Work starts on Parade of Homes residences

By Gordon Oliver March 25, 2015 3:13 p.m.

The Building Industry Association of Clark County signaled the official launch of construction for this year's NW Natural Parade of Homes with a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday morning at the site where six to eight luxury homes will be built for the September show.

There's change coming at Dollars Corner

By Eric Florip March 25, 2015 6 a.m.

You might say Randy Radtke is the last man standing at Dollars Corner.

Former Vancouver man's online company has roofing jobs covered

By Gordon Oliver March 23, 2015 4:42 p.m.

Josh Davis is showing that he's found a way to reduce the cost of a new roof installation by about 30 percent without sacrificing quality.

Critics: Short-term rentals worsen housing shortage

By Tim Logan, Emily Alpert Reyes and Ben Poston, Los Angeles Times March 21, 2015 6 a.m.

LOS ANGELES — The last time he advertised one of his apartments, longtime Los Angeles landlord Andre LaFlamme got a request he'd never seen before: A man wanted to rent LaFlamme's 245-square-foot bachelor unit with hardwood floors for $875 a month, then list it himself on Airbnb.

Seize the Bagel is moving to a new, updated space

By SHELBY SEBENS for The Columbian March 20, 2015 6 a.m.

From the bamboo benches to the concrete floor, exposed ceilings and LED lighting, the new Seize The Bagel cafe in Vancouver is aiming to be a modern, sustainable twist on an old favorite.

Local real estate market continues upward trends

By The Columbian March 13, 2015 5:06 p.m.

Southwest Washington's real estate market continued to show strength in February, with big jumps in both pending and closed sales. Even with a 26 percent increase in new listings, the time needed to sell a home dropped slightly, and the inventory of homes for sale dropped to levels well below those of the previous two Februaries.

Real estate market continues upward trend

By The Columbian March 13, 2015 2:09 p.m.

Clark County — Southwest Washington's real estate market continued to show strength in February, with big jumps in both pending and closed sales. Even with a 26 percent in new listings, the time needed to sell a home dropped slightly, and the inventory of homes for sale dropped to levels well below those of the previous two Februaries.

Vancouver port commissioners take issue with waterfront developer

By Aaron Corvin March 10, 2015 5:21 p.m.

What began as an expected step by the Port of Vancouver toward helping rejuvenate Vancouver's waterfront swerved Tuesday into a skirmish between port commissioners and project developer Barry Cain over Cain's opposition to building a rail-to-marine oil transfer terminal at the port.

Building's walls go up thanks to huge crane  

By Gordon Oliver March 10, 2015 3:31 p.m.

It takes a gigantic piece of machinery to lift up to 178,000 pounds of slab concrete and move it like a playing card in a 39-card deck.

County's 20-year plan due in 2016

By Kaitlin Gillespie March 7, 2015 6:40 p.m.

It's crunch time for Clark County's Comprehensive Growth Management Plan update.

State's effective property tax rate bests U.S. average

By The Columbian March 4, 2015 6 a.m.

Washington's effective property tax rate in 2014 was lower than the national average, according to a study released Tuesday by RealtyTrak, a California-based housing research firm.

Five blocks of proposal for waterfront unveiled

By Amy M.E. Fischer March 3, 2015 9:07 p.m.

The central feature of Vancouver's new waterfront park likely will be a futuristic, triangular pier that juts 90 feet over the Columbia River, a dock so modern it will be suspended from cables rather than supported by pilings.

Port of C-W ready for building phase of major projects

By Aaron Corvin March 2, 2015 4:28 p.m.

The Port of Camas-Washougal is poised to launch several major construction projects, including a park and trail, and a building that will enable an existing tenant to expand.

Commercial vacancies at 17 percent downtown

By Gordon Oliver February 26, 2015 5:35 p.m.

If you're looking for commercial space to lease in downtown Vancouver, you won't have to look far.

Plan to develop part of quarry progresses

By Justin Runquist February 24, 2015 5:06 p.m.

Last summer, a Portland developer submitted preliminary plans to refurbish an 84-acre section of a quarry on the southeast edge of Vancouver into a blossoming commercial-residential hub, paving the way for a new and inviting entryway to the city.

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