Unified Studies has just designed, built and launched a new site for a coalition of organizations dedicated to supporting affordable housing in Oregon, including the Real Estate Professionals Building Community (REPBC), which is a group that actively supports affordable housing and home-ownership initiatives by working toward the enactment of a real estate transfer fee in the state of Oregon. Here is how a transfer fee works: When someone sells a house, they are assessed a one-time small fee. The money collected can then be used to address the housing needs of working families that rely on low wage jobs, seniors, and people with disabilities that rely on fixed incomes, and potential first time home buyers that need a little help to make ownership a reality.
The site is called Increasing Housing Opportunity in Oregon.
Be sure to check out the nice little flash slideshow explaining the RETF (Real Estate Transfer Fee).