Judge leaves Katy Perry's bid to buy convent in limbo

By ANTHONY McCARTNEY Associated Press July 30, 2015 8:54 p.m.

LOS ANGELES — Katy Perry's dream of owning a hilltop convent near Hollywood is going to have a wait a while longer.

Mount Vista pool removal decision makes waves

By Marissa Harshman July 29, 2015 6 a.m.

For eight years, the 70,000-gallon pool sitting behind the Mount Vista Homeowners Association recreation center has sat unused.

Windermere Stellar renames mortgage unit

July 28, 2015 6 a.m.

Vancouver — Windermere Stellar has renamed its Windermere Mortgage Services unit, which now will be called Penrith Home Loans, the company said Monday. The company has 11 offices in the Portland metro area, Vancouver and the north Oregon Coast.

Clark County Half-Yearly Economic Report: Jobs up, housing tight

By Gordon Oliver July 26, 2015 6 a.m.

The first six months of 2015 have been a fabulous time to find a job in Clark County, with steady job growth that mostly beats the state and regional averages and exceeds the forecast of state economists in nearly every employment category.

Renewal on the waterfronts

By Justin Runquist July 26, 2015 6 a.m.

A historic transformation is starting to unfold this summer along the banks of the Columbia River in Clark County.

A new Parkrose Hardware coming to central Vancouver

By Gordon Oliver July 25, 2015 6 a.m.

A new Parkrose Hardware will be opening in a central Vancouver shopping center that is getting an upgrade as well as a new name.

Outlook dims for housing market rally

By JOSH BOAK, Associated Press July 25, 2015 6 a.m.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. housing market has sizzled this summer, lifting expectations that home sales will finally help drive an economic expansion now in its seventh year.

More development set for 192nd corridor

By Gordon Oliver July 23, 2015 6 a.m.

A set of four-story apartment buildings, each with approximately 73 units, and an 82-room Holiday Inn Express are the next projects in the lineup at the 6-acre mixed-use development that's been taking shape over several years around Southeast 192nd Avenue and 20th Street near the Vancouver-Camas border.

Downtown residents in the market for a grocery store

By Emily Gillespie July 22, 2015 6 a.m.

When Heidi Owens moved to Vancouver seven months ago, she chose a house in the Hough neighborhood because she could tell downtown was on the cusp of greatness. She loved the feel of her new home but noticed it was missing one thing.

SunModo eyes room to grow at proposed new headquarters

By Aaron Corvin July 20, 2015 4:38 p.m.

Having outgrown its current space, SunModo, the Vancouver-based producer of mounting hardware for solar systems, is seeking to relocate its headquarters to a place with room for additional expansion.

Monthly rent bill eating up more of many Americans' paychecks

By Jonnelle Marte, The Washington Post July 19, 2015 6 a.m.

WASHINGTON — More people than ever are renting instead of buying homes, but being a renter isn't getting any easier.

Apartment construction drives U.S. homebuilding surge in June

By JOSH BOAK, Associated Press July 17, 2015 12:27 p.m.

WASHINGTON — U.S. builders broke ground on apartment complexes last month at the fastest pace in nearly 28 years, as developers anticipate that recent jobs gains will launch a wave of renters

Housing for homeless, disabled vets on the way

By Tom Vogt July 16, 2015 4:32 p.m.

A ceremony Thursday morning signified that 50 local veterans will have an alternative to sleeping in their cars or living in the street.

Vancouver, developer seek tweaks to waterfront plan

By Amy M.E. Fischer July 15, 2015 8:30 p.m.

The city of Vancouver and a private developer want to revise their 2009 agreement to redevelop the Columbia River waterfront, proposing changes that would create a financial incentive to start erecting buildings sooner than later.

Closed, pending home sales up significantly in June

July 15, 2015 4:20 p.m.

Vancouver — Real estate sales were strong in Southwest Washington in June, with large increases from a year ago in both closed and pending sales, according to RMLS, the Portland-based real estate listing service.