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Low Vacancy Rate In Bend Makes Finding Housing Difficult

OPB | Nov. 17, 2014

MONDAY: The vacancy rate in Bend is about a half a percent, which means it is nearly impossible for many people there to find a place to live.

Seniors Affected by Foreclosure

OPB | July 23, 2012

The AARP found that a large number of Americans over 50 are falling victim to the mortgage crisis. 

Demand For Housing Counselors

OPB | March 30, 2012

A new Oregon law has troubled homeowners clamoring for housing counseling services.

Help for Oregon Homeowners

OPB | Feb. 27, 2012

How might new rules about about mortgage lenders put out by the Oregon Attorney General's office — and two Oregon legislative proposals on the same subject — affect homeowners?

Housing Update

OPB | Sept. 19, 2011

Home foreclosure filings are on the decline in some parts of the state, but where is the housing market headed now? 

Strategic Default

OPB | March 15, 2011

We explore the choices homeowers face when the value of their mortgage exceeds the value of their home.

Homeless in the Suburbs

OPB | Jan. 25, 2011

We explore the reality of homelessness in suburban Oregon.

Foreclosing in Oregon

OPB | July 12, 2010

How are Oregonians being affected by high foreclosure rates, short sales and tight credit? 

Keeping Track of Cows

OPB | April 15, 2010

What's the best way to determine who owns a cow?

Fear of Foreclosure

OPB | Aug. 10, 2009

Why are foreclosures up in Oregon? And when might we see a turnaround?

Bankers On Board

OPB | March 09, 2009

What does the president's foreclosure plan look like from the lenders' perspective?

A Homeowner Bailout?

OPB | Feb. 19, 2009

How will President Obama's foreclosure plan resonate in Oregon?

Worse Before Better: The Central Oregon Economy

OPB | Oct. 08, 2008

What are the lessons of central Oregon's boom and bust, and what are the right engines for its future success?

Borrowers and Lenders Be

OPB | July 01, 2008

Have lending practices tightened too much... or not enough?

Brokering a Better Loan

OPB | Feb. 19, 2008

Who should decide if you can afford your mortgage?