Elliot Njus, The Oregonian

Elliot Njus

The Oregonian

Portland, OR, United States

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Past articles by Elliot:

Coronavirus in Oregon: Powell’s Books closes all stores through March

The landmark Portland bookstore will continue to sell though its website. → Read More

Portland area sees home sales bump in September

Portland-area home sales jumped in September compared with a year ago, bringing a jolt to the housing market during the waning months of a slow year. → Read More

Portland homebuyers may have an edge as sales flatten

It appears a relatively good time to be a homebuyer in the Portland, Ore., area. → Read More

Portland leads West Coast metros in rising home prices amid slowdown

Portland-area home price growth held steady in June amid a nationwide slowdown. → Read More

Portland-area home prices climb at slowest rate in six years

Home prices in the Portland, Ore., metro continued their upward climb in January but at their slowest rate since 2012. → Read More

Portland-area home sales slow in February, prices climb

Portland-area home sales picked up in February from a winter slump, but remained cooler than the same time a year ago. → Read More

Portland Delays Earthquake Warning Sign Ordinance

The policy was set to take effect March 1, but a judge had already ordered a temporary injunction prohibiting its enforcement until after he heard a lawsuit filed by owners of affected buildings. → Read More

Portland area's heated real estate market continues to cool

Home prices in the Portland, Ore., area rose last year at their slowest rate since 2012. → Read More

Portland, Ore., Fire Bureau Won't Enforce Earthquake Warning Ordinance

'No one is interested in putting our residents at risk, but we need to look at ways to better support businesses and non-profits in seismically upgrading their buildings.' → Read More

Portland, Oregon, Brick Building Owners File Lawsuit over Earthquake Warning Ordinance

The City Council passed the ordinance in October. It would require owners of brick and similar buildings to prominently post signs with the disclosure: “This is an unreinforced masonry building. Unreinforced masonry buildings may be unsafe in the event of a major earthquake.” → Read More

Portland metro home sales climb in October

Portland-area home sales rebounded in October after a slow September, but the housing market remains sluggish compared to a year ago. → Read More

Portland metro home prices cross into 'unaffordable' territory

The typical Portland-area home is out of reach for a median-wage family, new home-sale figures show. → Read More

Portland metro home prices up 6.7% in March

Portland-area home prices jumped 6.7% in March compared with a year earlier, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller home price index. → Read More

Wheeler proposes longer timeline for Portland seismic upgrade mandate

Mayor Ted Wheeler has proposed giving building owners 20 years, a decade longer than an advisory committee's proposal, citing the enormous cost of the upgrades. → Read More

Portland-area home prices push higher in February

Portland-area home prices pushed further into record territory in February, but their growth slowed to the lowest level in more than two years. → Read More

Spring home-selling season starts slow in Portland area

The Portland area's housing market fell into in a familiar pattern in March, with strong demand undercut by a slim supply of homes on the market. → Read More

Portland-area home sales jump amid mortgage rate spike

Home sales took off in the Portland area last month, perhaps as buyers tried to get ahead of rising mortgage rates. → Read More

Homes more affordable than ever in many cities — but not Portland

Thanks to low mortgage rates, homes in most metros are actually more affordable today than they were in 1990. → Read More

Portland home prices continue to climb in 2017, but slower

The rise in Portland-area home prices slowed through 2017, new figures show. → Read More

2-bedroom apartment out of reach for most Oregon renters

The median rental household can't comfortably afford a two-bedroom apartment in 28 of Oregon's 36 counties, according to a new report. The numbers from the National Low Income Housing Coalition show renters are struggling to contain housing costs across the state. → Read More