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Monthly Archives: October 2019

    Depending on the Price, You’re Going to Need Advice

    By Brian Ladd | October 26, 2019

      To understand today’s complex real estate market, it is critical to have a local, trusted advisor on your side – for more reasons than you may think. In real estate today, there are essentially three different price points in the market: the starter-home market, the middle-home market, and the premium or luxury market. Each... Read More

    Fall 2019 Market Update

    By Brian Ladd | October 21, 2019

    Video Credit: Brian Niles, Treeline Cinematic I’m Brian Ladd with Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty. I’m here to discuss real estate and what it looks like here in the fall of 2019 in Bend. I’d like to talk about three data points that are affecting real estate today here in Bend, and then I’ll try to... Read More

    Homeownership is the Top Contributor to Your Net Worth

    By Brian Ladd | October 16, 2019

    Many people plan to build their net worth by buying CDs or stocks, or just having a savings account. Recently, however, Economist Jonathan Eggleston and Survey Statistician Donald Hays, both of the U.S. Census Bureau, shared the biggest determinants of wealth, “The biggest determinants of household wealth [are] owning a home and having a retirement account.” (Shown in the graph below): This does... Read More

    BendBEAT Episode 1: Introducing Jim Schell

    By Brian Ladd | October 15, 2019

    Opportunity Knocks Founder and Social Entrepreneur Chats with Brian Ladd Find out why Jim Schell believes that Bend has a culture like no other, and how we can help Bend continue to thrive.     Fill out my online form. Read More

    62% of Buyers Are Wrong About Down Payment Needs

    By Brian Ladd | October 7, 2019

    According to the ‘2019 Home Buyer Report’ conducted by Nerdwallet, many first-time buyers still believe they need a 20% down payment to buy a home in today’s market: “More than 6 in 10 (62%) Americans believe you must put at least 20% down in order to purchase a home.” When potential homebuyers think they need a 20% down... Read More

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