Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
HFO was the exclusive listing agent for this property. See many of HFOs current listings at www.hfore.com.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Permits dropped 4.9 percent in January with declines concentrated in the multi-family sector. Single-family permits held above a half million units for the second straight month. The bank predicted continued activity in single-family in coming months.
Wells Fargo's Economics Group also reported that industrial production continued its gradual climb back to pre-recession levels, in its seventh straight monthly gain.
Monday, February 15, 2010
The Landlord Times reported recently that when you end up with abandoned tenant property that could be used by others, you may want to contact an organization that gives away your items to the needy. Some of them will even pick up the property for free!
- Community Warehouse NE 503.235.8786 [essential furniture and household items]
- Portland Medical VA Center - [videos, CDs, DVDs, clothing] call Robin Lashbaugh @ 503.805.5993
- Dress for Success [interview appropriate clothing, make-up] 503.249.7300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Transition Projects Inc. [hygiene products, linens, clothing, books] 503.823.4930 x226 or email@example.com
- Multicultural Community Services [furniture, lamps, cooking utensils, diapers, sheets, blankets, dishes and other household items] 503.231.7480 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Yolanda House Domestic Violence Shelter [bedding, cleaning supplies, office supplies, cooking items, craft supplies, silverware, diapers, hygiene products, soap, office chairs, mattress pads, pillows, socks, and more. 503.535.3270
- JOIN [socks, blankets, pet food] 503.232.7052 x 101 email@example.com
- Schoolhouse supplies [school and craft supplies] 503.249.9933
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
"We expect real GDP to rise at a 3.7 percent annual rate during the current quarter. Business inventories are expected to move back into positive territory for the first time in two years, adding 1.2 percentage points to first quarter growth. Final demand is growing much more modestly. Real final sales are expected to rise at a 2.0 percent annual rate, marking the fourth consecutive quarterly increase."
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Friday, February 5, 2010
U.S. Census Bureau Ranks Portland / Vancouver / Beaverton Nation's 7th Lowest in Rental Vacancy Rates
Lowest vacancy rates were reported as follows:
- Springfield, MA 3.0%
- Bakersfield, CA 3.3%
- Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 3.7%
- Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 4.1%
- Columbus, OH 4.7%
- Honolulu, HI 5.2%
- Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 5.3%
- Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 5.9%
- Alburquerque, NM 6.1%
- New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY 6.2%
- Louisville, KY-IN 20.2%
- Tulsa, OK 21.7%
- Dayton, OH 22.0%
- Orlando, FL 22.9%
- Memphis, TN-AR-MS 23.9%
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
The National Multi Housing Council reports that the fourth quarter saw a continued uptick in sales volume and equity financing, a small step toward a more normal transactions market, after 2009 recorded the lowest number of transactions of the decade.
According NMHC, full recovery of occupancy and rents will require job growth to return to the economy. When that happens, and as a large wave of Echo Boomers begins to enter a supply-constrained market, we should see above average rent growth.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
In addition, the survey found that fully 44% of apartment firms require residents to have renters’ insurance, a big jump from the 24% reported last year. The most common limit required is $100,000.
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