U.S. home ownership rate falls to 20-year low

By Andrew Khouri, Los Angeles Times January 29, 2015 11:44 a.m.

The national home ownership rate fell last quarter to the lowest level in two decades, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday.

Development in North Salmon Creek spurs concerns

By Emily Gillespie January 28, 2015 6 a.m.

Development projects and changes to roadways in the north Salmon Creek area have neighbors worrying about the quickening pace of their quiet neighborhood.

Home prices in 20 U.S. cities rise at slower pace, 4.3%

By Victoria Stilwell, Bloomberg News January 27, 2015 5:04 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Home prices in 20 U.S. cities rose at a slower pace in the year ended in November, a sign the industry struggled to find momentum even amid low mortgage rates.

City approves Vancouvercenter request for changes, extension

By Justin Runquist January 26, 2015 9:59 p.m.

Downtown Vancouver's largest building project will be significantly scaled down after the city approved a developer's request Monday night for several key changes to the design.

Vancouvercenter developer seeks city's OK on changes

By Justin Runquist January 24, 2015 5:50 p.m.

Construction is set to begin this year on the final Vancouvercenter tower, currently the largest development project in downtown Vancouver. But first, the developer is seeking the city's approval for several major changes to the plan.

DiscoverOrg moves to downtown Vancouver

By Gordon Oliver January 23, 2015 5:15 p.m.

DiscoverOrg, a provider of sales leads information for technology vendors and staffing firms, is moving some 120 employees from east Vancouver to the 805 Broadway building in the city's downtown.

Planning to buy a home? Get a landscape review

By DEAN FOSDICK, Associated Press January 22, 2015 6 a.m.

Prudent house hunters usually await the results of a professional inspection before buying their dream home. All too often, though, one of the biggest contributors to a home's value is neglected: the landscape. And that can prove costly.

Gold's Gym going into Nordstrom space at Vancouver mall

By Gordon Oliver January 21, 2015 3:59 p.m.

Gold's Gym will open in Westfield Vancouver mall in early 2016 in space vacated earlier this month by Nordstrom, Westfield Vancouver officials said in a news release Wednesday.

Berkshire Hathaway real estate affiliates to merge

By The Columbian January 21, 2015 6 a.m.

Two separate Berksire Hathaway real estate affiliates for the Portland region and the Puget Sound region are consolidating into a single company with more that 725 employees in Washington and Oregon.

Rents in Seattle's older buildings soar as properties change hands

By Sanjay Bhatt, The Seattle Times January 18, 2015 6 a.m.

SEATTLE — Just before New Year's, Kathy Heffernan's new landlord announced that her rent on a two-bedroom unit in Seattle would go up on March 1, from $1,000 to $2,300 — a 130 percent increase.

Sotheby's to open first Vancouver office

By Gordon Oliver January 16, 2015 5:28 p.m.

Sotheby's International Realty, one of the most recognized names in high-end real estate sales, will open an office in Vancouver in March as part of a new franchise deal by the company for the Portland-Vancouver market.

Clark County home sales up in December

By Gordon Oliver January 15, 2015 4:29 p.m.

Clark County's housing market showed resilience in the historically slow sales month of December, with the most closed sales for a December since 2005, the RMLS real estate listing service said in its December market report. The report's indicators suggest growing demand for a shrinking supply of homes for sale, which could be a precursor of a solid increase in housing prices this year.

Torque adds 2nd location in Washougal

By Gordon Oliver January 15, 2015 6 a.m.

Torque Coffee Roasters is taking its blend of "guilt-free" coffee and pastries to downtown Washougal, marking the first expansion for a company that opened a single location in downtown Vancouver three years ago.

Local contractors group director off to fast start

By Gordon Oliver January 14, 2015 6 a.m.

Darcy Altizer was ready for a new professional challenge, and the Southwest Washington Contractors Association had a challenge to offer.

Vancouver's retail identity takes hit with Nordstrom's closing

By Paris Achen January 11, 2015 6 a.m.

La Center's Tina Asburry loyally shopped at the Nordstrom at the Westfield Vancouver mall for three decades, until the store closed Saturday. Two to three times per week, she went shopping at the store on her way home from working at the Clark County Clerk's Office.