High desert, higher costs: The dark side of Bend's runaway housing market
Bend has been booming for years. A deepening affordability crisis is taking its toll.
Jonathan Bach is a real estate and finance reporter with the Portland Business Journal, part of the American City Business Journals. His reporting on mortgage-lending disparities has been recognized by the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW). Bach's other work has been featured on the front pages of The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. He is writing a book on housing in small and mid-sized cities of the American West for Oregon State University Press.