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Townhouse community representing missing middle housing

In Eugene’s Affordable Housing Crisis, Where’s the Missing Middle?

There’s a shortage of affordable housing in and around Eugene. If you’ve been keeping up to speed with our articles on Eugene’s housing market, this will not be news. The lower end of Eugene’s market is tight and getting tighter. (You can start with our third-quarter market report for Eugene or our Tips for Home …

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underground heating oil tank

All You Need to Know about Underground Heating Oil Tanks: Introducing Eugene’s M. Carlton Construction

Few things can stall or even kill a home sale faster than the discovery of a potential underground heating oil tank during inspection. If you’re about to enter the real estate market either as a seller or a buyer, underground heating oil tanks are definitely something you should know about. Luckily, Eugene has a resident …

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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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New home constructions like this are subject to SDCs

What SDC Increases Mean for Affordable Housing in Bend

It’s hardly news that housing in Bend is expensive and isn’t getting any cheaper. The reason why isn’t exactly news either: people want to live in Bend and many are willing to pay top dollar for that privilege. Options for affordable housing–which we’ll define somewhat arbitrarily as sub-$300,000 single-family dwellings–are few and far between. (Not …

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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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A happy cup of coffee, maybe because its coffee beans are locally roasted in Eugene or Bend

Up Your Home Coffee Game in Bend and Eugene with Local Roasters and These 5 Tips

We know: coffee just tastes better when you’re drinking it at a cafe instead of just after you’ve rolled out of bed in the morning. Paying attention to the finer details of coffee brewing or anything else may be the last thing you’re inclined to do when you’re jonesing for your caffeine fix. And if …

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