We’ve chosen these articles to keep you up to date current as an investor with the latest news and trends in commercial real estate investing in Lane County. We are sharing articles on changes in retail trends and the rise of Dollar General, the issues of real estate transfer taxes and enforcement of fair housing laws in Oregon, and the growing demand for single-tenant net-lease properties.
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More and more Dollar General stores are opening throughout the United States as the middle class gets squeezed. For commercial real estate investors, these represent a great opportunity available to Lane County investors. Find out more in the full article.
Thousands of retail stores are on track to close by the end of the year as consumers embrace online shopping. But one company continues to rapidly expand its physical footprint and rake in profits year over year – Dollar General.
Back in 2012, after the great recession had done its work on housing prices, Oregon voters decided in favor of Measure 79, which prohibited real estate transfer taxes. Now Governor Brown wants to change that in the name of using the money collected toward affordable housing measures.
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Despite the Fact Oregon Tax Payers have made such action unconstitutional, Gov. Kate Brown wants voters to approve a tax for affordable housing. Eight years ago, amid a cratered housing market, Oregon voters decided the state shouldn’t impose taxes when real estate changes hands.
Two Oregon Democrats are seeking greater enforcement of fair housing laws. Oregon Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle and Senator Shemia Fagan are pushing to reestablish a partnership between the state of Oregon and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to investigate cases of reported housing discrimination in Oregon.
The Senate Bill proposal calls for allocating $299,000 in one-time funds to hire a prosecutor and four staff members at the state Bureau of Labor and Industries to investigate complaints about housing discrimination and educate landlords on fair housing laws.
According to a fourth-quarter report on net leases from the Boulder Group, demand for single-tenant net-lease properties continues to grow and is causing cap rates to decline. Many investors realize the opportunities and benefits these properties offer.
9229 Lincoln Ave., Lone Tree, Colorado Competition among investors for single-tenant net-lease properties intensified last year, sending cap rates down to historic lows nationwide, and the widespread eagerness to buy in this market may not slow down in 2020, according to a Q4 net-lease report by Wilmette, Illinois-based The Boulder Group.
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