Home prices in 20 major U.S. regions, including Portland-Vancouver, increased by 13.7 percent over the year period ending in November, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, released Tuesday. The Portland-Vancouver area recorded a one-year increase of 12.5 percent.
Golden shovels in hand, Clark County homebuilders on Wednesday broke ground ceremoniously on the 2014 NW Natural Parade of Homes, a showcase of new houses to be held in July at the Erickson Farms subdivision in Felida, on Vancouver's west side.
Nikki White has taken a spirited and energetic approach to her career in her 14 years as a Realtor. White has made time to get involved in helping others, and in 2013 she was honored with the Citizen Award from the Clark County Association of Realtors in 2013 for her "selfless and thoughtful" contributions to her community. "I like helping families fulfill their dreams," she says.Name: Nikki White, 360-921-7270.
Clark County's housing market continued to show year-over-year improvement, with 475 closed sales in December, up 21.8 percent from 390 closed sales in the same month in the previous year, according to RMLS, a Portland-based listing service.
The total number of home foreclosures in 2013 in Clark County reached the lowest level since 2007, according to a report issued Thursday, which also showed that the value of distressed properties have improved across the nation.
A prominent house on sensitive and heavily regulated land near the corner of Ellsworth and French roads is the subject of a long-running civil lawsuit with no end in sight. The city of Vancouver is the plaintiff.
Veteran technology executive Jim Short has been hired by Linear Technology Corp. to oversee facilities, operations and projects at the chipmaker's Camas plant, a similar position to his previous longtime post at the nearby WaferTech fabrication plant.