Portland Drafts Ordinance To Crackdown On Airbnb

Portland’s mayor is planning to introduce an ordinance that would force online short-term rental companies like Airbnb to take down unpermitted rentals. The proposed crackdown in Portland follows a federal court ruling in March that dealt a legal blow to Airbnb’s long-held position that it is not responsible for policing unpermitted listings on its site. […]

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Portland metro home prices up 6.7% in March

Portland-area home prices jumped 6.7 percent in March compared with a year earlier, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller home price index. Nationally, prices rose 6.5 percent. Among the 20 cities included in the index, the largest increases were in Seattle (13 percent), Las Vegas (12.4 percent) and San Francisco (11.3 percent). Nine of the […]

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Portland housing report documents woes, gains

PORTLAND, Ore. (PORTLAND TRIBUNE) — Average Black, Latino, Native American and single mother households cannot afford to live anywhere in Portland, according to the annual State of Housing report the City Council is scheduled to accept on Thursday. The report, submitted by the Portland Housing Bureau, also found the Black population in Portland declined between […]

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The Twisting Saga Of Portland’s Fremont Place Apartments

A controversial proposed apartment building in Portland has a new shot at being built. The Fremont Place Apartments would be a 17-story building, standing 185 feet high along the Willamette River in The Pearl. The Portland Design Commission approved the building late last year, but then in a surprise move, the Portland City Council rejected […]

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Portland developers could collect tax breaks through expanded affordable housing program – Portland Business Journal

Tim O’Brien’s Urban Asset Advisors had hoped to tap into an affordable housing tax abatement program for its Multnomah Village Apartments project, a 70-unit development that recently wrapped up construction. The program, run by the Portland Housing Bureau and known as the Multiple-Unit Limited Tax Exemption program, offers developers a 10-year property tax exemption if […]

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