A-Park-A-Week: McKay Park

A-Park-A-Week:  McKay Park

One of the first things that comes to mind when I think of Bend is outdoor recreation.  We live in one of the best places in the northwest for an unreal amount of outdoor activities.  When it comes to urban recreation spots, Bend does not disappoint!  We have a plethora (yep fancy words today!) of parks here, from the popular river access areas to the quiet “tucked away” neighborhood park, we’ve seriously got it all. In our...

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Local Charities – Andrea’s Top 3

Local Charities – Andrea’s Top 3

BRIGHTSIDE ANIMAL CENTER   About: BrightSide is a high-save shelter focused on sheltering and rehabilitating animals, and equipping them for success in their next home. We believe that every animal who enters through our back receiving door deserves the chance to leave through our front door with a secure future.   Andrea’s thoughts: We adopted our sweet Lila from the shelter. Animals are carefully cared for while waiting for...

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Buying Vs. Renting?

Buying Vs. Renting?

I used to be able to answer that question rather quickly of Central Oregon homes.  Renting to me was always the “cheaper” option in regards to housing.  But, with the recent growth in Bend coupled with a high demand for rentals, the cost of renting has increased significantly.  Even if that wasn’t enough to deter you, try finding a rental in the first place.  The most recent data released about Bend showed that there are less...

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