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|Thursday, January 05, 2012|
The average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage hit 3.91% this week, matching the record low of two weeks ago.
The average on the 15-year fixed mortgage ticked down to 3.23 percent from 3.24 percent. That's up from 3.21 percent two weeks ago, also a record low.
Rates in the West remained the below the national average and the lowest in the U.S. A 30-year home loan averaged 3.86 percent, and a 15-year home loan averaged 3.19 percent.
Still, cheap mortgage rates have done little too boost the depressed U.S. housing market. Many Americans either can't take advantage of the rates or have already done so.
Read more at OregonLive.com.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER | EDITOR
The media coverage about Pope Francis must have put me in a Biblical frame of mind. Because after touring the latest phase of the South Waterfront development, a mind boggling 1.5 million square feet of office and retail space that will spring up north of the aerial tram over the next few years, I couldn’t stop thinking about the massive project as a modern day creation story.
Thursday, October 01, 2015
PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN
Images from the big 2015 celebration of worker-friendly organizations that make a difference.
Monday, September 28, 2015
BY DAN COOK
Eastern Oregon marketers refocus rural assets through an urban lens.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER
I walked off the Vigor Industrial shipyard that day with a clear cover line in mind: the Love Boat.
Monday, November 02, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER
The hollowing out of the American city is now a bona fide cultural meme. Newspapers, magazines and digital media sites are publishing story after story about the morphing of urban grit and diversity into bastions of wealth and commodity culture.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER
Molly Rogers believes she has found the solution to excessively syrupy cocktail mixes. She first just needs people to understand her product isn’t foliage.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
Several Portland entrepreneurs make appearance in patently silly "The Dream of the Startup is Alive in Oregon" promo.
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