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Great news for Oregon veterans: the Oregon Department of Veteran's Affairs (ODVA) says their 15 and 20 year fixed rate for home loans has dropped to 2.75%.

 

ODVA spokesman John Coffey says the "ORVET" home loan is not for refinancing; but eligible vets can now get more house  for their money.  "Well, we are primarily what is called a purchase money lender. Federal rules have some very stringent restrictions on our ability to refinance existing mortgages. Therefore our loans are primarily for purchases. This lowering of interest rates allows people to borrow more money at a lower income than was previously available to them. We do not encourage people to go hog-wild. But you can buy a little more house for the money this way."

 

Coffey says the 30 year home loan is now 3.125% of origination fee.

 

He says they decided to lower the rates to stay competitive; as interest rates are lower throughout the nation.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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