Tag: Oregon

  • For Sale: Waterfront Homes for Less Than $250,000

    For Sale: Waterfront Homes for Less Than $250,000

    We set out to find waterfront homes for under $250,000 and guess what? They exist! Continue Reading

  • Gary Harrington of Oregon Jailed for Illegal Rainwater Reservoirs on His Property

    Man Jailed Over Rainwater Reservoirs on His Property

    An Eagle Point, Ore., man has begun serving a 30-day jail sentence after he built three reservoirs on his property to collect rainwater -- an apparent violation of a state law that says water is not public property. Continue Reading

  • 10 Best Cities for Your Social Life

    10 Best Cities for Your Social Life

    Coldwell Banker chose these cities as the places you would most want to be if you're looking to get out and have a life. Continue Reading

  • Living on a Jet Plane

    Living on a Jet Plane

    Talk about a mobile home. Bruce Campbell of Oregon purchased an old Boeing 727-200 plane more than 10 years ago for $100,000 -- and has since spent $100,000 more converting it into a house. Campbell, a building services and environmental engineer, has been documenting the progress on his website,... Continue Reading

  • Foreclosure Aid: States Fall Short on Short Sales

    Foreclosure Aid: States Fall Short on Short Sales

    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the $1.5 billion in new Home Affordable Modification Program funds exclusively for states with the biggest home price drops: California, Florida, Nevada, and Arizona (Michigan somehow made it in, too). Now the Treasury Department has announced Part 2 of that project –... Continue Reading

  • Art Meets Foreclosure in Portland, Oregon

    Art Meets Foreclosure in Portland, Oregon

    Like millions of homeowners around the country, Charles Wittenmeier found himself deeply underwater and facing foreclosure. After months of unemployment, a divorce and mounting debts, he will be vacating his house on May 28th. But before he does, Wittenmeier, a once-thriving advertising director, is turning his... Continue Reading

  • Extend Your Stay in Portland

    Extend Your Stay in Portland

    In the Mississippi Historic District of Portland, Oregon, builders Jeff Gantert and Brad Bloom have put up three tiny, vernacular cottages that are available as rentals on an unusual (but highly likable) basis: for one month at a time. Gantert and Bloom were inspired by the historical architecture of their... Continue Reading

  • Small Towns with Big Personalities

    Small Towns with Big Personalities

    Ready to leave the rat-race behind in favor of some small town charm? Budget Travel magazine has you covered. They've just published a list of America's coolest small towns, and there's truly a little something for everyone. Whether you're into surfing in California, crawfishing in Louisiana, or bicycling in... Continue Reading

  • Detroit's Safe? Really Forbes?

    Detroit's Safe? Really Forbes?

    With all those celebrities getting robbed in L.A. lately, how come none of the gazillion New York celebs have reported break-ins. Could it be that New York is safer? That's what Forbes would have you think. The magazine just awarded New York no. 8 in its America's Safest Cities list. But that's not the only... Continue Reading