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Bend Oregon Luxury Homes

Jimmy D Johnson

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Bend Oregon is a great place to live! There are currently 85 homes listed for sale in Bend over $1,000,000. For purposes of this post we are saying a luxury home is:

1) Over $1,000,000. 2)3,000 square feet or larger. 3) Has triple car garage or larger 4)Built prior to 1990. 4) Connected to Bend City sewer. We did not count residential acreage which will be covered in another article.

The most expensive home currently for sale in Bend is listed for $6,000,000. It is a European Chateau in the gated community of Broken Top. It has over 10,000 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 7 baths and a 4 car garage. It includes an 800 square foot wine cellar and it sits on a one acre lot over looking several fairways.

The second most expensive home for sale in Bend is located in the luxury golf course community of Pronghorn. It is listed for $3,950,000. It features: 1) 5,579 square feet. 2) 5 bedrooms. 3) 4.5 Baths. 4) Triple garage. 5) Small guest house.

There have been 34 luxury homes sold in Bend within the last year. The most expensive home sold was listed for $3,475,000 and sold for $3,000,000. It featured: 1) 4 bedrooms. 2) 6 baths. 3) Triple garage. 4) Premier membership in the Club at Pronghorn. It was on the market for 331 days.

The second most expensive home sold was on Awbrey Butte in Wyndemere subdivision. It was situated on a 1.35 acre lot that I had sold to the owners in 1998 for $195,000! Nice return on investment! It featured: 1) 5,214 square feet. 2) 3 bedrooms. 3) 4 baths. 4) Triple garage. 5) Views of the Deschutes River and Cascade mountain range. It was on the market for 611 days. It was originally listed for $2,650,000 and sold for $2,200,000.

Bend is a wonderful place to live. It has all you could want and recreation opportunities are abundant. You can mountain bike, hike, raft, fish, to rock climbing, cross country skiing and down hill skiing, snowmobiling and sightseeing.

The weather features moderate days and cool nights. We are at a high altitude so our night time temperatures and 30 to 40 degrees cooler than our daytime temperatures. Evenings are cool so you always want to carry a jacket or sweater.

Precipitation averages less than 12 inches and over half falls between November and February, often as snow. Thunderstorms provide most of the light summer rain. Snowfall averages 33.8 inches and rarely accumulates to more than 5 or 6 inches and it does not stay on the ground very long.

The city and county is good about plowing the streets first think in the mornings. Seldom are slick roads a problem. Heavy snows of 20 plus inches only occur once every twenty years.

Central Oregon has more sunny days than anywhere else in the state. Bend is know for its year round sunshine! Common weather includes sunny days, cool nights and low humidity.

The average luxury home for sale in Bend is listed at $1,715,001 and has been on the market for an average of 175 days. Several homes have been on the market for over a year. If you are in the market to buy a luxury home in Bend now is a good time to buy. Prices are down and there is a good selection.

Jim Johnson has been selling luxury homes in Bend Oregon since 1981. Call 541-389-4511 or see his web site See more Bend Oregon information at


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