Items Tagged with 'Oregon'


  • Oregon close to becoming first U.S. state to ban single-family-only zoning

    Redfin claims House Bill 2001 could nearly triple for-sale housing in Portland
    Earlier this month, Oregon’s legislature passed House Bill 2001, a measure that will require cities of more than 10,000 people to permit duplexes in areas currently zoned for single-family usage. The bill, which received bipartisan support, is set to go before Gov. Kate Brown, D-OR, who is expected to sign it, therefore positioning Oregon as the first state to ban single-family-only zoning. If passed, Redfin claims the measure could have a significant impact on Portland's housing market.
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  • Oregon enacts nation’s first statewide rent control law

    Rent control and eviction measures go into effect immediately
    Oregon just became the first state in the U.S. to enact statewide rent control. The law, which places an annual limit on rent increases of 7% plus inflation, was signed into effect on Thursday by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, who signaled that this won’t be the state’s only step towards addressing affordable housing.
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  • Altisource’s Premium Title expands to four new states

    Now providing services in Idaho, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington
    Premium Title, a provider of title and escrow services and a member of the Altisource Portfolio Solutions family of companies, is set to expand to four new states. The company announced Tuesday that it secured escrow licensing in Idaho, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington, which allows the company to begin offering services in those states.
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  • Wells Fargo heat turned up: Oregon wants big changes, California wants Stumpf to resign

    Another state wants structural changes at embattled megabank
    The hot seat Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf currently resides on is nowhere close to cooling off, especially in the wake of Stumpf’s rough appearance Thursday before the House Financial Services Committee to discuss the bank’s fake account scandal. Now, two separate states are calling for significant changes at Wells Fargo, with one calling for Stumpf's resignation.
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  • Oregon couple forced out of tiny home

    Deemed unsuitable for land it’s on
    The city named a tiny home in a residential neighborhood unfit for the land that it’s on. Now, despite housing shortages in the area, the couple was evicted from their home. These homeowners claim the government is going after the wrong people.
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  • New American Funding expands to Oregon

    Will service Lake Oswego and surrounding areas
    California-based New American Funding just expanded into the Lake Oswego area in Oregon. See why executives thought Oregon is the natural fit, and who they hired as the new state area manager.
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  • Oregon warns residents about 'fraudulent' loan modifications

    State alerts residents to avoid Liberty One Mortgage
    Oregon residents should avoid doing any kind of business with Liberty One Mortgage because the company is unlicensed, unregistered, and is engaging in mortgage fraud, the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services said. During an investigation, it was discovered that the Studio City, California address Liberty One provided on documentation to Oregon homeowners was actually the location of an Indian food restaurant.
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  • Oregon No. 1 state to move to

    Wins three years straight
    The Northwest continues to draw in new people each year. Whether it's the surge in tech jobs or close proximity to nature, Oregon has ranked as the No. 1 state to move to three years in a row.
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