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HFO Multifamily Marketwatch

HFO's team of researchers and experts in the apartment market for Oregon and Washington review the latest news of interest to area multifamily owners and investors.

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.