Improving economy means bigger Street of Dreams

Improving economy means bigger Street of Dreams

The 38th annual Street of Dreams holds many signs that Oregon's economy is improving.

"I've never done a water slide before," says Dennis Pahlisch, the owner of Bend- and Portland-based Pahlisch Homes, which has participated in the Street of Dreams since 2011. "This year, our buyers totally freed up our budgets."

Organized by the Portland-area Home Builder's Association, the Street of Dreams is designed as a showcase for the latest innovations in home building and decor. Of the one-acre homes built for this year's show, seven sold before Saturday's public opening. The two Pahlisch-built houses in this year's show, "Blackmore" and "Clearhaven," pre-sold for $2.3 million and $2.2 million, respectively.

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