A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

A nice new house and what it costs

Written June 26th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

On a bike ride on a warm and sunny Tuesday afternoon, this new house with a for-sale sign out front attracted my attention. It looked particularly spiffy and neat, so I stopped to take a photo.

Why this new housing is worthy of note

Written May 12th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

With all the agitation about housing growth in Albany, a three-story apartment house being built at 650 First Ave. S.E. got my attention last week.

Look around and watch housing grow

Written March 28th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Criss-crossing Albany on a bike, I often stop and look at construction sites, especially those where new housing has just been finished or is still being built.

New rentals in S.E. Albany: Here’s an update

Written November 3rd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Thirty-five rental units have been built at Waverly Drive and Grand Prairie Road in Albany. They have looked finished for months yet remain vacant. How come?

Wandering around ‘The Banks’ at opening

Written April 15th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Construction continues at The Banks, the new apartment complex on the Willamette River in Albany. But most of it is finished, and on Friday they held a grand opening.

Two new dwellings replace a ruin left by fire

Written April 3rd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Here’s another example of how builders are creating new housing in the middle of Albany by making use of existing lots. In this case, a new duplex is taking the place of a small tumbledown house destroyed by fire in 2019.

Two years later: A look at completed site

Written March 26th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The bike occasionally takes me past the 1100 block on Sixth Avenue across from Hackleman Park in central Albany. Last week I noticed how the area has been spruced up with the completion of this building’s conversion to an apartment house.

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