An Insider's Guide to the Parade of Homes

Camas, WA – Recently I had the pleasure of attending the NW Parade of Homes, an exciting showcase featuring seven of the area’s luxury builders with ten dream homes over $1M. The Parade of Homes is in its 41st year, and this year the Parklands at Camas Meadows was the featured development (get all the details here).
It was my first opportunity to attend a Parade of Homes, and I was excited about the prospect of touring custom built homes in the Camas area. I knew the homes would be unique, the attention to detail unparalleled, and the inspiration unlimited. One of my favorite parts of attending the Parade is collecting ideas that I can implement in my own home.
NW Parade of Homes sponsored by Cascade Sotheby's

Who Should Attend a Parade of Homes?

Anyone interested in amazing real estate! The Parade offers an opportunity to check out the latest home décor trends, as each home is fully furnished and meticulously landscaped. My interest tends toward modern design, though I can appreciate a variety of styles – and that’s what the NW Parade of Homes had to offer. The architecture and design ranged from traditional to farmhouse to modern to glam. There’s truly something for everyone.
In addition to design, a Parade of Homes is an opportunity to scope out either 1) a particular neighborhood or 2) a particular builder. The Parade is a perfect way for prospective homebuyers to compare locations, features, and builders. You’ll also meet brokers that can assist if you are interested in beginning a home search, or listing your own home.

Top Parade Tips

If you’re about to attend your first Parade of Homes, I’ve got some advice for you. Here are my top five tips to ensure you get the most out of the event and, most importantly, have a fabulous time.
1. Wear comfortable shoes that come on and off easily. I made the mistake of coming directly from work and wearing high heels. There are golf carts available to transport guests from the parking lot to the homes, but then you are on your own in terms of walking from house to house.
When you get to each home, you’ll typically be required to wear shoe covers before entering. You may even be asked to remove your shoes entirely if the owner requests it. You’ll make your life much easier if you wear shoes that slip on and off.
2. Make sure your phone is charged for pictures. You’re going to want to take a lot of pictures – trust me! There are way too many beautiful details to go without a camera. Charge your phone or digital camera before you go so that you are ready to roll.
Tip: several of the builders have social media contests with prizes available for posting images with certain hashtags. Pay close attention at each home so you can enter!
3. Ask questions. Representatives from the builders and real estate agents are typically available to answer questions – so ask them! Sometimes the home owner is even on hand, which gives you the perfect opportunity to get insider information on the neighborhood if you are in the market to purchase. Be sure to check out the listing materials available, usually found on the kitchen counter or entryway of the home.
4. Visit the sponsors. Look for the sponsorship area at the Parade of Homes and go visit their booths. At the NW Parade, all the booths were in the center near a wine and food area. It’s a nice place to take a break between visiting homes, and you can collect information from/chat with each sponsor. I don’t know about you, but I enjoy supporting local businesses that are actively supporting community events.
5. Be courteous. Some of the Parade homes might be available for purchase, but others have residents who have graciously opened up their homes to the general public. Treat their home as you would your own home – don’t bring in any food or drink, and look but don’t touch.
Overall, the Parade of Homes was a fantastic experience and a unique opportunity to see inside some of Southwest Washington’s most beautiful properties in an exclusive neighborhood. I’ll definitely be heading back next year.
About the Author: Amy Anderson is a Digital Marketing Specialist at Cascade Sotheby’s, representing the Portland Metro Area.
Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty is honored to be the featured brokerage for the 2018 NW Parade of Homes. If you’re interested in lots available in the Parklands at Camas Meadows, click here.


An Insider’s Guide to the Parade of Homes

Camas, WA – Recently I had the pleasure of attending the NW Parade of Homes, an exciting showcase featuring seven of the area’s luxury builders with ten dream homes over $1M. The Parade of Homes is in its 41st year, and this year the Parklands at Camas Meadows was the featured development (get all the details here).
It was my first opportunity to attend a Parade of Homes, and I was excited about the prospect of touring custom built homes in the Camas area. I knew the homes would be unique, the attention to detail unparalleled, and the inspiration unlimited. One of my favorite parts of attending the Parade is collecting ideas that I can implement in my own home.
NW Parade of Homes sponsored by Cascade Sotheby's

Who Should Attend a Parade of Homes?

Anyone interested in amazing real estate! The Parade offers an opportunity to check out the latest home décor trends, as each home is fully furnished and meticulously landscaped. My interest tends toward modern design, though I can appreciate a variety of styles – and that’s what the NW Parade of Homes had to offer. The architecture and design ranged from traditional to farmhouse to modern to glam. There’s truly something for everyone.
In addition to design, a Parade of Homes is an opportunity to scope out either 1) a particular neighborhood or 2) a particular builder. The Parade is a perfect way for prospective homebuyers to compare locations, features, and builders. You’ll also meet brokers that can assist if you are interested in beginning a home search, or listing your own home.

Top Parade Tips

If you’re about to attend your first Parade of Homes, I’ve got some advice for you. Here are my top five tips to ensure you get the most out of the event and, most importantly, have a fabulous time.
1. Wear comfortable shoes that come on and off easily. I made the mistake of coming directly from work and wearing high heels. There are golf carts available to transport guests from the parking lot to the homes, but then you are on your own in terms of walking from house to house.
When you get to each home, you’ll typically be required to wear shoe covers before entering. You may even be asked to remove your shoes entirely if the owner requests it. You’ll make your life much easier if you wear shoes that slip on and off.
2. Make sure your phone is charged for pictures. You’re going to want to take a lot of pictures – trust me! There are way too many beautiful details to go without a camera. Charge your phone or digital camera before you go so that you are ready to roll.
Tip: several of the builders have social media contests with prizes available for posting images with certain hashtags. Pay close attention at each home so you can enter!
3. Ask questions. Representatives from the builders and real estate agents are typically available to answer questions – so ask them! Sometimes the home owner is even on hand, which gives you the perfect opportunity to get insider information on the neighborhood if you are in the market to purchase. Be sure to check out the listing materials available, usually found on the kitchen counter or entryway of the home.
4. Visit the sponsors. Look for the sponsorship area at the Parade of Homes and go visit their booths. At the NW Parade, all the booths were in the center near a wine and food area. It’s a nice place to take a break between visiting homes, and you can collect information from/chat with each sponsor. I don’t know about you, but I enjoy supporting local businesses that are actively supporting community events.
5. Be courteous. Some of the Parade homes might be available for purchase, but others have residents who have graciously opened up their homes to the general public. Treat their home as you would your own home – don’t bring in any food or drink, and look but don’t touch.
Overall, the Parade of Homes was a fantastic experience and a unique opportunity to see inside some of Southwest Washington’s most beautiful properties in an exclusive neighborhood. I’ll definitely be heading back next year.
About the Author: Amy Anderson is a Digital Marketing Specialist at Cascade Sotheby’s, representing the Portland Metro Area.
Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty is honored to be the featured brokerage for the 2018 NW Parade of Homes. If you’re interested in lots available in the Parklands at Camas Meadows, click here.


Tour the Best of Tumalo Luxury Homes

TUMALO, OR – Tumalo, it’s quite a special place where you’ll find tranquility, diverse landscapes, postcard worthy views and abundant wildlife. In addition, this high desert oasis hovers on the outskirts of Bend, a short drive from downtown, and some of the finest homes in the area. One can see why this area has become such a sought-after place to live.
Historically, Tumalo has been known primarily as a farming community. In the early 1900’s, the area held potential to become a larger urban center, until the railroads passed it by in 1911. From there, Bend went on to become Central Oregon’s most populated city, and Tumalo continued to host farms, ranches and family residences.
Tumalo Acreage Views - Open House Tour - 20180922
Today, Tumalo and Central Oregon remain a popular destination for vacation properties and relocation potential. With an average of 300 days of sunshine per year, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy their outdoor lifestyles year-round. From the majestic Cascade Mountains, with their alpine forest and crystal lakes, to the spectacular Deschutes River and vast high desert open lands, residents and visitors can enjoy skiing, fishing, horseback riding, golfing, rock climbing, river rafting and more right outside their doorstep. Add to that world-class restaurants and cultural activities, plus a thriving business community, and one can see why so many national publications and organizations have anointed the region as one of the top places to live year after year.
Tumalo Tour Map
On Saturday, September 22, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty will play host to the Luxury Homes Tour of Tumalo, hoping to gain exposure for our clients and allow the public a glimpse into these special acreage properties. This special event will begin at 11am, with the open house tour concluding approximately 4pm. Tour organizer Korren Bower, a Broker with Cascade Sotheby’s has included a special wrinkle into Saturday’s outing. Upon visiting the first home on the tour map, all guests will receive a “passport”, on which they will receive a validation stamp. When all homes on the passport are stamped, the guest will then be eligible to be entered into a drawing to win a tablet. Partnering with Cascade Sotheby’s for the tour will be Academy Mortgage.
Homes located on the tour include:
1. 63820 East Quail Haven Dr, Bend (MLS #201709917) – 4 BD | 4 BA | 5,798 SF | $1,795,000
63820-E-Quail-Haven-Dr
Top of the line finishes, 10 peak mountain views, gourmet kitchen with 270 degree views, built- in surround sound indoor/outdoor, peace, privacy and tranquility.
Natalie Vandenborn & Laura Blossey | Brokers
949.887.4377 | laura.blossey@sothebysrealty.com
2. CANCELED
64420 Old Bend Redmond Hwy, Bend (MLS #201802147) – 5 BD | 4 BA | 6,345 SF | $1,895,000
Huge Cascade Mountain views, 13+ acres, soaring ceilings and arched windows, grand staircase and hand painted murals, floor to ceiling, mossy rock fireplace.
Nancy Melrose | Principal Broker
541.419.9293 | nancy.melrose@sothebysrealty.com
3. 20660 Sunbeam Ln, Bend (MLS #201800071) – 5 BD | 5 BA | 5,236 SF | $1,495,000
20660-Sunbeam-Ln
9+ ac w/underground, automated irrigation, water features, walking trails & fenced pastures, efficient & fully equipped gourmet kitchen, impressive vista views & old growth Junipers, two master suites/dual living areas.
Darrin Kelleher | Principal Broker, 541.728.0029 | darrin.kelleher@cascadesir.com
Shelly Swanson | Broker, 541.408.0086 | shelly.swanson@cascadesir.com
4. 20152 Tumalo Rd, Bend (MLS #201806308) – 4 BD | 2.5 BA | 2,965 SF | $799,999
20152-Tumalo-Rd
“Best Interior Design” 20033 Tour of Homes, views of Cascade Mountains & Deschutes River, great room with 19 ft. vaulted, beam ceiling, kitchen w/knotty alder cabinets, tile counters, RV parking.
The Julie Moe & Jared Chase Group | Brokers
541.312.4042 | julie.moe@cascadesir.com
5. 65420 Swalley Rd, Bend (MLS #201804537) – 4 BD | 3 BA | 2,523 SF | $899,90065420-Swalley-Rd
5 acres of land with 4 acres of irrigation, lovingly well-kept home, shops and garages, 2 master suites, one upstairs/one downstairs, 40’x48’ shop with additional 26’x36 shop/barn, fenced & cross-fenced with 3-car garage.
Nicolette Rice | Broker
541.241.0432 | nicolette.rice@cascadesir.com
6. 19980 J W Brown Rd, Bend (MLS #201804136) – 5 BD | 4.5 BA | 5,328 SF | $1,895,000
19980-J-W-Brown-Rd
18.75 acres, surrounded by horse and hay pastures, Cascade Mountain views, guest studio over garage, 4-car garage, barn and storage shed.
Sandy & John Kohlmoos | Brokers
541.408.4309 | sandy.kohlmoos@sothebysrealty.com
7. 19088 Dusty Loop, Bend (MLS #201804828) – 3 BD | 2.5 BA | 2,487 SF | $1,695,000
19088-Dusty-Loop
Designed by PIQUE Collaborative, featured on HGTV Extreme Homes, vast views from 3 separate decks, 9+ acres, 11 ft. Fleetwood sliding glass doors
Geoff Groener | Broker
541.639.5551 | geoff.groener@cascadesir.com
8. 18290 Plainview Rd, Bend (MLS #201806379 – 4 BD | 3.5 BA | 3,810 SF | $1,995,000
18290-Plainview-Rd
24 acres, 2-Story Northwest-style contemporary, gated entry, off Fryrear Rd., 2 masters with walk-in closet, deck/patio with outdoor Fireplace and hot tub.
Phil Arends | Principal Broker
541.420.9997 | phil.arends@cascadesir.com
9. 67134 Gist Rd, Bend (MLS #201801899) – 3 BD | 2.5 BA | 2,690 SF | $925,000
67134-Gist-Rd
29+ acres, hosted by Tim Collette, 48’x60′ shop w/RV parking & guest quarters, 2nd detached garage/shop, swimming pool and hot tub.
Ken Renner | Principal Broker
541.280.5352 | ken.renner@cascadesir.com
10. CANCELED – NOW PENDING
17955 Plainview Rd, Bend (MLS #201805978) – 4 BD | 3.5 BA | 4,339 SF | $999,999
High quality engineering and design, 23+ acres, captivating views from all rooms, shop with car lift, 12′ roll up door & living, updated interior paint and appliances.
Joanne McKee & Korren Bower | Brokers
541.480.5159 | joanne.mckee@cascadesir.com
11. CANCELED – NOW PENDING
18281 Couch Market Rd, Bend (MLS #201803899) – 3 BD | 2.5 BA | 2,316 SF | $1,100,000
19.94 acres with 2 acres of irrigation, Cascade Mountain views, canal, ponds and greenery, surrounded by wildlife wetlands, peace and privacy in Pueblo-style home.
Sheila Balyeat | Broker
541.280.5964 | sheila.balyeat@sothebysrealty.com
12. 64601 Horseman Ln, Bend (MLS #201806286) – 3 BD | 2 BA | 1,986 SF | $849,900
64601-Horseman-Ln
9+ acres, 3 acres of irrigation, single level with Cascade Mountain views, landscaping, shade trees, pond, and canal, barn/shop with bathroom, 36′ metal RV storage
Carol Osgood & Korren Bower | Brokers
541.504.3839| carol.osgood@cascadesir.com
13. 19129 Pinehurst Rd, Bend (MLS #201805564) – 2 BD | 2 BA | 2,160 SF | $1,199,000
19129-Pinehurst-Rd
Single-level with Cascade Mountain views, Northwest-style beams, 39.54 acres, 16.3 acres TID irrigation, beautiful barn with tack, 3 stalls, & more, open gourmet kitchen and dining.
Carol Osgood & Korren Bower | Brokers
541.504.3839 | korren.bower@cascadesir.com


The Oregon Coast Market is Gaining Momentum

OREGON COAST, OR – Although its neighbors to the south routinely leave house hunters ‘California Dreamin’, and coastline price points along the great Pacific Northwest typically eclipse Space Needle stratosphere, nest seekers and brokers alike, who previously disparaged the areas trailing the Oregon Coast Highway, have begun to show the magnificent region, albeit long overdue, market-wide recognition. The shores of the Oregon coast are as diverse as any, bounded to the east by the Oregon Coast Range, and stretching approximately 362 miles from the Columbia River in the north, to the California state border in the south.
Haystack Rock
As varied as its geography and its inhabitants, the architectural styles, sizes and value of the homes that populate the coast, range from quaint beach cottages, the recipients of years of wind and sea spray, to multi-million-dollar, cliff-dwelling marvels, straight off the cover of Dwell magazine. Whether you prefer the rugged tranquility of sand dunes and the sounds of surf crashing against spectacular rock formations, lively seaside communities with seemingly miles of boardwalk or majestic views of historic lighthouses, the distinct characteristics of each region are gaining in appeal, especially from international buyers.
Haystack Window
Once a deterrent to those interested in investment properties along the Oregon coast, recent market price points are providing an offset to the sometimes unpredictable, and often inclement weather patterns experienced there. Oregon has experienced an infiltration of out-of-state residents on the lookout for beachfront bargains that are, by far, less expensive than what’s available to them in their native states. While some buyers hail from as far away as Texas and Arizona, California and Washington residents make up the bulk of new clients, says Sally Conrad, a broker with Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty, “They come here and see the difference in price and what they get for their money and they buy,” 1 she says.
Haystack Grass
In Cannon Beach, a waterfront community on the northern Oregon coast known for its long, sandy shore, Cascade Sotheby’s recently sold a two-bedroom home for $483,000, just 2 blocks from the ocean. Conrad says the equivalent home in a smart Californian town that close to the ocean would cost double that amount. In the northern, central and southern markets, each with its own distinct buyer demographic, are all experiencing an influx of wealthy out-of-state buyers, helping to accelerate sales and increase prices, agents say.
Cliff House
Year-over-year price increases ranging from 7%-12% have been typical. Last year, Oregon’s oceanfront housing market saw a 9.5% increase in the number of homes sold compared to 2016, according to data collected by the state’s Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS). The average price of a home grew 7.8%, while the average number of days on the market for a home shrank 8.7%. An example of the value that buyers will experience in Oregon, as opposed to others Pacific states is well-illustrated by the listing of an oceanfront home in Gearhart, for sale through Cascade Sotheby’s for $2.29M. The house, on 1.6 acres, measures 2,280 sq. ft., with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. In Cannon Beach, the same agent has another listing, a five-bedroom house on the beach for only $1.99M. 2
Haystack View
Interest among Asian buyers has intensified to the point in which Cascade Sotheby’s has established its own in-house Asia Market Division. Based out of their Lake Oswego location, and who will play a vital role in the development of the Division, Principal Broker Michael Zhang, is highly experienced in international transactions, specializing in the representation of Far East buyers. Zhang states, “Not only do Asian buyers view properties in the Pacific Northwest, primarily the Oregon Coast, as a relocation interest, but also as an extremely viable investment opportunity, considering the alternative price points of Washington and Northern California.”
Rock House
References:

  1. Troy McMullen, The Financial Times, July 2014, pg3.
  2. Troy McMullen, The Financial Times, July 2014, pg3.

Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty Signs Top Luxury Broker Matthew Tercek

LAKE OSWEGO, OR – Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty continues to grow its presence in the high-end luxury home market with new premier brokers signing on under the internationally-renowned Sotheby’s brand. Already in 2018, the brokerage has welcomed 47 new agents in Oregon representing $401.4 million in closed revenue.
Now, Cascade Sotheby’s welcomes one of Portland metro’s premier luxury and new construction real estate experts and top producers, Matthew Tercek. Tercek, who leaves another prestigious luxury real estate company in Lake Oswego to join the Cascade Sotheby’s team, produced more than $30 million in closed sales in the last 12 months and brings many of his illustrious listings with him. Click on the photos below to view more information.

“I made the move to Cascade Sotheby’s to better serve my clients—the internationally-recognized Sotheby’s brand has the established presence and prestige in markets that are now looking to relocate in the Pacific Northwest,” says Tercek, who sees a significant influx of prospective buyers from the Bay Area, Seattle and Asia looking in Oregon and recognizes the power of the network. “The implementation of digital services has always been an important aspect of my business. Being able to leverage the innovative marketing tools, technology and team that Cascade Sotheby’s offers brokers will result in a better client experience from start to finish.”

According to a recent report by the real estate professional’s resource Keeping Current Matters, a trend that has been emerging for some time now is the contrast between inventory and demand in the premium and luxury home market versus the starter and trade-up home market, and what that in turn is doing to prices: inventory continues to rise in the luxury home market which is causing prices to cool.

One of Cascade Sotheby’s principal managing brokers in the Lake Oswego office Michael Babbitt points out that as the premium and luxury home market is turning into more of a buyers’ market, there is all the more reason sellers need brokers expert in selling higher end homes. In fact, of special note, the average price point for Cascade Sotheby’s agents is 33% higher than other agents in the Portland and SW Washington market.

“Cascade Sotheby’s is honored to sign such premier agents like Mathew—he’s a proven expert in the luxury home and new construction categories and we welcome him to the team,” said Deb Tebbs, CEO and franchise owner, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty. “Signing so many new brokers already this year is an incredible testament to the reputation of our team, the power of the Sotheby’s brand, a world class network, and global reach to larger markets.”
Kitchen Island
Cascade Sotheby’s, which has expanded throughout the Oregon and SW Washington real estate market, reported $1.3 billion in total transaction volume in 2017, representing $32 million in company revenue and a 325% increase in sales growth in the last two years. With 300+ brokers and 10 strategic office locations in Oregon and SW Washington, Cascade Sotheby’s is rated in the top 25 among Sotheby’s affiliates.
“Our brokers offer a white glove experience to all clients regardless of the price of their home and anticipate the clients’ needs to deliver some of the best service in the market—that’s the hallmark of our success,” says Tebbs.


Ryan McGlone Cycles Give-Back Through Community Efforts

BEND, OR – For cycling enthusiasts, early September signals the official kickoff to Cyclocross in Central Oregon. And when it comes to bike racing, the annual MBSEF Thrilla Cyclocross Series is by far the most well attended. For six weeks, 200 plus riders will gather on Thursday evenings at The Bend Athletic Club for some down and dirty competition. This will be the fifth consecutive year that The Athletic Club will be playing host to the races. Presented by Bowen Sports Performance, the series will take place Thursdays, September 6, 13, 20, 17 and October 4.
Cyclocross Racers
Cyclocross is a form of bicycle racing. Races typically take place in the autumn and winter (the international or “World Cup” season is October-February), and consist of many laps of a short (2.5-3.5 km or 1.5-2 mi) course featuring pavement, wooded trails, grass, steep hills and obstacles requiring the rider to quickly dismount, carry the bike while navigating the obstruction and remount. The sport is strongest in the traditional road cycling countries such as Belgium, France and the Netherlands. If you have thought about trying out Cyclocross, but have never done it, the Thrilla is perfect, with Cat 5, the beginner category. OBRA (Oregon Bicycle Racing Association) licenses are required which you can purchase day of at the Thrilla.
Cyclocross Thrilla
The Thrilla Cyclocross series is a benefit for the Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation. The Foundation creates opportunities through competitive snow sports programs to support athletes in achieving their individual athletic, academic and personal goals. Molly Cogswell Kelly, Event Director says, “The Cyclocross is all about having fun, with a certain degree of silliness, and a lot of dirt and mud. We’re super spectator friendly!”
Ryan MCGlone
Ryan McGlone, a broker with Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty has been a longtime supporter and sponsor of the event. Both he and Cogswell Kelly ride for the Boneyard (Brewing) Cycling Team. A team officer, McGlone states, “For several years now, I’ve been a sponsor of this event, because I want to see it continue. I want to support the community I love and focus on giving back.” Boneyard Cycling started in 2010, encouraging cycling and supporting the local community through sponsor promotion and volunteerism. Their purpose is to enjoy riding bikes, support local businesses and create a positive influence in the community. Boneyard Cycling continues to encourage the local cycling community with racing, riding and volunteering. Their flagship events are the Bend Bike Swap and the RHFT (Ride Hard Finish Thirsty) cyclocross race.
Bend Bicycle Film Festival
Another cycling-related charity that McGlone is passionate about, is the Bend Bicycle Film Festival, held September 7, at the Tower Theater, Downtown Bend. This fundraiser benefits the Bend Endurance Academy, and anyone can submit bicycle-related videos to the festival. At the conclusion of the screening, attendees vote for their favorite. Throughout the evening, there are various raffles and giveaways, provided by local sponsors. The Bend Bicycle Film Festival (BBFF) launched in 2009 with two purposes in mind: to showcase local short films featuring the unique cycling culture in Central Oregon and to create a social gathering where all can reunite to get excited about riding bikes.
Bend Bicycle Film Festival Stage
The goals of the Festival are very relatable to the Bend Community, “Our mission is to celebrate artistic expression and stimulate excitement within and around our local cycling community. Cycling, as represented by the films and our festival, represents a diverse array of interests from physical health to environmental stewardship to strengthening community because so many Central Oregon residents ride bikes in their daily lives.” Proceeds from admission and raffle tickets directly support the The Bend Endurance Academy, a local non-profit offering youth, junior and masters development programs for cycling, rock climbing and Nordic skiing. The Academy promotes healthy living through active, outdoor experiences, with an emphasis on teamwork, personal growth and community responsibility.

In-conjunction with the Film Festival, Ryan McGlone’s other passion project, the Bend Bike Swap, takes center stage. According to McGlone, “I am a sponsor and deeply connected to these groups. For the past 4 years I’ve presented checks to the beneficiaries of the Swap during intermission. This year I will be giving away just shy of $9,000 to the non-profit beneficiaries of the Bend Bike Swap. The Swap is an event I started 5 years ago. What is unique about this year’s presentation is that I will be announcing that the event is going to be given to Bend Endurance Academy to run in the future.”
Bend Bicycle Swap
The Bend Bike Swap began as the brainchild of McGlone, who was looking for new ways to give back to the local community. After sharing this idea with other Boneyard Cycling team members, it was clear that Bend was in need of a bike swap. As word spread, local business owner Matt Massingale generously stepped in and offered up Cascade Rack’s retail space as the first venue location. Armed with a shoestring budget and limited planning, the First Annual Bend Bike Swap boasted serious promise. Annual yields in excess of $10,000 annually support local nonprofits that promote various aspects of youth cycling. Driven by his love for the outdoor amenities that make Central Oregon so special, Ryan brings profound local knowledge, seasoned professionalism and an unsurpassed drive for excellence in his craft. Ryan is also a huge advocate for giving back to the local community so that Central Oregon continues to be a special and unique place for everyone.
Boneyard Bicycle Rider
Buy tickets to the Bend Bicycle Film Festival (BBFF) here.


Cascade Sotheby’s to Host Exclusive Preview of ClearPine

SISTERS, OR – With only 5 lots remaining in phase II, the next chapter in the highly acclaimed and sought-after neighborhood of ClearPine is about to unfold. When completed, the development will be home to approximately 100 individual homes, town homes, and small cottages. Phase III of this beautiful residential community in Sisters, Oregon is now available. Price points for these pristine home sites, surrounded by old-growth Ponderosa Pines, are an exceptional value and represent the continued growth of the Sisters region while maintaining a commitment to collective environmental concerns.
ClearPine Phase 3
To commemorate the release of these lots Terry Denoux, P.C. and Sean Barton of Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty are sponsoring a Phase III “Release Party” on Friday, September 7, 1pm-5pm at ClearPine, 305 Heising Dr. Lot # 25 in Sisters. In concert with the Sisters Folk Festival taking place that weekend, there will be a FREE live music event featuring local artists, The Parnells. Refreshments will be served by Laird SuperFood and Three Creeks Brewing Company, delicious food by onsite food truck CurbBQ, and multiple giveaways including a GoPro camera set, sponsored in part by brokers Denoux and Barton of Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty, Prime Lending and the Sisters Chamber of Commerce.
ClearPine Mid Century Modern
The focus of this exclusive “first look” at the next phase of ClearPine development will be the exceptional lot inventory recently made available. Visitors are also encouraged to tour some of the amazing completed homes currently available. Completed homes or those under construction will also provide an illustration of the level of craftsmanship available when partnering with one of ClearPine’s exclusive Select Builders, formed to assure quality construction and long-term value for residents. ClearPine has also collaborated with several top-notch design firms from Central Oregon, available to assist with the design of your new home, or you may choose your own designer or architect. Each has been chosen for their years of experience, and skill level necessary to meet the highest of standards. View available homes.
ClearPine Sunset
Having relocated from the Portland area to escape the rain and cloudy skies so typical of the Portland Metro area, Principal Broker Terry Denoux has been a contributing factor to the phenomenal growth that the Central Oregon area has experienced, having assisted hundreds of families, individuals and investors buy and sell property throughout the region. Denoux says, “To me it’s not just about selling you a home, it’s really about helping you achieve your goals! That is my true passion…helping each and every one of my clients experience financial gain through the acquisition of real estate.” As one of the Central Oregon area’s top 10% in production and sales, Denoux’s primary goal is to guide you through all of the important and often overlooked factors in determining which home will help you to achieve your short-term and long-term goals.
ClearPine Mountain Modern
According to Broker, Sean Barton, “I strive for customer service at its finest – reliable, responsive, and resourceful.” Barton’s experience as an advisor for the Central Oregon Small Business Development Center, where he worked diligently to help grow the local economy, was something he felt compelled to be a part of. Barton says that, “Real estate was a natural progression, and it has proven to be a great step to promote Central Oregon as an exceptional place to live and work.”
ClearPine Prarie


Cascade Sotheby’s Runs for a Cause in Sunriver 5K

SUNRIVER, OR – What began as a preview of the chilly, foggy autumn mornings to come, transformed into a spectacular late summer day. As the calendar turned the page, the first day of September saw a tremendous turn-out for the 8th Annual Sunriver Half Marathon for a Cause. The weekend event, staged over two days on routes around Sunriver Resort, and benefitting St. Charles Cancer Services, with more than 600 runners and walkers taking part in three races. Ten-kilometer and 5K races took place Saturday, and more than 200 entries finished the featured half marathon on Sunday.
Sunriver 5k for a Cause - START
Contributions enable St. Charles Cancer Center to offer patients financial assistance through groceries, gas cards, utility assistance and lodging; social workers who support patients through treatment; and integrative therapies including Reiki, acupuncture and massage therapy. These are just a few of the services developed to help cancer patients as they go through the active treatment of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Be The Hope
Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty assembled a team composed of front office staff and brokers to participate in the event. Leading the charge for CSIR was none other than Founder, Owner and CEO Deb Tebbs. Tebbs added. “Cascade Sotheby’s is refocusing our future sponsorship efforts toward more charitable endeavors and this event is a perfect example of the philanthropic mentality I want ingrained in our company culture.” Completing the roster of volunteers were Jenn Schaake, Christy Evans, Mary Bartholomew, Jodi Kearney, Melanie Winders & daughter Miata, Ronda Kanitz, Annie Yillik, Sherri Jenison, Dave Myslinski and Kris Carpenter.
Cascade Sothebys
Operating from their Bend, Oregon headquarters since 2006, the company’s primary community outreach program, The Spark Project, supports local and regional organizations such as Saving Grace, Heart of Oregon, Bethlehem Inn, the Boys and Girls Club of Bend and the Bend Area Habitat for Humanity. Tebbs states, “Our wonderful clients make this all possible. We’re so thankful for your support, and we hope you share in the satisfaction of helping these organizations bring hope and healing to everyone they serve.”
Cascade Sothebys - Sunriver 5k Team