Troutdale Real Estate News
Thursday May 21 | via Bike Portland
After eight years of failing to add housing units nearly as fast as new residents were arriving, Multnomah County nearly kept pace in 2014, according to Census estimates released Thursday. The shortfall in new units since 2005 has led to the country's worst chronic shortage of rental housing in the most desirable parts of Portland as residents have competed for the largely unchanging number of homes in the central city. Comment?
Tuesday May 12 | via The Newberg Graphic
Escalating housing prices are driving racial minorities and low-income people to Portland's fringe, a new analysis of housing and income data shows. Comment?
Thursday May 7 | via BlueOregon
By Carla "KC" Hanson and Joey Kerns of Portland, Oregon. KC is a regular BlueOregon contributor, former Multnomah County Democratic Party chair, and the current chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon LGBT caucus. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 28 | via Portland Tribune
The developing story of the Portland real estate market shows that when buying a home, nothing beats cold, hard cash. Data on how such buyers affect the listed market are difficult to corral. Comment?
Monday Apr 27 | via The Oregonian
Ben Crabtree reaches out to grab some 6x12 timber that will help with the seismic upgrades on the old Telegram Building on SW 11th Avenue and Washington in August 2003. The building has been gutted and is now being strengthened and remodeled. Comment?
Wednesday May 20 | via OregonLive.com
Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday brought some national attention to Oregon's housing crisis and one of her remedies for easing it - an ambitious request to borrow $100 million and build thousands of affordable units. Brown folded the plan in the preface she wrote for this year's version of the the the National Low Income Housing Coalition 's Out of Reach report, a state-by-state examination of the growing gap between wages and housing prices for low- and middle-income Americans. Comment?
Monday May 4 | via The Oregonian
There's a kitchen, bathroom, space for a washer and dryer, and two bedrooms in the loft area of the 196-square-foot house on wheels. It's about an eighth of the size of the Sherwood house she's renting now. Comment?
Friday Apr 24 | via Washington Times
An Oregon commission proposed Friday levying a $135,000 fine against Aaron and Melissa Klein for refusing to provide a wedding cake for a same-sex marriage ceremony based on their Christian beliefs. Aaron and Melissa Klein , who are struggling to make ends meet after closing Sweet Cakes by Melissa in September 2013, received the 110-page proposed order Friday from the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, which ruled against the couple in February. Comment?
Apr 15, 2015 | via The Oregonian
Oregon and 42 other states, along with the federal government, have reached a settlement a mortgage company they say helped would-be mortgage loan officers cheat on licensing exams. New Day Financial of Maryland, which conducted business as NewDay USA , will pay a $5.28 million penalty to be split between the states, and its CEO will be removed. Comment?
Apr 14, 2015 | via The Oregonian
Houses lingered on the market for less time in March -- about 75 days, on average -- than in February, RMLS reported. People seeking to buy a house in Portland faced longer odds in March than at any time since September 2005, the Regional Multiple Listing Service reported this week. Comment?
11 min ago | via WCAX-TV Burlington
GOOD MORNING, EVERY ONE, I'M DEREN PERRON. A COMBINATION OF CUTS AND TAXES. THE NEW STATE BUDGET GROWS ABOUT 1% OVER THIS YEAR TO 5.5 BILLION DOLLARS. Comment?
18 min ago | via Silicon Alley Insider
It's a short week in America as everyone takes Monday off to celebrate Memorial Day and enjoy some barbecue with their friends and family. : Economists estimate orders fell by 0.5% in April. Comment?
30 min ago | via HipHoods
Join us in Downtown Davidson at the Davidson Village Green every first and third Sunday for a night the whole family will enjoy at the Downtown Davidson Concerts on the Green ! Bring a picnic, your favorite bottle of wine or just come and unwind before another busy week comes your way. Check out the bands that will be playing this Summer at the Concerts on the Green in Downtown Davidson from 6- 8pm. Comment?
49 min ago | via The Georgia Straight
So it shouldn't come as a huge surprise that Mayor Gregor Robertson's office has emailed a statement to the media just as the housing protest was about to begin in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery. "Today's #donthave1million rally for affordable housing is an important step to make the public aware of the negative impact that soaring housing prices are having on a younger generation in Vancouver. Comment?
1 hr ago | via KELO-TV Sioux Falls
Research happening right here in KELOLAND sheds new light on just how early in life a child can become developmentally at risk. We'll take a closer look at the report with one of its authors. Comment?
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