R. Lee Hicks
Licensed in Oregon & Washington
Managing Broker,
National Association of Realtors, Central Oregon Association of Realtors, Central Oregon
Multiple Listing Service


      Bend & Central Oregon
Real Estate







650 SW Bond St., Suite 100
Bend, Oregon  97702
206-953-3041 (primary VM)


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Men's Journal -Bend  a great adventure town

Travel & Leisure - Bend a best small ski town
USA Today -Vacationers decide to stay in Bend
Sunset - Bend "hopelessly addictive...decidedly unpretentious"
Business Week -
Cooler Bend market lures savvy retirees

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Lee is a principal broker in Oregon and Washington, affiliated in Oregon with Cascade Sotheby's International Realty and an independent managing broker in the Seattle area. His career has included development of marketing and public relations strategies for national and regional companies with commercial and residential projects in Denver and Seattle. Besides his real estate experience, Lee has been owner-publisher of  a 100-year-old weekly newspaper, and editor-reporter for daily newspapers and an international wire service.
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market reportS:
entral Oregon's real estate market has shown steady strength in 2015. There is substantial new construction throughout Bend. Prices are moving upward and inventory has tightened. Follow my blog, Focus on Bend as below to stay updated on the regional market.

Focus on Bend - a continuing blog on market trends regional lifestyle

Tour Bend via this presentation

Map of Bend neighborhoods
Cascade - Extraordinary Living + Design- an exclusive publication of Cascades Sotheby's International Realty

The summaries and links that follow provide a starting point if you're considering property in Central Oregon. There is also a link to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service properties for information on the Seattle area and many counties in Washington.

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(Note that individual properties may be listed with different real estate offices. Prices cited may be higher or lower for properties available at any given time. Any information presented is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.)
Most links in this site are customized to provide quick access to information. Please e-mail me for more information or let me know if any links are not functioning properly:

Heights of Bend-LOCATION, VIEWS & QUALITY-sold
Perched on a site above the street on Awbrey Butte in one of Bend's established, quality neighborhoods. Easy maintenance landscaping and a floor plan featuring a great room separating the master suite from two bedrooms and bath on the same level. Lower level suite complete with another fireplace and bedroom opening onto patio. Offered at NEW PRICE-$579,000. PDF brochure.

beauty and solitude along central oregon's premier vineyard
the AGRI-TOURISM TRAIl - tour the property online for details Enjoy privacy and serenity in one of Central Oregon's most fertile agricultural areas. Choose from 6 home sites of approximately 5 acres each with direct access to and membership in the region's pioneering first winery-vineyard permitted on farmland. Spectacular mountain and territorial views.

Take a video tour of the Ranch. or Flickr slide show

The incomparable beauty of the Smith Rock area above the Crooked River is the natural backdrop for the 1,700-acre Ranch at the Canyons, a working preservation ranch. For fewer than 50 owners, the Ranch will be a home with plenty of room to enjoy the varied bounty of Central Oregon--lakes stocked for fly fishing, the Crooked River, hiking or horseback riding the canyons and river trails, rock climbing "Monkey Face" in Smith Rock State Park, enjoying the hay and grape harvest and sipping wine bottled at the Ranch.  I was the affiliate auction broker for the 2012 sale of all developer inventory and previously was exclusive onsite broker at the Ranch. Contact me at leemvnews@aol.com for details.

TEN BARR RANCH- History, Location and Views OFF MARKET - INQUIRE
The approx. 161 acre Ten Barr Ranch is rich in history as a former training site for horses of the US Cavalry. Spectacular views from Mt. Bachelor to Mt. Jefferson with 80 acres of irrigation for hay or other crops. A new 3,700 square foot home awaits a new owner to complete and customize. A  residence to live in while the new home is completed. View property in PDF presentation.

There are several special projects with extensive open space in unique recreation settings around Sisters. An example of a unique property is the Deschutes River Ranch, with 480 acres along the middle Deschutes River northwest of Bend in Tumalo. There are hiking and riding trails along this trout-rich stream and upland areas and direct access to 30,000 acres of public BLM land. Call or e-mail for information on available homesite properties.

Camp Sherman and Metolius River area:
Most Northwest fly fishers have heard of the Metolius, a remarkable blue ribbon river that emerges from underground just above the historic Camp Sherman store. Native redband and bull trout up to several pounds attract anglers on this yearElkhair Caddis-round catch and release
stream. Metolius Meadows has 147 home sites, about 70 with existing homes and privileges of a community pool, stables and  tennis courts.  Also unique to the Camp Sherman area are 108 cabins, many retaining their rustic character, along the Metolius River on Forest Service special use permit land.

Washington State Properties:
As a
licensed Realtor in Washington for 25 years I'm knowledgeable in a wide range of resort, residential and commercial properties. There is particularly strong interest at this time in properties around the new Suncadia destination resort on the dry east slope of the Cascades just 90 miles from Seattle.
I'm also familiar with resort areas such as Lake Chelan--with its orchards, and now vineyards that produce premium estate wines, the San Juan Islands with its scenic communities and excellent sailing, and the Methow Valley, gateway to the spectacular North Cascades National Park and home to the country's premier recreational trails system and trophy fly fishing on the Methow River.

Cle Elum, Washington
Until the emergence of 6,000-acre Suncadia resort in 2003, premier destination resorts in Washington state were mostly confined to the "moist" side of the Cascade mountain range. Bisected by the scenic Cle Elum River, Suncadia is situated in mature stands of pine, Douglas fir and aspen trees that spread through home sites and along the resort's two public golf courses and the private 18-holes at Tumble Creek. In 2008, the Lodge at Suncadia with its 160 condo-style units opened on a bluff overlooking the river. Also opened in 2008 were the resort spa adjacent to the lodge and a new recreation center.

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