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A Central Oregon real estate agent who's been in the industry for 17 years is reacting today to a national report from "Housing Predictor" that names Bend as number one for the worst housing markets in 2011. Cat Zwicker-Grant, Principal Broker for Desert Sky Real Estate, says the article was generated in Scottsdale Arizona and is using data that is behind the current trend. She says "Housing Predictor" is probably looking at high foreclosure numbers for Bend thru the end of April. "Is that number a trueness of where the housing market is going? Or is that catching up in a self-correction? And so what would've been better to see with that is the May numbers, which show that while we do have 245 more homes in default that a 17% decline over the same period last year.  So that shows that that would be signs of improvement.” Yesterday's article in "Housing Predictor" ranked the 25 worst housing markets in the country and put Bend as number one with a projected price drop of 11% for this year.

 

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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