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|Thursday, January 26, 2012|
Portland-area foreclosure sales picked up in the third quarter of 2011, due to an increase in short sales.
According to the foreclosure listings site RealtyTrac, 1,702 "distressed" properties with foreclosure filings in Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton sold from July to September, a 3.6 percent increase from the same period a year earlier. They made up nearly one in five home sales during the quarter.
Lenders have more readily agreed to short sales -- in which the bank accepts whatever price a home can fetch on the open market instead of the amount owed on the home -- over the past two years, said Mathew Raczko, a financial specialist with ClearPoint Financial Solutions.
Read more at OregonLive.com.
Friday, June 27, 2014
BY JASON NORRIS | OB BLOGGER
Over the last several months we have seen a wave of cross-border acquisitions, primarily U.S.-based companies looking to purchase non-U.S.-based companies. There are a few reasons for this, but the main culprit is the U.S. corporate tax system. The United States has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
BY MONICA ENAND | GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
Nine tips for building habits among employees to respond when needed.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Oregon is known for its green-minded citizens, and many workers are attracted to firms and organizations that practice green, not just pay lip service to it.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
BY CLIFF HOCKLEY | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
With the increasing retirements of Baby Boomers, a massive real estate shift has created a significant increase in demand for NNN properties. The result? Increased demand has triggered higher prices and lower yields.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Oregon Business magazine's "Green Your Workplace" seminar featured a panel of sustainability experts from small, medium and large organizations. The seminar drew 70 people and took place in the Nines Hotel this morning.
Friday, May 30, 2014
BY DEBRA RINGOLD | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
Since 1970 the performance of our public education system has steadily deteriorated.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
BY KIM MOORE
Transportation accounts for the second-largest source of greenhouse gases in the U.S. (28% in 2012), and the use of renewable fuels, such as biodiesel and ethanol, is booming in light of state and national programs to make transportation fuels cleaner.
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