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DeFazio to Lead Rally Against Fast Track Trade Authority and Organize Students to Protect...

U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) will be in Eugene Monday, May 4, leading a rally to oppose fast track trade authority for President Obama and the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. Later he will lead a discussion with University of Oregon students about the student debt crisis.

Morf Media, Inc., Banner Bank and the Oregon Association of Realtors Host TRID Compliance...

Morf Media Inc., leader in enterprise compliance training for the mobile workforce, Banner Bank and the Oregon Association of Realtors have teamed up to sponsor TILA-RESPA (TRID) training in Eugene. The training helps mortgage lenders and real estate agents prepare for new processes, deadlines and archiving rules associated with the upcoming integrated disclosure rule to take effect on August 1, 2015

MERKLEY, BALDWIN INTRODUCE BILL TO REQUIRE FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS TO USE MADE-IN-AMERICA MATERIALS

Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley and Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced the Invest in American Jobs Act, legislation to create good-paying American jobs and strengthen U.S. manufacturing by requiring federally-funded transportation projects to use American steel, iron and manufactured products whenever possible

Mercury incident at Banks, Oregon home requires EPA emergency cleanup

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has completed an emergency cleanup of elemental mercury at a residential home in Banks, Oregon. EPA worked closely with state and local authorities to complete the cleanup and ensure that public health and the environment were not harmed.

REACH CDC Named in the Top 50 Developers by Affordable Housing Finance

REACH CDC announced their placement in the top 50 affordable housing developers in the United States by the magazine Affordable Housing Finance (AHF). To be considered for the AHF 50, 107 firms completed surveys detailing their recent activities.

Solar Energy in Oregon, Washington Projected to Make Big Gains

Powered by growing residential and commercial markets, the neighboring states of Oregon and Washington are set to make significant gains this year in new solar installations, according to the recently-released U.S. Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review.

EPA ADMINISTRATOR IN PORTLAND, OR TO FOCUS ON AIR QUALITY AND CLEAN WATER

This Wednesday, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will be in Portland, Oregon to award a Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and speak at the Craft Brewers Conference about the importance of protecting our nation’s water resources. The DERA grant will work towards replacing heavy-duty diesel trucks that operate locally and retrofit cargo handling equipment in North Portland.

HDC Senior Project Manager Craig Kelley talks about developing one of the largest affordable...

When complete this summer, REACH Community Development’s Orchards at Orenco (Phase One) will provide affordable homes for 57 low-income families and individuals in Hillsboro—and will raise the bar, internationally, for energy performance in affordable multifamily housing.

Tax credit for the severely disabled or disabled children reinstated

The 2014 Legislature passed SB 1534 allowing all taxpayers, regardless of income, to claim the severely disabled or disabled child exemption credit

Central Oregon Veterans to get more access to affordable housing

Housing Works, the leading affordable housing provider serving the tri-county Central Oregon region, has secured an additional fifteen (15) federally-funded vouchers to aid homeless veterans obtain quality housing.

Brita Arcuri teams with IDX Broker to sync thousands of Oregon real estate listings...

IDX, Inc. is pleased to announce the growing network of real estate agents and brokers utilizing the incredible IDX Broker software on their professional websites have grown once again, with the addition of a customizable IDX solution to the website of Brita Arcuri. As a Eugene, Oregon real estate broker, Arcuri has the unique ability to give her clients a comprehensive online property search directly on her website. Regional MLS (RMLS) instantly displays thousands of detailed home listings on the results page of her website, giving home seekers on the website of Arcuri a complete and thorough online search experience. Never before has such a dynamic tool been so easily accessible to Eugene potential buyers

Home Rescue Program Offers up to $30,000 to Homeowners Statewide

Wednesday, August 28th at noon, a new state foreclosure prevention program aimed at helping homeowners struggling to make their payments will be available. The “Home Rescue Program” provides up to a year of monthly mortgage assistance with a maximum benefit of $20,000. Program participants are also eligible for up to $10,000 to bring their mortgage current, if they are behind.

Portland home search synced to online real estate website with IDX Broker software

Real estate professional Kristina Wright has adopted the IDX, Inc. dynamic IDX Broker software for her realty website. The unique technology of the IDX solution Wright integrated onto her website extracts raw listing data from the Regional MLS (RMLS) and seamlessly displays it online. By adding this amazing new feature, Wright can give her clients access to thousands of detailed property listings from the comfort of their own home and the convenience of the website Wright supports. IDX Broker has truly changed the way Portland, Oregon home seekers experience the online home search

iPhone enabled online property search made simple with IDX Broker

Oregon real estate agent Dove Lininger has teamed with IDX, Inc. to bring Eugene, Oregon home seekers a unique online property search. Lininger has adopted her own customized IDX solution in an effort to integrate Regional MLS (RMLS) listings directly onto her search page. Potential buyers can now experience the online home search in a new and more comprehensive way, on the website Lininger hosts. Thousands of RMLS properties are available with the click of a mouse, thanks to Lininger and her IDX enabled website.

IDX solution brings home search process to the finger tips of Oregon home seekers

Today, Thomas A. Hamlin and IDX, Inc. unveil their joint-venture on the real estate website Hamlin represents. IDX Broker software now seamlessly integrates Southern Oregon MLS (SOMLS) property listings onto his search page to give potential buyers a dynamic database of properties to search through. By utilizing an IDX solution, Hamlin has reinforced his dedication to serving his clients with the best online property search around

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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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House Passes Bill to Ensure 8-Year-Old Locally Supported Land Exchange in...

H.R. 699, the “Mount Hood Cooper Spur Land Exchange Clarification Act,” sponsored by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) passed on suspension by a vote of 415-1. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement