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|Saturday, March 01, 2008|
Housing market turmoil and the law of supply and demand create a robust landlord’s market.
By Abraham Hyatt
Thanks in part to the collapse of the housing market, 2007 turned into an uncharacteristically strong year for the state’s multi-family rental market — an industry that’s been sluggish at best in most regions since the last recession. This year, analysts say, will be even stronger.
The boom stems from several things. First, more people are looking to rent. In the wake of the mortgage disaster, home sales in the Portland metro area, for example, fell 13%, and homeownership in the region fell from 68.3% to 66%. At the same time, the state’s population grew by 1.6%, and the average mortgage payments needed to purchase a new home became unaffordable for many. Meanwhile, new construction of apartment units was very slow in much of Oregon.
Monday, September 29, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
Wehby disappears, Kitzhaber fails to disclose and Seattle gets bike share before Portland.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
BY DIANE BUISMAN
Some common misconceptions employers have about marijuana.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
BY OB STAFF
Farmers, grocery stores and food processors cash in on kale.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY KIM MOORE
Proud, diverse and underpaid.
Pride in their organizations’ mission, fairness in the treatment of women and ethnic minorities, flexible work schedules — these are just a handful of workplace characteristics that employees of this year’s 100 Best Nonprofits appreciate about their organizations.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BY JON BELL
Oregon tribes still bet on casinos.
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Oregon Business magazine has named the sixth annual 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER
Oil is gushing out of the U.S. and Canada, and much of it is coming from places that don’t have pipeline infrastructure. So it’s being shipped by rail.
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