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 […]




Best Public Golf Courses in Bend




Central Oregon has long been known as a destination for great golf.  In fact, Golf Digest has named Central Oregon one of the Top 25 Golf Destinations in the world.  They continued to pile on the praise this year when three of the more than 24 courses here made Golf Digest’s 2013 list of 100 […]




Sunriver Resort Named One of World’s Best Conference Resorts




Executive Travel recently named Sunriver Resort one of the world’s ten best places to hold a conference.  You read that right, one of the best places in the WORLD to hold conference. Some of the same things that make Sunriver Resort attractive as a vacation destination are also attractive for conferences.  There is no denying […]




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 […]




Premier Ski & Golf Destination: Bend, Oregon




Bend is well known as being a Mecca for outdoor enthusiasts.  The list of available outdoor activities is wide ranging from white water rafting to mountain biking, snowmobiling to paddle boarding, and fishing to camping.  But Bend is perhaps best known for skiing and golf and Links Magazine recently combined the two and placed Bend […]




Investors and First Time Buyers Competing for Homes




  There are still a lot of great deals to be had in Bend. However, if you want a piece of the action then you need to come ready for it. Homes that are priced well don’t last long. On Friday we had some clients in town who were looking to buy a home that […]




Great Vacation Rental Just South of Sunriver Resort




  We just added a great vacation rental this week that is just a few miles south of Sunriver Resort.  Don’t fight the crowds and high rental prices in Sunriver this winter season.  You will be hard pressed to find a house this nice that is still available for the holidays and at this price ($125/night) I […]




Some Kind Words From Clients




  This week we had two clients write nice testimonials about Becky so I thought I would share them.  It is always nice to get a pat on the back. __________________ My husband and I were moving from Washington state this last winter and planned to rent. As there is no single system for renters […]




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 […]