A Southern California buyer paid $136 per square foot, a Fairview record, for the 154-unit complex at 20650 N.E. Halsey St.
The Fieldstone Apartments in Fairview have sold for $20.8 million, the real estate brokerage HFO announced recently. It's the Portland area's latest example of the eastward march of high-priced apartment-building acquisitions.
A Southern California buyer paid $136 per square foot, a Fairview record, for the 154-unit complex at 20650 N.E. Halsey St., according to the HFO release.
The buyer is listed as Fieldstone Apartments Oregon LLC on a deed recorded October 15 in Multnomah County. The company gave an Irvine, California, address and is associated with a trust under the name Brian L. Fitterer.
The seller was a limited liability company headquartered in Salem, records show. The building previously sold in 1994 for $350,000, reflecting a nearly sixtyfold increase in value.
It has been a record-setting year in Portland's multifamily market. By October, the region had already surpassed last year's all-time high of $1.6 billion in acquisitions and was on pace for $2.1 billion in sales on 250 properties by the end of the year.
The average sale price through nine months was $125 per square foot, below the Fairview sale and other sales in eastern Multnomah County such as the recent $32.65 million purchase of the Avalon Apartments in Gresham. The flurry of sales come amid rapidly increasing rents and a historically low inventory of vacant units.
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Jaime Rivera of Hood River Valley is coach of the year.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
The defending-champion Hood River Valley Eagles entered the 2015 season without the services of two-time state player of the year Gio Magana, who decided to skip his senior season to play for the Portland Timbers Youth Academy. It hardly mattered, though, as another Magana stepped up in the absence of his older brother.
Just don't expect Noe Magana to talk much about his performance.
"He takes very little credit," Eagles coach Jaime Rivera said. "He would rather see his team win than him get the glory."
Noe got both this season, leading Hood River Valley to another state title and earning the Class 5A player of the year award in the process. He finished his junior season with 10 goals and 14 assists, including a quick strike in the third minute of the championship match that propelled the Eagles to a 2-0 win over Wilsonville.
"Noe gets the job done with very little banter, if (any) at all," Rivera said. "His mental toughness is by far his best trait. He's also loyal to our program and his teammates. He involves his teammates, as evidenced by his 14 assists. ...
"He is coachable. Even in the heat of battle he is respectful to me and he goes out and does what we ask of him."
Rivera was voted the coach of the year for the second consecutive season after leading the Eagles to a 15-0-3 mark. The program will enter 2016 on a 36-game unbeaten streak.
Below are The Oregonian/OregonLive's complete Class 5A boys soccer all-state teams for 2015.
Player of the year: Noe Magana, Hood River Valley
Coach of the year: Jaime Rivera, Hood River Valley
Noe Magana, Hood River Valley, junior
Frankie Martinez, Woodburn, senior
Edwin Rosales, Hermiston, senior
Rene Hernandez-Flores, Wilsonville, senior
Andres Baeza, Hood River Valley, senior
Guilherme Almeida, Springfield, senior
Stenley Graham, Ashland, senior
Kelly Gieber, Bend, senior
Zach Emerson, Mountain View, senior
Garrett Bonnell, Wilsonville, senior
GK: Marco Cuevas, Hood River Valley, senior
GK: Juan De Dios Inzunza, Milwaukie, senior
Danny Tapia, Hillsboro, senior
Diego Ortiz, Woodburn, senior
Henry Rear, Marist, senior
Gil Evangelista, Hood River Valley, senior
Giovanni Brigola, Churchill, senior
Mario Sandoval, Hood River Valley, senior
Roberto Mora, Hillsboro, senior
Pieter Top, Wilsonville, senior
Marcos Canales, Churchill, senior
Enrique Leal, Hermiston, senior
John Mejia, Hermiston, senior
Note: All-state teams are selected by a vote of the state's coaches and compiled by The Oregonian/OregonLive's high school sports staff. Email ORallstate@gmail.com with any questions, comments or corrections.
For the second-straight month, only home values in Denver and San Francisco increased more quickly.
Portland-area homes posted annual gains at the third-fastest rate in the country in September, according to the monthly Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index, released Tuesday.
Houses in the region increased in value by 10.1 percent from September to September, the report found. For the second-straight month, only home values in Denver (10.9 percent) and San Francisco (11.2 percent) increased more quickly. Dallas (9 percent) and Seattle (8.2 percent) were next in line.
Between August in September, Portland home values grew at a 0.8 percent clip, faster than anywhere else other than Miami (0.9 percent).
The national market posted 4.9 percent year-over-year gains in September and a monthly gain of 0.2 percent.
"Home prices and housing continue to show strength with home prices rising at more than double the rate of inflation," said David M. Blitzer, managing director of the index committee, in a news release. "The general economy appeared to slow slightly earlier in the fall, but is now showing renewed strength."
Svenja Gudell, chief economist at Zillow, wrote in an email that the data shows "stabilization, if not quite normalization, in the U.S. housing market."
"Sellers may be singing the praises of the season, but buyers could be left grumbling 'Bah, Humbug,' because the market is acting more Grinch-like for renters and others looking to buy a home right now," Gudell said.
Gudell added that rising home values and rents can make saving for a down payment "very difficult, and continued shortages in for-sale homes means even qualified buyers with decent savings are often left out in the cold."
The Regional Multiple Listing Service found earlier this month that the Portland region posted 2,996 pending sales last month, the most of any October since 2005. The average sale price was $360,000, the report found, a 7.3 percent year-over-year increase.
Dean Miyama of Hillsboro is the coach of the year.
What makes Christina Edwards so special?
Jamie Brock had to laugh at that one.
"There are too many things to even say," the Summit coach responded. "In terms of a kid, she's just an all-around, genuinely nice, kind, fun person. In terms of what comes across on the field, she is clearly obviously a solid all-around player, and she's been a leader since she was a freshman."
Edwards capped a storybook high school career with a two-goal performance in the Class 5A girls soccer final, helping the Storm beat La Salle 7-0 for their fourth consecutive state championship. When it was over, rival coaches responded by voting the superstar midfielder the state's top player for the second year in a row.
Incredibly, the 14 goals Edwards scored as a senior represent her lowest output in her four seasons with Summit. As Brock points out, though, Edwards missed a handful of games while on college visits. (She eventually decided on Arizona State, where she'll continue her career with the Division I Sun Devils.)
Her final high school stats: 70 goals, 29 assists.
"When I looked at it, I was like, 'Wow!' " Brock said. "I knew she scored some goals, but that's insane."
As Edwards transitions from high school standout to, likely, college star, Brock said the challenge facing the program is twofold. They'll miss her production on the field, obviously. Even tougher to replace could be the intangibles Edwards provided off it.
"She comes out and works as hard in practice as she does for a game," Brock said. "She has more passion for the game than any soccer player I've had -- ever.
"She's really built our team. Part of what made us so successful this year is the girls absolutely loved every minute with each other. When you're talking about 18 high school girls literally all getting along and enjoying each other's company ... and I would say Christina's leadership was a huge part of that. She kind of created that atmosphere. As a coach, you can try to set that up, but the kids really have to do it, and she's been a big piece of that."
Dean Miyama of Hillsboro was voted coach of the year after he and daughter Bri Miyama, who joined Edwards on the all-state first team, helped lead the No. 12 seed Spartans to the state semifinals. Hillsboro opened the playoffs with consecutive one-goal wins against fifth-seeded Corvallis and fourth-seeded Marist.
Below are The Oregonian/OregonLive's complete Class 5A girls soccer all-state teams for 2015.
Player of the year: Christina Edwards, Summit
Coach of the year: Dean Miyama, Hillsboro
Christina Edwards, Summit, senior
Jada Krening, Parkrose, senior
Bri Miyama, Hillsboro, senior
Shaelynn Cowles, Churchill, senior
Regan Russell, La Salle, senior
Megan Stewart, Corvallis, senior
Baylie Cameron, Silverton, senior
Jenissa Ramirez, Hood River Valley, senior
Sofia Ellington, Summit, senior
Rachel Khaw, Liberty, senior
GK: Kennedy Henderson, Wilsonville, senior
Megan Cornett, Summit, junior
Dee Santiago, Hillsboro, senior
Selene Konyn, Marist, senior
Camille Weaver, Summit, junior
Keegan Storlie, La Salle, junior
Rachel Baker, Putnam, senior
Jordan Wormdahl, North Eugene, sophomore
Kelsie Wilson, Springfield, sophomore
Jasmine Chapman, Bend, junior
Amidee Colleknon, Bend, senior
Sindy Magana, Hood River Valley, senior
GK: Sarah Heinly, Summit, senior
Rob Jensen of Sisters is the coach of the year.
Coaching a player like Malachy Sundstrom could not possibly be any easier, Rob Jensen insists.
"He has no ego and is a competitor," the Sisters coach said of the Outlaws star. "His focus is on what is best for the team, and this year that was him attacking the goal and scoring."
Sundstrom did plenty of it his junior season, leading the way with 23 goals and 12 assists as Sisters cruised to the Class 4A boys soccer state title, the program's second in the past three years. Sundstrom delivered the tiebreaking goal with 11 minutes left in the championship match, lifting the Outlaws to a dramatic 2-1 victory over previously unbeaten Stayton.
If it weren't obvious enough at the time, a vote of the state's coaches made if official one week later: Sundstrom is the 4A player of the year.
"Malachy showed great consistency this season and scored in nearly every game," Jensen said. "He constantly pressed and kept his motor on. There was no let-up; he was relentless.
"Malachy obviously has a tremendous nose for the goal, but he is also a hard worker. Every day he comes to practice with a great attitude and gets better."
Jensen helped Sisters sweep the individual awards by taking home coach of the year honors after guiding the Outlaws to a 16-0-1 record, including a 10-0 mark in Sky-Em League action.
Below are The Oregonian/OregonLive's complete Class 4A boys soccer all-state teams for 2015.
Player of the year: Malachy Sundstrom, Sisters
Coach of the year: Rob Jensen, Sisters
Malachy Sundstrom, Sisters, junior
Ivan Navarro, Stayton, senior
Ian Bream, North Bend, senior
Isaac Gonzales, Henley, senior
Mikey Alonso, Madras, junior
Lewis Wright, La Grande, junior
Alessandro Tubito, Valley Catholic, senior
Colton Mannhalter, Sisters, senior
Aaron Caballero, North Marion, senior
Andrew Gross, Gladstone, senior
Colton Carter, Seaside, sophomore
GK: Ryan Funk, Sisters, junior
Freddy Navarro, Stayton, senior
Lake Peterson, Henley, senior
Aiseah Taufui, Molalla, senior
Alejandro Anaya, Brookings-Harbor, junior
Dennis Zapata, North Marion, senior
Fabian Oppenheim, Philomath, junior
David McLittle, North Valley, senior
Isaac Potter, Junction City, senior
Josh Hutchinson, Junction City, senior
Hector Aguado, Ontario, junior
Jared Delaney, Henley, senior
GK: Emanuel Aquino, Molalla, senior
Powell will be closed for several hours between 122st and 136th avenues for an investigation and replacement of the pole.
A vehicle left the road about 5 a.m. this morning and severed a power pole at Southeast Powell Boulevard and 122st Avenue. No word yet on the extent of the driver's injuries, but Powell will be closed for several hours between 122st and 136th avenues for an investigation and replacement of the pole.
GLADSTONE 8:29 a.m.; Crews heading to a reported crash I-205 southbound at the Gladstone exit.
NORTHWEST PORTLAND 8:05 a.m.; Crash on Northwest Burnside Road at Pittock Mansion has traffic backed up to all the way to Miller Road.
TUALATIN 7:36 a.m.; Injury crash reported on I-5 northbound at the I-205 northbound exit.
217 SOUTHBOUND 7:31 a.m.; Crash on the southbound ramp from Highway 217 to I-5 southbound blocks the right lane.
Update 8:03 a.m.; Cleared to right shoulder.
SOUTHEAST PORTLAND 6:15 a.m.; Another crash on Powell Boulevard, this one near 82nd Avenue. One eastbound lane blocked on Powell and one northbound lane on 82nd.
Update 7:15 a.m.; CLEARED
Another result of this crash is thousands are without power in the area. Crews estimate it could be as late at 7:45 a.m. before power is restored.
Expect signals to be out in the area. Treat them as a 4-way stop. Southeast Division Street is your best alternative through this area. Expect delays as we head into the morning commute.
Schools in Colton and Estacada are on delayed opening schedule for possibly hazardous weather conditions. Take care if you're driving in outer east Clackamas County. The snow level is about 1000 feet this morning, so many of our neighbors up in the hills could face some slick highways.
Check back throughout the morning for the latest commuting updates and follow us on Twitter: @trafficportland
First-year Scappoose coach Rebekah Kurle is the coach of the year.
Truth be told, Rebekah Kurle has never seen her star player give 100 percent on the soccer field.
Nope. For Lucy Davidson, a 100 percent effort would not be nearly enough.
"With Lucy, the fact is that it's 110 percent, with whatever we're doing," Kurle said. "That's just her character. She's one of the hardest workers, and her leadership is definitely shown through her actions."
The senior forward tallied 31 goals and 14 assists in 2015, including one of each in the Class 4A girls final to help Scappoose down Brookings-Harbor 5-0 for the program's second state championship in the past three years. Davidson was the biggest standout on a roster filled with them as Scappoose outscored opponents 103-6 en route to a perfect 18-0 season.
Opposing coaches took notice, and Davidson recently was voted the 4A player of the year.
"She's basically a leader on and off the field," Kurle said. "On the field, she's selfless at times, and she also knows when to go attack the goal herself. Off the field, her academics are excellent, and all the girls love her."
Davidson will continue her career at the University of Portland, the same school for which Kurle was starring just over a year ago. The 22-year-old Kurle helped Scappoose sweep the individual awards by earning 4A coach of the year honors in her first season as a head coach.
Below are The Oregonian/OregonLive's complete Class 4A girls soccer all-state teams for 2015.
Player of the year: Lucy Davidson, Scappoose
Coach of the year: Rebekah Kurle, Scappoose
Lucy Davidson, Scappoose, senior
Katie Foster, Molalla, senior
Brianna Cole, North Bend, senior
Natalie Muth, Scappoose, senior
Kiana Hemenway, Cottage Grove, junior
Brianna Robles, North Valley, sophomore
Brooklynn Petterson, Cascade, sophomore
Clara Gandy, La Grande, senior
Eleanor Jones, Scappoose, senior
Reilly Blood, Valley Catholic, senior
Siena Worthey, Brookings-Harbor, junior
GK: Alicia Schultz, Molalla, sophomore
Michaela Miller, Sisters, senior
Aimee Bruner, Henley, senior
Madison Verzino, Scappoose, senior
Amanda Seward, Molalla, sophomore
Kylee Souders, Klamath Union, senior
Sierra Graton, Junction City, senior
Drew Farmer, Brookings-Harbor, senior
Cassie Streblow, Banks, senior
Emma Powley, North Bend, senior
Christina Krieger, Corbett, senior
Carrie Lillis, Philomath, sophomore
GK: Kadie Forderer, North Bend, senior
Animals available for adoption at area shelters.
Big floppy dogs. Small shy kittens. Rascally rabbits. Which is perfect for your temperament, your lifestyle, your floor space? Finding the right pet is never easy, but across the Portland area a passel of agencies is ready to help you find the right cat, dog or other adoptable animal for your home zoo. Each week, we present a photo sampling of the animals available with information supplied by the shelter or agency putting them up for adoption. Find more on the pets and other adoption choices at:
Radar shows showers will taper off later this morning and we'll begin a new pattern dominated by a strong ridge of high pressure.
Here in the valley it's cold, cold rain this morning. But in areas near the coast range, and in the foothills of the Cascades they're seeing light snow.
Estacada and Colton school districts have put their schools on delayed openings to avoid the hazardous driving conditions.
Radar shows showers will taper off later this morning and we'll begin a new pattern dominated by a strong ridge of high pressure. This high pressure will flush out all the clouds and most of the Northwest will see sunny skies beginning Wednesday and lasting all the way through the weekend.
Until then, there are all sorts of watches and advisories issued for eastern Oregon, southern Oregon, the coast range and other areas. If you have Thanksgiving travel that involves mountain passes, it would be best to hold off until tomorrow.
The metro area will stay cool through the weekend. Highs will remain in the low-to-mid 40s. Overnight lows will often slide below 30 degrees. Cover up those outdoor pipes.
From Reggie Walker, Prime Time Sports Portland, Oregon - The Les Schwab Invitational presented by Express Employment Professionals is proud to announce the First Round Match-ups and complete bracket for the 2015 tournament. The 20th edition of Oregon's top Holiday tournament tips off Sunday December 27th at Liberty High School in Hillsboro, OR at 9:00am. The LSI features the...
From Reggie Walker, Prime Time Sports
Portland, Oregon - The Les Schwab Invitational presented by Express Employment Professionals is proud to announce the First Round Match-ups and complete bracket for the 2015 tournament. The 20th edition of Oregon's top Holiday tournament tips off Sunday December 27th at Liberty High School in Hillsboro, OR at 9:00am. The LSI features the #1 ranked team in the country, Oak Hill Academy, who has won five Les Schwab Invitational Championships (1997, 2001, 2006, & 2011). This year's event - for the first time in history will also showcase two other teams ranked in the top 6 in the nation. #5 DeMatha (Hyattsviile, MD), returns to the Les Schwab Invitational after winning the tournament in 2010 and features the No. 12 ranked player in the nation, Markell Fultz. #6 Garfield (Seattle, WA), the defending 3A State Champion in Washington will make its LSI debut and features as many as 8 Division 1 players on their roster. West Linn, winner of the last three 6A State Championships and currently ranked #44 in the country, will headline the list of Oregon schools. The Lions are led by two-time Player of the Year and University of Oregon commit Payton Pritchard, who will look to become the first player in the history of the LSI to be named to three consecutive All-Tournament teams.Session #1 – Sunday, December 27th:Game 1 – 9:00am: Southridge vs. Lake OswegoGame 2 – 10:30am: Foss (Tacoma, WA) vs. JesuitGame 3 – 12:00pm: Parkrose vs. ClackamasGame 4 – 1:30pm: Beaverton vs. Central CatholicSession #2 – Sunday, December 27th:Game 5 – 4:00pm: Westview vs. DeMathaGame 6 – 5:30pm: Garfield vs. David DouglasGame 7 – 7:00pm: Oak Hill vs. LibertyGame 8 – 8:30pm: Jefferson vs. West Linn Fans can purchase individual session tickets and tournament passes in advance at www.LesSchwabInvitational.com. Tickets will also be available at the Liberty HS Box Office December 27-30. Fans have the option of buying individual session tickets – both Reserved and General Admission – or 4 Day Tournament Passes that are good for all 32 games of the 2015 Les Schwab Invitational presented by Express Employment Professionals. The Express Employment Professionals Slam Dunk Contest precedes Semi-Final action on Tuesday the 29th at 3pm. Admission to the Dunk Contest is free with a Tournament Pass or Session 6 Ticket.The LSI allows local basketball fans to see how well Oregon school’s match-up against elite high school programs and players from all over the country as the tournament continually draws nationally ranked teams and high-caliber athletes to showcase their talent in the northwest. The LSI is one of the most popular and well-attended high school basketball tournaments in the country and has helped generate over $1.4 million for participating schools since the tournament began in 1996.
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