Redmond-based Housing Works did not sell any of the 10 condos it put up for auction in November in its Putnam Pointe development in downtown Bend and will instead try to convert them into affordable-housing units, according to officials with the nonprofit. Read the full article.
The number of notices of default filed in Deschutes County in the last three months of 2009 fell on a quarterly basis for the first time since the third quarter of 2006, according to county records. Read the full article.
In nearly half the 40 new homes on this year's tour, visitors have seen a trend that may become standard for every new home someday: a rating that quantifies a home's estimated energy costs. Read more about it.