Is OMSI’s land the next big waterfront development?

For the museum, the project would fulfill a long-held goal to redevelop the under-used stretch along the Willamette River, one with the potential to create a vibrant new neighborhood. And because OMSI plans to lease the land instead of selling it, it could provide the museum with a needed revenue stream.

The effort comes as the Central Eastside is transforming around it. What was once a strictly industrial landscape has undergone rapid change in recent years as apartments and office buildings pop up. The opening of Tilikum Crossing and the launch of a new light-rail line in 2015 also increased access to the district.

Though early in the process, there already are competing visions for the museum blocks.

City leaders envision an “Innovation Quadrant,” in which OMSI, along with Oregon Health Science University, Portland State University and Portland Community College, would attract high-paying tech and research jobs.

The director of the James Beard

... read more at: http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2017/11/omsi_redevelopment.html

Recent home sales in Boston and Cambridge (Oct. 12) – Buying …

ALLSTON

33 Pratt St. Two-family Conventional, built in 1920, 2,63, 14 rooms, 7 bedrooms, 3 baths, on 4,500-square-foot lot. $1,100,000

39-41 Eatonia St. Two-family Two Family, built in 1920, 1,896 square feet, 9 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, on 3,598-square-foot lot. $688,000

147 Kelton St. #601 Condominium Mid-Rise, built in 1988, 1,227 square feet, 4 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, on 1,227-square-foot lot. $450,000

BACK BAY

317 Marlborough St. One-family Row-Middle, built in 1875, 5,294 square feet, 14 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, on 2,464-square-foot lot. $5,150,000

31-33 Commonwealth Ave. #2 Condominium Row-Middle, built in 1910, 1,89, 6 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, on 1,890-square-foot lot. $3,300,000

287 Marlborough St. #A Condominium Row-Middle, built in 1890, 1,685 square feet, 5 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, on 1,685-square-foot lot. $1,800,000

362 Commonwealth Ave. #1E Condominium Mid-Rise, built in 1889, 1,049 square feet, 4 rooms, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, on 1,169-square-foot lot. $902,000

228 Beacon St. #1 Condominium Row-Middle, built in

... read more at: http://realestate.boston.com/buying/2017/10/11/recent-home-sales-boston-cambridge-oct-12/

Saturday event ‘not just a garage sale, it’s hundreds of garage sales …

If You Go

What: NW’s Largest Garage Sale Vintage Sale.

When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 4. Early birds can start at 7 a.m.

Where: Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield.

Cost: General admission $5; children 12 and under free; early bird admission $20; military with ID: $3 for general admission hours; parking: $6.

Skipping out on garage sailing was not an option for the very young Kim Buffum.

“Mom dragged me to garage sales all the time, starting when I was only 3,” Buffum said. “I was such a brat about it. I told her, ‘I’m never making my kids go to garage sales.’ ”

That couldn’t seem more ironic now. Buffum and her husband, David, residents of east Vancouver, have become

... read more at: https://www.columbian.com/news/2017/nov/03/saturday-event-not-just-a-garage-sale-its-hundreds-of-garage-sales/

Saturday event ‘not just a garage sale, it’s hundreds of garage sales’

If You Go

What: NW’s Largest Garage Sale Vintage Sale.

When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 4. Early birds can start at 7 a.m.

Where: Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield.

Cost: General admission $5; children 12 and under free; early bird admission $20; military with ID: $3 for general admission hours; parking: $6.

Skipping out on garage sailing was not an option for the very young Kim Buffum.

“Mom dragged me to garage sales all the time, starting when I was only 3,” Buffum said. “I was such a brat about it. I told her, ‘I’m never making my kids go to garage sales.’ ”

That couldn’t seem more ironic now. Buffum and her husband, David, residents of east Vancouver, have become

... read more at: https://www.columbian.com/news/2017/nov/03/saturday-event-not-just-a-garage-sale-its-hundreds-of-garage-sales/

RioCan and Allied Announce Results of Condo Marketing Program …

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Oct. 17, 2017) – RioCan REIT (TSX:REI.UN) and Allied Properties REIT (TSX:AP.UN) today announced that the residential condominium units at King Portland Centre are substantially sold out, subject to customary closing conditions and rights of rescission. RioCan and Allied expect the profitability of these units to exceed initial expectations.

King Portland Centre is located at the northwest corner of King Street West and Portland Avenue in the heart of Toronto’s King West neighbourhood. In addition to the strength of its location, the development is unique, in that it will incorporate a restored heritage structure, 602-604 King West, with a substantial new mixed-use structure. The combined structures (at 100%) will be comprised of the following:

  1. approximately 59,000 square feet of office and retail GLA in the heritage structure, which is fully occupied;
  1. approximately 256,000 square feet of additional office GLA in the new structure, which is 93% pre-leased

    ... read more at: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3525795

Distressed Home Sales Drop to 10-Year Low in US

Distressed Home Sales Drop to 10-Year Low in U.S.

According to ATTOM Data Solutions Q3 2017 U.S. Home Sales Report, distressed home sales — including bank-owned (REO) sales, third-party foreclosure auction sales, and short sales — accounted for 12.5 percent of all home sales in Q3 2017, down from 13.5 percent in the previous quarter and down from 14.1 percent in Q3 2016 to the lowest level since Q3 2007.

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Daren Blomquist

“Distressed sales nationally are now the exception rather than the rule, and we would expect the distressed sale share to return to the pre-recession norm of single-digit percentages within the next year given the current downward trajectory,” said Daren Blomquist, senior vice president at ATTOM Data Solutions. “Distressed sales have become more localized

... read more at: http://www.worldpropertyjournal.com/real-estate-news/united-states/irvine/attom-data-solutions-2017-us-home-sales-report-daren-blomquist-distressed-home-sales-data-2017-reo-sales-report-home-foreclosure-data-2017-10620.php

On the market: What it cost to buy in Oregon’s top 15 school districts (photos)

Parents are known to make sacrifices to make sure their children attend good schools. They squeeze their finances, give up shorter commutes and say goodby to longtime neighbors to move to preferred school districts.

Residents without children in public classrooms place a premium on school quality, too.

Homes for sale in well-regarded school districts sell faster and are valued higher on average than those in below-average school districts, according to real estate research.

In this week’s real estate gallery, we show you what it costs to buy a home in Oregon’s highest-ranking school districts as determined by Niche, an online database that considered test scores, teacher quality, graduation rates, and student and parent reviews.

We combed through real estate listings to find homes in a range of prices, sizes and styles, from condos to mansions, within these school districts’ boundaries. Realtor.com gave us housing market statistics based on one zip code within each

... read more at: http://www.oregonlive.com/hg/index.ssf/2017/10/oregon_best_school_district_ho.html

Central Oregon’s housing crunch forced people to camp in high desert. Now they must leave.

The Central Oregon Irrigation District dug a trench at the most popular access point to its undeveloped land. Homeless people are being evicted from the land, where some have lived for seven years.

Their make-shift community, home to people desperate for a place to live as Central Oregon rents soar, reveals the distinct nature of rural Oregon homelessness. Thirty percent of the state’s homeless population is concentrated in Multnomah County. But the most explosive growth in percentage terms is outside of the Portland area, where social services are sparse.

Unlike in Portland and other West Coast cities, homeless people rarely panhandle in downtown Redmond; instead, they are mostly dispersed to the outskirts and often invisible. Nor is their lack of housing mostly linked to mental health conditions, addiction or both. In federally mandated surveys, more than 50 percent of unhoused Portlanders say they contend with those challenges.

... read more at: http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2017/10/central_oregons_housing_crunch.html

What it cost to buy in Oregon’s top 15 school districts (photos)

Parents are known to make sacrifices to make sure their children attend good schools. They squeeze their finances, give up shorter commutes and say goodby to their longtime neighbors to move to preferred school districts.

Residents without children in public classrooms place a premium on school quality, too.

Homes for sale in well-regarded school districts sell faster and are valued higher on average than those in below-average school districts, according to real estate research.

In this week’s real estate gallery, we show you what it costs to buy a home in Oregon’s highest-ranking school districts as determined by Niche, an online database that considered test scores, teacher quality, graduation rates, and student and parent reviews.

We combed through real estate listings to find homes in a range of prices, sizes and styles, from condos to mansions, within these school districts’ boundaries. Realtor.com gave us housing market statistics.

According to Niche, out of 197

... read more at: http://www.oregonlive.com/hg/index.ssf/2017/10/oregon_best_school_district_ho.html

Another Bayside condo project goes to Portland Planning Board

A 45-unit condominium complex proposed in East Bayside faces a public hearing and possible vote in Portland on Tuesday.

South Portland developer Vincent Maietta said if the estimated $13 million project is approved, he plans to break ground next spring.


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“We’ve had quite a bit of interest in it,” Maietta said. “It’s got fabulous sunset views over Back Cove and White Mountains and the city of Portland skyline.”

The condos at 218-220 Washington Ave. would be built in a four-story, 45-foot-tall building on steeply sloped land near the Interstate 295 off-ramp, across from the Eastern Promenade intersection with Washington Avenue. The site has a single-family house, which would be demolished.

It’s an example of how developers are looking to even the most challenging sites, including hillsides, to build housing to accommodate the demand to live on the city’s peninsula.

That

... read more at: http://www.pressherald.com/2017/10/10/another-bayside-condo-project-comes-to-portland-planning-board/