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Pendleton sells 45 lots to housing developer

Pendleton’s Sunridge Estates could welcome as many as 45 homes over the next few years.

The southern Pendleton subdivision off of Tutuilla Road was part of a 15,000 per lot.

The 660,000 but hasn’t purchased all the lots yet, he’ll...

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Council nearly votes to deny zoning appeal

The Albany City Council was unable to make a decision Wednesday night on a controversial proposed development in North Albany after a councilor was called away mid-meeting to deal with a family matter, leaving the council unable to generate the four...

Home furnishing businesses enjoy brisk summer sales season

WARRENTON — In the kitchen, it’s all about the contemporary — the latest technology and newest features. In the living room, it’s more about classic design and eye-catching color. This summer, home furnishing retailers have seen sales surge as...

Motto Mortgage marks opening in Astoria

ASTORIA — Motto Mortgage, a mortgage brokerage franchise and the second member of the RE/MAX family of brands, recently announced that banking and finance industry veteran Lance Allbritton and David Hoggard, broker/owner of RE/MAX River & Sea, have...

Weed ordinance leads to ‘unintended consequences’

In a 3-2 vote, city councilors affirmed an ordinance Tuesday that forbids marijuana retailers from moving into buildings that can house both residences and businesses.

Reevaluating the ordinance that dictates retail marijuana dispensaries cannot...

Seattle-area home prices surge more than $100,000 in one year
Seattle-area home prices surge more than $100,000 in one year
Seattle-area home prices surge more than $100,000 in one year

SEATTLE -- For the first time ever, the median King County home price has grown more than $100,000 in just a year, a new grim milestone for buyers already dealing with the hottest housing...

A tiny solution

SPRINGFIELD — At 24, Sam Koekkoek can say that he owns his own house, free and clear.

It’s a point of pride for Koekkoek, of Springfield. On Wednesday, he showed off the recently completed tiny home that he spent the past two years building. In...

Tackling a crisis
Tackling a crisis

Lack of supply. High demand. Affordability. Low rental vacancy rates. Homelessness. Housing issues have taken on a new urgency in the mid-valley — and statewide.

The Oregon Legislature has passed major housing measures at its past two sessions.

Tackling a crisis
Tackling a crisis

Lack of supply. High demand. Affordability. Low rental vacancy rates. Homelessness. Housing issues have taken on a new urgency in the mid-valley — and statewide.

The Oregon Legislature has passed major housing measures at its past two sessions.

Tackling a crisis
Tackling a crisis

Lack of supply. High demand. Affordability. Low rental vacancy rates. Homelessness. Housing issues have taken on a new urgency in the mid-valley — and statewide.

The Oregon Legislature has passed major housing measures at its past two sessions.

Tackling a crisis
Tackling a crisis

Lack of supply. High demand. Affordability. Low rental vacancy rates. Homelessness. Housing issues have taken on a new urgency in the mid-valley — and statewide.

The Oregon Legislature has passed major housing measures at its past two sessions.

Letter: Zoned for residents

I’d like to introduce some history and logic to the current rental housing crisis in Seaside. For the past 30 years or so, many of us tried to convince the planning commission and city council that allowing vacation rentals in residential zoning would...

Class addresses house buying safety

PENDLETON — A class that provides personal life safety information for real estate agents and homeowners during the selling/buying process will be presented in Pendleton.

Hosted by The Columbia Basin Board of Realtors, Jo Becker will offer the...

Weed rule leads to ‘unintended consequences’

CANNON BEACH — In a 3-2 vote, the City Council on Tuesday affirmed an ordinance that forbids marijuana retailers from moving into buildings that house both residences and businesses.

The issue came up after Matt Ennis, a resident at 140 S.

Story Next Door: Duerksen family making its mark
Story Next Door: Duerksen family making its mark

Jerry Duerksen already had put together a pretty full resume by the time he got into real estate in the late 1970s.

Graduate of Valsetz High in the lumber company town in the Coast Range that no longer exists. Four-year Navy veteran who was in...

Business in Brief (July 31)
Business in Brief (July 31)

Samaritan names 2 to foundations

Two senior development professionals recently were named to leadership positions for the Samaritan Health Services foundations.

Karen Shaw was named vice president/chief development officer, and Taylor...

Business in Brief (July 31)
Business in Brief (July 31)

Samaritan names 2 to foundations

Two senior development professionals recently were named to leadership positions for the Samaritan Health Services foundations.

Karen Shaw was named vice president/chief development officer, and Taylor...

Business in Brief (July 31)
Business in Brief (July 31)

Samaritan names 2 to foundations

Two senior development professionals recently were named to leadership positions for the Samaritan Health Services foundations.

Karen Shaw was named vice president/chief development officer, and Taylor...

Liz Weston: Cleaning up credit after ID theft requires expertise
Liz Weston: Cleaning up credit after ID theft requires expertise
Liz Weston: Cleaning up credit after ID theft requires expertise

Q:I went back to school in 2002 to get my teaching credential. I took out several student loans and set up a repayment plan upon graduating with automatic deduction out of my checking...

Letter: Zoned for residents

I’d like to introduce some history and logic to the current rental housing crisis in Seaside. For the past 30 years or so, many of us tried to convince the Planning Commission and City Council that allowing vacation rentals in residential zoning would...

new life for old mill?

SAGINAW — A Springfield trucking company has hit a permitting roadblock, delaying or derailing its plans to revive an old and long-idle wood products mill site in south Lane County.

The Lane County Planning Department denied Nelson Bros.

Wanted: Long-term rentals in Seaside

Members of the Planning Commission and City Council agree there is a shortage of long-term and workforce rentals in the city. They convened Tuesday night in a joint workshop to discuss ways to make rentals more available.

“The scarcity is...

Ex-city employee charged in rent case

A former property manager for the city of Springfield faces a misdemeanor charge of official misconduct for allegedly letting her relatives live in a city-owned home virtually rent- and utility-free.

Sophia Miriam Seban, 55, is scheduled to be...

Dack named Realtor of the Year

The government may consider retirement age to be 67, but at 94 Charlotte Dack is still showing up to work.

“I guess I just don’t know what else to do with myself,” she said.

Dack, the principal broker at Universal Realty in Hermiston, is...

Business in Brief (July 24)

New director named for foundation

Samaritan Health Services recently promoted Taylor Gilmour to director of the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation.

Gilmour is collaborating with hospital administration and the Samaritan Office of...

Business in Brief (July 24)

New director named for foundation

Samaritan Health Services recently promoted Taylor Gilmour to director of the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation.

Gilmour is collaborating with hospital administration and the Samaritan Office of...

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