Shutdown Affects Local Housing Market

EUGENE, Ore. — The government shutdown is in its second week, and its impacts are growing larger. One of the newest victims is the local real estate market. Last week less than 4 percent of the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department was on the job. That lack of employees working is affecting folks all … Continue reading »

Police Crack Down on Squatters

ALBANY, Ore. — Desperate times call for desperate measures, and with a recent squatting bust, the City of Albany is seeing just that. Police arrested a man and a woman for squatting in a home on Thurston Street. It’s a situation that’s not unusual. “It’s been more of a visible problem over the last few … Continue reading »

Local Housing Market Improves

EUGENE, Ore. — Even though other parts of Oregon saw home foreclosures jump in recent months, Lane County is seeing steady growth. Real estate experts say the housing market, especially in Portland, is still suffering from the ripple effect of the 2008 housing crisis. However, they say month-to-month foreclosure rates can be deceiving, and Lane … Continue reading »