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June
7

Community Potluck!

5:30 to 7:30 pm Wednesday, June 8 at the SHARC.

Presentation by the Sunriver Music Festival. Bring your dad's favorite dish.

May
23

Bend, OR 97707

Mon May 23 2022
This week the median list price for Bend, OR 97707 is $850,000 with the market action index hovering around 59. This is less than last month's market action index of 68. Inventory has increased to 29. Click here to stay informed with the Bend market!

Market Action Index

This answers "How's the Market?" by comparing rate of sales versus inventory.The market has been cooling off consistently for several weeks, as more homes are available and demand is less. We have begun to seen prices move lower as a result. If the MAI falls into the Buyer's zone, it is likely that prices continue their downward trend until we see some turnaround in Market Action.

Real-Time Market Profile

Never miss important changes in the Bend market.
Median List Price
$850,000
Median Price of New Listings
$824,875
Per Square Foot
$455
Average Days on Market
34
Median Days on Market
14
Price Decreased
34%
Price Increased
3%
Relisted
0%
Inventory
29
Median Rent
$2,100
Market Action
59
Strong Seller's Market
7-Day Average90-Day AverageMay 2019Oct 2019Feb 2020Jun 2020Oct 2020Feb 2021Jun 2021Oct 2021Feb 2022$500K$1.0M$1.5M$2.0M$0$2.5MJan 22 20217-Day Average: $1.1M90-Day Average: $1.1M

Prices in this zip code been on a downward trend recently and this week, while essentially flat, doesn't break us out of that cycle. Watch the Market Action Index for any signs of demand increasing.

Market Segments

Each segment below represents approximately 25% of the market ordered by price.

June
30

Debt-to-Income Calculation

debt-to-income-calculation

If you are considering purchasing a home soon, you need to be familiar with your debt-to-income calculation. Understanding this simple math formula could mean the difference between getting approved or getting denied for a home loan.

The discussion below will explain how to calculate this ratio and how it is used by mortgage lenders to approve people to buy a home.

The debt-to-income ratio, also called the DTI ratio by the mortgage industry, is a comparison between how much money people are making versus how much is being spent on debt.

The formula looks like this:

               Total monthly debt payments ÷ monthly income = DTI

Here is a simple example that will explain how the math works.

Shawn and Linda have been married for 3 years and have saved for a down payment on a home. Shawn is an accountant earning a $60,000 per year salary and Linda is an elementary school teacher earning a $35,000 per year salary.

They have the following monthly debt payments: one car loan of $376.25, two credit cards of $65 each, and student loan payments of $486 per month. Their total monthly debt payments are

$376.25 + $65 + $65 + $486 = $992.25

Their monthly income, before taxes are removed, is

               $60,000 + $35,000 = $95,000 yearly

               $95,000 ÷12 = $7,916.67 monthly

Their debt-to-income ratio, or DTI ratio, is

               $992.25 ÷ $7,916.67 = 13%

Very simple math, and very easy to calculate.

The only thing missing is the proposed monthly house payment for their new home. According to their lender, the proposed payment on the home that they are considering is $1,285 per month. So, the new calculation would be

               ($992.25 + $1,285) ÷ $7,916.67 = 28.77%

Now that we have explained the math, let us look at some of the details of this calculation and how lenders view the ratios.

Two Ways to View DTI

Most mortgage lenders will review the DTI in two different ways. The first way is to consider the home-only ratio. This is also called the Front Ratio.

What this means is the lender will compare the proposed home mortgage to the overall income. In our example above, the front ratio would be calculated as $1,285 ÷ $7,916.67 = 16.23%

NOTE: The home mortgage payment will need to include a proposed amount for annual property taxes and the annual homeowner's insurance policy. Your lender should provide this to you when you request a mortgage estimate.

The other way to view the DTI is the calculation we did earlier, which adds all the debt, plus the proposed mortgage payment, and divides it by the monthly income. This is known as the back ratio.

As previously shown, for the example of this article, this married couple has a DTI of 28.77%

Each type of mortgage loan will have its own rules about the 2 different ratios.

A more thorough discussion below will provide expected DTI ratios for different mortgage loans.

Things NOT Included in DTI Calculations

Now that we have examined how to calculate the DTI ratios, let us look at items that are not covered by the calculations.

The following items generally are ignored when determining a DTI ratio for a mortgage loan

  • monthly utility costs for items like electricity, water, internet, etc.
  • food costs per month, whether dining out or eating at home or some other combination
  • money spent on traveling to work such as subway fees, bus fares, or other similar charges
  • Money spent on entertainment
  • Items deducted from pay for saving or investing to a retirement account
  • Monthly insurance costs for automobiles, accident coverage, or medical coverage
  • Subscriptions to items such as internet-based entertainment (Netflix, Spotify, etc.) or gym memberships, or other similar monthly items.

These items are supposed to be covered by the amount of money remaining from the DTI calculation. That is why the ratios are set up in such a way to ensure the borrower has adequate money left over after paying the mortgage and other debt.

Overlooked Items to Include in DTI Calculations

While it is easy to understand a debt payment like a loan owed on a car or a credit card, some other items are added to the DTI calculations that you may not be considering.

If you are or will be responsible for paying any of the following types of obligations, these items need to be disclosed to your lender to make the correct DTI calculations.

  • Homeowner Association or HOA dues. These dues may be paid yearly or monthly, depending on the neighborhood.
  • Child support due to a divorce decree or other legally binding agreement
  • Alimony or similar spousal payment due to a legally binding agreement.

You may be asked by your lender to provide legal documents to verify the monthly amounts for the above items to get approved for the mortgage.

Different DTI for Different Mortgages

Each kind of mortgage will have slightly different guidelines for their qualifying DTI ratios. Here are some general rules about the major types of home loans.

Conventional mortgage from Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac – These loans will examine the

Front DTI and the Back DTI. The Front DTI should be around 28% and the back DTI should be under 43%

If the borrower has a large down payment or significant cash reserves, the back-end DTI may be slightly higher.

FHA Mortgage – For FHA, the front ratio needs to be no higher than 31% and the back ratio should not be higher than 43%

Like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac above, it is possible to get approved with slightly higher ratios. But the borrower will need to have substantial factors on their side to get approved for the higher ratios.

VA Mortgage – For the VA loan, only one ratio, which is the back ratio, is considered. The back ratio should not be any higher than 41%.

It is worth noting that the VA mortgage guidelines are strict about their DTI ratios. However, the VA home loan also has the lowest percentage of foreclosed homes as well, so there may be a reason why they stick to these rules.

USDA mortgage – USDA will allow borrowers to have up to 29% on their front ratio and 41% on their back ratio.

One final note to keep in mind when you are talking to your lender; some mortgage companies will have their own mortgage overlooks to work with. Your lender can discuss these overlays with you, but it is important to note that each mortgage underwriter may have a handful of special rules to follow when applying for a loan.

Improving Your DTI Ratios

If you are looking over your finances and realize that you have a bit too much debt to qualify for a home, there are some things you can do to lower your debt-to-income ratios and put you in a better financial position.

The easiest solution is to pay off as much debt as you can. The tried-and-true method of starting with the smallest balance and paying it off, then moving to the next largest balance, will help you to pay down your bills and give you some satisfaction during the process.

Another option is to add to your income. This could be something drastic like looking for a better-paying position at a different company but doing the same work you are doing now. Or it could be as simple as working a few hours of overtime per week at your existing job.

You can also add to your monthly income by taking on a 2nd part-time job. Keep in mind, if you get a part-time job and wish to use that revenue in your DTI calculations, you will need to have the job for a couple of years before the lender will consider the income.

A third idea is to add another person to the loan. FHA, along with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, have non occupying co-borrower loan options that allow for a borrower to be on the loan if the borrower does not plan to live in the home. Your lender can provide you with the details for the various types of loans and the down payment requirements for each mortgage. 

Keep in mind that cosigner debt counts against you for the debt-to-income ratio calculation.

Summing Up Debt-to-Income Ratios

The calculations for debt-to-income ratios are rather easy to understand. The most important thing is understanding that both the proposed mortgage payment and any existing debt payments will all play a major role in getting approved for a home loan. By either keeping these ratios low now or working to lower the ratios, you will set yourself up for a better chance at getting approved to purchase a home.

Additional Real Estate Resources:
For a first-time home buyer, the above information is critical in knowing how much home you can afford but there is more to it than just the ratios.

Article from Madison Mortgage Guys - www.madisonmortgageguys.com/debt-to-income-ratio/
Written by Luke Skar

May
14

Welcome to Sunriver
Sunriver Oregon

Sunriver is a planned residential and resort community on 3,300+ acres located in Deschutes County but Sunriver is essentially self-governing.

The Sunriver Owners Association is a not-for-profit organization directed by a nine-member board of directors. SRAO staff provides functions and duties found in any small-town government, such as administrative services, recreational programming, maintaining facilities, 66 miles of roads, 34 miles of pathways and a variety of community amenities for property owners, their guests, and visitors.

The Sunriver Fire and Police departments are part of the tax based Sunriver Service District, a special service district within Deschutes County's Government.

There are 4 types of developments in Sunriver

Residential Areas- There are 4,175 homesites consisting of privately – owned, single family homes and condominium units.

Recreational Facilities – Located on common areas owned/ administered by the Sunriver Owners Association, these facilities include the Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic and Recreation Center (SHARC), North Pool, numerous tennis and pickleball courts, SROA boat launch, Fort Rock Park, Paulina park, Mary McCallum Park and paved pathways for pedestrians and bicycle riders.

Commercial Development – In addition to Sunriver's commercial core, including The Village at Sunriver, there are churches, Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, Sunriver airport, Sunriver Fitness and Aquatics and the Marketplace/ Grocery Store/ gas station off Cottonwood Road.

Resort Areas – Privately operated resort properties include the lodge complex, the Woodlands and Meadows golf courses, airport, marina, stables, and other resort-affiliated facilities.

Check out what there is to do in and around Sunriver - A Four Season Recreational Community.

April
29

Fun Facts about Sunriver, Oregon

Did you know?

1. The anme Sunriver was selected by developers John Gray and Donatld V. MCallum in 1968

2. Sunriver is located on the grounds of the former Camp Abbot, a World War II training facility designed to rain combat engineers in a simulated combat environment. The U.S. Army camp opened in 1942, but by June 1944, the camp was abondoned and most of the settlement was razed.

3. Sunriver was also the site of the pioneer Shonquest Ranch. Sunriver post office was established on Jyly 18, 1969, at the same time the public facilities were opened.

4. All of Oregon has NO sales tax.

5. Oreogn is one of the only two states where you can't pump your own gas (New Jersey being the other)

6. Permanent population of approximately 1,700 though during high peak season it may increase to upwards of 20,000

7. This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 degrees F. According to the Koppen Climate Classification system, Sunriver has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.

8. Sunriver airport is a public use airport located one nautical mile (2 km) west of the central business district of Sunriver. It is privately owned by Sunriver Resort, L.P. This airport is included in the national Plan of integrated Airport Systems for 2011-2015, which categorized it as a genearal aviation facility.

9. We have an Observatory which is an astronomical observatory operated by the not-for-profit Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory in Sunriver, Oregon. The observatory has 11 telescopes. In July 2012, the observatory was renamed the Oregon Observatory at Sunriver.

10. Elevation is at 4,164 ft

11. Sunriver has over 35 miles of paved bike paths.

12. Average commute time in 32 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes to Bend.

April
29

Sunriver Oregon- A Four Season Recreational Community

Sunriver Oregon- A Four Season Recreational Community

About Sunriver Oregon

Sunriver is nestled on 3,300 acres next to the Deschutes River in Central Oregon's High Desert. It is a residential-resort community that featurs year round activities. Below you wfind general descriptions and links as applicable to activities within Sunriver or the surrounding area. A variety of equipment is available for rent from business in in The Village at Sunriver and just outside Sunriver to help you enjoy your favorite sport or activitiy.

Bicycling: 

Sunriver boasts 34 miles of paved pathways for bicycle and pedestrian use. For safety reasons, rollerblading, skates and skateboards are not allowed on pathways or roads. Please follow Sunriver's pathway rules and respect the delicate vegetation by staying on the pavement. Try the Sun Lava 6 mile paved route to reach Benham Falls and Lava Lands Visitors Center off East Cascade Road near Circle 7. 

Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Rafting:

Floating or paddling the Deschutes River can be relaxing, scenic and great excercise. Boats, canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, tubes and rafts are available at area rental shops in the Village at Sunriver and just outside Sunriver. There is a public watercraft launch at Harper Bridge, located on the southwest side of Spring River Road and a tke out just before Benham Falls. Or launch further upstream at Big River Campground and take out at Harper Bridge. (the Harper Bridge launch is suitable for ahnd launching canoes, kayakes, tubes, and rafts only)
Village Bike and Ski rentals, 4 Seasons Recreational Outfitters, Sunriver Toy House

Disc Golf: 

Sharc has a disc golf course available free to owners with a valid SROA Member Preference ID card, SROA Recreation Plus cardholders and is included with SHARC daily admission. Disc golf aloine is $5

Fishing:

Anglers can find all the fishing challenges they would like on nearby rivers and lakes. Fishing seasons are variable, so check local regulations. Guided trips can be arranged through local outfitters. 
The Hook , Sunriver Fly Shop

Golf:

Two 18 hole courses - Woodlands and Meadows are operate by Sunriver Resort. 541-593-1000

Horseback Riding:

Sunriver Resort's stables offers scenic trail rides. the stables are located along River Road in Sunriver. 541-593-6995

Nature Center and Observatory:

The Sunriver Nature Center & Oregon Observatory is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization. It includes interpretive exhibits, educational programs, a botanical garden, nature trail, observagtory, live raptros and other critters. The observatory offers seasonal night sky and solar viewing. 

Newberry National Volcaninc Monument:

Sunriver sites in the middle of the Newberry National Volcanic Monument, which includes Lava Lands Visitor Center on Lava Butte, Lava River Cave, Lava Cast Forest and the Newberry craters a Paulina and East Lakes. 

Parks and Playgrounds:

Fort Rock Park is located between circles 4 and 11 on East Cascade Road and provides recreatinal facilities for softball, basketball, volleyball and horseshoes. There is also a playground, pickleball an dtennis coures. A pavillion is available for picnic/ barbecue events. 

Paulina Park is located at SHARC. Featuyres picnic tables, grassy area, bocce ball court, rock climbing wall and restrooms. A picnic pavillion is available for rent. Reservations are required. 541-585-3144

Mary McCallum Park is located on the river adjacent to the Marina. This park is restricted to use by Sunriver property owners only. It offers picnic tables, barbecues and a small covered pavillion. For reservations, contact the SROA office Monthday through Friday at 541-593-2411

Pool/ Swimming:

The Sunriver Owners Association owns/ operates the SHARC aquatics facility and North Pool. SHARC includes indoor/ outdoor pools, lazy river, water slides, events center, outdoor amphitheater, park and winter tubing hill. The North Pool is only available to owners and open through the summer months.

Tennis- Pickleball:

SROA owns and maintains 24 outdoor tennis and 6 picleball courts. Equipment rentals are avaiable at Tennis Hill at Fort Rock Park, Memorial Day through Labor Day.

The Village At Sunriver:

The Village features shopping, dingin, seasonal ice skating, bumper cars, bounce house playgrounds, mini golf, events and more.

Winter Fun:

There is ice skating in the the Village, tubing at SHARC and miles of pathways for crosscountry skiing and snowshoeing.

Skiing, Snowboarding, Sledding:

Some of the finest downhill skiing around is available just 30 minutes away at Mt. Bachelor. Equipment rentals and Snow Park permits are available at various locations in the Village. 

March
24

12 Facts To Learn About Sunriver Oregon

Sunriver Oregon

Did You Know?

  1. The name Sunriver was selected by develpers John Gray and Donald V. MCallum in 1968.

     2. Sunriver is located on the grounds of the former Camp Abbot, a World War II training facility designed to train combat engineers in a simulated combat environment. The U.S. Army camp opened in 1942, but by June 1944, the camp was abandoned and most of the settlement was razed.

      3. Sunriver was also the site of the pioneer Shonquest Ranch,  Sunriver post office was established on July 18, 1969, at the same time the public facilities were opened.

       4. Sunriver and all of Oregon has no sales tax.

       5. Oreogn is one of the only two states where you can't pump your own gas (New Jersey being the other).

       6. Permanent population of approximately 1,700 though during high peak season it may increase to upwaards of 20,000.

       7. This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures abouve 80 degrees F. According to the Koppen Climate Classification system, Sunriver has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.

       8. Sunriver airport is a public use airport located one nautical mile (2 km) west of the central businesss district of Sunriver. It is a privately owned by Sunriver Resort, LP. this airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011-2015, which catergorized it as a general aviation facility.

       9. Sunriver Observatory is an astronomical observatory operated by the not-for-profit Sunriver Nature Center &Observatory in Sunriver, Oregon. the observatory has 11 telescopes. In July 2012, the observatory was renamed the Oregon Observatory at Sunriver.

       10. Sunriver's elevaton is at 4,164 ft (1,269.2m.)

       11. Sunriver has over 35 miles of paved bike paths.

       12. Average commute time is 32 minutes. the Ntional Average is 25 minutes in Bend.

March
24

Sunriver, OR 97707

Wed Mar 24 2021
This week the median list price for Sunriver, OR 97707 is $992,000 with the market action index hovering around 83. This is an increase over last month's market action index of 77. Inventory has held steady at or around 4. Click here to stay informed with the Sunriver market!

Market Action Index

This answers "How's the Market?" by comparing rate of sales versus inventory.

sellers-real-estate-market-in-sunriver

The market continues to get hotter. More sales demand and fewer homes listed have contributed to a relatively long run of increasing prices. Current supply and demand levels show no sign of prices changing from their current trend.

7-Day Average90-Day AverageJul 2018Nov 2018Mar 2019Jun 2019Oct 2019Feb 2020Jun 2020Oct 2020Feb 2021$600K$800K$1.0M$1.2M$400K$1.4MOct 05 20187-Day Average: $599K90-Day Average: $576K

Price trends in this zip code continued their recent uptrend this week. While still below the market's high point, we've seen a nice run recently.

Market Segments

Each segment below represents approximately 25% of the market ordered by price.

Go directly to First American Market Report

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