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Eugene fall colors along Willamette River

The Definitive Guide to Fall Events in Eugene, 2018

Like most cities, summer is prime-time for events in and around Eugene. But if you’re visiting Eugene or maybe thinking about relocating to Eugene, then there’s something you should know: For the Willamette Valley’s fortunate inhabitants, summer continues well into the fall. Expect sunny skies and warm temperatures through September and quite possibly into October. …

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artistic depiction of housing price bubble

Are Eugene and Bend Headed for a Housing Bubble? Let’s Look at the Facts.

Housing markets, the stereotype goes, can be pretty volatile. They can spend years climbing, climbing, climbing–and then, in just a short while, plummet back down to earth, creating quite a mess in the process. We all remember 2008. For some of us, the memory is fresher than for others. We can tend to ask: when’s …

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Millennial home buyers arriving at new home

What Bend and Eugene Sellers Need to Know about Millennial Home-Buyers

The news is out: millennials are buying homes, and the market is rapidly shifting in response. So, what do Eugene and Bend homeowners need to know? We’ve done a bit of homework for your benefit, and our aim here is to separate familiar stereotypes from the facts. First of all, let’s clarify exactly what we …

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ADUs like this one could soon fill Eugene

Eugene Needs to Get its Act Together on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

On July 1, Oregon Senate Bill 1051 quietly went into effect. Cities across the state now must take steps to help homeowners build ADUs–Accessory Dwelling Units, sometimes called tiny homes–on their lots. Eugene apparently didn’t get the memo. Homeowners looking for a lucrative income stream and renters struggling to find housing in Eugene’s tight market …

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Cannabis buds in jars, a common sight in Eugene

Best and Worst Neighborhoods for Cannabis, Eugene and Bend

Marijuana has been legal in Oregon now for only about three years. But, like it or dislike it, many Oregonians pretty much take cannabis for granted these days. Yet even after legalization not all is emerald-tinted when it comes to recreational marijuana use in Oregon. Especially if you’re relocating to Oregon from out of state, …

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A happy pet goat in a backyard perhaps in Eugene

Bring Goats, Chickens, and other Barnyard Friends to Your Backyard in Eugene

Imagine waking at the crack of dawn to the melodious sound of chickens clucking and goats bleating. You might think that you’ve been carried away overnight to a farm somewhere, but think again. You’re still in Eugene, and those sounds are coming from your own backyard. As a bonus, you’re about to enjoy the freshest …

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