Communities

March 22, 2018

Oregon Jobless Rate Remains at Historic Low of 4.1%

Oregon added another 2,700 jobs last month and the state's jobless rate remained at its lowest point on record, according to state data released Tuesday, extending Oregon's long economic expansion.

February's unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent. It's been within a tenth of a ...

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Posted in Communities, Portland
March 22, 2018

University of Portland Plans New Waterfront Campus

The University of Portland announced development plans for a 35-acre campus expansion along the Willamette River.

The new campus, named Franz Campus, will include academic, sports and utilities facilities. It will have two additional soccer practice and intramural lighted fields, a tennis center, a track and field facility and a ...

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Posted in Communities, Portland
Feb. 15, 2018

More Growth on the Horizon for Clark County

For many, living in Clark County today can be either good or frustrating: there are a lot of new jobs out there, people and developers are flocking to the area, and housing remains scarce.

But there is little doubt the local economy is expanding and will likely continue to do ...

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Posted in Buying, Communities
Dec. 6, 2017

Portland's Residential Housing Boom by the Numbers

Research Editor at Oregon Business magazine, Kim Moore, gives us an outlook at Portland’s residential housing boom according to the numbers and what’s to come over the next few years.

The rapid growth in residential real estate development is in keeping with the city’s goal of increasing urban density, a ...

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June 12, 2017

This City is One of the Best for Young Families in Oregon

This City is One of the Best for Young Families in Oregon

Lake Oswego Oregon has been in the news lately. In a recent article by MSN, Lake Oswego came in as one of the most affordable ZIP Codes to raise a family in the US. A company called HomeUnion, a real estate investment management firm, analyzed a database of more than ...

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Posted in Communities
May 4, 2017

Lane County Real Estate Market Builds - Approaching Best of Both Worlds for sellers, buyers

The sellers’ market in Lane County housing grew even stronger in March, as average home sale prices continued to climb, according to the latest report from the Regional Multiple Listing Service in Portland.

The number of home sales and new listings — homes just hitting the market — in Lane ...

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Posted in Communities, Selling
March 3, 2017

Oregon Jobless Rate at Lowest Point in at least Four Decades

Oregon unemployment fell to 4.3 percent last month, its lowest point in at least 41 years. That's how long economists have been calculating employment figures using comparable methodology.

The state's economy is enjoying one of its longest sustained upcycles in history. The Oregon Employment Department said January ...

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Posted in Communities, Portland
Nov. 8, 2016

Milwaukie Basks in MAX Orange Line's Economic Glow

One year in, and Milwaukie is already feeling the Orange Line's economic glow.

City officials say home sales and property values have seen double-digit growth, in no small part to the $1.4 billion TriMet light-rail line connecting Portland to Milwaukie.

The city was named the nation's ninth-hottest real ...

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Posted in Buying, Communities
May 5, 2016

Ridgefield WA's Population could Triple by 2035

The city of Ridgefield has been on the “fastest growing cities” list in the state of Washington for the past three years, and if current activity is any indication, that designation isn’t going away any time soon.

Witness to the town’s tremendous growth, Mayor Ron Onslow has seen the population ...

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Posted in Buying, Communities
April 12, 2016

Under Armour's Portland HQ will be 60% larger than original design

Under Armour's plans for its Portland headquarters in a former YMCA building include expanding the building by about 40,000 square feet, the latest sign of the city's emergence as the sportswear industry's epicenter.

Details of the expansion come in an announcement from commercial real estate investment banking ...

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