and no matter what stage of life you are in, there is something for everyone in the real estate market. As you consider your housing needs, start to plan and look ahead, whether you want to buy or sell a home, keep us in mind for your real estate ventures. Our wonderful team knows how to price properties according to the market trends, and our love of the industry is reflected in our willingness to work hard for our clients.

Give us a call today and let us help you get started! We can be reached at 541.382.8262 or send us an email at info@dukewarner.com.