Entries by Colleen Glaab

How a recession could impact the housing market

The United States has enjoyed one of the largest economic expansions in its history since the 2008 housing bust brought the global economy to its knees. But with each passing year, the recovery gets a little longer in the tooth, prompting questions about if or when a cyclical recession might take place. These questions have gotten louder in […]

New real estate term “surban” a sign of the times

Developers are betting that millennials are demanding a new type of neighborhood.  A strange word has entered the real estate vocabulary: “surban.” This awkward portmanteau represents a fundamental shift in where people want to live and work. In particular, where millennials want to live and work. Millennials, who for too long have been dismissed as […]

How To Give Your Home A Feng Shui Makeover — In One Day

After years as a feng shui consultant, I’ve seen firsthand how interior design can transform people’s lives in positive and uplifting ways. The month of January is actually considered the best time to prepare for a feng shui makeover since it falls right before the Chinese New Year and during a time when many of us […]

6 Great Tiny House Communities

Looking to live differently? Opting to forego a traditional house or apartment for a home the size of a typical American living room would certainly be a change. If that sounds like heaven, consider a tiny house. Tiny houses have no formal definition, but they are commonly classified as homes between 150 and 600 square feet, […]

In “Hell Yeah” News: More Single Women Own Homes Than Single Men

Sisters are doing it for themselves—and building equity while they do it! All over the United States, single women are outpacing single men when it comes to homeownership. LendingTree, an online loan marketplace, determined that on average, single women own around 22 percent of homes, while single men own less than 13 percent. Considering how expensive it […]

Business Owner Fights TriMet’s Overcrossing Project

This article originally appeared on BikePortland.org   bikeportland.org/2018/12/20/business-owner-uses-attorney-and-electeds-to-fight-trimets-carfree-gideon-overcrossing-project-293425) Neighborhood transportation advocates in SE Portland are sounding the alarm about TriMet’s Gideon Overcrossing project. They say opposition from an adjacent business owner could shelve the project. “It’s unfair to me. What it’s doing to my business would require me to move.”said Michael Koerner, owner of Koerner Camera Systems on […]

8 historic Oregon places listed to the National Register in 2018

Oregon’s historic buildings might not be that old, but every year there are some old enough to warrant inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. In 2018, a total of eight buildings were added to the register, joining more than 2,000 other places in Oregon already honored. While most are found in the Willamette Valley, there is […]

Will 2019 Be The Year of the Millennial Homebuyer?

Only 32 percent of millennials owned a home in 2015, according to a 2018 Millennial Homeownership Report from the Urban Institute. However, that might change in 2019. While interest rates are rising, housing prices are expected to stabilize, offering additional affordable options to first-time homebuyers. Plus, mortgage lenders are experimenting with new ways to check creditworthiness […]

Reinforced Workspace Ready for a Long Future

The iconic old building that faces Hawthorne Blvd. at Mt. Tabor is now reinforced in case The Big One hits. Despite the commotion of the deconstruction and reconstruction, Gabe Rahe along with his staff was able to keep Art Heads, SE 50th & Hawthorne open and doing business as usual. Given the choice to close […]