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In the house biz, money talks

You want to know what sells houses?

The price.

That's it.

Not fireplaces. Not double garages. Not lush landscaping. Neither gourmet kitchens nor luxury bathrooms. Fresh paint, untrod carpets and new shingles don't really mean all...

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Rehab org turns 10
Rehab org turns 10

SIDNEY — Samaritan Works Inc., the Sidney agency that manages two drug-rehabilitation houses here, commemorated its 10th anniversay Thursday at a reception in the Ross Historical Center, attended by about 50 people.

The organization also...

Commander’s House at Fort Hoskins set for major renovation

The centerpiece of Benton County’s Fort Hoskins Historical Park northwest of Philomath is about to get a major makeover.

The Benton County Board of Commissioners voted 3-0 Tuesday to spend $108,650 to do a complete exterior renovation of the...

Bathing beauty achieved

Sometimes practical issues demand a bathroom update, such as when a second-story shower starts to leak water into the floor/ceiling beneath it.

Other times, cosmetic concerns compel homeowners to redo their loo.

In the case of this...

Collaboration ... three years later

In February of 2012, one year into the Collaboration Corvallis process, the City Club offered a program on the joint effort by the city and Oregon State University to solve neighborhood livability issues arising from OSU enrollment growth.

City...

Collaboration ... three years later

In February of 2012, one year into the Collaboration Corvallis process, the City Club offered a program on the joint effort by the city and Oregon State University to solve neighborhood livability issues arising from OSU enrollment growth.

City...

Whiteaker eyed for transitional housing site

The Rev. Dan Bryant and Opportunity Village Eugene may have found a place in the Whiteaker neighborhood to try a new idea at helping formerly homeless people.

But first Bryant and other supporters of the proposed Emerald Village Eugene will have...

Top properties

A look at Lane County’s largest real estate deals of 2014 tells two stories.

The highest-priced sale of last year, a Eugene apartment complex, sold for only $13.2 million, less than the value of top deals in economically bleak 2010 and 2011,...

Collaboration ... three years later

In February of 2012, one year into the Collaboration Corvallis process, the City Club offered a program on the joint effort by the city and Oregon State University to solve neighborhood livability issues arising from OSU enrollment growth.

City...

Home sales flat, prices up

The Lane County real estate market sales volume was flat in 2014, but prices were up, new numbers show.

There were 3,823 closed sales in Lane County last year, up just 0.8 percent from 3,729 homes sold in 2013, according to figures compiled by...

KLCAS: A hand up, not a handout

The Klamath Basin has thousands of families and individuals who struggle to make ends meet each month, and Donna Bowman helps as many as possible through a variety of programs at Klamath and Lake County Action Services.

Bowman has been the...

Update: Graves confirmed in Mildred Kanipe Park

The cows and historic buildings of Mildred Kanipe Memorial Park will have to share their land with some newly discovered 19th-century subterranean guests.

The results of an October ground-penetrating radar study released this month confirmed...

Renters can also expect to feel tax levy effects

I have a few questions regarding the effect of the new tax levy proposal. Have all the registered voters who rent houses or apartment units questioned how much they will be hit with a rent increase if their landlord has their county tax rate go from...

Renters can also expect to feel tax levy effects

I have a few questions regarding the effect of the new tax levy proposal. Have all the registered voters who rent houses or apartment units questioned how much they will be hit with a rent increase if their landlord has their county tax rate go from...

Real estate company switches affiliations

A real estate firm with offices up and down the Interstate 5 corridor is linking up with billionaire Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate, a move that the Oregon firm says will allow it to grow by 50 percent in the next two years, to 300...

Can lower oil prices result in more jobs? (Analysis)

AP Economics Writers WASHINGTON — In June, when oil cost $107 a barrel, U.S. employers added a healthy number of jobs — 267,000. Now, with oil below $50, hopes are rising that hiring in the United States is poised to intensify.

Goldman Sachs...

Can lower oil prices result in more jobs? (Analysis)

AP Economics Writers WASHINGTON — In June, when oil cost $107 a barrel, U.S. employers added a healthy number of jobs — 267,000. Now, with oil below $50, hopes are rising that hiring in the United States is poised to intensify.

Goldman Sachs...

Klamath post card No. 58 — real estate float

Here’s a glimpse into the past. As part of an ongoing series, "Klamath post cards," The Herald and News and the Klamath County Museum feature historic Klamath Basin photos online and in the H&N's Saturday Connections section.

Klamath post card...

G-T building up for sale again

The Gazette-Times building is back on the market after lease negotiations with a potential tenant fell through, but a tear-down by the current owners still is a strong possibility.

For Sale signs went up Sunday outside the 25,000-square-foot...

Movers and Shakers (Jan. 12)

News & Notes

Bill and Rhonda Stansell, owners of Windermere Willamette Valley Real Estate in Corvallis since 2004, have announced the sale of the franchise to Steve Redman and Hong Wolfe, effective Jan. 1.

Redman, who graduated from Oregon...

Making the deals

Real estate broker/appraiser and outspoken river advocate John Brown has been named First Citizen for 2015.

A group of about 15 former First Citizens chose Brown, who will be recognized for his community involvement and professional achievement...

Learn about Oregon Lifeguard air ambulance

MERLIN — Oregon Lifeguard's new air ambulance service based at the Grants Pass Airport operates out of a rented hangar with a jet helicopter inside, and crew quarters located in a rented house across Brookside Boulevard, about a minute's drive...

Learn about Oregon Lifeguard air ambulance

MERLIN — Oregon Lifeguard's new air ambulance service based at the Grants Pass Airport operates out of a rented hangar with a jet helicopter inside, and crew quarters located in a rented house across Brookside Boulevard, about a minute's drive...

Home sales, prices continue upward trend

Continuing a trend, home sales last year in Grants Pass and Cave Junction rose a healthy 9 percent from 2013 but sales were down 8 percent in rural areas of Josephine County.

Overall 2014 finished strong, according to Kurt Heater, a local real...

Home sales, prices continue upward trend

Continuing a trend, home sales last year in Grants Pass and Cave Junction rose a healthy 9 percent from 2013 but sales were down 8 percent in rural areas of Josephine County.

Overall 2014 finished strong, according to Kurt Heater, a local real...

Home sales, prices continue upward trend

Continuing a trend, home sales last year in Grants Pass and Cave Junction rose a healthy 9 percent from 2013 but sales were down 8 percent in rural areas of Josephine County.

Overall 2014 finished strong, according to Kurt Heater, a local real...