Beaverton Real Estate News
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Apr 28, 2015 | via Portland Tribune
The update will govern how the city grows during the next 20 years. The current version, which is being considered by the Planning and Sustainability Commission, anticipates that about 123,000 new housing units will be built in the city between now and 2035. Comment?
Mar 17, 2015 | 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?
Feb 19, 2015 | via Lake Oswego Review
The city of Hillsboro and Bag&Baggage Productions are exploring the feasibility of turning the former Wells Fargo bank building on East Main Street into a performing arts theater for Bag&Baggage. A background study done for the city of Hillsboro by AMS Planning & Research, Jill Burnette Consulting and Opsis Architecture, looks at options for purchase of the Wells Fargo building from its current owner, Tokola Properties. Comment?
Feb 18, 2015 | via KATU-TV Portland
GARDEN HOME, Ore. Airbnb-type short term rentals are now regulated in Portland, but not in unincorporated areas of Washington County. Comment?
Feb 17, 2015 | via The Bee
Washington County planners may be about to dip their toes into the often-turbulent short-term rental/vacation rental debate. Just a toe, mind you. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 1 | via Beaverton Valley Times
Is it your imagination that it's hot out there? Nope, this is especially true of the real estate market in north Clackamas County. 'In 23 years I've never seen a market this competitive,' said Debra Mathews, a real estate agent with Hasson Company Realtors. Comment?
Thursday Jun 11 | via The Oregonian
Ryan Tofell, of Performance Plus Contracting in Washougal, Wash., works on decking for a new home in Happy Valley in this file photo. A rising stock market and climbing home prices boosted Americans' net worth to a new high in the first three months of the year. Comment?
Thursday Jun 11 | via OregonLive.com
A state foreclosure-mediation program has helped hundreds Oregonians stay in their homes, though even more fail to reach an agreement with their lenders and thousands don't participate at all. The mediation program, launched in its current form in 2013, gives homeowners an opportunity meet with their loan servicer to discuss ways avoid a foreclosure. Comment?
Tuesday Jun 9 | via News Max
Retirement in Oregon might not be the first thing that comes to mind when planning how to spend your golden years. After all, it doesn't have the warm, sunny climate or beach side communities associated with notable retirement destinations like Florida or California. Comment?
Tuesday Jun 9 | via Estacada News
Housing affordability is a big concern in Oregon, with 80 percent of state residents believing housing prices are increasing in their communities - and 63 percent believing their community has an affordable housing problem. Concern is especially high in the Portland metropolitan region, where 73 percent believe their community has an affordable housing problem - and 66 percent believe low-income working families cannot even find affordable housing where they live. Comment?
11 min ago | via The New Zealand Herald
First-home buyers are back on the Auckland property ladder - and are also setting their sights on some of Auckland's most scenic real estate. Statistics released by Data Insight show the number of property sales registered as first-home buyers spiked in April, with 986 mortgages being approved for such buyers, up from 826 12 months earlier. Comment?
12 min ago | via ACC TOP 40
Lee Greenwood is a busy man these days, between the release of his new children's book, Proud to Be an American, and his nonstop touring schedule. But the 72-year-old is still finding time to serve as an ambassador for a cause close to his heart, Helping a Hero, which provides homes to severely wounded veterans. Comment?
18 min ago | via St. Albert Gazette
As I write this column, Greece has, apparently, defaulted on its interest payments due to the International Monetary Fund . I say apparently because while the Greek prime minister has rejected the terms offered by the ECU for another bailout injection, Greece goes to the polls on Sunday to determine whether the population wants to accept these terms or not. Comment?
30 min ago | via Project Syndicate
A deal between Greece and its creditors might not happen. Several factors are in flux; Greek and northern European interests are not aligned; and personal animosities are in play. Comment?
1 hr ago | via The Real Deal
The most expensive ZIP code in America isn't in Silicon Valley. It's in Sagaponack, the summer destination of Billy Joel and the Clinton family, among others. Comment?
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