Housing

How Coronavirus is Helping Housing

February 2, 2020

By Curt Sandfort Although there were a few caveats, last week saw one of the biggest jumps in new home construction in more than decade. Now this week’s data shows existing home sales at their highest in nearly 2 years, and close to highest in more than a decade. Is housing starting to boom again?…

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Want more housing? Build a landlord.

December 3, 2019

By Joe Cortright If we’re going to have a lot more missing middle housing; we’re also going to have a lot more landlords Accessory dwellings, duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes are suited to “mom-and-pop” landlords, but tough tenants rights requirements may discourage many homeowners from creating more housing. By Ethan Seltzer City Observatory is pleased to…

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A Meeting with Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis

November 1, 2019

By Greg Henderson On January 3, 2019 in her State of the City address, Eugene’s mayor Lucy Vinis listed her “drawdown” list of four major priorities; “Homelessness and Housing, Climate Resiliency, Public Engagement, and Inclusiveness.” Her mind has not changed. In a forty-five minute meeting on October 22, Mayor Vinis shared thoughts and ideas on…

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We Used to Just Call These “Houses”

November 1, 2019

By Daniel Herriges Senior Editor for Strong Towns We have a way in the modern world of rediscovering things that humans have always done but branding them as something trendy and a little alien. So it goes with the explosion of interest in “tiny houses” as an answer to what ails cities struggling to house…

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Housing Affordability in Oregon

October 1, 2019

By Damon Runberg The fast growth in home prices have many across the state concerned about housing affordability. Obviously the cost of housing is a critical, if not the most important, component of housing affordability, but it isn’t the only factor that impacts the affordability of housing. In order to better understand affordability trends across…

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