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1475: Oregon Just Became More Affordable (@BillGaffneyOR)

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For a long-time, Oregon has been known as great place to live at a great price. In addition to having miles of untouched nature to appreciate, the state also boasts a large job market, innovative innovation, and progressive values. Last month, when Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed a historic bill to increase the minimum wage, living in Oregon became even better.

Bill Gaffney is Owner of Change Realty. He is well-known in the Portland and Vancouver metro areas, thanks to his innovative and affordable pricing structures.

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1475: Oregon Just Became More Affordable (@BillGaffneyOR)

  1. 1. 14.75 Oregon Just Became More Affordable Bill Gaffney, Change Realty LLC BillGaffneyOregon.net
  2. 2. For a long-time, Oregon has been known as great place to live at a great price. In addition to having miles of untouched nature to appreciate, the state also boasts a large job market, innovative innovation, and progressive values. In March, when Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed a historic bill to increase the minimum wage, living in Oregon became even better.
  3. 3. Previously the minimum wage was $9.25–a price that was markedly better the USA minimum of $7.25, and better than over half of the states in the country. With the new bill, the minimum wage will increase at different rates in different areas.
  4. 4. In Portland, where the median price for housing has skyrocketed in the past several years, the minimum wage will jump to $14.75. In smaller cities and midsize counties, the new minimum will jump to $13.50, and in rural areas, the wage will increase to $12.50.
  5. 5. The wage will have it’s first bump up to $9.50 in rural areas and $9.75 everywhere else on July 1, 2016. We will see the remainder of the wage increase gradually over the next six years, landing at its targeted levels in 2022.
  6. 6. Oregon has consistently outdone itself as a place where it is not only great to live, but also affordable. These most recent developments only strengthen its case. Along the lines of affordability, please check out Change Realty–home of the 1% listing fee!–for current Portland Metro Area listings.
  7. 7. For More Oregon Real Estate insights, check out Bill Gaffney's Blog BillGaffneyOregon.com

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