Monday, December 24, 2012

17024 Kingsburg Rd





17024 Kingsburg Rd Three Rivers South, OR 97707

Nice half+ acre homesite near Sunriver! This great .51 acre corner lot is septic approved & ready for your dream home mountain cabin! Owners will have access to a private boat launch to the big Deschutes River just down the Street! Located in the Three Rivers South resort area of Central Oregon & near the main road to Mt Bachelor Ski Resort, the high Cascade Mountain Lakes, & thousands of acres of U.S. Forest Lands!


Nice half acre home site near Sunriver


Nice half acre home site near Sunriver




This great .51 acre corner lot is septic approved & ready for your dream home mountain cabin!
                                                17024 Kingsburg Rd, Bend, OR



Owners will have access to a private boat launch to the big Deschutes River just down the Street! Located in the Three Rivers South resort area of Central Oregon & near the main road to Mt Bachelor Ski Resort, the high Cascade Mountain Lakes, & thousand of acres of U.S. Forest Lands!
 
Contact Team Birtola-Garmyn for more information
                                                   541-312-9449

Wednesday, December 12, 2012





WOW! THE MARKET IS HOT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!


Contrary to popular belief, now is a great time to sell your home! 

Here are some reasons why you should sell your home during the Holidays’!


1.       Your home will show as a new listing on the multiple listing services, catching more viewers and benefiting with fresh marketing!

2.       During the holiday season, the inventory of homes is at its lowest in the year!

3.       Getting your home sold during the holidays doesn't mean packing up and moving in the middle of things, you can wait and close escrow and move more conveniently after the New Year
.
4.       Many sellers withdraw their homes from the market to wait for spring, so there is less competition for buyers.

5.       Having sold your home during the winter, you have the opportunity to buy during the spring when many more homes will be on the market.

6.       Homes feel more inviting when there are holiday decorations and fragrances, it’s more appealing to a buyer to show your home when it’s dressed up for the Holidays.

7.       Lots of buyers need to purchase a home before the year ends for tax purposes.

8.       There will be many visitors and relatives in your area from out of town and these are potential buyers.

9.       Need not to worry about showing your home in the middle of a family event, you can restrict showings whenever you want and be open for business when you aren't hosting or attending a family event elsewhere.

10.   It’s true, you may have fewer showings total than any other time of the year but the showings you do have will be with more motivated and serious buyers.

11.   Corporate transfers pick up toward the end of the year and you need to be available for these serious buyers to purchase your home.

12.   Now is a great time for buyers to make the move since interest rates are at a thirty year low and rates are likely to increase next year!

    HOMESELLERS:
    What is YOUR home worth?
    Find out what your home is worth and what sold on your street right now.

    HOMEBUYERS:
    Find out what sold in the neighborhoods you are interested buying in.
   
    Market snapshot guarantees the most up-to-the-minute neighborhood property information, detailing MLS active, sold inventory, and days on the market counts.
  

    Ruben Garmyn & Jim Birtola
      Team Birtola - Garmyn, Oregon's #1 Real Estate Team
Prudential High Desert Realty
Bend, OR 

Office: 541-312-9449
clientservice@prudentialhighdesertrealty.com
http://www.BendOregonRealEstate.com



Thursday, December 6, 2012

533 NE Shoshone Drive






This 4br/2ba home sits on 2 lots!Has 2 pantry's, fresh paint, a heat pump & A/C. Has a lot of storage in a triple garage, a shed out back, slate patio, covered porch, and fencing is allowed. Property is across from the clubhouse.




640 Sage Country Court



Amazing Turnkey finished furnished Creek Side Townhome! Luxury upgrades in this unit include tile granite kitchen counters, cherry cabinets, raised eating bar, slate floor in kitchen & entry into half bath. Master bedroom on the main level, and a fireplace in the great room. Both bathrooms have tile floors and there is storage in the front and back of the townhome. Enjoy all the amenities Eagle Crest has to offer, golf, tennis, swimming, biking, horseback riding and more!





Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Time to sell/buy your home


NOW IS TIME TO SELL AND BUY YOUR HOME IN CENTRAL OREGON!
It’s no secret that after 2007, there were a handful of years where the real estate market suffered. The aftereffects of a horrible mortgage crisis made it seem like there wasn’t any relief in sight. Today, however, things have changed. These changes have only been improvement! Sales are up, inventory is down and homes that are on the market aren’t taking long to be sold. This makes the buyers and the sellers happy.
For buyers:
 Interest rates are at a historical low as they have been for a while and are expected to last at least another year. Banks finally have money again and are willing to lend it.
People with no mortgage and some equity want to get their money and put it elsewhere; they don’t want to take chances and would rather sell their property to be on the safe side
For sellers:
                There are many first time buyers looking to purchase homes and lock in super low interest rates on 30 year fixed mortgages. Not only that, veteran homebuyers are wanting to take advantage of the same low rates and upgrade, or downsize.
Increased home value equals higher prices and higher prices mean better returns on the sale of your home. Appraisers are finally coming around again after years of being extremely cautious when determining home values.

These are a couple, simplified reasons why now is a great time to put your home on the market. People are buying! The season is slow, and there aren’t enough properties for sale. Please feel free to contact us at Team Birtola Garmyn High Desert Realty in Bend, Oregon to hear more reasons why you should get in while the market is hot. We look forward to hearing from you!



HOMESELLERS:
What is YOUR home worth?
Find out what your home is worth and what sold on your street right now.

HOMEBUYERS:
Find out what sold in the neighborhoods you are interested buying in.

Market snapshot guarantees the most up-to-the-minute neighborhood property information, detailing MLS active, sold inventory, and days on the market counts.


Ruben Garmyn & Jim Birtola
Team Birtola - Garmyn, Oregon's #1 Real Estate Team
Prudential High Desert Realty
Bend, OR 

Office: 541-312-9449
clientservice@prudentialhighdesertrealty.com
http://www.BendOregonRealEstate.com



Monday, November 19, 2012

Original Gift Idea's in Bend, Oregon


Original Gift Idea’s in Bend, Oregon!
Embrace the winter season with fun, naturalist activity gifts! For a romantic interest, spouse, friend, or family member, there is no better way to bond with each other than exploring and experiencing new things together. We’re lucky to live in such a diverse area where you can explore year-round. Here are a couple ideas to do something different in the upcoming gift-giving weeks.

Bonfire on the Snow
Snowshoe a short way to a glowing bonfire in the middle of a snow carved amphitheater. Enjoy the tour guides fun facts about the forest, its animals and night sky. Relax and enjoy hot drinks and desserts. This is available Dec. 26-31, Jan. 19&20, Feb. 16&17, March 23, 27, 30&31, and April 6, 13, and 20th   from 7pm – 11:30pm. The tour is all inclusive with snowshoes, transportation (Bend and Sunriver pickups available), desserts, hot drinks and the guide. Call Wanderlust Tours to purchase gift certificates!

Lava Cave Tour
For Bend locals, most of us know about the Lava River Cave on Hwy 97. However, Wanderlust Tours is the only guide in Central Oregon permitted in these particular lava caves. They take you away from the crowds and you can experience the delicate ecosystem that is a lava cave without artificial lighting, parking lots, or paved pathways. It’s a 3 hour tour in a large, cool lava tube caves, you’ll discover secret rooms and what lives and grows in the caves. The experience is a family friendly one, welcoming kids 5 years old and up. Tour includes helmets, headlamps, a knowledgeable guide and transportation.

Starlight Snowshoe Tours
Get away from the light of the city, and learn about the constellations, watch for shooting stars and listen to the hush of the Cascades’ forest. Hot chocolate with marshmallows is served at the end of the four hour tour. Wear winter boots and ski pants on the tour, if you don’t have any, when you call to make a reservation include sizes and they will be brought to the pick-up site for you. Snowshoes are included as well as a guide and transportation.


Snowshoe Tours
Are you more interested in snowshoeing in the daylight? Wanderlust Tours’ guides take you to the Mt. Bachelor area and bring it to life with you. Whether you’re new to snowshoeing or wanting to learn for tricks and techniques, you can do all of the above in the same trip! Snowshoes are included, snow pants and boots are available to rent if you don’t have your own. Finish your tour off with some nice hot chocolate and marshmallows.

Make & Paint your own art
At Bend’s “Earth-Fire-Art” you can paint your own pottery at their pottery studio. It’s fun, customizable and the perfect gift for the holidays, birthday parties, weddings, or any other special occasion you may have. You can even schedule a birthday party to celebrate in their studio! Kid and family friendly environment. 



Ruben Garmyn & Jim Birtola
Team Birtola - Garmyn, Oregon's #1 Real Estate Team
Prudential High Desert Realty
Bend, OR 

Office: 541-312-9449
clientservice@prudentialhighdesertrealty.com
http://www.BendOregonRealEstate.com



Friday, November 16, 2012

Tips for a Smoother Move


TIPS FOR A SMOOTHER MOVE IN BEND, OREGON!
So, you bought a new home, your moving to a new apartment, or maybe your moving to a new state, whichever the case, your left with the dreaded packing and moving duties. For someone who has moved too many times to count, I’ve come up with super easy and efficient ways to make your moving day easier, and nearly stress free. Nearly.
Before you begin packing into boxes, go through your whole house room by room and go through all of your belongings. If you haven’t used the item, or wore that ugly sweater that your dear Aunt gave you last Christmas, put it aside.  There’s no reason to pack things with you that you don’t use/need/want.
When you move into a new home you’re starting fresh and that means your closet and junk drawer start fresh too. Once you have everything you don’t need/use/want set aside you have the choice of having a yard sale (your moving, so you need the money) or donating your items to your local Good Will or Salvation Army.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
-Boxes, LOTS OF THEM!! If you’re using a moving company, buy about 10 extra and if you end up not using them all, they’re refundable. Better safe than sorry. Large Tupperware boxes work just as well. Never underestimate a large trash bag for linens or stuffed animals.
-Box cutters (to open your boxes when you start to unpack)
-Basic took kit (to disassemble and re assemble furniture)
-Notebook, pens, and markers (preferably multiple colors)
-Colored labels
-Bubble wrap!
-Packing paper
-Small sealable bags (for loose ends, like hardware or cords)
-Packing tape, and stretch tape (stretch tape sticks to itself, use to tape down drawers, residue free)
-Set aside cleaning supplies to clean your old place when it’s empty and your new place when you get there.

                                                              


Now that you have all your necessary moving supplies:
Begin Packing Early
Start your moving process two weeks before you have to be out. This way, when moving day comes, you’re more prepared. If it’s summer when your moving, might as well pack all your winter clothes away sooner the better.
Meet your notebook, markers and colored labels, they are your new best friend
When you’re packing, have your notebook with you. When you’re about to close a box, write down what’s inside of the box, and give it a number. Number it in your notebook and number it on your box.  By doing this, when you’re packing up your moving truck you can tick off the boxes that go in the truck and the boxes that come off the truck. You will also now what is in what box. Avoid using “miscellaneous” labeling too much; try to be more specific on the box so everything will be accounted for. As for the colored labels, it’s a good idea to give each one of your rooms a color. For example, use pink for the bathroom, stick a pink label on your bathroom boxes. You can stick a pink label on the bathroom door in your new home so the movers can place the boxes in the bathroom, saving you time and stress in the long run.
Room by room
Save yourself the headache, pack up your home room by room. It’ll be less stressful if you begin packing one room and finish said room rather than packing a little bit of your kitchen, a little bit of your bedroom and a little bit of the living room. Having a whole house filled with half full boxes and half packed rooms is overwhelming. By going into one room, packing it, labeling it, and marking it. You’ll feel a lot more accomplished and organized.
Keep like things together
Packing your desktop, TV’s, DVD players, phones, etc. all come with cords. Put these cords in a plastic sealable bag and tape them to the object they belong to. Nothing is more frustrating than having a box full of cords that are tangled, and not know where they belong.
When you’re taking apart furniture, shelves, or taking art off a wall, put the hardware in plastic bags and tape them to the object as well. It’s much more convenient.
Things to keep with you, not on the truck
Make yourself a little travel bag, pack a couple outfits, toothbrush, make up, towel, etc. Since your packing everything a couple days before the moving truck arrives, it’s best to have some things you can easily grab verses opening a box.
Keep your personal and important documents on hand such as your birth certificate, social security card, and any financial information.
Don’t put your valuable, expensive jewelry on a moving truck. Also don’t put rare book collections, antiques or artwork on a moving truck. Make room to fit all these items in your car and keep with you.

Save money!
If your using a moving company,  you can often get package deals with boxes and bubble wrap. Buy more boxes than you need just in case and return the ones you haven’t used. However, most restaurants and other stores just recycle their boxes; it doesn’t hurt to ask if you can have them. Team Birtola Garmyn High Desert Realty in Bend, Oregon gives you a complimentary truck to use to help move your house to your home when you buy with them.  
                             


 HOMESELLERS:
What is YOUR home worth?
Find out what your home is worth and what sold on your street right now.

HOMEBUYERS:
Find out what sold in the neighborhoods you are interested buying in.

Market snapshot guarantees the most up-to-the-minute neighborhood property information, detailing MLS active, sold inventory, and days on the market counts.


Ruben Garmyn & Jim Birtola
Team Birtola - Garmyn, Oregon's #1 Real Estate Team
Prudential High Desert Realty
Bend, OR 

Office: 541-312-9449
clientservice@prudentialhighdesertrealty.com
http://www.BendOregonRealEstate.com




Thursday, November 15, 2012


Helpful Ways to Sell your Home in Bend, Oregon
If you've ever shopped for real estate in Bend, Oregon chances are you've come across one or two you really wish you hadn't visited. Houses are supposed to have a certain “lived-in” air to them, because houses are meant to be lived in. However it’s important to balance hominess and neutrality. By having candles burning that smell like fresh baked cookies, neutral earth tones and having all housemates dress nice or be absent when buyers come to view your house, the buyer is going to be able to imagine themselves being home easier. The goal is to sell your home, and sell it fast. Having the potential buyer feel at home from the get-go and taking the time to stage your house appropriately by taking the following into consideration, you’re doing something a lot of homeowners neglect to do.

1.       External Aesthetics’
The first thing a buyer sees is the outside of your property and the way it looks and fits in the neighborhood. Doing simple things such as power washing your driveway, giving the house a fresh coat of paint, having a finely manicured lawn with appealing landscaping are just a few simple ways to drastically improve the aesthetics of your property before the buyer looks inside. Replacing your roof, the wobbly stair or adding a patio to your pool are also important extras.

2.       Hire a Techno Savvy Agent
In today’s world, people are used to immediate gratification. The real estate industry has only been improving in accessibility to buyers and sellers. It’s important to find a listing agent who uses social media to get buyers looking at your property from multiple networks. From Facebook, blogs, numerous selling sites, to YouTube, these medias help buyers to be able to quickly contact your agent. Luckily for everyone in Bend, Oregon, Team Birtola Garmyn High Desert Realty’s agents are fully connected to all social media networks to help sell your home fast!

3.       De-Clutter!
Whether a buyer is looking online or coming directly to your property they want to be able to picture themselves making your property their home. Removing clutter such as knick knacks, family photos, other personal or hobby related items and even some furniture helps to make rooms look bigger. De-cluttering is a great way to make your space more desirable. Don’t fill your space with gender related things, either. Light to medium colors such as beige and earth tones are the simplest way to pull buyers attention from any personal aspects of your home. When decorated with neutral colors, it’s easier for potential buyers to imagine their things in the space.  In real estate, appearing more desirable is a sure fire way to have your property get sold. Having a buyer identify with the home is one of the major hurdles in home-selling.

4.       Appear Move-in Ready
Not only are aesthetics important when you’re trying to sell your property by being clutter free, clean, and open, having the space be move-in ready is another important factor you want to take into consideration.  Making sure the roof isn’t leaky; all the appliances are in working order, as well and electrical and plumbing fixtures being up to code. Having the house ready to live in gives potential buyers the impression they will be able to move right in and not have to spend time or money fixing it up. Putting extra effort in re-caulking, plastering, window cleaning, adding indoor plants and edging your walkways will pay off in the end.

5.       The Price is Right
It’s not important to be the lowest price on the block, however keep in mind you want to be in line with comparable homes in your neighborhood. Your agent can provide you with the rates of homes surrounding you. By having real estate professionals, friends and neighbors weigh in what a reasonable price is you can put yourself in the buyers’ shoes and make a fair price for your property.


HOMESELLERS:
What is YOUR home worth?
Find out what your home is worth and what sold on your street right now.

HOMEBUYERS:
Find out what sold in the neighborhoods you are interested buying in.

Market snapshot guarantees the most up-to-the-minute neighborhood property information, detailing MLS active, sold inventory, and days on the market counts.


Ruben Garmyn & Jim Birtola
Team Birtola - Garmyn, Oregon's #1 Real Estate Team
Prudential High Desert Realty
Bend, OR 

Office: 541-312-9449
clientservice@prudentialhighdesertrealty.com
http://www.BendOregonRealEstate.com



Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Ski for School $25 lift tickets


       
With the winter season right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about everything Mt. Bachelor has to offer! From guided dog sledding tours, tubing, and of course skiing and snowboarding.  Although the time to buy pre-season passes, it doesn't mean you can’t get day passes for a deal!
Mt. Bachelor Ski for School is offering Eight Days of Fun! Where you can buy day lift passes for only $25 and the proceeds will be donated to the Bend-La Pine school district.
Tickets are purchasable until December 2nd at area retailers. They may be redeemed Monday-Thursday November 26th-29th and December 3rd to the 6th. In Bend and Sunriver: 4 Season’s Recreational Outfitters  Great Outdoors by Altrec.com, La-Z-Boy Furniture Gallery, Mid Oregon Credit Union, Mountain Supply, Pine Mountain Sports, Powder House, REI, side Effect, Skjersaa’s, Village Bar & Grill, and Zydeco. In Redmond: Grocery Outlet, McDonald's  Mid Oregon Credit Union, Jody’s, and Northwest Community Credit Union.
This is a great way to help give to our local school district, enjoy a day at the beautiful Mt. Bachelor, and save some money!





HOMESELLERS:
What is YOUR home worth?
Find out what your home is worth and what sold on your street right now.

HOMEBUYERS:
Find out what sold in the neighborhoods you are interested buying in.

Market snapshot guarantees the most up-to-the-minute neighborhood property information, detailing MLS active, sold inventory, and days on the market counts.


Ruben Garmyn & Jim Birtola

Team Birtola - Garmyn, Oregon's #1 Real Estate Team
Prudential High Desert Realty 
Bend, OR 
Office: 541-312-9449



Monday, November 12, 2012

FHA Foreclosure Recovery


In the past it was standard for people to wait seven years after a foreclosure to buy a home. This is no longer the case. While mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac still require a seven year waiting period the Federal Housing Administration will back a mortgage after three. They require that the buyer has established good credit and the ability to pay their mortgage in this time.
   
The Federal Housing Administration insures home loans so that banks have the ability to be more flexible. It allows them the ability to provide loans with lower down payments and a wider variety of income requirements. In 1934 the FHA was created in an attempt to revive the housing market.

For those who can qualify an FHA loan is a good option. While the FHA does not does not provide data on the number of loans which involve people who are buying following a foreclosure or short sale some statistics can be derived from other lenders. Wells Fargo is the country’s largest FHA loan originator and servicer. According to their spokesman they have provided more than $73 billion in FHA-backed loans during the first six months of the year. This is in stark comparison to the $47 billion that was provided in the entire twelve month period of 2011.

While some may complain that an FHA loan takes more work and time it may be the answer for those who would otherwise have to wait seven years to reenter homeownership.

HOMESELLERS:
What is YOUR home worth?
Find out what your home is worth and what sold on your street right now.

HOMEBUYERS:
Find out what sold in the neighborhoods you are interested buying in.

Market snapshot guarantees the most up-to-the-minute neighborhood property information, detailing MLS active, sold inventory, and days on the market counts.


Ruben Garmyn & Jim Birtola
Team Birtola - Garmyn, Oregon's #1 Real Estate Team
Prudential High Desert Realty
Bend, OR 

Office: 541-312-9449
clientservice@prudentialhighdesertrealty.com
http://www.BendOregonRealEstate.com

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Central Oregon Happenings this Weekend!

Looking for something to do this weekend? We’ve got it covered!

 If you’re in Bend:
Head on down to the Tower Theater Saturday evening for Sled film 12. Polaris Industries joins forces with sledspace.com, 509 Films, Schooled Films, Slednecks and hundreds of other partners, vendors and volunteers to bring you this evening of snowmobile fueled action. Plus there is over $10,000 in prizes being given away. Buy your tickets now before they sell out!
When: November 10
Where: Tower Theater
Time: 6 pm
Cost: $6    Buy Tickets Now

If you’re in Redmond:
Be sure to check out the Monster Truck Nationals! 50,000 Pounds of Monster Truck Thunder, Pit Party, Metal Mulisha FMX, Monster Truck Ride Truck & Tough Truck Challenge!
When: November 9th and 10th
Where: Hooker Creek Event Center, Deschutes County Expo
Time: Gates open at 5:30… Pit party until 6:45… Show starts at 7:30…Cost: $12 in advance (Participating Erickson's Thriftway , Big R, Ticketmaster) or $15 @ the gate

It’s the second Saturday Art Walk in The Village at Sunriver. Make a visit to the Artists's Gallery Sunriver (bldg #19) where you can visit with local artists and have a beverage. Tour The Village and get your punch card filled so that at the end you can enter the prize drawing!
When: November 10th
Where: The Village at Sunriver
Time: 4 – 7 pm

In Sisters:
Aspen Lakes would like to honor those who have served our country with free golf. Veterans can golf for free when they bring in 3 canned food items!  
When: November 10th - 12th
Where: Aspen Lakes
Call 541-549-4653 or book your tee time on line

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Central Oregon Residential Market Numbers Continue to Rise


According to MLS the Central Oregon residential housing market is up compared to 2011. In September of 2012 there were 431 residential properties sold, an 8% increase from September 2011. Likewise, October of 2012 saw an increase in sold residential properties. There were 455 residential properties sold, up 12% from October of 2011.
                                                                                    
The number of sold properties is not the only things increasing. The average selling price of a home in September 2012 was $242,913 – up 19% from September of 2011. October’s average residential home selling price was $238,001 – up 9% from the previous year. In Bend, along with the rest of Central Oregon, the numbers continue to indicate that the market is on its way back up.



HOMESELLERS:
What is YOUR home worth?
Find out what your home is worth and what sold on your street right now.

HOMEBUYERS:
Find out what sold in the neighborhoods you are interested buying in.

Market snapshot guarantees the most up-to-the-minute neighborhood property information, detailing MLS active, sold inventory, and days on the market counts.


Ruben Garmyn & Jim Birtola
Team Birtola - Garmyn, Oregon's #1 Real Estate Team
Prudential High Desert Realty
Bend, OR 

Office: 541-312-9449
clientservice@prudentialhighdesertrealty.com
http://www.BendOregonRealEstate.com


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Have Home Prices Hit Bottom?


For the past three years spring and summer have seen an increase in home prices along with an increase in the number of people buying homes. In the fall those increases have disappeared, even dropping below the starting point. This year, however, looks as though that may not be the case.


In July home prices were up 3.8% compared with one year ago, the largest increase from one year to the next in the past six. According to CoreLogic, the lowest level of the housing decline was during February, since which time the prices have risen 9.6%. These factors add to the evidence that home prices may have hit bottom.
While it is likely that home prices and the number of people buying houses will decrease in the fall it is unlikely that they will decrease by 9.6%. This kind of decrease has not been seen since March of 2009, during the economic recession.
This is the encouraging news. The discouraging information is that both the economy and the employment wages are not increasing fast enough to maintain this pace. According to Nick Timiraos at the Wall Street Times, investors likely realized it was an opportune time to buy and started buying up homes. He predicts that in the coming year prices are likely to continue to rise, although not at the rapid pace they have been, and will likely drop some due to seasonal factors in the coming months. 



HOMESELLERS:
What is YOUR home worth?
Find out what your home is worth and what sold on your street right now.

HOMEBUYERS:
Find out what sold in the neighborhoods you are interested buying in.

Market snapshot guarantees the most up-to-the-minute neighborhood property information, detailing MLS active, sold inventory, and days on the market counts.


Ruben Garmyn & Jim Birtola
Team Birtola - Garmyn, Oregon's #1 Real Estate Team
Prudential High Desert Realty
Bend, OR 

Office: 541-312-9449
clientservice@prudentialhighdesertrealty.com
http://www.BendOregonRealEstate.com







Monday, November 5, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Bend Oregon Halloween Happenings!

Whether you're looking for something to do with your pet, your child, or your friends there's bound to be an event for you!


 Dress up your pet and head on down to the costume contest at the Humane Society of Central Oregon! There will be Refreshments and Treats for humans and pets! 
When: Wed. October 31st
Time: 10 am – 5:30 pm
Where: HSCO Shelter on 27th St. in Bend
http://www.hsco.org/howloween-2012



Bring your little ones in costume to the Old Mill District for crafts and treat-or-treating in each of the Old Mill District stores and restaurants
When: Wednesday, October 31
Time:  4-7pm.
Where: In the Old Mill between the Gap and Anthony's
Activities include:
Art Station Creative Crafts a program of Arts Central
Stiltwalkers & Circus Performers by Spinsterz
FLASH Photo Booth Oregon
Rippin Reptile 4-H Club & Central Oregon Herpetology at Orvis
Wagon Rides by Wagon's Ho




For adults Seven is having a Halloween/4th Anniversary Party
When: Wednesday, October 31
Time: 9pm
Where: Seven Nightclub @ 1033 NW Bond St. in Bend
Description: with DJ Metal, UltraDJGirl and DJ ATL; costumes and prize