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

ZillowA view from the house at Tenmile Lake in Lakeside, Ore., a home that's nestled high in the trees. By Catherine Sherman Owning a waterfront home costs millions, right? Or at least hundreds of thousands of dollars to have a property just steps away from a body of water. Not so. We set out to find waterfront homes... Continue Reading »

Gary Harrington of Oregon Jailed for Illegal 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 all water is publicly owned. Gary Harrington (pictured above) has collected nearly 13 million gallons of water in his reservoirs (one... Continue Reading »

10 Best Cities for Your Social Life

If you hate staying home and wish you could go out every night of the week, then you might want to consider living in these cities. Coldwell Banker took a look at some of the trendiest places in the country and narrowed their list of the "Best Places to Live for Social Seekers" down to a hoppin' Top 10. The real estate... Continue Reading »

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, AirplaneHome.com.... Continue Reading »

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 – another $600... Continue Reading »

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 misfortune... Continue Reading »

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 neighborhood,... Continue Reading »

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 Idaho, you... Continue Reading »

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 surprising... Continue Reading »

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