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Are Homeowners Getting Slammed For Building 'Granny Flats?'

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 22, 2015

The city of Portland has been encouraging homeowners to build Accessory Dwelling Units, or "granny flats." But according to a new article in the Portland Tribune, Multnomah County's approach to these new structures threaten to stop these efforts in their tracks.

Talking Business

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 20, 2015

Erik Siemers, managing editor of the Portland Business Journal, joins us for our regular business news update.

Cash Sales Change Portland Real Estate Market

OPB | Broadcast: April 20, 2015

More than 25 percent of property in overall real estate market in the last four years was purchased with cash.

Rebroadcast: The Past Present And Future Of The South Waterfront

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 19, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We're listening back to a show we did in late October focusing on how Portland's South Waterfront is developing.

Talking Business

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 18, 2014

TUESDAY: Scott Nelson, business editor for The Oregonian, joins us for our regular business news update.

How Property Taxes Are Influencing The Housing Market

OPB | Broadcast: March 19, 2014

WEDNESDAY: According to a new report from the Northwest Economic Research Center, Oregon's property tax system is skewing the housing market.

Trader Joe's Withdraws From Northeast Portland

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 3, 2014

MONDAY: Trader Joe's announced this morning that it is halting development plans for its store in Northeast Portland.

Talking Business

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 25, 2013

MONDAY: In our regular business update, we'll discuss Portland companies expanding outside the state, real estate development in the Lloyd district, and more.

Talking Business

OPB | Broadcast: March 26, 2013

Portland Business Journal editor Rob Smith joins us for a business news update.

Gauging Oregon's Rental Market Economy

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 30, 2013

What does Oregon's tight rental market mean for renters, property owners, and the rest of the economy?

Looking At Changes In The Real Estate Market

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 4, 2012

Is the housing market finally turning around?

Demand For Housing Counselors

OPB | Broadcast: March 30, 2012

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

Is the Housing Market Coming Back?

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 19, 2012

In 2011, more homes were sold in the Portland area than in 2010, but real estate prices continued to drop. What does that say about the health of Portland's real estate market?

Talking Business

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 9, 2011

Portland Business Journal editor Rob Smith joins us to discuss Portland's rental market, baseball as an economic development strategy, holiday shopping and more. 

St. Paul's Successful Hip-Hop School

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 22, 2011

In the wake of the collapse of Portland's REAL Prep hip-hop charter school, we look at a school that made the idea work in St. Paul, Minnesota.

What happened to REAL Prep?

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 20, 2011

This month, the plug was pulled on a charter school expected to open in Portland on September 12. The school was called REAL Prep Charter Academy, and was focused on educating students through the recording arts and entertainment industry. The last-minute closure has left people wondering: what happened?

Own or Rent?

OPB | Broadcast: April 27, 2011

We'll check in with an Oregon real estate expert about how the market looks — for buying, selling and renting.

Portland's South Waterfront

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 20, 2011

How does development on Portland's South Waterfront serve as an economic indicator for the rest of the region?

Turf Wars

OPB | Broadcast: April 5, 2010

What's the best way to care for or replace a lawn?

Grant County Says 'Keep Out'

OPB | Broadcast: March 3, 2010

What's the best response to a white supremacist group that wants to move into your community?