Brick House Property Management is now offering full service relocation services at a flat rate of $600. We understand moving is stressful and we’re here to make the process easier for you.
Right now the real estate market is BOOMING in Bend. It is the sixth fastest growing city in the nation according to the 2017 U.S. Census Bureau. Bend is home to much more than ski resorts and hiking trails. The city of Bend provides a unique landscape of forests transitioning to the high desert. Many visit for its craft microbreweries and recreational activities, although many choose to stay and call this place their home. Bend provides unique real estate opportunities. You can have a house on the the river overlooking the Cascade mountain range or a cabin in the Deschutes National Forest.
It can be difficult to find a rental home in Bend. The vacancy rate hovers just below 2% for rentals while the population has continued to steadily grow by nearly 5% each year since 2016. More than a third of people that live in Bend rent. This number is expected to increase as homeownership is at a record low.
Whether you’re moving from out of the county, out of state, or from elsewhere in Oregon, Brick House Property Management will provide you with a comprehensive game plan to make sure your move is smooth and easy. We’ll explain the moving process step-by-step and give you a competitive advantage in assisting you with finding housing options. Our agents are Oregon natives from both the Portland metro area and Bend and its surrounding areas. We provide in-person viewings, video walkthroughs, and high quality photos of our properties. If you don’t see a home that you’re looking for on our site (click here to view available homes), we will find the perfect one for you. We will guide you through the financials and rental application process for both long term and short term rentals.
What are you waiting for?
Give our agents a call today to get started!
For more information about our Relocation Services, click here.
Read our Welcome To Bend Infographic for more information about one of the most beautiful cities in America.
How to Save on Your Homeowners and Renters Insurance Policy.
(Renters, if you don’t have insurance, you should.)
Whether you own or rent your home, insurance is essential to protect your property and household goods. Comparison shopping for the best rates will certainly save you some money, but you also can save by following these tips:
- Choose a higher deductible—increasing your deductible by just a few hundred dollars can make a big difference in your insurance premium.
- Ask your insurance agent about discounts. Dead bolts, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, security systems, storm shutters and fire-retardant roofing material are just some of the home safety features that can often lower your rate. You also may be able to get a lower premium if you are a long-term customer or if you bundle other coverage, such as auto insurance, with your provider. Some companies also offer senior discounts for customers who are older than 55 years.
- Don’t include the value of the land when you are deciding how much coverage to buy. If you insure your house, but not the land under it (e.g. in a condominium) , you can avoid paying more than you should. Even after a disaster, the land will still be there.
- If you’re a renter, don’t assume your landlord carries insurance on your personal belongings. They likely don’t provide renters insurance. Purchase a separate renters’ policy to be sure your property—like furniture, electronics, clothing and other personal items—is covered.
Don’t wait until you have a loss to find out whether you have the right type and amount of insurance. For example, many policies require you to pay extra for coverage for high-ticket items like computers, cameras, jewelry, art, antiques, musical instruments, and stamp and coin collections.
Furthermore, not all coverage will replace fully what is insured. An “actual-cash-value” policy will save you money on premiums, but it only pays what your property is worth at the time of loss (your cost minus depreciation for age and wear). “Replacement” coverage gives you the money to rebuild your home and replace its contents.
Finally, a standard homeowners’ policy does not cover flood and earthquake damage. The cost of a separate earthquake policy depends on the likelihood of earthquakes in your area. Homeowners who live in flood-prone areas should take advantage of the National Flood Insurance Program.
If you have questions about the properties you own, call us at (503) 779-5884 or visit us at our Bend office in the Old Mill District!
©2017 Brick House Property Management. Brick House Property Management understands that each investor, landlord, and tenant may have a unique circumstance. The information provided on this website is general, and may not be applicable to you. If you have a specific legal issue, you should speak with an attorney.