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Asbestos in Oregon

Oregon Ranking in U.S. for mesothelioma & asbestosis deaths: 19th Oregon Mesothelioma Deaths: 619 Oregon Asbestosis Deaths: 169 Oregon Total Asbestos Related Deaths: 788 Because of Oregon’s coastline, the state was an ideal location for many shipyards. When these shipyards peaked in production, the use of asbestos-containing products was extensive and many workers were exposed to the toxic material. An … read more

2020 Housing Market Predictions

The following is taken from a study by George Ratiu, Senior Economist for realtor.com® This was a national report, though, so we may see slightly different conditions in Oregon and Washington. The Quick Takeaway Home price growth will flatten, with a forecasted increase of just 0.8 percent. Inventory will remain constrained, especially at the entry-level price segment. Single-family housing … read more

Oregon 1st State to End Single-Family Zoning

Governor Kate Brown has signed into law several housing bills designed to deal with the housing crisis in Oregon, including one that would eliminate single-family zoning in certain cities. HB2001 requires cities with populations greater than 10,000 to “allow duplexes in lands zoned for single-family dwellings.” It also requires cities with populations greater than 25,000 … read more

Preparing for a Home Inspection

Our local real estate market will begin to pick up steam now that the Christmas/Winter holidays are officially behind us. With the warm winter we’ve been having, it wouldn’t be surprising if we get daffodils in February. All of this has us thinking about people who are planning to sell their home in the coming … read more