Oregon Topics: Real Estate

Owning a home continues to be a fundamental part of the "American Dream." Over the years, low interest rates and government programs for first time home buyers have made the dream a reality for more Oregonians than ever. However, the mortgage crisis that developed in 2008 revealed significant problems with the system. More recently, the cost of buying a home in many communities has become prohibitively expensive for a growing number of Oregonians. 

This guide highlights some of the many resources related to buying and selling real estate.​​

A 2 story house with long grass in front and trees and bushes behind.
An ornate old house in Roseburg. Residential real estate suffered in the wake of the mortgage crisis that hit in 2008 but bounced back in many areas. (Oregon State Archives Photo)