Central Oregon Real Estate News

 

Jan. 9, 2019

PENDING IN ONE DAY – 19705 Aspen Meadow, Bend

$315,000

Aspen Rim charmer with many mature pine trees. an open floor plan, large great room full of natural light, three spacious bedrooms upstairs, beautiful kitchen, stainless appliances. Fully fenced and located in sought-after Aspen Rim which boasts a huge park, outdoor fireplace, pavilion, playground area, swimming pool, river trails and only a few minutes to the Old Mill District. Completely landscaped.

Dec. 30, 2018

Tuttle and Tuttle Proudly Introduces Real Estate Broker Jordan Bailey

The team at Tuttle and Tuttle proudly introduces the third member of our Central Oregon real estate group — Jordan Bailey. Before getting her real estate license, Jordan spent time working in the title and escrow industry. This has given her a valuable understanding of the full life of a transaction from start to finish.

Sunriver and Bend Real Estate Broker

As a real estate broker, Jordan loves the chance to be a part of someone’s story. Whether buying or selling a home, this huge financial milestone can often be a very emotional transaction. Being included in someone’s sale of purchase is an intimate relationship and Jordan always feels honored to be involved.

“I love hearing people’s stories. I have helped a broad range of clients from first time home buyers to vacation property owners and no two stories are the same.”

Jordan loves being a part of the Tuttle and Tuttle team, considering it both a privilege and an honor. She cites our experience in the industry and insight as invaluable — learning so much working with the best in the business. In addition to being a part of the Tuttle and Tuttle team, Jordan proudly hangs her license with Cascade Sotheby’s. The Sotheby’s reputation throughout the world for luxury service at every price point, the brand recognition, resources for herself and her sellers truly set the company apart.

Working throughout Central Oregon, Jordan specializes in selling acreage and waterfront property. Having a home with acreage is a personal passion of Jordan’s as well as her lifestyle. Jordan keeps an office in the Sunriver Village and does a lot of second home business, which she finds to always be joyful.

At Home in Central Oregon

Jordan loves Central Oregon for many of the same reasons as the many people who come here. Her family, which includes her husband and four children, is big on skiing and they love the fact that we have Mt. Bachelor right in our backyard. She loves outdoor recreation, hiking, paddle boarding, and running with their two dogs. Jordan also loves the food and live music scene in Bend.

“I love people finding homes here because Bend is full of people who love living here. If they’re relocating from out of the area, they’re generally so excited to finally be able to call Central Oregon home and for the move-up buyers, they are typically super joyful already about living here.”

In her free time, Jordan spends a lot of time chasing her kids around, volunteering at their schools, chauffeuring them to gymnastics and the skate park. She and her family spend as much time as they can up at the mountain during ski season. They are active in their church and Jordan enjoys singing with the band there every weekend. Jordan and her family live on a few acres outside of Tumalo and enjoy the space with their dogs, cats and chickens. Watching the sunset behind the three sisters mountains from her back deck is one of her favorite things.

Share Your Story with Jordan

Jordan Bailey comes to the Tuttle and Tuttle team with a wealth of experience and knowledge of the entire lifecycle of a real estate transaction. She loves being a part of your story when it comes to this huge financial milestone. We’re excited to have Jordan on the Tuttle and Tuttle team and encourage you to reach out to her when seeking a Bend real estate broker for assistance in buying or selling a home in Central Oregon.

Posted in News
Dec. 23, 2018

Robyn Tuttle Elected to COAR Board of Directors 2019

The Tuttle and Tuttle team is proud to announce that real estate broker Robyn Tuttle has been elected to the Central Oregon Association of Realtors (COAR) Board of Directors for 2019. Robyn will be representing Sunriver on the board, which serves area realtors by maintaining ethical standards, providing continuing education, promoting the value of realtors, and advocating on behalf of the real estate industry. Robyn previously served as the Sunriver Director as well as the State Director.

About COAR

COAR acts as the voice of the real estate industry in Central Oregon, serving Deschutes, Crook, Jefferson and Harney counties. Robyn’s ethics and mission fall in line with that of COAR with their shared belief that we can build better communities by supporting quality growth and sustainable economies and housing opportunities. COAR is an affiliate of the Oregon Association of Realtors (OAR) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Currently, COAR includes 1,900 active realtors and 100 affiliate companies. While all realtors must be licensed by the state, those with membership in COAR adhere to a more stringent code of conduct.

Sunriver Director Robyn Tuttle

Robyn brings a wealth of experience in the real estate industry to the Central Oregon Association of Realtors. Her extensive business background in the real estate industry brings value and a different component to the board. During her time as the Sunriver Director in 2013-2014, Robyn worked to bring more information and education to the body of realtors in Central Oregon. Robyn regularly attends COAR educations events in order to further her own skills and help build up other realtors in the community.

In addition to real estate, Robyn is an active member of the Central Oregon community. She actively participates in the Sunriver Women’s Group, which is engaged in philanthropic endeavors providing social and community enrichment to Sunriver and Three Rivers South communities. Robyn also engages with the community through the annual Sunriver Art Fair, with all funds raised going to families of Three Rivers South, just outside of Sunriver, the First Friday Art Walk in Bend and area events throughout Central Oregon.

Robyn believes that personality traits are often a reflection of our history and experiences. While achieving executive-level management status with Fortune 500 companies, Robyn effectively learned skills in the areas of finance, sales, marketing, market analysis and effective communication. When the Tuttle family made the decision to relocate to Central Oregon from Portland in 2009, Robyn took her real estate industry skills to her new role as a top performing member of the Tuttle and Tuttle team at Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty.

Please join us in congratulating Robyn Tuttle on her recent election to the Central Oregon Association of Realtors’ Board of Directors representing Sunriver. We look forward to having Robyn’s experience, voice and passion on the Board representing realtors in Sunriver and all throughout Central Oregon.

Posted in News
Nov. 26, 2018

Time to Invest — Redmond Housing Market Continues to Thrive

Downtown Redmond Oregon

A recent article published in The Bulletin reported that the Redmond housing market continues to thrive with the median home price up 8.14% from the previous year. As personal investors in the Redmond housing market, we wanted to share with you why now is a great time to buy a home in this up and coming area. Redmond, which lies less than 20 miles from Bend, offers potential residents a warm and welcoming community with a population just over 27,000. Area builders have turned to Redmond where costs are lower than Bend in hopes that buyers follow.

A Glance at the Redmond Housing Market

According to the article published by The Bulletin, the Redmond area, which includes Terrebonne and Crooked River Ranch, saw the median sales price rose to $309,701, up 8.14% from the prior year. At the end of the third quarter, the median home price in Bend rose 4.93% from the same time in 2017 to $435,000. With a median home price difference of more than $100,000, the Redmond area becomes more and more attractive to builders and home buyers.

New home construction accounted for a larger share of sales in the Redmond housing market than Bend. Hayden Homes was responsible for more than a third of the new home sales in Redmond. Hayden Homes accounts for four neighborhoods in Redmond — Emerald View, Maple Meadows, Obsidian and Brooktree — making them the largest builder in town. Additionally, the first phase of construction as Dry Canyon Village, a master-planned community with more than 500 homes, is already underway. The city also approved Canyon Ridge, a development with more than 200 single-family homes, duplexes, townhomes and cottages.

At the end of the third quarter of 2017, 660 home sales occurred in Redmond, with 723 in 2018. The average number of days on the market also decreased from 110 to 106 in the Redmond housing market. Financially speaking, Redmond appears to be an attractive location for both individuals looking to purchases primary homes, as well as for investors.

Why Move to Redmond, OR

Located less than 20 miles from Bend, Redmond provides residents with a lower cost of living than Bend while still placing you close to everything that draws people to Central Oregon. Breweries? Check. Mountains and outdoor recreation? Check. Beautiful, well-constructed homes? Check. Easy access to a regional airport? You bet.

Breweries

Central Oregon has cemented itself as a craft brewing Mecca and Redmond includes some of the area’s favorite taps. Cascade Lakes Brewing Company opened their doors in 1994, making them one of the oldest breweries in Central Oregon. Since then, several other breweries call Redmond home. Smith Rock Brewing Company opened in 2012 and since then has become a local’s favorite for beers like their Misery Ridge IPA. Wild Ride Brewing Co. opened their doors in 2014 and opened an expansive tasting room with a patio that has become a popular downtown destination in Redmond. Silver Moon Brewing may have their primary location and pub in Bend, but in 2016 they expanded brewing to Redmond.

Mountains and Outdoor Recreation

Located only nine miles from Redmond, one of Central Oregon’s most popular and cherished destination can be found. Make the short drive (or ride your road bike!) to Smith Rock State Park and enjoy exploring this natural treasure. Smith Rock has become a valued destination for rock climbers, hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders and slackliners. Hike up Misery Ridge, which isn’t as daunting as it sounds, and enjoy stunning views of the Cascade mountain range and Monkeyface.

Mountain bikers love living, playing and riding in Redmond. In addition to trails at Smith Rock State Park, riders of all levels can find their favorite destination to throw up some dirt at the Northeast Redmond Trail Complex (The Radlands), the Maston Trails near Cline Butte and near the summit of Grey Butte.

Access to Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM)

For many potential residents, access to a regional airport comes as a standard requirement. The Redmond Municipal Airport (Robert’s Field – RDM) flies to destinations all over the west including direct flights to Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Denver. The Redmond airport includes a newly expanded state-of-the-art terminal facility, runways and taxiways. Located two miles from downtown Redmond, traveling has never been easier. Cut back on your commute time by living only a few minutes from the airport. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, you’ll love returning home from a flight and being able to be home in your own bed in no time at all.

Invest in Redmond Real Estate

Scott and I live in Bend, but own investment property in Redmond. We believe Redmond is a great place to invest and shows promise as an up and coming Central Oregon destination. Whether you plan on moving to Redmond full time or you are considering buying a home to use as a rental property, we can assist you in finding the perfect home to meet your needs. Owning a rental home in Redmond can be a great revenue stream for potential investors considering the strong growth in the area year after year.

Contact Tuttle and Tuttle for more information on the Redmond housing market and purchasing an investment property in the Central Oregon region.

Posted in News
Nov. 18, 2018

Bend, Oregon is Startup City, USA

Bend’s reputation for its startup community makes us Startup City, USA.  As a Bend Real Estate Broker we have also experienced the incredible opportunities Bend has to offer starting a new venture.  We came to Bend in 2009 and started selling real estate in Bend and Sunriver in 2010.  Yes, during the great recession.  We had no sphere, but a dream of a new life for our family in Bend.  Now we look back over the last six years and we’ve been in the top 2% of all real estate sold for the last three years.

We’ve made great relationships with many other Entrepreneur’s, such Savy Agency, SDC Inspections, Bend Premier Real Estate, any many more.

If you would like to explore moving your great idea to Bend, Oregon we can help.  Call us today for information about Bend and introductions to those you need to know to get started.

Enjoy the article below.  Robyn and Scott Tuttle

Bend earns reputation as startup city

Entrepreneurs move to Bend with business in mind

By Kathleen McLaughlin, The Bulletin

When she hit upon a second idea for convenience swimwear, a product she calls Wedgis, Drake began looking around for a new home. “It kind of came down to Boulder or Bend or Denver,” she said. “In the end, Bend’s reputation for its startup community is what brought me here.”

Drake, who moved here in July, isn’t the only newcomer arriving with a business in mind. She was one of at least three people in the Unconference pitch contest, an informal event where entrepreneurs vie for a wild-card spot on the Bend Venture Conference stage, who said they had recently moved to Bend for the purpose of starting a business.

The newcomers are in a variety of industries, including food and travel technology, but they all say they were drawn by the presence of other entrepreneurs and moral support. Startup density is an important factor in fostering even more startup activity, according to the Kauffman Foundation, a Kansas City, Missouri, charitable foundation that promotes entrepreneurship.

“It’s really about how likely you are to have serendipitous connections in the community,” said Arnobio Morelix, senior research analyst at Kauffman.

Moving here to start a business is a different take on the move-to-Bend storyline, said James Gentes, a tech entrepreneur and co-founder of the Startup Bend blog. “Normally people move here with a job,” he said. “That’s been the joke — bring your job with you because there’s not a whole lot here.”

One of those entrepreneurs, David Cascadden of Left Coast Raw, lived in Bend as a ski instructor in the late 1970s and early 1980s, but he didn’t think about living here again until he was looking for a way to grow his line of meal-replacement shakes. He had attended a couple of pub talks, networking events where Central Oregon companies pitch ideas, and found the atmosphere encouraging.

“Bend, in and of itself, is a brand,” Cascadden said. He thinks that will be helpful as he’s trying to sell a food product.

Deschutes County generated many more startups, defined as firms less than 1 year old, prior to the Great Recession, but business data from the U.S. Census Bureau suggests startup activity is rising again. In 2014, the most recent year for which figures are available, Deschutes County had 467 startups, or 2.7 new firms for every 1,000 people.

That was up slightly from the prior four years, when the startup rate was 2.5 per 1,000 or less, but still far from 2007. That year the Bend metro area generated 703 startups, or 4.75 per 1,000 people.

Startup activity across the country is increasing but still not as strong as it was in the late 1990s, according to the Kauffman Foundation, which created an index that tracks activity at the national, state and big-city level.

One thing that’s new for Bend is the visibility of its software technology sector, which is heavy in startups and young companies. Gentes said the Startup Bend blog, initially called Bend Tech, was begun three years ago to raise awareness among investors and others that Portland wasn’t the only place in Oregon with a startup scene.

The blog now is starting to influence people like Drake, who had a friend in Bend forwarding her the blog’s email blasts, and Zilaida Salgueiro, who followed the blog while living in Silicon Valley.

Salgueiro said the blog gave the impression that Bend had a welcoming startup community, and that’s proved to be true since she moved here to launch her online travel guides business, Locals Compass. “People want to help,” she said.

It’s much different than Silicon Valley, Salgueiro said. “Everybody was looking out for themselves and crushing you in the process.”

Other publications are enhancing Bend’s reputation as a place to do business. This week Forbes named Bend the “best small city for business and careers,” citing business costs that are 22 percent below the national average and a high share of the college-educated millennial population.

Drake moved here in July, and earlier this month won the Unconference pitch contest. Although she didn’t win at the Bend Venture Conference, she met potential investors. Drake said she’s also meeting a lot of entrepreneurs, as she expected.

“In general, it’s not this crazy thing to be starting a business.”

— Reporter: kmclaughlin@bendbulletin.com, 541-617-7860

Posted in Community News
Nov. 17, 2018

For Sale Deschutes River Frontage, Bend, Oregon $537,000 by Tuttle & Tuttle

$537,000

Nestled on a park like, landscaped .60-acre parcel directly on the Deschutes River.  Unobstructed views in all directions.  Enjoy long days on the dock or on the extensive paver patio.  This lovely well maintained single-level home is 2581 square feet with an open floor plan offering formal and casual living space.  Both living areas flow between a large kitchen with inviting island for family gatherings. The kitchen has a wall of windows all looking towards the river.  The oversized master suite includes, two walk-in closets and a large office with private patio to the river.  The attention to detail is endless, including a breezeway and potting shed. There is room for all your toys, with a three car, oversized garage with an estimated 500 sf bonus room.  There are two additional storage buildings, 12×10 and 10×10.  This property is not in a flood plain and no has HOA fees. Priced to sell and ready for you, your kayak and fishing pole.

There is a large bonus space above garage with solid staircase access. Per seller the well is 60 feet deep.  Roof was replaced in 2005, exterior painted in 2008, there are two water heaters, a 50 gallon and an additional 10 gallon located in the kitchen.  Wood stove is certified.  Storage buildings are 12×10 and 10×10

Nov. 8, 2018

‘Tis the Season for Winter Fun and Seasonal Activities in Sunriver

As the temperature drops and we start to use our fireplaces for warmth as well as ambiance, we look forward to a jolly and bright winter season in Sunriver. In addition to snow sports at Mt. Bachelor and the surrounding area, Sunriver has a variety of seasonal fun planned for the winter and holiday seasons. Whether you plan on moving to Sunriver this season or will be visiting for the holidays, you’ll find something for everyone to enjoy while you’re here. Plan ahead to attend these winter events in Sunriver.

Traditions Holiday Celebration at Sunriver Resort

The biggest holiday celebration comes in the form of Sunriver Resort’s Traditions Holiday Celebrations with activities and events occurring through the end of the year. Traditions kicks off on Saturday, November 17 with Grand Illumination and runs through Tuesday, January, 1. We’ve included an array of events that will be happening throughout the season, but a full list and descriptions of everything going on during Traditions can be found in this brochure.

Grand Illumination
Saturday, Nov. 17
12pm – 7pm

Grand Illumination has become a favorite tradition for locals and holiday visitors to Sunriver. Head over to the Lodge at Sunriver Resort for the Grand Illumination tree lighting ceremony and enjoy an evening of fun for the entire family. Visit with Santa, participate in children’s crafts, train rides, Oregon Observatory telescope viewing, face painting, fireworks and more. The Resort will have local food vendors on site as well as food available from their restaurants. Activities begin at 12pm on Saturday with the lighting ceremony taking place at 5:45pm.

Holiday Marketplace
Friday, Nov. 23 – Saturday, Nov. 24
10am – 4pm

Find a special gift or treat yourself at the 17th Annual Sunriver Resort Holiday Marketplace in the Homestead Building. This annual arts and crafts show features items created by local and regional artists including jewelry, fine art, metalwork, soaps and lotions, woodworking and more.

Gingerbread Junction
Saturday, Dec. 1 – Tuesday, Jan. 1

The 23rd annual Gingerbread Junction benefits Habitat for Humanity of La Pine and Sunriver. Gingerbread houses will be on display in the Abbot Room of Sunriver Resort and include works of art constructed by local artists, students and businesses.

Elf Tuck-Ins
Various dates throughout the holiday season.

Santa’s helpers read your child a bedtime Christmas story and says goodnight with warm holiday wishes and a special treat bag. Tuck-ins are available throughout Sunriver, Caldera Springs and Crosswater by appointment for children under age 12.

Santa’s Workshop
Fridays and Saturdays from Thanksgiving through Christmas. Daily December 21-26, closed on Christmas Day.

Create your own holiday keepsake when stepping into Santa’s magical workshop. Visitors can sip a warm mug of hot cocoa. Create a hand-painted ceramic mug, glass ornaments, nightlights and more when visiting Santa’s Workshop at Sunriver Resort.

Sunriver Music Festival’s Christmas Concert
Friday, Dec. 7
Doors at 6pm, Concert at 6:30pm

Treat yourself to an evening of holiday music, cold beer and warm friends at Sunriver Music Festival’s annual Christmas concert held in the Homestead Building at Sunriver Resort. This year’s concert features boogie-woogie pianist Arthur Migliazza. Visit sunrivermusicfestival.org for more information about tickets.

Sleigh Rides
Reservations: 541-593-6995

Treat your family or friends to a beautiful horse-drawn sleigh ride along the Deschutes River. Sunriver Stables offers rides in a Victorian sleigh, which holds four adults and two children comfortably.  Cuddle up under a warm blanket and experience this time-honored Sunriver tradition.

Brunches and Dinners
Various dates and times throughout the holiday season.

Gather with friends and family for incredible holiday meals and brunches at Sunriver Resort. Beginning with a holiday plated brunch at Carson’s American Kitchen on Saturday and Sunday, November 17 and 18, you can taste the season at Sunriver Resort. Thanksgiving dinners, brunch with Santa, Christmas dinners, New Years dinners and brunches can all be expected to be delicious.

New Year’s Eve Party
Monday, Dec. 31 at Sunriver Resort
9pm – 1am, Doors at 8pm

Ring in 2019 with a dance party at Sunriver Resort. The event includes party favors and a champagne toast as well as music and an open dance floor. Attendees must be 21 years old or older and advanced ticket sales begin on December 1.

Activities at The Village at Sunriver

Sunriver Resort isn’t the only venue hosting holiday events and activities in Sunriver this season. The Village at Sunriver hosts an array of holiday activities for the entire family starting with the Rockin’ Holiday Kickoff over Thanksgiving weekend.

Santa’s Little Helper Workshops
Wednesdays, Nov 21 – Dec 19

Elf team leaders help kids in the one workshop you won’t want to miss this holiday season. Kids create a holiday gift for a loved one in their life. This is a kids only event, which allows parents to enjoy time spent holiday shopping or enjoying each other’s company. The workshop includes a holiday snack and each workshop is limited to 12 kids, ages 5-12.

Ice Skating in The Village
Opens Thanksgiving Day

Ice skating in Sunriver has been a favorite activity among locals and visitors for many years and with a newly upgraded rink you can enjoy this winter tradition. Hours vary daily and depend on the holidays, but ice skating operations run through the winter season.

Rockin’ Holiday Kickoff
Saturday, Nov. 24
2pm – 7pm

Now coming into its third year, the Rockin’ Holiday Kickoff welcomes the winter and holiday seasons with hot coffee and cocoa as well as carolers and various performers. Visit Santa Claus for free photos and then explore the Alpine Express Trackless Train. End the night by watching the lighting of the Village Christmas tree and a rockin’ concert to ring in the holiday season.

2019 Sunriver Brewing Company K-9 Keg Pull
Saturday, Feb. 2
12pm – 3pm

Come back in February for Sunriver Brewing Company’s K-9 Keg Pull, which features dogs in a variety of weight divisions pulling “kegs” down a 150-foot snow runway. Each participating pooch will be timed and prizes will be awarded in each weight category. Vendors for humans and canines will be on-and during the event. Participants and spectators are encouraged to bring dog food donations, which will be given to the Humane Society of Central Oregon.

Happy holidays from Scott, Robyn and Jordan from team Tuttle and Tuttle. We hope you’ll visit us while you’re in Sunriver for the holidays at our offices in The Village at Sunriver.

Posted in News
Oct. 29, 2018

Find Your New Home in Bend, 4th Fastest Growing Small City in the US

Riverside Buildings at Sunset

Earlier this month, personal finance website WalletHub published the results of an extensive study that ranks U.S. cities based on a variety of factors. The website announced that Bend ranks this year as the fourth fastest-growing small city in the U.S. In order to determine the ranking, WalletHub compared 515 U.S. cities through 15 key metrics. Datasets ranged from a city’s college-educated population to unemployment rate decreases.

According to the economic growth survey conducted by the company, Bend ranks 13th for population growth, first for job growth and 21st in median household income growth. With a growing number of jobs, a low unemployment rate and a continually increasing number of businesses coming to the area, Bend proves to be drawing in residents from all over the nation.

An article published by The Bulletin, Bend’s daily newspaper, reported in June that Central Oregon leads the state with a 15% growth rate for employment projections. The Oregon Employment Department reports that the region is expected to add close to 15,000 jobs by 2027, making it an even more desirable location to call home.

Why Move to Bend?

Beyond economic factors, Bend attracts new residents thanks to the recreational wonderland we call home, along with entertainment, cultural and quality of life elements. With increased job growth projected for the area, you can find a great job and spend your weekends skiing at Mt. Bachelor, exploring the dozens of breweries that call the area home and tear up the mountain bike trails at Phil’s Trail.

In addition to being your gateway to the great outdoors, Bend offers something for everyone. Head downtown on First Friday and discover works from area artists spanning the gamut of styles and techniques. Art and culture take hold over at the DIY Cave and the Brightplace Gallery on Bend’s Southeast side. There’s never a shortage of galleries displaying local art, stage performances, cultural events and live music. Bend boasts a strong community culture that allows everyone to connect with people pursuing similar passions.

Bend celebrates entrepreneurs in addition to job seekers. Many people in Bend make a living as their own boss, from skilled trades like woodworking to artists to the tech-savvy digital nomads that can work from anywhere. And when you have the ability to work from anywhere, why not work from the Clearing Rock Bar between turns on the 4,300 acres accessible via ski lift at Mt. Bachelor? Living in Bend allows you to live your own dream without the confines of a traditional 9-5 existence (though you’ll find great office jobs in Bend, too!).

Finding Your Dream Home in Bend with Tuttle and Tuttle

Are you considering a move to Central Oregon? The team at Tuttle and Tuttle can assist you in finding your dream home in Bend, Sunriver, Redmond and throughout Central Oregon. We love working with transplants who are ready to make the big move and start living the Bend lifestyle. We moved to Central Oregon permanently in 2009 and have since mastered the lifestyle and can be your advocate in the purchase of a new home in Bend, Oregon.

Scott, Jordan and I have worked with home buyers from all over the country. We work with potential buyers who can’t be here in person to view their home before move in. We work with people who’ve lived in Central Oregon for their entire lives and simply want a new home in Bend. We all have extensive experience in finance and real estate making us the perfect partner when it comes to finding your dream home in Central Oregon.

You can catch Scott at golf courses throughout Central Oregon and he can give you great recommendations for the best courses to play during every season. Don’t be surprised when you run into Robyn enjoying the sights and sounds of the Bend Summer Festival. Jordan can expertly navigate area rivers on a paddleboard and give you pointers on where the locals go to avoid the crowds during the busy summer months on Central Oregon waterways. We love Central Oregon and look forward to introducing you to our mountain paradise.

Are you one of the people flocking to Bend, the fourth fastest-growing small city in the U.S.? Allow Tuttle and Tuttle to become your partner in finding your dream home and establishing yourself as a Bend local. Contact us for more information about the real estate market and finding your new home in Bend, Oregon.

Posted in News
Oct. 25, 2018

Why You Shouldn’t Pick a Real Estate Agent off Zillow for Bend OR

After reading the title of this blog, you may find yourself wondering, “Why shouldn’t I choose a Bend OR real estate agent off of Zillow?” What could the harm be? What differences are there between realtors that reading reviews online wouldn’t give me? Choosing a realtor off of Zillow for Bend OR takes the human element out of home buying and selling.

Beyond providing shelter, our homes create the setting where we develop and connect with other people. For many, finding their next home means finding the place where their child or grandchild may take their first steps. Where you share stories and bottles of wine. Where life happens. Sometimes you may luck out by searching for a realtor on Zillow for Bend OR and find that the person with the most reviews will be the perfect match for your needs. On the other hand, choosing a real estate agent on Zillow may not lead to your dream home with the best possible buying or selling experience.

Why Work With Tuttle and Tuttle Instead of Finding a Realtor on Zillow for Bend OR

When it comes to selecting a realtor to help you buy or sell your next home, the human element plays a large role. You’ll be interacting with this person or team to handle the sale or purchase of one of the biggest investments you’ll make in your lifetime. Beyond how you get along with and communicate with a realtor, their experience speaks volumes. At Tuttle and Tuttle, Scott and I both bring long careers in finance and the title and escrow industries to the table.

We have a long-standing connection to Central Oregon — we were married in Sunriver in 1991 and were able to purchase a second home in the area in 2004. We relocated to Central Oregon full-time in 2009 and decided to use our collective experience in real estate to the help Central Oregon residents find their dream homes in Bend and Sunriver. Every year since 2014, Scott and I have been in the top 2% of all real estate sales in Central Oregon.

Searching for a realtor on Zillow for Bend may help you find a real estate agent, but when you choose to work with Tuttle and Tuttle, you benefit from our combined experience in finance, marketing, negotiation and a cultivated love for Central Oregon and knowledge of the area. We encourage you to reach out, talk to us on the phone, meet us in person and work with us to establish the true connection you seek in a broker-client relationship.

Reviews for Tuttle and Tuttle

Don’t just take our word for it. We have been able to help buyers and sellers throughout the Central Oregon region. With 12 new people moving to Central Oregon daily, many of our clients come from out of town and typically don’t have an established relationship with a broker in the area. We bring an elevated level of knowledge about the area and the Central Oregon real estate market to the table for our clients.

“Scott and Robin were such a pleasure to work with. We are from out of state and from the very first information call with Scott, we knew we had contacted an extremely knowledgeable realtor. Then, when we met him in person, we were so impressed with how informative he was and how much time he took with us. We felt we could trust him completely. His delightful associate Danielle drove us all around different properties and she quickly got a sense of what kind of property we were looking for. They kept us informed of all the properties for sale in Sunriver that fit our needs and within a few months, they found the perfect house for us. The whole process went very smoothly and quickly. They also had helpful recommendations for local companies who could help us with any improvements we wanted to make on the house. We would highly recommend them!”

Realtor Approved

We had the privilege of working with a couple in the real estate industry to assist in the selling of their old home and purchase of a new home. The couple couldn’t have been more pleased and would encourage you to work with the Tuttle and Tuttle team in the future.

“Scott and Robyn Tuttle, and their associate Jordan Bailey are the Dream Team for selling and buying real estate in Central Oregon. My husband and I are both in the real estate industry and get to witness first hand, the highs and lows of this field, which has the potential to make us tough clients to please. Our choice to work with Scott and Robyn was the best we could have made. From start to finish we were blown away by the kindness, knowledge, expertise, attention to detail and professionalism Robyn and Scott brought to the sale of our existing home, and purchase of our new home. We could not be more pleased with our experience, and will be referring everyone we know to the Tuttle & Tuttle Team!”

Choose the Right Partner

In a blog post published by Zillow (How to Find Your Perfect Real Estate Agent), they refer to their Agent Finder functionality as “a real estate Tinder.” At Tuttle and Tuttle, we don’t believe choosing a real estate agent comes down to the quick, aesthetics-only style of dating promoted by Zillow. Buying real estate is a major investment, one that takes time, consideration, research and a partner who will be there for you for the long haul. Choosing the person who helps you buy or sell your home shouldn’t come down to the fleeting feelings of the swipe culture. It anchors on experience, determination and true human connection.

Instead of relying on the snap decisions of swiping in the Tinder-style real estate Agent Finder functionality on Zillow for Bend, we encourage you to develop a true connection with a skilled agent. At Tuttle and Tuttle, we know that when it comes to buying your next home, you’re looking for an agent who understands the long-term relationship you want to have with this piece of property. We specialize in uniting extraordinary homes with extraordinary people and would love to meet you in person to chat about your future.

Posted in News
Oct. 18, 2018

Waterfront 4 Bedroom Cabin minutes from Sunriver $425,000 by Tuttle & Tuttle

Asking price $425,000

All you need is your suitcase. Start making memories today. This beautiful home situated in the pine trees has everything you’ve been looking for. Enjoy your morning soak in the hot tub on the large back deck over looking the water. More than half acre of privacy with an oversized 25 X 30 garage & storage building for all your toys. Just minutes to Sunriver Resort, Mt. Bachelor and countless lakes and trails.