Jan 28, 2019
This week: Bloomberg Businessweek examines the City of Portland's opportunity zones, which include some of the region's most sought-after real estate--and among residents of the nation's 26 largest cities, it's those in Seattle who say they're least satisfied with their neighborhoods.
Jan 21, 2019
This week: the Oregon legislature will consider a statewide rent control measure along with restrictions on no-cause evictions. The Seattle City Council passed an ordinance requiring developers to choose from a list of options encouraging residents to reduce single-occupancy vehicle trips, and California's governor...
Jan 14, 2019
This week: Seattle apartment rents hit the skids in the 4th quarter as 10% of the city's units remain empty and rents in King and Snohomish counties dropped about 1.4%. Economist Joe Cortright explains why Portland's residential infill plan is a good start, but may not be enough to combat rising home prices in the...
Jan 7, 2019
Oregon Lawmakers plan to consider limiting rent increases and ending no-cause evictions in this year's legislative session and a NY Times article looks at the phenomenon of smaller cities not wanting to be like Seattle or Portland and what it tells us about the pitfalls of urban growth.