WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO
From the start, The Bulletin wanted to make Bendhomes.com a real estate resource for people to have access to all of Central Oregon’s properties for sale, and for people to find real estate agents in the area to help them find and purchase their next home or sell a current property. As The Bulletin continues to grow, we are expanding our efforts to not only help people find their Central Oregon home, but to give users insight into the Central Oregon lifestyle and culture whether they already call Central Oregon home or they are new to the area.
To provide the best database of properties available, The Bulletin partnered with COAR. COAR owns and operates the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) of Central Oregon, and thanks to them we are able to have each and every property listed through MLS on Bendhomes.com and keep that inventory up-to-date — down to the half-hour.
Not only does COAR serve as the hub for Central Oregon’s real estate listings, COAR is the voice of the real estate industry in Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson and Harney Counties — advocating for the local real estate industry, supporting quality growth and sustainable economies, and protecting property owners’ ability to own, use, buy, and sell property. COAR is comprised of more than 1,500 active REALTORS®, each one represented on Bendhomes.com.
WHAT THAT MEANS
Bendhomes.com is managed by staff at The Bulletin — people who live in Central Oregon, who know the area and are invested in the community. Through our partnerships we are able to combine our knowledge with the knowledge of other reputable, local sources to provide the most comprehensive real estate and lifestyle resource.
Many listings are put on the market and sold in a matter of days. Bendhomes.com features COAR’s local MLS feed that updates every 30 minutes allowing you to see the newest listings available. The site is user-friendly with property searches available on every page, and no personal information is required to use the site. The open house page provides the date and time of local open houses, as well as interactive maps with turn-by-turn directions to each. Evergreen Home Loans of Bend sponsors a mortgage calculator on Bendhomes.com giving you accurate information that is necessary when purchasing a home. The Bulletin is constantly curating interesting, original content and images for the site that revolve around the Central Oregon real estate market and lifestyle.
Bendhomes.com can be found on social media where we share trends, design and landscaping ideas, photos, as well as lifestyle and financial information. You can also find Bendhomes.com in print with Bendhomes.com Magazine, published on the second Saturday of each month.
WHO SHOULD USE OUR SITE AND HOW
Our goal is to serve home buyers, owners, and sellers, along with realtors and local businesses — to be the resource for Central Oregon real estate and lifestyle information no matter where you are in the home owning process. We want to help you find a home, connect you with local, reputable REALTORS® and provide useful community information about schools, jobs, utilities, services and events. We want to help you be a part of Central Oregon.
WHERE WE ARE GOING/PLANS FOR THE FUTURE
We are striving to continue to grow Bendhomes.com and are always working toward making the site more and more useful and current. Moving forward, we plan to add information about remodeling, new construction and design. To keep you up-to-date on our latest tips we are working on newsletters and push notifications. In this very competitive market we are working on making rentals part of our property search criteria. And we are always looking to connect and partner with community members to continue to share expert knowledge of the area.