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First-Time Home Buyers: How to Fast-Track Your Credit Score

It’s never too early in your Bend, Oregon, home-buying journey to set yourself up for success regarding the best possible rate on a mortgage loan. This is especially true for first-time buyers, who before considering buying a home may never have had to consider the impact of their credit score on a major purchase. A…

Can You Feel Confident About Buying a Home With Just a Virtual Tour?

Buyers often need to act fast in competitive markets like Central Oregon While the Bend virtual home tour is not new, never before has it been so essential to buying a home in Central Oregon. More than a photo gallery or slideshow, a video chat house tour provides the next best thing to being there—if…

Homebuyers: Envision Your Perfect Home Office

The Must-Have home office in Bend, OR Once an afterthought or a hutch relegated to the corner of the kitchen, the home office sits at the top of the list of must-haves for Bend, Oregon homebuyers in 2020. And it’s no wonder, as recent events have required many a quick and quirky fix—dining table desks,…

Coronavirus Government Small Business Loans Quick Guide

Government Small Business Loans during the Coronavirus Crisis: A guide and checklist for small business owners from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce outlining how much you can borrow, eligibility, conditions, and if the loan can be forgiven or not. Think you’re eligible? View the government’s official instructions for applying for an SBA Loan.    

Things to Do in Central Oregon

The best way to enjoy Central Oregon is to venture outside. This remarkable region is famously surrounded by mountains, lakes, rivers, and a vast amount of public lands. Central Oregon is a top outdoor playground. Here you can indulge in activities such as hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, skiing, fishing, and mountain biking, If you are…

Best Restaurants in Bend

You just got back to town after an epic day on the mountain. You’re ready to relax and imbibe. Where do you go? Luckily, there are PLENTY of awesome options to suit a variety of budgets and moods. Check it out…   BARRIO 915 NW Wall St 541-389-2025 This upscale Mexican taqueria is known for…

Shopping at the Old Mill District

The Old Mill District sits along the Deschutes River and is a perfect destination for shopping, dining, live music, and entertainment.  Grab a cup of coffee from Strictly Organic Coffee, stroll along the sidewalks, and enjoy more than 40 shops ranging from boutiques to big-name stores including REI, Lululemon, Athleta, Sunglass Hut, Victoria’s Secret, Vanilla…

Making the Right Move: A Checklist for Home Buyers

Whether you are A Case of Cold Feet: How to Handle the First Time Home Buyer or an experienced homeowner, buying a new home is always stressful. Here’s a handy checklist of six things you can do upfront to make the process a lot easier. Before you start packing, here’s what you need to do.…

Ready, Set, Sell: A Checklist for Home Sellers

You want to sell your home in the shortest possible time for the highest possible price, right? Of course, that’s every seller’s goal and it’s your Realtor’s goal as well. So here are a handy 7 Additional Quick Fixes To Make A Great First Impression When Selling A Home you need to do to make…

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