Cities, States Pull Back on Infrastructure Spending

Cities, States Pull Back on Infrastructure Spending

Cities, States Pull Back on Infrastructure Spending U.S. cities and states are decreasing their spending on everything from highways and police stations, to sewage systems, which could have widespread effects on the economies of communities, The Wall Street Journal...
Fewer New Home Choices for First-Timers

Fewer New Home Choices for First-Timers

Fewer New Home Choices for First-Timers First-time buyers are struggling to find affordable options in the new-home market. Sales of low-priced new homes dropped in September, with just 2 percent of all new home sales at $150,000, the U.S. Commerce Department reports....
Help Your Clients Avoid a Plumbing Nightmare

Help Your Clients Avoid a Plumbing Nightmare

Help Your Clients Avoid a Plumbing Nightmare Plumbing problems can become a disaster if they’re not spotted early enough. A small leak, for instance, can grow quickly, with water leaking all over the hardwood floors. And the cleanup can be expensive. You can...
Overcrowded Cities Mix Housing With Business

Overcrowded Cities Mix Housing With Business

Overcrowded Cities Mix Housing With Business Land is growing scarcer and pricier in some of this country’s most sought-after cities, and more developers are responding by combining commercial and residential spaces. In New York, for example, “it’s getting harder...
The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a New Neighborhood

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a New Neighborhood

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a New Neighborhood Whether you are looking for a hip enclave of bars or a quiet suburban street filled with families for your kids to play with, choosing a new neighborhood requires a lot of consideration. There are many things to think...
Housing Affordability Still Makes Many Feel Insecure

Housing Affordability Still Makes Many Feel Insecure

Housing Affordability Still Makes Many Feel Insecure (TNS)–In this job, I regularly receive email and telephone calls that qualify as balderdash. This I define as questionable information, typically involving online surveys from groups I have never heard of, sent in...
Rake, Reuse, Recycle

Rake, Reuse, Recycle

Rake, Reuse, Recycle Leaves Are a Valuable Natural Resource Recycling is a key concept in Eugene’s leaf program. Residents are encouraged to reuse and recycle their leaves. Leaves collected by Public Works crews are recycled by delivering them to residents, community...