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South Corvallis starts push to define future

More than 80 people gathered Monday night at Lincoln Elementary School for a forum on the future of South Corvallis.

The event, facilitated by Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services, was designed to be the first in a series of meetings at...

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Residential construction is up, but homes selling faster

Housing supply is low, demand is high, and Oregon is still the No. 1 state people are moving to — for the third year in a row.

The decline in construction hanging over from the 2008 recession has resulted in a tight housing market in Grants Pass...

Commissioners OK Harrisburg home sale

Tuesday morning, the Linn County Board of Commissioners approved the sealed bid sale of a home in Harrisburg that had previously gone unsold in a public auction.

The property is at 925 Cherry Ave. and has a real market value of $117,970,...

New Eugene apartment complex sold

The Riverwalk Apartments, one of Eugene’s newest and most expensive apartment complexes, has sold for $43.1 million, according to a Portland commercial real estate broker.

HFO Investment Real Estate on Tuesday said it sold the 272-apartment...

FULL coming events calendar--April 19, 2016

The EO publishes a list of coming events as space allows. It’s posted weekly at www.eastoregonian.com. All items are assumed free, nonprofit and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Coming events items should be submitted well in advance to...

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Deadline for registering to vote is approaching

The voter registration deadline for the May 17 primary election is April 26, for people registering to vote in Oregon for the first time or for those who want to change party affiliation.

If...

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Deadline for registering to vote is approaching

The voter registration deadline for the May 17 primary election is April 26, for people registering to vote in Oregon for the first time or for those who want to change party affiliation.

If...

Astoria uneasy about vacation rentals

Vacation rentals are not allowed in Astoria’s residential neighborhoods. Technically, the term doesn’t even exist in the development code, which was written when the city was known more for work than play.

But the City Council is concerned that...

Closing costs con

Buying a home is an exciting, sometimes overwhelming adventure. The amount of paperwork can seem astounding. If you or someone you know is moving this spring, watch out for a cunning con Better Business Bureau is sounding the alarm over.

A...

Grants Pass can't be beat

As I came out of Diamond Home Improvement the other day and was walking to my car, using a cane and carrying a couple of lightweight items, I was stopped by a man asking if he could help me.

I said no thank you and told him how nice it was of...

Grants Pass can't be beat

As I came out of Diamond Home Improvement the other day and was walking to my car, using a cane and carrying a couple of lightweight items, I was stopped by a man asking if he could help me.

I said no thank you and told him how nice it was of...

Gearhart sharply divided over short-term rental rules

GEARHART — Residents sounded off on short-term rentals Thursday night as more than 100 filled the firehouse and spilled outside at a Planning Commission hearing.

Those who spoke — and more than 60 signed up to do so — were responding to proposed...

Why Katy Perry might end up in a convent

A judge has voided the sale of a former Catholic convent to a Los Angeles businesswoman, clearing the way for Katy Perry to purchase the hilltop property.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Bowick ruled that attempts to sell the...

Home prices continue to rise

Lane County home prices continue to inch upward.

The average price of homes in the county were up 0.9 percent in March compared to the same month a year ago.

The average home sale price in March was $244,900, compared to $242,900 in March...

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Free session about career skills on Friday Rogue Community College is offering a free career skills training information session on Friday at the Riverside campus in downtown Medford.

Attendance at such sessions, offered monthly, is a...

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Free session about career skills on Friday Rogue Community College is offering a free career skills training information session on Friday at the Riverside campus in downtown Medford.

Attendance at such sessions, offered monthly, is a...

Class helps first time home buyers

Information for first-time home buyers is the subject of a seminar on Saturday at the Redwood Campus of Rogue Community College.

The seminar is being presented by ACCESS Home Ownership Center, a certified HUD housing counseling agency that...

Class helps first time home buyers

Information for first-time home buyers is the subject of a seminar on Saturday at the Redwood Campus of Rogue Community College.

The seminar is being presented by ACCESS Home Ownership Center, a certified HUD housing counseling agency that...

Short-term rental owners fear impact of rules

GEARHART — Opponents of limits on vacation rentals in Gearhart say they are not getting equal time in the debate and the city has already decided to enact rules, overriding their input.

Gearhart property owners Katherine Schroeder and Nancy...

Pendleton Planning Commission approves 100-unit apartment complex

The people responsible for the Pendleton Heights housing development have set their sights higher.

The Pendleton Planning Commission on Thursday unanimously approved a plat modification that will accommodate a 100-unit apartment complex, instead...

Shockley admits he defrauded clients

Former Eugene property manager Terry Shockley pleaded guilty to two federal criminal charges of wire fraud on Wednesday, part of a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Shockley, 63, admitted before Judge Ann Aiken that he engaged in a...

Medford considers foreclosures to help address blight

The Medford Mail Tribune MEDFORD — Officials in Medford are considering using a 1989 state law to get owners of abandoned properties to fix them up and reduce neighborhood blight.

Across the city, there are more than 400 mostly bank-owned homes...

Medford considers foreclosures to help address blight

The Medford Mail Tribune MEDFORD — Officials in Medford are considering using a 1989 state law to get owners of abandoned properties to fix them up and reduce neighborhood blight.

Across the city, there are more than 400 mostly bank-owned homes...

Rental housing: A tale of two cites
Rental housing: A tale of two cites

The rental housing markets in Albany and Corvallis do not have much in common.

The Corvallis side is dominated by Oregon State University students, with some 14,000 collegians in the market, resulting in a chaotic frenzy in the spring, when...

Building momentum

By most measures, Lane County’s real estate market is sizzling.

The 4,864 closed home sales in 2015 topped every year since 2005, while the $220,000 median sale price hadn’t been beat since 2007, according to Regional Multiple Listing Service...

Unforgettable summer spent reading fairy tales, daydreaming on raft (Readers Write)

While I was still in elementary school my family rented an old ramshackle house far away from town and school. No television, no radio, no electricity! Nothing to do for fun.

It wasn't long before my three younger brothers had built themselves a...