Can tiny homes beat Portland’s affordability crisis?

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In Portland, Oregon, home prices are increasing faster than wages. As buying a traditional house becomes more difficult, residents are looking to alternative solutions. For some—like the eight people who reside in a tiny home village named Simply Home—that means living in smaller quarters.

Portland Developers Could Collect Tax Breaks Through Expanded Affordable Housing Program – the Business Journals

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Tim O’Brien’s Urban Asset Advisors had hoped to tap into an affordable housing tax abatement program for its Multnomah Village Apartments project, a 70-unit development that recently wrapped up construction. The program, run by the Portland Housing Bureau and known as the Multiple-Unit Limited Tax Exemption program, offers developers a 10-year property tax exemption if…

Portland will host listening sessions about Munjoy Hill development

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An aerial view of Munjoy Hill showcases the sprawling development that has occurred in recent years, including a senior housing tower and Fort Allen Park at bottom right. Staff photo by Gabe Souza About two-thirds of the buildings on Munjoy Hill have architectural details and character that could contribute to a local historic district, a…

South Portland council bans unhosted short-term rentals in residential zones

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SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council gave final approval Tuesday to sweeping regulations of home rentals offered on websites such as Airbnb and HomeAway that will ban unhosted stays in residential neighborhoods. Short-term rental operators who don’t live on the premises will have a grace period before the city moves to shut them down in…

Creating Apartment That Suits Best To The Professionals

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It is often seen that professionals usually go for the apartment living and they are not too interested in home ownership. Flexibility provided by renting is just perfect for the professionals to pursue dynamic careers. Accessing transit services in close proximity can be easy for you and you can even find the properties downtown. And,…

Tips For Accommodating Guests In Your Apartment

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Living in an apartment can be an attractive proposition for those who don’t want to have some large family home and want to avoid any extra costs to make most of the retirement savings they may have. However, even if you have reduced the size of the place you live in, you can’t avoid throwing…