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Bend Developer Moving Forward With Master Plan in NW Crossing

NW Crossing to add 650 homes, cottages, and apartments - bend, Oregon

Northwest Crossing

Bend Bulletin

Two master plans that could eventually add 1,750 units of housing to the city of Bend will debut to the public this year.

First up is Discovery West, which Brooks Resources will present to the Bend Planning Commission on Monday evening.

The master plan calls for 650 single-family homes, townhouses, cottages and apartments or condominiums on 245 acres west of NorthWest Crossing.

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Oregon Rent Control Senate Bill 608 Explained

OREGON RENT CONTROL SENATE BILL 608 

Eviction Standards
Eliminates no-cause eviction standard after the first year of occupancy.

o Landlords can continue to evict for a tenant-based cause (current law – i.e., non-payment, violation of
the rental agreement, outrageous conduct, etc.).
• Adds new landlord-based for-cause reasons to evict a tenant:
o Sale to a person who will move in;
o Landlord or family member move-in;
o Significant repair or renovation of the unit;
o Removal of the unit from residential use.
• If landlord uses one of these four landlord-based reasons, they must provide the tenant with 90-day notice and
relocation expenses in the amount of 1 month’s rent.
Exceptions
• Small landlords...

Oregon Statewide Rent Control first in Nation

Oregon Rent control law signed, takes effect immediately.

By Sarah Zimmerman, The Associated Press

SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown signed the nation’s first statewide mandatory rent control measure Thursday, giving a victory to housing advocates who say spiraling rent costs in the economically booming state have fueled widespread homelessness and housing insecurity.

Brown said the legislation will provide “some immediate relief to Oregonians struggling to keep up with rising rents and a tight rental market.”

Landlords are now limited to increases that cannot exceed 7 percent plus inflation, and can only raise rents annually.

The law prohibits them serving no-cause evictions after a tenant’s first year of occupancy, a provision designed to protect those who are living...

Federal Opportunity Zones

Are Opportunity Zone Funds Right For My Real Estate Investment Portfolio?

Post written by: Drew Dolan - Forbes Council

The Opportunity Zone (OZ) tax incentive has now been widely written about, and experts predict that $100 billion will flow into Opportunity Zones this year. Real estate developers should be evaluating each land purchase and each deal to make sure that any government incentive available supports the bottom line of their investments. The new Opportunity Zone incentive affects a handful of projects...