Coming in at #10...Bend, Oregon

*Quarter 1 2010-Quarter 1 2011

Sources: Fiserv and Moody's Economy.com

Real Estate 2010: Money Magazine:

Latest forecasts & projections for the nation’s largest metro areas

Home price forecast (1 year):* 3.3%

Poised where the Cascades meet the Great Basin desert, Bend is

a sportsman's paradise, drawing tourists from all over the

Northwest. Other economic engines include health care, tech

services and wood products manufacturing. But unemployment

is high, with 14.9% out of work as of December.

During the bubble, Bend was one of the strongest residential

markets in the nation. Prices rose 130% from 2000 to early

2007 before dropping 34% since. A modest gain is projected for

2010, banking on the area's attractions to lure in enough new

buyers, especially retirees, for prices to stabilize.

Real Estate 2010: Money Magazine:

Latest forecasts & projections for the nation’s largest metro areas

Bend City Stats:

Population (2006): 149,140

Median Family Income (2008): $58,200

Home Price Data

Median home price (2009): N/A

Affordability index: N/A

Prices peaked in: 2007 Q1

Total climb during the boom (2000 to peak): 130.4%

Total decline so far (Peak through 2009): -34.0%

One-year change (Q4 2008 to Q4 2009): -17.9%

Forecast

Additional price change to bottom: -1.4%

When they’ll hit bottom: 2010:Q2

† Data is for Bend, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

Notes:

Median home prices are for single-family homes through the third quarter

of 2009, the most recent data available, and include sales of bankowned

properties.

Sources: Fiserv and Moody's Economy.com