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Local real estate sales surge

Lane County home sales, pending sales and prices all rose by double digits in March while the inventory of unsold homes shrank compared with a year ago.

Closed and pending sales were up by almost a third compared with March 2014, while the...

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Movers and Shakers (April 6)

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Fitzpatrick Painting Inc. has moved to a new location near Interstate 5 in Albany.

The company has outgrown its former site on Pacific Boulevard in Albany, where it had been doing business for the past six years. The new...

Business Calendar (April 6)

Loan officer earns distinction

Mortgage Loan Officer Brian McElligott was inducted into Umpqua Bank Home Lending’s Leaders Club. The members represent the highest producing loan officers in the entire division.

McElligott has been with...

Douglas County real estate market slowly improving

The residential real estate market in Douglas County has been steadily growing stronger.

According to the Roseburg Multiple Listing Service, pending sales, closed sales and new listings for the first two months of 2015 are all ahead of the same...

Finders, keepers

Hundreds of children took only a few minutes to locate the 8,000 dyed eggs put out by the Grants Pass Association of Realtors.

For a gallery of more photos from Saturday's event, visit thedailycourier.com .

Finders, keepers

Hundreds of children took only a few minutes to locate the 8,000 dyed eggs put out by the Grants Pass Association of Realtors.

For a gallery of more photos from Saturday's event, visit thedailycourier.com .

Realtors helping homeless animals

COOS COUNTY — This month, in addition to helping people find homes, local real estate agents are helping animals who need homes.

Through April 22, the Coos County Board of Realtors is collecting cash and supplies for the Coos County Animal...

City puts up warning signs after sea lion spotted on Riverwalk

A Steller sea lion, perhaps interested in a nice pilsner to pair with smelt, was spotted early Friday morning on the Astoria Riverwalk near Buoy Beer Co.

Bill Fornas, a real estate broker at Pete Anderson Realty, came across what he described on...

Report details financial problems

The receiver who has been sifting through the remains of Terry Shockley’s Eugene property management business found numerous accounting and financial problems, including a nearly $1 million shortage in a trust account that was supposed to contain...

Bandon real estate market continues forward momentum

BANDON — The real estate market continues its forward momentum in 2015, according to Bandon realtors.

Listings and sales volumes are up, compared with 2014. Vacant and undeveloped parcels are moving, and new homes are under...

War of the wetlands

ARCH CAPE — Wetlands preservation and property rights continue to clash in the Arch Cape/Falcon Cove area with land owners crying foul over delineation maps and wetlands proponents saying they seek clear and consistent rules guiding...

The myth of gentrifying

No matter what you do, modern liberals will tell you you're wrong.

For decades, liberals complained that American society is segregated because rich, white people don't want to live in ethnically mixed neighborhoods. Sometimes, liberals had a...

Movers and Shakers (March 30)

KirkBath launches new website

KirkBath has launched a new website at www.KirkBath.com.

KirkBath, which has a showroom at 728 N.W. Fourth St. in Corvallis, offers bathroom remodeling services throughout the Willamette Valley. Showroom hours...

Movers and Shakers (March 30)

KirkBath launches new website

KirkBath has launched a new website at www.KirkBath.com.

KirkBath, which has a showroom at 728 N.W. Fourth St. in Corvallis, offers bathroom remodeling services throughout the Willamette Valley. Showroom hours...

Properties on the move

Principal Financial Group, an Iowa-based Fortune 500 firm, made a splash in Eugene’s real estate market this month.

The global investment giant, which has more than $500 million in assets, forked over $45.5 million for a six-story student...

Umpqua Bank honors Busby

NORTH BEND — Mortgage Loan Officer Sheree Busby was recently inducted into Umpqua Bank Home Lending’s Leaders Club. The members represent the highest producing loan officers in the entire division.

Busby is a long-time resident of North Bend and...

Shockley lists home for sale

Terry Shockley, the Eugene real estate broker accused of mishandling clients’ trust funds, has put his Central Oregon home up for sale and advertised a moving sale to convert some of his belongings into cash.

He has borrowed $450,000 from a...

Diesel dump spelled doom for Pendleton home

Demolition began Thursday on a Pendleton couple’s home in the wake of a local company dumping 150 gallons of diesel into their basement.

Pendleton Grain Growers made a mistake Nov. 24, 2014, when it delivered the fuel to 515 N.W. Furnish Ave.,...

Remodeling is simply surviving

Sometimes this do-it-yourself remodeling stuff is simply about surviving it.

After many years and MANY projects, you'd think I'd have some great tips, wouldn't you?

You'd be wrong.

My best advice for surviving a bathroom remodeling,...

Short-cut cooking is source of guilt for busy new wife

DEAR ABBY: I am a full-time working woman, part-time student and new wife to an incredible husband. We're in our mid-20s and have been living together for a year, but I have a problem that I'm still unsure about.

Growing up I never learned to...

Letting her blue light shine
Letting her blue light shine

SIDNEY — An ordinary house on a little street in a quiet Sidney neighborhood will be counted among iconic landmarks, including the Empire State Building, the Great Pyramid of Giza, the new tower at 1 World Trade Center in New York City, the Leaning...

Editorial: Building neighborhoods, a house at a time

Albany prides itself on the livability of its neighborhoods, but it takes time and commitment to help maintain those neighborhoods.

That’s why we were so pleased recently to read of a program, “One Block at a Time,” which offers no-interest...

City of Albany accepts comments on Community Development Block Grant

The City of Albany is accepting public comments on Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs and the Draft 2015-2016 CDBG Action Plan. CDBG funds can be used for a variety of community development activities that primarily benefit low- and...

Housing options few and expensive in Cannon Beach

There are several reasons why working families can’t find housing in Cannon Beach, and a lack of available, low-cost units hovers near the top of the list.

Todd Johnston, executive director of Northwest Oregon Housing Authority, told the city’s...

Council tackles gravel roads

If neighbors on a local gravel road want their street paved, their proposal will be discussed in a public hearing where everyone can discuss it and the Cannon Beach City Council will make a final decision.

That provision is contained in revised...