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Oregon ends 2010 as number 12 in the nation in foreclosures and Deschutes County is leading the state, followed by Crook and Jefferson Counties in that order. On the surface, that appears to be very disappointing news. But realtor Tom Green says the situation seems to be improving: “In the first quarter of 2010, Oregon was number three in the nation in the number of foreclosures behind Nevada and Florida. So I take that, ending the year at number 12 as an improving trend.” Green says he is also hearing more talk of optimism for Central Oregon's economy. He also says that banks slowly releasing their foreclosures on the market is keeping the average price of a home under $200,000, and that's about the same price of paying rent. That means that young families who want to stay in Central Oregon can invest in a home and stay here.

 

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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.

 
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