Finally, things have opened up again in Oregon and it has been a while since we’ve been able to go out and ENJOY all the summer events that the Bend area has to offer! Having fun year-round is one of the reasons we love living here right? So, whether you’re new to Bend or you’re just having “COVID amnesia,” we have got that Summer-Fun List here for you!
What are some of your favorite things to do in Bend in the Summer months? Please email or call me and let me know! I’m always curious about everyone’s favorite things to do in beautiful Bend.
Larkspur Community Center – This is run by Bend Parks and Rec and is BRAND NEW! Everything is indoors and they have a pool, lazy river, a fitness center and classes, workshops, and swim lessons.
For the kiddos with extra summertime energy, a trampoline park is a great way to have fun and get some exercise. For the younger kids, Mountain Air is small and is easy for parents to see and for the bigger kids, Trampoline Zone is the way to go having lots of extra activities… including indoor pickle-ball courts upstairs for the whole family!
SunMountain Fun Center is open and better than ever! There’s bowling, bumper cars, laser tag, a virtual reality game, billiards, an arcade, and a cafe!
Looking for some events to go to with family or friends? Try these out!
The 2nd Quarter Market Update has arrived and some of the stats may surprise you. The good news is it is still a good time to invest in real estate in Bend, OR.
“Buyers, don’t give up on your search! Inventory in Bend is now at about a one-month supply, still very low but allowing some diligent buyers to secure a home.” -CB Bain in Bend Principal Managing Broker
For the full market report click here. Contact our team to discuss any of your real estate questions by calling, 541-946-3371, or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please enjoy the following blog in honor of Earth Day written by Ani Kasch, of the Environmental Center who is a friend of Patty’s.
5 Quick Tips To Reduce Waste:
How To Reduce Waste During ConstructionThe EPA estimates that 548 million tons of construction and demolition (C/D) debris (concrete, asphalt, steel, wood products, drywall, brick and clay tile, etc) was generated in the U.S. in 2015 alone — more than twice the amount of generated municipal solid waste. The reduction, reuse, and recycling of C/D can be accomplished through deconstruction and reclamation. Keeping the materials in the loop is an important part of reducing waste in Deschutes County.
Did you know: 25% or more of Deschutes County’s Knott Landfill consists of construction and demolition waste? This seems daunting, but there are simple ways to reduce this number. Are you thinking about a remodeling or construction project? Here are some ways to rethink construction waste:
1. Are you remodeling? Take the time to deconstruct:Getting rid of old kitchen cabinets? Call the ReStore’s reclamation services. They will remove the old ones out for you and then take the ReStore where someone else can buy them. Keep it in the loop! If you’re getting rid of appliances that still work, try to sell them or donate them.Gently remove old wood and trim rather than using the sledgehammer. Satisfaction will come from passing materials on and you can go hit the punching bag at the gym to get your energy out!
2. Set up a recycling station at the construction site:Get a good idea of what you will need: what materials on site will be good for donation? What different recycling streams can you contribute to? Outline a recycling area on the construction site. Obtain containers for each donatable and recyclable. Make sure you have clear signs for each area! Educate everyone on site so folks know what goes where.
3. When designing your new look, take the following into consideration: Use non-toxic options like natural flooring and low or no VOC paints.Can you find the building material you need at your local ReStore? Choose classic designs and finishes that work well over time rather than the trendy new look.
4. Time to paint!? Try a sample before you commit. Buy only what you need! Try a paint calculator. Only need a little paint? Can you find a good color at the ReStore? Don’t toss old paint! Recycle it: donate usable paint, all else take it to Knott Landfill for proper disposal.
5. Get inspired by other people’s reuse ideas: Broken pieces of concrete can create a unique and interesting walkway
ADU porch showcases reclaimed cedar fence made into house siding Refreshed old tile with new paint and a stencil.
Tickets are just $5, and each year, one lucky winner takes home 100 bottles of exceptional wine! All bottles are bought & donated by members of the Greater Bend Rotary Club. There will also be another 6 to 8 cases of wine for some great 2nd prizes. All proceeds go to fund the projects and charities of our local Rotary club.