Oregon housing hit by triple bad news

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By Oregon Small Business Association,

Oregon foreclosures hit double digit drops in November (-13.37). The drop was slightly better than the national average, but for the year Oregon foreclosures were over 30% worse than the national average according to RealtyTrac. Additionally housing prices and housing sales dropped in the Portland Metro area according to the Regional Multiple Listing Service. Another indicator of falling home prices is the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index which showed Portland home prices falling 1.3 percent in October from the previous month. Home sales dropped 28.7% in November according to the Regional Multiple Listing Service. The news story from KGW News below goes into greater detail: