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Oregon Economy Surged in December

Gains in the manufacturing and services sector …

 

2012 Winter Barry Apartment Report

2012 Forecast – Strong Apartment Report

 

Apartment Permits Rise; Bank Health Improves

Portland boasts the hottest rental market on the West Coast and the second hottest in the U.S.

 

Not 2007 by a Long Shot, But Apartment Sales White Hot

“Going into the fourth quarter, multifamily sales have already bested 2010 total sales volume by more than $1 billion. The $33 billion in multifamily sales in the first three quarters are up 70% year-over-year compared to the first three quarters of 2010.” …

 

Market Trend: Portland’s Retail Vacancy Decreases to 5.6%

“The Portland retail market did not experience much change in market conditions in the third quarter 2011.” …

 

Someone Has Already Caught the Falling Knife as Smart Money Moves Into Commercial Real Estate, Says UCF Economist

Anderson showed long-term relative strength of investing in commercial real estate as part of a mixed asset portfolio.  Anderson noted that “the smart money has already started to move strategically into the commercial real estate space,” and he stated that some of the current investment opportunities are “in places and products that may surprise you.” …


Commercial real estate forecast brightens – a little

The National Association of Realtors forecasts modest improvement in the office, industrial, retail and multifamily markets in 2012, according to a report released Monday…


The Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller Home Price Index for 20 major metropolitan areas is one of the most closely watched gauges of the housing market. The figures for September were released Nov. 29. Figures shown here are not seasonally adjusted or adjusted for inflation.