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Bird’s Eye View of 151856 Conestoga Rd!

My friends Russ and Katella Bahr did a great job capturing this drone pictures and video over my listing at 151856 Conestoga Rd in La Pine, Oregon! They even captured deer leaping through the property! This is a must see property on 2.86 horse acres in Wagon Trail Acres. 2 full bedrooms and 1 oversized loft with a window, TONS of storage space and wooden railings. 2 full bathrooms, a detached bunk house (furnished), detached oversized 2 car garage with shop and upstairs heated storage, a detached animal pen/tack room and a fenced dog yard! Community pool, paved road and driveway and SO many items included! Call me for a showing: 541-373-0400.To see the video, click the link. @MichelleMertinsRealtor IMG_20170615_215051_055

Say what? Ever feel like you are lining someone else’s pocket?

It’s time to PURCHASE your Home! Take control away from your landlord! In 2016 Bend, Oregon was No. 1 in something that won’t surprise many – rent increases, up 54 percent over the past five years. You might be surprised to learn who’s No. 2 in all the land — not San Francisco, which is No. 4, but Bend’s neighbor to the northeast, Prineville, Oregon, with a 2011-2016 rent increase of 45.7 percent. #exitrealtybend

Got the Rental Blues in Central Oregon?

Rental crisis. Housing shortage. Rent prices through the roof. These are all terms that we in Central Oregon are VERY familiar with. Did you know that oftentimes if it actually less expensive to buy than to rent? That was very true for my family. In fact, we bought a home on 1 acre that costs us less monthly than it would have been to rent.

What about my credit score? Doesn’t it need to be near perfect? No. Did you know that approx. half of home loans approved are given to people with scores under 750? I can also get you in touch with some terrific lenders that can help you create a custom plan to help you reach your home buying goal!!

Another thought to leave you with…it is common for rental prices to raise EVERY year. Have you thought about ending that cycle with a mortgage loan? If you get a loan with a fixed rate, it won’t increase for 15-30 YEARS (depending on the length of the loan you choose). Not to mention, you will GAIN wealth via home equity.

If this strikes a chord with you, please contact me at 541-373-0400 or There is no obligation to proceed beyond that. Is it worth a couple minutes of your time? I think so. Talk to you soon!

Michelle Mertins, Realtor/Real Estate Consultant with Exit Realty Bend