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There are 3 blog entries for March 2008.
Friday, March 28th, 2008 at 7:38pm. 935 Views, 5 Comments.
“Volatility”, is the not-so-secret word for today. With everything the Federal Gov't is trying to do to stimulate the economy and control inflation, it's not surprising that the markets and rates are on that virtual roller coaster. The first effects of any one stimuli will most likely not hit at the same time as any other, and likewise the end result of all these things will not be known for many many months. Therefore, we all just try to work within, and enjoy, whatever short periods of calm may come about.
A more important piece of information that I'll pass on is this; the Oregon Bond program has suspended it's “Cash Advantage” product as of 12:01 am March 26th. This product allowed the buyer to utilize 100% financing, and provided 3% of the…
Saturday, March 8th, 2008 at 8:30pm. 143422 Views, 1 Comments.
A National Magazine names Florence a prime spot for condo living.
Two weeks ago an article featuring Florence condominium living was published in the February/March issue of Where to Retire magazine.
The magazine article is unlikely to influence growth in Florence the way the highly publicized book Retirement Places Rated did in 2004 and 2005, but it might help the currently struggling condominium market.
“Eight Coastal Gems for Condo Living” by Mary Beagin describes coastal communities in California, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Maryland and Oregon, and features Florence. The magazine has a readership of approximately 500,000.
Mary Lu Abbott, Where to Retire editor, said the publication's readers tend to be “well-educated adults in…
Wednesday, March 5th, 2008 at 12:35am. 1765 Views, 13 Comments.
Eugene focuses on Green Living and ranks the 5th Greenest City in a National Study by Popular Science. This study was done on cities with a population over 100,000 people. Oregon has three cities that meet that criteria and two of them are in the top 5 with Portland at #1, Congratulations Portland. Those of us that live in Oregon realize that many of the smaller areas are just as focused on Green Living, but because each city in this study had to have a minimum population of 100,000 people, Oregon's only city that that did not make the cut was Salem.
This study looked at four separate categories and gave them a points rating system with a total of 30 possible points. The categories are; Electricity, Transportation, Green Living and Recycling.…
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