Monday, January 29, 2007
"Affordable Homes?" Where? Where?
The stunning thing about the article is the mention of "affordable homes" being one of the reasons people move to Oregon. The nearest affordable homes I've seen are in Burns or Condon; ain't none around here, folks.
Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 12:00 AM
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Company says Oregon No. 2 destination for moving
The Associated Press
SALEM, Ore. — Oregon is the No. 2 destination nationally for people moving from other states, according to a study by United Van Lines.***
The migration trend did not surprise Judy Yriarte, the director of relocation services for Prudential Real Estate Professionals in Salem.
"We saw a 58 percent increase in relocations last year over the same period in 2005," Yriarte said.
The majority of the newcomers moved into areas along the Interstate 5 corridor, from Portland to Salem to Medford, with some settling in Bend, she said.
Some of the reasons they cited include the weather, the landscape and quality of life and affordable homes, said Jeri Scott, the executive vice president of Coldwell Banker Mountain West in Salem.***