Technological Design Solutions from Site Plan with Mike Steinbach

From Audio / Video Systems to Heating and Cooling Systems, Mike Steinbach of Bend, Oregon's Site Plan Offers Tech Design Solutions - House Talk Episode 50 Karen Malanga: Hi, this is Karen Malanga with another edition of House Talk. Today,…

Top 10 Upgrades That Pay Off at Resale

When it's time to sell your home, you may start considering upgrades. But what kind of upgrades help your home sell faster and have the best return on investment at resale? We scoured the 2017 Cost vs. Value Report by Remodeling Magazine to…

5 of the Best Offbeat Winter Outdoor Adventures in Bend, Oregon

Regardless of the time of year, Bend offers fantastic outdoor recreation for the entire family. To get the most out of a visit to Bend however, it’s important to do some research and planning so you don’t miss out on any unique events! Bend…

New Home Loan Options with Randy Vance of Premiere Mortgage Resources

New Home Loan Options from Premiere Mortgage Resources: Zero Down FHA Loans and 1% Conventional Mortgages - House Talk Episode 49 Karen: Hi, this is Karen Malanga with another edition of House Talk. And I’m really excited to welcome back…

Holiday Wardrobe Advice with Rebecca Meade of Desperado in Bend, Oregon

Holiday Wardrobe Advice with Rebecca Meade of Desperado in Bend, Oregon - House Talk Episode 48 Karen Malanga: Hi, this is Karen Malanga with another edition of House Talk. I’m so excited to have Rebecca Meade from Desperado back on our…

7 Ways to Fit More People Around the Table During The Holidays

During the holidays, it’s not uncommon to have so many guests and dishes in the dining room that you run out of space at the table. Never fear! Here are 7 ways to maximize table space during the holidays: Clear the table space When the…
Cozy Home in Winter

7 Ways to Make Your House Cozy for Winter

With the shorter days and chilly temperatures of winter in Bend, Oregon, keeping your house cozy can be a challenge! Here are 7 of our favorite (and easy!) tips for keeping your home warm and welcoming. Tip #1 - Light with candles (traditional…

100 Things to Watch for in a Real Estate Transaction

For your Bend, Oregon real estate (or nearly any city/state!) transaction to go smoothly and close escrow on time, each of the parties involved in the process must play their role. Here are 100 things to watch for in a real estate transaction…

How Reverse 1031 Exchanges Work with Danielle Brock of 1031 Corp

Expert Danielle Brock of 1031 Corp Explains How Reverse 1031 Exchanges Work - House Talk Episode 47 Karen Malanga: Hi, this is Karen Malanga with an edition of House Talk. And I'm so excited to have Danielle Brock back from 1031 Corp…
Make Sure Your Home has Curb Appeal

How to Give Your Home Curb Appeal in 8 Steps

It's time to sell your house, where should you begin? First step - make sure that it has curb appeal. Simply put, you need to make your house look as attractive as possible – from all angles – so that a potential buyer driving past the…

Building a Home? You Should Know About the Construction Permanent Program

House Talk Episode 46 - All about the Construction Permanent Program with Bruce Hardy Karen Malanga: Hi, this is Karen Malanga with another edition of House Talk. I'm so excited to have Bruce Hardy here. Bruce has been in the lending…

7 Things to Consider When Buying an Investment Property

Investment properties purchased wisely – homes, duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes and apartment buildings - can return a good monthly income, not only covering the monthly mortgage, but a profit as well. But before you move into the field…