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Investor buys Laurel Hill property

A Eugene property investor has bought a large piece of land in the Laurel Hill Valley neighborhood, the site of a student-housing developer’s 2013 plan that sparked opposition from nearby residents before the city rejected it.

Max Liebreich said...

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Lily Runco

Nov. 14, 1926 — Nov. 22, 2016

Lily Runco, 90, of Lebanon passed away at the Scio care home where she had lived on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

Lily was born to Italian immigrants, Liborio and Michelina (Imbordino) Cuccia on Nov. 14, 1926 in...

Melting lands cracking manufactured homes

Harvey and Jean Kloos’ home is crumbling beneath their feet.

The couple invested in the manufactured home in a sprawling retirement community in Canyonville because it was nice, spacious — a stark contrast from what most people imagine when they...

Springfield seeks affordable housing

SPRINGFIELD — City officials could look to build minihouses, expand an emergency car camping program, subsidize new apartment construction, or support a new manufactured home park to address a tightening housing market.

For the second time in...

City of Umatilla embracing parks and recreation

A new park on Umatilla’s south hill and expansions of several other parks are being written into the city’s future.

City manager Russ Pelleberg said he has been collaborating with other staff on a master parks plan that he feels “very...

Affordable housing project gains $6.5 million boost

SPRINGFIELD — St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County is moving forward with building a low-rent housing project in downtown Springfield after a state agency awarded the nonprofit group a multimillion-dollar subsidy.

Oregon Housing and Community...

City mulls housing solutions

Cannon Beach could develop workforce housing on city-owned land — starting with placing park model homes at the RV Park — and amend zoning codes to address its long-term housing need.

These recommendations were part of the affordable housing...

Students learn lessons of energy efficiency

Students in the Columbia Basin Student Homebuilders Program got a lesson Wednesday in the importance of energy efficiency.

The program, which is in its third year, produces a high-end house each year built by high school students from Hermiston,...

Apartment complex sells, and rents climb

SEASIDE — Geri Chisholm thought of her tenants at the Sunrise Apartments as friends, so she tried to keep the rents low.

But when Chisholm died at 91 last year, market forces took hold. Her family chose to raise the rents and, after the 12-unit...

Cannon Beach could lead affordable housing push

CANNON BEACH — Cannon Beach could develop workforce housing on city-owned land — starting with placing park model homes at the RV Park — and amend zoning codes to address its long-term housing need.

These recommendations were part of the...

Business in Brief (Nov. 14)

Suites renovation

Comfort Suites in Albany has just completed a renovation that took about nine months and cost more than $1 million.

“It’s completely updated and modernized with new carpet, new furnishings,” said Leigha Thomas, director...

Home, green home

Your first instinct is to look for signs. What is different about this house than the others on the block? What are we looking for? It helps to have a tour guide, a LEED-certified Diogenes perhaps, guiding you into a greener future.

Our first...

Average home sale price rises

A seasonal cooling of home-selling activity settled over Lane County in October, but the average home sale price heated up to break the monthly record, according to figures from the Regional Multiple Listing Service in Portland.

In October, 402...

Home, green home
Home, green home

Your first instinct is to look for signs. What is different about this house than the others on the block? What are we looking for? It helps to have a tour guide, a LEED-certified Diogenes perhaps, guiding you into a greener future.

Our first...

Letter: Lost rentals

I told you so. The rental housing market in Seaside was totally destroyed by the conversion of long-term rentals into vacation rentals in the early 1990s. At the time the City Council and Planning Commission had members who either owned or (as...

Appraiser shortage slowing home buys

Clatsop County’s housing market is competitive, but a shortage of appraisers — whose job is to determine home values — is causing serious delays in the home-buying process.

The county has eight licensed appraisers. In a slower market, this...

Maritime Museum receives $1 million endowment

The Columbia River Maritime Museum has received a $1 million endowment from longtime patrons David and Anne Myers.

The couple was honored at the 54th annual meeting, where Museum Executive Director Sam Johnson announced the endowment. The Myers...

Housing nonprofit aims to buy shelter property

Chances of the men’s cold weather shelter continuing next season at its current Southwest Fourth Street just became a bit dimmer.

Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services, a private nonprofit housing developer, has reached an agreement with...

#7. Digital Realty Trust Inc.

Ticker: DLRTax Rate: 2.09%Pre-Tax Income: $308,042,000Income Tax Expense: $6,451,000As of January 2012, Digital Realty had investments in about 18.3 million square feet of properties.Note: This image does not depict a Digital Realty property.

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America's largest corporations use a variety of loopholes, including offshore tax havens, to pay as little tax money as possible. It is estimated that the U.S. government lost between $77 billion and $111 billion in corporate tax revenue due to tax...

#4. Realty Income Corporation

Ticker: OTax Rate: 1.10%Pre-Tax Income: $288,024,000Income Tax Expense: $3,169,000Realty Income Corporation's first holding was a Taco Bell restaurant, acquired in 1970.

#7. Digital Realty Trust Inc.

Ticker: DLRTax Rate: 2.09%Pre-Tax Income: $308,042,000Income Tax Expense: $6,451,000As of January 2012, Digital Realty had investments in about 18.3 million square feet of properties.Note: This image does not depict a Digital Realty property.

#4. Realty Income Corporation

Ticker: OTax Rate: 1.10%Pre-Tax Income: $288,024,000Income Tax Expense: $3,169,000Realty Income Corporation's first holding was a Taco Bell restaurant, acquired in 1970.

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America's largest corporations use a variety of loopholes, including offshore tax havens, to pay as little tax money as possible. It is estimated that the U.S. government lost between $77 billion and $111 billion in corporate tax revenue due to tax...

Movers and Shakers (Nov. 7)

People on the Move

Heidi May-Stoulil has been promoted to director of mental health operations for Samaritan Health Services.

In her new role, May-Stoulil oversees the operations of mental health services for outpatient and psychiatry...

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