Vacation Rentals vs. Long-term Rentals in Bend Oregon




Real estate investors in Bend are fortunate to have a way to make money on their investment properties that isn’t available in many cities.  Because Bend, Oregon is well known as a vacation destination, investors can turn the properties they plan on holding long term into vacation rentals.  A good vacation rental in Central Oregon […]




Vacation Home Sales on the Rise and Closer to Home




Central Oregon has long been a premier vacation destination and by extension a desirable location to own a vacation home.  The climate and abundant outdoor activities have been drawing vacationers for decades.  In the late 1960’s and ’70s the construction of Sunriver, Seventh Mountain, and Black Butte Resorts provided the perfect platforms for people to buy vacation homes.  These vacation communities were […]




Strong Tourism in Bend Helps Vacation Rentals




  Despite the bad economy, Doug LaPlace the president and CEO of Visit Bend says in an interview with KBNW News that tourism is alive and well in Bend and Central Oregon.  LaPlace says that transient room tax collections have increased for 20 consecutive months when compared with the previous year.  He also says that some months […]




Fishing the Metolius River




From time to time I like to post contributions from people who have stories to share about their experiences in Central Oregon. This post was written by my dad, Wayne Seim. He is an avid fly fisher and loves fishing in Central Oregon. Less than an hour’s drive from Bend you can find some wonderful streams […]