Troutdale Real Estate News
Tuesday Mar 17 | via The Oregonian
People who bought homes in Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington Counties last year paid more than the national average to get into their new houses and condos, according to a new report. At the same time, roughly 10 percent or more of local buyers made down payments of 3 percent or less. Comment?
Jan 20, 2015 | via OregonLive.com
The FHA premium rate cuts are intended to promote home ownership while giving a boost to the homebuilding industry. President Obama and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro say their decision to cut mortgage insurance premiums on Federal Housing Administration-backed loans will boost home ownership by making houses more affordable for first-time homebuyers. Comment?
Jan 14, 2015 | via The Oregonian
Around the country, the pain caused by the collapse of the housing bubble is ebbing. But in rural Oregon, things got worse last year. Comment?
Dec 24, 2014 | via The Skanner
Two hundred and fifty-nine former renters will be able to celebrate the holidays this year in a home they now own in Portland, thanks to acollaboration between Wells Fargo, the Portland Housing Center and NeighborWorks America. Through its NeighborhoodLIFT program, Wells Fargo gave $15,000 down payment assistance grants to the 259 eligible homebuyers this year. Comment?
Dec 13, 2014 | via OregonLive.com
With the arrival of the holiday season, Portland area home sales entered the slowdown phase. In November, new listings, pending sales and closed sales all declined from October, but still showed improvement over November a year ago. Comment?
Thursday Mar 26 | via OregonLive.com
It's getting harder and harder for the average wage-earner to consider buying a house in the Portland area. It's getting harder for the average Portland-area resident to buy a house -- more than three times harder over the last two years, a new study has found. Comment?
Wednesday Mar 25 | via Canadian Business Magazine
Looking for a ray of hope in Canada's beaten-down commodity industries? Take a gander at forest company stocks. This sector has been almost counter-cyclical to the much larger energy and mining sectors for more than a decade. Comment?
Friday Mar 20 | via Beach Connection
Still looking for an idea on where to stay on the Oregon coast for spring break? There is a dizzying array of options, but not everyone has openings right now. Or perhaps you just don't know where to look. Comment?
Friday Mar 20 | via The Oregonian
Homeowners are often stuck when they owe more than they can sell their homes for. Foreclosures and short sales helped reduce the number of underwater mortgages and the housing market has begun improving. Comment?
Feb 25, 2015 | via Business Journal
A San Francisco mortgage refinancing company likes what it sees in Oregon enough to make the Beaver State its third market. Lenda , a web-based platform that allows homeowners to complete a mortgage refinance completely online, is expanding from California and Washington into Oregon. Comment?
33 min ago | via The San Diego Union-Tribune
Isaiah Walter, who rents out a spare room in his North Park home, is one of thousands of homeowners in the county who are supplementing their incomes with revenue from short-term vacation rentals. - Sean M. Haffey Isaiah Walter, who rents out a spare room in his North Park home, is one of thousands of homeowners in the county who are supplementing their incomes with revenue from short-term vacation rentals. Comment?
36 min ago | via My Mother Lode
This week's an informal myMotherLode poll asked: Should second mortgages on underwater property be voided in bankruptcy? Nearly two-thirds, 65 percent and 278 Votes, said No and 35 percent said Yes. A case asking the question was presented to the U.S. Supreme Court in Bank of America v. Comment?
2 hrs ago | via Lake County Record-Bee
Let's not kid ourselves, the real estate business has changed over the last several years. In the past 15 to 20 years the role of the Realtor has evolved from the primary source of finding a home to buy to assisting the buyer through the complex maze of paperwork, investigation and closing the sale. Comment?
2 hrs ago | via Star Tribune
In the stew of terminology that describes our problems and their solutions, that one word in particular is rising to prominence. The word "equity," once mostly confined to the financial sector, seems to be everywhere in public policy and political discourse these days. Comment?
2 hrs ago | via Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Sheila Aelman, a senior financial analyst for Simonds International in Fitchburg, volunteers to provide financial education for women. Sheila S. Aleman Occupation : Senior financial analyst Age : 41 Home : Lives in Fitchburg; grew up in Caribou, Maine Family : Married to Esequiel Aleman Jr., children Victoria Aleman, 17, and Esequiel Nathaniel Aleman, 15 Sheila Aleman is a senior financial analyst for Simonds International in Fitchburg by day, and co-owner of All That Events wedding disc jockey and event services on nights and weekends. Comment?
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