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Are State and Local Regulations Making the Portland Housing Affordability Crisis Worse?
Feb 08, 2018
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Is the Portland area's regional housing crisis being made better or worse by state and local land use regulations? Gerald Mildner, Ph.D, an associate professor of real estate and finance at Portland State University, and the academic director of the...
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Guest Feature: Portland Seeks Public Comment on Affordable Housing Bond Framework
Thanks to our friends at HFO Investment Real Estate for this important notice regarding new developments from the Portland Housing Bureau regarding the Affordable Housing Bond. The Portland Housing Bureau released a report written by the Affordable H...
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Planning for Snowstorms in Commercial Leases
With Portland weathering one of its top-ten snowstorms of all time earlier this month, one question that landlords and prospective tenants alike are asking is how to plan for snow and ice storms in their leases.            The allocation of responsi...
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LUBA Decision Blocks Proposed Right 2 Dream Too Move to the Central Eastside
The City of Portland has been struggling for several years to find a permanent location for the Right 2 Dream Too ("R2DToo") tent camp, currently located at the corner of NW 4th and Burnside. An August 30, 2016, decision by the Oregon Land Use Board...
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A Housing Price Slowdown in Portland? Not So Fast
National numbers released this morning show that home prices rose 5.1 percent year to year nationwide—although, according to The Wall Street Journal, "[p]rice growth did show some sign of slowing in the country's largest cities." But is this "slowing...
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Portland Commissioner Saltzman Proposes New 1% Construction Excise Tax
Today Portland Commissioner Dan Saltzman, whose bureau assignments include the Portland Housing Bureau and the Bureau of Development Services, proposed a new excise tax on residential and commercial development equal to one percent of the total permi...
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