Is CRE headed for a Bubble?

Commercial real estate in the US is nowhere near bubble territory in the near-term, but investors would be well-served to consider the three- to five-year supply and demand outlook before... View Article

More Companies Tightening Remote-Work Eligibility

New research shows that the number of companies willing to allow all employees to work remotely fell to 26% to 39% between March and September 2021 and 70% of survey... View Article

Will increased inflation affect Real Estate Investors?

By Cliff Hockley, President of Bluestone and Hockley Real Estate Services Executive Director, SVN | Bluestone and Hockley Inflation is up and is more persistent than expected. The path of... View Article

Build Back Better is Better for 1031 – For Now!

The Biden Administration’s framework for the Build Back Better bill has some good news for 1031 Exchangers such as: No limitations on Sec. 1031 like-kind exchanges; No increase in the... View Article

Unemployment Continues to Improve in Oregon

State of Oregon’s Unemployment Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.7% in September from 5%, as revised, in August. In September, 102,0000 Oregonians were unemployed. This is a remarkable improvement from... View Article

Where are interest rates and mortgage originations going in 2022?

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s annual forecast, they predict rising interest rates will significantly impact refinance demand in 2022. With the average interest rate on a 30-year fixed loan... View Article

Why is the LIBOR transition important to real estate investors?

First, what is LIBOR? For decades, the basis of the interest rates for loans— particularly for commercial real estate loans, has been the London Interbank Offered Rate, more commonly known... View Article

Big Affordability Issues Despite Low Interest Rates

Despite low interest rates, many home buyers are being priced out of the market. The red hot housing market, fueled by the pandemic, has resulted in home values increasing across... View Article

Do you know what your commercial tenants are doing with their grease?

By Jamie Gingell, Director of Commercial Property Management of Bluestone and Hockley Real Estate Services Almost 15 years ago, as a newbie property manager, I received a scary letter from... View Article

Oregon’s Unemployment Dropped Below 5%

State of Oregon’s Unemployment For the first time since March 2020, the unemployment rate in Oregon dropped below 5% in August with an overall rate of 4.9%. Oregon’s unemployment rate... View Article

Senate Proposal Would Overhaul Partnership Tax Rules

Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) is working on a draft of legislation that would substantially change some tax rules on partnerships. The new proposal is in line with many... View Article

Investing in Real Estate for a Lifetime

By Cliff Hockley, President of Bluestone and Hockley Real Estate Services Executive Director, SVN | Bluestone and Hockley Investing in real estate is a funny thing. Values go up and... View Article

Are Eviction Bans Driving Up Rents?

As rents have skyrocketed to record levels this summer, we’re often asked: Are rents surging because of the eviction moratorium? The answer? Not directly, but it’s likely a contributing factor. To what... View Article

Oregon’s Unemployment and Economy Continues to Improve Amid Great Resignation

Oregon Unemployment Update For the 15th consecutive month, July continued a downward trend in unemployment with a rate of 5.2%. The unemployment rate has declined rapidly over the past two... View Article

Lumber Prices Drops Fueling Multifamily Building Boom

A drop in lumber prices has invigorated demand for commercial building projects, especially for the multifamily product, Sherwood Lumber chief operating officer Kyle Little told CNBC last week. A drastic runup... View Article

Higher taxes for the rich edge closer as Democrats pass $3.5 trillion budget outline

Higher taxes for the rich edged closer to reality on Wednesday morning, after Senate Democrats passed a $3.5 trillion budget plan along party lines. The blueprint would raise taxes on wealthy Americans... View Article