By Geordie Romer, Serving Leavenworth, Lake Wenatchee, and Plain
(Windermere Real Estate / NCW)
Over the last few years there has been much debate in neighborhoods near Leavenworth about whether or not allowing vacation rentals is a good idea. Does it make for a healthy community or does banning them have a negative effect on home prices? Chiwawa River Pines, after much debate and legal wrangling, decided earlier that vacation rentals are not to be allowed in their neighborhood. Ponderosa Estates (Ponderosa Community Club) has been mulling the vacation rental question over as well and had a well attended community meeting on the topic last year. Apparently, Ponderosa Estates has recently decided to continue to allow vacation rentals.