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    The July Update

    By Mark Garcia | July 8, 2024

    We hope you had a wonderful 4th of July weekend! The weather is heating up in Bend along with homebuyer activity. We typically see a slowdown in real estate activity in June with an increase in activity in July & August. Then once people get into back to school mode it typically levels off again.... Read More

    The June Update

    By Mark Garcia | June 18, 2024

    Greetings from Mark & Brooke. It has been a busy month as we are seeing an uptick in real estate activity compared to last month. Despite mortgage rates holding steady, buyers are active. However, buyers are looking for value now more than ever and have the advantage of taking their time. Pricing is key in... Read More

    May Update

    By Mark Garcia | May 6, 2024

    Happy May! Here is the word on the street about the real estate market right now. According to the Case-Shiller update that reflects past data, home prices have gone up. This is due to lower inventory and increasing buyer demand. However, since the time the data was evaluated, mortgage rates have jumped nearly a full... Read More

    April 2024

    By Mark Garcia | April 8, 2024

    There have been a lot of changes in the Real Estate Industry. Yes, we are talking about the proposed NAR Settlement. As of this date some rules are slated to change on how we conduct our business. We are excited about these changes and think it will only make our industry more professional. We are... Read More

    March Update

    By Mark Garcia | March 8, 2024

    It is March and Spring is rapidly approaching! Brooke is excited for warmer dog walks and gardening and Mark is excited about the upcoming golf season. It is typically our busiest time of year for real estate too! Will that be the case this year? The market is thawing out because we can predict what... Read More

    The February Update

    By Mark Garcia | February 8, 2024

    As we enter the month of love, the real estate market is heating up. Our days have been busy working with multiple homebuyers while preparing for our upcoming listings. With limited inventory, homebuyers are having to be decisive because houses that they like this week are typically not available next week.   This month we want... Read More

    The January Update

    By Mark Garcia | January 15, 2024

    Greetings! We finally got snow in Bend! This is great news for our ski resorts and the businesses within Central Oregon. In the video above I talk about the uptick in buyers that we’ve seen since the new year started as well as my thoughts about what to expect in the Bend Real Estate market... Read More

    December Update | Mark Garcia and Team

    By Mark Garcia | December 12, 2023

    Mark’s Market Update – Bend, OR Real Estate Mortgage rates are at a 3-month low. Despite limited inventory, there remain opportunities for buyers and sellers. We are witnessing a growing number of inquiries from buyers expressing interest in properties in Bend. For sellers, strategically listing your property during these winter months can enhance its positioning,... Read More

    Mark’s Market Update – November

    By Mark Garcia | November 9, 2023

    As we head into the season of gratitude I want to thank you for your referrals and for being a part of my community. Here is my perspective on what is going on in Bend, Oregon’s real estate market right now: Maintaining Realistic Expectations. In the current real estate market here in Bend, setting a... Read More

    October Real Estate Touchdown

    By Mark Garcia | October 9, 2023

    It is officially Fall, our favorite time of year. The leaves are changing colors and football season is in full swing. Mark played football for THE Ohio State University back in the day so it is safe to say the Garcia family are big fans. We had our 5th game against an undefeated team this... Read More

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