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Office Mascot & Man’s Best Friend

Man’s best friend seems to hold true, especially when it comes to Milo and Nash.  These little guys are always happy to me and any visitors that enter my office.  As soon as I come into the office they rush in behind me.  Waging their tails and tracking mud while greeting all who enter.  They


When a “Type A” Does Yoga

My husband, Bill, and I are on our annual beginning of the year health kick.  Hence the reason I dragged myself out of bed at 5 am in order to go to a yoga class at 6:30 am.  Anyone who knows me is well aware of two things my love of sleep and my hatred

Meet UP

My Adventures Through “Meet Up”

Michelle has been hounding me to network more.  Her most recent suggestion was that I check out “MeetUp” and join a group.  “MeetUp” is such an interesting site, which allows you to join groups that share your interests.  I was amazed by how many different groups there are in Bend.  Originally I was looking for


First Snow of 2014

There is nothing quite like a cup of coffee on a cold winter day while watching the snow.  I sat cross legged on my couch sipping the bitter sweet mixture while sifting through my daily e-mails.  There was a stillness and quietness about the world.  Everything seemed to grow calm like the world was awaiting

Bend River Realty’s “Deal of the Week”

As you may know the Bend River Realty site has been under construction.  We have added new features including information about out team, galleries, our featured properties and blogs.  We are continuing to create additional resources including information for Buyers and Sellers. Our newest feature is our “Deal of the Week” Page which features coupons

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Finally Finished – Open House, Thursday January 9, 2014

Help us celebrate the completion of construction on 1020 Bennington Way by joining us for our upcoming open house on Thursday January 9th, 2014 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Stop by for a cup of coffee and a tour of this beautiful newly completed home.  We look forward to seeing you there.  


The Marken Family Conquers Disney Land

2013 was a very fun year, my time was spent helping my clients navigate the rebounding real estate market and spending time with my family.   To wrap up 2013, I took my family on an exciting road trip to the Disney Parks in California.  One early Saturday morning, two weeks before Christmas, I piled my