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Medford Center Unveils $12M Plan to Add Restaurants, Wine Bars, Breweries and Experiential Retail...

LBG Real Estate Companies, LLC (“LBG”), a Southern California-based investor in retail real estate, announced that plans have been finalized for the redevelopment of Medford Center, a 420,000-square-foot regional entertainment and lifestyle shopping center in Medford, Oregon, which serves Medford, Grants Pass and Ashland area residents as well as the Rogue Valley’s 3.2 million annual visitors. LBG plans to invest over $12 million to create more than 30,000 square feet of experiential retail and restaurant space for a variety of culinary offerings including brewery and wine-based concepts, complemented by the highly successful Cinemark Tinseltown Theater and other retailers in the already 90% occupied Medford Center

MERKLEY STATEMENT ON AGREEMENT TO HELP REBUILD FLINT AND OTHER CRUMBLING WATER INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS

Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement after Senate leaders, including Michigan Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, announced an agreement to move forward on a package of emergency funding to help Flint, Michigan with its water crisis and to help other cities across the country avert similar crises by investing in repairs and replacements for crumbling water infrastructure.

DeFazio, T&I Democrats Introduce GROW AMERICA Act to Set Robust Long-Term Surface Transportation Investment...

The GROW AMERICA Act provides a total of $478 billion over six years, a 45 percent increase for highways, bridges, public transportation, highway safety, and rail programs. Over six years, the GROW AMERICA Act makes significant investments in:

Historically Low Interest Rates Means Portland Real Estate is More Affordable For First Time...

PORTLAND, OR - February 7, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Continued easing from the Federal Reserve is driving historically low interest rates for Portland OR real estate buyers says local REALTOR® David Somerville.

SIGTARP SHUTS DOWN 85 ONLINE MORTGAGE MODIFICATION SCAMS ADVERTISED ON GOOGLE

WASHINGTON, DC - November 17, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) today announced that it has shut down 85 alleged online mortgage modification scams that prey on vulnerable homeowners through Web banners and other Web advertisements. SIGTARP investigates mortgage modification schemes in which companies charge struggling homeowners a fee in exchange for false promises of lowering the homeowner’s mortgage through TARP’s housing program known as the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP). Google, in cooperation with an ongoing criminal SIGTARP investigation of these scams, has suspended advertising relationships with more than 500 Internet advertisers and agents associated with the 85 alleged online mortgage fraud schemes and related deceptive advertising.

Make Money in Real Estate Foreclosures

While the nationwide rise in foreclosures is agony for homeowners who can't make the mortgage, the ad suggests that foreclosures create opportunity for investors....

Lancaster real estate deal would be among largest in city’s history

Lancaster Mall's owners have put the landmark Salem property on the market. After a series of renovations, the 36-year-old mall has attracted tenants such as...

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Oregon Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening Vietnamese Neighbors and Interfering with...

John Blayne Vangastel, 37, of Klamath Falls, Oregon, pleaded guilty today in the District of Oregon to one count of using threats of force to injure, intimidate and interfere with his neighbors in the enjoyment of their housing rights because they are a family of Vietnamese descent.

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New Coalition Formed to Advance Zero Energy Buildings in Oregon

A group of Oregon-based organizations is announcing the formation of a coalition to advance the rapid adoption of zero energy building standards in the state of Oregon. A zero energy home or commercial building generates as much energy as it consumes over the course of a year through renewable resources. The founding members of the Oregon Zero Energy Buildings Coalition are Earth Advantage, Climate Solutions, New Buildings Institute, NW Energy Coalition, International Living Future Institute, and the Zero Energy Project.