Buying a New Construction Home versus Resale: Pros and Cons

Will you buy a new construction home or a resale home? It’s a big decision and worth your careful consideration. To help, here is a list of pros and cons of a new home versus a resale home (and an Infographic!). Pros of Purchasing a New…

First Time Homebuyer in Bend, Oregon: A Conversation with Justin Taylor

House Talk Episode 4 - First Time Homebuyer in Bend, Oregon A Conversation with Justin Taylor, Hydroflask engineer! Be the first to know about new episodes, scroll down to subscribe! Karen: Hi. This is Karen Malanga with Nest Bend…

Buyers and Sellers - Who Pays What in a Real Estate Transaction? {Infographic}

Understanding who pays what between the buyer and seller in a real estate transaction can get confusing! Here is an infographic to help make sense of it all.. (Also check out our comprehensive guide to Bend, Oregon real estate by clicking here.) Share…

Professional Property Management for Second Home Owners with Dana of Home Fridays

House Talk Episode 2 - Professional Property Management for Second Home Owners with Dana of Home Fridays Be the first to know about new episodes, scroll down to subscribe! Karen:  Hi. This is Karen Malanga with Nest Bend Real Estate…

FHA Loans and the First Time Homebuyer with Zack and Liz

Listen to Episode 1 of House Talk - FHA Loans and the First Time Homebuyer with Zack and Liz Be the first to know about new episodes, scroll down to subscribe! Karen: Hi. This is Karen Malanga with Nest Bend Real Estate and my first podcast…

The Real Estate Buying Process

When you're buying a home in the Bend, Oregon area, especially if it's for the first time, you want to understand the whole real estate buying process before you begin. We're happy to sit down with you and walk through the process step by step…

9 Simple Steps to Prepare Your Home for Sale

You want to sell you home, but where do you begin? Here is a checklist of 9 simple steps to prepare your home for sale: Remove the clutter and clear off the counters. Stow away most of the small decorative items and throw out the stacks…

Mortgage Application Documents Checklist

When you're applying for a mortgage, there are some common documents that you'll need to have available. It's likely that your loan officer / lender will ask for more then this list, but mortgage application documents checklist you can download…

6 Home Loan Tips for First Time Home Buyers

When you're a first time home buyer, the process of applying for a home loan can be stressful. Here is a list of 6 simple tips to help things go smoothly. Respond quickly to information requests from your lenders. Avoid making changes…

How would you describe the Spirit of Bend, Oregon?

Read Transcript Below or Listen to the Podcast: Well, the spirit of Bend, Oregon has changed.  I've been here since 1995, so when I first moved here and mentioned where I was from, the response was, "Oh, you're from California?"  They didn't…

What is it like to work with Nest Bend Real Estate?

You may be wondering what it's like to work with Nest Bend Real Estate to buy or sell and home in Bend, Oregon. Here are a few of our most frequently asked questions and the answers from our founder, Karen Malanga. Question 1: How…

How to Create a Personalized Property Search in Just 3 Steps

When you're looking to buy property in Bend, Oregon or the surrounding areas, you can set up your own personalized property search of the Central Oregon MLS in 3 easy steps right here on our website. (Here is a comprehensive guide to buying…