Kevin Epp's search for a way to keep private wells from running dry started with his father-in-law's struggles to water his garden, wash his car and simply have enough water in the summer when company shows up.
Many newly built homes are full of bells and whistles — granite countertops, soaring ceilings, expansive master suites — but prospective buyers would be wise to look beneath the skin to learn whether the home they want to buy is built with efficiency and comfort in mind.
The real estate market continues to sizzle during this year's hot summer, with home sales and prices continuing their steady year-over-year upswing in July, according to the latest report from the RMLS real estate listing service.
Commercial real estate firm Eric Fuller & Associates of Vancouver reports three recent property transactions in Vancouver. Deborah Ewing of Eric Fuller & Associates represented the sellers in all three transactions.
The number of loans originated nationally on single-family homes and condos in this year's second quarter rose 22 percent from the previous quarter and 23 percent from a year ago, housing data firm RealtyTrac reported Friday.
Clark County was still largely a rural community, dotted with farms and forests, when the founder of Killian Pacific decided to get into the development business more than 40 years ago. Interstate 205 had not yet been built, and the county's population was just one-third of what it is today.
A partnership led by Texas-based USAA Real Estate has agreed to buy large stakes in five Westfield malls, including Westfield Vancouver, in a transaction that values the properties at a combined $1.1 billion, according to the industry website Real Estate Alert.
Some 900 public housing tenants will be eligible for refunds from the Vancouver Housing Authority following a nearly $500,000 settlement that was granted Friday in U.S. District Court's Western District of Washington.
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.