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County property sales remain hot amid continued pandemic migration

The conversation over many a recent cup of coffee has centered on how many people seem to be moving to this area. It’s a trend that appears to be continuing across the Midwest, but has Crook County been a part of it?

Indeed we have, says County Assessor Theresa Curren. The total number of property sales in 2020 was significantly higher than the year before.

“The total sales of real property in 2019 was 462, and in 2020 there were 638,” she says. “Right now, once you put a house on, it’s basically sold.”

Nor are things slowing down for 2021, she says. So far this year, the office has recorded 1...