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Central Oregon sees shortage of foster homes

01/13/2018 MADRAS, Ore. - It’s a nationwide problem that’s uprooting kids in Central Oregon from their schools, friends and communities. A shortage of foster parents is hitting rural areas hard. Cherie Ferguson from the Department of Human Services is responsible ...

Tests Find Lead In Water At High-Risk Gresham Homes, City Says

01/05/2018 Recent samples show lead concentrations in eight homes out of the 70 enrolled in this voluntary program were above the action level of 15 ppb (parts per billion); the Oregon Health Authority requires public notification when more than 10% of homes sampled ...

Was This Theater Company Prescient with Real Estate or Overly Ambitious?

01/02/2018 Artists Rep joins a small circle of arts groups that have taken matters into their own hands during a breakneck real estate market. Oregon Ballet Theatre sold its headquarters in 2015 to retire its debt and make a fresh start. A year later, Imago Theatre ...

2018: Reading the tea leaves — Economy: Expect this year to be one of slower job, real estate growth locally after a record-shattering 2017

01/01/2018 Meanwhile, the seller’s market in residential real estate should continue ... a Eugene-based economist with the Oregon Employment Department. The county’s unemployment rate for 2017 is likely to come in at less than 5 percent when final numbers ...

The best oddball or adorable Oregon homes on the market (photos)

12/23/2017 Your home really can be your castle, if you had purchased the tract-house-turned-palace in Newport, Oregon. The widow of the late 9th Earl of Shannon filled her unassuming 1975 two-story house at 2114 N.E. Crestview Drive with centuries-old stained glass ...

OHS brings dogs from Santa Barbara to Portland in search of new homes

12/23/2017 PORTLAND, Ore. – Dogs from Santa Barbara County in Southern California are now at the Oregon Humane Society looking for new homes. A van with 23 dogs in need of adoption arrived in Portland on Saturday. The Oregon Humane Society is helping relieve the ...

On the market: Cool, smart, green Earth Advantage-built homes for sale (photos)

12/16/2017 In this week's real estate gallery, we look at houses inspected and tested ... smart green features to make it one of the largest, luxury shelters in Oregon to earn platinum-level Earth Advantage Certification. Heating and cooling are estimated to run ...

Oregon, IL Homes For Sale & Real Estate

12/09/2017 Oregon is a city located in Illinois. Last year, the average listing price in Oregon was $116,385, but prominently grew 14.9 percent to reach $133,745 this year. At the same time, inventory decreased slightly year-over-year in this city by 4 percent ...

Bend OR Real Estate Sales Slow As Winter Approaches

12/08/2017 Data per Central Oregon MLS Original blog can be seen at Bend Premier Real Estate blog's page. Owner/Managing Principal Broker Bend Premier Real Estate. Lynnea began her real estate career when her husband became a general contractor in 1994. After years ...

Neighbor fighting neighbor: Tall fir trees at some southwest Eugene homes are target of lawsuit by homeowners

12/10/2017 The dispute brings an urban twist to that perennial Oregon conflict over trees — whether to log ... they do appear to obstruct a small portion of the easterly view from some uphill homes. On the other hand, those uphill properties enjoy such panoramic ...

Portland area shelter pets seek forever homes this holiday season

12/01/2017 Many Portland area shelter pets are hoping to find a forever home this holiday season. The Oregon Humane Society is hoping people will adopt over 130 dogs, cats, horses and other small animals before the New Year. During the month of December, the OHS ...

Albany, OR new luxury homes

12/02/2017 Oregon is the 27th most populated state in the United States ... This means that you can do a lot with interior design in a luxury home. Another benefit of luxury homes is that you get amazing views from every corner of the home. This means that you ...

On the market: More swank midcentury modern homes (photos)

12/02/2017 The most famous developer of midcentury moderns in Oregon is builder Robert Rummer. His homes were modeled after architect A. Quincy Jones' revolutionary residential plans for Joseph Eichler, a California home builder, who, like Rummer, wanted to make Case ...

Oregon Humane Society pets seek new homes this holiday season

12/01/2017 The Oregon Humane Society is asking the public's help to adopt a pet this holiday season. There are more than 130 dogs, cats, small animals and two horses who are looking for a home this season. Every OHS pet that is adopted between December 1 and 31 is ...

Boring, OR Homes For Sale & Real Estate

11/27/2017 Boring is located in Oregon. Boring has an especially low crime rate, according to public data, making it a very safe place. The average price on homes for sale in Boring is $471,829 this year, a 3.3 percent increase year-over-year. During the same period ...

4016 Oregon Ave N, New Hope

11/22/2017 The schools near 4016 Oregon Ave N include Forest Elementary School, Robbinsdale Middle School, and Robbinsdale Cooper Senior High School, which are all in the School District: Robbinsdale. There are similar and nearby single family homes for sale include ...

Step inside 8 Eastmoreland homes dressed for the holidays (photos)

11/21/2017 Textured wallpaper like grass-cloth and fish-print Acquario were installed as well as nods to the past: A wooden chair that dates back to 1852 was brought to Oregon from Michigan by the owner's ancestors.

Portland man who jumped from I-84 overpass after crash was real estate broker fighting mental illness

11/17/2017 Alex Michael Herrera, 28, had fled a minor fender-bender last week near Boardman moments before his death, said Oregon State Police ... Herrera became a licensed real estate broker and sold homes in the metro area. In March, he joined MORE Reality ...

To build more affordable housing, some of Oregon's oldest public housing will be sold (Column)

11/08/2017 It's located among rolling hills north of downtown Oregon City, on a site that's arguably underdeveloped for today's density standards. Nearby homes are listed for sale in the $400,000s. Ann Taylor, 69, said she's lived in Oregon City View Manor for eight ...

77 homes to replace south Oregon City tree farm

11/05/2017 Oregon City commissioners last week approved 77 homes to replace a tree farm on the south end of town, near Central Point Road. Oregon City's Nov. 1 decision bore several r esemblances to the Oct. 18 decision to allow a housing development at Wesley Lynn ...

Central Oregon economic growth slows

11/01/2017 Central Oregon’s economy might feel like the top of a mountain ... Runberg was one of three panelists who made presentations on the broad economy and urban real estate development. Runberg’s outlook was echoed by Mark Zoff, senior economist and ...

Gladstone, OR Homes For Sale & Real Estate

10/30/2017 Gladstone is a city located in Clackamas County, Oregon. Gladstone is an approximately 4-square ... The number of listings in this city noticeably dropped from 17 to 14 homes on the market last year, somewhat constricting the market for new buyers looking ...

West Slope, OR Homes For Sale & Real Estate

10/24/2017 West Slope is a city located in Oregon. From fast food to international cuisines, there is no shortage of places around West Slope to stop in and get a bite to eat, such as Middle Eastern, Hawaiian and Mongolian. There are many places that open late here ...

Tualatin, OR Homes For Sale & Real Estate

10/22/2017 Tualatin is located in Oregon. Anyone who enjoys delicious ... The number of listings in this city noticeably dropped from 41 to 30 homes on the market last year, somewhat constricting the market for new buyers looking to move to this area.

Jennings Lodge, OR Homes For Sale & Real Estate

10/20/2017 Jennings Lodge is a city located in Oregon. It doesn't matter if you need a spa day, a massage, or just a manicure, finding the right spot won't be any trouble because Jennings Lodge has an excellent selection of beauty services. If you enjoy going out and ...

Should You Go Big With Your First House or Stick to a Starter Home?

10/18/2017 “I always try to get first-time buyers into manageable homes for them," says Sean Keene of the Keene Group in Oregon. "It is no fun being house poor.“ If you determine that your needs won't be met in a less-expensive home, or you'll grow out of it ...

Portland deprioritizes fining people for sleeping in RVs, tiny homes on private property

10/16/2017 The council last week extended such an edict through April 2019. Eudaly plans to introduce an ordinance that would make permanent rules around tiny homes that complies with Oregon law. For the time being, the bureau will allow up to three tiny homes on ...

Bend, OR new luxury homes

10/17/2017 Central Oregon’s biggest city is situated along the Eastern Cascades ... close to the action while enjoying the surrounding open space. Top builders like Hayden Homes, Inc. are offering home buyers a chance to live in Westerly, an upscale community ...

This Oregon project saves homes from fire but it's tough to replicate on broad scale

10/17/2017 SISTERS, Ore. — Lightning started a forest fire one August afternoon near this Oregon tourist town, and it was spreading fast. Residents in outlying areas evacuated as flames marched toward their homes.

Project saved central Oregon homes from wildfires, but can it be duplicated?

10/16/2017 SISTERS -- Lightning started a forest fire one August afternoon near this Oregon tourist town, and it was spreading fast. Residents in outlying areas evacuated as flames marched toward their homes. Just a few months earlier, the U.S. Forest Service and a ...

Bend OR Luxury Homes - Trends for September, 2017

10/13/2017 These homes are typically smaller than the "McMansions" built in Bend a decade ago and better suit the lifestyle of many of today's Central Oregon buyers. This idea is supported with the dramatic decrease in the months of inventory. It appears builders ...

On the market: Swank midcentury modern homes (photos)

10/14/2017 The most famous developer of midcentury moderns in Oregon is builder Robert Rummer. His homes were modeled after architect A. Quincy Jones' revolutionary residential plans for Joseph Eichler, a California home builder, who, like Rummer, wanted to make Case ...

216 Oregon Rd, Ashland

10/13/2017 216 Oregon Rd, Ashland, MA 01721 is a single family home for sale. Browse realtor.com® for nearby schools and neighborhood information. Find homes similar to 216 Oregon Rd within your price range. 'Main Property Points: check out the 1,584 square-feet of ...

Cornelius, OR Homes For Sale & Real Estate

10/06/2017 Cornelius is located in Oregon. Walking, even late at night ... If you're looking for an elegant home with a simple floor plan, the various one-story homes in the area will provide more than enough space to make your house feel like a home.

McMinnville, OR Homes For Sale & Real Estate

10/03/2017 McMinnville is located in Oregon. You will always be excited to go out and eat ... Having friends over for a stylish party will become a favorite past time in the homes here that feature impressive granite kitchens. Several homes in this vicinity are ...

On the market: The telltale traits of Tudor-style homes (photos)

09/30/2017 Everything built in Oregon from the 1900s on is a Mock Tudor ... a fairy-tale quality. In this week's real estate gallery, we look at homes on the market or recently sold that are touted as Tudors.

Letter: Oregon prisons not equipped to be nursing homes

09/22/2017 In Oregon we are holding geriatric seniors — ages 75 and older — in our prisons. They are being denied their earned Social Security benefits, causing hardships to families. This cost per family is a minimum of $200 per month, just to maintain contact.

Richmond American Homes Enters Oregon Market

09/21/2017 DENVER, Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. (MDC) announced today that its subsidiary, Richmond American Homes of Oregon, Inc. will commence operations in the greater Portland area. "We first entered the Pacific Northwest through the ...

Lake Oswego, OR Homes For Sale & Real Estate

09/15/2017 Lake Oswego /swio/ is a city in the State of Oregon, primarily in Clackamas County with small ... Whether you spend the night solo or with your partner, the fireplaces present in certain homes around Lake Oswego are sure to warm you nicely.

Shelters Become Homes To Hundreds As Gorge Fires Rage On

09/06/2017 As wildfires have swept across Oregon and Washington this summer, emergency shelters have become temporary homes for hundreds of people and, in some cases, their pets. Before the fire, the Skamania County Fairgrounds were empty. Now, the sun-scorched field ...