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Relocation Information

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Congratulations on beginning your discovery process for a possible move to Bend, Oregon! The Ladd
Group is here to make your relocation process as seamless as possible. Our brokers are trusted sources
in the real estate business with a proven track record of exceeding client expectations through extensive
knowledge on market trends and industry.

Specializing in relocation, resort communities, luxury homes and investment properties, the Ladd
Group has achieved the title of being the #1 team in the #1 brokerage in Bend. We strive to uphold the
highest standards in the industry and we pride ourselves on our longstanding client relationships that
we develop along the way.

We understand the complexities involved with moving to a new area and are here to guide you through
the exploration process, home search & home purchase process. Our team is structured to be available
around the clock with our Principal Broker and Listing Agent, seven Buyer Specialists, a Transaction
Coordinator and a Listing and Marketing Director to answer any questions that may arise throughout
the process of your search.

You can expect us to be professional, dedicated and trusted partners, offering you the expert
representation you need to achieve your real estate goals and dreams with piece of mind. The enclosed
information is intended to help you discover the many resources that the Ladd Group and
Cascade Sotheby’s have to offer in Central Oregon.

We are committed to bringing our best to each client’s real estate experience and we look forward to
doing the same for you!











The Ladd Group is dedicated to making the relocation process for business professionals as seamless as possible.

We are the #1 group with the #1 Brokerage in Bend, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty. We understand the complexities involved with transitioning employees to Bend and are well versed in guiding clients through the exploration process, home search & move coordination. We are available 24/7 as a resource.

As the preferred relocation real estate service for your company, The Ladd Group provides the following scope of services at no cost to you or your employees:


• Customized home search for each employee

• Employee access to our exclusive online portal where clients can explore home availability in the Bend area

• Full service Broker & Transaction Assistant who will guide each client from exploration to move in

• Customized relocation packet for each employee including Bend area resources such as maps, school guides, neighborhood guides

• Individual meetings and interviews with all employees to determine their needs, wants & create a custom moving plan

• Personalized Bend exploration visits

• Rental Property Management resource for employees seeking a rental home

• Referral to highly recommended real estate agents in home market to assist in the sale of current residences

• Access to Ladd Group concierge services list of top area providers including but not limited to the below:

• Corporate Relocation Discount thru United Van Lines / Bend Storage & Transfer
• 25% Discount off filed closing escrow fees at Western Title
• Complimentary re-key service at move-in for home purchases
• Assistance with utility service account setup (cable/water/sewer/electric/gas). Available on site if clients are unable to be present
• Discounts at preferred activity providers such as Wanderlust Tours (snowshoeing, canoeing, hiking, etc)
• Recommendations and discounts for service providers including house cleaning, lawn maintenance, window blinds, property management, painting, etc.



To help you better understand the overall housing market in Bend we have provided a visual breakdown below. The market is complex, neighborhoods vary within these areas, and there are exceptions to these assumptions but hopefully this will help get you started.

To help you better understand the overall housing market in Bend we have provided a visual breakdown below. The market is complex, neighborhoods vary within these areas, and there are exceptions to these assumptions but hopefully this will help get you started.



Q: What is Bend’s Elevation?
A: Bend is located at 3,623’/1104m above sea level

Q: What is the population of Bend Oregon?
A: Over 82,000 within Bend city limits.

Q: How did Bend get its name?
A: Until the winter of 1824, this area was known only to native Americans who hunted and fished here. Members of a fur trapping party led by Peter Skene Ogden were the earliest white men to visit. John Fremont and other army survey parties came next. Then the pioneers heading further west came through and forded the Deschutes River at “Farewell Bend.” A small community developed around the bend in the river and in 1905 a city was incorporated with approximately 300 citizens.

Q: Where is the closest airport?
A: Roberts Field (RDM) is located in Redmond, which is 15 miles/25km north of Bend. It is serviced by Horizon (Alaska Airlines), United Express (United Airlines), and Skywest (Delta Airlines). There are direct flights from Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Denver, and Salt Lake City. There are two private plane airports as well, the Bend Municpal Airport and the Sunriver Resort Airport.

Q: How far is Bend from…?
A: Bend is located in the geographic center of Oregon, and is accessible by plane or car. We’ve broken down the
distances to some of the more popular locales below:
Portland:160 Miles
Crater Lake National Park: 89.5 Miles
Mt. Bachelor: 22.2 Miles
Sunriver: 17 Miles
Smith Rock State Park: 26 Miles

Q: What are the road conditions like in the winter?
A: Road conditions vary due to snowfall. For an updated report, please call Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) at 503-588-2941 or 511 or visit Trip Check for the latest road conditions.

Q: What will the weather be like when I visit?
A: Experiencing Bend’s weather is one of the best parts of visiting Bend. With abundant sunshine and a dry, high-desert climate, Bend has nearly ideal weather. Moderate days and cool nights characterize Bend’s year-round climate. Because of high altitude and clear air, nighttime temperatures average 30F to 40F below daytime highs. Evenings are generally cool, even in the summer, requiring sweaters or jackets. Annual temperature extremes show that only one year out of five has a temperature colder than -17F or warmer than 100F. Frost can occur during any summer month.

Q: When does Mt. Bachelor open for snowboarding and skiing, or for summer activities?
A: Usually the mountain opens for winter activities Thanksgiving weekend and is open until mid-May, depending on snow levels. Mt. Bachelor opens for summer activities around July 4. These include chairlift rides, sunset dinners, disc golfing, and lift-served mountain biking. For information and ski conditions, visit Mt. Bachelor’s website.

Q: How far is Mt. Bachelor from Bend?
A: Mt. Bachelor is approximately 22 miles/32km south west of Bend. It takes about 25 minutes to drive there, depending on road conditions. For updated ski and road conditions, visit Mt. Bachelor’s ski resort website.

Q: Where can I snowshoe, nordic ski or snowmobile in Bend?
A: The Deschutes National Forest, which surrounds Bend, offers one of the most extensive trail systems for snowmobiling, nordic skiing and snowshoeing. Please remember that for all Sno-Parks, you’ll need a valid Sno-Park permit. You are not required to have a Sno-Park permit if parking at Mt. Bachelor.

Q: What kind of passes or permits do I need to play outside in Bend?
A: Some places, like Smith Rock State Park or Tumalo State Park, require an Oregon State Parks Pass. Other recreation areas and popular hiking trails on National Forests require a Northwest Forest Pass. To find out what recreation sites require a pass, click here. The Oregon State Parks Annual and Day Pass, and the Annual Northwest Forest Pass & National Forest Day Pass may be purchased at the Bend Visitor Center. During the winter months between November 30 and April 1, you’ll need a Sno-Park permit to play at any of the many designated Sno-Parks in the mountains. Sno-Park passes can also be purchased at the Bend Visitor Center. Visit the DMV’s page on Sno-Parks.

Q: I love Bend so much, I want to move here. What are my next steps?
A: Moving can be difficult, The Ladd Group is here to help you move exploration, to move-in.

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FAQ provided by VisitBend



We began our search from out of state and Brian was exactly what we needed. He is a transplant to the region and has done extensive research about the area and what each neighborhood has to offer. He easily understood what we were looking for, and when we finally made an offer (sight unseen) it was because we trusted what he saw in addition to his knowledge and support. I would highly recommend working with Brian. -Anonymous