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 […]




Destination Resort: Brasada Ranch




The newest resort in Central Oregon is Brasada Ranch.  Built buy Jeld-Wen Development, Inc. near Powell Butte in 2007, the ranch was originally intended as an exclusive luxury home and golf resort.  However, the economy didn’t cooperate and Jeld-Wen decided (or was forced) to sell the resort to Northview Hotel Group in November of 2010.  Northview […]