Bend's median home price rose last month to its highest level in more than five years, according to a report released Thursday by the Bratton Appraisal Group.
For a single-family home in Bend, the median price reached $298,000 in September, according to Bratton figures, up from $265,000 in August. The median price hasn't been above $300,000 since June 2008.
In the city, 207 homes sold last month, the fifth straight month of more than 200 sales. Before that, Bend hadn't seen a month with 200 or more sales since mid-2006.
Meanwhile, Redmond's median home price was flat. The median price was $180,000 in September, unchanged from August. But the figure is up from $139,000 at the end of 2012.