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11 New Buildings Coming to Downtown

Downtown Portland is about to look a lot different. Local developer Downtown Development Group LLC owns 11 different surface parking lots in downtown and has announced ambitious plans to develop them into large office and mixed-use buildings. Calling the project the “Ankeny Blocks,” the firm (owned by the local Goodman family) plans to…

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Could a “Green Loop” Be Coming to Portland?

Could a six-mile carless loop be coming to Portland? Potentially. A competition at this year’s Design Week Portland focuses on just that: A six-mile green loop that would circumnavigate the city’s four quadrants and provide a safe commute for the city’s car-free commuters. The winning proposal will be announced during April’s Design…

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Two New Parks Coming to East Portland

Portland Parks and Recreation announced the names of two new parks set to break ground in East Portland this spring. Gateway Discovery Park will be located between NE 104th & NE 106th Avenues off NE Halsey Street and Loowit View Park will be at NE 126th and Beech Street. Both parks will serve…

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Portland Home Prices: Largest Increase in the Country

Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller most recent (November 2015) 20-city home price index was released yesterday. Across those 20 cities, home prices rose 5.8% over last year, but Portland prices rose 11.1%; the highest out of the 20 major metropolitan areas included in the study, and just edging out San Francisco. Top 5 Cities: Year over…

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What Renters Want

Despite rising costs, almost 40% of Portland households rent.* What do those renters want out of their residences? The National Multifamily Housing Council has released their 2015 Apartment Resident Preferences Survey and the results are not too surprising. Some highlights: 47% of renters are pet owners (compared to 33% nationwide) The top 5 community…

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Portland’s 25 Fastest-Selling Neighborhoods

Yesterday we showed you the Portland Business Journal’s list of the neighborhoods with the most home sales in 2015. Today we bring you their list of the neighborhoods with the fastest selling homes. In 2015 it took an average of 54 days (1.75 months) to sell a home in the Portland Metro…

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