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Are you trying to decide who to vote for this November for Mayor of Portland? If so, here's your opportunity to hear both candidates, Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith, answer the tough questions about the future of the city. From fluoride to foreclosures, development to diversity, we'll get the straight talk from both of them on the issues of most importance to Portlanders.
The 2012 candidates for Portland mayor, Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith, were on OPB's Think Out Loud October 9 for a "candidate conversation.+ Candidates, Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith, answered questions about the future of the city, from fluoride to foreclosures, development to diversity.
The Portland-Vancouver area has the second highest percentage of "zombie foreclosures" in the nation, according to a new report from the Internet housing firm RealtyTrac.
The State of Oregon is rolling out a new website this week for people at risk of losing their homes to foreclosure. The site is being funded by a massive settlement between the country's largest lenders and the states.
The sale of foreclosed and bank-owned homes accounted for 21 percent of sales in Oregon during this year's second quarter.
A thousand slots from a mortgage assistance program that was under-used in some rural Oregon counties will be available statewide, starting Wednesday.
“Despite the perception that older Americans are more housing secure than younger people, millions of older Americans are carrying more mortgage debt than ever before.”The report also showed the fastest rise of mortgage debt belonged to Americans 75 or older. The percentage increase of seriously delinquent loans among people 50 years or older also made headlines, increasing about 456 percent from 2007 to 2011.
The number of Oregon homes with foreclosure filings hit a five-year low last month. But, the drop could be a result of legal changes, as much as an improving economy.