VIDEO | Love where you live, work and play – Bend, Oregon

Live, work, and play in Bend, Oregon

After spending more time at home over the 18+ months or so, more and more people are not only thinking about where they live but also how they live.

Home to world-class outdoor recreation, award-winning craft breweries, diverse landscapes, and each Central Oregon community offering its own unique flavor of charm and appeal, no matter where you live in the area you’re minutes away from the trails, slopes, lakes, and golf courses making the region’s desirability and lifestyle as a whole an attractive place to live. The current fast-paced real estate market attests to the desirability of Central Oregon as property sales continue to climb, as do median home prices, with the tradeoffs of housing affordability not seeming to decrease the popularity of ‘living where you vacation’.


Working from home isn’t a passing fad

Before the pandemic, only 21% of individuals worked from home. However, if you’ve recently discovered remote work is your new normal, you’re not alone. A survey of hiring managers conducted by Statista and Upwork projects 37.5% of U.S. workers will work remotely in some capacity over the next 5 years.

Continue reading: Remote Work Has Changed Our Home Needs


Bend, Oregon placed No. 1 on the small-cities list, with remote listings attracting 41.8% of its residents’ applications for jobs featured on LinkedIn

Even before the pandemic, Census Bureau data highlighted Bend as having an unusually high percentage of people working from home. The region’s geography is rugged and pristine enough to attract outdoors enthusiasts, while its position between San Francisco and Seattle makes it a favored home for tech-sector specialists who can still check in periodically with their corporate employers in the big cities.

Continue reading: Bend, Oregon: America’s Number One New Remote Work Haven


We know local because we are local

We’ve been a part of the local business community for over a decade, and we’re proud to be a family-owned and operated company.

Fred Real Estate Group is Central Oregon’s number one independent brokerage with over 140 real estate experts and one firm belief: Every client we work with deserves an amazing real estate experience. We’ve been connecting home buyers and sellers since 2008 with a fresh approach, local expertise, and brilliant results and we’d love to work with you.


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About Keeley Mannila

As the co-founder and owner of Fred Real Estate Group, Keeley is the driving force behind company culture, branding, and creative marketing strategy.