Feeling the Heat in Bend

    The Bend Real Estate Market has been making a come back since the depths of the recession. Not only is the weather heating up with spring and summer upon us, but so are home sales. If you’re thinking of buying a home in the Bend area, you may be wondering how to approach the process? Here are the top 4 pieces of advice:

    1) Come up with a Real Estate Strategy

    What are the top 5 qualities you are looking for in a home? If you find a home with 3-4 of those qualities, it’s a winner and you’ll want to be ready to put in an offer.

    2) Get pre-qualified

    There are many great mortgage resources in the area. Be sure to meet with a lender and understand your budget so when you find a great home, you’re ready to commit. Guild Mortgage is a great resource for learning about your mortgage options.

    3) Go with your gut.

    A house can sometimes just feel like a fit…or not.  After you’ve made lists, run the numbers and assessed the pros and cons, take a deep breath and listen to the voice telling you if this is the right home for you.

    4) Partner up with a Buyer’s Broker

    Did you know that when you call an agent listed on a sign, that agent represents the seller? Buyer’s brokers specifically work with home buyers to help you find the right home. They put your interests first. The Ladd Group has dedicated Buyer’s Brokers focused full time on helping buyers like yourself navigate the real estate maze and make your home buying process a good one!

    With a market that is fast-paced, it’s helpful to be prepared, to think through your priorities and to be ready to make your move when you find an awesome new home in Bend!

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