Bend Oregon Real Estate

Bend Oregon real estate is probably one of the best investments you can make in your lifetime. Bend is one of the most desirable places to live in the United States. There are many kinds of real estate in Bend that are good investments. Below are just a few.

Luxury Homes – Bend has its share of luxury homes. Awbrey Butte, Broken Top, Pronghorn, down town Bend and homes on residential acreage hold a large portion of Bend’s luxury homes. To be considered a luxury home the home must have solid counter tops, commercial grade appliances, have a triple car garage or larger and have top quality finishes through out. The lot should also be at least a quarter acre or more with some seclusion or privacy.

As Bend continues to grow, more and more luxury homes are being built. Bend is becoming known for its skiing, relatively mild weather (four seasons), fishing, golfing and many other activities. Bend will continue to grow and the demand for luxury homes will increase in the coming years. Compared to other parts of the country Bend has some real bargains on Luxury Homes.

Horse Properties – Bend is also horse country. Since Bend is in the high desert horse properties here should have irrigation rights in order to have pasture. Many buyers that ride frequently prefer to be able to ride out the gate on their property and hit the trails on state land, National Forest land or Bureau of Land Management land. If not, most horse property in Bend is a short trailer ride away to some outstanding riding.

Horse set ups in Bend start around $400,000 and go up to the multi-million dollar range. There is usually a good variety of horse property available for sale in Bend at any given time. The Tumalo area in NW Bend has some very premium horse set ups. There are also some extremely nice properties in the upper price range in the Sisters, Oregon area. Sisters is only 15 miles West of Bend.

River Front Homes – Water front homes are rare in Bend and bring a premium price when available. There are no lakes in Bend with private property on the water. There is only the Deschutes River which runs from South to North through the heart of Bend.

River front homes in downtown Bend sell at a premium. The Deschutes River in downtown is called Mirror Pond. Prices on nice homes on Mirror Pond start around $1,000,000 and go up. If you are lucky enough to own a home on Mirror Pond you can walk to all of the activities downtown. The downtown area has a multitude of activities year round.

Retirement Homes – Maybe these should be called homes to retire in so not to be confused with homes for the elderly with 24 hour care. There are many quality commercial retirement homes in Bend but that is not the topic of this article.

Retirees from all over the United States are moving to Bend. The weather, golfing, fishing, hiking, kayaking, medical facilities, art community, festivals, camping etc. are a huge draw to retirees. Redmond Oregon which is 16 miles north has an International Airport which makes travel to and from Bend easy.

There are homes for sale in any price range for all retirees thinking of moving to Bend. Single level homes with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a double car garage can be purchased for less than $200,000. There are also gated communities (golf course) for those looking for the privacy of these neighborhoods.

To date however there is only one 55 and older community with homes for sale. These homes are in the lower price range. No matter how you look at it, Bend Oregon is a great place to retire.

Golf Course Homes – Bend has several golf course communities with homes on and away from the course. Awbrey Glen, River’s Edge, Mountain High, Widgi Creek, Broken Top, Lost Tracks and Pronghorn are some of the main golf course communities in Bend.

Bend’s golf course community home prices start around $400,000 and go up to the multi-million dollar range. All of these communities are beautiful places to live in the high desert.

Great Neighborhoods – Bend is full of great neighborhoods in all sections of the city! NW, SW, NE and SE all have nice neighborhoods! The “West side” is very popular but also the most expensive. There is a perfect neighborhood in Bend that is just what you are looking for.

Bend Oregon Real Estate – No matter what kind of property you buy in Bend it will be a good investment. Bend has its’ market fluctuations like the rest of the nation but will continue to be one of the most desirable places in the United State to live that gives you a high return on your investment.